Adoptable Dogs!

 

Updated on 9/15/2014

 

Archie (JCAS-D-4598)

New Arrival!!

Hi there! I'm Archie, a very charming 11 lb. shih tzu, (possibly with some maltese mixed in) and I'm ready to bring some smiles into your life! AAP got me out of the big city pound where I was in the medical section because I was turned in all scraped up and totally matted...so they gave me a not-too-stylish, really close buzz cut and got me started on the road to healing. I'm so lucky to get out of there and am now in a foster home where they're feeding me good groceries (I'm really skinny) and taking better care of me than anyone in my life has before.

I'm learning all about ground rules and within a few days I learned to sit, come when called to my new name, and how to approach the family cat (namely, with a little respect). I'm a treat fanatic, so teaching me with them is a snack – I mean "snap". Also, not to brag, but I heard my foster folks say that I respond very well to positive reinforcement and am particularly great at listening: I’ll sit and look up at you (heartwarmingly cute) if I think you’re talking to me.

Although I'm about 5, I have the energy of an even younger dog, and would really like to find a family who can take me to run around at a dog park, take me for walks, and generally wants a little buddy to have some fun with. I LOVE other dogs so living with another fun dog or having play dates with other dogs would be so very excellent. Although I will need regular romping time, my new human(s) should also be prepared to give me some must-have lap time, cause that's one of the best places I can think of to be!

Archie's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, dental cleaning, distemper combo vaccination, rabies and bordetella vaccinations, heartworm test (neg.), routine deworming, flea control, heartworm prevention, microchip and neuter.

                

Cabot (WP-D-4589)

New Arrival!!

 

Meet Cabot, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with his assorted 7 brothers and sisters, he has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. He weighed just over 9 pounds on Labor Day. His first foster mom had to say this about him: "Cabot is my favorite cheddar and Cabot is one of my favorite puppies! He is outgoing, not overly vocal, loves to snuggle in your lap, but is also able to entertain himself. He is already catching on to potty outdoors--just tell him where to go!"

Like all young puppies, Cabot needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this guy won't disappoint!

You can meet Cabot at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Cabot's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

Camembert (WP-D-4588)

New Arrival!!

Meet Camembert, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with his assorted 7 brothers and sisters, he has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. He weighed about 8 1/2 pounds on Labor Day. His first foster home says this about him: "He's the smallest male of the litter, a little shyer and more reserved than his bigger brothers and sisters. He is very friendly, and loves to snuggle in your lap and give puppy kisses. A real sweetheart!"

Like all young puppies, Camembert needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this guy won't disappoint!

You can meet Camembert at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Camembert's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

Chico (EM-D-4557)

This is our little Chico. Although he has the coloring of a toy fox terrier, we're pretty sure he's a chihuahua. He's a tiny boy, weighing in at 4.5 lbs. Poor little Chico probably had a scary beginning in life as he's on the timid side, but he's getting much better in his foster home as he learns that nobody is going to hurt him. He walks well on leash and is good with older children (8+) who would be gentle with such a tiny dog.

Chico comes when he's called, enjoys playing with his toys, and he LOVES playing with other dogs so if you have a lonesome pooch at home looking for a playmate, this little guy may be a good choice. He probably wouldn't be good for apartment living since he does bark at outside noises. We think Chico will do well with a patient and gentle person/couple who can give him guidance and who will help him learn that people will treat him well consistently, so whatever he experienced earlier in his life just becomes a dim memory. Imagine how gratifying it would be to watch his confidence grow. And, btw, he's very, very cute!

We estimate Chico to be about 4 years old, and his adoption fee of $325 includes the following: vet exam, heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and neuter.

Learn all about toy fox terriers here:
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/toy-fox-terrier.htm
 

 

Colby (WP-D-4584)

Adopted!!

Meet Colby Jack, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with his assorted 7 brothers and sisters, he has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. His first foster home had this to say: "Watch your heart around this one, I would call him the sweetest of the bunch. Colby Jack quickly became our favorite, even though he was the quietest. He in particular would be great in a multi-dog environment, as he seemed to want to be close to one sibling or another if not snuggling with a family member."

Like all young puppies, he needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this guy won't disappoint!

You can meet Colby Jack at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Colby Jack's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

 

Feta (WP-D-4590)

Adopted!!

Meet Feta, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with her assorted 7 brothers and sisters, she has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. Feta is the smallest female of the litter, and weighed 8 1/2 pounds on Labor Day. Her first foster home had this to say about her: "Feta is a real character! She sang all through the night when she first arrived. She is very outgoing and very vocal--sometimes she seems frustrated that you can't understand what she's saying! She loves attention and also loves to play with her big brothers. She is a very smart girl who has quickly learned to potty outdoors."

Like all young puppies, Feta needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this little girl won't disappoint!

You can meet Feta at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Feta's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and spay.

 

 

 

Fontina (WP-D-4591)

New Arrival!!

Meet Fontina, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with her assorted 7 brothers and sisters, she has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. This is what her first foster home had to say: "Tina is happy, very friendly, fearless and smart. She conquered stairs on her first try, and loves to play with other dogs and people and is not afraid of water! She is more vocal than her brothers. But it seems like she truly wants to communicate, making eye contact frequently. She will be a fast learner when it comes to training."

Like all young puppies, Fontina needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this little girl won't disappoint!

You can meet Fontina at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Fontina's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and spay.

  

Gage (JW-D-4552)

Engage with Gage! A sweet 1-2 year old male hound/setter (?) mix. Gage found himself dumped at the pound when his young owners decided they had too many animals and couldn't take care of them all. He came to us with ribs showing, very underweight at 48 pounds. He is reported to have grown up with cats, loves kids and other dogs, and is very playful.
He's quite a Tripp! ... see him frolic at http://youtu.be/nA5yKVgeCDY (please be patient, it may take a little while to load)

Though he's new to Adopt-A-Pet, his new foster mom has this to say about him: He's a good, funny, friendly boy. Gets along with the other dogs, relatively well mannered, seems housebroken and hasn't destroyed anything yet :-) He doesn't seem to like to be left alone and will bark at first, but does settle down eventually as long as nothing disturbs him. I think he just wants to be with someone and not left alone. He still doesn't like the crate, although I can get him in there for food, but after he's done he wants out. That hasn't been an issue since he's done nothing wrong being left out.

He enjoys sunning himself in the yard, but true to his breed, he has lots of energy. He jumped up onto the outdoor hot tub as easily as taking a step! He will need a family that will give him adequate exercise on a daily basis.

Gage's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip and neuter.

         

Harley (BNI-D-4561)

Meet our little 12 pound Harley, a terrier mix who we estimate to be 2 years old. In a matter of a couple days he will be a loving part of your family. He was either ignored or not treated very well in his past so he needs a little time and patience so he can learn to trust you. It only took him a few days to settle in and get comfortable with his new foster family, which includes 2 other small dogs. He enjoys going for walks (he's potty-trained and walks great on leash - woohoo!). When at home he likes to either be on your lap, sit next to you or put his head on your leg – really he just likes to be close but he doesn’t need to be held all the time like many small lap dogs. Harley very much enjoys the company of the older kids in the house – he sleeps with them and is quiet as a mouse through the night. So far there has been little, if any, shedding. You can see a video clip of Harley here that we took on the first day we met him.

Maybe because he's small he gets a little intimidated when people come up to him and make an immediate move to pet him. He likes to warm up to strangers first on his terms (which just means he should be ignored) then, when given a little time, he's fine with them. For this reason, we feel Harley should be adopted to a family with older children (over 12).

Harley will make a great pet with the right family/couple/person who will love him and keep him well socialized.

Harley's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heart worm test (neg), distemper/bordetella/rabies vaccinations, fecal test (neg), flea control, microchip and neuter.

Holiday (DBA-D-4545)

Holiday is a beautiful 55 pound shepherd mix, possibly with collie, estimated to be about 3 years old. Through no fault of her own she lost her home of three years because the kids lost interest. In her former life she lived mostly in an outdoor kennel. She is slowly learning to trust and and feel secure in her new indoor surroundings. She is becoming comfortable being around other dogs (all big) and is trying to get all the house cats to play with her (with absolutely NO success). She has accepted being kenneled when her foster family is not home and likes to cuddle on the couch! She is so very sweet, is housebroken and is great going for walks on leash. She is not a barker in general, but if there is 'action' going on in the house and she thinks she is being left out, she will bark to get her attention. She has controlled energy. not always looking for something to do, but ready to do stuff once her people are up and wanting to play outside. She still should be crated when home alone as she learns what's hers for chewing and what's not.

Holliday is still a bit timid. Though she was reported to have come from a home with children that she played with, we cannot verify. She is getting used to living indoors and closer human contact, but still does not like hugs and kisses; she'll avoid and pull away. Dogs like this, when cornered, often feel threatened. For this reason, we recommend a household without young children, though dog-savvy teens would be okay.

Holliday's adoption fee of $285 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper combination vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, fecal exam, deworming, microchip and spay.

 

             

Kirby (WP-D-4582-R)

Adopted!!

Hi, I'm Kirbie the Shih Tzu and I'd like to tell you my story. I'm about 5 years old and I was living with an elderly person with a bunch of other animals. She really couldn't take care of us all, so her family asked Adopt-A-Pet to find some of us a new home. I came to Adopt-A-Pet with my sister Mimsie and a nice lady came along and wanted to take her home. So, I looked at her with my sad little eyes, and next thing I knew I was going home too! Yea! Well, unfortunately, that really didn't turn out so well. Though the lady meant well, she just wasn't the type to be able to handle the trials and tribulations of TWO new dogs at once, and so back to the pet store I went.

Though I was neglected in my prior life, I'm ready to make a new start. I was pretty stressed and scared at being shuffled around so much at first - first I was moved to a temporary foster home, then to the vet for vaccinations, then to the groomer, then to another vet to get my teeth cleaned and fixed up, then to the pet store, then to the lady's house, and now back to the pet store - whew! It's enough to make anyone dizzy! But I need to make you aware of how sweet and docile I really am. I'm learning to adapt to my new surroundings slowly but surely. All I really want to do is be with the people here, follow them around and wait for a chance to climb into a lap for belly rubs. There's a lot of other animals here, too, and though they don't really bother me I think I would be happiest FINALLY having a person all to myself! I just love being the center of attention. But if the right person came along who already had a four-legged friend, I guess I would concede.

I'm looking for a person this time that will give me time to adapt and learn the house rules and potty routine. This being in a new place every week thing is for the birds! If someone will just invest a little time and patience in me, I will be the most loyal companion you'll ever find.

Kirbie's adoption fee of $300 includes the following: vet exam, heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, dental cleaning, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and neuter.

You can meet Kirbie at Wilmette Pet, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Priscilla (WP-D-4594)

Adopted!!

This is Priscilla, a little ball of fluff that we believe is a malti-poo. She's a pint-sized girl at only 7 lbs. This sweet girl is new to Adopt-A-Pet, so stay tuned for updates as we get to know her better.

Priscilla's adoption fee of $350 includes the following: vet exam, heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and spay.

You can meet Priscilla at Wilmette Pet, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

 

 

Rocky (HAWK-D-4599)

New Arrival!!

Meet Rocky, the feather-weight champion of Adopt-A-Pet! While we don't know too much about him as he's new to AAP, our first impressions of this little one are, well, he's little! - weighing in at a whopping 4.06 lbs. of SWEETNESS. He's a quiet little boy, not at all hyper. We scooped him up the same day he got dumped at Chicago Animal Control and are scratching our heads as to why someone would give this little angel up. So all we can tell you at the time of this writing is that he's been very polite, quiet, a little reserved, and true to his breed, he enjoys being held. He also has pretty unique coloring and markings for a chi...rather like a Holstein cow (for all of you cow officianados out there).

Rocky should be adopted into a home without young children, just because he's so very small. This report is written just after being taken to his foster home where he was befriended within minutes by the other small dogs there, with frolicking erupting immediately thereafter.

Rocky's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper combo vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, fecal exam, routine deworming, flea control, microchip and neutering.

Romano (WP-D-4586)

New Arrival!!

Meet Romano, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with his assorted 7 brothers and sisters, he just arrived at Adopt A Pet. He is the biggest of the litter, weighing in at 12 pounds on Labor Day. He is also one of the most outgoing. Stay tuned as we learn more about him!

Like all young puppies, he needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this guy won't disappoint!

You can meet Romano at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Romano's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and neuter

Roncal (WP-D-4587)

Adopted!!

Meet Roncal, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with his assorted 7 brothers and sisters, he has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. Roncal weighs just over 11 pounds, and is an outgoing, friendly guy. Stay tuned as we learn more about him!

Like all young puppies, he needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this guy won't disappoint!

You can meet Roncal at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Roncal's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

Roquefort (WP-D-4585)

New Arrival!!

Meet Roquefort, a 9 week old puppy who we were told is a German Shepherd/hound dog mix. Along with his assorted 7 brothers and sisters, he has just arrived at Adopt A Pet. His first foster home had this to say: "Rocky is big and handsome, weighing in at just over 10 pounds. He is also very calm, and a real smuggler. Oh, he really loves to eat so most likely will grow up to be a big boy!"

Like all young puppies, Roquefort needs a family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to house-training and then obedience training. If you have the time to invest, this guy won't disappoint!

You can meet Roquefort at Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road, anytime during store hours 7 days a week. (847-251-6750 www.wilmettepetcenter.com ). Although you may want to adopt him on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Roquefort's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, microchip and neuter.

 

Rudy (JS-D-4595)

New Arrival!!

Meet Rudy - who has the coolest ear locks ever, an adorable cocker face and the sweetest disposition. If you have a soft spot in your lap (and heart) for a little bundle of caramel-colored fur, then consider meeting this boy. He's a thin 23-pound cocker spaniel who we rescued from Chicago Animal Control after he was picked up as a stray. Our vet estimates his age to be 2 years. When we met him, he was groomed and clean, so we suspect he was properly cared for prior to finding himself in lockup.

When he went into foster care we found that he lunged and barked at bicycles, but he is doing an amazing job learning to "leave it" and at behaving appropriately during walks. Rudy is brushing up on his bathroom habits that we suspect he once knew and should be 100% housetrained in no time flat. He gets along fine with the two other dogs he's currently living with and walks well on leash. Oh, and although you can't really see it that well in his photos, he has the coolest ear hair texture - some women would pay $$$ to get this unique look :)

So if you are in search of a devoted, responsive, smart, affectionate, handsome, mid-sized companion, Rudy just might be your guy.

Rudy's adoption fee is $300 and includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, fecal test, deworming, flea control, heartworm prevention, microchip and neuter.

 

       

Sparky (EM-D-4581)

New Arrival!!

Meet Sparky! Weighing in at 12 lb., this cute little guy is in the 5-7 year old age range and looks like a Jack Russell Terrier mix to us (maybe a little Corgi ?).

The Good Stuff – Sparky is a fun little dog with a big personality, typical terrier energy and cute as a button. His foster home reports that he’s all about the ball - He lives and loves to play ball so his adopter should know that going in. He’s a snuggle bug and will be happy to share your bed with you at night if it’s allowed.   See him in action here!

The “Needs Work” Part – His big personality also means that he should be adopted to somebody who knows how to be a leader - not an "all love, no rules" kind of adopter. His foster home is working on overcoming what appears to be a history with no training, and she has made significant progress in teaching him what good behavior is. He still has a way to go so we’re looking for Sparky’s new human(s) to take on the alpha role and continue his training. He’s a smart little guy, responsive to correction, so this should actually be fun and gratifying.

Sparky's adoption fee of $250 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), dental cleaning, routine deworming, heartworm preventative, microchip and neuter. His vaccinations include distemper, bordetella and rabies.

           

Tapestry (MCON-D-4592)

New Arrival!!

 

 

Meet Tapestry, a 9 month old black Border collie mix. Read on for his story: from Tatters to Tapestry.

Last month, a puppy was found tied up outside a vet clinic in rural Missouri. He was terribly thin, and had bald patches all over his head and body. The puppy was in such bad shape they called him Tatters. But he seemed really sweet, so instead of turning him over to the local shelter the vet took him in as a boarder, gave him his puppy shots, diagnosed him with mange and treated him--all for free.

After a week or so of food and TLC at the vet clinic, Tatters started acting like a puppy instead of a starving creature. When it became clear that Tatters was going to make a full recovery, the vet asked a local rescue group to try and find him a home. An Adopt-A-Pet volunteer was told about Tatters and agreed to help. Transport was arranged, a foster home was found, and Tatters is now here in Illinois, continuing his mange treatments at an Adopt-A-Pet vet.

We don't have pictures yet--look for those soon--but we do have a new name: Tapestry. Everyone who has met him sees his inner beauty, and with time his hair will grow back and he will be beautiful on the outside too! His foster home says he is a gentle and very smart puppy, already house-trained. He is great with other dogs, friendly and playful with people, and not at all a barker.

Tapestry needs an active family where someone is home part or all day, who will commit to obedience training and keeping him well-exercised. Because they are very smart, border collies require regular exercise to keep from getting bored and destructive.

Tapestry's adoption fee of $310 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, heartworm test (neg), heartworm preventative, rabies vaccination, deworming, flea and tick preventative, mange treatments, microchip and neuter.

Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.    P.O. Box 408      Mt. Prospect, IL 60056     (847) 870-8999       www.adoptapet-il.org

              

 

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