Adoptable Dogs!

 

Updated on 4/16/2014

 

Badger (WP-D-4538)

New Arrival!!

Meet Badger, one of the Final Four puppies who arrived in time for March Madness! Badger looks like his mom, Carly, and might be part Airedale. (Airedales are born black, then change color as they get older.) Like his namesake team's Wisconsin fans, Badger is perhaps the most vocal of the Final Four pups. He loves attention like his bigger brother, but is not as athletic as his little sisters who are already climbing up and down the stairs. But he is a complete sweetheart and the only puppy who actually tries to talk to you.

Currently 8 weeks old, Badger weighs about 12 pounds, and is pretty much paper trained and on his way to being house-trained. He is very well socialized, really loves people, and is used to playing with larger, older dogs.

You can meet Badger 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.

Badger's date of birth is 2/11/14 and his adoption fee of $375 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and neuter.

March Madness play-offs are now over, and this big guy is ready to go home. Are you ready to add Badger to your team? Because he is so young, he will need a family where someone is home part or all day, to continue his potty-training and keep him socialized and exercised.

Bella (WT-D-4523)

New Arrival!!

Bella is exactly that: a Southern belle! She came to us from Kentucky, and is as sweet as she is cute. She is very friendly, and gets along well with other dogs. Bella is about 7 months old and weighs 12 pounds. She is a terrier mix, possibly Jack Russell. Now that she has settled in, and gotten used to the cold weather, we've found that she is an energetic little gal, who loves to romp!

Since she's still young, Bella would do best where someone is home at least part of the day, to complete her potty-training and keep her exercised. Bella is ready for puppy school, although from what we've seen, she already has very good manners!

Bella's adoption fee of $310 includes: Vet exam, DAPP Distemper combination, Rabies, and Bordetella vaccinations, heartworm test (neg), flea control, deworming, microchip, and spay.

If you are looking for a sweet bundle of energy, come meet Bella!

Charlotte (JS-D-4339-R)

Have you been searching for the dog of your dreams? Well, you ought to take a look at our special girl, Charlotte, a wonderfully sweet, beautiful, long-legged 3 year old hound mix (or Plott Hound?) who we found at the Chicago pound after her owners left her there, skinny and frightened. Since she has come to us, she has gained about 15 pounds and is healthy and strong at 75 pounds.

Charlotte is an awesome dog. She is extremely quiet, well-mannered, housebroken, and she gets along very well with her canine foster sister and all the dogs she has met. She loves to go for walks and is an A+ student when it comes to listening to directions not to pull on her leash, and she's gradually learning to control her urge to chase squirrels and rabbits. Charlotte is initially quite shy and unsure of herself in new and transitional situations, but with patience, time and reassurance, she adjusts and becomes more trusting and confident.

She enjoys going to the dog park to run and explore. Charlotte loves getting rubbed and petted, and she loves to curl up on the couch with her head in a lap. Sleeping at night next to her human seems to provide Charlotte with a sense of security. For this reason we believe that she will do best in a home where she is welcome on the furniture and bed.

Charlotte needs ongoing reassurance that the rest of her life will not be like her past. For Charlotte to be successful in her adoptive home, we want to match Charlotte with a patient and loving family who will be sensitive to the triggers that make her anxious, and participate in ongoing efforts to help her evolve into the happy, confident dog she is well on the road to becoming. If you think that might be you, Charlotte would love to meet you. You can see her in this video clip with her 2 foster pals.

Charlotte's adoption fee of $200 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper-parvo combo vaccination, rabies vaccination, bordetella vaccination, fecal exam, deworming, flea control, microchip and spay.

 

  

Cowboy (SFD-4521)

Cowboy is cheerful, gentle, sweet, sensitive, playful and devoted with an ever-wagging tail. He is an American Cocker Spaniel estimated to be 4-6 years old and weighing in at 21 lbs. When he came to us he was skin and bones, but has been steadily gaining weight and should end up around 25-28 lbs. His white, buff and red coat was so badly matted he needed a military cut on his ears and a short cut on the body. If his coat is left to grow long, it will need to be brushed daily. He loves people, toys, chasing squirrels, walks outside and, of course, treats. He will go into his crate for a treat, but does not like to be left alone in a crate. He will let you know his displeasure of being left alone by barking, so condos and apartments may not be the best home for him. He does get along with other dogs, however can sometimes be a little pushy. Cowboy is very playful with a moderately high energy level so needs to be routinely exercised with long walks, games and play. He loves chasing his ball, pulling cushions off the kitchen chairs, dragging his blanket around and chewing on his toys. He hoards his toys but does not show possession guarding. He has shown no signs of mouthing or biting. Cowboy, like many dogs, is always on the lookout for unattended food. Because he is short he will never excel at counter surfing, but watch those sandwiches on the coffee table! He will try to sneak in to grab another dog’s treat if not instructed to wait his turn. Cowboy is very smart and trainable; he already has the basics of sit, wait, down, stay and come. Because Cockers are sensitive, they must be trained with positive reinforcement methods only. Though Cowboy came to us unhousebroken, he is now working on that in his new foster home.

Cowboy's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, flea preventative, heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

       

Cupcake (DPH-D-4178)

Cupcake is a stunning mixed breed that looks like a small black lab / shepherd mix. She is about 1 year old and a nice, manageable size at about 30 pounds. Cupcake is a special needs dog looking for a special someone that will give her lots of time, patience and love. According to doctors, Cupcake likely has a central nervous system/vestibular problem which manifests by her sometimes walking/running in circles and occasionally seeming to have trouble focusing. There is no harm to the circling, it just makes her look somewhat odd. As she has matured while with us, however, her circling has lessened in severity as she has learned to compensate very well. She will probably always be a bit "goofy" - but, then, aren't we all? 

Despite her little quirks, her quality of life is still very decent - She is an extremely happy girl, very loving and people-oriented, with an excellent demeanor. When someone she recognizes says hi to her she does a very good impression of a horse prance, lifting up the front paws, because she gets so excited. She is currently being fostered at a doggie daycare facility and she has acclimated beautifully and gets along great with all the other dogs. She is a staff favorite, and all the clients have gotten to know her and they all ask for her when they come in. She has almost become like their "mascot". Ultimately, though, we think she deserves a family of her own who will continue to nurture her, train her and love her. She deserves that special bond with her special person or family. If you think that might be you and you would like more information or would be interested in meeting Cupcake in person, please give us a call. 

Cupcake's adoption fee of $225 includes: vet exams, DAPP (distemper-parvo) combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip and spay.

           

Dazzle (WP-D-4534)

Adopted!!

Dazzle is a sweet little mixed breed pup who looks to have some hound in her. She currently weighs about 7 pounds. Though she is a new arrival, she appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because of her young age, she should not be left alone for long hours. She will need at stay-at-home person to implement her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more photos and more info on Dazzle as we get to know her better.

You can meet Dazzle 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Dazzle's estimated date of birth is 11/20/13 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and spay.

 

        

Dixie (BNB-D-4524)

Dixie came to us from Kentucky, but she’s quickly getting used to the cold weather here! She is an adorable hound mix, approximately 6 months old and weighs about 20 pounds. Dixie is a friendly, loyal little girl who will have you whistling Dixie all day long! She’s a good combination of active puppy and snuggle partner. She runs and plays to her heart’s content and then settles down to enjoy your company and give you lots of love. Once adopted, you'll soon see she will always be your faithful canine companion.

Dixie mostly chews only her toys and is quiet and content being crated at night and when left alone. Her house training is going well, and she already knows some commands, so we think she’s a quick learner. She also gets along well with other dogs she has met.

Since she's still a young puppy, Dixie needs a family where someone is home at least part of the day, to complete her potty-training, continue her socialization and take her to puppy school.

Dixie's adoption fee of $310 includes: Vet exam, DAPP Distemper combination, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations, flea control, deworming, microchip and spay.

      

Essie (TMP-D-4550)

New Arrival!!

 Essie is a scruffy-coated terrier mix who makes the tousled look look *good.* Though we were told she is a Brussels Griffon, we believe she is a mix of some kind, possibly with Cairn. She has a mixture of wirey hair on her body but softer hair on her head. She's sweet and easygoing, and she thoroughly enjoys the company, attention, and affection of people. She did well meeting and hanging around other small dogs. She's fairly undemanding. Just let her be close, and she's happy as can be. In fact, "happy" describes Essie most of the time now that she's out of the pound. Essie was surrendered by her owner, and we couldn't figure out why (because she's such a nice little girl) until we saw her condition. She came to us dirty and matted, with dental disease, dirty ears, inflammation on her underside (likely from sitting in urine), a large cyst on her tail, and a few other minor issues. Clearly, she had been neglected.

Essie has now gotten all the medical attention she needed and is now on the mend after being bathed and brushed out (she still needs a real grooming), with freshly cleaned teeth, clean ears, inflamed skin resolving, and minus one tail. Unfortunately, we were not able to save her tail and it had to be amputated. But now she is good as new and ready to start her new life.

There is some discrepancy about Essie's age, ranging from 4 to 9 years, but we believe her to be middle-aged at about 7-8 years old. Essie's a small dog, but she's a bit portly right now at 14 1/2 lbs., which is nothing that a healthy diet and some walks around the neighborhood won't fix. Aside from that, Essie doesn't need much. Just a comfy lap and a family to call her own. She did well in her temporary foster home, appears housebroken and trustworthy in the home, sleeps through the night, and enjoys lots of cuddles.

Essie's adoption fee of $235 includes vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, dental cleaning, microchip and spay.

You can meet Essie at Wilmette Pet Center (after April 1st), 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.

Gage (JW-D-4552)

New Arrival!!

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.

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.

 

 

     

Gator (WP-D-4542)

New Arrival!!

Meet Gator, one of the Final Four puppies who arrived in time for March Madness! (Her mom, Carly, looks like an Airedale/terrier mix and we think dad might be a shepherd mix.) Like her namesake Florida team, Gator is very athletic and likes to jump to get your attention. Like her team mascot, Gator enjoys a good nap in the sun, while snuggling in your lap. She is friendly and outgoing and the smallest of the litter.

Currently 8 weeks old, she weighs just over 8 pounds, is paper trained and on her way to being house-trained. She is very well socialized, loves people, and used to playing with larger, older dogs.

You can meet Gator 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Gator's date of birth is 2/11/14 and her adoption fee of $375 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and spay.

March Madness play-offs are now over, and this little Gator is ready to go home. Are you ready to add her to your team? Because she is so young, she will need a family where someone is home part or all day, to continue her potty-training and keep her socialized and exercised

Holiday (DBA-D-4545)

New Arrival!!

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.

 

                         

Husky (WP-D-4542)

New Arrival!!

Meet Husky, one of the Final Four puppies who arrived in time for March Madness! (His mom, Carly, looks like an Airedale/terrier mix and we think dad might be a shepherd mix.) Like his namesake team, Husky is just that: a very big guy, with a winning personality! He is always the first one to jump in your lap for a snuggle. Although he is the largest of the litter he is also perhpas the sweetest, definitely a gentle giant.

Currently 8 weeks old, Husky weighs about 12 pounds, is paper trained and on his way to being house-trained. He is very well socialized, really loves people, and is used to playing with larger, older dogs.

You can meet Husky 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.

Husky's date of birth is 2/11/14 and his adoption fee of $375 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and neuter.

March Madness play-offs are now over, and this big guy is ready to go home. Are you ready to add Husky to your team? Because he is so young, he will need a family where someone is home part or all day, to continue his potty-training and keep him socialized and exercised.

Jason (WP-D-4525)

See Jason in this video

Jason is about 8-10 months old and looks like he may be a terrier mix. He is a super friendly little guy, weighing around 15 pounds. We don't know much about his background, but we do know he likes to play with other dogs and that he warms up quickly to new people.

You can tell by this video of Jason that he just wants a human to call his own. What happened to the tip of his right ear? Good question! We wish Jason could tell us about that but we'll never know, though it makes for a unique distinguishing feature.

Jason still has puppy energy so he'll do best in a home that will enjoy training and playing with him, and give him regular opportunities to exercise. We think he will be a quick study and a wonderful companion. Please consider Jason if you want a convenient sized pooch and a BFF.

You can meet Jason 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.

Jason's adoption fee of $310 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, flea & tick preventative, deworming, microchip and neuter.

            

                         

Maverick (CSS-D-4546)

Adopted!!

Meet Maverick, a handsome male black lab. Though there has been some discrepancy on his age, our best estimate is he is about 2 years old. He currently weighs in at a somewhat underweight 56 pounds.

In the love department, that is 100% Maverick. All he wants is attention. Even just a look and a smile and his whole body is shaking and wagging and stomping his feet. Again, being tethered all the time without any attention, the tiniest bit of affection shown to him is so appreciated. This is one dog that will certainly become a loyal, loving family member in an instant. Must remember though, he's young, he's strong, he's energetic and he's a Lab. He's been an outside dog all his life, (remember how cold it has been?), and although the right instincts are there to be a normal inside family dog, he will require some guidance as to becoming the perfect family member. And I have no doubt that he will.

Maverick is a dog that I believe will adjust to most any situation, and if you have a little space in your heart to accommodate a HUGE amount of loving and loyalty, this is the dog for you!

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

Razzle (WP-D-4533)

New Arrival!!

Razzle is a sweet little hound mix pup, currently weighing in at about 7 pounds. Though she is a new arrival, she appears to be a typical young puppy, full of puppy sweetness and puppy energy. Because of her young age, she should not be left alone for long hours. She will need at stay-at-home person to implement her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school right after adoption. Stay tuned for more photos and more info on Razzle as we get to know her better.

You can meet Razzle 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Razzle's estimated date of birth is 11/20/13 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming and spay.

 

         

Rocket (WP-D-4548)

Adopted!!

Meet Rocket, a 2 year old male spaniel that looks like a King Charles Cavalier mix. He weighs about 14lbs. He is sweet, and is reported to have lived with other dogs, cats and small children. We were told he is house trained, and we know he will potty on a leash. The family that gave him up said they had Rocket since he was 6 weeks old. He was the daughter's, she moved out and brought Rocket back to her folks' home, they were not really interested in keeping him and turned him in to Animal Control, saying they didn't even know the dog's real name. Lucky break for Rocket, for now he will get a proper loving forever home.

Rocket is just an adorable overall dog, sweet and full of energy, and plays well with others. He is very much looking forward to meeting his new people who want to make him a part of their family.

Rocket's adoption fee of $310 includes vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip and neuter.

You can meet Rocket 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.

Scamper (BNI-D-4553)

New Arrival!!

This adorable little scamp is Scamper! A small gray and tan mixed breed, looks like he could have some lhasa or terrier in him. We estimate he is 3-5 years old, and he weighs in at 14 pounds.

Though Scamper is new to Adopt-A-Pet, his new foster parents have this to say about him: Scamper is a very friendly dog. He loves to be around us but doesn't have to be held a lot. He is very content on the floor at your feet. He sleeps perfectly through the night. He is good with other dogs and any people that are around. He seems to be really smart and I think he would train easily. He seems okay in the crate but when we come home he wants to be around us. Doesn't chew or cause any damage so far.

Stay tuned for more info as we learn more about this little guy!

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

                         

Shelby (AMC-D-4544)

Meet Shelby! Weighing in at a whopping 5.5 lbs, she still may have a bit of growing to do as we think she's 6-7 months old. Shelby is a sociable, happy and energetic little chi (shorthand for Chihuahua). She is most happy cuddled up on a lap (a typical chi characteristic) but always willing to play as well. She is catching on quickly to potty-training as she does her business as soon as she goes outside. The 2 families that have cared for her have both said she's a really smart, responsive and adaptable little girl. Shelby is comfortable in the crate and walks well on leash... but again, typical of chihuahuas, she doesn't like to be out long in cold weather. Shelby has been in the presence of other dogs on several occasions and does well with them.

Shelby would make a lovely addition to someone who is familiar with the breed, bringing a lot of love, humor and joy into that home. While this little girl is definitely child-friendly, we think it best that she not be adopted into a home with kids under 10 years old (we consider this on a case-by-case basis).

This video will show you what a cutie our little Shelby is.

This video will show you what a cutie our little Shelby is.

Shelby's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, fecal exam (neg), routine deworming, flea control, microchip and spay.

 

 

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Wally (WP-D-4532)

Adopted!!

Almost 3 months old, 19 pounds and full of puppy! That's Wally! He is a happy boy that gets along well with other dogs, he is smart as a whip and listens pretty well for such a young dog. Though he looks like a terrier mix, Mom was the black and white cattle dog pictured here and dad is unknown.

Because of Wally's young age, he should not be left alone for long hours. He needs at stay-at-home person to continue with his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school right after adoption.

You can meet Wally 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.

Wally's date of birth is 12/9/13 and his adoption fee of $325 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming and neuter.

 

                

                                                           

Wildcat (WP-D-4541)

New Arrival!!

Meet Wildcat, one of the Final Four puppies who arrived in time for March Madness! (Her mom, Carly, looks like an Airedale/terrier mix and we think dad might be a shepherd mix.) Like her namesake Kentucky team, Wildcat is very athletic and can hold her own even though she's young. She is the most independent of her siblings, and perhaps also the smartest.

Currently 8 weeks old, she weighs just over 10 pounds, is paper trained and on her way to being house-trained. She is very well socialized, loves people, and used to playing with larger, older dogs. As her name implies, Wildcat is cute but not much of a snuggler!

You can meet Wildcat 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first.

Wildcat's date of birth is 2/11/14 and her adoption fee of $375 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and spay.

March Madness play-offs are now over, and this little Wildcat is ready to go home. Are you ready to add her to your team? Because she is so young, she will need a family where someone is home part or all day, to continue her potty-training and keep her socialized and exercised.

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

              

 

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