Adoptable Dogs!

 

Updated on 5/25/2015

 

Blinkin (D15069)

Adopted!!

Our apologies to Nod, but we have always wanted to name 3 pups WInkin, Blinkin and Nod! These pups are siblings, whose owner turned them over to rescue. We know they are used to being inside the house and being handled by kids. And their momma is a beautiful black dog, of unknown breed, who weighs about 40-45 pounds. You can tell that these puppies are used to lots of human contact--they are extremely friendly and want to be with you all the time! Blinkin is about 9 weeks old, and weighs 13 pounds, and has soft, wavy black hair.

 

His foster home had this to say: Blinkin is energetic and sweet. He has a mind of his own and is smart. He quickly figured out that when he came in from outside he went in the crate, so he started sitting down just outside the door! Very clever. This puppy likes to chase, play tug and is also very child friendly. He is not nippy either – and has a sweet disposition. He is not yet house-trained, but is used to sleeping in a crate.


Because he is still a baby, Blinkin should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. You can meet Blinkin 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. We cannot guarantee that everyone will get their first choice of a puppy, since we often receive several applications on the same pup.

 

Blinkin's estimated date of birth is 3-16-15 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and neuter

 

Fennel (D15067)

Adopted!!

Fennel is a 10 week old lab mix, who already weighs 21 pounds. He and his sisters were placed with Adopt A Pet when their owner couldn't find good homes for them: she wanted them to be inside dogs and treated as part of the family. We know Fennel's mom is a 60 pound short legged black lab; dad, we were told, is probably a black dog with a tan face that runs loose in the neighborhood. We know Fennnel grew up with other dogs, cats, pigs, and children. He came to us already crate trained, and is well on the way to being potty trained.

Because he is still a baby, he should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Fennel 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. Fennel's date of birth is 2-26-15 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and neuter.


 

Fennel is a calm, easy-going puppy who likes to assess the situation before he commits his energy and enthusiasm. He loves a good cuddle, and will be a wonderful addition to any family.


 

Fern (D15066)

Adopted!

Fern is a 10 week old lab mix, who weighs 20 pounds. She and her siblings were placed with Adopt A Pet when their owner couldn't find good homes for them: she wanted them to be inside dogs and treated as part of the family. We know Fern's mom is a 60 pound short legged black lab; dad, we were told, is probably a black dog with a tan face that runs loose in the neighborhood. We know Fern grew up with other dogs, cats, pigs, and children. She came to us already crate trained, and is well on the way to being potty trained.

Because she is still a baby, she should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Fern 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first. Fern's date of birth is 2-26-15 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and spay.


 

Fern is an outgoing, friendly girl, with lots of puppy energy. She would be the perfect addition for an active family!

 

Flax (D15065)

Adopted!

Flax is a 10 week old lab mix, who weighs 20 pounds. She and her siblings were placed with Adopt A Pet when their owner couldn't find good homes for them: she wanted them to be inside dogs and treated as part of the family. We know Flax's mom is a 60 pound short legged black lab; dad, we were told, is probably the yellow lab mix that runs loose in the neighborhood. (From her ears, we are guessing that dad is part hound!) We know Flax grew up with other dogs, cats, pigs, and children. She came to us already crate trained, and is well on the way to being potty trained.

Because she is still a baby, she should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Flax 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first. Flax's date of birth is 2-26-15 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and spay.


 

Flax is a very outgoing, spunky girl, with lots of puppy energy. She would be the perfect addition for an active family!


 

 

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, heartworm test (neg), distemper/bordetella/rabies vaccinations, fecal test (neg), flea control, microchip and neuter.

Jillian D15035

Meet Jillian! She is an 8 month old terrier mix (her mom was a terrier mix and dad a terrier/miniature pincher mix) who weighs just over 14 pounds. She came from a home that had too many dogs, and the owner asked a rescue person to take Jillian and her sister and find them good homes. Because she was an owner surrender we know her background and her parents; we also know she does well around older children. Of the two sisters, Jillian is a little more reserved, while Lillian is the more outgoing.

Unfortunately, Jillian and her sister both tested positive for heart worms. The good news is that she has undergone treatment, and because she is so young, a full recovery and normal lifespan is expected. Jillian spent her recovery time in a foster home, where she received lots of love and affection! We know she is house trained, that she loves to play with toys, that she is quiet in her crate at night, and that she walks nicely on a leash. Jillian is a very friendly, sweet little dog who just needs someone to love, and to love her. Her foster home says Jillian likes to just lie in the windows and watch the birds, when she's not sitting on the couch next to the cats!


Jillian's adoption fee of $300 includes initial vet exam, distemper combination, bordetalla, and rabies vaccinations, flea/tick preventative, heart worm treatment, microchip, and spay.


If you are looking for a smaller, well-socialized, easy-going older puppy that does well with people and other animals, come meet Jillian!

 

  

Lillian D15034

Lillian is an 8 month old terrier mix, and with her short legs and long body it looks like one of her parents was also part Daschund! She weighs just over 12 pounds. She came from a home that had too many dogs, and the owner asked a rescue person to take Lillian and her sister Jillian and find them good homes. Because she was an owner surrender we know her background and her parents (her mom was a terrier mix and dad a terrier/miniature pincher mix); we also know she does well around older children. Of the two sisters, Lillian is the more outgoing.


Unfortunately, Lillian and her sister both tested positive for heart worms. The good news is that she has undergone treatment, and because she is so young, a full recovery and normal lifespan is expected. And what's more, Lillian spent her recovery time in a foster home, where she received one-on-one personalized attention! Se we know she is house trained, and that she is a very friendly, sweet little dog who just needs someone to love, and to love her. Her foster home says she is probably the easiest dog he's ever had; she is very eager to please and very quiet in the house.

Lillian's adoption fee of $300 includes initial vet exam, distemper combination, bordetalla, and rabies vaccinations, flea/tick preventative, heart worm treatment, microchip, and spay.


If you are looking for a smaller, well-socialized, out-going older puppy, come meet Lillian!

 

    

Mackerel (D15062)

New Arrival!!

Meet Mackerel! We were told his mom is a lab by the Good Samaritan who found these pups, and took Mackerel and his siblings to the vet. (He also fed them fish scraps, which is why they are named after fish!) Mackerel is a sweet, gentle boy, who already knows to potty outside. He is good with other dogs, and great with kids. Although a bit shy at first, he warms up very quickly and loves attention and affection. He is currently 12 weeks old and weighs about 18 pounds.


 

Because he is still young, he should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Mackerel 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. His date of birth is 2-14-15 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and neuter.

  

Mahi-Mahi (D15063)

Adopted!

Meet Mahi-Mahil! We were told her mom is a lab by the Good Samaritan who found these pups and took her and her siblings to the vet. (He also fed them fish scraps, which is why they are named after fish!) Mahi-Mahi is a shy but incredibly sweet little girl, who already knows to potty outside. She is good with other dogs, and great with kids. Although shy at first, she just loves attention and affection, and is happy sitting in your lap or having her belly rubbed for hours on end!


 

She is currently 12 weeks old and weighs about 18 pounds.

Because she is still young, she should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Mahi-Mahi 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first. Her date of birth is 2-14-15 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and spay.

 

Marlin (D15059)

Adopted!

Meet Marlin! He's a 12 week old lab mix, whose mom was a stray. Someone in the neighborhood kept his eye on the pups, and took them to a vet for rescue when the mom left. (He also fed them fish scraps, which is why they are named after fish!) Although these pups didn't grow up in someone's home, they were very quick to respond to human attention and affection. As you can see by his pictures, Marlin is good with older kids! We also know that he is well on his way to being potty trained.

Marlin is the most outgoing of all his siblings. He and his twin sister Mora have "beards" and long, wiry hair; it is just a guess that they are part wire-hair terrier or pointer based on their appearance.

Because Marlin is still young, he should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Marlin 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. Marlin's date of birth is 2-14-15 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and neuter.

 

 

       

Minnow (D15061)

New Arrival!!

Meet Minnowl! We were told his mom is a lab by the Good Samaritan who found these pups and took Minnow and his siblings to the vet. (He also fed them fish scraps, which is why they are named after fish!) Minnow is a very shy but incredibly sweet little guy, who already knows to potty outside. He is good with other dogs, and great with kids. Although shy at first, he just loves attention and affection, and is happy sitting in your lap for hours on end! He is currently 12 weeks old and weighs about 18 pounds.


 

Because he is still young, he should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. He will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Minnow 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. His date of birth is 2-14-15 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and neuter.

Missy (D15055)

New Arrival!!

Calling all Chihuahua lovers - here’s one you won’t want to let slip away!  Meet Missy, a tote-sized sweetie pie (7.5 lbs), 2 year old little cuddle-bug. We got her from the big city pound, nursed her through an upper respiratory infection, and now she’s happy and healthy and ready to find her forever home. 

Here are some things we can tell you about her: She enjoys going out for walks and is easy on leash. Missy knows the command “sit” and comes when you call her. She’ll stop what she’s doing if you say “no” or make a disapproving sound, and she has shown no top-dog tendencies allowing the humans in her foster home to be the alpha figures. She’s great with the kids in her foster home but we do recommend that any children in her new home be old enough to understand that she must be treated gently and with respect. 

We will admit that her foster home allows her to sleep in bed with them, and Missy is like a pig in mud when she gets to burrow under the covers with one or more members of her human pack. Missy hasn't shown too much interest in toys or fetch games, but she excels at cuddling and adores having her tummy rubbed. She's an easy-going and special little “chi” that comes with a bonus….she rarely barks, at least so far. 

Missy’s adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, routing deworming, flea control, heartworm prevention, microchip and spay.


 

        

    

Molly (D15064)

Adopted!!

In early May, a puppy was found wandering the streets of a town in Missouri. Someone working in the area found her, took her home, named her Molly, and gave her to his friend. Well, lucky for Molly this friend is one of our rescue contacts! She told Adopt A Pet about Molly—that she is a very sweet, friendly little puppy who clearly is used to being with people. She knows this because Molly wanted to sleep in her bedroom and stay inside the house, instead being outside with all the other dogs!


 

Her more recent foster mom tells us that Molly is very adventurous, not afraid of anything, and walks pretty easily on a leash. Although she did have a couple accidents in the house, they were near the door (on her way to successful house training, perhaps!)
She loves to play and wrestle with other, larger dogs, and is not much of a chewer; she prefers her chew toys.


 

We think Molly is about 12 weeks old, and she looks like she might be part Beagle. She currently weighs about 13 pounds. Since we don’t know anything about her parents, we can only guess that Molly will be a medium-size dog when fully grown. So only those willing to take pot-luck should apply! Because she is young, Molly will need a family where someone is home part or all of the day to get her potty trained and continue her basic obedience training.

Molly’s adoption fee of $350 includes: initial vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative and spay.

  

Mora (D150620

Adopted!

Meet Moral! We were told her mom is a lab by the Good Samaritan who found these pups and took Mora and her siblings to the vet. (He also fed them fish scraps, which is why they are named after fish!) Mora looks like she has some wire-haired terrier or pointer in her family tree. She is one of the more outgoing pups of this litter, and loves people, kids, and other dogs. We found that she already knows to potty outside, and that she learned very quickly to walk on a leash. She is currently 12 weeks old and weighs about 15 pounds.


 

Because she is still young, Mora should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. She will be ready for puppy school soon after adoption. You can meet Mora 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first. Mora's date of birth is 2-14-15 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and spay.

 

Nod (D15068)

New Arrival!!

Our apologies to Nod, but we have always wanted to name 3 pups WInkin, Blinkin and Nod! These pups are siblings, whose owner turned them over to rescue. We know they are used to being inside the house and being handled by kids. And their momma is a beautiful black dog, of unknown breed, who weighs about 40-45 pounds. You can tell that these puppies are used to lots of human contact--they are extremely friendly and want to be with you all the time! Nod is a girl, about 9 weeks old, and weighs just over 11 pounds.


Her foster home had this to say: This little gal is SUPER sweet and people focused. She is very smart and comes when called (better than her bigger brothers!); she seems very obedient and eager to please. She is happy to cuddle up and be held, and also plays well with other dogs and children. Not nippy and on her way to being potty trained. (None of these puppies had accidents in the crate and stayed in there all night).


Because she is still a baby, Nod should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue her housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. You can meet Nod 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 her on the spot, please know that you will have to go through the application process first. We cannot guarantee that everyone will get their first choice of a puppy, since we often receive several applications on the same pup.


Nod's estimated date of birth is 3-16-15 and her adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and spay.

Pandora D-15054

We all have heard the legend of Pandora's Box.  Pandora was given a wedding gift of a beautiful box, given the condition that it must never, ever be opened. After time, though, she opened the box, releasing all kinds of terrible evils onto mankind.  She slammed the box closed, but then heard one more tiny voice emerging from the box, asking, begging to be released. She again opened the box and what remained inside was Hope.

Hope is Pandora (Panda for short), always looking to please, to play, to make you smile. Hoping for a second chance to become part of your family. Hoping that that special person will come and find her, let her be the dog she is supposed to be, and be her companion forever.

 Panda is an 11 month old girl weighing in at about 50 pounds.  She has a beautiful sleek coat that looks black at first glance but actually has chocolate overtones, captivating soulful eyes, and a smile from ear to ear.  Though we would have guessed, just based on her looks, that she was some sort of lab-terrier mix had we not known any better, we actually have a DNA test on her that shows she is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, Small Münsterlander, Whippet Cross.  Go figure that one out!

 Panda is house trained, knows basic commands, will go into a crate if needed, walks very well on a  leash, plays great with any dog, and is just about the best "move in condition" kind of girl you'll come across.  Her coat is very short and will be very low maintenance and low shedding which is a big plus.  She is trustworthy in the home and doesn't chew, (well unless your fuzzy slipper looks so much like a toy that she just has to run around trying to get it to squeak!)  She is, simply put, just a nice, good dog.  However, she has one dilemma:  Panda has a 'rap sheet'. 

 Panda was adopted as a small puppy and returned 8 months later for 'biting' incidents.  What we've learned about her is that she is energetic (as most puppies are) and can tend to get excited and will jump up on people, which can lead to over-excitement and nipping/biting behavior.  Her family eventually resolved that this behavior was not something they were suited to deal with.  So, back she came.

 The good news:  This is very fixable.  Panda is currently living with a foster trainer right now and making progress.  In fact, her foster mom tells us that Panda is one of the 'easiest' dogs we've ever given her.  Still, Panda now has the stigma of a bite record, whether justly earned or not. Therefore, she should not go to a home with children, although experienced teenagers could be okay.  Her person or family will need to have the know-how and commitment to provide strong leadership, positive direction and adequate daily exercise.  If you are that person, you will end up with a super loyal, loving dog that will add enjoyment and gratification to your life beyond your wildest expectations.  This dog has unbelievable potential!

 Panda's adoption fee of $275 includes heartworm test, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and she is spayed.  Her adopter will also receive her Breed Ancestry Certification (DNA test) and ongoing training support from her current foster trainer.

               

Pepe (JW-D-4619)

Do you have room in your heart for Pepe?  A chihuahua/terrier mix, Pepe loves to play fetch and does so with speed and agility - a kind of "pocket-rocket" at 10 pounds and 2 years old.  Always up for some fun and adventure, he will never say “no” to cuddling and belly rubs. In fact at the end of the day (or really any time of day) he is eager and willing to settle in and watch your favorite TV show or read a book with you.  Pepe thinks he's a tuff nut, but can be a little shy in new situations. Once he understands all is good and safe, nothing will hold this little fella back from experiencing everything you can offer.  

Definitely a Ladies Man, Pepe will keep the women happy showering them with attention, cuddles, and kisses. Not saying he's not up for manly time with guys, he is more of a lover than a fighter.  Pepe is playful with other dogs and will share toys with them, (check him out in play mode in this video) and has really bonded with his new foster mate Lady.  With some, he can be a little bossy around his food, which he cherishes just as much as the attention and affection you can shower on him. His curiosity with cats combined with the nature of his breed, he may give chase -- however if the cat is dog savvy, one swipe will show him that cats do rule the roost. 

Pepe's dream home should have a secure yard where he can run, play, sniff and seek out those pesky squirrels. A yard isn’t mandatory if you plan to offer him lots of opportunities to run and play.  While he doesn't love his crate, he does tolerate it, almost as if he realizes that it’s helping him learn the "house rules" when nobody is home to guide him on his list of acceptable behavior.  He doesn't chew, but he does love chew treats, carrots being right up there. Pepe's not much of a barker...yes, he does bark when he's on watchdog patrol, but not so much otherwise.  Click here to see him at play!

So as asked in the beginning, do you think you have room in your heart for this loving little guy? He certainly has plenty of room for you.

Pepe's adoption fee of $280 includes: initial vet exam, heartworm test (neg) and heart worm preventative, distemper combination vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, routine deworming, flea control, neuter and microchip.

 

         

                                      

Sergeant Pepper (JS-D-4608)

Hey, Everyone. My name is Sergeant Pepper, even though everyone just calls me Pepper. On the outside I’m a BBD – big black dog (with a big white bib on my chest). And on the inside I’m one of the FRIENDLIEST, SWEETEST, GENTLEST dogs you could find. Still reading? Good! Here’s my story.

I was given up by my owner a couple of years ago and dropped off at a county shelter in southern Illinois. My family had way too many animals and they couldn’t care for all of us. The folks at the shelter became my family, and they tried their best to make my life as happy as they could. In fact, when they realized what a nice guy I was, they would occasionally bring me to a local nursing home to visit the people there, so you see I am even "therapy dog" material (see photo!). Those were my favorite days because people actually paid attention to me - it was so nice to get a break from the noise and loneliness of my life in a cage. Day in and day out at the shelter folks would always pass me by for the younger, cuter dogs. Then, AFTER 2 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS (but who’s counting?) MY LUCK CHANGED when the folks at Adopt-A-Pet offered to foster me....and it has been a dream come true since then. I finally got a (temporary) home and family! No more Lonely Hearts Club Band for me!

My foster mom tells me she loves me about...a million times a day. She tells me that it's because I'm such a good boy - I never bark, I'm house-trained, I'm one of the most awesome leash walkers she has ever seen, I am 100% trustworthy in the house, I love kids and all humans, I get along with cats and rabbits, and - once I acclimate - I enjoy my canine siblings too, although I would be perfectly happy being the only dog in the house...that would mean more attention just for me.

Right now I'm a little overweight (too many treats + not enough exercise living in a cage at the shelter). But my foster mom and I are now hitting the trails every day, and I feel better already as I get into shape. Probably by the time you read this I’ll have lost some weight and looking more stud-a-licious, like a proper lab like me should be! And, btw, the AAP vet thinks I’m about 7 years old.

So are you the person/couple/family I’ve been waiting for, and am I the perfect dog you’ve been waiting for? If we’re a match, I promise to love you with my whole heart and light up your life.

My adoption fee of $150 includes a vet exam, heartworm test, DHAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, dental cleaning and neuter.

                       

 

Scooby D15051

New Arrival!!

Meet Scooby! He has the head, shape, size and bark of a Beagle, but the coloring of an Australian Cattle dog. He weighs in at a nice, easy to carry around 20 pounds, and is about a year and half old. He's only been with us a week but we can already tell he's a real sweetheart.

 

His foster mom says he loves toys, enjoys going for walks, and likes just being with people. He walks nicely on a leash and doesn't pull --unless a rabbit comes along! He is good around other dogs and pretty much ignores the resident cats. His foster mom thinks he would be fine with kids since he is so easy-going, friendly and gentle.


Scooby is the type of dog that likes to snuggle and cuddle, and also sleep with you. During the day he likes to be at your feet, or lying under your desk while you work. But he is crate trained and used to being crated when his humans leave. He needs basic obedience training, but he has good inside manners, understands the word "No, and is ready to fit into your household routine.


Scooby's adoption fee of $290 includes his initial physical exam, distemper combination, rabies and bordatella vaccinations, dewormer, microchip, flea & tick and heart worm preventatives, neuter, and heart worm test (negative).


If you want a new snuggle bunny, Scooby will Doo!


 

  

Snoopy D-15053

Adopted!!

Hi! I'm Snoopy and in spite of what my name implies, I am a female Hound mix and not a male Beagle!  I'm supposedly part lab, but everyone who meets me says I look like a Springer Spaniel. Too bad I can't remember my mom and dad otherwise I'd tell you.   My first family took really good care of me because I'm healthy, very friendly, and have good "inside" manners. I'm not one of those country dogs who was left outside in the back yard and not taught how to behave.  I learned to come when people call, to go potty outside, and sleep quietly at night when put to bed in my crate. I'm 5 months old, weigh about 30 pounds, and have more growing to do. 

 

I don't know why my first family took me to the shelter, but it wasn't much fun there so I am happy to be back in a real home. I'm learning new stuff every day, like Sit and Heel, and my foster mom says she is SO proud of me! I hope I can find a forever home with kids and maybe another dog, since I really like to play. But mostly I want someone who will keep teaching me and taking me on long walks since I am really smart, I like to explore, and want to learn a whole lot more!


If you want to meet me, please fill out an adoption application. My adoption fee is $300 and I've been spayed, had all my DAPP, rabies and bordatella vaccinations, been dewormed and microchipped, put on flea & tick and heart worm preventative, and tested negative for heart worm.

 

I would make a really nice family dog, if you happen to know a really nice family!

            

Solo (D-15045)

New Arrival!!

Meet beautiful Solo who is a bully breed mix of a most delightful variety. At just one year of age, she is playful and puppy-like in her behavior and responds to positive reinforcement.  She loves to run and play fetch in her foster home’s back yard, and with the help of the resident dog has recently discovered the joy of chasing squirrels, too.  Typical of her breed, Solo will make herself at home in your lap but since she’s not a small dog and your lap may not be big enough, the next best thing would be snuggling up close and being petted. 

Solo's foster mom recently provided us with this update: "Solo has fully adjusted to family living and seems very happy and content. She has also been accident free for several weeks so I would say she's house-trained." 

Solo knows the command “sit”. She is a natural (walks well) on the leash and allows the dog who she’s living with to lead the way (has no aspirations to be the alpha dog in her foster home).  She enjoys the company of other dogs – plays well with them, and has a gentle nature that would make her good with children (although she might be a tad much for toddlers). We were recently able to cat-test her as well as child-test her with young ones and it could not have gone better.  Solo was led to the cat on the sofa and they just sniffed each other. Then Solo moved on to sniff the two little girls.  She was very calm and gentle with both cat and little humans.  The way Molly, Solo's foster mom put it: "She was so calm and collected - I felt like a proud mother. She will be a wonderful, loving addition to any household."

Here is a video  we got when we took her outside at the big city pound where we found her.  If you're looking for a new canine family member, you really should consider this lovely girl.

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

         

 

Toni (D-15058)

New Arrival!!

Meet our little Low-Rider, Tony!  We think this adorable little non-shedding munchkin is a dachsy-poo (daschund – poodle mix).  He’s 2 years old and weighs 9 pounds.  Tony is a bag of tricks and smart as can be. He loves a good game of fetch and actually drops the ball at your feet for another go at it. He likes his chew toys and seems to know not to put items like your shoes into his mouth. He’s easy on leash and we think he’d be fine with children.  Tony has had some accidents in his foster home but we believe if he was crated and got on a regular schedule he would “get it” (He was not being crated at the time of this writing but we know he is fine in a crate - and the crate will be used for potty-training from this point on.) 


Tony’s favorite place will be in your lap and his big brown eyes will win you over.  So if you’re looking for an affectionate, happy, smart, nobody-looks-like-me kind of pooch, we suggest you consider this little cuddle-muffin.


Tony’s adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper vaccination, rabies and bordetella vaccinations, routine dewormer, flea control, heartworm prevention, microchip and neuter.

 

Winkin (D15070)

New Arrival!!

 

 

Our apologies to Nod, but we have always wanted to name 3 pups Winkin, Blinkin and Nod! These pups are siblings, whose owner turned them over to rescue. We know they are used to being inside the house and being handled by kids. And their momma is a beautiful black dog, of unknown breed, who weighs about 40-45 pounds. You can tell that these puppies are used to lots of human contact--they are extremely friendly and want to be with you all the time! WInkin is about 9 weeks old, and weighs 15 pounds.

His foster home had this to say: Winkin is clearly the most outgoing of his siblings. He is the first to engage in heavy puppy play – likes to chase them around the landscaping. He plays hard and then collapses to sleep in the crate. He has the stocky, square head of an English lab and the long legs of an American lab – the best of both breeds! He is smart and sweet – child friendly and curious. He is currently about 9 weeks old and weighs 16 pounds. He is not yet house-trained, but is used to sleeping in a crate.

Because he is still a baby, he should not be left alone for long hours and will need a stay-at-home person to continue his housebreaking, socialization and general obedience. You can meet Winkin 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. We cannot guarantee that everyone will get their first choice of a puppy, since we often receive several applications on the same pup.

 

Winkin's estimated date of birth is 3-16-15 and his adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, distemper combo and bordetella vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, microchip and neuter.

 

 

 

 

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