My name is Rugger!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Rugger
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Rugger's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Rugger's Story...
Please meet Rugger - aka Ruggs. We first came to know Ruggs when his owner was surrendering him to the shelter. We desperately tried to keep her from surrendering him, explaining what the fate of an owner surrender dog with a skin condition would be. Euthanasia.

She explained that she loved the dog but could no longer care for him. She sent us a picture of sweet Ruggs as a puppy. The entire time we spoke with her, Ruggs sat there, in the front seat listening to all of it. He looked at his owner with that look that a loving, devoted dog has. We watched him and our hearts broke.

We offered help to the owner in getting Ruggs to the vet, she said she would call us. We left, she left, and then after our calls went unreturned, we scoured the shelter, just having a feeling that she had in fact surrendered him. We walked up and down the rows of kennels and prayed he would still be alive. We turned the corner of the last row of kennels and we saw him just sitting there, just as obedient and sweet as the day we saw him in his owner's car, again our hearts broke for sweet Ruggs.

We knew he has to be a very special guy to have not been euthanized upon intake.

Rugg's owner reported that he is good with kids (her kids were ages 1-11) and other dogs, both things we have found to be true since coming home from the shelter. He is extremely obedient and loving. Ruggs did have demodex, which explained his skin condition. It is a simple fix and he has already been treated and begun the process of healing, it's non contagious. We think Ruggs is so handsome, and we are so honored to be a part of his transformation.

So if you are looking for a side kick who you can take anywhere with you, look no further than Ruggs. All of the pieces of his life are coming together, he's healthy and safe and now ready to find his forever home. If you are interested in adopting this handsome boy, please email for an adoption application. Rugg's adoption fee is $425 and will include all his vetting (shots, neuter, microchip, flea/tick treatment and heartworm preventative).

**The 3rd picture is of him when we first met him. That face - his calm way, even when we know he was uncomfortable and scared - was what made us fall in love with him. He looks like a different dog now, we only share this picture to show you just how far he's come and what a special dog he is. This was his low point - sky's the limit for Ruggs.***

Facts about Rugger

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Wilson Animal Rescue - Chicago Transport Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rugger, a Chicago Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.