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My name is BonBon!

Italian Greyhound/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Charles, Illinois - BonBon
Photo 1 - Italian Greyhound/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Charles, Illinois - BonBon
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Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets --H.E.L.P.

Facts about BonBon

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2772
BonBon is a 30 pound Italian greyhound/terrier mix who is approximately 6-8 years old. BonBon ended up at Chicago Animal Care and Control after he was attacked by another dog and his family could not afford his treatment. HELP rescued him from CACC and got him the treatment he needed for his injuries (which thankfully were not serious) and he has healed completely.

The vet guessed BonBon's age at 6-8 years although he acts much younger. He is housetrained, does not chew, and sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in our bedroom. He gets along well with our medium size dogs. He enjoys running around the yard, playing with dog toys and curling up on a fuzzy blanket for naps. He loves going for walks and is also going out for runs with me and my two dogs. He does very well and certainly has the energy and stamina for it, running as far as 10 miles. BonBon has very short hair and is not a fan of cold weather. So in addition to fuzzy blankets, BonBon likes to wear sweaters when it is cold and has a couple of coats for outdoors.

BonBon was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, which improved when he started taking steroids. He currently takes a half pill every other day (the cost for 100 pills is $26 at Walgreens) and also takes pro biotics once a day. He is also currently eating a prescription dog food that we obtain from the vet. He should be able to be weaned off of that food once he has settled in to his permanent home. Before starting the steroids, BonBon spent most of his days curled up sleeping, often not even wanting to get out of bed. Now BonBon is active and playful, always happy to receive attention, wagging his tail and talking to us. It’s obvious that he is a happy dog now that he is feeling so much better. While we hope that BonBon’s IBD will remain in control with the steroids and pro biotics, he may always have bouts of diarrhea. As a result, he would be best with someone who is home most of the day or can let him out every 4 hours during the day.

BonBon's history left him wary and a little fearful of other dogs. He is nervous when meeting new dogs but once he realizes the dogs are not aggressive, he gets along fine with them. He is a very well behaved dog and is eager to please.

BonBon is neutered, micro chipped, and up to date on all of his vaccinations. He is ready to find his own family to love. He has quite a few good years left in him and he is hoping to find someone willing to give an older guy a chance. He is definitely worth it! So if you have room in your heart and a warm spot in your house for BonBon, please come meet him.

About Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets --H.E.L.P.

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement

H.E.L.P. is an all volunteer based, not for profit organization in the Fox Valley area. H.E.L.P. strives to provide medical care and a safe, happy, and comfortable living environment for as many cats and dogs possible while maintaining a high standard of care for these animals and making a best effort to ensure these animals are adopted into quality adoptive homes. H.E.L.P. is committed to educating the community on improving the lives of pets, and reducing the stray and abandoned domestic animal population as well as to promote spay/neuter programs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are all in foster homes. Please check www.helpinganimals.org for upcoming events. If interested in meeting one of our adoptable dogs, please go to the website and fill out the application.

Our Adoption Process...

Applying for a dog, Applying for a cat

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1. Complete an adoption application at www.helpinganimals.org

2. Once your application is reviewed, a H.E.L.P. volunteer will contact you.

3. Approved adopters will be put in touch with the foster home to schedule an appointment to meet the dog/puppy or cat/kitten.

3. All members of the family must be present in order to adopt. We want to make sure it’s a good fit for everyone! If you already have a dog, we ask that you bring him/her to meet the foster dog too. (not necessary to adopt a cat)

Puppies 12 months and younger are $300. Adult Dogs over 12 months and younger than 6 years old are $250. Senior Dogs over 6 years are $100.

All dogs adopted through HELP who complete an obedience course within 4 months of adoption date will be reimbursed $50.

Kittens through HELP are $150 and Cats are $100.

The foster home has final approval of adoption.