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My name is Ricky!

Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Ricky

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Ricky's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.

Ricky's Story...
Big fan of: Other friendly dogs, adults and teenagers, treats, having a warm coat to wear in the winter, and being brushed.

Not a fan of: Being alone. Ricky loves the company of people and other canines so an adoptive household where he will have companionship most of the time would be perfect.

A little more: Ricky came to PAWS in September after spending six days in a cage at Animal Care and Control. It seems as though he wasn’t properly cared for in his former living situation, because Ricky had a cold, an ear infection, and badly needed a bath and a dental cleaning. He was treated by PAWS vets and is now in excellent health! Ricky does have a neurological issue which causes him to shake or have tremors when he is stressed, but we have seen a significant decrease in this behavior as he continues to adjust to all the change in his life. Ricky is now living in a foster home where he is doing great! He has been a lovely house guest and already appears to have some house-training experience.

Dream home: Ricky is searching for a loving home with children 10+ where he won’t be alone too often.

Facts about Ricky

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ricky, a Chicago Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Poodle (Miniature) 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 Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.