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Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Wood Dale, Illinois - Gretel- Illinois
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I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gretel- Illinois's Story...
July 6, 2017: Gretel has come such a long way since she came into our program a few years ago- yes years. Check out her professional photos on Facebook< /a> This beautiful Pit Bull mix has been waiting over 3 years to find her forever home. In her first foster home she developed allergies and a mange issue that was fixed this past year in her 2nd foster home. We had no idea that she was a brindle until her hair started to grow in. Her current foster family is adopting a special needs child from China and we need to find Gretel a new foster or adoptive home. They just got approved to go get their daughter, so we need to find Gretel new placement in the next 2 weeks. If you can help us out, please give Lisa a call at 630-694-1359, or submit an online application.

Here is Gretel's Facebook Photo Album< /a> that shows her progress in foster care the past 3 years. It took a village to help her recover-- but she is ready for her forever home. Gretel is about 3 years old now and she is so so so sweet with people- so cuddily and affectionate. I think the best situation for her would be with a family with Pit Bull experience and she would do well with a confident dog to show her the ropes. She can chase cats- but she won't hurt them. She really is starved for attention and has so much love to give. Look at her precious face in her video.

December 2014: Hansel and Gretel look to be Pit mixes and were in danger of being put to sleep in an over crowded shelter in Franklin, GA. They are now both safe in temporary foster care in Cincinnati an we would like to find them new foster homes or foster to adopt homes. They are very sweet, cuddly and playful.

If you would like to help, please click
HERE to submit a foster to adopt home application. We are also accepting donations for his care at HELP IBR!< /a>

If you are interested in adopting this pet through our rescue organization, please go to the Adopting A Friend section to read about our pre-adoption policies and vetting protocols.

Others Ways You Can Make a Difference

Shop for custom calendars, mugs and T-shirts at our Cafe Press fundraising website and choose merchandise featuring Pointers, Setters, Hunting Dogs or Friendly Mutts. All of our calendar stars are rescued dogs that would have been euthanized in shelters across the Mid-West had IBR not stepped in to save them. Your support does make a difference!!

Become an IBR foster home and help give a rescued dog or puppy a second chance at a new happy life. The work and dedication of the current IBR foster families can be seen by clicking HERE! You are not just fostering a dog, you are joining a birddog family! If you would like to become a foster home and join our enthusiastic group of birddog lovers, please fill out an online foster home application.

Shop and search the Internet using and - Two great ways to help us raise funds while using the Web. It's free and there is no limit or hidden fees. Give them a try here: is a fun and easy way to raise money while searching the internet. The donation is $0.01 per qualified search (no limits) and if you are logged in as an member (membership to use iSearch is free and optional) you can keep track of your individual contributions through searching and shopping. $0.01 per search may not seem like much, but with our combined efforts it can add up very quickly and make a difference for our rescued dogs. is powered by Yahoo! search engine. Start searching the web and download the iSearchiGive toolbar to earn every time you search by clicking here:

Monetary donations can also be mailed directly to IBR, PO BOX 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191.

Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Facts about Gretel- Illinois

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2014-1107GA

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gretel- Illinois, a Wood Dale Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever for sale in Wood Dale, or seeking a Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Wood Dale.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wood Dale 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 Wood Dale 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 Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Wood Dale paves the way for another one to be saved.