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My name is Zippy!

German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Zippy
Photo 1 - German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Zippy
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Zippy's Info...

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

Zippy's Story...
I LOVE LIFE! I'm curious about everything, and always looking forward to my next adventure! I'll remind you every day of how fun & exciting it is to be alive. My trainer says I get "jumpy & mouthy" when I'm excited, so my new family will need to be comfortable handling my rough-and-tumble ways until I learn to be as well-behaved as I am handsome & fun (pssst! The secret is to use my favorite toy as a training reward- way more fun than a treat)!

How I came to ADOPT Pet Shelter...There's a lot of abandoned animals & unwanted puppies where I come from, and not a lot of people adopting dogs from the pound. The nice ladies at Three Girls Animal Rescue saved me from a high-kill shelter in Oklahoma & drove me all the way to Illinois so I could find a family!

My best trait is... I LOVE LIFE. Aren't toys the best? Have you seen the view outside that window? What are we going to do next? I'm curious about everything, and I'm always looking forward to my next adventure. I'll remind you every day of how fun and exciting it is to be alive.

I need... a little help with learning how to contain my excitement. It's hard to have self-control when you're this young, energetic, and curious. My trainer says I get "jumpy & mouthy" when I'm excited, so my family will need to be comfortable with handling my rough-and-tumble ways until I learn better.

My dream home... loves adventure and playtime as much as I do, and is willing to take me to training so I can learn how to be as well-behaved as I am handsome. I learn super fast if you use positive reinforcement training, but psst! The secret is to use my favorite toy as a reward- playing is way more rewarding than treats! I'll do anything for a toy.

Here's how I'm doing with...

Cats: I'm a high-energy, boistrous dog! If your cat is comfortable with that and you'll keep an eye on us early on, I should do great. I even give playbows to kitties- I want them to play with me so we can be friends!

Dogs: Playmates are the best! I'm an enthusiastic & energetic player, though, so I could be a little overwhelming for calm or elderly dogs. A fellow high-energy dog who has very good social skills would be really beneficial for me.

Children: I'll probably be great with kids when I'm older & have a little more training under my belt, but I'm a young and crazy kid myself right now! Just to be sure I don't accidentally knock somebody over, I'd do best with older kids (10+) who don't mind a little rough housing.

Housetraining: I try to keep my kennel clean, but I don't really have the hang of it yet. I'll learn much faster when I get adopted and I'm living in a real home with a routine and someone there to help me with my housetraining!

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If you have questions about our dogs or adoption process, the quickest way to get more information is to call our front desk at 630-355-3399. You can also visit us online at www.adoptpetshelter.org and look under the Adoptions menu or email our adoption counselors at dogquestions@adoptpetshelter.org

The first step of the process is to stop by our shelter anytime during adoption hours to meet the animals and talk with an adoption counselor to find the pet who’s the right fit for your family. After selecting an animal to adopt, the adoption counselor can place the pet “on hold” for you for a couple of days while we process your application; we’ll talk to your references, have our medical team review the pet’s file to make sure they’ve had all their vaccines & have been microchipped, and tie up any loose ends to get the animal ready to go home. After you’ve been approved, we’ll call to schedule a time for you to pick up your new pet!

(If you currently have a dog, we would ask that you please leave them at home during your initial visit. Once you've picked out an animal and placed a hold, the adoption counselor will help you schedule an appointment to come back with your dog for an introduction at a later time).

Our shelter is located at 420 Industrial Drive in Naperville, IL, and our adoption hours are:

Monday & Wednesday: Closed
Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Thank you!

-A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter

Facts about Zippy

  • Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Zippy, a Naperville German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer for sale in Naperville, or seeking a German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer dog from a breeder in Naperville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Naperville 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 Naperville 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 German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer breeders who help with German Shorthaired Pointer/Boxer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Naperville paves the way for another one to be saved.