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My name is Elfie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Mt. Prospect, Illinois - Elfie
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Elfie's Info...

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

Elfie's Story...
Elfie is a 45 pound Shepherd mix, about a year and half old. She's the mother of nine puppies who we found living with her under the porch of a vacant rental house. Here's what she would say if she could:

"I was told my puppies all found really good homes in December. That's wonderful, but what about me? I am still a puppy at heart, just full grown. Everyone who sees me says I look like a Dingo! But I don't act like a wild dog-- I am house-trained and leash-trained. I am also super smart, and know to stay on my doggy bed during the day and put myself to bed in my crate at night. Although the slippery wood floors scared me at first, I really like being an inside dog and having floors below my feet instead of right above my head. I've learned to be on my best behavior at all times: I only bark at mealtimes when the service is slow, or before walks when-- you guessed it-- my foster mom is slow bringing out the leash. I like everyone I meet, both 2 legged and 4. Come see for yourself how wonderful I am!"

Elfie is everything she says! She has a lot of youthful energy, and needs long walks or jogs in addition to off-leash exercise. She loves to play, and would be the perfect second dog if yours is looking for a playmate. Elfie is not a barker unless she's excited and trying to tell you something. She would do best with older children who know how to approach her without scaring her. Because she is both smart and curious, she should not be left alone unsupervised for long periods of time . With the right dog-savvy person, Elfie would be the ideal dog.

Elfie's adoption fee of $300 includes vet exam, heartworm test, DHAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, microchip, deworming, flea and tick prevention, heartworm preventative, and spay.

Facts about Elfie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Elfie, a Mt. Prospect Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Mt. Prospect, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Mt. Prospect.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Mt. Prospect 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 Mt. Prospect 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Mt. Prospect paves the way for another one to be saved.