My name is Dexter!

Beagle Dog for adoption in Round Lake Beach, Illinois - Dexter
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Castaway Pet Rescue

Facts about Dexter

  • Breed: Beagle
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9563902

Meet Dexter, the cutest little beagle you’ll ever meet! Dex is one of Castaway's Research Beagles. He served the community by helping to make products safe for people. He is now retired from research and is looking for a forever home outside of the lab. He is 5 years old, current on his vaccinations, and is crate trained.

Dexter is a very sweet guy, but he has a special need. He was recently diagnosed with a unique form of epilepsy. He doesn't know what's happening to himself when he has a seizure, and can get aggressive during one of his episodes. Thankfully, the medication is helping and epilepsy is something that can be managed easily with fairly inexpensive medication.

Dex is looking for that special someone that has the patience and understanding to keep him on the right track with his meds. He would really thrive in a quiet home with no other dogs or small children.

If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at and fill out an application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match.

Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account.

Minimum Adoption Donation is: Negotiable for the right home (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, neuter/spay and 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated.

Foster Home Location: Lake County, IL

About Castaway Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Castaway Pet Rescue Inc. is a non-profit, foster-home based pet rescue organization located in Northeast Illinois. We bring homeless dogs into our network of volunteer foster homes (our personal homes) where they receive medical care and are given the chance to acclimate to life outside a shelter. Our foster homes aid in evaluating the personality and temperament of the dog to assist in providing the best adoptive home situation possible.

Dogs are generally taken from animal control shelters in our local communities, where they were going to be euthanized due to a lack of space. We look for dogs that will make good companions for their future families and deserve a second chance or, in some cases, a third chance before it is too late.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our Adoption Process...

To initiate the adoption process, please complete the following steps:

1. Please fill out the form on our website to submit your adoption application. When you press SEND, the form will be automatically emailed to Castaway Pet Rescue, Inc.

2. One of our adoption counselors will review the application, check your vet reference, and reply back to you. We may have additional questions or require a home visit.

3. Once your application is approved, we will contact you to schedule a visit with the dog you are interested in. Please select a time when the entire family including current dogs can visit.

4. If the dog still has outstanding medical procedures to be performed, we will inform you at the time we schedule the visit with the dog. All dogs must be spayed or nuetered.

5. We prefer the adoption be completed at the time of the visit if you and the dog agree that we have a match. Please come prepared to take your new family member home with you.