My name is Tippy!

Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Aurora, Illinois - Tippy
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Rover Rescue

Facts about Tippy

  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Katie
Tippy is a 12 year old rat terrier who came to Rover Rescue from a shelter in southern Indiana. Tippy is a sweet girl and an easy keeper. She loves to hang out in the backyard and go for walks. Tippy is what some might call a "curvy girl". She weighs roughly 27lbs but should be under 20. Tippy's weight problem is due to a medical condition called hypothyroid. She is currently on thyroid medication and a special diet and is working towards a healthier weight. Tippy's weight is also putting stress on her liver and pancreas. The special diet relieves the stress on the pancreas and she also takes a liver supplement. Finally, Tippy appears to have a very, very mild trachea issue. This sometimes causes her to cough, especially if she pulls on her collar or gets too excited. This doesn't bother her at all, but she does need to go to a non-smoking home as second-hand smoke seems to make her coughing much worse. Our vet feels that all of these conditions are easily managed by medication, diet, and exercise and with good care, Tippy should live several more happy years. Tippy recently had a dental and had 12 teeth pulled. No more stinky fish breath! You would never know Tippy had lost so many teeth, she still loves to eat!!

Tippy really is a nice little dog and would make a good companion for a low key owner looking for a companion. She is doing well with her house training. Tippy sleeps in her crate at night and when I'm gone. She completely ignores the dogs and cats in the house. As she starts feeling better, she has started to play. She likes to carry around tiny tennis balls. Tippy is spayed, vaccinated, and heartworm negative. She is looking for a retirement home to spend her golden years. If you're interested in learning more about Tippy, please call her foster mom, Katie, at 630-947-2589. Her adoption fee is $100.

About Rover Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rover Rescue is an all-breed dog rescue group located 40 miles west of Chicago in Aurora, IL. The dogs/puppies in our organization have been rescued from high-kill animal shelters located in Illinois and Indiana. All of our animals are in private foster homes living with families until permanent homes can be found. If you would like to be a foster home for Rover Rescue, please call Teri at 630-897-7454.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees are $200 for dogs over 6 months and $225 for dogs 6 months and younger. This fee includes spay/neuter, rabies shot if dog is over 4 months old, parvo/distemper shots up to the time of adoption, fecal check, microchip, and all dogs are heartworm negative.