My name is Gabby!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Wheaton, Illinois - Gabby
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A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation

Facts about Gabby

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9645930

We welcome specific questions. Due to high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond immediately. Your patience is appreciated.

If an animal is on our website, it is still available but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, it is in your best interest to submit an application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. 

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

As an all-volunteer, foster home based organization, ARF does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals. The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we must give priority to pre-approved applicants.

Gabby is a sweet 7-8 year old Rat Terrier whose mother was a long time ARF foster and volunteer. Gabby needs a new forever home because her mom passed away recently.  She is very affectionate and lives for nothing more than a scratch to her hips and to sleep under the covers next to you at night.  She has lived with other dogs and cats ever since she was adopted but it is her hearts desire to get all her person’s attention—or at least 60% of it.  At the time of writing this little bio, she is laying on her foster mom’s lap next to 3 other dogs and a cat.  She will bark when people come to the door.  If they come inside, then she continues to bark until they bend over and pet her.  She will run in the yard and play fetch, loves to “kill” her stuffed toys, and is just a wonderful dog whose life has taken an unexpected and tragic turn.  Please help her find a new home, a new family—no one saw this coming.

Gabby is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken and spayed. Her new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing. Gabby's adoption fee is $250. A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Gabby fill out an online application today! Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

If you’re invited to meet an animal, plan to arrive on time or early,
as we cannot hold animals.

All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.

 We appreciate your cooperation. 

Upcoming Adoption Events

About A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

A.R.F.-ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION is a non-profit humane society established 1985. We are volunteers dedicated to finding loving homes to the homeless, abandoned, and abused animals of our community. Animals waiting for adoption are housed in foster homes. We are licensed by the state of Illinois, we receive no government funding. Private and corporate donations, as well as adoption fees, keep ARF prepared to help animals in need. As of July 1999, ARF is now a 501c3 non-profit organization in the United States.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Many of our cats and kittens may be viewed and adopted from PetSmarts in Bloomingdale, Darien, and Wheaton, Illinois.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting one of our pet you should complete an online application at This does not commit you to adopting, but does allow the process to begin. You're welcome to send an inquiry, but fortunately our animals move quickly so the animal may be adopted by the time you inquire.

You will be screened to ensure that:

You understand the life long responsibility of adopting and caring for a pet.

All household members consent to the decision to adopt.

Adopting a pet will not result in a violation of your lease. If you live in an apartment, we do ask that you provide us with a copy of the lease or obtain a letter of approval from your landlord.

You are 18 years or older to adopt a pet from us.

The temperament of the animal you are interested in is conducive to your lifestyle and home environment.

Agree to our adoption fees*:
Dogs: $200
Kittens: 6 months and younger $125.00
Cats: Older than 6 months $110.00

*Unless otherwise noted in pet listing or adoption contract.