My name is (Baby) April!

Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - (Baby) April
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

(Baby) April's Info...

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

(Baby) April's Story...
April & Opal are the sweetest little puppies- they are very loving and love to play! When they go outside to play, we often spy them exchanging playbows and playing chasewith the "big kids" Powder & Dublin on the other side of the fence. A family that loves to play is a must for these munchkins! They are not purebred cattledogs and seem to be mixed with a pretty small breed, so we expect them to stay very petite once they're all grown up. Opal has a long body and short little legs, so we wonder if they might be dachshund mixes!

***How do I apply to adopt one of these puppies?***

Adoptions can get hectic when we have multiple litters of puppies. To ensure we’re able to devote our full attention to helping you pick the right pup and answering any questions you may have about the adoption process, we will be using a special process to find their families:

1. Phase #1: Viewing & Applications – Tues, June 7th through Sun, June 12th Interested adopters may visit the shelter and view the puppies in the kennel. We’re sorry, but the puppies will not be available for meet and greets or playtime- it can be very overwhelming for the puppies to be visited by strangers all day long! You may see the puppies from outside their room and decide which litter(s) you may be interested in adopting from, and submit an application to be considered- please be sure to note which litter(s) you’re interested in.

2. Phase #2: Application Reviewing – Monday, June 13th
Our adoption committee will review all applications and select the families that appear to be the best fit! If selected, you will be contacted on Monday, 6/13 to arrange an appointment to come pick out your puppy; it’s to your advantage to make yourself available for appointments sooner rather than later, as pick of the litter will be first come/first served! In addition to our regular adoption hours, we will be available for puppy meet & greets on Wednesday, June 15th from 12:00 to 5:00pm. We often receive many excellent applications (sometimes more apps than puppies!) so please know that if you aren’t selected in the first round, we will keep your application as a back-up in case a puppy’s 1st adopter falls through!

3. Phase #3: Meet and Greets – Tuesday, June 14th through Saturday, June 18th. At your scheduled meet and greet appointment, approved adopters will be able to visit with the litters and pick out their puppy. Once you’ve made your selection, we will put the puppy “on hold” for you while we finish processing your application. If you have a dog at home, we will set up another appointment for you to bring your dog in to meet the puppy.

4. Phase #4: Send Homes! Once you’ve picked out your puppy and placed your hold, please begin preparing for your puppy to come home! We ask that all adopters are ready to bring their new pet home within 48 hours of placing their hold. If you’re adopting a puppy from the Royal litter or the Beagle Twins, please note that your puppy will need to be spayed/neutered prior to going home (surgeries are scheduled Monday through Thursday) or you will need to leave a spay/neuter deposit & bring your puppy back for surgery the following week. The Cattledog Twins are already spayed and ready to go home!

Too eager to wait? We have a number of single puppies who are available for adoption under our normal adoption process and can be placed on hold today (ready to go home within 48-72 hours). Please ask your adoption counselor to introduce you to Daisy, Frasier, Dublin, Powder, and Skipper.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Call the front desk at 630-355-2299 to speak with a volunteer, or email the staff at


If you have questions about our dogs or adoption process, the quickest way to get more information is to call our front desk at 630-355-2299. You can also visit us online at and look under the Adoptions menu or email our adoption counselors at

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 and 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 and Wednesday: Closed
Tuesday and 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 (Baby) April

  • Breed: Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

(Baby) April, a Naperville Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog for sale in Naperville, or seeking a Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog puppy 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 Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog breeders who help with Dachshund/Australian Cattle Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Naperville paves the way for another one to be saved.