My name is Tilly!

Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Illinois - Tilly
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Tilly's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Tilly's Story...
Sometimes we come across a dog so unique in appearance and personality that we have no idea what breed she is, but we don’t get caught up in the details when a dog is as entertaining and cute as Tilly.

Tilly is a 6-year-old mixed breed, and we are confident that she is at least part ‘mystery-terrier mix,’ but your guess is as good as ours. She has personality traits like that of many terriers, with high-energy, high-alertness and high-intelligence. She is a super-fast learner and has already improved immensely walking on a leash, sitting for her dinner and is picking up on some new tricks. She is a do-all kind of dog, who is an effective watch-dog, playmate, critter-getter and companion. She loves to play with other dogs, and although she can be pushy with them, she gets along with all of the dogs in our pack. When another dog has had enough of her pestering them, and they give her a correction, she backs-off and looks for someone else to play with. We think Tilly would make a great friend for another playful pup, but she can’t coexist with cats as her terrier prey-drive kicks in and she won’t leave them alone.

It’s not just other animals that pique Tilly’s curiosity; she loves to be around her people too! Tilly has some separation-anxiety and gets stressed out when you leave her by herself, after all, she just wants to be near her people all the time. She is crate-trained though and after a few minutes of barking she will either work on a chew toy or go to sleep.Tilly does have the occasional accident in her crate and we have been helping her with this. She is generally good if you make sure she goes to the bathroom before you put her in her crate. After a romp with the other dogs or a walk, Tilly is ready for some snuggle-time with her favorite person. Although she’s high-energy, she has no trouble settling down for some binge-watching with you.

This girl has a really nice coat too, so when it is time to settle down in the evening, she’s a high-quality lap-warmer. When she arrived she had a lot of dry and dead hair, but after a few weeks on high-quality food and weekly brushings to strip dead hair, she looks great and has a wonderful, lustrous, and chocolatey coat. When it is finally time for bed, Tilly is happy to share the bed with you or just use a dog-bed in your bedroom. The only important thing to her is that she’s in the same room with you.

Tilly would probably make a great agility or rally dog seeing as she so bright, responsive to people and driven to work and we are sure she will make a great companion for some active people who want an exercise or training partner. No matter what the activity, any time Tilly is getting attention from her people she is perfectly content. The worst thing for Tilly is being left alone. She does fine being alone for an average workday, but she will definitely need some attention when her people get home. She did not do well in the kennel and was going stir-crazy because she needs to be in a home where she can get plenty of attention and exercise. Since we have had Tilly she has settled in nicely and we believe she is ready to live with her active, forever family. Maybe you’re the lucky family she goes home to! Email

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Facts about Tilly

  • Breed: Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tilly, a Barrington Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) for sale in Barrington, or seeking a Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) dog from a breeder in Barrington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Barrington 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 Barrington 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 Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) breeders who help with Schnauzer (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Barrington paves the way for another one to be saved.