My name is Ricky!

Beagle Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Ricky
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Young At Heart Pet Rescue

Facts about Ricky

  • Breed: Beagle
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Age: 12 years


Hi, I’m Ricky and don’t let my white face fool you! I may be 13 on paper but I’ve got a lot of love to give yet. I found myself all alone in the shelter after my family’s situation changed and they could no longer keep me. I still don’t understand what happened because I am a gentle, easy-going mellow fellow and all I want is someone to love me back. My one goal in life is to be with or near my people! I follow foster mom around the house and lie on the bathroom rug while she gets ready every morning. When she’s on the computer, I park myself on the nearest floor mat where I can see her at all times. I don’t ask for much, don’t demand attention or petting, but I do enjoy it when you have a moment. A funny quirk - I prefer flat mats to fluffy dog beds, but I will admit to preferring to sleep on the bed with you if possible. I understand if you have to leave for work every day and am reliable loose in the house while you’re gone. Although I was previously an only dog, I enjoy being around other dogs and get along great with my foster dog siblings. There are no cats here but my notes say I didn’t show any interest in them previously and it makes sense because I don’t seem to care about squirrels or other critters in the yard. I am great on a leash, easy to walk and absolutely a dream in the car, just sitting nicely watching the world go by. I am healthy for a senior and not on any medications. My hearing isn’t perfect any more but I am always alert and don’t miss a beat. Oh, by the way, I’m pretty proud of my surprisingly soft fur. Trust me – pet me once and you won’t want to stop, I’m that soft! I’ve been very quiet, except a couple of times when foster mom started to play with me and I pounced and barked at her to keep her going, like I was a pup! Won’t you give me another chance for a fur-ever home? I promise to make you fall in love with me quickly, I’m really good at that!

About Young At Heart Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Young At Heart Pet Rescue is a non-profit rescue organization specializing in the rescue and rehoming of mature dogs and cats. Our goal is to decrease the euthanasia rate for older, adoptable animals and to educate the public on the benefits of adopting a mature animal.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are located in foster homes and our cats are located at Lake Zurich's Petco or at Best Friends Pet Care in Prairie View. We are a small group where we believe in quality over quantity, so that each pet we rescue has a wonderful life while it's with us, and an even better life when it is adopted.

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters must be at least 21 years of age.

All adopters must fill out an application before an appointment to meet a dog will be scheduled or a go home meeting with a cat can be scheduled.

Cats can be viewed at Best Friends Pet Care or Lake Zurich Petco during business hours 7 days a week(see for more info).

All dogs are located in private foster homes and are seen by appointment only.

Adoption fee for dogs is:

Adoption fee for cats is:

All of our pets are fully vaccinated, dewormed, Heartworm or Feline Leukemia tested and placed on preventative, microchipped, temperament tested, and dogs come with a collar and leash. All pets have also had a geriatric blood panel performed to check all major systems for ailments of any sort, and most pets have had a dental cleaning as well.

To fill out an application, please go to: