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My name is Dexter!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Louisville, Illinois - Dexter
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I'm being cared for by:
Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter

Facts about Dexter

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10542170-D160203
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Dexter came to us as a stray. He is a happy guy who even smiles when you walk in the room.

Unfortunately, Dexter has suffered a bit in the "School of Hard Knocks."  He has an old injury to his hip from some sort of accident before his time with us.   X-rays reveal that his femural head is crushed.  We took him to Pet Wellness to see if he was a candidate for an FHO surgery to remove the femural head.  After consulting with an orthopedic specialist and studying x-rays we were advised that Dexter is fine without the surgery.  His femural head has been crushed so doesn't need to be removed. 

Dexter has a barely perceptible limp, but gets along fine and doesn't seem painful.

As if that isn't enough for one shelter dog to bear, we have also found out that Dexter is heartworm positive.  He will be an excellent candidate for heartworm treatment and we are happy to discuss options for that and contribute to his treatment.



Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.


The Clay County Animal Shelter is located at 14400 Hwy. 45 in Louisville, IL. Our phone number is 618-665-3005.  The shelter is open to the public 1-3 M-F.   Sundays we are open 1-4 to the public.   If those times don't work, please call to set up a time to visit.

The adoption fee ranges from  $50 -- $200 for dogs.  It includes vaccination, deworming , spay/neuter, heartworm testing on dogs of age and microchipping, which is now mandatory by state law.

All cats are spayed/neutered/vaccinated/flea treated/dewormed and microchipped prior to adoption.  Cat adoption fees range from $30-$75.  We spay/neuter/microchip/vaccinate and deworm all kittens and cats, prior to adoption.  Our shyer/less adoptable cats are classed as "barn cats" and are free with a completed/approved barn cat application, which can be found on our website.


For updates on adoption events and more pics of pets available, go to our website, www.claycountyshelter.com or look for us on Facebook.

 



About Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter

About Our Shelter...

CCARS is a non-profit set up to run the animal shelter for Clay County, Illinois. We strive to find homes for every adoptable animal that comes through our door.

We take in an average of 700 animals per year from our area and at some points are responsible for more than 100 animals who live either at the shelter or in foster homes.

Our goal is to work with our community to make a difference for animals who are lost or unwanted. CCARS provides hope in a situation that used to be hopeless.

Donate to Our Shelter...

We have a secure online donation link on our website. Alternatively, tax deductible donations can be mailed to CCARS, P. O. Box 623, Flora, IL 62839.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the online adoption application form on our website, which can be found in our website menu under Forms/Applications. Click the link, then click "Fill Out Form" next to the adoption application.

The adoption fee ranges from $50-200 for dogs and includes spay or neuter, rabies and 5 way vaccination, deworming and microchipping.