My name is Ophelia!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wheaton, Illinois - Ophelia
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A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation

Facts about Ophelia

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10660804

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.

Ophelia is a super sweet, adorable 4.5 month old female Shepherd mix puppy.  She weighs in at 22 pounds, and is estimated that she will be a medium sized dog when full grown....maybe 50ish pounds?  Ophelia is truly a gem!  She has quickly blossomed in her foster home.  She loves to play with the other dogs in the house and has learned their personalities quickly.  Ophelia is very friendly when meeting new humans, standing up on you to say hi and get pets.  She is good with other dogs and will most likely not have any issue with cats either. Ophelia is crate trained and has quickly learned that potty is for outside.  She has not had an accident in the house since her first week.  Ophelia is a smart, affectionate girl who is so eager to please.  Once you meet Ophelia, she is guaranteed to melt your heart!

Here is another video of Ophelia playing with the other dogs at her foster home:


This pup is micro-chipped and up to date on all vaccinations.  The new family will be required to have the pup altered by 6 months of age and complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.  The pup's adoption fee is $275.  Please note ARF does not approve applications for any animal that has not been altered to families that live outside of Illinois and/or beyond 100 miles of Wheaton or Glen Ellyn, IL.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting this pup fill out an online application today!  Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.  ARF is an all volunteer organization.  Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved.  Thank you for your patience! 

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. 

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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.