Hello, my name is Kermit. I am super friendly and just love being around people. The great vets I saw think I'm about 2-3 years old and am a big boy at 70-75 pounds of cuddles. I've been told I have a beautiful color to my coat and my tail curves a bit. My people think I might be a Lab/German Shepherd Cross, but that's just a guess. I follow my people around because I just love them so much. There isn't much that scares me and I don't bark much. I walk well on a leash (except when I see a squirrel!) I usually come when I'm called and can't resist the sound of a squeaky toy. I've been such a good boy lately that I'm now allowed to sleep in the teen girl's bedroom at night where I lie still and quiet all night. I love everyone men, women, children, kitties, and dogs. Although some dogs don't like me. I really want to play with other dogs, but my family things I grew up alone and I don't know how to ask others to play. I think I'm not asking right because some dogs don't appreciate the way I'm asking. I take correction from dogs really well because I want to learn how to play with them. Other dogs who don't know how to correct me are the one who don't like me. I was found as a stray in Kentucky and was waiting for a rescue to save me for over a month. Because I was at the shelter for so long, I ended up on the euthanasia list and was very worried about my future. Then I got the the word that Angels on Wheels saw my picture and my videos and said YES, they will save me.
I arrived at my new foster home in October and it was really different from what I was used to in Kentucky. I was not neutered and not used to being inside. The first thing I did was try marking over the strange new scents, which is something I had always done and didn't know I wasn't supposed to do that indoors. My foster mom gated me in the kitchen/dining room and I quickly stopped marking there. I would still mark when I was let into other parts of the house. I had to wear a belly band until I stopped marking in the house. I haven't done it at my foster home in a couple of months but when I go to my new home, I might do it at first because of the new smells. This temporary problem can be managed with gating and use of a belly band. I might be a good boy and acclimate really well, but I wanted to let my new family know so that they don't get mad at me..
I am an energetic boy for my age and will need walks and exercise. I require a fenced yard so I can play. When I get riled up, I can be mouthy. My mom gives me a rope to chew or sometimes I get a time out in the kitchen. Because of this and because I'm a big boy, I need a home with older children or older children who are used to large, playful dogs and won't be scared off by my playful sense if I get a mouthy when I'm excited.
I want to be a good boy and just need someone to be patient with me. I've come so far in the past couple of months. I want to find my forever home and just need someone to give me chance. Will that be you?
Kermit is being fostered in a home in Bolingbrook, IL, which is where you and your family would go to meet her. All family members, including 4-legged, must be present at the meet and greet to adopt. In order to schedule a meet and greet, please submit and adoption application which can be found on-line at http://angelsonwheels.org/canine-adoption-application/ We must have an adoption application submitted and processed prior to making an arrangements for a meet and greet. Once we receive the application we will process.
Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but is required prior to making arrangements for a meet and greet as all of our animals are cared for in homes. We can't schedule meet and greets until the application is submitted and approved. We don't have a building so there are no viewing hours. All of our animals are cared for in foster homes by wonderful families who volunteer their time to save these precious souls. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Most of Kermit's adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor AND another generous sponsor offered to pay $50.00 towards training. His adoption fee would be $50.00 PLUS an additional $50.00 towards a trainer to help you all start your journey in the right direction :D Kermit is a fabulous dog, he just needs someone to give him a chance!
The adoption includes:
The Neuter which is now done
Given Revolution for flea and heartworm preventative monthly during season
Tested Negative for Heartworm
Tested Negative for the tick transmitted Lyme Disease
Tested Negative for the tick transmitted disease Ehrlichiosis
Tested Negative for tick transmitted disease Anaplasmosis
Given panacur dewormer for 3 days and repeat 2 weeks later as preventative
Fecal Tested Negative
Double Handle Leash and Martingale Collar
You will also receive a free health exam visit to either Crest Hill Cat and Dog Clinic, Knoll Animal Hospital in Carol Stream, Yorkville Animal Hospital, Midwest Animal Hospital in Orland Park, Springbrook Animal Hospital, Naperville Animal Hospital, or Countryside Vet Clinic in Carol Stream.
Although we make the best guess on the breed and size of our dogs, because they come from shelters or are strays, we can never be completely certain of the genetic makeup of the dog. Breed and weight at maturity are only guesses. All we can tell you for sure is that they are 100% RESCUED!
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