My name is Pecan and Walnut!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Elburn, Illinois - Pecan and Walnut
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Facts about Pecan and Walnut

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Pecan and Walnut
Bonded Pair
Young Adults
Lab/Hound Mixes

Meet Pecan and Walnut, a special bonded pair that are looking for a family.
When Pecan and Walnut came to Safe Haven from a shelter in Alabama, they were placed in different foster homes to provide them with all the love they desperately needed. Both, although loving, were lost in these homes and became withdrawn. It was then we discovered that they are a bonded pair that have likely been together most of their lives. We had done them a disservice!

Bonded dogs share truly exceptional emotional ties and communication patterns. They look to, and count on each other for company, comfort, stress relief, exercise, shared play, social signals, coping skills and trust building. They develop routines with each other -- often, very funny ones! Because they share so much "insider info" with each other, and have become "two sides of the same coin," and they need to remain together.

If you think that that having two companion animals is always double the work, think again! Adopting a pair of pals can end up being less work: Many destructive behaviors are due to boredom or separation anxiety. A built-in, long time, playmate naturally provides the stimulation and security needed to reduce the potential for neurotic behaviors to develop. It can also alleviate concerns about leaving a companion animal and the potential separation anxiety that may occur.

Bonded pairs bring special benefits to their new families. Out of the shelter, they blossom once again in stable, loving environments, and their individual personalities begin to emerge. The adjustment is eased by the continuity of still having each other for comfort and play!

While we're not sure if they are siblings or not, these two have lived together for their entire lives and are very close. Since they have been reunited, they have come a very long way! They are both very loving, but Pecan is a bit shyer than Walnut and relies on Walnut for direction.

If you have room in your heart and home to make a difference in the lives of two homeless pets, please consider Pecan and Walnut. Twice the dogs equal twice the love. There is a special adoption fee for the adoption of both girls!

Adoption includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping for both dogs.

We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email for an application or additional details.

Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed.

Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family.

About Safe Haven Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small 501 C3 nonprofit rescue located in Elburn, Illinois. In 2014, Safe Haven Dog Rescue became its own non-profit. We are licensed by the Illinois Agriculture Department.
The majority of our dogs and puppies are pulled from Kill Pounds and Shelters in KY, TN, AL and Illinois. When a foster home is available we will also accept owner relinquishment’s due to illness or foreclosure. We work hard to find local rescue groups within these states to pull the dogs into their program while we coordinate transportation and placement into foster homes.
Please take a few moments to read the stories about the dogs and puppies we have available for adoption. We disclose everything we know about the dogs, sometimes we know a lot often we know only that they were strays, thrown away on the side of the road, in the woods, or found in abandoned houses. While we don’t always know their past we are certain that their future is much brighter.
We hope that you and your family are part of the future…..

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events most Saturdays at the Geneva PetCo on Randall Road from 11-2pm. Please check our Facebook Page Safe Haven Dog Rescue for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

$295 cash or check for all dogs and puppies. $300 credit cards($5 processing fee). Please email Tammy at for an application and more information on adopting one of our dogs.