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My name is Hershey!

Labrador Retriever/Belgian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Aurora, Illinois - Hershey
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Facts about Hershey

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Belgian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Anita
Hershey is a medium size black spayed female labrador/Belgian shepherd mix. At the time of acquisition, Hershey was deemed to be 7 months old, which places her birth month as February 2009.
Hershey was our first dog, and therefore both family and dog were learning to live together. At first, we thought we were being kind by allowing her to roam freely in the basement while out during the day or at night. This apparent act of kindness did not facilitate her house training. In addition, she wanted to be close to us. She craved that social interaction. Advice from a more experienced dog owner suggested we keep her in the crate while we are gone. This advice was an overnight revelation. Hershey enjoyed the security of her crate, and suddenly she became naturally house trained. In the early months any accident was usually our fault for not recognizing the signs. Ever since she can be left for long hours if need be, while we are at work.
Hershey has always been a nervous dog. She feels very secure in the environment that she knows. When visitors arrive at the house, she will invariably start barking at her perceived intrusion. After a few minutes she will settle down to normality, and actually enjoy any attentive stroking from these visitors. She always loves being the center of attention.
During her early years, I was the one that primarily looked after Hershey. When she was a puppy, I would be the one to get up at 2 or 3 in the morning to let her out for a toilet break. I am the one that gives her snacks, of which her favorite by far is a pig’s ear. She follows me around the house, whether I am doing chores, on the computer, or watching TV. We have a fence in our back garden, which allows her to roam at will. However, if nobody is with her, she never wants to stay long in the garden. She is always clamoring to be near us in the house. When I am out cutting the lawn, she loves to be rolling around in the grass. Her favorite pastime is out walking with us on a leash.
She is good with people in that even when she is startled, she will never attack people. She will instead withdraw, and hide.
Since Hershey became part of our family, we have been meticulous in maintaining her vaccination requirements up to date. Her last professional exam was March 14, 2016 at the Elburn Animal hospital. We use Iverhart Plus for heartworm protection. Her next scheduled vaccination requirements are:
3/14/2017 - Heartworm Antigen Test
3/14/2017 - Bordetella / Kennel Cough Vaccine
3/14/2017 - Lepto Vaccine
2/17/2018 - Canine Rabies Vaccine

In summary, Hershey is a very good looking dog, with a loving temperament, and craves for social interaction with attentive owners. To meet Hershey, please call Anita at 708-751-4904. Her adoption fee is $100.

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About Rover Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Rover Rescue is an all-breed dog rescue group located 40 miles west of Chicago in Aurora, IL. The dogs/puppies in our organization have been rescued from high-kill animal shelters located in Illinois and Indiana. All of our animals are in private foster homes living with a family until a permanent home can be found. If you would like to be a foster home for Rover Rescue, please call Teri at 630-897-7454.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees are $200 for dogs over 6 months and $225 for dogs 6 months and younger. This fee includes spay/neuter, rabies shot if dog is over 4 months old, parvo/distemper shots up to the time of adoption, fecal check, microchip, and all dogs are heartworm negative.