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My name is Stevie!

Labrador Retriever/Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Stevie
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Illinois Animal Rescue

Facts about Stevie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pointer Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Hi my name is Stevie. I’m about 1 ½ years old and I am a black Lab/Pointer mix. My family had to give me up because they were moving. They brought me a high-kill shelter. Thankfully, the IAR Volunteers saw my profile/picture and saved me. My profile said I lived with a family that had kids and small dogs – I really like kids. I not only like kids, I love kids. When I drive by a school I will whimper because I am looking for my family that I lost but now that I have been in my foster home my Rescuers have noticed the dogs that I have been around - I am better with male dogs vs female dogs. I am living in a foster home that has a male dog and he and I get along great. I spent some time in another foster home while my foster Dad went out of town and that foster Mom had 3 other male dogs and I had fun there. So male dogs I am okay but females I need to learn how to be around them. I am getting better walking on my leash. Before I lived in the country so I wasn’t used to my leash, it was weird to have a collar & leash on; I like walking with my foster Dad. I get to take a toy with me on my walks (helps with distractions). I might pull a little (okay a lot) when I see a squirrel or rat (it is Chicago) and because of my breeding (Pointer) I have to hunt. On our walks I see another dog I might bark but my foster Dad gives me a correction and I respond. My foster Dad thinks I was never walked on a leash so I’m learning. I’m a smart girl so I learn pretty fast. I knew the basics: SIT, COME and DOWN but when I get excited I do jump on people and counters. Training and consistency would be best for me and maybe my forever home can help me with that. Same thing with socialization. Even though my last home had dogs and while in foster care I am being exposed to dogs I still need socialization in public areas.

I like living in the City because I like the hustle/bustle but I would do best in a home that has a fenced yard. In my foster home I have to be walked outside. I wait for my turn in the elevator and I sit very patient. I have no accidents while I wait. All the people who live in the building say “what a pretty girl I am.” Then we walk to a dog park but I don’t get to play there because I can’t run around and play. See, even though I would love to run around and play with other dogs and chase the squirrels (oh those squirrels tempt me!) I can’t for a few more months. I have heart worm. Right now my foster Dad is giving me medication and I’ll be getting shots that will help me get better. (More info below on Steve’s heart worm). I’m going to get better with my heart worm and when I get better I have so much to offer. I am a young dog that loves to go for walks, be outdoors and then when it comes time to be inside if you let me snuggle with you I made a great cuddle buddy. I’m not food aggressive and I am house trained. I go in my crate during the day when my foster Dad goes to work. I don’t like it and I can escape from it (see, I’m smart) but my foster Dad can tell you his tricks on what he does to keep me inside. Maybe I don’t need a crate if there is someone home all day or if there is another dog but for my living situation now I go in the crate. I haven’t been around cats but being I like to chase squirrels and other small animals let’s just say no on cats. Kids – oh boy! Other than my toys and cuddling there my favorite. I am very good with children but when I get excited meeting for the 1st time I might jump so for small kids I might need a “caution” until I master my DOWN command. Hopefully my heart worm doesn’t scare you and you’ll want to come meet me. Just give me a chance. We can go for a walk and then I’ll lie by your feet. You’ll see I’m the sweetest, lovable girl and then you’ll want me to be your girl. Xoxo, Stevie.

Stevie is located in our foster home in Chicago. Please visit our website to view our adoption process and our adoption fees at www.illinoisanimalrescue.org

Stevie’s heart worm treatment is part of her adoption fee. First, heart worm is NOT contagious to other dogs. The only way a dog can catch heart worm is by an infected mosquito & if they are not under heart worm prevention; which Stevie was not. There are 4 courses of heart worm treatment. 1st course: 28 days of anti-biotics; 2nd - heart worm prevention medication. 3rd: 30 days later 1st injection of Imiticide done by our vets. 4th/last: 30 days later two consecutive days of Imiticide and treatment is done. She will need to be on restricted activity until she gets cleared by the Vet – about 6 months from start to completion. Any questions, please email our Foster Coordinator at adogslife02@yahoo.com. Please do not let heart worm stop you from adopting this sweet girl.

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We are a group of individuals, groups, volunteers, workers, veterinarians, independent rescuers, humane investigators, transporters, a coalition of humane societies, shelters, humane organizations, shelters, not-for profit organizations, pounds, well... Just regular people, scattered throughout the state of Illinois and beyond. We strive for the rescue and humane care and treatment of the animals in our community, state and throughout our country. Together we are savings over 7,000 lives yearly.

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Our goals are to ensure that every animal is treated with the respect that they deserve; to educate our communities on the importance of spaying or neutering their pets to solve the pet overpopulation problem; the humane treatment and care of all animals and the rescue and transportation of the many animals that are being put to death in our communities every day, due to no fault of their own.

We are so very appreciative of your support, and will continue to grow our network bigger and better in 2011. In the coming year, we will continue our goal to rescue every single animal in Illinois, gain exposure for the pounds in need and develop good relationships with only the best rescues that meet our criteria.

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