My name is Phillip!

Whippet Mix Dog for adoption in Wheaton, Illinois - Phillip
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A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation

Facts about Phillip

  • Breed: Whippet Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9681888

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.

Philip, nicknamed Chip by his foster family, is a 1-2 year old neutered male Whippet mix who weighs in at 22 pounds. He is a playful little guy who would do best in a home as the only dog, but does ok with other dogs when introduced slowly. Philip is friendly with his humans friends. He is very playful with known family and friends' children of any age.

He listens well, knows how to sit, give paw, and takes treats gently. Philip is a protector  - especially to his loving human family; thus any ‘strangers’ coming unannounced to the house would need to be introduced slowly to him in order to get properly acquainted.

Philip sleeps in a crate at night and wanders the house during the day.  He loves listening to classical as well as jazz music by himself at home.  Philip entertains himself with many dog toys, he loves chew toys - especially the ones that squeak! Philip is an intelligent dog, he loves solving dog puzzle toys, and he guarantees he can crack any challenge given to him especially if there’s a reward in the end! Once tired of playing, he is happy to nap on the couch or at your feet, or even better if he can cuddle up by your side.

Philip does well in a car and loves going along for rides. Outside the house, Philip loves to chase squirrels and will greet any passing neighbors and friendly humans along the way. 

Philip is a loving and happy dog with a lot of love to give a lucky family out there!

Phillip is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken and neutered. His new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing. Phillip's adoption fee is $200.  He is a good boy and although he is loving his time at his foster home, he can't wait to find his forever family.   A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Phillip fill out an online application today! Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

Check out this additional video of Philip playing with his toy:

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.