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! http://arf-il.org/application.html 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:
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as we cannot hold animals.
All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.
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