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My name is Butterscotch!

Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy for adoption in Mt. Prospect, Illinois - Butterscotch
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Butterscotch's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Butterscotch's Story...
Meet Butterscotch! She is an 11 week old, super sweet 12-pound puppy who was found at a shelter in Missouri. She looks like she might be part Australian Shepherd, with her short ears and fluffy coat, but there is no way to know for sure. Only those willing to take pot-luck in terms of what breed and size she grows into, should apply!

Her foster mom tells us: "This pup is full of energy ( in a good way); she is very playful and has a sweet and loving temperament. She loves to play with all of my dogs' toys... but then likes to chill and chew on her favorite bone! She is learning to do her business outside, and is well on her way to being potty-trained. She is very smart, and learned the doggy door within minutes of being here. We have found Butterscotch does not like being alone, she likes to be where her people are! In fact, she has even slept in our bed at night, without accident. Although she is happy lying right next to my feet, she wants to find my kids and my dogs, all the time. I think she would be great with a family with young kids or other animals. She is very social!"

Because she is so young Butterscotch needs a family where someone is home part or all of the day, to keep her on a potty schedule and continue her socialization. Puppy obedience school is also a requirement of adoption.

You can meet Butterscotch at her current foster home-- Wilmette Pet Center, 625 Green Bay Road in Wilmette--during normal store hours 7 days a week (847-251-6750, wilmettepetcenter.com). Although she is so sweet you will want to take her home on the spot, please note you will have to submit an application and go through the approval process. (Email info@adoptapet-il.org or call 847-550-9690 for an application. For a faster response, we suggest you email.)

Butterscotch's adoption fee of $375 includes: vet exam, Bordetella vaccination, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, routine deworming, flea preventative, heartworm preventative, microchip and spay.

Facts about Butterscotch

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Butterscotch, a Mt. Prospect Australian Shepherd puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Australian Shepherd for sale in Mt. Prospect, or seeking a Australian Shepherd puppy from a breeder in Mt. Prospect.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Mt. Prospect already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Mt. Prospect breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Australian Shepherd breeders who help with Australian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Mt. Prospect paves the way for another one to be saved.