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My name is Elliott!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Elliott
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Elliott
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Elliott's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Elliott's Story...
Elliott is a very handsome, energetic and loving 10-month-old, 56-pound male Black Labrador Retriever-mix looking for a loving home. Elliott was found as a starving stray in Gary, Indiana. It was clear he had never received any training before, but he had such a fun, enthusiastic personality that he was taken home by a rescuer. Elliott LOVES other dogs … and people, but, his lack of manners was pretty dismaying. So, Elliott was sent to prison ... The Prison Tails program, at the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana, helps train men and dogs to be better members of society. It’s really amazing. Dogs and inmates are partnered 24 hours a day for a month. Dogs learn basic obedience through daily repetition and positive reinforcement. The inmates learn values that many of us take for granted, and receive a sense of accomplishment with each dog that they train. Volunteers from Mixed Up Mutts visit WCF weekly for training sessions. And there is a full-time staff member on-site dedicated to overseeing the program. So, Elliott received his AKC Canine Good Citizen certification in jail. Nicknamed “Big Silly” by the inmates, Elliott still has a lot of clumsy puppy energy and enthusiasm so he’s looking for a special experienced dog-lover with the time and energy to reinforce all that he has learned … and encourage him to learn even more. Elliott will be best in a home with children over the age of 12. Elliott is housebroken, crate-trained, knows the commands sit, down, stay, speak, come, and roll-over. He is so responsive and attentive to people, and he loves treats, with a little more work and daily exercise, he will be a dog of a lifetime. He is extremely healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-free and on preventative, and treated for fleas and worms. To meet and possibly adopt Elliott, please contact his rescuer Melia at melia88@comcast.net or 708-224-1900. His adoption donation of $200 benefits rescued pets.

Facts about Elliott

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Elliott, a Chicago Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.