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I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
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Little Winberie was in danger of euthanasia in an overcrowded shelter in Oklahoma. He is most likely a Pointsettier- Pointer + Setter and cute as a button. He is only about 10 months old and has all kinds of puppy exhuberance. Win is VERY FOOD MOTIVATED and will be a breeze to train in obedience or agility. He is very charming and cuddly and would also make a great lap dog.
Here is story : "This poor guy has had a rough start- he was abandoned when his owners moved away and was left to starve and die. Through the generous help of volunteers, good Samaritans, and IBR, Win received the veterinary care he needed. He had ticks and worms and was half starved. Now he is a happy lovable guy. He is UTD on shots, de-wormed and getting antibiotics. Last week through a great coordinated effort Win was flown from his temporary foster in OK to a permanent foster home here in IL.
Win is house broken- a few accidents at his previous home and no accidents here. He also potties right away when you let him outside. Win's favorite thing is just to be near you. He lays in the kitchen while we make dinner and loves to spend the evenings chewing on a bone. His favorite thing to do at the end of the day is to curl up in your lap and fall asleep. He thinks he's a lap dog. Thankfully he's basically a mini pointer- only about 35-40 lbs (and most likely full grown) so if you sit on the floor he has no problem curling up there.If you're on the couch he'll lay his head on you lap and start to tip over as he drifts off. Its too cute. Win also has a lot of energy (like most bird dogs) so he'd like to have a yard to run around and another dog to play with. He gets along with both big and small dogs. He loves walks but does best with a gentle leader so he doesn't pull too much. When crated Win is quiet and sleeps through the night without problems. He also does fine being crated during the day. No separation anxiety at all and no barking or whining. If you think you could help this guy out and foster him please email me. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. So many people have helped him come this far, please someone help him until he finds his forever home!!!!"
Due to the fact that these dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes.
All adoptions include vaccinations, fecals and deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All dogs and puppies are also tested for Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever via a $100 blood test. On average nearly 83% of our incoming dogs and puppies from the Midwest are testing positive to one, two or all three tick borne illnesses. If caught early- these diseases are highly treatable. Infected Dog and Deer Ticks are all over the Midwest and United States and these diseases often go missed yet are epidemic. Left untreated- dogs may suffer horrible painful joints, brain damage, chronic allergies, and if the disease progresses- death.
All IBR dogs in foster care are learning to be crate trained, housebroken, socialized with other dogs and loved on by their human foster parents. Adoption fees are used to cover vetting expenses and special need dogs' vetting care. Our adoption guidelines also require non-smoking homes and safe fenced in yards.
If you are interested in adopting this pet through our rescue organization, please fill out an online adoption application.
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