My name is Arlie-ADOPT PEND!

Pointer/Vizsla Mix Dog for adoption in Wood Dale, Illinois - Arlie-ADOPT PEND
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Arlie-ADOPT PEND's Info...

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

Arlie-ADOPT PEND's Story...
8-24-11: A little over a month since heartworm treatment and Arlie is doing FANTASTIC. It must have been a mild infection as he never even coughed. He is a magnificent Pointer and in a few months we should be able to see how he does on pheasant. With some training he could be a wondeful hunting companion- but I am sure he would love to just be walked everyday with snuggle time on the couch.

7-18-11: Heartworm treatment begins today- paws crossed he recovers without and complications.

April 2011: Arlington aka Arlie is IBR's 900th rescue dog. He is an Orange and White American Field bred English Pointer and was in an over crowded shelter in Texas. It took a lot of work by several volunteers to save him. He is sadly heartworm and Lyme positive and has already been treated for Ehrlichia- another tick borne disease in Texas. He came into Illinois with terrible back pain- which is now gone once we got him on better medication once we discovered his second tick borne disease infection. He is a STUNNINGLY handsome Pointer and once he gets through the next few months- of recovery- we are really eager to see how he does on pheasant. He should be ready for adoption by October. Here is his original Blog.

We welcome any contributions to his care.

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 adult 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 go to the Adopting A Friend section to read about our pre-adoption policies and vetting protocols.

Others Ways You Can Make a Difference

Shop for 2012 custom calendars, mugs and T-shirts at our Café Press fundraising website and choose merchandise featuring Pointers, Setters, Hunting Dogs or Friendly Mutts. All of our calendar stars are rescued dogs that would have been euthanized in shelters across the Mid-West had IBR not stepped in to save them. Your support does make a difference!!

Help offset the high cost of our vetting bills via the Sponsor-A-Pet link. Illinois Birddog Rescue has always prided itself in not turning away any sick and injured dogs; animals that most shelters would have euthanized. We have saved many dogs with heartworm, tick borne illnesses, broken legs, missing legs, blind dogs, a new deaf puppy, dogs suffering from Parvo and especially senior dogs that may need expensive health care to help them get ready for adoption. In February of 2006, in one weekend, we brought in 20+ dogs from the Boat Mountain Tragedy, and that depleted our emergency funds.

Your donation will not go unnoticed. In addition to helping save lives, when you donate your name will be added to the Illinois Birddog Rescue Donations and Rescue Sponsor List.

Become an IBR foster home and help give a rescued dog or puppy a second chance at a new happy life. The work and dedication of the current IBR foster families can be seen by clicking HERE! You are not just fostering a dog, you are joining a birddog family! If you would like to become a foster home and join our enthusiastic group of birddog lovers, please fill out an online foster home application.

Shop and search the Internet using and - Two great ways to help us raise funds while using the Web. It's free and there is no limit or hidden fees. Give them a try here: is a fun and easy way to raise money while searching the internet. The donation is $0.01 per qualified search (no limits) and if you are logged in as an member (membership to use iSearch is free and optional) you can keep track of your individual contributions through searching and shopping. $0.01 per search may not seem like much, but with our combined efforts it can add up very quickly and make a difference for our rescued dogs. is powered by Yahoo! search engine. Start searching the web and download the iSearchiGive toolbar to earn every time you search by clicking here:

Monetary donations can also be mailed directly to IBR, PO BOX 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191.

Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Facts about Arlie-ADOPT PEND

  • Breed: Pointer/Vizsla Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 2011-900TX

Other Pets at Illinois Birddog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Arlie-ADOPT PEND, a Wood Dale Pointer/Vizsla dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pointer/Vizsla for sale in Wood Dale, or seeking a Pointer/Vizsla dog from a breeder in Wood Dale.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wood Dale 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 Wood Dale 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 Pointer/Vizsla breeders who help with Pointer/Vizsla rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Wood Dale paves the way for another one to be saved.