My name is Dakota!

Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Schaumburg, Illinois - Dakota

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Dakota's Info...

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

Dakota's Story...
Hi there humans. My name is Dakota. I am very sad, as I am homeless (kinda). There is this nice lady that lets me live at her house, but it is not the same as having my own home. I love to be very affectionate and get as much attention as possible, which is hard to do with those other two goof balls here. I had very little affection from the house I came from, so I love to get as much as possible to make up for the lost time. See I lived in the backyard locked in a small fenced in area with my sister and the neighbors complained we barked too much, so animal control came to talk to our owner. The owner said take the dogs we do not want them, so I was an unwanted dog. For the record, my foster mom says I do not bark too much only when I am in my crate for too long or if there is a true reason. She thinks it was either my sister or both of us because we were bored. Since coming here, she says barking is not an issue; I bark at the appropriate times for the most part. Well anyways we went to a shelter where we were given a whole week to find a home or a rescue to take us or we were goners. This is where I know my luck is about to change. The shelter manager got a call from my foster mom about me. She wanted to know if I got along with other dogs and any other info he could give her. Well he said I was potty trained, got along with the three dogs I got to play with at the shelter, was over weight, and seemed pretty friendly. My foster mom said ok and she would have to think about it. See my luck was that I looked like her dog Dakota...and she had to put him to sleep last year and she felt a connection with me because of him. It also didn't hurt that my name was Dakota too. She called him the next day to arrange for me to come to her house. I like being here and living in a house instead of outside. She takes me on walks, which I love.It is also helping me lose some of the weight. She lets me play with her dogs in the backyard. This is only fun when they are not picking on me. I am the new guy around here and they are not always nice to me. Deep down I think she wanted to keep me, but these two knuckle heads are making it hard for her because she wants the best for me. She thought the best thing for me was her, but since I am getting picked on...maybe not unless I could get her to get rid of one of the other two. She said something about they were here first and I am a foster. I think this could be easily changed, but she says no. She promises me she will find me a great home and in the mean time she will let me camp out at her house. Other info she thinks could be important about me: Dakota is crate trained, but I am not really sure he needs to be in a crate while I am not home. But with the other dogs in the house, it is best for everyone's safety. While not living with kids, he seems to really like the neighborhood kids. However, due to him being large and not always staying down like he should, he might do best in a home with kids over 5/6 depending on their sizes. Training: he could use some more manners, but over all he is not too much trouble. He needs to learn to stay off counters and people. On a leash he does not tend to pull much unless he sees a yummy rabbit, bird, etc. Then watch out. However, I am thinking with a few training classes this could be fixed. Other animals: was told by the shelter he does not like cats. I am also thinking rabbits would not be a good idea either, as her has tried very hard to get the ones in the yard but he is very slow compared to them. I have a feeling once you see the big guy you will fall in love. He is very sweet and only seems to want to please others.

Facts about Dakota

  • Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 4286810

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dakota, a Schaumburg Catahoula Leopard Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Catahoula Leopard Dog for sale in Schaumburg, or seeking a Catahoula Leopard Dog dog from a breeder in Schaumburg.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg 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 Catahoula Leopard Dog breeders who help with Catahoula Leopard Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Schaumburg paves the way for another one to be saved.