Ruff Ruff! My name is Gypsy
|Breed:||Husky/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||D-4270|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Having cleaned the shelter, volunteers had left and I was getting ready to leave myself when I heard the harmony begin……..from behind a closed kennel area door, I was able to "catch" Gypsy in action. What a sad voice she has. I wonder what was being said - once they thought every human had left....
Here's Gypsy singing the Homeless Dog Blues: http://youtu.be/50qfojCy2HA
And next morning playing in the yard: http://youtu.be/gJvgbrFYHTo
(If link does not take you to video, then: RIGHT CLICK on link and select OPEN LINK IN NEW WINDOW)
But . . .Today is the first day of the rest of Gypsy's life…and the rest of her life is already so much better than the one she left at the rural pound in southern Illinois. Gypsy is now safe in an Adopt-A-Pet foster home. She is a 7-9 year old, 53 pound blond husky mix with eyes that are a mixture of brown and ice blue, a sweet face, and a tongue that wants to kiss everyone she meets. It appears that her past life was not easy - parts of both of her ears are torn off and she came to us with heartworm, which has now been treated and she is totally healthy - but, despite whatever happened to her, she is one of the nicest dogs you will ever meet. She gets along with people, is wonderful in the house, is housebroken, is quiet and respectful, enjoys other dogs, is great with kids, sits nicely in the car, and is an affectionate and devoted companion. Please don't let her age scare you away - there's lots of life left in this gal and she deserves nothing but the best going forward. She is SO happy to be hanging out and part of a family for the first time in a long time.
Gypsy's soulful and trusting eyes teach us so much about the wonder of dogs - how, even in the face of the adversity and hopelessness of their pasts, they are willing to give humans a second chance. Now it's Gypsy's second chance for a happy life. And whoever finds her first will truly be the winner.
Gypsy's adoption fee of $150 includes: vet exam, heartworm test/treatment, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip, and, of course, she is spayed.
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ADOPT-A-PET is an all-volunteer non-profit animal shelter/adoption agency dedicated to saving the lives of lost, abandoned or otherwise homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and placing them into permanent, loving homes.
ADOPT-A-PET provides a safe refuge and a second chance for unclaimed animals from various municipal pounds and, space permitting, accepts other homeless, neglected or injured animals from their rescuers.
ADOPT-A-PET was founded in 1981, and has since saved the lives of over 15,000 animals. All animals at Adopt-A-Pet are found permanent loving homes. Animals remain with us for as long as it takes to find them a suitable permanent new home.
ADOPT-A-PET does not own a shelter facility. All of our animals are boarded at co-operating animal hospitals or in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted by their new families.
ADOPT-A-PET provides all necessary medical care for every animal. All animals are health-checked, vaccinated, treated for medical problems and spayed/neutered.
ADOPT-A-PET is available for educational speaking engagements to schools and community groups in Chicago or the suburbs to promote proper pet care, compassion for animals, and the importance of spaying and neutering.
Adopt-A-Pet does not own a shelter facility. Because all of our animals are in private foster homes, they are shown by appointment only, after an application has been submitted.
Occasional public weekend adoption events are posted on the Home Page of our website: www.adoptapet-il.org
Our adoption process: Adopt-A-Pet does not own a shelter facility. Because all of our animals are in private foster homes, they are shown by appointment, after an application has been submitted.
How to start the process: Contact us by email or phone. An adoption counselor will return your message within 1-2 days. You will be asked to fill out an application that will ask for personal information about your family, your home and about the kind of pet you're looking for. Vet references, personal references and landlord information (if applicable) is required. You can also download an application from our website. Once you return the application, an adoption counselor will call you back for a more thorough interview, again within 1-2 days. Sometimes it may take a little longer as we're all volunteers and sometimes it gets very busy. Assuming the pet you're interested in appears to be a match for you, a meeting will then be set up. For some animals, a home check may be required. If an adoption takes place, you will be asked to sign a contract and pay an adoption fee. Each animal's individual adoption fee is posted in its description on our websites.
Adopt-A-Pet serves Chicagoland area and north, northwest, and west suburbs.