Ruff Ruff! My name is Charlotte
|Breed:||Hound (Unknown Type)/Plott Hound Mix||Color:||Brindle||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||D-4339|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Have you been searching for the dog of your dreams? Well, you ought to take a look at our special girl, Charlotte, a wonderfully sweet, beautiful, long-legged 2 year old hound mix (she looks like she may be a Plott Hound) who we found at the Chicago pound after her owners left her there. From her pictures, you can see that she didn’t get enough food and was initially quite underweight at 60 pounds. Since she has come to us, she has gained about 15 pounds and looks so much better - healthy and strong.
Charlotte is an awesome dog. She is extremely quiet, well-mannered, housebroken, and she gets along very well with her new canine foster sisters and all the people she has met. She loves to go for walks and is an A+ student when it comes to listening to directions not to pull on her leash, and she's even learning how to ignore squirrels, rabbits, and bikes. Charlotte is initially quite shy and unsure of herself in new and transitional situations, but, with patience and reassurance, she adjusts and becomes more trusting and confident.
She loves going to the dog park and loves to run and explore. Charlotte loves getting rubbed and petted, and she loves to rest on the couch with her head in a lap. Sleeping at night next to her human seems to provide Charlotte with a sense of calm. For that reason, we believe that she will do best in a home where she is welcome on the furniture and bed.
There's no question that Charlotte is like a butterfly, waiting to come out of her cocoon and spread her beautiful wings. She simply needs to know that the rest of her life will not be like her past. From now on, it's nothing but love, kindness, and fun. We want to match Charlotte with a patient and loving family who will be sensitive to the triggers that make her anxious and participate in the ongoing efforts to help her evolve into a confident, happy dog. If you think that might be you, Charlotte would love to meet you. You can see Charlotte in this video clip with her 2 foster pals.
Charlotte's adoption fee of $290 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper-parvo combo vaccination, rabies vaccination, bordetella vaccination, fecal exam, deworming, flea control, microchip and spay.
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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.