Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Westie, West Highland White Terrier/Schnauzer (Miniature) Mix||Color:||White - With Gray Or Silver||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||D-4363|
Chellie is an adorable little girl who we think may be a westie mix, perhaps with poodle or maltese. While we don't know her history, we do know that she will love you instantly regardless of what she's been through in the past. In a matter of hours, you will have won her heart, and she will win yours. What a diamond in the rough! Yes, she's missed a few of her grooming appointments as you can see in these "before" pictures, but our groomer has cleaned her up (unfortunately had to shave her) and soon she will become a curly, champagne-colored beauty. She has darker eyelashes than her coat, so if she's groomed to show that off, OMG, she'll be too cute for words!
At 21 pounds, and probably 1.5-2 years old, maybe she's just right for you. Chellie loves to cuddle and be petted. She is a nice blend of active/playful and restful. Something else she has going for her is that she doesn’t seem to shed, or is at most a very low-shedding dog.
Chellie enjoys sitting in your lap and snuggling. She likes to play with her toys, fetching them and tugging on them with you.
She likes the snow and loves to spend time roaming around the yard. She is housebroken, but is crated at night where she settles down with no complaining. She is learning not to chew things when she's bored (only a few times in the last month), and is also in the process of learning that she isn’t supposed to jump on people. She has already learned "sit," "down" and "paw".
Overall, she's a good little girl, gets along with the resident dog in her foster home, and listens pretty well. We believe she would be good with older children as she's very friendly. Chellie just needs a little refining and some useful training techniques used consistently will go a long way towards allowing her to reach her full potential.
Chellie's adoption fee of $295 includes: vet exam, heartworm test (neg), distemper combo vaccination, rabies and bordetella vaccination, fecal test (neg), routine dewormer, flea control, microchip and spay.
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.