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|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||D-4380|
He arrived just in time for Valentine's Day, so we named him Valentino! He's a small black lab mix, currently weighing 22 pounds. We have had estimates of his age ranging from 5 to 8 months. Although he hasn't grown much since he came into our care, we can't say for sure how big he will be when full grown, but it seems likely he will be probably be around 25 pounds. This we know for sure: Valentino is an absolute SWEETHEART! His foster mom gives him a rave review:
"This is one great pup who has Family Dog written all over him! He'd be perfect with kids of any and all ages. Val is submissive to people as well as other dogs; he rarely barks; he is crate trained and sleeps through the night without an accident; he's house-trained and able to entertain himself with a chew toy. He has quickly adjusted to the house schedule, and finds his way to his own cushion in the TV room when it's time for the news! He loves to run after balls, and just laps up attention. My 18 year old son, who has seen dozens of foster dogs come and go, wants to keep him, and my two dogs love him too."
Although Valentine's Day has passed, don't pass up a chance to meet this absolutely lovely little guy!
Valentino's adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, distemper combo vaccination, rabies and bordetella vaccinations, fecal exam and/or deworming, microchip and neuter.
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.