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|Breed:||Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Chow Chow Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||D-4373|
Meet Woody, our handsome, 2 year old, mixed breed foster dog and a nice mid-sized fellow at 45 lb. We think he may have some chow or shepherd in him, but this is just a guess, based on his spotted tongue and his coloring. Woody is a smart boy who already knows commands such as “sit” and “lay down”, and is currently learning “roll over.” He also enjoys running around in the backyard playing tag with our resident dog and he's completely non-threatening to our 2 cats.
Woody is pretty quiet indoors, and goes into the crate without complaining...however in just a week we’ve learned that we can trust him out of the crate for extended periods. We actually forgot a chocolate bar on the coffee table and it was still there when we returned home after a full day of work. He has only put front paws on the couch and responded readily when told “down.” He hasn't chewed any shoes or furniture, but does do a number on rawhide and other appropriate chewies. Woody likes to be around us, but doesn't seem overly needy: he is just as comfortable sleeping in the sun in the front room as he is sleeping under your feet in the TV room.
Woody hasn’t had any accidents in the house after his initial marking the first day we got him (a spot previously christened by a former foster). He knows outside is the place to go potty.
Woody’s adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combo vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, fecal and deworming, flea control, 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.