Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Schnauzer (Miniature) Mix||Color:||Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||D-4400|
I'm Reggie...from Rags to (hopefully) Riches... I'm a tiny 7 pound terrier mix, possibly with some schnauzer or poodle, about 1 ½ years old. The best adjectives to describe me are Playful, Loving, Entertaining…and more to come! I sport a wiry silvery gray “salt /n pepper” coat, and a sweater when I go outside in the cold weather. But really, I’m loving the indoors, I’m not much of the outdoorsy type. I am a well mannered, quiet little guy with a gentle nature. I love to mooch food, but take treats gently and politely. I am still a little shy to play, but once I get going I love to tease when playing with my toys. I’m housebroken and will let you know when I need to go outside. I’m smart and understand a few commands and am looking forward to expanding my vocabulary.
I’m hoping to be the latest of Adopt-A-Pet’s Rags to Riches stories.
first, the Rags piece: It seems I was abandoned in a park. I was found hiding under a car – soaking wet, freezing, and frightened. I hadn’t been getting enough to eat, so I’m a little underweight and my coat needs some recovery time. It appears that someone bound my muzzle because I have some scars and missing hair in that area.
For me, riches will consist of a person or family to love and care for me. I’m shy at first, but feed me treats and I’ll be your best friend. I’m very gentle and I get along with everyone – grown-ups, children, other dogs, and even cats. Since I prefer to spend most of my time inside, I’ll even do well in an apartment or condo. I’ll want to spend a lot of time with my new person or family, so I’ll do best if not left alone for long hours. I’ll be a great match for a loving stay-at-home person. I get sad when I’m left alone for too long and will actually cry a little and look out the window waiting for my family to return. I’m afraid of being abandoned again. I’ll need my new person or family to be a little patient with me. I haven’t had a great life up till now, so I find new experiences a little scary. I recover quickly, though. I’m devoted by nature, and I promise to entertain you while playing with my toys and to cuddle with you when you’re relaxing. I’m what they call a lap dog. I'm starting to believe that I deserve a better life than the one I used to have. Maybe we can begin that new life together? Come and meet me soon so I can steal your heart! This is your one and only chance to be fortunate enough to have ME as your once-in-a-lifetime companion!
My adoption fee of $300 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combo, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, deworming, flea control, microchip, and of course, I’m neutered.
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.