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|Breed:||Poodle (Miniature)/Lhasa Apso Mix||Color:||White - With Gray Or Silver||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||D-4374|
Anybody itching for a dog that won't make you itch, sneeze or wheeze? Our little Isaac might offer you just such an option! He's our newest little cuddle bug who appears to be a poodle mix - possibly with Lhasa Apso. Isaac is 6 years old and a convenient size at 15 pounds. Isaac came to animal control with his pads bleeding - probably from being out in the cold too long and perhaps having absorbed some salt that irritated his paws. We're happy to report they're all healed up now and he’s prancing around just fine.
Isaac is great on a leash and walks at a nice pace. He notices other people and dogs but isn’t overly interested. He doesn’t pull or strain, and he stays on the sidewalk (though given the fact that at the time of this writing the snowdrifts are over his head, so perhaps this wouldn't be unusual). His foster mom noticed he isn't interested in squirrels (can you imagine?!) so she thought "not much of a prey drive" and introduced him to their pet rabbit, and now they enjoy hanging out with to each other.
Another clue to his demeanor/background, per his foster mom: “I just took him to visit a friend, and he was a perfect houseguest. He was friendly to her, he stayed near me most of the time after exploring the next room, and sat on the towel I brought for him. Other than for jumping up a few times to be petted, he’s really well-behaved.” Another little something we've noticed about him is that he likes females, both young and old, and is initially somewhat afraid of men (less so boys), but he'll soon trust him the man if he spends a few minutes winning him over.
Isaac enjoys being near his people but isn't overly clingy. In addition, Isaac is potty-trained and not much of a barker. He's just a great little fellow!
Isaac's adoption fee of $280 includes: vet exam, heartworm test, distemper combo vaccination, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, dental cleaning, fecal test, 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.