My name is Elder!

Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Elder
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Elder's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Elder's Story...
Elder is a handsome, quiet, mellow and calm, seven-year-old, 70-pound, male, black and tan Hound-mix looking for a loving guardian. Rescued in West Virginia, Elder made his way to Chicago where he’s living in a fabulous foster home. He has proven to be housebroken and loves to go on walks. He’s great on leash. He’s wonderful with children and regularly spends time with an 8 and 11-year-old, who adore him. Elder doesn’t play ball … and he certainly has no hunting instinct. He can be a foot away from a rabbit and not even notice. He likes to hang out, chew his bones and snuggle with his people. Elder gets along well with other dogs but has no use for tiny little dogs that annoy him. Elder bonds quickly and closely with people. He looks right into your eyes with his warm brown eyes and talks to you in his silent loving manner. His tail is always happily wagging, and he adores being brushed. After spending a lot of time outdoors in West Virginia, he only likes to be outside now if his humans are out there with him. He’s not a high-energy guy who needs a yard … he’d be perfectly happy in an apartment as long as he was there with a human who loves him. Elder is very healthy, de-wormed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative. If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting Elder, please fill in the on-line adoption application at and follow up by contacting Gloria at or 773-907-0305. His adoption fee of $200 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido’s. Elder is being fostered in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

Facts about Elder

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Elder, a Chicago Hound (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Hound (Unknown Type) for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Hound (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Hound (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Hound (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.