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My name is Skittles!

Facts about me

Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)
White - with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
8 years 7 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Skittles is an 8 year old, spayed female Pittie who came to IL from TN in October 2021. She was terribly emaciated, neglected, and clearly had multiple litters. In addition, Skittles was heartworm positive; she has completed her treatment and is now healthy, looking great, and looking for her furever home!

Skittles is an overall wonderful girl, and loves people once she gets to know them. Initially she is slow to trust new people when she doesn’t have her person around and needs people to respect her boundaries. What that means is she’s good with people/strangers when she’s with her foster mom(although she prefers to seek out attention on her own) but can be very standoffish and wants space until she trusts you, particularly with men.

Skittles would do best in a female home with no children under 12 years old. She gets along with her foster dog sister but is not to sure about cats.

Skittles is:

• potty trained

• great on leash

• medium energy, loves walks and car rides and hanging out in the yard

• crate trained and likes her crate but prefers to sleep with her foster mom and dog sister in the bed.

• photogenic and loves to post for photos!

• Very treat motivated and loves to chew on bones

This adorable senior is so sweet, goofy, loving, and sassy in the best way! She gives the best wiggles, kisses and tippy taps and her greetings after a day of work are the best part of the day!

Skittles is fully vetted, up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on year-round heartworm prevention, spayed and microchipped.

If you are interested in adding this adorable girl to your family, please contact or 847-852-0895.

Barrington Area Animal Rescue & Kennels NFP (BAARK Dog Rescue)

Contact info

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. Complete B.A.A.R.K.’s adoption application in its entirety. Prior to submitting an application for a particular pet, we encourage you to research the breed so that you understand the characteristics and needs of the animal.

2. After submitting the application, a B.A.A.R.K. adoption coordinator will contact you (assuming you are the primary caregiver to/adopter of the new pet) to review your application and conduct an initial phone interview.

3. A representative of B.A.A.R.K. will contact your references and verify the veterinary information that you have provided on the application for pets currently or previously owned. Please be sure you inform your references that you have provided their contact information to B.A.A.R.K. and that they will be contacted.

4. If, at any time during the adoption process, we conclude that the pet of interest is not a good match for your household, your application will be kept on file for one year. You will not be required to complete another application during that time period if you find another pet you are interested in adopting from B.A.A.R.K. Rescue.

5. After the initial phone interview, if B.A.A.R.K. has decided that the pet of interest to you may be a good fit for your household, a “meet & greet” will be arranged, either at the home of the foster family or at your home. If the first visit is preferred to take place at the foster home, a second visit will be arranged at your home.

6. B.A.A.R.K. will bring the pet of interest to your home for a meeting with ALL family members and ALL other pets within the household. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure that the pet you have chosen is appropriate for your living situation and lifestyle. Please note that ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL FAMILY PETS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE IN-HOME INTERVIEW. More than one meeting may be required during the adoption process to ensure the best placement possible for the pet and the household.

7. When you have made the decision to adopt a pet from B.A.A.R.K. Rescue, we ask that you to spend 1-2 days thinking about the decision, in order to ensure that you are making the best choice for the pet and your family. A same day adoption is NEVER an option.

8. Once the decision is made to proceed with the adoption, an adoption contract must be reviewed, completed, and signed. B.A.A.R.K.’s adoption fee is non-refundable. You may also be asked to provide a separate check(s) of $150 as a fence deposit, obedience training deposit, and/or spay/neuter deposit. Check deposits will either be destroyed or returned upon completion of the required action.

Go meet their pets

B.A.A.R.K. schedules meet-and-greets with potential adopters at times mutually agreeable to both parties. These typically take place at the potential new home.

More about this rescue

B.A.A.R.K. Dog Rescue focuses its work on the rescue, compassionate and extraordinary care, and placement into permanent loving homes of homeless, unwanted, neglected, and suffering animals, with a focus on senior and/or special needs dogs. The Organization is an all-breed, foster-based no-kill Dog & Cat Rescue.

In addition, the Organization shall strive to educate the public on critical animal-related issues, and partner with other Organizations having similar values and objectives.