Linus - Pit Bull Terrier / Chocolate Labrador Retriever (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

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Organization Name: Castaway Pet Rescue, Inc.
Location: Round Lake Beach, IL 60073


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Linus

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/28/2015
Location: Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Chocolate Labrador Retriever (short coat). Linus is a 6 years young pit mix. He is a gentle giant that is looking for a loving forever home. His size may be big...but his heart is bigger!!! He just wants to be close to you and share your life with you. He has lived with children and is very good with them, but would prefer older children that have less energy like him. He has lived with another dog in the past, but now in his life he would prefer ALL of your attention and really doesn't want to share his time that he has with you with another dog. He is looking for a big fenced in yard that he can run and play in. He loves to relax in the grass on a beautiful day. He will play ball with you all day, if you let him. He would also love a nice couch to curl up on with you and a big bed to share with you. Linus is not a barker...he will cry or yawn, but he just doesn't like to bark. Linus, by far is an amazing dog that has so much to offer and is hoping to find his forever home. Currently living in Oak Lawn, IL If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated. Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.

American Pit Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Pit Bull Terrier, Pitbull, Pit bull, Pit, Pit Terrier, Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier, Rebel Terrier
Overview: The American Pit Bull was originally bred for dog fighting and gained a reputation as a vicious animal. Can be a loyal and affectionate pet when trained and socialized properly.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 22-110 Most common: 35-55
Height (in): 18-22
Colors: Any color or combination of white, red, brown, black, gray
Coat: Its coat is thick, short and shiny.
Character: The American Pit Bull is intelligent, loyal and affectionate. If not properly trained, can be dominant and aggressive.
Temperament: The temperament of the American Pit Bull depends largely on the training and socialization the animal receives. In the hands of an experienced trainer, they can be socialized to be good pets. May not do well with other pets or strangers.
Care: This breed is easy to groom. They need to be bathed regularly and brushed occasionally.
Training: American Pit Bulls should be owned and trained by people experienced with this breed or other aggressive breeds.
Activity: American Pit Bulls need regular exercise, both in fenced yards and walks with a leash.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, heart disease and cataracts
Life Expectancy: 10-13

More About American Pit Bull Terrier Breed
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    • Border Collie-Chinese Shar-Pei Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Daisy

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      Breed: Border Collie-Chinese Shar-Pei Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei / Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Daisy, an adorable Shar Pei Border Collie mix puppy. She is super sweet and will beg for her humans to give her pets and throw her ball. Daisy is great with all dogs she has met. She loves pestering her foster sisters to play tug and chase her- which she normally wins! Daisy is friendly towards new people and gentle with children. She is crate trained; she is crated at night and during the work day. Daisy is a sweet, easy-going, young pup, looking for her forever home! If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Foster Home Location: Round Lake Beach, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Yeager

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Introducing Yeager. He's an adorable one year old lab mix looking for his happily ever after. He's currently interviewing humans that are good cuddlers and can throw a ball for him to fetch. If he has to share his humans, he'd prefer a furry sister about his size to play with. He thinks small dogs are lame :) If you meet his criteria and want to get some free kisses, apply today! If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Foster Home Location: Libertyville, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
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    • Miniature Pinscher-Shiba Inu Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Dakota

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Shiba Inu Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Shiba Inu / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). Hot Savings Sale?!?! $100 off adoption fee! Meet Dakota! Due to health reasons, his parents had to move into a nursing home and unfortunately they do not accept dogs. Dakota is a 8 yr old male min pin mix. He weights 30 pounds and is neutered, micro chipped, and current on shots. Dakota is a sweet dog once he gets to know you. He has been with his family his whole life and needs someone to be patient with him. He gets a little nervous around strangers and would fit well in a home with older adults without young kids. Once he gets to know you, he will never leave your side and will always be laying next to you. Could you give this faithful companion the forever home he needs? Fill out an application today! If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation was $250 now $150 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Foster Home Location: Palatine, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Ethan

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). This happy puppy is Ethan he is a 13week old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix and possible terrier but not sure what dad is?? He is a happy go lucky boy who is the most outgoing one in his litter. He has been around other dogs,cats and kids in foster home and is finally looking for a family of his own... Could that be you!!!???? If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $350 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated To give them time to grow, we do not spay/neuter young puppies prior to adoption. However, it is required by law for all dogs adopted from IL rescues and shelters to be altered within 30 days of adoption. We must have proof that it is performed in the 30 days. Adopters may use their own vet at their own cost as long as proof of the surgery is provided in 30 days. If adopting a puppy and you have adult dogs who go to public places, such as dog parks, they can be tracking home virus' to your puppy. Not only should the puppy be kept home from dog parks, pet stores, and such until he/she completes the puppy vaccination series at 4 months of age, but so should the adult dogs in the household. Please do not adopt a puppy if you cannot protect him/her from exposure to virus' as his/her immune system develops. Please remember that puppies require a midday meal, frequent potty breaks, and plenty of playtime for the first several months. Make arrangements if needed to have someone visit midday, every day, if no one will be home. Foster Home Location: Wonder Lake, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Toni

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). This Cute little man is Antonio! Antonio came from a hoarding situation down in Kentucky so has not had the best living environment for most of his life. He is coming along well at his foster's house he currently lives with other dogs, cats and 2 kids and does good. Antonio can be shy when first meeting but once he comes around he loves cuddling in your lap and following you around the house, he even has cute little spaz moments where he jumps around! He would love a home that understands at first he will be shy but comes around and will love you unconditionally! They are working on his potty training and are coming along great! Antonio is looking for his special home...Could that be you!!??? If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Foster Home Location: Wonder Lake, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Porkchop

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) / Mixed (short coat). Porkchop was rescued from a hoarding case in December of 2013 and is STILL waiting for his forever home. He was rescued from an owner that had over 30 small dogs - many of them being severely ill, malnourished and under socialized -in a small studio apartment. Porkchop has is about 5-6 years old and had not had nearly any human interaction before he was rescued by us. When he first arrived in our care, he trembled in the presence of humans and hid in a corner. We were unable to pick him up or handle him without experienced help. But, with the constant work and support from several foster homes, Porkchop has been making tremendous progress! He gets along GREAT with other dogs, and would probably do well in a home with other dogs and/or cats to make him feel more secure. His foster mom can now successfully leash him and take him or a walk, pick him up and sit with him on the couch, and pet him. He is trained to go potty on puppy training potty pads indoors, and will also go outside (we let him out in a fenced in backyard). He is still very shy and will most likely be that way for the rest of his life, but with a loving owner that he can trust, he will slowly begin to come out of his shell. Watching him grow and experience new things is extremely rewarding. Please consider adding this little man to your home; he is one of our favorites! For updates on his progress, visit "The Adventures of Porkchop" on Facebook! If you are interested in adopting Porkchop, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250.00 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424
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