Porkchop - Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Mix 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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(224) 637-0058


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Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Porkchop

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Round Lake Beach, IL 60048
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Not Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Yard Required
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Timid
  • Skittish
  • Independent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

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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    • Cojack Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Wade

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      Breed: Cojack
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Corgi / Mixed (short coat). Wade is such an energetic, wonderful, silly, fun pup! He can keep me entertained for hours. Wade knows basic commands but will really benefit from some formal training. He's a great listener and just wants to please. He is crate trained while he sleeps and while we are away from the home. Wade loves playing with other dogs, he currently plays at my doggie daycare and has a blast. He loves everyone, he can be a little shy at times but warms up very quickly. Wade is an all around fun pup, he just needs a family to love and entertain! 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: Lake Villa, 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 is on the smaller side for a lab at just 50 pounds. This handsome guy has the most adorable freckles on his nose and legs. He's currently interviewing humans that are good cuddlers and can throw a ball for him to fetch. Yeager is potty trained and crate trained. He has been working hard on his leash walking skills and we have found that the Easy Walk harness works very well for him. If you 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: 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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    • 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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