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Porkchop - Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

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Organization Name: Castaway Pet Rescue, Inc.
Location: Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
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Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Gender: Male Male
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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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    • Coonhound-Vizsla Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Harbor

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      Breed: Coonhound-Vizsla Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Vizsla / Coonhound / Mixed (short coat). Harbor is a the prime example of a "man's best friend"! He is sweet, loving and seeks to please his foster parents. Harbor is very calm; he loves curling up in a comfy dog bed or basking in the sunlight! He sits nicely in the car, is perfectly potty trained, and he is crate trained- though can confidently be left out unattended. He loves house guests, is calm around children and gets along with other dogs. He is a beautiful Vizsla/hound dog mix, which is clear in his howl. BUT he has been so responsive to the short and minimal training he has received! He just wants to make people happy! If you are looking for a companion to add to the family, consider this guy! 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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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Azzuri

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Hound / Mixed (short coat).
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Azzuri

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Azzuri was adopted out from Castaway as a puppy in 2013, and unfortunately is now being returned to our care. He LOVES other dogs and dogs help him to feel more comfortable. He goes to doggy daycare and enjoys hanging out with the mellow dogs. He is extremely sweet, but he does get scared of storms and new situations. Azzuri is currently being fostered in a home with another dog and so far has done great! He is also housetrained. Please consider adding this handsome boy into your family! If you are interested in adopting Azzuri, 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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Minnie

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Minnie Is beautiful, smart, playful, crate trained and completely housebroken! She is about 6 years old. She walks well on a leash, gets along with other dogs, people and children. She only chews her own toys and bones. Not food aggressive or aggressive in any way. She rarely barks and likes to play, but can also be a couch potato. She knows sit, stay, come and off. She loves to go for rides in the car. When left outside to play, she will knock on the door when she is ready to come in. :) 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.
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