USA

Arlo - Labrador Retriever / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

rescue

Ad Statistics

Ad ID: ADN-74363
Times Ad Viewed: 122 times
Date Listed: 12/10/2016
Date Expires: 08 days from now
Organization's Other Ads

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Heartland Animal Shelter
Location: Northbrook, IL
USA
USA


rescue
Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Arlo

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/10/2016
Location: Northbrook, IL 60062
USA
USA
Tags: Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
Other
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed. Arlo has the sweetest face with his big brown eyes and pink nose that doesn't match. There is something so adorable about it! Arlo is very upset being back at the shelter. He has a nervous habit of curling in a ball and sucking the tip of his tail like a child might do with its thumb. It is really heartbreaking. Arlo was previously adopted into a home with another dog, and they ended up being best friends. Unfortunately, there were also kids in the home and Arlo did not do well with them. This family tried to make it work for months but ultimately they had to give him back. Arlo loves to be loved. He wants to be a lap dog and if you sit down in a chair he will put his front paws up on you and give you (too many!) face kisses. Arlo is housebroken, and he does love going for walks. He is not super interested in toys, but he would be a fun jogging partner. Arlo is 4 years old and weighs around 60 pounds. He really needs to get out of the shelter where he is constantly stressed, so if you are not sure you can adopt Arlo, please consider fostering him and he can be relaxed and happy in his foster home.

If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
  4. Start looking… Once you know what you’re looking for and what to expect you can start your search through thousands of adoptable dogs. PuppyFinder allows you to search by age, breed, location and gender.
  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
    Displaying 1-10 of 34 result(s).
    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Mitchel

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Mitchel is a sweetheart! He is a 1-year-old all white Chihuahua mix and weighs 14 pounds. We are happy to help this sweet boy find his happily-ever-after home! Mitchel is unsure of his new surroundings, but when he gets out for some quality time with his volunteer friends, he cheers right up and loves getting attention. He is a little nervous around some new people, but warms up quickly to others. He gets along well with the other dogs. We are still getting to know Mitchel and will update his profile as we learn more about his personality. What we do know is that he is very cute and very very sweet! If you are looking for a sweet little dog, please hurry in to Heartland to meet Mitchel today!
      1 People Like This
      Tags:
      Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Jorge

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Jorge is a sweet young guy with the most adorable little face that you can’t help but fall in love with!! He is a 2-1/2 year-old Chihuahua mix who weighs 15 pounds. This cutie came to Heartland from an animal control in Kentucky. Jorge found the shelter a stressful place and it was very difficult for him to adjust. We were so happy when one of his many admirers decided to foster him. Now that Jorge is in a foster home we are able to see his true personality. Here is a happy update from Jorge’s foster mom “Jorge is a loving little dog who likes to sit on your lap or near you and get and give attention. He is a true Velcro dog, he wants to be with his people. Once he became familiar with the neighborhood, he walks nicely on a leash and with other dogs. He also invites other dogs to play. If you are busy, he is content to play with soft toys quietly on his own. He likes to sleep at the foot of the bed outside of the covers, although he does appreciate a blanket on cool nights. His foster family is working on training with him, and he knows sit and off. Jorge is wary of men, and it takes him some time to warm up to men. He is very sensitive, and gets to know people slowly. It helps when they come down to his level. Jorge will do best with a patient owner who will work with him and understand he does best when he is able to adjust at his own pace.” If you are a loving and patient person who would love to give Jorge the life he deserves, please contact us to make plans to meet Jorge soon! He is waiting for you!
      1 People Like This
      Tags:
      Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Little Foot

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. We are so proud to have Little Foot as an ambassador for a breed that is often portrayed negatively. This handsome 2-1/2 year old pittie boy could not be sweeter and more loving. We were able to save him from euthanasia at a pound in central IL and now he's looking for his loving forever home. Because Little Foot was previously a backyard dogs who was left tied up outside all day, he does need to work on a few things, like walking without pulling, but he does very well with an experienced handler and a better collar/harness. He just has tons of energy so we take him into the ball run with one of his favorite rope toys and let him burn some of it off! He entertains himself easily running back and forth with his toy, and even tossing it to himself. Little Foot loves to be loved by all humans but he is not a huge fan of other dogs his size. Little dogs don't seem to faze him but big dogs wind him up. We hope you will come meet Little Foot and let us show you how wonderful he is!
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Brownies

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Everyone loves Brownies and you are sure to love this Brownies too! Brownies is a playful and cute 2-year-old, 9-pound little Chihuahua mix who loves everyone he meets! He loves getting outside with his volunteer friends and especially loves getting pets! He's an energetic little boy who loves playtime and would make a good jogging partner! He loves rolling in the grass! We think he would prefer a home without young children. We don't understand why he has not found his forever home yet! Won't you hurry in to meet this cutie and see why everyone loves this Brownies!
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Windy

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (long coat). Hello! My name is Windy. I am about 6 years old and weigh only 7 pounds. Aren't I the most adorable little Chihuahua mix you've ever seen? Somehow, I found myself at an animal control in Kentucky without a home. Luckily Heartland has taken me in and will take care of me until I find my forever home. I have been through a lot and all of the changes have been tough for me. I'm still adjusting and am a little timid in my new surroundings. I am a good girl and would love to find my forever family who will understand how much I want to be loved. Come by Heartland and see if you want to make your home my forever home.
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Dinges

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Hi there! My name is Dinges! I am a cute little 1-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to Heartland from an animal shelter in Kentucky. It was a long way to come but I am happy to be here where I know I will find my happy life! I am an energetic boy and love going for walks! I am new here at the shelter and my new volunteers friends said they will help my update my profile as they get to know me better! I will provide lots of fun in my forever home, so come on in to meet me soon!
      1 People Like This
      Tags:
      Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Yazmine

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed. Cutie Pie! Yazmine is a 8-1/2 year old, 52 pound Lab Retriever/German Shepherd mix. Yazmine is very sweet and affectionate, and loves to go on walks. She has had previous training because she is housebroken, walks well on a leash, and is responsive to commands. If you want to meet this cutie pie, then hurry to Heartland today!
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Ashe - Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 05/14/2017

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Ashe

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. We just love Ashe! He has the most expressive eyes, and with his big black shiny nose he kind of looks like a cartoon dog! He is 2 years old and weighs right around 60 pounds. Ashe came from a pound in Kentucky and we were able to save him in the nick of time before he was to be euthanized. He is friendly with some dogs but not all. He is better with the dogs outside as he seems to have some anxiety in the shelter, and outside he is more at ease. Ashe is friendly with all people, but more shy around men especially big tall guys. But he is super sweet and loves to walk and hang out outside. He is very good about holding it until he goes outside and then pretty much always does his business right away. He loves his volunteer friends and will put his paws in your lap while you give him butt scratches. Please come meet Ashe today and give him a chance to show you what a great dog he is.
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Blade

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed. If Heartland had a yearbook Blade would definitely win Best Smile! Blade has this unique habit of showing all his teeth to show he's happy and he can even do it with the command "Smile"! Some might mistake this for a sign of aggression but some dogs do smile, and Blade is one of them! It's the cutest thing ever. Blade is approximately 7 years old and weighs right around 40 pounds. Blade came to Heartland all the way from Miami and he certainly had a tough life before we got him. Blade has scars on his side and stomach, and he also does not like to be touched around the neck or back end if he does not know you. Blade does not like most other dogs and will attempt to pull towards them on walks, but with his new harness on he is very responsive to his walker's direction. Other than that Blade is very well leash-trained, and knows his commands well. He's very treat motivated which makes him even easier to train! When Blade accepts you into his heart all he wants is to smile for you, give kisses, and try to sit on your lap. Because Blade has been mistreated in the past, he needs an owner who will understand his issues and give him time to adjust. Please open your heart to this deserving dog.
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA
    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA

      Sprinkles

      verified

      rescue
      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Sprinkles is an adorable 6-year-old Australian Cattle Dog/Terrier mix who weighs right around 60 pounds. Sweet, bashful Sprinkles was at our shelter years ago and unfortunately recently returned because his owners could no longer care for him. He is not thrilled to be back in the noisy kennel, so we try to give him extra TLC in the quiet training hall. There, he will do all of his commands for treats, and he's very obedient. He is wary of his surroundings here at first but it's so cute when he comes out of his shell and plays and prances around with his favorite Kong toy. Outside Sprinkles walks very nicely and he is most definitely house broken from his years living in a home. Sprinkles would do best in a home with no small kids because he does not like a lot of noise and commotion. He would be a great dog to be a couch potato with on these cold winter evenings! Please come meet him today!
      Be The First To Like This
      Tags:
      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL, USA