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

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Date Listed: 12/09/2016
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Organization Name: Heartland Animal Shelter
Location: Northbrook, IL 60062
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(847) 296-6400


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Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Blade

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 12/09/2016
Location: Northbrook, IL 60062
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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.

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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Little Foot

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      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!
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Jorge

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Jorge is a sweet young guy with the most adorable little face!! He is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix who weighs 15 pounds. This cutie came to Heartland from an animal control in Kentucky. The shelter environment is a little overwhelming for Jorge and he is a little timid. He prefers for people to go slowly with him and talk sweetly to him to let him know everything is ok. Jorge enjoys going out for a walk and sniffing around in the yard. He likes to run with his walker and makes a good running partner! Jorge really likes having his volunteer friends sit so he can be a lap dog! He really appreciates getting pets and hearing sweet talk. He sometimes prefers belly rubs!Jorge loves treats! Jorge will do best in a quiet home without small children. If you are a loving person who would love to give Jorge the loving home he deserves, then please make plans to stop by to meet Jorge soon! He is waiting for you!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Traveler

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Mitchel

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      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!
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      Brownies

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Everyone loves Brownies and you are sure to love this Brownies too! Brownies is a 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! Come on in to meet this cutie and see why everyone loves this Brownies!
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Jennings

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Mixed. Cute Jennings is a Beagle-Lovers Beagle! Like all Beagles. He is cute, loving, curious, and energetic! Jennings is 10 years old and weighs 34 pounds. He came all the way from Kentucky to find his forever happy life! Jennings knows his best years are yet to come and he would love to find his forever family to spend them with soon!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Miss Bashful...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. Miss Bashful was brought to Heartland by an independent rescuer who saved Miss B's life at the pound, and fostered her until we could take her in. 2-year-old Miss Bashful is truly one of the sweetest dogs we have ever had. She can be shy at first (hence her name), but this shyness disappears approximately two seconds after taking her out of her kennel. She is so fun-loving! Miss B loves going in the ball run to play with her toys. She likes to play fetch but can also entertain herself with a ball by tossing it in the air with her mouth, and prancing around with it in her mouth, and repeating. She is also great with other dogs. Miss B would be a great family dog, as she is very submissive and loving. She does need to work on her manners slightly, because she is a big hugger! But for now, we don't mind! We know you will love our sweet Miss Bashful, so come meet her today!
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Arlo

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      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.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Papa Bear

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. Papa Bear is a five year old terrier mix that loves to give great bear hugs! He has the softest coat and loves to be a lap dog... A 55 pound lap dog! Papa has been at Heartland for approximately a year and is still searching for his forever home. He was transported to our shelter from Miami, FL where he had a sad life with an owner who didn't treat him well and did not show him the love he deserves! Thankfully, Papa made his way to safety and is a great example of how resilient his breed is. Despite Papa's past, he LOVES all people and dogs! He shows his love by giving big kisses and hugs. What a chic magnet! This boy should go to a home with an experienced dog owner and no young children due to his strength and guarding of items from people he doesn't know. Once Papa knows and trusts someone, he has no issue letting you take a toy out of his mouth or a food bowl away. Recently Papa Bear was Heartland's guest at our annual Walk of Love. He enjoyed meeting so many new friends - both two and four legged. He truly was a perfect participant! Please give Papa a chance to steal your heart. He doesn't feel comfortable when visitors stand in front of his kennel, so ask a staff member to bring Papa outside to meet you. This boy deserves a great home and second chance at life. Come meet Papa Bear and get your share of hugs and smooches today!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Northbrook, IL

      Sprinkles

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Northbrook, IL
      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!
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