Ricky - Treeing Walker Coonhound / Hound / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Dog For Adoption in Iroquois, IL

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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Organization Name: Iroquois County Animal Rescue
Location: Iroquois, IL 60970
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(815) 429-4028


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Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Ricky

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Iroquois, IL 60970
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Likes to Vocalize Some
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Meet Ricky. He has been awaiting a forever home for nearly 3 years!!! Ricky is handsome and well mannered in the home and in public, and just needs to find the right fit in terms of placement. He is great with other large breed dogs, but not good with small dogs or cats. Ricky is frightened by small children, but does great with kids 12 and up. Ricky is capable of jumping any fence known to man, so he needs to be walked on a leash. He walks nicely on a leash, and is perfect for someone with an active life-style. He is SUPER smart, and would make a good hunting/fishing companion. He is protective of his home and owner, and is an excellent judge of character! He has a very comical nature and is the source of many laughs at the shelter. Can you give this boy a good home?

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Iroquois, IL
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Friday was found as a stray puppy and picked up by animal control but never claimed. She is about 5 months old and sweet as can be!
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      Breed: Doxle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Rambo was surrendered by his owners who had health complications and they were no longer able to care for him. He was adopted out and despite our requirement that all pets must return to us if it's not working out....the adopter gave him away to a friend who in turn gave him away to another friend. This poor boy ended up in a very bad neighborhood with bad people and was then listed to be sold on facebook. We were made aware of the situation and immediately got him back. Poor Rambo is now safe in a foster home with us and looking for a home. He's SO cuddly and loves to snuggle under blankets and be close to you. He's a sweet boy and gets along well with other dogs, cats and kids. This should not have happened to this sweetie and it will not happen again. For this reason, Rambo's adopters must have a solid vetrinary history and references so that he gets none other than the top notch home which is what he so deserves!
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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      Harley

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      Breed: Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
      Posted Breed: Husky (long coat). Harley's owners relinquished him as they did not have time to take care of him anymore. He's a sweet boy that needs a loving home.
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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      Lucy

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      Breed: Poochon
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Iroquois, IL
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