Every week we bring you pets looking for homes at area rescue groups. This week the pets are from Animal Rescue Foundation – IL (ARF) and the DuPage County Animal Care and Control. We welcome other animal shelters and rescue groups to contact us to participate in this weekly column. To participate, contact Glen Ellyn Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez.
DuPage County Animal Care and Control
Faith came to DuPage County Animal Care and Control as a stray. When she arrived at the shelter she weighed in at a hefty 18 lbs. The DCACC staff is proud to say that she has lost a pound! They believe that with just a little exercise she will continually lose more weight. Faith absolutely loves being around people. That staff often lets her hang out in the office as they work. Faith also enjoys visiting the Convalescent Center for pet therapy. She does get a little nervous with small children and will do best with children over 10 years of age. Faith likes cats, but does prefer to be the only dog in the household. She is 4-5 years old, spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. The shelter completely agrees with the George Michael song. ”I gotta have Faith”!
Oscar and Mojo
Oscar and Mojo are ferrets that came to the animal shelter because their owner moved and left them behind in the apartment. Mojo is brown and tan in color, which is called Sable, and Oscar is white, he is considered an albino. Both ferrets are super friendly and the shelter staff loves to play with them. They are perfect gentlemen and always use their litterbox. Ferrets can be really fun pets to own. They tend to have the sleeping and bathroom habits of a cat and play like a dog. Stop by and check out Oscar and Mojo. The staff guarantees that these guys will weasel their way into your heart!
Adoption fees at DuPage County Animal Care and Control are $100 for dogs. Cat adoption fees are $50. For the holidays, the agency has a special program. Donate a pound of food and earn $2 off an adoption. The more you donate in weight, the less your fee. Adoption fees include the fee for the pet, the shots, microchip and registration. Other animals are available at the shelter, including rabbits and guinea pigs.
The DuPage County Animal Care and Control is located at 120 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact them by phone at 630-407-2800 or visit online.
Animal Rescue Foundation – Illinois
Bobbie is a 3-4-year-old Chihuahua. He is a sweet, calm, meek, little guy that is very loving and just wants a calm household and lots of love. He always wants to be near you, next to you, touching you and absolutely steals your heart with his quiet, calm, sad-sack eyes. He is looking for a forever home, is it with you?
Randi has both the stripes of a tabby and the orange and black colors of a tortie. Sometimes cats with this combination are called “torbies”. Randy is a girl who just wants to have fun. She plays, she cuddles, and she loves to have her little spotted tummy rubbed...just don’t try to ignore her! She will remind you that she is waiting for attention-and she doesn’t like waiting very long! Although she has not had contact with children, she should be fine with gentle, respectful young people. No problems would be expected with feline-loving dogs, either, as long as they are introduced carefully and Randi does not feel she is in danger. Will you give Randi her forever home and become her forever tummy-rubber?
Fees for adoption are: dogs: $200; puppies: $225; cats: $110; kittens: $125, front paw declawed adults cats $125 unless otherwise noted. Right now the group has a Home for the Holidays promotion. Older cats and moms are $75 and all black cats are only $25!
Contact the organization or inquire about a pet at 630-200-3828 or send them an e-mail at info@ARF-IL.org.