Pets of the Week: Fab Four Furballs Seeking New Homes

Every week Glen Ellyn Patch shares information about dogs and cats waiting for homes with area rescue groups.

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.

Animal Rescue Foundation


Sammie is an 8-year-old white miniature poodle. He is a very happy, sweet boy that loves to snuggle. He is the last remaining dog of nine poodles rescued from an awful puppy mill. He spent his life in horrible conditions, and is now very much enjoying his life now that ARF rescued him. He is slowly learning how great life is being a dog! He loves spending time outside, he isn't much of a barker, and he always wants to be near you. He would do great in a one dog home or with other dogs. He is friendly and is just looking to be someone's best friend!

Sammie can be seen Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Spotted Paw in Wheaton He is micro-chipped, up-to-date on all vaccinations, house-broken and neutered. Sammie's adoption fee is $125. 


Layla is a buff colored sweetie who is being fostered with cats and dogs and children — and loves them all. She is about 5 months old. She enjoys playing with all kinds of kitty toys and looking out the window from her perch on top of the cat tree, but she's always ready to cuddle up in your arms and purr and purr.

Fees for adoption are: dogs: $200; puppies: $225; cats: $110; kittens: $125, front paw declawed adults cats $125 unless otherwise noted.

Contact the organization or inquire about a pet at 630-200-3828 or send them an e-mail atinfo@ARF-IL.org

DuPage County Animal Care and Control


Adorable Audrey would love to know you!  This little dumpling is as sweet as they come.  Audrey is an 8-to-10- month-old pit bull.  She came to the shelter as a stray.  We are certain that someone surely misses this sweetheart; perhaps they just didn’t know where to look for her.  Audrey is a really nice girl with good manners.  Audrey has attended a few STAR obedience classes, and has proved to be quite the student!  She LOVES to please you and will give you her complete attention in exchange for a few treats and lots of praise.  Audrey has had the opportunity to go to a few events and has been an absolute angel with everyone both young and old that she has met.  Additionally Audrey is very polite when it comes to meeting other dogs.  We do require that Audrey go to a home with no other dogs, although she would probably do very well attending a supervised play group at a training facility. Audrey will make a wonderful addition to any family.  Hurry in and meet this sweetie today, we know you will fall in love!


I'm Kara, a VERY loving and affectionate sweetheart and generous with kisses.  My paws are always busy, kneading my bed, a toy and the air. I am green-eyed and gorgeous with beautiful tabby markings. I love to play; I love to be wherever you are.  I hope you'll share your lap and save me a space in your bed!  My ideal home has maybe one other cat, a handsome male who's easy-going. A dog who ignores me is okay. Loud noises and little kids might be too much for me. I've been here awhile and shelter life is hard for sensitive souls like me.  Come meet me and pet me, then let's go home...

Kara is currently housed at the Wheaton Petco, one of our off-site adoption locations.  Hurry in and visit her there!

Adoption fees at DuPage County Animal Care and Control are $100 for dogs or cats, which includes 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



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