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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-16-00225Oso (Referral) (male)

Chow Chow Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Oso is a 9-year-old male black/red Doberman-Chow Chow mix (or so we believe) at around 75# who has been with us since he was 11 months old. We rescued Oso when we were single and childless and have since added 4 very active children to our lives. Oso loves these kids so much that he won't let anyone near them that he's not familiar with, thus why we feel the need to re-home him to someone experienced with large dogs (the kids really would like to have friends over now and then). Oso is housebroken, listens very well, knows sit, down, come,and get-in-your-bed. He is smart, attentive, playful, and very fit. Oso has quite a lot of energy ... (Read More)(especially since he's a senior boy) but a couple of good walks a day or some time playing ball in the yard and he'll happily nap the rest of the day away. He is your typical velcro dobe, but does very well while we are away at work. He loves to be with his people and is content with being petted with his head in your lap or cuddling with you on the couch. He is always glad to see you, even if you just went out for 5 minutes. He has not had any accidents in all the time he's been with us. He does tend to counter surf and trash-dive if given the opportunity. He's doing very well with a citronella collar with remote to help deter the behavior. He's very content with a tennis ball, chew bone, or other toy to keep him occupied during the day. If you ask him where his ball his, he'll run and get it, ready to play fetch and catch! He loves to swim as well. He currently lives with a female dog who is smaller and much older. She rules the roost so we'd highly recommend another large dominant-type dog in the home. He does quite well when boarded or in daycare with other large, playful dogs. We wouldn't recommend other small animals (ferret, hamster, etc.) as he has a very high prey drive. Oso is currently on a raw diet and has a beautiful coat and bright eyes - you'd likely never know he's a senior. Everyone who meets him says how 'magnificent' and 'beautiful' he is. He also receives a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement to combat any early arthritis. He was abandoned to a rescue at 11 mos with a fracture of the right hip, when we rescued him. He only shows signs of wear and tear on that hip after a long run (30-60 mins+). He also rides well in the car, walks nicely on his leash, and does well with bathing/grooming. He's quick to alert us if someone is at the door, but isn't a barker otherwise. Oso would do best with someone who is home more than away. He would make a great companion for a retired couple or a stay-at-/work-from-home mom/dad (of older kids). Due to his highly protective nature, he should not be in a home with young children. He has a major issue with our mail lady and nipped her arm at our door recently. In a house with adults, this wouldn't be an issue, as his protective nature has come on strong only since the kids have come along. He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm-negative, and current on his vaccines. He will arrive to your home with his crate, toys, bed, food, supplements, and a small stipend to cover his adoption costs. Email **Referrals are courtesy posts for animals at other locations. They need new homes, but they are not affiliated with Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus. Please contact the name/phone number/email address listed after each description to inquire about a specific animal. IDR+ has not evaluated these animals for medical or temperament; therefore, their descriptions cannot be guaranteed. IDR+ cannot be held responsible or liable for anything related to these courtesy posts. Referral animals are required to be spayed/neutered to be listed.** (Less)

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Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus
DuPage County Carol Stream, IL MAP IT!

(847) 277-1082

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-12-00569Gus (male)

Chow Chow Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    UPDATE: GUS IS IN BOARDING. PLEASE, SOMEONE STEP UP TO FOSTER HIM. LET'S FIND HIM A HOME BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS! This is Gus, a shepherd/chow/lab mix. He's around 4 years old and a bit overweight - now on a diet. He came to us from TX and is in boarding. We would love to find him a forever home, but if that is not possible, a foster home would be a great start. He is dog-selective so it would be better to be the only animal in the home or to have a meet-and-greet with the resident dog ahead of time. He is neutered and up-to-date on his shots. He's wonderful with humans and just wants to be loved. It broke my heart to have to leave him in ... (Read More)boarding. As I was driving away, I saw him looking after my car as he whined. Will you please give this big, beautiful boy a chance? (Less)

     Animal Location:

Green Pup Shelter
Lake County Lake Zurich, IL MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Chow Chow in Illinois
    Chow Chow Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Chow Chow is a big furry breed whose name literally means Puffy Lion Dog. Chow Chows are loyal companion animals but can sometimes be stubborn, obstinate, and overprotective against strangers. Chow chows need to be handled by a firm master. Chow chows can be aggressive with other pets but most are good with kids. Chow chows can live in an apartment and are equally good as inside or outside dogs. Daily walks help stave off behavior problems, although Chow Chows can be resistant to exercise.

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McHenry County - McHenry 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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