POW: Doris Really Is America's Sweetheart

POW: Doris Really Is America’s Sweetheart

  • KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.

The song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” was recorded by America’s sweetheart Doris Day in 1956, but the sentiment is so fitting for Kane County Animal Control’s own sweetheart, also named Doris.



A 3-year-old brown and white pit bull, who at first glance looks like her socks need to be pulled up, Doris is just a girl who loves to play and spend time with her BFF’s at the shelter. Possessing a laid-back personality, her expression always seems to say, “I would like to meet you.”

She is content to spend much of her time just “chillin” and getting as many hugs and pets as possible. But don’t underestimate her liveliness level! Her excitement definitely jumps when she sees a leash and knows she’s going for a long walk with her best friend.

Doris does well with other dogs. She might require a bit of training to help with her manners and her enthusiasm when she is on a leash, but she is smart and trainable and good-natured.

A line from the song “Que Sera, Sera” says, “The future’s not ours to see,” but we at KCAC definitely see a forever home and a bright future for Doris.

KCAC Updates

  • Storm, the kitten with an adventurous streak, is living the dream in her new forever home. Congratulations, Storm!


  • April, Storm’s mama, has also been adopted. She’s probably happy to finally get a place of her own. Congratulations, April!
  • Payton, the wonderful beagle whose owner surrendered her, still needs to find her Charlie Brown family.
  • Renny, a 1-year old lab/pit bull mix is still awaiting his forever family to adopt him so he can have some fun!
  • Long tall Sally, the brindle pit bull with a goofy grin, is still waiting for her Mustang family to adopt her.

How to Adopt

All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccines including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm. The adoption fee for dogs is $200 and $100 for cats.

For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please go to www.kanecountypets.org.

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About Kane County Animal Control

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 2.42.45 PMIt is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:

  • Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against Rabies and have a Kane County Rabies Tag.
  • Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
  • Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
  • Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
  • Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
  • Investigate complaints of neglected and\or abused dogs.

Visit the Kane County Animal Control website and Facebook page!