POW! 'You Can Call Me Flower If You Want To'

POW! ‘You Can Call Me Flower If You Want To’

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”
Dean Koontz, author

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

You never know what you might find on a cold, dark October night among the trees, bushes and flowers of Kane County’s forest preserves.


Lions and tigers and bears? Probably not. But a tiny 7-year-old white Chihuahua with ears that stick straight up and eyes that stare into your soul asking for your trust before she darts away and then back again for a quick sniff — absolutely!

KCAC staff fittingly named her Flower and have been patiently working with her to build her confidence. She’s come a long way from that cold October evening shivering in a dark forest preserve.

She’s still a little timid on first meetings, but once she opens up to you, there’s no stopping her as her playful side emerges. One of her most fun things to do is to run as fast as she can down the hallway, careen around a corner and then place herself perfectly on a dog bed that’s under a desk. Then it’s back to running down the hall and doing it all over again. When she’s tired and spent, she’s available for a few kisses and a lot of cuddles until she falls asleep.

Flower is looking for a forever family that will help her grow out of her timid and shy nature and allow her to bloom into the fun-loving family member we know she’ll be.

KCAC Updates


Congratulations to Nala, a white and tan domestic shorthaired kitten, recently adopted by her forever family from KCAC. Here’s wishing you all the best as you grow into your full potential as a cat.


Henry, our scruffy little black terrier-mix, found his perfect home last week and has been living the good life ever since. Congratulations, Henry! Stray no more!

How to Adopt

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

The usual adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.

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

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About Kane County Animal Control

It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:

  • Kane County Animal Control Logo KCAC Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 11.39.45 AMEnsure 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.