POW! Ixnay on The Ogday (Schroeder Doesn't Know He's a Dog)

POW! Ixnay on The Ogday (Schroeder Doesn’t Know He’s a Dog)

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”
Charles M. Schulz, Creator of Peanuts

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

Schroeder doesn’t know he’s a dog.

He doesn’t know he’s a 7-month-old long-haired Chihuahua-mix. All he knows is he lives for cuddles and as much loving as he can squeeze into any given day.

As he sits on my lap, he makes every attempt to walk across the keyboard, hitting every key possible. Perhaps it’s his way of telling me that he can tell his story better than I can. And I’m sure it’s quite a story.

As I put him down on his bed for his nap, I wonder how this sweet, attention-demanding little boy found himself running down the streets of Kane County all alone in the middle of February. Was it his naivety that kept him out of harm’s way? Or did the KCAC warden pick him up just in the nick of time?

Whatever the circumstances of his past situation, Schroeder is not a puppy that is easily ignored. His cuteness is like a magnet, drawing even the most stoic to want to cuddle him. As he makes his little puppy sounds, hearts melt and you vow to protect this little guy from the evils of the world for the rest of his life.

He seems fine with other dogs, but because he’s so small, he’s easily intimidated by larger dogs or dogs that seem interested in getting into his business. It’s being around people that Schroeder yearns for and looking for the right family that will guide him through the pitfalls and successes he still hasn’t experienced yet.

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 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. Luna’s adoption fee, as mentioned above, is $20.

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.