POW! Sweet as a Dolphin, Smart as a Whip — Sophia Is The Total Package

POW! Sweet as a Dolphin, Smart as a Whip — Sophia Is The Total Package

“If I’m going to be ‘too’ anything, ‘too cute’ is fine. I love puppies. So what? Who hates puppies?”
Zooey Deschanel

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

What has the sweetness of a dolphin, the running speed of a cheetah and the intelligence of a puppy?


Could it be Sophia, KCAC’s 9-month-old Siberian husky, who is looking for just the right family to take her home? Absolutely!

Sophia is a bundle of unbridled energy that greets each day as though she never experienced the last one. Filled to the top with good intentions, she will run straight for the new potential adopter, no holds barred. After a brief tummy rub, she’s all in for a bunch of hugs and kisses, then maybe a run across the yard.

We definitely encourage anyone interested in adopting Sophia to schedule training into her daily routine. A tired Siberian husky is a happy Siberian husky and one that is more willing to listen to commands.

With some socialization and a steady stream of positive reinforcement, Sophia will make a great addition to any family!

KCAC Pupdates


It is with much fanfare, pomp and circumstance that we announce Chance has moved on to spend the rest of his days with his forever family. Congratulations, Chance, second, third and fourth chances do come along.


We can only surmise some of the difficulties Piglet, KCAC’s pocket Pit, went through before coming to our shelter. None of that mattered, however, when her family walked in the door and fell in love with her.

Word has it that she has already had a spa day, and her new mommy has dressed her up on occasion as Wonder Woman. It’s all about the love!

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.

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.