POW! There Was a Big-Eared Chihuahua Mix, And Bingo Was His Name-O

POW! There Was a Big-Eared Chihuahua Mix, And Bingo Was His Name-O

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”
Charles Yu

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

When you first meet Bingo, KCAC’s 3-year-old Chihuahua-mix, you might wonder if he’ll grow into his ears or the ears will grow in to the dog. In some ways, they look as though they might have a mind of their own as they point straight out from his head, almost as though the statement needed to be made that this is a little guy that shouldn’t be ignored.


Found as a stray in Aurora, running down one street and then the next, Bingo loves getting attention!

Shy at first, he warms up to people pretty quickly for the implicit reason of getting as much petting as possible. He can be playful, but sitting in his person’s lap is his favorite pastime.

He’s good with other dogs, too, just as long as they aren’t too nosy, but he definitely prefers people.

Bingo is waiting for just the right family to give him a chance to prove what a great addition he will make to their home.

KCAC Updates


We love hearing from the various families that have adopted dogs and cats and other animals from KCAC! We recently heard from the family that adopted Piglet, the small pocket-pit that had a difficult beginning in life. All we can say is a picture is definitely worth a thousand words!

Thank you for sharing Piglet’s incredible adventures with us!


Congratulations to Gouda, who found the perfect family willing to give her the long brushing sessions she needs.

Cuddle up, Gouda, you’re going to have a wonderful life!

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.