POW! Kyle's Big Goofy Grin Shows His Labrador Love

POW! Kyle’s Big Goofy Grin Shows His Labrador Love

“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”
Kristen Higgins, author, In Your Dreams

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

Kyle isn’t a dog that can easily be ignored. He’s a Lab, after all, with the energy level of a steamroller careening down a hill.


The minute he hits the ground in the morning, this 7-year-old yellow retriever circles every available KCAC staff member, sits down by their feet and begs for all the attention they could possibly ever give him.

While he gets his stomach rubbed and petted, hugs are never out of the question.

Some kind staff member takes him for a much needed walk as his tongue lolls outside of his mouth in anticipation. He smiles his big goofy grin to let us know he’s in seventh heaven and to please keep this up all day.

With all of his energy, Kyle’s new family will want to harness some of it to help him work off his additional un-needed weight. Keeping him on a low-calorie diet will also improve his life and make for many years of Labrador love!

KCAC Update


Congratulations to Lily, our extremely shy little kitten, for finding her forever family. Her new family couldn’t wait to take her home to show her their home and teach her the ways of the world

It’s a new day, Lily!

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.