POW! Miniature Pinscher Earl Is Short, Sweet And To The Point

POW! Miniature Pinscher Earl Is Short, Sweet And To The Point

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. Additional photos by Lorena Page Photography.

His name is Earl.

Just Earl. Short, sweet and to the point, just like he is, short, sweet and to the point.


What you see is what you get with Earl, a small Miniature Pinscher around 7 years old who came to us as a stray.

How did he survive out there, so little, so naïve, so afraid. What did he do that warranted becoming a stray?

He’s friendly, loves meeting both people and other dogs, loves getting carried around and probably would be just fine with wearing some fashionable outerwear occasionally.

Earl’s energy level can sometimes be a little over the top, so he’ll need plenty of playtime to keep him happy and maybe a training class or two would help slow him down a bit. A tired dog is always more ready to focus and learn.

And, of course, Earl will always be up for some petting and cuddling sessions.

In this new year, as you make your resolutions, add Just Earl to your “must meet” list!

KCAC Pupdates


Congratulations to Piper, our very shy Italian greyhound mix, who was adopted and whisked away by a very large loving family and their dog to another state. From the nice emails and videos they’ve sent us, Piper has finally found her niche.

She’s enjoying the other dog’s company as she plays keep-away with her. And, she is finally allowed to be the great puppy we all knew she could be. A new year, a new life!


Congratulations are in order for Rosa, the very shy brown tiger Domestic shorthair that was found as a stray. Her forever family couldn’t resist her sweet personality and deep green eyes.

We’re so happy for her finally getting her warm and safe home, never again to have to fend for herself. Everything’s coming up roses, Rosa!

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.

Lost Pet?

About Kane County Animal Control

It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:

  • Ensure 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.

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