“They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.”
– Tom Hayden, political activist, author
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
Perhaps the evening started out as the dog-version of a “girl’s night out.” Perhaps it ended with the three female pit bull puppies losing sight of where they began and, perhaps they found themselves lost and unable to navigate their way back home.
Perhaps that’s why the three girls wound up at KCAC that night, a little skitter-ish, tired and confused.
There’s 8-month-old Sheila, a gray pit-bull-terrier-mix, who is not used to meeting people and can be very shy at first. No socialization skills whatsoever makes her extremely naïve and uncertain around people, although the more people she meets, the better her socialization skills improve.
With tons of energy, Sheila is looking forward to enjoying long walks and training sessions with her new family, whoever they might be. Toys don’t really interest her, but she probably has not had that much exposure to them. Getting her to have a special toy might make for some fun play-times this summer.
Sheila is still in the puppy state-of-mind, i.e., jumping, running and rolling around on the ground with her sisters, so it’s best if she is adopted by a family with no other dogs.
And, at the end of the day, after getting plenty of exercise, Sheila is ready to settle down with her true owner to spend the night snuggling, cared for and feeling loved.
Are you willing to teach Sheila the finer points of living in a home without other dogs? Can you give her snuggles and hugs throughout the day and night? Will you be the home she was looking for on that night so long ago?
Call Ahead For an Appointment!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus situation, KCAC is asking any potential adopters to call ahead and make an appointment to visit any of KCAC’s adoptable animals.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we want to continue to remain vigilant in keeping our employees and county animals as healthy as possible.
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.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit www.kanecountypets.org.
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.