“Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.”
– Mordecai Siegal, author of pet books
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
A simple definition is “the ability to do work.”
It takes energy to perform most tasks, such as cooking dinner, driving, mowing the yard, or attempting to win a gold medal in the Olympics. How much energy is used depends on the job at hand.
Unless you’re Sarah Jean, an 8-month-old female Pit Bull terrier mix! A black and white beauty, Sarah has a very sweet nature. She will lick you until your face falls off or you’re able to somehow escape from her massive tongue.
Sarah Jean has so much energy she could literally power a small city. High energy is an understatement to describe how busy Sarah Jean is during the day.
From dusk to dawn, Sarah Jean’s hind-end wiggles and wiggles and wiggles. It wiggles when she plays. It wiggles when she eats. It wiggles when she’s taken on a walk. She gets as much exercise by wiggling her tail as she does just playing.
And she loves to play!
The family that adopts Sarah Jean needs to enjoy keeping active and be willing to include her in their activities, whether it’s long walks or hiking or playing ball in the yard.
And a definite must is enrolling her in training classes to help her with socialization and learning how to become the best canine citizen she can be. She is very intelligent for a puppy and will learn quickly if enough treats are involved.
Sarah Jean would like a brother or sister to play with, too. However, she may seem overwhelming to an older dog, so a vigilant family member should be near-by to umpire their play sessions.
If you think Sarah Jean is the right fit for your family, then she is waiting for you — to hug you, to give you kisses and to wiggle her way into your heart!
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.
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