POW! For Dorothy, There's No Place Like Home

POW! For Dorothy, There’s No Place Like Home

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
– Dave Barry, American author and humor columnist

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

She struts around the halls of KCAC, happily moving from person to person. Sometimes she’ll jump up on a person just so she can get closer to them and look them in the eye, but otherwise, she’s just happy to play with whoever will play with her.

If the person she has chosen to be hers for the day keeps moving through the shelter, she will follow them, glancing up every so often, waiting for the “good girl” she craves.


Her name is Dorothy and she’s a 3-year-old black and white Pit Bull-mix that came in to KCAC as a stray. She probably had puppies at one time and then got thrown to the curb, abandoned outside to fend for herself because she had fulfilled her role. Have puppies, let the baby mamma dog go.

She might appear shy when she first meets someone, but she quickly warms up when she feels comfortable enough to join in all the people games. Throw a toy, throw a treat. She’s all about it and tries her best to catch it. Run down the hallway, she’s right behind you because it’s you she’s chosen for her person.

Training of any dog for living in a new home is always a good idea, just for socialization and learning good manners. Dorothy listens to her person with intense anticipation of what is to come, so there’s no doubt that she will become a straight A student if given enough time and one-on-one instruction. Positive reinforcement will help with her need to jump on tables, desks and countertops, too.

Dorothy can be laid back and serene, ready for a nice slow walk down the trails. Her preference is to stay away from other dogs, so having her as the only dog in the home will make her life perfect!

KCAC Update

Congratulations to Orion, the sweet, 8-month-old orange and white Domestic Shorthair. He was adopted by his fur-ever family and is demanding all of his new pet parent’s attention, we’re sure.


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.

Read More POW!