Pets of the Week: Tail Swatting Pup, Yorkie with Personality Plus and the Cats Meow

Every week Glen Ellyn Patch shares information from rescue groups about dogs and cats seeking permanent homes.

Every week we bring you pets looking for homes at area rescue groups. This week the pets are from Animal Rescue Foundation – IL (ARF) and the DuPage County Animal Care and Control. We welcome other animal shelters and rescue groups to contact us to participate in this weekly column. To participate, contact Glen Ellyn Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez.

DuPage County Animal Care and Control


Coco is 5-month-old, female, pit-bull mix. She came into DuPage County Animal Care and Control because her tail knocks over the baby in the house. Being a puppy she is still very playful and happy. Due to her happy tail we recommend that she not go home with kids under the age of 7. Coco is very sweet and loves to be around people. She currently participates in our pet therapy program. Coco would need a home that understands that she is a puppy and will need some training.

Buddy Holly 

Buddy Holly came into DuPage County Animal Care and Control several months ago because the previous owner’s landlord would not allow him to live in her home. Just like the musician he is name after, Buddy Holly is well liked at the shelter and gets along with everybody. He enjoys the company of both dogs and cats and his been raised with a child. He is very affectionate and super friendly. He loves to play…not guitar, but with toys.

Adoption fees at DuPage County Animal Care and Control are $100 for dogs.  Cat adoption fees are $50. For the holidays, the agency has a special program. Donate a pound of food and earn $2 off an adoption. The more you donate in weight, the less your fee. Adoption fees include the fee for the pet, the shots, microchip and registration. Other animals are available at the shelter, including rabbits and guinea pigs. 

The DuPage County Animal Care and Control is located at 120 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact them by phone at 630-407-2800 or visit online 

Animal Rescue Foundation – Illinois


Giada is spayed and a little more than 18 weeks old and currently in a foster home.

Giada is one of 5 kittens in her litter.  She and her littermates were born outside and rescued with their momma cat by ARF.  

She is still working on feeling comfortable in foster care, but she’s a very sweet girl.  She has no fear and enjoys playing with her brothers and sister and chasing them around. 


Scooter is a 2-year-old standard sized Yorkie who is a sweet and lovable boy.  He gets along very well with other dogs and cats.  He was found and taken to a kill shelter.  At the time of intake, he was unable to use his rear legs at all and pulled himself along by his front legs.  Two weeks later he had been pulled by ARF to safety and is beginning to use his rear legs again with the right leg being the 'stronger leg of the two.  The left leg still isn't very mobile. If full recovery (or near full recovery) isn't felt to be likely, ARF will have him evaluated for use with a cart to support his rear end to allow him for full mobility.  While much of his bio has been about his current physical condition, he is in every other way a completely normal dog with a marvelous personality and easy going nature who would fit into your home and heart easily.  We will continue to update his bio as progress is made physically but don't let that stop you from coming out to meet him!

Fees for adoption are: dogs: $200; puppies: $225; cats: $110; kittens: $125, front paw declawed adults cats $125 unless otherwise noted. Right now the group has a Home for the Holidays promotion. Older cats and moms are $75 and all black cats are only $25! 

Contact the organization or inquire about a pet at 630-200-3828 or send them an e-mail at info@ARF-IL.org.


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