Sunday, August 21, 2011
A Rat Terrier Mix Perfect for a Quiet Household
Spot is a Rat Terrier Mix who has been with Animal House Shelter since May 2010. He is a happy 8-year-old dog who has a lot of energy for an older dog, supervisor Amanda Bosshart said. "He is such a sweetheart," Bosshart said. Spot is good with other dogs and is very friendly, Bosshart said. He is quite, keeps to himself and loves going for walks. He also does not bark very loudly. She said he'd be a perfect fit with a retired couple or a quiet household. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Spot or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Animal House Shelter's pit bull mixes Carmella and Janis are the pets of the week. They came to the shelter together and are waiting to be adopted.
Full of energy, Carmella and Janis are two 1-year-old stray pit bull mixes who came to Animal House Shelter from an overcrowded humane society in Indiana. They have been at AHS for about three weeks and are ready to move on to a permanent home. Carmella weighs about 55 pounds while Janis weight about 35 to 40 pounds, and both are expected to grow a little more within the next year. Carmella and Janis are good with kids and love to give kisses. Having been through so much together, the two puppies are the best of buds. Both are very curious but listen well. They are playful and will lick you to death. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Carmella and Janis or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Animal House Shelter's Pointer/Amstaff is the pet of the week. She is looking for someone to run and play with.
Flicka is a 2-year-old pointer/America Staffordshire terrier mix who came from a low-kill shelter facility in Indiana. She would make a perfect family pet because she gets along well with other dogs and children. Flicka loves hugs and kisses, tennis balls, running and playing. Huntley’s Animal House Shelter’s kennel supervisor Amanda Bosshart said Flicka is extremely active and would love to be somebody’s running partner. But most importantly, she is just looking for a place to call her own. “She would love to go home with somebody,” Bosshart said. Stop by Animal House Shelter to visit Flicka or call 847-961-5541 to learn more about adoption.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Animal House Shelter's purebred miniature pinscher Mallard is the pet of the week. He is still looking for a family after staying at the shelter for an unusually long time.
Mallard is a 2-year-old miniature pinscher who has been at Huntley’s Animal House Shelter since Dec. 27, waiting for someone to adopt him. He came to AHS with his brother from a high-kill facility, where he was going to be put down within three to seven days. The shelter receives 400 emails a day from kill-shelters –one of these emails is what led to Mallard coming to Huntley. Although he was transported with his brother, who already has been adopted, Mallard continues getting passed over, because he is not very outgoing. AHS supervisor Amanda Bosshart said the 15-pound purebred earned his name because his shyness reminded her of a duck. However, despite his shyness, Mallard warms up quickly to other dogs and children. Some of Mallard’s …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Animal House Shelter's shepherd-mix Lexi is the pet of the week. She seeks a healthy, fulfilling future after enduring abuse.
Lexi is a 6-month-old shepherd mix weighing 30 pounds who suffered a rough and abusive early life in Florida. Luckily enough, Animal House Shelter’s owner Lesley Irwin was on a vacation when she received a call from a woman who fostered for a local pound. The pound had threatened to put Lexi down because she struggled in acclimating to new people. Irwin took the 24-hour trip home with Lexi, observing the collapsed growth plates on her paws. This slight deformity indicated Lexi either had been dropped or was thrown at some point, according to Irwin. Despite the hardships she faced, Lexi has warmed up quickly to meeting new people in her present home, Huntley’s no-kill shelter. However, with a caring family – away from the stress of the …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Huntley based no-kill shelter held its fourth annual shower Sunday in Crystal Lake. There were lots of the adorable puppies and kittens there who are available for adoption. The shelter has been open since 2002 and has rescued 15,000 animals.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Whisper is the Pet of the Week. He's a friendly little guy who needs a home, preferably one without a cat.
Patch is teaming up with Animal House Shelter to bring you videos of Pet of the Week. The no-kill animal shelter has helped save many dogs and cats who now need a loving home. The shelter is located at 13005 Ernesti Road in Huntley. For more information on Whisper, call 847-961-5541.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
She's a big, lovable pooch who is waiting for you to open your home to her.
Patch is teaming up with Animal House Shelter to bring you videos of Pet of the Week. The no-kill animal shelter has helped save many dogs and cats who now need a loving home. The shelter is located at 13005 Ernesti Road in Huntley. For more information on Trista, call 847-961-5541.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The Giving Tree Celebration will take place this weekend and next weekend at the Animal House Shelter in Huntley.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Children will get the chance to meet Santa this year as part of the Animal House Shelter's Giving Tree Celebration. At the event, there will be a tree set up in the lobby and children and their families can come and take pictures with Santa Claus for $5 with proceeds going to the shelter. There will also be a giving tree with ornaments with pictures and names of each dog and cat at the shelter detailing wishes on the backs of the ornaments. Wishes could include blankets, food or something else the shelter needs. Items needed can be found on the Web site. "We ask that people take those ornaments and fulfill the wish and wrap it up and put it in the present under our tree," said Marlene Sweeney, office manager for the shelter. A bake…
Friday, November 19, 2010
This 6-year-old has a big appetite, she's searching for a home with kids but no other pets.
Patch is teaming up with Animal House Shelter to bring you videos of Pet of the Week. The no-kill animal shelter has helped save many dogs and cats who now need a loving home. The shelter is located at 13005 Ernesti Road in Huntley. For more information on Ester, call 847-961-5541.