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We welcome specific questions. Due to high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond immediately. Your patience is appreciated.
If an animal is on our website, it is still available but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, it is in your best interest to submit an application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process.
We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.
As an all-volunteer, foster home based organization, ARF does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals. The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we must give priority to pre-approved applicants.
Peanut is a one-year-old male Chihuahua. He was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control. The first evening he was terrified – wanting no one to go anywhere near him, but by dawn he realized that these new humans were OK, in fact they were just as OK or better then his old humans!! And with that he was everyone's best friend. He loved his new mom, he loved his new human sister, he loved the family dogs, and he even found that he really liked the family cats! He is housebroken as long as he is let out every few hours. Peanut is very cuddly, likes to sleep at the foot of the bed underneath the covers, and is a very sweet and loving boy.
Peanut is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, housebroken and neutered. His new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing. Peanut' s adoption fee is $250. A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Peanut fill out an online application today! http://arf-il.org/application.html Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.
If you’re invited to meet an animal, plan to arrive on time or early,
as we cannot hold animals.
All household members must be present at time of adoption, including dogs.
We appreciate your cooperation.
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