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Adopt Arequipa

Female Labrador Retriever

About

In order to alleviate the need to bring an animal into the shelter environment, The Anti-Cruelty Society has developed the new Home-to-Home Shelter Bypass service to help people find new accommodations for their pets privately. THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT LOCATED IN ANY OF THE SOCIETY'S PHYSICAL SHELTER LOCATIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE PROFILE BELOW TO INQUIRE ABOUT ADOPTING.

Arequipa, or "Kip," as her closest friends call her, has all of the traits that you could want in a big, loveable Labrador. She's equally as happy cuddling with you on a couch or in a hammock as she is chasing a ball or going for a walk. Kip is actually one of the favorites at her regular daycare, where she gets to be the "lobby dog" who hangs out up front with the staff and greets people. Kip is housebroken and crate-trained (although she hasn't used a crate in years and may need some retraining in this area). In addition, she has taken classes at Collins Canines, Debbie's Dogs, and PetSmart and knows the following commands: sit, stay, come, lay down, take it, leave it, target, go to your bed, and watch me. Kip does not have any dietary restrictions, but her owners do add a bit of water to her dry food to ensure she stays well-hydrated. She also has some mild seasonal or food allergies, which they combat by giving her Benadryl twice a day. Kip has also been on anti-anxiety medication (Prozac and Trazadone) since 2012 on the recommendation of a veterinary behaviorist following a bite incident with a friend of Kip's current owners. They are currently looking for a new home because their one-year-old daughter is just learning to walk, and while they do not seem to think that Kip would do anything, having the two of them in the house together seems like it would simply be too unpredictable. Kip has also shown aggression toward other dogs, and will require a strong and experienced handler to keep her safe while she's out on walks. Kip's current owners think that she would be happier in a responsible home with only adults or adults and older teenagers that can continue to give her medication and attention she deserves. They are even willing to bring Kip to a potential adopters home for a meet-and-greet.

Owner's Contact Information
Teresa Sullivan
(314) 651-9249
tasullivan@gmail.com

The Anti-Cruelty Society makes no claims regarding the people using this service or the animals presented here. This is solely a platform for people attempting to re-home animal(s) in their care. We do not vouch for the honesty or accuracy of the statements made by either party in these transactions and cannot guarantee either the health or temperament of these animals. We encourage all parties to use caution and common sense when meeting people you do not know. This service can be a valuable opportunity to keep animals out of shelters and transition them into new homes with a minimum of stress, if used wisely. We would appreciate any feedback you wish to provide about your experience using this program, in order to improve it success. Comments or questions can be sent to education@anticruelty.org.

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Contact

If you have questions about Arequipa please contact The Anti-Cruelty Society - Home-to-Home Program

Details

Name
Arequipa
Age
Senior
Size
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Color
Black
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Housetrained
Family
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

The Anti-Cruelty Society - Home-to-Home Program

Shelter Driving Directions

THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT LOCATED IN ANY OF THE SOCIETY'S PHYSICAL SHELTER LOCATIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE PET'S PROFILE TO INQUIRE ABOUT ADOPTING.

Areas Served

Chicago area

Adoption Instructions

In order to alleviate the need to bring an animal into the shelter environment, The Anti-Cruelty Society has developed the new Home-to-Home Shelter Bypass service to help people find new accommodations for their pets privately. THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT LOCATED IN ANY OF THE SOCIETY'S PHYSICAL SHELTER LOCATIONS. PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE PET'S PROFILE TO INQUIRE ABOUT ADOPTING.