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Animal ID: 2772BonBon (male)

Italian Greyhound Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    BonBon is a 30 pound Italian greyhound/terrier mix who is approximately 6-8 years old. BonBon ended up at Chicago Animal Care and Control after he was attacked by another dog and his family could not afford his treatment. HELP rescued him from CACC and got him the treatment he needed for his injuries (which thankfully were not serious) and he has healed completely. The vet guessed BonBon's age at 6-8 years although he acts much younger. He is housetrained, does not chew, and sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in our bedroom. He gets along well with our medium size dogs. He enjoys running around the yard, playing with dog toys ... (Read More)and curling up on a fuzzy blanket for naps. He loves going for walks and is also going out for runs with me and my two dogs. He does very well and certainly has the energy and stamina for it, running as far as 10 miles. BonBon has very short hair and is not a fan of cold weather. So in addition to fuzzy blankets, BonBon likes to wear sweaters when it is cold and has a couple of coats for outdoors. BonBon was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, which improved when he started taking steroids. He currently takes a half pill every other day (the cost for 100 pills is $26 at Walgreens) and also takes pro biotics once a day. He is also currently eating a prescription dog food that we obtain from the vet. He should be able to be weaned off of that food once he has settled in to his permanent home. Before starting the steroids, BonBon spent most of his days curled up sleeping, often not even wanting to get out of bed. Now BonBon is active and playful, always happy to receive attention, wagging his tail and talking to us. It's obvious that he is a happy dog now that he is feeling so much better. While we hope that BonBon's IBD will remain in control with the steroids and pro biotics, he may always have bouts of diarrhea. As a result, he would be best with someone who is home most of the day or can let him out every 4 hours during the day. BonBon's history left him wary and a little fearful of other dogs. He is nervous when meeting new dogs but once he realizes the dogs are not aggressive, he gets along fine with them. He is a very well behaved dog and is eager to please. BonBon is neutered, micro chipped, and up to date on all of his vaccinations. He is ready to find his own family to love. He has quite a few good years left in him and he is hoping to find someone willing to give an older guy a chance. He is definitely worth it! So if you have room in your heart and a warm spot in your house for BonBon, please come meet him. (Less)

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PIease Read Before Adopting an Italian Greyhound in Illinois
    Italian Greyhound Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Italian Greyhound is a gentle, elegant, somewhat nervous and high strung dog. The Italian Greyhound makes a good companion for low-key families without rambunctious children. Italian Greyhounds get along well with other pets, especially other Italian Greyhounds, but do not do well with larger dogs. Italian Greyhounds need gentle but firm obedience training.

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    Italian Greyhounds can be mischievous and puppies may jump on tabletops and other furniture. Italian Greyhounds are descended from ancient Phonecian dogs. The excavation of lava in Pompeii yielded the remains of an Italian Greyhound.

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McHenry County - McHenry, Illinois 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, IL 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, Illinois 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, IL 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, IL 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, Illinois 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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