Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Adopt Alex, 13 yr old male black lab mix

Alex (Petraits attached) is a loyal and spry, 12 to 13-year-old, 55-pound, male Black Labrador Retriever-mix looking for a loving guardian. Volunteers at the Save-A-Pet shelter call Alex “a grand gentleman.” When he goes for his walks, he keeps a nice pace but always carries his leash in his mouth. Alex tends to bond very strongly with one person and becomes that person's “protector.” He has lived peacefully with cats, but he was never socialized with other dogs, so he is afraid of them. However, at the shelter, he can meet and greet another dog on leash with no problems. He especially doesn’t enjoy the energy of young dogs, or children for that matter. Since Alex is incredibly loyal and protective of his person, he’s probably best in a one adult dog-experienced home. Someone who will keep him safe on leash, in a crate, or in another room when people come to the home. To meet and possibly adopt Alex, please contact the Save-A-Pet shelter at or 847.740.7788. His adoption fee of $125 benefits the rescued dogs of Save-A-Pet, or only $25 through the SAP senior to senior program. He is a healthy older gentleman, de-wormed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on preventative. You can meet Alex and all the other Save-A-Pet residents at the adoption center at 31664 N. Fairfield Rd., in Grayslake, Illinois, on Monday and Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, or Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.