Checkers the Chihuahua Loves People

Each week, we feature cats and dogs available for adoption from the Community Animal Rescue Effort at the Evanston Animal Shelter.

Small dog, BIG personality. That describes CARE dog Checkers to a 'T.' This little chihuahua/cattle dog mix with his unforgettable harlequin face is a gentle soul who gets along with everyone. 

C.A.R.E. volunteers have found Checkers to be reserved at first, but they love how quickly he warms up to and bonds with people. He's "affectionate without being clingy," as the vols describe him.

Checkers' personality continues to emerge. He has a lively, inquisitive side that the right family could help shine through. If you're looking for a calm, attentive companion in a compact package, come check out Checkers.

Checkers' Stats:

  • Chihuahua/Cattle Dog mix, 3 years old, neutered male
  • ASPCA Canine-ality™ Assessment rating: Orange / Wallflower
  • Checkers weighs about 10-12 lbs.
  • Checkers likes kids, but ideally they should be about 10 or older. Younger ones can overwhelm this little guy.
  • Checkers is okay with cats, but inexperienced with other dogs.
  • Checkers will need to attend DOG Puppy classes.
  • Checkers will need help with housebreaking, but he's smart and can be paper-trained as well. 
  • Checkers is neutered, microchipped and has had a full veterinary check-up and shots.

C.A.R.E. to Meet Checkers?

Please come to C.A.R.E. Evanston Animal Shelter, 2310 Oakton St., Evanston, to meet Checkers and speak to an adoption counselor. Adoption hours are Monday through Thursday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon-3:30 p.m.

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Janice Cha July 21, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Checkers update: Very happy to report that CARE dog Checkers was adopted last week! :-) Thank you, Patch, for sharing his info.


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