Help to bring this puppy home for the howlidays. Susan Russell, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, along with myself, attempt to adopt Pippin on Tuesday, December 19, at 9:05 a.m. on WGN Radio. Listen at 720AM or here.
Six-year-old Pippen arrived at the shelter in October.
Pippen, a real live Chicago dog, is the kind of dog who sits and waits patiently in his kennel for his turn to go out. He walks past the other barking dogs with ease and heads straight outside to go potty. He likes going potty outside.
Pippen walks nicely on leash—doesn’t pull much—and is happy to make a pit stop on his walk so you can pet him (or so he can potty some more). He loves to be pet all over and will give you a smooch or two, but he doesn’t overdo it. Pippen loves to play fetch, particularly with tennis balls. His energy level is a nice “medium,” and he’s happy to play or happy to just chill out with you. Pippen sits nicely for treats (and takes them nicely, too). He’s an all-around great and gentle guy.
Pippin isn’t aggressive but has never had the chance to learn how to read other dogs’ signals to back off. He needs resilient play partners to match his focused play style when he overdoes it. He has no issues with people and has a lot of love to give. Pippen needs to be given a chance for someone to love him. You could give him that chance.
We’ve adopted 11 dogs this year on WGN, and several dogs before that consecutively in 2016, so we’re somewhere near 20 in a row. Let’s keep it going and get Pippen adopted. Bring a dog home for the howlidays!