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Monkey(ADOPTED!) Mountain Cur & Terrier Mix Chicago, IL

  • Puppy
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Brindle, White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee

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Meet Monkey(ADOPTED!)

**MONKEY HAS BEEN ADOPTED!** Place would love to introduce you to an exceptional puppy in need of an exceptional home. Monkey came to us from an overburdened animal control facility in rural Kentucky with his 6 littermates when they were just 8 weeks old. This sweet and adorable little dude was born on Christmas Day 2020. We aren't quite sure of his exact breed, but he appears to be a Mountain Cur mix, possibly with some type of Terrier. He's currently 3 months old (3/30) and weighs 11 pounds. Given his age and current size, we expect him to be 20-30 pounds when fully grown, so a nice medium size for urban or suburban dwelling. Monkey is an easy-going, mild-mannered puppy that is an absolute joy to be around. He loves to play and explore but is more on the mellow side and loves snuggling just as much as running around.

The first week of March, Monkey was diagnosed with a condition called Juvenile Cellulitis. It's an immune condition that generally affects the skin. We have had several puppies over the years diagnosed with J.C, and we recognized the symptoms right away. Monkey in the very early stages of the disorder, and he received prompt treatment. Puppies usually recover quickly and fully with treatment, and Monkey has been no exception. He is doing very well and is a happy, active, and otherwise normal pup. Treatment for the disorder is usually a 14-day course of antibiotics paired with a much longer course of steroids that they are slowly weaned off. He is still being tapered off the steroids, which will go on for another 4 weeks. Because it's an immune condition, his veterinarian is also spacing his vaccines as far apart as possible to avoid overstressing his system while he's recovering. He's due for his next and final puppy distemper/parvo booster in mid-April. After that, his veterinarian would like to wait another couple of weeks before giving him his rabies vaccine. We've also put off his neuter until he's about 6-8 months old. All of Monkey's littermates have found their homes, and now it's Monkey's turn! His veterinarian and our rescue organization have cleared him for adoption, provided his new adopters can commit to bringing him back to the veterinary clinic on Chicago's northside that has provided his care thus far. We feel it's important for very young puppies to be placed in their forever homes as quickly as possible so they can begin adjusting to their new lives, and we are anxious for this perfect boy to finally have a family! Pal's Place will cover the cost of his remaining core vaccines, any follow-up care needed for the Juvenile Cellulitis, and his neuter surgery when he's older as part of his adoption. Because of this, we are only considering homes in Chicago, so care can be continued at our partner clinic.

Juvenile Cellulitis is not contagious between animals, so it is safe to welcome into a home with existing pets. Monkey is doing excellent with his crate-training and is working on his housebreaking. He's attentive and eager to please, and training so far with him has been a great pleasure! Please keep in mind that puppies his age need frequent potty breaks (every 2-3 hours or so) and lots of playtime during the day for the next several months, so please consider if you truly have the time for a puppy before applying.

Monkey's adoption fee to the rescue is $450. This fee helps to cover his medical expenses while in our care, and the medical care that will be provided outlined in his description. Monkey is microchipped, up-to-date with age-appropriate vaccines, dewormed, and started on monthly flea and heartworm prevention.

Monkey in a foster home can be seen by appointment only after an application has been submitted and approved. For more info or for an application, please email or visit our website at Unfortunately, we cannot place holds on our dogs for more than 3 days after an application has been received and approved for a meeting. Please do not apply to adopt unless you are ready to welcome a dog into your home within 3 days of applying.

• Monkey's adoption donation is $450. This donation helps to cover his neuter, initial vaccines, initial worming, and microchip. Pal's Place relies solely on donations to care for the pets in our care. Your donation also helps save other animals like Monkey and his littermates from euthanasia.

• Please email for an adoption application, and please put the name of the dog in the subject line. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder; sometimes, the applications end up in there!

• All of our dogs are in foster homes are can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY after an approved application has been received. To receive more info, please email Email is the preferred method of contact and is the quickest way to receive a response. We cannot place holds on our dogs. Please do not contact us until you are prepared to adopt.

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