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Tessa Spaniel Mix Elburn, IL

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Tricolor (Brown, Black, & White) , White / Cream


Active, Loving, Friendly
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

Meet Tessa

"Hi! I’m Tessa. I’m 10 months old and about 45 pounds. I’m probably done growing. My family tells me I’m a Spaniel mix because of how I look and my hunting instincts. Because of my breed, I have lots of energy and would love a very active family who will take me on long walks, runs, and out to nature preserves so I can run around. I also like having a job, so I think it would be really fun to learn how to be a proper hunting dog.

I’m a very sweet and loving dog. I know this because I’m always tolerant of my family giving me hugs and singing me annoying songs and talking in funny voices. Humans are weird, huh?

My family says I’m super intelligent. I’m fully trained and learned lots of commands at my board-and-train school. Because of school, I can walk off-leash with my e-collar on. I love going to dog parks and playing with other dogs, even though I sometimes like to “roughhouse.”

I absolutely love my mom and dad and ask them for belly rubs all the time. They never say no! The only issue is that they work during the day, and I found out that I REALLY don’t like it when they leave me alone. I get anxious that no humans or other dogs are around. I love them so much that that, a few times, I’ve hurt myself trying to get out of crates or the room they leave me in so I can go find them. This doesn’t happen when I have company like another dog around!

My mom and dad love me so, so much and really want me to be happy. They talked a lot and made the hard decision that it’s best for my health and safety for me to be with a family with another dog so I always have company and don’t get anxiety. They are very sad, but they said they will feel a lot better if I can find the perfect family with a new dog brother/sister.

If you like going for long walks, being out in nature, and want to give your dog a new sister, please consider being my new family! It would make my mom and dad so relieved and happy to know I’ve found a perfect home.

I can’t wait to meet you, show you all my tricks, and give you lots of love!

Just in case you can’t get enough of me, here’s a few more fun facts about me:

· My family tried lots of different crates, but the joke’s on them because I broke out or escaped from all of them. I can’t help it – I wanted to get out to find someone to play with. My daycare even nicknamed me Houdini because I escaped most of their cages too.

· Do you agree that peanut butter was the tastiest food that was ever created? Because that’s what I think!

· I love the snow and cooler weather. If I catch a scent, I plummet my entire face into the snow to smell the smells.

· Did I mention that I LOVE BELLY RUBS?! I would let you rub my belly all day.

· I’m kind of a terrible guard dog. I love everyone. But I will DEFINITELY let you know if I see a bird or a squirrel outside!

· I sleep in funny positions, mostly on my back with my legs sticking up in all directions. It’s not ladylike at all. My parents take pictures and then send them to their friends. They think it’s hilarious.

Want to know more about me? Please complete an application and come meet me in person!"

Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping.

We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email for an application or additional details.

Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed.

Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family.

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