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ZoraRescue Me ID: 23-06-01-00298

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About Zora

Adoption Fee: $375
Boxer / Beagle
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

Zora is a beautiful, gentle, loveable pooch searching for her forever family. She is estimated to be just about a year old and is 45 pounds; a great medium size! Her breed is unknown but she may have some Beagle, Boxer, Lab, and Terrier in her family tree, and she looks a lot like a mini Black Lab. She has a velvety, sleek, shiny black coat with beautiful dark brown highlights. Zora was originally found as a stray in Hazard, Kentucky. She found herself at animal control in mid-January. Animal control is a loud, chaotic, and frightening place, and Zora being a bit timid by nature, spent much of her time huddled in a corner. Unfortunately, black dogs are often overlooked, and often the last to be rescued or adopted and so poor scared Zora sat in her kennel for two months. Overlooked and unnoticed in an endless stream of surrendered or lost dogs entering the shelter. About ten weeks after entering the shelter, Zora surprised everyone by giving birth to two tiny pups overnight, alone and in a cold kennel. Zora must have been impregnated right before entering the shelter and never showed overt or obvious signs of pregnancy. Unfortunately, after spending almost her entire gestation period in such a stressful environment, Zora could not care for her pups and was not producing enough milk to sustain her pups. Thankfully, another new mom at the shelter with nursing pups willingly adopted Zora's pups and cared for them as her own. After hearing this sweet girl's plight, we offered to take her into our foster program at Pal's Place and offer her some much-needed love and TLC. Zora has been in foster care for a few weeks and is thriving! Seeing this shut-down, defeated, and scared pup blossom into a happy, silly, affectionate dog has been rewarding. She can still be a little timid when meeting new people and unsure in new environments, but she gets more confident every day. Once comfortable, she showers her humans abundant love and is a master snuggler. She is a very young adult, still shows a lot of puppy energy, and loves to romp in the yard with her canine foster siblings. Zoomies are activated throughout the day, and she loves nothing more than getting the other dogs in her foster home to engage in a game of chase. Zora is crate-trained and does very well with her housebreaking when taken out regularly. Zora's ideal home is with patient and understanding guardians who can give her all the time she needs to adjust to a new home, can continue confidence building, and provide plenty of love and attention. We guarantee it will be repaid tenfold! We think Zora would love another playful canine companion in the home, but it is not a complete necessity. You may notice a squint in some of her pictures in her right eye. Shortly after her rescue, Zora was diagnosed with Entropia, a painful and irritating condition where the eyelashes grow inwards towards the eye, scraping the lens throughout the day. The condition was surgically corrected when she was spayed, and no further care is necessary. She is now enjoying a pain-free eye for the first time in her life! She is also fully vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested (negative), and ready to go to her forever home! Zora's adoption fee to the rescue is $375. She is in a foster home on Chicago's north side and can be seen by appointment only after an application has been submitted and approved. Zora is anxious to meet her new family; apply today if you think she is the dog for you! For more information or an application, please email [email protected] or visit Adoption applications and correspondence from the rescue may end up in your spam or junk folder. If you are waiting for our reply, please check those folders regularly. We cannot hold our dogs for any reason. Please do not apply unless you are ready to meet and welcome a new companion into the home within three days of applying. �'ۢ Zora's adoption fee is $375. This fee helps to cover any necessary medical care to prepare her for adoption. Pal's Place relies solely on adoption fees and donations to care for the animals in our rescue. Your donation also helps save other dogs like Zora from euthanasia. �'ۢ Please email [email protected] for an adoption application, and please put the dog's name 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 protected]. Email is the preferred method of contact and is the quickest way to receive a response. Unfortunately, we cannot hold our adoptable dogs for any reason. Please do not submit an application until you are prepared to adopt.

Cook County
Chicago, Illinois 60618


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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