King at a Glance

  • Location: Kankakee, IL 60901
  • Age: 13 Years (Est DOB: 2005)
  • Weight: 10lbs
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Miniature Pinscher
  • Kids: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: Likely

King’s Story

History:  King’s owner had been keeping him in their apartment for many many years.  The landlord did a surprise visit and realized they had a dog and forced the family to surrender him to a shelter immediately.

About:  Despite being blind King is an adventurous guy!  When he is introduced to a new space the first thing he wants to do is walk around and investigate.  King loves to cuddle and snuggle while in the house, but when he is outside he insists on being set down so that he can walk around and explore the world, he has no fear!  King does bark when he can’t find anyone but if you call out to him he will quiet up and use his radar-like skills to come find you. He is being fostered with multiple other dogs and he gets along great with everyone and loves to be in the middle of the action.  His foster home feels that he would probably do just as well with cats. King lives with a 13 year old boy and they get along great. He would probably do best in a home with someone who is home often, or has other friendly, social pets who can stay with him while the people are gone.  King has one silly/peculiar behavior: He loves to sleep with JUST his head covered by a blanket! King’s foster mom used the following words to describe him: Sweet, Gentle, Nuzzly, Cuddly, Adventurous.

Being 13 years old, King has a few medical conditions that potential adopters should know about.  He is currently on the heart medications: Vetmedin, Furosemide, and Enapril, but he is receiving a low dose so this could be increased as time goes on if needed.  His vet suggested that 1 year would be the very low end of his prognosis, but she often sees dogs live up to 3 years with his condition. We estimate his monthly medications to be around $80.  His general blood work is great for a dog his age and he is still very active. King’s foster mom is doing a fantastic job with him and is doing a great job managing his health and is even personally sponsoring his medications and vet visits, but she would love to share the happiness his joy extrudes with a forever home of his own.  King is looking for an adopter who wants a great, happy, glass-half-full companion, but who has the financial stability to cover his monthly medications.

King going for a stroll:

King no vision,no problem: I find my food just fine:

King on a walk with a buddy: