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Mel Gibson

3 Years 8 Months
Spayed / Neutered


Mel Gibson


*3 Years Old - 52 Pounds
*Medium Energy
*Loves Walks, Treats, Car Rides, and Affection
*Dog Friendly
*Kid Friendly
*No Cats
*Potty & Crate Trained
*Recovering from Heartworm Treatment
*Training Required

Handsome doggo alert! My name is Mel, and I am eager to be your affectionate, fun-loving best furry friend for life. I am an outgoing dude who enjoys walkies, car rides, and soaking up all the attention I can from my humans. We will be BFFs in no time if you give me a good scratchy on my butt - I loooove that! I get along with other dogs, and enjoy playtime with my furry pals. I would be perfectly content as your only doggie, too, because I entertain myself by exploring the yard and I am all about that human/canine attention! I have done well when meeting kids. I am potty and crate trained, and look forward to seeing how much more I can learn so my adopters will need to sign me up for training classes; I am a smart boy and already really good at my recall command (is it really all that surprising that I happily run back to my people for more cuddles and praise?) I am recovering from heartworm treatment and will need a little extra TLC while I heal; staying calm is an important part of recovery so I see a lot of cuddle sessions and movie marathons in our near future! Look at my sweet pout and soulful eyes - I bet you are already in love with me, so go ahead and fill out that adoption application today because we have a whole life of love and fun to experience together!

If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.



Adoption Fees

When you adopt a dog, you're not buying a pet. Your donation isn't a fee for your adoptee - it's a gift that helps us pursue our mission, save lives, and ensure we can provide care to all the dogs in our program.


  • Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125

  • Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $375

  • Puppies. Under 6 months / $450


Adoption Requirements

  • Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border

  • Be at least 21 years of age 

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Have approval from owner of the residence  (written in lease)

  • Have a valid ID with current address

  • Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation 

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment 

How to Adopt

  Wag, Woof, Smile  


Get Started

Apply to Adopt

Ready to welcome a wagging tail into your family? Then fill out an application to join our adoption family!


Once we have your info we'll start the process (which includes a consultation and a doggy meeting) and get you on your way towards a life of puppy love. 

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