Breed: American Bulldog/German Shepherd Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 4 years old
- no small kids
- should be the only pet
Meet Capone
CAPONE is worried-if-he-can’t-see-you LOYAL, jump-on-you-and-smother-you-with-kisses LOVING and acts like a puppy coupled with the instincts of the 3 year old German Shepherd/American Bulldog that he is. He is looking for a FOREVER HOME where he can have the chance to be someone’s BEST FRIEND. He needs to be the only pet in an adult-only home with someone who has experience with his breed(s).

Capone got off to a “ruff” start to his life. He was rescued as a very sick puppy. He and his littler mate were living with somebody who couldn’t afford vet care for them. A friend of the family stepped in and and took them to Golf-Mil Veterinary Hospital. It turned out that both boys had parvo. Parvo is a horrible disease. Puppies with Parvo don’t usually survive. Golf-Mil treated them both then asked us if we could help find them their forever homes. Parvo treatment was tough on Capone. He almost didn’t make it. After a long struggle, fighting for his life, he pulled through.

The parvo treatment was Baytril. Baytril is only used in puppies in the most life threatening cases because it can cause joint deformity. Capone ended up with hip dysplasia because of it. When he was around a year old, he had surgery on both hips. He shows no long term complications and is actually quite agile! He just might enjoy participating in agility or another type of dog sport one day.

He is neutered, micro-chipped and current on his shots. For more information or to make an appointment to meet Capone, please contact us at 312-221-9285 or

See more photos of Capone in his Facebook photo album here!

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Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly toward his care.
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K9 4 KEEPS foster and adoption applications can be filled out:
  • online (online foster application or online adoption application)
  • or you can download and print a PDF to fill out (foster application (PDF)
    or adoption application PDF). You can then submit it by either emailing to, faxing to 312-829-2774 or sending snail mail to the address at the bottom of this web page.

    Be sure to read about our foster/adoption policies and procedure on the ADOPTABLE DOGS page before submitting your application.