My name is Fezziwig!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Fezziwig
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PAWS Chicago

Facts about Fezziwig

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
No one loves people more than Fezziwig. Company is his jam. He’ll never turn up his snout to a movie on the couch, a game of fetch, or learning new tricks. And if you take out the brush, you’d better mean it. Seriously, this guy is all about the brushing. All that said, he’s also perfectly fine when left alone. Fezziwig’s foster family describes him as laid back, good mannered, and “the perfect amount of active.” A barker, he is not. You may be asking why anyone would ever give up such a gem of a dog. Sadly his adoptive family had financial issues and couldn’t afford to keep him.

Something to note about Fezziwig—but not be deterred by—is that he has Addison's disease, a lifelong condition that causes his adrenal glands to make an insufficient amount of hormones. It’s well controlled on medication and he can (and does) live a normal life.

Here’s all Fezziwig needs to start anew: an adult-only home where he’s the only dog, with a family who’ll give him all the brushing he can stand. Sound like a good fit? He’s ready when you are.

About PAWS Chicago

About Our Shelter...

PAWS Chicago is the city's largest No Kill humane organization, focused on solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since our founding in 1997, homeless dogs and cats killed annually in the City of Chicago has dropped more than 50 percent. PAWS Chicago is working to build a No Kill Chicago -- a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Location and Hours:

1997 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Monday - Friday 12 PM - 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt a cat or dog from PAWS Chicago:

- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Have a form of identification (license or state ID)
- Verify that you are allowed to have a cat/dog where you currently live.
- Be able to spend the time and resources necessary to provide the training, medical treatment and proper care for your cat.
- Bring along all family members (including children) to meet the cat/dog(s).
- Be able to take the cat/dog home on the day of adoption.
- Have the time to spend up to an hour with an adoption counselor to discuss the responsibility of owning a cat/dog and making it a lifetime commitment.

Adoption Fee:

- $100.00 for kittens
- $100.00 for cats up to 2 years of age
- $50.00 for cats 2-4 years of age
- $25.00 for cats 5 years and olde
- $200.00* for an adult dog
- $275.00* for puppies under six months old

*A $75.00 refundable training deposit is also required for each dog/puppy. This deposit is refundable upon completion of obedience training. You will have four months from the date of the adoption to complete a basic obedience class with your new puppy/dog. When you provide proof that your PAWS dog has completed a course, we will reimburse you the $75.00 deposit you submitted at the time of adoption.

Adoption Fee Includes:

- Spay/neuter surgery
- All age-appropriate vaccinations
- Microchip
- Lifetime guarantee if something happens to you or you can no longer care for your pet
- Support throughout the pets lifetime

Foster-to-Adopt Period:

The first 14 days following every adoption is considered the Foster-to-Adopt period. Foster-to-Adopt is a great way to see if a dog is a good fit for the adopter’s lifestyle. It is also a great way to see how the animal behaves in a home environment. During the 14-day Foster-To-Adopt period, if the adopter decides the adopted animal is not the right match, the adoption fee is reimbursed when the animal and their medical records are returned to PAWS Chicago.