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My name is Poochie!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Poochie
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PAWS Chicago

Facts about Poochie

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Here’s the thing about Poochie: She’s diamond in the ruff! Sure, it may take her a minute to get comfortable in new environments. But once she does, her friendly and outgoing personality shines bright.

Poochie is incredibly affectionate—perfect companion material. She spends her days chewing on toys, running and playing, and indulging in afternoon naps. Right now, she’s not a fan of loud noises, and she doesn’t find the great outdoors to be so great. But an experienced, patient owner in a quiet and calm, adult-only home can help her through those things.

Sound like a good fit? Then don’t wait another second.

Likes
Going for a car ride? Take me along!
I love playing with Kong toys
Squeak! Squeak! I love Squeaky chew toys!
I get along very well with most other dogs
I’ll take as much exercise as I can get!
Cuddles!
Did someone say ‘treat’? I’ll take them all
I’m a people person!
I’m a star pupil at obedience training
You + a tennis ball = my perfect day
I love to play and wrestle with other doggie friends
Dislikes
I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don’t know
I prefer quiet environments that aren’t crowded
I’d love to find an adults-only home
Fast movements can frighten me so I prefer a slow-paced home environment

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
773-935-PAWS

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:

- $125.00 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
- $300.00* for an adult dog
- $400.00* for puppies under seven months old

*A $100.00 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 $100.00 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.