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My name is Finch!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Finch
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Finch's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Finch's Story...
Finch is in a foster-to-adopt situation!



Finch is a sweet lug of a dog who we spotted at Chicago Animal Care and Control. Due to overcrowding in the shelter, Finch was slated to be euthanized that day. When we first saw him, he was scared of us and wouldn't come to the front of the cage, but with careful wheedling and lots of happy talk, he slowly edged forward, then gave a little hand lick and a careful look, then came on out! Once we saw what a happy normal dog he was outside of the cage, there was no way we could leave him there. Finch was free!


Finch and his brother Dakota were owner give-ups through no fault of their own. It's hard to believe anyone would want to give up these sweet, sweet boys. While searching for new dogs in the rescue pavilion, Finch was one of the first dogs. Dakota was one of the last dogs we met. We had no idea that they were even related until the next day, when we noticed that their original addresses in their ACC paperwork matched! We were so thrilled to have discovered that their journey came full circle and the two boys were back together. It was a bittersweet and touching moment for us all!


As we learn more about Finch, we will update his bio. Due to his shy nature, he'd probably do best with older kids, and he passed his cat test just fine. If you would like to meet or adopt Finch, please contact NLOL Chicago.

Facts about Finch

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Finch, a Chicago Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.