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PAWS pet of the week: Pippa!



Pippa is a gorgeous 6-year-old Calico who is ready to find a quiet and calm household where she can enjoy life to the fullest. This cutie pie spent her whole life in a loving home but was returned by her owners suddenly.  She has been understandably scared and confused by the abrupt change and fearful since her arrival. With a lot of patience, love, and encouragement, Pippa is sure to open up to her humans and become a wonderful kitty companion.  This sweetheart deserves to be spoiled with affection!

Pippa hopes to find an adults-only home where she can enjoy the good life as the only pet. From her previous home, we know that Pippa enjoyed spending her days relaxing with her humans and curling up on their laps to watch television.  She is a laid-back kitty who is perfectly content with lounging around in a sunny spot or perching in the window to watch the birds fly by. Pippa is bound to show her true colors once she is given all the time she needs to learn that the world isn’t so scary after all.

For more information on Pippa, who is currently spending time in a foster home, call 773-935-PAWS, or email [email protected].

To find your perfect pet, visit the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago. For more information, visit pawschicago.org.


Adopt a Valentine at PAWS Chicago

paws-vdayPAWS Chicago wants to help you find the love of your life this Valentine’s Day weekend. Stop by the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center next weekend, February 11 and 12, to adopt your new best friend.

PAWS Chicago is offering two adoption incentives this weekend. Fall in love with a bonded pair and receive a 50 percent discount on your adoption fee! Meet animals like bonded cats Garfield and Alberto who were recently given up by their owner who could no longer care for them and are longing for a home together so they can remain best friends.

PAWS Chicago is committed to providing the ideal home for every animal that walks through its doors. Bonded animals might have lived together in a previous home or developed a special connection while rooming together in their suites at PAWS Chicago. Having a bonded pair of cats provides extra benefits like having a companion to play with while you’re way, and best of all you’re helping to save the lives of two pets instead of one!

The special adoption event is also designed to find homes for larger dogs, who often get overlooked in a city environment because of their size. Dogs who weigh over 50 pounds will have a reduced adoption fee of just $50.

Every dog has their own individual personality, regardless of size, and PAWS Chicago’s passionate volunteers will be on hand to help you find the perfect pet!


calle-jasmine-vday-2Adopt Bonded Pair Jasmine & Calle

These two sweet 15-year-old seniors have been waiting for OVER A YEAR at PAWS Chicago to be adopted and we just don’t know why! Calle and Jasmine can be a little timid at first, but once these girls settle in and trust you, they really come out of their shells! They have bonded significantly with a few staff members at PAWS and have shown us they enjoy playing with wand toys, sitting on laps, and getting treats. Calle and Jasmine are low maintenance friends and are content with just hanging around. They love the quiet life and would prefer a home with patient adults where they can be the only pets. They just need someone to take a chance on them and let them adjust at their own pace.

Big Dogs Mean Move to Love!eugene-love

Eugene’s middle name is “life of the party.” It’s just in his hilarious nature. No smile is left uncracked with this one-year-old Labrador/Husky mix around. He’s a very active dog who particularly enjoys playing ball and going on runs. He also likes showing off his smarts in training—and it’s been pretty impressive. He would love to find a home where he can continue with that training and impress his new owners! Sure, Eugene has some things to work on, including his drive to chase cats and his less-than-stellar behavior around other dogs. So his best fit will be with an experienced owner in an active, pet-free home with kids 15+. If you’re ready to laugh, come meet this party animal.

Dog Flu Halts Adoptions at Chicago Shelter

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) The dog flu has hit the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society.  So, the shelter has put a stop to dog adoptions for at least the next three weeks to care for animals that have contracted the highly contagious dog flu and prevent spreading it to others. It cannot be transmitted to humans.
Anti-Cruelty Society President, Dr. Robin Barbiers, tells the Steve Dahl Show that they’re trying to be transparent about the current situation. “When they call to make an appointment to give up their dog we will tell them the situation.  If at all possible, if you can keep your dog in your home for another three weeks then your dog will be safe when it comes here,” said Dr. Barbiers.
Dr. Barbiers says, if someone is in dire circumstances, they will accept the dog and try to isolate it but it’s difficult and the animal runs a high risk of becoming ill.
While dog adoptions are temporarily on hold, cat adoptions are still taking place.
© WLS-AM 890

John & Ray’s 12 Strays of Christmas from PAWS Chicago

John Howell, Ray Stevens and Jen DeSalvo of the WLS-AM 890 morning show visited PAWS Chicago this holiday season to bring you info for adoptable pets.


If you love the quirky, feisty traits that define Chihuahuas and dachshunds, then Hot Dog is your guy. His spunky personality is written all over his adorable mug!

Hot Dog was adopted but unfortunately came back to us because he wasn’t a good fit with a new child in the home. These things happen. But he’s more than ready to find a new fit in a quiet and calm, adults-only home with an experienced owner who can help him work through his fear of strangers.

Ready for a BFF (best furry friend) that’ll keep you on your toes and in stitches?

Here are Hot Dog’s “Likes” and “Dislikes” on his PAWS Chicago page!

Jen, Ray & John talk about Hot Dog on Monday, Dec. 12:





Sno ball is just a baby. At three months old, this little labrador retriever is looking for a family with lots of energy to help her grow into a socialized and happy adult!

As a puppy, Sno Ball will want to play quite frequently, so be ready to get ample exercise!

Sno Ball would love to meet you! Stop by the Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, today.



Kesef is an adorable kitty who is looking for a forever family!

Playful and energetic, Kesef is an active cat who gets easily overstimulated, and will need an adults-only ‘purrrrmanent’ home. He lived with another kitty during his recent stay in a foster home, and while the two got along well, Kesef sometimes lacks the social skills to realize that other cats don’t always like to play as much as he does! We think he would do well with another kitty who is laid-back and willing to tolerate his playful antics.

He used his cardboard scratching post in his foster home, and also has excellent litter box habits! If you’re looking for a fun addition to your home, look no further— Kesef is sure to bring lots of energy and excitement everywhere he goes!

Learn more about Kesef at his PAWS Chicago page!



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.

See Poochie’s PAWS Chicago page here.



Christopher is an adorable kitty looking for a home with experienced cat owners. Energetic and playful, Christopher loves playtime and would do very well on a schedule involving daily structured play sessions in his ‘furever’ home! He recently spent a month in a foster home where he loved to snuggle with his foster dad at night and play during the day. Christopher has a bit of a mischievous streak, however, and enjoys playing with toilet paper rolls and knocking items off counters—so make sure to keep your prized collection of glass figurines out of his reach!

Christopher will need an adults-only home as he can get overstimulated and nip for attention. Since he is so active, he will do best in a house where he will have lots of room to run around rather than an apartment or condo.

There’s more to learn about Christopher, so visit his PAWS Chicago Page!



This handsome boy weighs 28 pounds and came to PAWS under very sad circumstances. Confiscated by Animal Control from his previous home due to neglect, Marcus arrived with an injured tail, an ear infection, and callouses on his elbows from lying on the ground without any bedding. PAWS provided medical care right away and Marcus was placed into a foster home for some much needed TLC.

There’s so much more to Marcus, so check out his PAWS Chicago page to learn about him!



Parsley is a people person! She absolutely LOVES to be near her humans and will follow you from room to room. Her fosters reported that she enjoys belly rubs, lounging near you, and cuddles of any kind. She is also a very playful dog and likes trips to the lakefront, rolling in the grass, showing off her amazing obedience skills, and chasing tennis balls.

Here’s Parsley’s PAWS Chicago page with more information and pictures!



Hawking is a 2-year-old tuxedo cat who came to PAWS during the worst snowstorm of last winter. This poor guy had lost most of his ears and tail to frostbite, and was severely underweight at just 5 pounds. Thankfully, he was rescued just in time and spent a couple weeks healing and gaining weight at the PAWS medical center. During that time, Hawking made a miraculous recovery and is now ready to find a family to love!

Hawking recently spent some time in a foster home where he loved to sleep in bed with his foster parents and always wanted to be the center of attention. His foster described him as “the best cat he’s ever had” and said that “every day with Hawking is special.”

There’s more to Hawking, so take a look at his PAWS Chicago page!



More than anything, Hero craves to connect with and please his humans. As you can imagine, he’s now anxious to find a new home, where he can resume his heroic efforts at heart-bursting love.

Hero is house trained and behaves like a perfect gentleman at home. He loves toys of the Kong, chew, and rope varieties, as well as tennis balls. Turnoffs include strangers, being left alone for extended periods of time, and loud noises. We’re working with him to help with the fearfulness and to grow his confidence.

There’s more to Hero, and you can learn about him on his PAWS Chicago page!

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Shelley is a sweet and social cat who loves just about everyone she comes in contact with, feline and human. Shelley originally came to PAWS in back in February with her two babies and while the kittens both found homes long ago, Shelley is still on the hunt for her forever family. Energetic and playful, Shelly loves interactive games such as mouse-on-a-string and may be a good candidate for clicker training!

Shelley can get overstimulated from too much petting but will show clear signals to show when she needs a break. Because of this she will be best suited for an adults only home.

Catch all of Shelley’s “likes” and “dislikes” on her PAWS Chicago page!



Zeus is just a baby! At eight months old, there is so much that he has to learn, and is looking for a devoted family to show him!

He’s a sleek Shepard mix who is still growing!
Zeus has a PAWS Chicago page!



Eugene’s middle name is “life of the party.” It’s just in his hilarious nature. No smile is left uncracked with him around. He’s a very active dog who particularly enjoys playing ball and going on runs. He also likes showing off his smarts in training—and it’s been pretty impressive.

Sure, Eugene has some things to work on, including his drive to chase cats and his less-than-stellar behavior around small dogs. (He is good with larger dogs, and did we mention that he’s hilarious?) So his best fit will be with an experienced owner in an active, cat-free home with kids 15+.

Check out Eugene’s personal page at the PAWS Chicago website!

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