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Get to Know Archie


Chihuahua Mix




5 Years




Foster Home

Meet Archie


Meet Archie


Archie would love to meet you!  He would do best in a home with an owner who has experience with his breed and children 15+. Archie is currently enjoying time in a foster home, learn more about Archie's story below, or please email to set up a meeting or to learn more about him.

Archie's Story

Have you ever seen such an adorable little guy?  Archie is as cute as can be!  Archie is a petite Chihuahua mix who has a big personality and even bigger ears!  They are so pointy and tall that they almost touch the sky!  Adorable Archie was adopted from us as a young lad and returned 5 years later when his owners could no longer care for him.  It has taken him a bit of time to adjust to shelter life, but he is beginning to become more and more comfortable and determined more than ever to find the perfect special someone for him!  Archie can be a bit weary of people he does not know and it does take him time to trust those he’s not familiar with.  Once he gets to know you, he turns into a lovable lap dog who wants nothing more than to spend the day curled up in your arms!  He loves his circle of friends fiercely and enjoys their company to the fullest!  Archie is completely content with being as close to his friends as possible and loves cuddling so much!  He also enjoys treats and would love you forever if you gave him a few.

Archie is hoping to find a home with an owner who has experience with Chihuahuas and a family without young children.  Since he is a bit unsure and slow to trust strangers, Archie would do best in a single-family home without too many people coming in and out and with someone who is willing to give him the time he needs to adjust and trust those around him.  Along with Archie’s quirks comes some great qualities that make him a wonderful canine companion!  He is a huge fan of car rides and would love to be the co-pilot on all of your fun road trips!  He also enjoys hunting down the squeaker in any stuffed toy he can get his paws on.  Archie would be thrilled if his new family would buy him a few toys of his very own that he could play with whenever he pleases!  He does get along well with other dogs and would do best with a dog who is very low-key and does not get easily stressed.  All in all, Archie is a delightful little munchkin who just wants somebody to love!  If you think you can be that person for him, then come out and pay him a visit!  He would be forever grateful if you did!

  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all.
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles!
  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.




Adoption Process

All PAWS Chicago dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up-to-date on shots based on age and arrival date.