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Get to Know Baxter


American Staffordshire Terrier Mix




1 Year




Adopter's Home

Baxter's Story

Spring has sprung and we have an adorable little boy who is ready to put some pep in your step!  Meet Baxter!  This gorgeous pup is an absolute joy to be around and loves meeting new people!  He is sure to put a smile on your face as soon as you see him and can light up a room with just one tilt of his head.  Baxter was relinquished to Chicago Animal Care and Control by his owner and PAWS scooped this cutie pie up to help him find the perfect forever home!  Baxter is a super active boy who enjoys experiencing life to the fullest and hopes to find someone who shares his passion for exercise to call his very best friend.  He enjoys playtime and will get so excited when chasing after a shiny new tennis ball!  Baxter would love to be with a family who can help him to expend all of his puppy energy in a positive manner and will take for lots of fun journeys in the future!  Once playtime is over, Baxter enjoys curling up on the couch next to his human friends and taking a good snooze.  He is a highly affectionate pup and will surely enjoy receiving lots of back rubs and head pets when he’s all tuckered out from his active adventures!

Baxter is on the prowl for an active home with an experienced owner and without young children.  He does not like the company of other dogs and gets reactive when he sees them when walking on a leash.  Baxter would do best as the only pet in the home in an area without much dog traffic.  Since he is still a young boy who is learning the ways of the world and how to behave, he will need someone who will be committed to his training and will put in the time to assist him on his journey to becoming the perfect gentleman!  He is an extremely bright and intelligent little fellow who is always more than willing to work for his food and is ready to learn tons of fun things in training class!  Although he does love to train and having a job to do, he enjoys having fun too and you’re sure to have a blast from the moment you meet him!  Give this boy a chance to make you fall in love with him and say hello to him at the Lincoln Park Adoption Center today!

  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys! 
  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get. 
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.