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Get to Know Carter


Lhasa Apso Mix




7 Years




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Carter's Story

Meet our very own little Prince Charming, Carter!  This dapper little fellow has a big, larger than life personality and is hoping to find someone who will sweep him off his paws and give him the fairytale forever home he’s always dreamed of having!  Carter came to PAWS after being found as a stray and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control.  We couldn’t resist this special boy’s spirit and knew we had to help him find the perfect family!  Tall, dark, and handsome?  Carter says no way!  One look at his caramel colored coat and loving eyes will have you falling head over heels for his short physique and adorable beard!  He truly is a charmer and knows how to win over the hearts of those around him.  Carter is one of the most handsome canines you may ever meet!  This sweet boy loves going for walks and is always up for some exercise!  He does get reactive when he sees other dogs, so he would do best with a confident handler who will be able to help distract him when going for a nice stroll.  Carter would love to enjoy the great outdoors with his family by his side!

Carter is on the prowl for an adults-only home with an experienced owner.  Carter is a very people-oriented boy and falls in love with his humans hard and fast!  You’ll certainly be best buds right from the very beginning!  He loves his people so much that he will sometimes become protective of them, so he would do best as the only pet in the home.  Although he enjoys having company over, he would love to be around guests who can respect his boundaries and will give him time to trust them before giving him love and affection.  Carter can also be a bit sensitive to being pet in certain areas and would love to find someone who will be able to give him his space when he needs it and will recognize when he’s had enough direct interactions for the time being.  Although this boy has some quirks, he has tons of amazing qualities that make him a wonderful canine companion!  Carter absolutely adores squeaky toys and could play with them for hours and hours on end!  His favorite game to play is fetch, especially when more than one toy is involved!  He will run after one and drop it at your feet so he can chase after the other one!  Carter is such a huge fan of his toys and also loves his kibble so much that he doesn’t like sharing with others.  He would love to find a home where he can enjoy his goodies in a quiet place without being disturbed.  Carter also loves to bring his toys on walks with him and will carry one in his mouth on the entire route!  It is one entertaining sight and will make you melt completely!  Carter will truly charm the socks off of anyone who is lucky enough to meet him!  If you’re ready to welcome a special boy like Carter into your life, then come out and visit with him today!

  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • I love playing with Kong toys!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I'd prefer a home where I don't have to share my food or toys.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.