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Get to Know Dale


Shepherd Mix




7 Months



Meet Dale

Fee Waived

Dale would love to meet you at the PAWS Chicago New Year New Home Adoption Event! He would do best in a quiet, experienced home with family members 15+, continued training, and no cats.

Dale is one of our adoptable dogs that is participating in the New Year New Home Adoption Event from January 19th through January 27th.The event will be held at the Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 North Clybourn in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Stop by to meet Dale and other adoptable dogs! Adoption fees will be waives for select animals such as Dale. The refundable $100 training fee will still be charged at the time of adoption.

Dale's Story

Dale is a 7 month old, introverted WWE champion masquerading as a Shepherd puppy. He loves interactive playtime - his favorite activities include fetch, investigating frozen Kong toys, and diving into a feisty round of chase. When it comes to making four-legged friends, Dale is still learning dog body language and appropriate play, so is best with playful, tolerant dogs who are at least his size. But don’t let his rough-and-tumble persona fool you — this young man can be hesitant around strangers, new or busy environments, and loud noises. He needs slow introductions using lots of treats, but once he knows and trusts you, you’ll see that he is a committed snuggler who prefers to be the little spoon through these chilly Chicago nights.


An experienced, active family where all members are at least fifteen years old and who have time for obedience training would be perfect to help Dale build confidence and take advantage of his puppy enthusiasm. If you think you can be the big spoon Dale has been looking for, email us at to learn more about how you can bring Dale home!

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.