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Get to Know Emmie


Labrador / Shepherd Mix




2 Years




Adopter's Home

Emmie's Story

Searching for an active dog to fit your active lifestyle?  Then Emmie just might be the perfect dog for you!  Emmie originally came to PAWS as a young pup and was quickly adopted into a home.  She was returned after a couple of weeks in the home when her family realized she was not a good fit for their household.  Once again, adorable Emmie was adopted by another family.  Sadly, after spending over a year in her home, she was found as a stray on the streets of Chicago and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control.  PAWS welcomed her back with open arms, and we’re determined more than ever to find her a home where she will stay forever and hopefully receive tons of affection and yummy biscuits!  Emmie is a very active girl who hopes to find someone who will take her hiking trips, jogs through the park, or even a fun walk through the neighborhood.  She loves exercising both her body and mind, and is looking for a family who will provide her with tons of different ways to expend her energy in a positive way!  

Emmie is looking for an adults-only home with an owner who has experience with her breed. She can get very excited when she sees other people and animals on walks, so she would do best in a home with a single entrance and without elevators or shared stairwells.  She is an extremely loving girl who is always eager to please and willing to learn new tricks in training class!  Emmie hopes to continue her training in the future so that she can become an even smarter and well-versed pup!  One of Emmie’s favorite things to do is curl up on the couch with her favorite human friends and watch some great shows on TV, or pretty much any show on Animal Planet.  She enjoys barking whenever a dog appears on the screen!  Emmie also makes a wonderful cuddle buddy and is happy to spend her nights snoozing right in your arms, although a nice comfy bed is just as nice in Emmie’s eyes!  She loves to snooze just as much as she loves going for walks.  This sweetheart is always ready to go out for a stroll, but needs some help learning how to mind her manners when walking on a leash.  She hopes her new family will help her learn how to trot happily by their side!  If you’re completely intrigued by how wonderful Emmie is, then you have to come in and meet her!  You’ll fall head over heels for her as soon as you look into her sweet puppy dog eyes!

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


  • I'd love to find an adults-only home.