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Get to Know Eric


Retriever, Labrador/Mix




1 Year




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Eric's Story

Meet Eric! This handsome 7-month-old Labrador Retriever Mix would love to go home with an active and engaging family who can put this gorgeous boy’s brain to work! Eric came to PAWS from one of our rural transfer partners in Arkansas.  This country boy is ready to take the city head on and is eager to spend his days exploring Chicago with a loving family!  He is such an excitable guy and loves going for walks so much that he doesn’t have the best manners when on a leash.  He is still a pup after all and will need a strong and confident handler who can teach him how to be the perfect gentleman on walks!  Eric loves exercising so so much and would be an amazing buddy to have on all of your morning jogs!  He is ready to go on lots of road trips, walks that go on for miles and miles, and adventures through the woods!  Eric’s motto is to always be on the go and enjoy every minute of it!  He is an adventurer at heart and has a passion for living life to the fullest!  If you share his passion, then he just may be the perfect fit for your home!

Eric is searching for an active, adults-only home with an experienced owner. Since he is such a vibrant fellow, he would do best with a family is willing to help him work off that energy in a positive way by engaging him in obedience training and other fun activities! Eric is also dog social and is a rough and tumble kind of guy when it comes to playtime.  He would do best with another dog who can match his playstyle and won’t mind dealing with his puppy antics!  He truly is a lovely boy who just needs some guidance on how to mind his manners.  Give him a few treats and he will love you forever!  Toss him a tennis ball and he will happily play for as long as you want!  Eric has a positive outlook on life and is ready to grow and share many memorable moments in a forever home with a loving family!  This big, goofy guy would love to show you just how adorable he is!  If you feel like he may be the perfect fit for you, come and meet him today!

  • I love to play and wrestle with other doggy friends.
  • Did someone say 'treat'? I'll take them all.
  • I'd love to be your running buddy!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.