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Get to Know Hank


Shepherd Mix




2 Years




Foster Home

Meet Hank

Featured 5

Hank would love to meet you! He would love to find a quiet, adults only home with an experienced owner. Hank is a part of PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 adoption program. 

When you adopt a cat or dog who is a part of PAWS Chicago's Featured 5 program, you will receive:

  • FREE Merrick Pet Care or PAWS prescribed cat or dog food for one year
  • FREE 30-day supply of existing medications
  • FREE training consultation with a PAWS Chicago trainer or recommended behaviorist (for dog adoptions only)

Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 program. 

Hank is currently enjoying time in a foster home so please email to set up a meeting or learn more.

Hank's Story

Meet Hank!  Hank is a gorgeous 2-year-old Shepherd mix who is looking for a human hero to save the day and make him theirs forever! His sleek black and tan coat and loving eyes put this boy above the rest. He just may be the most handsome hunk you ever meet!  Hank has had a tough time adjusting to life here at PAWS and will need a patient and understanding adopter who will accept him for who he is and help him explore this big world one paw at a time! He is very timid and afraid when entering new environments and meeting new people, so he would do best in a quiet and calm, adults-only home with an experienced owner.  As long as his new family is patient with him, Hank is sure to come out of his shell and reveal the amazing personality that is hidden underneath all that fear. 

While Hank hasn’t been very fond of going on walks in the “Windy City” he absolutely adores being on our rooftop deck!  His favorite activities during his free time up there include zooming back and forth, playing chase with his human friends, and carrying toys around in his mouth while he’s running laps!  We feel that Hank would thrive in a quiet neighborhood where he can get used to the sights and sounds of the outside world at his own pace.  Once he is completely comfortable and well adjusted, he should be walking eagerly by your side in no time!  Hank is also extremely food motivated and would love to be enrolled in a training class in the future, so he can learn some fun new tricks and gain some confidence along the way!  He is such a good boy and would love to become a part of your family!

  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • I'm a people person!
  • I'm a star pupil at obedience training.
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • I love playing with Kong toys!


  • I'd love to find an adults-only home.
  • Loud noises frighten me, so I prefer a quiet home.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.



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.