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Get to Know Karl


American Staffordshire Terrier




1 Year



Meet Karl

Featured 5

Karl would love to meet you! He would do best in an adults-only home with an experienced owner and a family who is home throughout the day. He would enjoy being the only pet in the home.

Karl 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. 

Stop by our Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Karl's Story

Karl is the perfect dog for a special hero looking for a one-of-a-kind sidekick. A Wonder Woman who understands that once she’s earned Karl’s trust, he’ll always have her back – when out for a jog, or when happily laying together on the couch. And when you need a laugh, Karl’s goofball zooming antics are always good for a big smile.

But Karl is not the right dog for most people. A stray picked up on the streets of Chicago by a police officer, Karl is naturally wary, especially around men. Karl prefers a home with only adults and no other pets so that he can be the center of attention. And Karl’s understandable fear of abandonment means he will be happiest living with someone who is home most of the day.

Karl would thrive in the hands of an experienced and dedicated owner who will continue his training. He is an eager learner motivated by both treats and squeaky toys. Most importantly, he’s motivated by the praise and affection of those he trusts. Earn that trust, and you’ll earn the most loving companion you could ever ask for.

Are you the hero who will save the day and save a life? If so, let us know – Karl is ready for you to come to the rescue!

  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all.
  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • Keep me company!  I prefer homebodies who are often at 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.