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Get to Know Karl


American Staffordshire Terrier




1 Year



Meet Karl


Karl would love to meet you! Karl would do best in an adults-only home with an experienced owner and with a family who is home often throughout the day.  Stop by our Pippin Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Karl's Story

Can you say gorgeous?!  Karl is one stunning boy who is hoping his good looks and wonderful personality are enough to score him the perfect forever home!  This cutie pie was found as a stray and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control by the police officer who found him.  PAWS saw his potential for greatness and brought this sweet boy into our loving care in the hopes that he would have a chance at finding a loving family that would cherish him forever.  He was adopted into a home and brought back after 3 months when the family realized he was not a good fit for their household.  Despite what he’s been through, Karl is optimistic that the right family will come along with open arms and give him the life he’s always dreamed of having!

Karl is looking for an adults-only, experienced household with an adopter who will be willing to continue his training in the future.  He would do best with a family who is home the majority of the day as he does not enjoy being left alone and would much rather soak up as much attention from his people as he possibly can!  He can also be fairly timid and unsure of people he doesn’t know and it does take him a bit of time to warm up.  Once he knows he can trust you, he is a complete lovebug who enjoys receiving affection from his human friends!  Karl is a big fan of squeaky toys and can be a bit of a goofball when it comes to play time!  Just watching him play will have you laughing up a storm!  Karl is also always eager and willing to learn new and fun things in training class.  He’ll surely be happy to learn lots of new tricks in his forever home!  Although this boy loves being active, he also adores being a bit of a lazy bum and is always looking for the perfect sunny spot to sunbathe in.  When the weather’s warm, he’ll even lay outside in the grass and take a nice long power nap!  Karl is such a wonderful pup and is excited to show off just how amazing of a companion he can be!  Stop on by and meet this handsome boy today!

  • 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.