Pet Profile single view | PAWS Chicago

Get to Know Kerby


Retriever, Labrador/Mix




7 Years




Adopter's Home

Kerby's Story

Meet Kerby!  Kerby is a gentle giant who just wants somebody to love him forever and ever!  He is as sweet as can be and never meets a stranger.  This handsome fellow originally arrived here from one of our transfer partners in Tennessee. As you can tell from his photos, this boy is extremely photogenic and the camera is in love with him! With his gorgeous golden coat and loving eyes, we can certainly see why!  Kerby absolutely adores receiving affection of all kinds and highly enjoys butt scratches and back massages.  He would be so in love with you if you gave him a good back rub!  Otherwise, Kerby would be completely content with some head pets and a few nice rubs right on his big belly! He is such a sweetheart and is hoping to find a family who is just as sweet and loving as he is! Kerby also loves playing with Kong toys, especially when they’ve got peanut butter stuffed in them! He would be forever in love with you if you gave him his very own Kong toy!

Kerby would love to find a home with an experienced owner and without young children.  This handsome gentleman absolutely adores all of the friends he’s made here so far during his time here at PAWS. Kerby loves having all eyes on him and is such a people-oriented boy that he would love to be the only pet in the home! He also enjoys his time with his people so much that he doesn’t like to be away from them for long periods of time. Kerby would do best with a family who is home throughout the day and can give him all the attention he craves! He is such a lover and if you’re looking for a giant lap dog to enjoy cozy cuddle sessions with, then Kerby would be the perfect canine to fill that role!  Kerby recently spent some time in a foster home where his foster family absolutely adored having him! They described him as being a calm, gentle, and attention guy who loved following his people around the house. He also knows how to sing! Yup! That’s right! Kerby is a boy of many talents. He enjoyed singing along when his family would practice their instruments in the home! He is also an expert when it comes to napping. Whether it be on the sofa, in a sunny spot, or in a comfy dog bed- Kerby can take a snooze wherever and whenever he pleases! Think Kerby’s the dog you’ve always dreamed of having?  Then you have to come and see him!  He is even more adorable and lovable in person!

  • I love playing with Kong toys!
  • Did someone say 'treat'? I'll take them all!
  • I'm a people person!
  • Cuddles! I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles.
  • Keep me company! I prefer homebodies who are often at home.


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.