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Get to Know Mateo


Chihuahua Mix




3 Years




Adopter's Home

Mateo's Story

Meet Mateo!  Mateo is a gorgeous Chihuahua mix who is a total sweetheart!  His adorable and loving face in addition to his charming personality is enough to make you fall head over heels for him as soon as you lay eyes on him!  He arrived here at PAWS from one of our rural transfer partners in Cicero, Illinois.  Mateo was having a difficult time adjusting to life in the shelter and was often very fearful when people approached him.  Luckily, a wonderful foster family stepped up to the plate and decided to take Mateo under their wing to help show him all the good that the world has to offer. 

Due to his shy nature, Mateo would do best in a quiet, adults-only home with an experienced owner.  During his time in his foster home, we discovered that Mateo is completely housebroken and has done extremely well with the resident kitty in the home!  Mateo’s foster parents describe him as being a gentle and friendly guy who thoroughly enjoys going for walks.  He is bound to make a wonderful canine companion and is hoping the right family will soon come along and fulfill his biggest wish of finding a forever home.  Mateo is a one of a kind guy who is as sweet as they come!  If you’ve got a spot in your heart and home for a new furry family member, then come and meet Mateo!  You’re sure to fall in love with him at first sight! 

  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all.
  • I'm a people person!
  • Have a cat in the house?  Let's snuggle!
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.