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Get to Know Mattie


Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix




1 Year




Foster Home

Meet Mattie


Meet Mattie


Mattie would love to meet you! Learn more about Mattie's story below, or stop by our Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, today.

Mattie is currently enjoying time in a foster home, please email to set up a meeting or to learn more about her.

Mattie's Story

Are you on the hunt for an enthusiastic, running buddy who is always up for an adventure?  Then we have the perfect companion for you!  Mattie is an active and all around adorable girl who wants nothing more than to explore everything and anything that this great big world has to offer!  She was originally adopted as a young pup and returned after spending 9 months in the home when her owners could no longer care for her.  Mattie is hoping that her happily ever after is right around the corner and that her family will soon scoop her up and make her dreams of finding a forever home come true!  She is equal parts playmate and cuddle bug and loves to snuggle just as much as she loves to go for a nice long jog.  This sweetheart is always eager to please and willing to learn in training class.  She will most certainly do just about anything for a stinky treat, as she is highly food motivated!  Mattie is definitely young at heart and still needs some guidance when it comes to minding her manners.  She hopes her new family will be willing to continue working on her training in the future!

Mattie is searching for a moderately active home with an experienced owner and without young children.  Since she gets very excited when going for walks and is still learning how to behave when walking on a leash, she would do best with a strong and confident handler who will help her to walk happily right by their side.  Mattie also loves to play and her favorite game to play is fetch!  Throw her a tennis ball and she’ll want to play for hours on end!  Her all-time favorite toy would have to be rope toys!  She loves to play keep away and chews on them like there’s no tomorrow.  Once she’s all finished with play time, Mattie is more than willing to curl up on the couch and watch movies until she falls asleep and snores the night away!  Sweet Mattie has so much love to give and is hoping to find someone who will enjoy being on the receiving end of all her affection and wet doggy smooches!  Won’t you give her a chance to win you over and make you fall in love with her?  Stop on by and meet with her today!

  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • I'd love to be your running buddy.
  • I'm a people person!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.  




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.