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Get to Know Nathaniel


Large Mixed Breed




6 Years




Adopter's Home

Nathaniel's Story

Big doggy grin.  A+!  Loves toys.  A+!  Super playful.   A+!  Expert at cuddling. A+!  Nathaniel is certainly getting high marks on his report card for being a super canine buddy!  As if his big smile isn’t enough to capture your heart, Nathaniel will dazzle you with all his winning qualities and show you he’s earned those A+ marks!  Nathaniel came to us as a stray and has quickly worked his way into the hearts of staff and volunteers with his gentle and affectionate personality!  This big boy will lean right against your leg for tons of head and chest scratches and belly rubs!  He is incredibly playful and he loves toys, especially the ones that squeak!  When it’s time to get down to business and work hard for his food, Nathaniel is the perfect student!  He already knows a few basic commands and behaves like such a good boy!  He would love to learn more with his forever family and would probably do great in training class as he is highly food motivated.

Nathaniel would love an active home where he can get plenty of exercise and plenty of love.  He would be the perfect buddy to take with you on all of your adventures as he loves exploring and going for walks!  Nathaniel spent some time in a foster home and his foster parents raved as to what a sweet and gentle dog he is!  To add to his top grades, his foster parents reported that he is housebroken and behaves very well in the home.  He also has excellent leash etiquette and walks like the perfect gentleman right by your side.  He shared his foster home with two canine foster siblings and enjoyed playing with them!  Since he is a big, active guy, his canine friends would need to match his rough and tumble play style.  This sweet boy loves to give affection just as much as he enjoys receiving it!  He will surely reward his family with tons of wet kisses and cuddles in the future!  If there were doggy high school, Nathaniel would surely be at the top of his class!  Since there isn’t, Nathaniel would be happy to have a top spot in life’s adventures with you!  Stop by the Lincoln Park Adoption Center and let this guy’s big smile win you over!


  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles!
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • I'm a people person!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all.
  • I love playing with Kong toys!



  • I prefer an active home.