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Get to Know Paul






6 Years




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Paul's Story

Tall, dark, and oh so handsome, Paul is certainly a looker!  This stunning boy has the most gorgeous copper colored coat and eyes that practically beg and plead with you to just give him a chance!  Paul is looking for someone who will do just that.  This handsome gentleman was originally found as a stray when he was just 6-months-old and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control.  From there, PAWS took him into our program and he quickly was adopted into a home where he stayed for over 4 and a half years.  Sadly, Paul was returned when his family felt he was not a good fit for their household.  Since his return, he has been very fearful and timid of new people.  He has been slow to trust those around him and it has understandably been a rough adjustment for this sweet boy, but we are determined to help him find a loving home with a family who can teach him that the world isn’t so scary after all. 

Paul is searching for a caring, compassionate, and quiet adults-only home with an experienced owner.  He hopes to find a family who will be patient with him and help him to build his confidence as he navigates through his new home.  Paul recently spent some time in a foster home where he truly thrived and blossomed into a wonderful canine companion.  Paul does enjoy the company of other dogs and would love to find a well-mannered and appropriate canine buddy in his forever home who can help him navigate through this great big world!  He also can get easily spooked by loud noises and traffic, so he would love to find a home with a backyard he can exercise and play in until he’s more comfortable with strutting his stuff through the neighborhood!  Once he is given the time he needs to adjust, he is sure to become a wonderful canine companion!  Although it has taken him some time to become a bit more comfortable, he is already beginning to let his personality shine through and we have made small strides with him!  Paul is slowly starting to trust us and we have learned that this boy will do just about anything to earn a stinky treat!  He hopes his new family will use tons of treats to help gain his trust as he truly seems happiest whenever we have a treat ready for him!  Paul also is a natural when it comes to fetch and it’s probably his favorite activity in the entire world!  He really comes alive when he has some time to chase after a tennis ball on our rooftop deck!  If sun bathing were a sport, then Paul would win every time!  Sweet Paul would be forever happy if he could spend his days soaking up the UV rays in a forever home of his very own!  Paul has his paws crossed in the hopes that the perfect family for him is somewhere out there.  Won’t you give this gentle soul a chance to win you over and make you fall in love with him?  Come in to the Lincoln Park Adoption Center and say hello to this gorgeous fellow!  He is bound to reward you with many years full of happiness and love!

  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • I'm a people person!
  • I love playing with Kong toys!
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • I'm a calm fellow who enjoys some good ole rest and relaxation!


  • 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.