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Get to Know Poli


Labrador Retriever mix




7 Years




Foster Home

Meet Poli

Featured 5

Poli would love to meet you! He would do best in an adults-only home with an experienced owner. 

He is currently spending time in a foster home. For more information on how to meet or adopt him, please e-mail

Poli is also a part of PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 adoption program. 

When you adopt a cat or dog who is a part of PAWS Chicago's Featured 5 program, you will receive:

  • FREE Merrick Pet Care or PAWS prescribed cat or dog food for one year
  • FREE 30-day supply of existing medications
  • FREE training consultation with a PAWS Chicago trainer or recommended behaviorist (for dog adoptions only)

Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 program. 

Poli's Story

Poli would love to meet you!

Poli is currently spending time in a foster home. For more information on how to meet or adopt him, please e-mail .  

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most handsome boy of them all?  Poli!  We have no doubt that Poli is a show stopper of a dog who surely turns heads every time he goes for a walk!  His gorgeous black and white perky ears are enough to have you falling in love with him the moment you first see him!  Poli has had a rough go at things during his first 6 years of life. He was adopted from us as a young lad and remained in his first home for 3 years before he was returned to us when his adopters could no longer care for him. He came back and didn’t spend much time here before he was adopted again. Poli was returned after 3 years with his familybecause he was not a good match with the young child in the home. We’re hoping that the third time’s the charm for sweet Poli and we just know his perfect forever family is out there waiting for him! He is eagerly awaiting the day that he’ll be able to completely enjoy home life for the rest of his days and when he can finally be at ease knowing he is there to stay! Poli’s ideal home would be with an experienced owner who will be patient with him as he adjusts to his new environment. He can be slow to trusting those around him, which is completely understandable. We know that with some much-needed TLC and encouragement that this boy will come out of his shell quickly and will form a strong bond with his people! Poli loves to go for long walks and enjoys being active during the daytime! He would do best with a family who enjoys being out and about and exploring as much as he does! Then once the day is through and he’s gotten all of his energy out, Poli loves curling up on the couch next to his humans. He would love to be the little spoon during all of your snuggle sessions!

Poli is searching for a quiet, adults-only home with an owner who will be able to go slow with him as he gets used to his new surroundings. He is such a lovable guy once you really get to know him! He really adores his people and loves them fiercely! He has lots of love to share with both humans and canines alike and would do well in a home with another laid back doggy friend. Poli also is a huge foodie and enjoys chewing on bones! He does not enjoy sharing his food and would do best with a family who can manage this behavior in the home. Even though he can be protective over food, his love for it will certainly help when it comes to training! Poli loves putting his brain to work in training class and hopes his family will continue his training in the future. He is certainly one smart cookie who is fully housebroken and has also mastered a few basic commands!  Poli would do just about anything to taste the yummy treat you’ve got in your hand! This boy has so many good qualities to offer to the lucky family who adopts him!  Not only will you gain a loving canine companion, you will also gain a loyal friend who will stick with you until the very end! If you’re ready to welcome a gentleman like Poli into your home, then pay him a visit!  You’ll surely fall head over heels for him when you do!

  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles.
  • Did someone say 'treat'? I'll take them all!
  • I love playing with Kong toys.
  • Going for a car ride? Take me along!
  • Cuddles! I love a good lap to curl up on.


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I prefer to be the only canine in the home.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.




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.