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Get to Know Vella


Terrier/ Labrador Retriever Mix




1 Year



Meet Vella


Meet Vella

One and Only

Vella would love to meet you at the PAWS Chicago Your One and Only Adoption Event!

Vella will be one of the adult dogs (dogs 7 months and older) who have their adoption fees waived on Saturday January 25th from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center at 1997 North Clybourn Ave., in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The $100 refundable training deposit still applies. 

She would do best in an active, experienced home with family members 15+ and continued training. 

Vella is also part of the PAWS Chicago Featured 5 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. 

Vella's Story

Looking for a cuddling partner who loves to always be by you? Meet Vella! Vella is a beautiful 1-year-old Labrador Retriever/Terrier Mix who is waiting for her perfect family to come along. She absolutely loves to be with her family as much as possible, spending as much time snuggled up in the blankets with them and playing with them. Vella’s favorite activities she has enjoyed while here is tug-of-war, playing catch, and even learning new tricks! Vella’s foster has described her as “very smart and quick to learn. She responds very well to hand signals.”  


Vella would do best with an experienced owner with family members over the age of 15. She would love being the only pet so she can be the center of your attention. Vella also loves her people so much that she would prefer if she wasn’t by herself for long periods of time. Her ideal family would love to be active as much as she is, but also knows how nice it is to snuggle up on the couch after a long day of activities. 


Adoption Process

All PAWS Chicago dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up-to-date shots based on age and arrival date.