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Get to Know Benny


American Blue Heeler/Mix




1 Year



Foster Type

Advanced Foster

Foster Benny


Foster Benny

Lincoln Park

Type of Foster Home: Socialization

Benny needs a Core Foster home. If you’ve had a pet or fostered before, you have all the skills you need to be a Core Foster! 

Benny is looking for a foster home while he waits to be adopted by his forever family! Benny needs a pet-free home experienced with herding breeds, and would prefer a low-traffic or suburban foster home. He would love nothing more than a fenced-in yard and some squeaky toys!

How to Foster Benny:

New fosters can take the first step by learning about fostering and completing the Foster Care Application. Veteran foster parents can email to schedule a pickup appointment.

Benny is available for foster pick-up through the Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn.  

Why Foster?

There are many animals that need us today. Each foster family allow us to save more homeless pets by opening their home to a pet or litter in need of love and care for a few weeks. When we are able to send a pet or litter to foster, it frees up space in our Medical Center to bring in more pets in need.

Last year, our foster families took in 3,467 pets. Some needed a peaceful place to recover from illness or injury. Puppies and kittens just needed a bit of time in a home environment with good socialization so they could grow big enough to have their spay/neuter surgery before adoption. Other pets needed a calm and relaxing break from the stress of shelter life.

Consider joining them in lifesaving. Sign up to become a foster today.

First Time Fostering? Learn More

Interested in fostering for PAWS Chicago? Begin the application process by completing our Foster Care Application.