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Get to Know Bridgeport

Breed

Chihuahua Mix

Gender

Female

Age

4 Years

Weight

15.5lbs

Location

By Appointment Only

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Meet Bridgeport

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Bridgeport would love to meet you!

They are part of PAWS Chicago’s Foster First Program and is nearly ready for adoption, but first they needs a little extra time and TLC as they recuperates from exposure to the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). CIV is a flu, not a life-threatening disease, but dogs who have it are contagious for up to 30 days. 

Because CIV is contagious to other dogs, we do have a set of criteria that are required to participate in the program. To be able to bring Bridgeport into your home now, we ask that you: 

  • Not have any other dogs (including visiting dogs) in the residence during the foster period and until the dog is medically cleared.
  • Live in a single family residence, town-home or other living situation with private entrances and no common areas for dogs. If you live in an apartment, you must be willing to paper train your dog and not bring her outdoors during the foster period and until the dog is medically cleared.
  • Be willing to protect your dog from interaction with other dogs through fences and on walks, and not visit dog parks, groomers or daycare during the foster period and until the dog is medically cleared.
  • Be available to bring your dog in for routine medical checks at PAWS Chicago’s Medical Center (3516 W. 26th Street, Chicago).

Thank you for considering welcoming these wonderful animals into your home! To read more about the Foster First program, please click here.

If you’re interested in fostering Bridgeport , please contact us at foster@pawschicago.org to schedule an appointment at our Medical Center (3516 W. 26th Street)

Why Adopt?

Adoption is one of the best ways to save a life. Only a few thousand more adoptions each year in Chicago, a city of millions of people, and we will be a No Kill community! You can make a real difference.

At PAWS Chicago, we keep working to grow our operations to save more homeless pets. It's how we've gone from saving a few dozen to 6,000 pets a year. But it is our adopters who make the real magic happen by bringing these loving pets home. Adopt a pet and spread the word!

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Our foster families enable us to take in more pets at risk. Some require a quiet place to heal from illness or injury; small puppies and kittens need a nurturing place to grow before they are able to be spayed or neutered and adopted; and others just need socialization and a break from the activity of Adoption Center living. Become a foster parent and help homeless pets in need!