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Get to Know Colby


Retriever, Labrador/Mix




1 Year



Foster Type

Advanced Foster

Foster Colby


Foster Colby

Lincoln Park

Foster Category: Socialization

Type of Foster Home: 

Colby needs an Advanced Foster home. If you've had a pet or fostered before, you have all the skills you need to be a Core Foster. 

Colby may be shy at first, but once he warms up he makes himself right at home! He is reactive to other dogs so he would need to be in a foster home where there are private entrances and exits in order to avoid any dog to dog confrontation in an uncontrolled environment. Colby is sweet he just needs someone who can help him learn some manners and work with him in a home environment.

Colby is looking for an experienced foster home with everyone over the age of 15. He would need to be the only dog in the home as he can become over-aroused around other dogs. He would benefit from training and behavior modification so someone who can put in the time and effort to help work with Colby. 

How to Foster Colby:

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.

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

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.