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Get to Know Finch


Jack Russell/American Blue Heeler Mix




2 Years



Foster Type

Advanced Foster

Foster Finch


Foster Finch

Lincoln Park

Foster Category: Socialization

Type of Foster Home: 

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

Who's a good boy?  Finch is!  Finch was returned to PAWS after more than 2 years in his adoptive home, after his owner could no longer care for him.  Finch does really well in obedience class, and would love a home where someone could continue to work on his positive reinforcement training.  We would love if Finch's next foster home could work with him on his crate training!  

Finch is looking for a foster home where everyone is over the age of 15 and experienced with his breed. Finch is a very friendly dog but he does need time to acclimate to new people and environments. Finch would need to be the only dog in the home.

How to Foster Finch:

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.

Finch 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.