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Get to Know Eli


Chihuahua Mix




5 Years




Adopter's Home

Eli's Story

Ay Chihuahua!  Eli is probably the cutest Chihuahua you’ve ever seen!  He is an affectionate and people-oriented boy who is searching for a loving home where he will be spoiled completely.  Sweet Eli is as charming as they come and has had no problem wiggling his way into the hearts of many of the staff members and volunteers here at PAWS!  He makes the most amazing lap dog and would probably spend every single moment in someone’s lap if given the chance!  If you’re looking for a snuggle buddy to curl up on the couch with you, then Eli is your guy!  Although Eli is one of the best cuddle bugs we’ve ever met, he does have some body sensitivity and likes petting to be on his own terms when he’s getting to know strangers.  Once he trusts you, he will surely melt right in your arms and want to stay there until the sun sets!  He can be a bit of a couch potato, but he also loves going for walks just as much!  He is always eager to put his little coat on and strut his stuff through the neighborhood.  Eli would love to find a family who enjoys being in the great outdoors as much as he does and will take him on tons of journeys in the future! 

Eli is searching for an adults-only home with an owner who has experience with Chihuahuas.  He is very reactive towards other dogs when walking on a leash and would do best in a home in a low dog traffic area without any elevators or shared stairwells.  Since he is not a huge fan of the company of other animals, he would prefer to be the only pet in the home.  Eli recently spent some time in a foster home where his foster family loved him to pieces!  He enjoyed following his foster mom throughout the house and would nudge her anytime he craved a good head scratch or belly rub.  We also learned that Eli is completely housebroken and even knows how to go on pee pads when commanded to do so!  Just to add on to how amazing he is, Eli also does just fine when left alone for any amount of time and is happy to entertain himself while you’re away at work!  One thing that he does love most in the whole wide world are stuffed toys!  He could play with them for hours on end.  If you’re looking to add a special canine companion to your home, then look no further!  Eli is the perfect pup for you!

  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles!
  • I'm a people person!
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all.


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I prefer to be the only pet in the home.
  • I'd prefer a home where I don't have to share my food or toys.




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!