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Get to Know Vi


Beagle/ Mix




4 Years




Adopter's Home

Vi's Story

Looking for love?  So is Vi!  Vi is one happy girl who is more than ready to find a fun-loving family who will provide her with all the love and affection she desires!  Vi originally came to PAWS as a young puppy and was quickly adopted into a home.  She was unfortunately returned after spending three years in the home when her family determined she was not a good fit for their household.  Vi has such a positive outlook on life and hasn’t allowed what has happened to her affect her much at all!  She can be a bit shy and timid when meeting new people, but warms up in no time!  As soon as you talk to her in a sweet voice and give her pets, she begins to wag her tail and melts into a puddle of goo right in your lap!  She is truly one of the sweetest dogs you may ever meet!  Vi is hoping she can find a family who will show her how amazing life can be and will explore the world with her one paw at a time. 

Vi is on the hunt for a home where she will be loved and cherished completely and with a family who can give her tons of attention and belly rubs!  She adores her people so much that she doesn’t really like being away from them for too long.  She would do best with a family who is home throughout the day.  This sweetheart does get very excited when greeting her friends and can be a bit jumpy, so she would do best without small children in the home.  Vi not only loves head pets and belly rubs, she is also an extremely playful girl who is more than happy to entertain herself with rope toys, Nylabones, or any sort of chew toy she can get her paws on!  Vi even loves to play with her doggy roommate and would enjoy having a playmate in her forever home.  She also absolutely adores going for walks and has so much fun exploring the neighborhood with all the friends she’s made here so far at PAWS!  If Vi’s adorable white and caramel coat and sweet eyes weren’t enough to make you want to bring her home, then her personality certainly will!  Come into the Lincoln Park Adoption Center and visit Vi!  She will love it if you did!


  • Going for a car ride?  Take me along!
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles.
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • I get along very well with other dogs.
  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on!


  • I would love to find a home with children 5+.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.
  • Keep me company!  I prefer homebodies who are often at home.




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!