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Get to Know Franny


Mixed Breed (Medium)




2 Years




Lincoln Park Adoption Center

Home Alone

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Franny's Story

Look at that smile! Franny will give you her famous grin and do a little wiggle when she’s happy and relaxed - which is usually when she’s playing with one of her toys or chilling in a familiar spot with her favorite people. Franny is a shy gal looking for a home where she can settle in at her own pace, and since new places and faces make her a little nervous, she’d love a steady routine and a quieter neighborhood. She would really love her own yard where she can play and romp with her trusted people, and maybe even a friendly and patient doggie friend too.

Could you be Franny’s person? You might be if you’re an experienced dog owner who is willing to take it slow and continue Franny’s training - which will hopefully also involve a game or two of fetch (since her favorite part of school is recess). Franny would also do best in a home with adults only or children over 12, and preferably no cats!

Not sure you’re ready to adopt? Foster Franny first! You can sign up to foster here. Once you’ve applied, email to schedule a meeting!

Meet Franny

Franny can’t wait to meet you!

If you’re interested in adopting this pet, there are few steps you must complete before scheduling an appointment at our Lincoln Park Adoption Center:

1. Please start by taking our ComPETibility Quiz to make sure they’re a good fit for your home. Your ComPETibility Score will help you compare your home to their needs!

2. After completing your ComPETibility Quiz, you will be emailed a link to complete your Adoption Application.

3. Finally, schedule an appointment at our Lincoln Park Adoption Center! During your appointment, you’ll be able to meet all currently adoptable animals at our Lincoln Park Adoption Center and walk through the adoption process with our staff and volunteers. Appointments are not required but encouraged for a more efficient visit.

Please note that while we can’t place holds on adoptable animals for your scheduled appointment, there are always plenty of homeless pets looking for a home! If you don’t meet the perfect pet during your first visit to the Adoption Center, please feel free to schedule another appointment.

Want another way to spend time with our adoptable (or soon-to-be-adoptable) pets? Consider fostering.

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 5,000 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!

First Time Fostering? Learn More

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 1,921 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.