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Get to Know Hinley


Boxer, Shepherd




5 Years




Foster Home

Home Alone

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Hinley's Story

Hinley is a survivor! When he came to PAWS, he was 30 pounds underweight and had lost his hair from an undiagnosed medical condition. But he’s made a full recovery and this handsome boy is ready to find his home. Don’t let his size deceive you: he’s intimidated by small animals and children, but he adores adult humans. He’s well-behaved, smart, eager to train and looking for an owner who is ready to continue building his skills. You’ll be sweetly rewarded!


Are you Hinley’s loving home? You might be if you have an adults-only home with no other pets. You should also be an experienced owner who can handle Hinley’s size and be willing to continue training.

Unsure about adoption? Try our Foster First program. With support from PAWS, including medical, behavioral and food resources, you can spend time getting to know — and falling in love— with one of our dogs before committing to full ownership. To get started, apply here or reach out to

Meet Hinley

Hinley 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, complete our Foster Pet Adoption Inquiry Form! Once this form is submitted, our Adoption Team will take a look at your adoption inquiry and, if they have next steps, reach out within a few days.

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, please feel free to complete a new Foster Pet Adoption Inquiry Form.

Please note that due to current COVID restrictions, to meet or adopt an available animal, you will need to schedule an adoption appointment for animals located at our Lincoln Park Adoption Center or complete a Foster Pet Adoption Inquiry Form for animals in a foster home.

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

Adoption Process

All PAWS Chicago dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up-to-date shots based on age and arrival date.