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Get to Know Rocco


Mixed Breed (Large)




3 Years




Lincoln Park Adoption Center

Home Alone

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Rocco's Story

Rocco wants nothing more than to be by your side — whatever you’re doing. “He can be a couch potato, or he can be your fetching buddy at any moment,” says his foster parent.  

Rocco is a large pup who adorably forgets his size sometimes, whether greeting you at the door or cuddling in your lap. This big ol’ bundle of joy prefers to avoid other dogs, but give him a squeaky toy or a treat and he’ll be in heaven.  


Are you Rocco’s loving home? You might be if you are in a pet-free, single-family home in a quiet area with a fenced-in yard. Rocco can be left alone for several hours, but will want some solid quality time when you get home.  


Unsure about adoption? Try our Foster First program. With support from PAWS, including medical, behavioral and food resources, you can spend a few weeks 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 Rocco

Rocco 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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.