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Get to Know Carter


Mixed Breed (Small)




5 Years




Medical Center

Home Alone

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Carter's Story

Type of Foster Home: 

Carter is a male, 5-year old small breed dog that is looking for a foster home. He is having a hard time here at the shelter and has been a picky eater. Carter is a special boy who needs an experienced foster who is patient. He has shown interest in toys, long walks, and playing fetch with small tennis balls. He is a fearful little guy and would do best in an adult-only home.

How to Foster Carter:

New fosters can take the first step by learning about fostering and completing the Foster Care Application. Veteran foster parents can email to schedule a pickup appointment.

Carter is available for foster pick-up through our Medical Center at 3516 W. 26th St.

Why Foster?

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.

First Time Fostering? Learn More

Interested in fostering for PAWS Chicago? Begin the application process by completing our Foster Care Application.