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Get to Know Pongo


Mixed Breed (Small)




2 Years




Lincoln Park Adoption Center

Home Alone

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Pongo's Story

Type of Foster Home: 

Pongo needs an Advanced Foster home. If you've had a pet or fostered before, you have all the skills you need to be an Advanced Foster.

Pongo is a 2-year-old, 15 pound terrier. Pongo is very much a ladies man! He'd prefer to be in a women only home with no resident animals, but could live with men as well if properly introduced. He is a sweet dog who has a ton of energy. He loves playing with small stuffed toys, laying in a doggy bed, and hiding under blankets. Pongo currently wears a harness to relieve pressure on his neck because he is suspected to have a collapsing trachea. Other than that, he is housebroken and healthy!

How to Foster Pongo:

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.

Pongo is available for foster pick-up through our Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave.

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

Our foster families enable us to take in more pets at risk. Some require a quiet place to heal from illness or injury; small puppies and kittens need a nurturing place to grow before they are able to be spayed or neutered and adopted; and others just need socialization and a break from the activity of Adoption Center living. Become a foster parent and help homeless pets in need!