Featured Underdogs | PAWS Chicago

Transform the life of an overlooked pup

All the Underdogs featured here need just a little extra to unleash their inner Wonderdog. They might need medical care, training or a special home environment. It’s more effort, but it’s also so worth it when you see how bright they shine. If you want to change a life forever, this is the place to start.  

Each pet needs just the right person. Consult your ComPETibility Quiz score when filling out an Adoption Application and consider our Foster First program to make positive you’re a perfect match.  



The Wonderdog Hero’s Club 

Everyone who adopts an Underdog becomes part of our Hero’s Club, which provides special support and resources to help you and your new pet adjust to each other and celebrate your achievements together. 

  • A quarterly virtual training seminar with Joan Harris, PAWS Chicago’s Director of Canine Training 

  • Digital assets to show off your adoption on social media (make sure to tag @pawschicago) 

  • Special merchandise celebrating your Wonderdog pride  

  • Recognition in the monthly PAWS Chicago e-Newsletter 

  • Recognition at upcoming PAWS Chicago events 


*Please note that the $100 refundable training deposit applies to all dog adoptions