Meet Zen Belly's Friends

Below are links to everything Zen Belly loves and Friends looking for a home! If you are interested in adopting any of our friends read below.


Bianca is a beautiful 3-year-old, Curly-coated Retriever who was transferred to PAWS Chicago from Oklahoma City Animal Care and Control. In the wake of the tornado, her owner who could no longer care for her and surrendered Bianca to the shelter on May 24th. Just one day later, Bianca was on her way to Chicago to find a forever home and make room for other displaced pets. Bianca has adjusted to life in the Windy City quite well, and spends her days visiting with volunteers, taking naps, and playing with her canine roommates. Bianca is fantastic with people of all ages, including children! At 3-years-old, Bianca seems to be house-trained and is well-mannered on a leash. She loves treats and just learned to “sit”. Now Bianca is ready to complete her journey by finding a loving forever home!


Rover is a dashing, 1-year-old Shepherd/Staffordshire Terrier mix. Rover is a fun-loving guy who likes people and other dogs! It’s hard to say whether he loves treats or playtime more. Because Rover is a young, athletic guy, he is hoping to be adopted by a family who also enjoys spending time outside. Whether you want to go hiking or compete in a frisbee tournament, Rover could be your perfect pooch. After fun-time is over, he then likes to cuddle up on sofa with his favorite people for some chill time. Stop by PAWS Chicago to meet this special boy and get ready to fall in love!

If you are interested in adopting Rover, please call 773-935-PAWS, visit, email or stop by the PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue.



Camper is a wonderful 1-year-old Shepherd/Doberman mix. This sweet girl came to PAWS Chicago a few months back after being found as a stray. Camper is a big girl at about 70 pounds, and she’s very strong too! Camper already knows her basic commands like “sit” and “wait”, but would still love to enroll in obedience training with her new adopters. This smart cookie is very curious and enjoys learning new things—especially if there are treats involved! She also loves romping around on the rooftop deck of the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center, rain or shine, and chasing down tennis balls. Once Camper has had her fun, she likes to relax by collapsing at your feet for a belly rub. This gentle giant also gets along well with other dogs and likes her puppy roommate. Camper is looking for a home with just adults while she develops her obedience skills. Come meet this special lady today!




Sue is a very fashionable Toy Poodle mix who looks adorable in her little sweater, which helps keep her warm during the cold winter months. This pint-sized pup came to PAWS Chicago in September when her previous owner gave her up to Chicago Animal Control. She weighs only 9 pounds and is cute as a button! This sweet 3-year-old recently spent some time in a foster home where she flourished! She was very affectionate and snuggly with her foster mom and greeted her enthusiastically every time she came home. Sue seems to have experience with house-training and rarely had an accident in her foster home. She can be shy around men at first, and tends to prefer women. A quiet home with just adults would be perfect for her. Sue gets along with other small dogs and has roomed with a couple at the PAWS Adoption Center. With a little patience and some time to adjust, Sue will make a wonderful addition to a caring family.



Tina is a gorgeous, 2-year-old Shepherd who would love to meet you! This sweetheart came to PAWS Chicago after she was turned into Animal Chicago Care & Control as a stray. Underweight at just 45 pounds and with scars all over her ears, Tina was a sad sight when she first arrived. After receiving a bath, vaccines, a microchip for identification, and her spay surgery; Tina is ready for adoption and eagerly awaits a loving family to call her own. This energetic girl likes taking walks and would make an excellent running buddy. Tina loves people and would prefer to be an only pet. Can you open your heart and home to Tina?



Meet Pumpkin, a loveable 9-month-old Bloodhound! Can you believe he only weighed 4 pounds when he first came to PAWS Chicago? Last October, a litter of 3-week-old Bloodhound puppies were transferred to PAWS Chicago from a rescue group in Oklahoma. Pumpkin spent some time in a foster home as he matured, and was adopted around the holidays. Unfortunately, his adopters decided to move cross-country and couldn’t take Pumpkin with them. These days, Pumpkin is a hearty 70 pound pooch! Typical to his breed, he has a sturdy frame that is built for tracking and endurance. Pumpkin loves spending time outside, exploring the world with his keen sense of smell. Because he is so scent-driven, Pumpkin would do best with a strong handler. Pumpkin is accustomed to being in a home, so he is already crate and house-trained. He has also completed a basic obedience course! Pumpkin is looking for energetic adopters who can give him lots of exercise and the structure that a puppy needs. This even-tempered and affectionate boy will bring so much joy and laughter to his new home! Will you give him a chance?




Corky is a very special 6-year-old Chihuahua mix who would love nothing more than to come home with you! She is an extremely affectionate dog who is happiest when she has a lap to sit in. She is fond of other dogs and is great with her puppy playmates at the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center. Because Corky spent most of her life in a home, she is already house-trained and knows her basic commands. Quite the cuddlier, she loves to burrow under blankets when sleeping. Because Corky can be sensitive about being handled by new people, she would prefer a home with patient adults who have previous dog experience. Corky has been diagnosed with a mildly collapsed trachea, which causes her to cough, especially when she gets excited or nervous. By walking Corky with a harness, keeping her at a healthy weight, and avoiding too much exercise, her new adopter will be able to manage the condition while keeping Corky happy and healthy.



Beeny is an active, 1-year-old Shepherd/Terrier mix who loves to go, go, go! This sweetie pie was brought to Chicago Animal Care & Control after his former owner passed away, and was transferred into the PAWS Chicago adoption program, where he excitedly awaits a loving new home. Beeny has a lot of energy and is hoping to find an adopter who will take him for runs, bring him to the dog park, or send him to doggie daycare frequently. He would probably be a good swimmer too, as Beeny really enjoys the puppy pool on the Rooftop Deck of the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center.



Paige is a tall and graceful German shepherd mix hoping to find a loving new home. This beautiful 8-year-old came to PAWS Chicago when her previous owner could no longer care for her. She gets along nicely with other dogs. Sweet and affectionate, she is a huge fan or people too, including children. To encourage affection from her humans, Paige will rest against your leg waiting for a scratch behind the ears. She is also eager to shower you with doggie kisses if you let her! Because Paige suffers from separation anxiety, she would thrive in a home where her family is home a lot of the time. Paige is already spayed, vaccinated, and micro-chipped.






 “There was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o!” Meet Bingo, a loveable 1-year-old Lab/Hound mix. This country boy came to PAWS Chica go from the farm fields of rural Oklahoma. Poor Bingo was missing an ear and had bb gun pellets lodged in his thigh. PAWS Chicago veterinarians were able to remove the pellets and also neutered, vaccinated, and micro chipped him for identification. Although he only has one ear, Bingo is in great health and has normal hearing. This social guy loves people and other dogs, and thrives on plenty of exercise and playtime. Now all he needs to start his new life is a loving family!


If you are interested in adopting Bianca, Rover, Camper,Sue, Tina, Pumpkin, Beeny, Paige or Bingo:

Please call 773-935-PAWS, visit, email or stop by the PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue.

Help save the lives of homeless pets in your community by getting involved with your local no-kill animal shelter. By volunteering, adopting, fostering or donating, you can make a difference.

 Why Adopt:

  • When you adopt, you save a life and make space for the shelter to rescue another homeless pet.
  • No-kill shelters guarantee life to animals in their care and use 100 percent of their resources toward saving animals rather than killing them.
  • If you want a specific breed, please consider adoption first. There are many purebred animals in the shelter system and many breed-specific rescue groups.
  • When you adopt a pet, it will already be spayed/neutered and will have already received veterinary care.
  • Guarantee of life: No-kill shelters provide peace of mind long after adoption. Should something happen to you or your family that makes it impossible to keep your adopted pet months or even years later, no-kill shelters will welcome the animal back, regardless of its age.
  • Approximately 1 million puppies are produced through the puppy mill system in the United States each year. When you buy a puppy from a pet store, you support puppy mills' mass breeding and inhumane practices. (Statistics source:

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