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Pet of the Week: Chicago

Posted: 12:36 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-30 18:25:23Z
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(KGTV) — Say hello to our Pets of the Week: Chicago!


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • 10 years, 1 month old
  • Female-spayed
  • Currently 62.6 lbs

My name is Chicago! No, I'm not from Illinois, but I hear it's beautiful this time of year! I am a really great girl who is a fan of hanging out next to my person and snuggling up close. I'm older, but I still like to play fetch sometimes! Want to come play some ball with me, Chicago? More info

Past Pets of the Week:



  • Shepherd blend
  • 2 mo old
  • Female-spayed
  • Currently 10.5 lbs
  • Estimated adult weight 40-60 lbs

Basil came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with a couple other siblings and went out to foster. The foster said that she was very affectionate and loved being around others. She befriended all the people she met and did great with her siblings. Her favorite toys were the ones that had squeakers in them. She also loves her food and takes her time to enjoy her meal. Basil is a sweet pup and ready to spread the love….after a good meal.

Apple #543608

  • Chihuahua/Mix 
  • Female  |  8Yrs 1Mths 2Wks   |  9.2lbs 
  • Cider #543609
  • Poodle/Mix 
  • Male  |  4Yrs 1Mths 3Wks   |  20.1lbs 

The two need to be adopted together because Cider is blind and Apple is his guide dog. You can adopt both of them for only $16 through the end of the year thanks to an adoption special the San Diego Humane Society is holding. All long-term animals are only $8!


  • Shepherd/Lab Retriever blend
  • Female-spayed
  • 2 mo old
  • Currently 6 lbs
  • Estimated adult weight 20-40 lbs

Learn how to adopt her .


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • 4 years old
  • Spayed female
  • ID# 279642
  • Adoption Fee $10

Learn more about Cali's great personality and how to adopt her! Website


  • Chihuahua
  • 6 years old
  • Spayed Female 
  • 7-pounds

How can you not love Shelly, with her big, pink bunny ears, dainty features, long legs, and cream spots on white body. She’s shy at first but warms up with sparkle hands!  Website

Miss Cleo

  • Short Haired Tabby
  • Spayed Female
  • 10 Years Old
  • 14 pounds

You cannot miss “Miss Cleo”. Our distinctive looking girl has an outsized personality to match her big, beautiful yet fascinating face. Cleo is definitely a talker and she’s not shy about asking for attention. And she likes to give love just as much as get it. All it takes is a few pets and she’s ready to roll over on her back for some tummy scratches and small dog-friendly.  She is more of a single person companion than with a family.  Don’t expect playful, she is very laid back. Website


  • Sulcata Tortoise 
  • Male
  • Approximately 15-years old
  • 65 pounds

Romeo just needs a big yard and shelter. Turtles are remarkably easy to care for, once you know what you’re doing. They don’t bark, shed, or need to be walked!  But Romeo may get up to 200-pounds…he’s 65-pounds now! Website


  • Pittie mix
  • Spayed Female
  • 13 years old
  • 75 pounds

Journey was surrendered to a Shelter by her owners and was rescued by Frosted Faces Foundation in August of 2017. Recently, she was returned because her human mom was expecting a baby, dad left for deployment, and the family was not emotionally in a good place to make Journey a priority. Our hearts are broken for Journey because she is a fiercely loyal dog and a family's devotion to her would change her world. Journey is great with small kids, dogs, and cats. She is quiet, can eat near other animals, and spends much of her daybed hopping while always having her trusting eyes on you. She will require little to no exercise and would enjoy working on "stuffies" instead. Journey has waited her whole life for someone like you. Apply online


  • German Shepherd
  • 3 years old
  • Female
  • 80-90 pounds

Interesting or cute facts: Mosca is an energetic girl who loves her walks and hikes and being active with her people. She enjoys car rides to go shopping or just to have fun. She loves playing ball and tug. She knows her basic commands and walks well on a leash. She is house trained and loves being inside with her family. Website


  • Male, 2 months old
  • Terrier Blend
  • Currently 3.5 lbs
  • Estimated adult weight 15-25 lbs

Binx came to Helen Woodward Animal Center with six other siblings, still nursing, with mom from one of our rescue partners. All eight of them went to stay with one of our wonderful fosters until they were ready for adoption. The foster does not have any young kids of her own, but the puppies loved it when the neighbor kids would come over to play. Being the only boy in the litter, Binx knew how to work it so he was never left out! He loves to snuggle with his sisters and did well with the foster’s own dog. Overall, Binx is a sweet boy and is ready to share his love with the world!

For more information call the Helen Woodward Animal Center at 858-756-4117, option #1 or visit www.animalcenter.org .

Marcus #446130

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mix 
Male  |  12Yrs 7Mths 3Wks (approx)  |  65lbs 
Adoption Fee: $25.00
How I arrived: I was brought in by my previous owner on July 25, 2018.

At SDHS: I have been microchipped, neutered, and am up to date on my vaccinations. Now I am ready for my new home! 

Why I am the one for you: 

My Personality Color Code is Purple; meaning I'm Happy - Go - Lucky...Carefree...Engaging...Adaptive...and Cheerful! I'm a sweet, older fellow looking for a comfortable home! I'm not a total couch potato though. I still love going for long walks and can be pretty active. Children stress me out however, so I would do best in a home without them. If I could be the one for you, come meet me today! 

Color: Black / White 

Spayed/Neutered: Yes