Matty at a Glance

  • Location: Chicago, IL 60647
  • Age: 13 Years (Est DOB: 2005)
  • Weight: 25lbs
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel Mix
  • Kids: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: Yes

Matty’s Story

History:  Matty was found as a stray.

About:  Matty is the Jack Lalanne of dogs! He regularly accomplishes 13 year old dog feats of strength, including keeping up with his foster sister who is more than twice his size and less than half his age. Matty sails through a 20 minute morning walk, and wiggles and wags the whole way. He’s eager to climb all 3 flights of steep metal stairs up to his house, and being blind and mostly deaf hasn’t stopped him from figuring out how to navigate the house. You might think not being able to see or hear would make him snappy and scared, but not Matty! Whether you’re bathing him, his dog foster sister is knocking him over, the resident mean kitty is hissing, or the vet is working on him, Matty is sweet as can be. He loves to snuggle up at the end of the day, and give you a few kisses before he goes to sleep. Matty is a perfect dog city dog, and would do great in a small apartment or condo. He’s quiet in his crate, and rarely barks or whines. Matty would be a great companion for an anxious pup who needs a friend, and gets along with all animals!