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Adopting a Pet Through PAWS Chicago

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PAWS Chicago

Holding a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Matthew Brunstrum has served as a mergers and acquisitions advisor at Sun Acquisitions in Chicago, Illinois, since 2017. Outside of his work, Matthew Brunstrum is involved in the local community through work with organizations such as PAWS Chicago–a nonprofit dedicated to animal welfare throughout the Chicagoland area.

Adoption is a wonderful opportunity to provide a warm, nurturing home life to ownerless pets housed in animal shelters. That said, adoption is also a serious commitment and PAWS Chicago has a screening process in place to ensure that pet adopted through the agency are placed with responsible owners capable of caring for them. Firstly, those looking to adopt must be at least 21 years old and able to provide a government-issued photo identification card proving their age.

Generally, new owners are also responsible for getting their new pet spayed/neutered for population control purposes. This requirement can be waved in some cases, however, based on individual circumstances. New adopters are also required to spend at least an hour with an adoption counselor, introduce the pet to all family members/pets currently residing in the home, and provide confirmation that they can legally house the pet in their home (if they don’t own their own home). To learn more adopting a pet from PAWS Chicago, visit