CHICAGO (CBS) — Derek is the PAWS Pet of the Week.

He is a sweet two-year-old Mountain Cur mix who likes to cuddle and romp around in the backyard.

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His fur is as soft as his face is sweet.

Derek loves to go for walks, learn new tricks, play fetch and snuggle on the couch at night for a movie. Derek is a big boy, but he wants to be a lap dog and can be a bit clumsy in new spaces.

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He’s a devoted companion with the spirit of a bouncing puppy. Derek would make a great addition to any family. Derek is available, along with many other adorable dogs and cats at PAWS Chicago. Just visit the virtual adoption site to learn more.

Join PAWS Chicago for Virtual Bingo on Wednesday March 31 at 6:00 p.m. It’ll be a fun night raising money to help homeless pets from the comfort of your own home.

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For a small donation, players can have a chance to win one of three exciting PAWS prizes. It’s fun for the entire family and all ages are welcome. Visit to join in the fun!