About PAWS Chicago

Mission & Values

PAWS Chicago is focused on building No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog.


Since being founded 1997, the killing rate of homeless animals in Chicago has been reduced by 71%.

Employment Opportunities

Work at a rewarding, focused and mission-driven environment that’s at the forefront of the No Kill movement.

Professional Board

The mission of the PAWS Chicago Professional Board is to help raise funds to help support PAWS Chicago’s programs.

Pippen Fasseas

Learn about the spunky terrier that inspired the mission for a
No Kill Chicago

Contact Us

View and contact various departments within PAWS Chicago with your inquiries. E-mail, call, fax or write us.

PAWS Chicago Events
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Learn about PAWS Chicago’s life-saving adoption and fundraising events.

Annual Reports and Shelter Data

View yearly shelter data and audited financial information.

PAWS Chicago in the News

Read articles about PAWS Chicago from various news sources

PAWS Chicago’s Leadership

PAWS Chicago thanks its generous and dedicated board of directors, officers, development & professional board members.

Special thanks to Sabrina Nizzi for dog and cat videography.

Additional thanks to Sebastian Sparenga Photography, Caitlin Lisa, Heather Haseley, Dan Kasberger, Jennifer Girard, Malia Rae Photography, Richard Chen, Oscar Mendez, and Von Buzard for event and animal photography used on this Web site.

PAWS Chicago, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been awarded a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the country's premier independent charity evaluator. Contributions to PAWS Chicago are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. PAWS Chicago is only able to help homeless animals because of your donations. We receive no city, state or federal funding.

PAWS Chicago's Forms 990 are viewable at guidestar.org

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