Cats Available for Adoption

View beautiful cats and kittens available for adoption at PAWS Chicago.

Dogs Available for Adoption

Lovable dogs and puppies awaiting their forever homes are just a click away.

About the Adoption Center

Revolutionizing the sheltering of Chicago’s homeless animals with the first state-of-the-art, cageless No Kill shelter in the Midwest.

Recent Pet Adoptions

View photographs of pets joined by their new adopters at the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center

Meet Your Match

This program matches your lifestyle and expectations with each dog’s lifestyle and personality.

PAWS Alumni

Read stories and view photographs of PAWS Chicago alumni and their adopters!

Adoption Instructions & Fees

Learn about the steps and requirements for adopting a dog or cat from PAWS Chicago.

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.

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