Please join us for Chicago's premier adoption event showcasing homeless dogs, puppies and kittens.

Roscoe Street (Between Western & Damen)
Sunday, August 26 Noon to 4 p.m.

About Angels with Tails

Please join PAWS Chicago’s premier pet adoption event being held for the first time in Roscoe Village! Adorable dogs, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption at businesses along Roscoe Street. Experience the blessings these homeless pets can bring to your life.

Date & Location

Angels with Tails Roscoe Village takes place along Roscoe Street on Sunday, August 26 – Noon to 4 p.m. Please note that our Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn will be closed on August 26, so please visit us in Roscoe Village!


About PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago is the city's largest No Kill humane organization, focused on implementing solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. With 5,000 volunteers engaged in every aspect of the organization and with dedicated supporters, the community is engaged in building a No Kill Chicago.

This year, PAWS Chicago will find new homes for more than 4,500 homeless pets through its state-of-the-art Adoption & Humane Center in Lincoln Park, which opened in 2007. The cageless Adoption Center provides homeless pets with the care and dignity they deserve while welcoming adopters, providing them with guidance in selecting their new pet and offering continued support for life.

In 2000, PAWS Chicago opened the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, the largest free spay/neuter clinic in Chicago and the nation. Strategically located in Little Village, the Lurie Clinic provides free and low-cost spay/neuter services in under-resourced communities where the majority of stray and unwanted pets originate. This year, PAWS Chicago will sterilize more than 18,000 pets.

The GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van, the mobile counterpart to the Lurie Clinic, was launched in 2011, providing free and low-cost surgeries, vaccinations and humane education, directly visiting neighborhoods where animals are most in need.

PAWS Chicago has been rated amongst the highest 1% of charities by Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent charity evaluator, for efficient use of donor funds.

History of Angels with Tails

In 1997, PAWS Chicago launched the first Angels with Tails, an event that, for the first time, brought together shelters and rescue groups to showcase Chicago's homeless pets available for adoption on the sidewalks and storefronts along Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. That day, many homeless animal lives were saved and the public was first informed that a staggering 42,500 plus dogs, cats, puppies and kittens were needlessly killed in Chicago in 1997 alone.

With this awareness and the resulting media attention, the community became more involved, wanting to help stop this once hidden tragedy from continuing. Since that day, the number of animals killed each year in Chicago has been reduced by more than half.

But there is still much work to be done to achieve the ultimate mission of making Chicago a No Kill city where animals are no longer killed simply because they are homeless. PAWS Chicago and all of the shelters and rescue organizations you see today are working diligently to make this dream for homeless pets a reality.


Pets Available for Adoption

PAWS Chicago's Adoption Instructions and Fees will apply to our adoptable pets at this event.


Male, 4 years
Chihauhua/Terrier mix Go Getter

I have been adopted!!

I'm Special! Video

Female, 8 years

I have been adopted!!


Male, 2 years

I have been adopted!!


Male, 3 months
Labrador Retriever/Newfoundland mix Puppy

I have been adopted!!

I'm Special!

Male, 2 years
Coonhound Go Getter

I have been adopted!!


Male, 2 years
Labrador Retriever Mix Life of the Party

I have been adopted!!

I'm Special! Video

Male, 4 years

I have been adopted!!

PAWS Chicago will feature adoptable pets at the following locations

Support and visit us on August 26 from Noon - 4pm! Roscoe Street (Between Western Ave.   Damen Ave.)

a pied – 2037 W Roscoe St.

August House Studio – 2113 W Roscoe St.

Cinnamon Boutique – 2104 W Roscoe St.

City Olive – 2236 W. Roscoe St.

Crush – 2138 W. Roscoe St.

D Spa & Pet Boutique – 2211 W Roscoe St.

Sam and Willy’s – 3405 N Pauling Street (Free frozen treats!)

D Spa & pet Boutique – 2211 W Roscoe Street (Free spa day for and pet adopted that day)

Designs by Guzzardo’s – 2111 W Roscoe St.

Fixture – 2108 W Roscoe St.

Glam to Go – 2002 W Roscoe St.

Hubba – Hubba – 2040 W Roscoe St.

Kickin’ – 2142 W Roscoe St.

Little Threads – 2033 W. Roscoe St.

Earth Pups – 2215 W Belmont Street (Free 6 inch bully stick for you pup with free treats)

Roscoe Village Animal Hospital – 3131 N Clybourn Avenue (50% off new clients first exam, pen magnet and treats)

Lush Wine & Spirits – 2232 W Roscoe St.

Roscoe Bike Village – 2016 W Roscoe St.

The Denim Lounge – 2039 W Roscoe St.

Village Paperie & Gifts – 2217 W Roscoe St.

Village Records – 2010 W. Roscoe St.

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