Fur Ball | PAWS Chicago

The PAWS Chicago Fur Ball

Friday, November 15, 2019 • 6 p.m.

The Drake Hotel

The 18th Annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball is Chicago's premier pet-friendly black tie event! Set at the legendary Drake Hotel,this unique gala invites over 800 guests to dress their pets in four-legged formal wear and walk the red carpet for an exciting celebration to benefit PAWS Chicago. Guests will delight in the silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items, raffle, dancing, and dinner buffets. Lucky dogs in attendance will also be treated to an evening of indulgences - including a divine dinner served in crystal at the special dog buffet, and can enjoy pawdicures, massages, and delightful pet-friendly spritzes.

For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please call Michelle Kenny at 773.843.4884 or send an email to mkenny@pawschicago.org.

2019 PAWS Chicago Fur Ball Special Guest, Torrey DeVitto

Torrey DeVitto has had roles in some of television’s hottest shows including One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries. Torrey currently stars as Dr. Natalie Manning in the hit television series Chicago Med. She is a strong animal welfare advocate and has two rescue dogs, Beau and Homie. Torrey has proudly supported PAWS Chicago since 2016.


2018 Event Photos 


2018 Gallery

Saving Lives at Fur Ball

PAWS Chicago is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by 91 percent since its founding in 1997. In 20 years, PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement, guiding other communities in how to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs. 

Events like Fur Ball are working to save the homeless dogs and cats who are still at risk. By supporting Fur Ball, you are part of the solution to end the killing of homeless animals and are taking us closer to the goal of a No Kill community.

Thank you for helping homeless animals. We will see you at the gala!

The PAWS Chicago Fur Ball was voted the Best Fundraising Gala two years in a row
by Make it Better's Best of 2017 & Best of 2016