Pet Resource Center

The Resource center shares a wealth of information about pets and various programs that PAWS Chicago offers

Read tips about caring for your dog or cat and explore PAWS Chicago programs such as Crisis Response, Pet Relinquishment and the Food Bank partnership with PETCO.


Create a strong and lasting bond with your best friend!

PAWS Chicago HEAL Pet Loss Support Group

Please join us and learn more about the wonderful world of animals!

Pet Lovers Speaker Series

Please join us and learn more about the wonderful world of animals!

PAWS Chicago’s Crisis Response

PAWS Chicago is launching a new effort to help families who are undergoing foreclosure.

Dog Care Information

Advice from our animal behavior experts so you can enjoy a happy, healthy pet.

Giving Up Your Pet

Are you thinking about giving up your pet? Research your options, your pet’s life depends on it.

Cat Care Information

Adopting your cat is a lifelong commitment which develops into a bond with you and your family. Read advice from animal behavior experts.

Finding a Lost Pet

PAWS Chicago offers tips on finding your lost loved one. Read more for helpful suggestions.

Pet Food Bank

In partnership with PETCO, we’ve opened a Pet Food Bank for families faced with financial hardship.

Coping with Pet Loss

Resources and articles on pet illness, pet loss and pet grieving, as well as when and how to say good-bye.

Chicago Area Shelters

View contact information on other Chicago Area shelters.

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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