Pup Pop-Up Adoption Event
Usually, adopters meet adoptable foster pups one at a time. Finding the right match can take time and several adoption appointments. But with the Pup Pop-Up, you can make a reservation to meet tons of potential new friends from foster homes in a single evening. Click to register!
North Shore New Friend - Adoption Event
Calling all animal lovers in the northern suburbs! PAWS is bringing adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens to the Glenn L. Felner Adoption Center in Highland Park on March 9, noon - 3 p.m. for an afternoon of mixing, mingling, and shaking paws. With luck, your family will be a little larger when you leave.
Eat pizza. Save pets.
Yes, it’s really that easy thanks to a partnership between Piece Pizzeria and PAWS Chicago. Not only will you find adoptable dogs featured on Piece pizza boxes, but you'll get a chance to enjoy monthly, limited-edition pizzas created to benefit homeless pets. Click to learn more.
Tee up to help homeless pets
Join us on June 10 for the annual PAWS Chicago Peter Fasseas Golf Open. Guests will enjoy a day of golf and on-course entertainment followed by a dinner reception and silent & live auctions. Tickets for singles, doubles and foursomes available. Click here to save your spot!
Apply to be a Summer Intern
Gain valuable experience in animal welfare and nonprofit work with Chicago’s largest No Kill organization. A national leader in the No Kill movement, PAWS Chicago offers a variety of internships for college students seeking career experience and training by industry professionals. Applications due March 15.
Junior Rescuers Youth Tours
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month for a tour of the Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center. This is the perfect opportunity for Scout troops, school groups, families, and kids to get a first-hand look at what it means to give homeless pets a second chance. Click to register!
WHY ARE THEY DYING?
Too Many Born, Too Few Adopted
With so many pets born, too many are coming into shelters and too few are adopted. Become a foster parent and offer a homeless pet refuge until they find their adoptive family.
The No Kill Model - Solutions to End the Killing
The No Kill Model
Dig deeper into the Pillars of No Kill - Targeted Spay/Neuter, Adoptions, Animal Health & Well-Being, and Volunteers - and the foundation of Community Engagement in our No Kill section.
Targeted spay/neuter programs serving at-risk and under-resourced communities dramatically reduces the number of unwanted animals born and ultimately killed in shelters.
Proactive & Innovative Adoption
Saving more lives is about extending the visibility of homeless animals into communities where people live, work and play, encouraging people to think adoption first, and maybe fall in love.
Animal Health & Behavior
The goal is for each pet to not only survive but thrive! Through state-of-the-art Shelter Medicine and comprehensive Animal Behavior programs, we treat and rehabilitate both body and spirit.
Volunteers are the life-force of PAWS Chicago, touching every aspect of operations and providing the highest quality of care for our pets. Join our army and help us save more lives!
The foundation of everything we do - since our first adoption event in 1998 - is engaging the community in the cause of homeless pets. People cause the problem. People solve the problem!