Angels with Tails | PAWS Chicago

Your favorite Barrington shops are opening their storefronts and windows to adoptable pets! 

Noon–4 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. 

Back in 1997, PAWS Chicago founders Paula and Alexis Fasseas and a group of passionate volunteers brought stray pets from Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), the city impoundment facility, to storefronts across Gold Coast, and it launched a movement—Angels with Tails, a homeless pet adoption event for the whole community. Your favorite boutiques will open their storefronts to adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Bring the whole family for this fun-filled community event where you can meet—and adopt—adorable animals, shop for a cause, enjoy special festivities, and score free dog treats!


Event Adoption Process: 

PAWS Chicago's standard adoption requirements apply at all Angels with Tails adoption events.

  1. Fill out an Adoption Application
    • Fill Out An Adoption Application. If you did not bring a printed copy of your adoption application, please see an Event Manager in a yellow apron to fill out an adoption application. A hard copy of the application is required at this event! We do not have the ability to print applications on-site.
  2. Meet Your Match
    • Once you have found an animal to adopt, please see the Event Manager to review your adoption application.
  3. Adoption Process
    • After your application has been reviewed, you will be directed to the Adoption Desk to complete the adoption process.
  4. Heading Home
    • Once you have completed the adoption process, your new pet will receive a red “PAWS Alumni” bandana and we will take your first family photo!

The downloadable event map is coming soon! Check back to download it prior to the event.