Beach Party Event | PAWS Chicago

Surf's Up to Save Homeless Pets!

PAWS Chicago Virtual Beach Party

7pm – Thursday, July 23rd


Thank you Beach Party donors! 

Star-Studded Lineup

Jake Hamilton & Brittney Payton

Beach Party Emcees

Jake is an Entertainment Anchor and Brittney a co-anchor of Good Day Chicago on FOX 32 Chicago.

Candace Jordan & Phillip Emigh

Pre-Show Hosts

Candace writes Chicago Tribune's Candid Candace column. Phillip is the owner of Tails in the City.

Tinsley Mortimer

Silent Auction Host

Tinsley is an animal advocate and television personality known for Real Housewives of New York.


Adoptable Animal Parade Host

Fred is an animal rescuer and radio host on 103.5 KISS FM’s Fred and Angi morning show.

Pat Tomasulo

Pet Beach Bod Competition Host

Pat is a sports anchor and reporter on the WGN Morning News, stand-up comic, and PAWS adopter.

Surprise Celebrity Guests

Tune in to find out!

Even more celebrities, including an exclusive performance–if we hit our fundraising goal!


#PAWSChicagoBeachBod Competition


Your Support Saves Lives

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, your support has helped reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by 91% since PAWS' founding in 1997. Since then, 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 Beach Party help us build awareness and raise funds to help save the lives of homeless dogs and cats. By attending the virtual event, you are a part of the solution—moving us all closer to our goal of a No Kill Community.

Thank you for helping homeless animals. We’ll see you on the beach!


Sponsor Beach Party

Partner with PAWS Chicago to save homeless pets. Learn about unique opportunities available to our sponsors.


Thank You to Our Sponsors



Pam & Ed Carey
Paula & Peter Fasseas
Denise & Ed Raddatz


Merrick Pet Care



A. Marek Fine Jewelry - Oak Brook
Galleria Marchetti
James Letchinger
VCA Animal Hospitals
Mark & Heather Yeager



Daphne Dolan, Margaret Murphy, City Staffing
Patricia Garrison
Beth Hayden
The Robert and Mayari Pritzker Family Foundation
RWE Design Build
Bonnie & Jim Spurlock
Judy & Howard Tullman


Pet Lovers

CrossRealms International, Inc.
Bruce & Deborah Crown
Patricia & Thomas Erickson
Virginia Follmer-Stafman
Wayne Gailis
Ramona & Kenny Griffin-Kwan
Daniel & Anita Mauro
Michele Mistovich
Brenda & Jack Pickleman
Barbara & Dick Rinella
Andrew Tobin
J. Patrick Welch


Pet Hosts

Aileen Blackwell
Alfred D'Ancona
DiMeo Schneider & Associates
Karl Geckler
Fletcher Glickman
Arny Granat
Amy Halstead
LAKE Group
Andy Lane
Irene Michaels
Nancy Sterling
Ludan Wu


Special thanks to:

Lisa Dent
DineAmic Hospitality
Brett Eldredge
The Escape Pod
FOX 32 Chicago's Jake Hamilton & Brittney Payton
Steven Galanis
Gravity Well Studio
David Hasselhoff
Connor Mish
Media Partners FOX 32 Chicago and Chicago magazine