Your Giving Saves Lives | PAWS Chicago

Your Giving Saves Lives

We could not do it without you.

Every Dollar Counts

PAWS Chicago’s lifesaving work is only possible because of the support of animal-loving community members like you.

By making a donation, you directly help us:

  • Save homeless pets
  • Prevent pet overpopulation through free spay/neuter where it’s needed most
  • Provide under-resourced communities with important spay/neuter, medical, behavioral and educational services
  • Raise awareness
  • Transform animal welfare by proving that our No Kill model works

Where Your Dollars Go

Your donations go directly to helping homeless animals and building a No Kill community. Check out our four-star Charity Navigator rating. As the country’s premier independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator rates organizations based on efficient use of donor funds and best practices in nonprofit management. You can be assured that your support is going directly to helping homeless pets.

Guidestar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, awarded PAWS Chicago its highest level of recognition - The Platinum Seal of Transparency. The Platinum Seal recognizes our continued commitment to full public accountability for our work. By sharing mission-focused metrics, we give our supporters meaningful data to independently evaluate our performance and results.

Giving to PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago is Charity Navigator’s highest rated charity in the field of Animal Rights, Welfare & Services.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, ranks PAWS Chicago in the top 1 percent of charities in the nation. They’ve rated PAWS Chicago at their highest 4-star rating consecutively since 2003. Less than one percent of nonprofits have received such consistent recognition. 

What Your Donation Can Do


provides a microchip to a dog or cat, ensuring they will not be homeless again Learn more


pays for an X-ray of a sick or injured pet Learn more


fuels a transport vehicle aiding in animal rescue Learn more


funds basic care, vaccinations and spay/neuter for one healthy pet, from arrival through adoption Learn more