ATTENTION: P.A.W.S. General Membership Meeting is canceled for November 2020 and December 2020 due to COVID-19. At this time the February meeting is still scheduled for February 23, 2021 but subject to change due to COVID-19.
Open by Appointments only
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but due to the large number of families wanting to adopt at this time, we are going back to our showings by appointment only. You may submit a questionnaire online for the animal you wish to see. Please send the completed questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to a computer you may stop in and complete a questionnaire during our open shelter hours. Please refer to the COVID-19 adoption procedure section for additional information.
Looking for the perfect poinsettia, garland, wreath, centerpiece, swag or bow to finish off your Christmas decorations?
Perhaps you are looking for a way to honor your pet(s) past and present?
Visit our events page for more info!
WAYS TO HELP
Our animals need your help….Please consider donating.
We have partnered with Chewy.com & they have generously offered to donate $20 for every new customer who makes a purchase! All you have to do is use the link below & make a purchase & we will receive $20. So go ahead & order a lil’ something nice for your pet & all their friends! It’s a win-win for everyone!
Did you know that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice? All you have to do is login in to http://smile.amazon.com, select Peoples Animal Welfare Society & go about your shopping! You purchase what you normally would & our shelter gets a donation! It doesn’t get any better than that! Be sure to login to Amazon Smile first to make it count. Our animals thank you from the bottom of their furry little hearts!
Amazon Wish List
We are often asked if there are things that we need that can be shipped from Amazon. There sure are! You can find our Amazon Wish List by clicking this link: Amazon Wish List
Fresh Step Paw Points
Did you know that you can donate points from every purchase of Fresh Step cat litter to help our shelter? Join the Paw Points Rewards Program & donate your points to help us earn things like cat litter & comfy beds for our kitties! Join the Paw Points Rewards Program
Minnie’s Memorial FundÂ
The Minnie Memorial Fund which was created years ago by Joan and Wayne Hochwarter after their beloved Minnie passed away. This fund is used for our special needs dogs who may require expensive procedures and surgeries in order to give those dogs a chance for a good life. Besides selling dog bandanas at all events and the Tinley Park Farmers Market, each year on Minnie’s anniversary, Joan and Wayne Hochwarter honor their Minnie by donating $5,000 to the memorial fund. May 11th marked Minnie’s 7th anniversary. What a bittersweet day for all who knew Minnie. P.A.W.S. Tinley Park would not be able to do these life saving procedures without the Minnie Fund and we would like to say “thank you” so very much for Joan and Wayne’s dedication to our special needs dogs. When Joan spoke about Minnie’s fund she said, “Seven years and the tears continue to flow but she does live on in “Minnie’s Dogs”.
Shelter Dog Finds Work as a Police Dog
Moose arrived at our shelter as a stray. After tracking his microchip we discovered that he had been bounced around to multiple homes & nobody was coming to claim him. Moose hated being at the shelter & his cage presence turned people off. After being evaluated by a trainer, it was clear that Moose was a very good boy with excellent ball drive! Volunteers worked to keep Moose mentally stimulated & then an amazing opportunity came up. A prison was looking for a dog to do detection work. We submitted Moose & he was selected to begin training! Moose is now a working dog & loving his life! We believe shelter pets can do anything & Moose is proof of that!
Cage Free Cat Room
Our Cat Room is equipped with hammocks, cat trees & lots of comfy lounging spots for our kitties to enjoy! There are bright, sunny windows & some strategically placed bird feeders outside to provide our cats with plenty of stimulation. The cats absolutely love this new environment & potential adopters love getting to see our cats’ personalities shining through! Stop by & see how happily our cats are living in their free roaming area!
As a non-profit organization, we could not keep our shelter open without the help of our generous Partners. Each of these businesses provides valuable services to the Shelter. From organizing an event or taking care of our animals and the shelter grounds, each of these Partners plays a special role in helping us with our mission of caring for and finding ‘furever’ homes for our animals.