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This is Spike (Einstein). He is such a happy and loving boy. We can never thank you all enough for giving us the best dog ever. He is truly a love and we can’t imagine our family without him!! Everyone that comes over just falls completely in love with him as we did. Thank you again from the bottoms of our hearts. He’s had some issues lately with a hematoma in his ear but that never gets him down. He is simply an amazing boy!!


This is Snowbella (Isabella). She was 10 when we adopted her. She has been with us for 3 years. We have 2 other rescue cats and a dog. She has really warmed up to the other pets since we adopted her.


This is Millie (formerly known as Milkshake). We adopted her last June and she has been a great dog! My son and her have bonded amazingly and they help each other burn off energy! Her background was vague when we adopted her, so we weren’t sure what to expect, but she is a great dog who is super spoiled and super loved!


Magic was my first ever foster dog, but I kind of knew on the car ride home she would never leave my house. After she healed from double knees surgeries, I adopted her. She was already a senior, at about 9, but she was so full of life and love. Magic was always smiling – always! She was such a good girl, I couldn’t believe her family would give her up. Magic passed away early this year, and I miss her terribly every day. She will always be in my heart, and I’m grateful P.A.W.S. took her in and gave her the medical care she needed. You know when they say “who rescued who?” Magic rescued me.


We took a chance and adopted Lily 12/28/16. Since then this little old lady has come out of her shell. Lily follows me around everywhere I go and likes to lead me around our home when she decides she needs something. She loves playtime and snuggles, wet food and back porch lounging, treats and sleeping on our memory foam pillows. She always has something to say, including when we move our legs in our sleep. We are so happy we took a chance on this girl and cannot imagine our lives without her now.


We adopted Kobi from PAWS on 7/1/2016. We were told he had been returned 3 times in a year because he wasn’t house broken. I promised him that wouldn’t happen again. With love & patience we had him house broken in 2 months. He’s really come out of his shell in these 2 years & I don’t remember what life was like without him.


We adopted Chili (We named her Holly.) and Minnie in 2016 after our dog Shelby passed away. These dogs love everyone! We can’t imagine our house without them. We love them to pieces!


I volunteered at PAWS back in 2002 & of course I wanted to adopt all the fur babies, but I knew that wasn’t possible. We adopted Buddy (Rocket was his name at PAWS – we still have his PAWS tag. Buddy is a senior now at 16 years young, life in our family wouldn’t be the same without our little Buddy.


Fosters failures are the best! Aria is doing great. She is so well behaved other than when she wants to play, of course since she’s still a puppy. She is beyond smart and her favorite things are 2 other dogs, being outside, sticks and leaves, my dad and she’s definitely a character! She makes us laugh all the time! She’s definitely what our family was missing.


Levi (formerly Lasso) was adopted by us in January, and he promptly attached himself to my daughter. She rents a condo near her college, so she took him with her as her ESA when she went back in February. He is no longer that shy, nervous, skin and bones dog that was brought to PAWS because of Hurricane Harvey. This picture is from just a couple weeks ago.


This is Sweetie known as ‘Flower’ when she was with you. I adopted her on 09/29/17. She is the best thing that happened to me! I’m home all day with her and she never ceases to amaze me. She makes me laugh with her silly antics!! She has adapted so well! The minute Dawn put her in my arms, I knew she was the one. I think Sweetie felt the same Β  Love that little girl to the moon and back!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


My girl Smokey. Known at PAWS as Skater. We adopted her about 4 years ago. She is just the sweetest, kindest dog. We have a Conure (small parrot) and Smokey is so careful and sweet with her. I could not imagine my life without this amazing dog. She is my family Β and I just love her to the moon and back. Thank you PAWS for taking care of her so we could find her.
I just wonder….who really rescued who?


Shelby (fka Karma) came from PAWS four years ago. We adopted a second dog from The Anti-Cruelty Society a year later. It’s no secret that Shelby is my favorite.


We adopted Louie nearly seventeen years ago (August 2001). Too many “favorite” photos to share, so I just picked one I took on his 17th birthday in April. Best cat ever!


We adopted Jack in September of 2012 after our German Shepherd Rex passed away. I didn’t think I could love another dog as much as Rex but Jack is just a wonderful dog. He had big paws to fill and has done a great job. I don’t know what life was like before paws, but he is sure enjoying life here in Morris!


Flora! Got her two years ago this past April. Spoiled rottenπŸ’—.


We adopted Finn (Josh) Aug 2012. I couldn’t ask for a better dog! Best of all everyone loves him and they ask where did we get him. I proudly say PAWS in Tinley Park! I love him so much!!!!!!


We adopted our sweet Duncan (the white one – formerly Kachi) about 2.5 years ago. He is the most affectionate, loving dog ever! He loves his fur brother, Walter, and his human baby sister. I can’t imagine our family without him!


Beauty, adopted from you in March 2009, and she is the best dog we have ever had. She is the goofiest, silliest, and best trained dog we have ever had. She has survived two torn ACLs without surgery, but with love, compassion, and TLC…carrying her up and down stairs so she could sleep with us, etc. She’ll be 12 in September and she is the best dog ever and we will always return to PAWS in the future and we regularly support PAWS, too. Thank you for connecting us with Beauty!!!


I adopted Buster when he was 2 years old, best decision I ever made. He barks too much, he’s horrible with little kids and, he picks on his little Chihuahua brother and I can’t imagine life without him. He needed someone like me in his life; I gave him a forever home when others might have given up on him. I needed him, I just didn’t know it at the time. He’s 11 now, I wish I could have another 9 years with him.