Total Adoptions in 2021
Total Cat Adoptions in 2021
Total Dog Adoptions in 2021

Pet Spotlight

Meet Finn

Finn is a 4 year old domestic shorthair cat that is looking for a family to call his own.

Meet Conan

Conan is a very smart dog and can be very stubborn. He needs an owner who is experienced with this type of dog. No children.


March 2021 General Membership Meeting will be held via Zoom on March 30th at 7pm!

Visit the events page for more info on these events.


All our volunteers are NOT paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!

Adult Volunteers

P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park could not exist without the dedicated efforts of our volunteer staff. We depend on them to help with the daily care of our animals. Whether you are a dog person or a cat person we would love to have you on our team!

We require all adult volunteers to be 18 years of age; however, volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 are eligible for our Junior Program and must have parental consent.

Volunteer duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning cages
  • Feeding
  • Medicating
  • Socializing
  • Grooming

Shift Times

Mornings 7:30am – 10:30am (Saturday and Sunday only)
Afternoons 11:30am – 4:00pm
Evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm

At this time we have many shifts that need assistance. We will only be filling those shifts that need additional volunteers. Shifts will be filled accordingly on the orientation dates listed below.


All new volunteers must first attend a Volunteer Orientation session. All orientations will last approximately 2 hours and will include a tour of the shelter. Registration is required for your attendance and space is limited.

There is an orientation fee of $20 per person. The fee includes your orientation manual and a PAWS T-shirt. Payment will be collected at the orientation in the form of cash or credit.

ADULT orientation:

For more information on how you can help, please contact the shelter by phone (815) 464-7298 or email us at volunteer@pawstinleypark.org .

Thank you for your interest!