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When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces them.


Pet Spotlight

 Meet Maxine

Maxine is a 2.5 year old Pit Bull Terrier that is looking for a family to call her own. While Maxine may smile on the outside, she’s been quite stressed and sad since her owners never came for her after she was found as a stray back in July. She’s an energetic love bug that just needs someone willing to take a chance on her and teach her some manners. Maxine would do best in an experienced dog home with older children and a fenced yard. Being a Pittie, she hardly gets a second look from potential adopters. Maxine is eagerly waiting for someone to come and take a chance loving her!

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February 22nd at 7pm via Zoom. Members will be sent a link.

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Minnie Hochwarter Fund

The Minnie Hochwarter Fund was founded in honor of a very special dog who lost her battle with cancer.  The fund has paid the extensive medical bills for over 70 P.A.W.S. dogs.

Joan and Wayne Hochwarter participate in over 30 fundraising events a year by selling handmade dog bandanas and collecting donations for Minnie’s fund.

If you would like to donate, please designate that your donation be directed to Minnie’s Fund and together we can continue to pay the medical bills for the animals with special needs at P.A.W.S.

P.A.W.S. Cause

A donation specifically to P.A.W.S. cause is a donation directly to our medical fund.  Not every rescued cat/dog that arrives at our shelter is in a suitable condition to be adopted. Some pets come to us with urgent medical needs ranging from broken bones to serious infections.  These conditions often require critical medical care, including surgery.  A simple notation on your check or comment on your on-line giving form assures you that your donation will go directly for medical care.

Give the Gift of Life

Why not celebrate birthdays, graduations or holidays by giving the gift of life?  Consider a donation or a membership in the name of your loved one or animal loving friend.  Remember, since we are a volunteer shelter, one hundred percent of your donation will go toward the needs of our furry residents.  We will acknowledge the gift with a special card sent to the individual to honor the event.

Memorial Gift

A memorial gift to P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park is a personal remembrance that honors the life of a friend, pet, or relative.  With your donation, we will mail the recipient and a card acknowledging your thoughtful gift in memory of a loved one.