Adopt a pet: PAWS Chicago

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Irving and Igor are available for adoption!

There are so many ways to give back to homeless pets this Holiday Season!

Adopt a pet in need

  • Remember, pets are members of the family – not holiday gifts. Welcoming a new dog or cat into the family is a big decision, and one that should be made by the entire household.
    • Part of the fun is selecting the new dog or cat together.  Consider surprising your loved ones with a trip to your local No Kill animal shelter like PAWS Chicago, where you can meet all the dogs and cats to find the perfect match together.
    • Pets are a lifetime commitment so working together as a family is key.
  • PAWS Chicago provides extensive resources to help pets make a seamless transition into their new homes and also provides a lifetime safety net for every animal adopted, ensuring that if something happens to the adopter, their PAWS pet will always be cared for.

Give in honor of a loved one

  • Got an animal loving friend or family member you still need to buy for? Make a meaningful gift in someone’s honor to PAWS Chicago with a tribute donation! Your gift recipient will receive a personalized holiday greeting card with your special message. You’ll be giving two gifts: one to your friend and one to homeless pets in need!

Sponsor a Holiday Hero pet

  • PAWS Chicago is highlighting homeless pets in need every day until December 24 during the “Holiday Hero” campaign. Animal lovers have the opportunity to sponsor their care! Make a meaningful gift. Check back to each day to see the new daily pet!

Shop PAWS merch

  • PAWS Chicago offers great gift suggestions for everyone searching for the perfect gifts for pet lovers, or for yourself and your favorite dog, cat or child!
  • Shop the seasonal section to find special holiday gifts, from a beautiful 2020 Desktop Calendar, cozy tees, a doggie hoodie, and gift boxes for dogs, cats, and kids! Every purchase enables PAWS Chicago to save more lives. Purchase gifts today by visiting

Donate your time, Volunteer!

  • The holiday season is a critical time as many of our current volunteers travel, so we rely even more on new volunteers getting involved.
  • Volunteers are the life force of PAWS Chicago. They touch every aspect of our operations and provide the highest-quality care for our pets. This work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives.
  • To get started, visit



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