Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs 03/24
Spayghetti & Laugh Their Balls Off Comedy Dinner 04/28
Spring Plant Sale 05/05 & 05/06
Run to the Rescue 5K 05/19
February Pets of the Month
Check out our February Pets of the Month!
Bella is a 5 year old tabby & our longest resident cat. She’s been at the shelter for over a year now & we don’t know why! Bella has a ton of spunk & often gets the zoomies for no reason at all! She pounces toys like it’s her job & loves to speak her mind. Bella has unusual markings & is darker than most tabbies we’ve seen, which gives her a really unique look. if you’re looking for the purr-fect Valentine, Bella is your girl!
Gypsy is a very smart, loving & playful pup who came in as a stray. Gypsy can sit, “drop it”, stay, lay down, come, heel (auto sits on stop!), give paw & more! She is very food motivated & eager to please, play & learn. She can be excitable & needs someone calm & patient who she can look to for confidence, direction & encouragement in new situations as she is still getting used to her new life as a pet!
Dine to Donate – Portillo’s
Join us on Thursday, February 8th from 5pm – 8pm at Portillo’s in Tinley Park for a Dine to Donate event! Portillo’s will generously donate 20% of your bill back to our shelter! You get to enjoy delicious food & our animals benefit from everyone’s generosity – sounds like a win-win to us!
Print this flyer (click here to download) or show it on your phone when placing your order. This offer is valid at the Portillo’s located at:
15900 S. Harlem Avenue
Become a P.A.W.S. Member
Become a P.A.W.S. member & help to save more lives! Not only will your membership fee provide critical funds needed to provide for the animals at our shelter, but you will be allowed to vote in our General Election for the Board of Directors. Members may also vote on special shelter projects, will receive our Furry Flyer newsletter & are eligible for a discount on P.A.W.S. merchandise!
Join today & make a difference in the lives of shelter animals! Click here to complete our online membership registration.
Dine to Donate – Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Join us every Monday in February at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & help to raise money for our shelter animals. Stop in & enjoy some delicious food & Anthony’s will generously donate 20% of your bill to P.A.W.S.!
Be sure to tell your server that you are dining to support P.A.W.S. Anthony’s is located at:
14205 S. LaGrange Road
Spayghetti & Laugh Their Balls Off Comedy Dinner
Save the date for our third annual Spayghetti & Laugh Their Balls Off Comedy Dinner! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the Palos Country Club and will feature comedians Tim Cavanagh & Mike Toomey. This event sells out every year so stay tuned for ticket availability!
The Wine Ladies Designs
Our friends at The Wine Ladies Designs will be raising funds for our shelter! Check out their Facebook page at Facebook.com/the wineladiesdesigns/ & check out their awesome merchandise! They will generously donate 15% of the proceeds back to our shelter! Make sure to send them a message when placing an order to let them know your order is for P.A.W.S.
Hey, Amazon Shoppers! 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’s a win/win! Be sure to login to Amazon Smile first to make it count. Our animals thank you from the bottom of their furry little hearts!
Award Granted by PEDIGREE Foundation
We are excited to share that as a result of the assistance we provided to animal shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey, we were awarded a $2,000 grant from the PEDIGREE Foundation! The funds we receive will be used to help offset the medical costs we’ve incurred since many of the animals we took in required immediate veterinary care. We are so grateful to the good folks at PEDIGREE® who go above & beyond to improve the lives of dogs everywhere!
*About the PEDIGREE® Foundation…
Formed in 2008 by PEDIGREE®, food for dogs, the PEDIGREE® Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of shelters & dog rescue organizations throughout the country. Through no fault of their own, more than four million dogs end up in shelters & rescue organizations every year & nearly half of them never find a place to call home. For more information on how you can support the foundation visit https://www.pedigreefoundation.org/.
Low Cost Veterinary Services
Sometimes our pets need to go to the doctor too. South Suburban Low Cost Veterinary Services offers a variety of affordable veterinary services. Click below to visit their website.
An Update to A Minnie Hochwarter Fund Success Story!
My name is Harmony and I am one year old! If you don’t know me, my story is listed below under “A Minnie Hochwarter Success Story”. It has been a very busy year for me, but now:
*I run & play & run & play & run & play, etc.
*My legs are strong &
*My heart beats strongly & is filled with love & appreciation for all who made my first birthday possible (the cardiologist said that without surgery I wouldn’t be here to celebrate).
I am a very happy puppy despite all the trauma of my first year. I want to thank everyone who has helped & loved me along the way:
*P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park for taking me in
*My family: my foster Mom (Sue, who took me to every appointment, medical procedure, treatment & surgery) & Dad
*Grandma and Grandpa (they love to spoil me)
*My siblings (they taught me how to be a dog)
*& finally, all the doctors who put this “Humpty Dumpty” back together
I am a very lucky puppy! THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
A Minnie Hochwarter Fund Success Story!
In March, 2016, P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park responded to a plea from another shelter to take a puppy that could not walk. They were not financially able to seek the treatment she might need to live a normal life. Harmony was just 6 weeks old & could barely get around. Her back legs would drag behind her as she inched herself along. It was heartbreaking to watch her. Click here to read the rest of Harmony’s success story!
P.A.W.S.’ Longest Resident Finds Forever Home!
After 993 days at P.A.W.S., Clover, a senior cat, finally found her forever home! On December 26th, Clover packed her bags and said so long to her shelter days! She went home with a kind and loving family who have already sent updates showing how Clover has made herself at home and is a beautiful addition to their family!
Congratulations, Clover! You will be missed, but our hearts are bursting with joy for you! Thank you to the special family who not only chose adoption, but gave a senior pet a wonderful life.
P.A.W.S. Alum Becomes National Search K-9!
Soni, a female German Shepard, was adopted from P.A.W.S. in 2013 by Mr. David Sullivan, a Community United Effort (CUE) Searcher. Mr. Sullivan saw something special in Soni and on November 13, 2015, she tested and passed her Human Remains Detection Certification test. Soni is now certified to respond to disasters to assist with locating victims.
Congratulations to Mr. Sullivan and Soni. It just goes to show that shelter dogs can do ANYTHING!
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.