Spayghetti & Laugh Their Balls Off Comedy Dinner 04/28
Spring Plant Sale 05/05 & 05/06
Run to the Rescue 5K 05/19
Kitten Shower 05/26
April Pets of the Month
Check out our April Pets of the Month!
Jax is a 3 year old purebred German Shepherd looking for a Shepherd savvy home. He’s extremely smart & loyal, but he prefers to be an only pet. Jax will need a home with a fenced yard & lots of exercise to keep him entertained.
Hope is a sweet senior who came to us when her elderly owner was unable to care for her. Hope has a quirky little personality & loves to steal food from other cats at the shelter! She has the brightest green eyes you’ve ever seen & would love to come home with you!
*SOLD OUT* Spayghetti & Laugh Their Balls Off Comedy Dinner
Join us 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 reserve your tickets now!
Spayghetti & Laugh Their Balls Off Raffle
If you can’t make it to our Comedy Dinner this year, you can still enter to win one of the fabulous raffle prizes! Prizes include 2 roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, 4 tickets to a White Sox game (FIRST row right behind the Sox dugout!) & a Weber Spirit 210 Gas Grill!
Ticket are $10 each or 3 for $25. To purchase tickets online, please click here. **In order to be eligible, you MUST indicate which prize you are purchasing your tickets for in the NOTES field of the donation form. Please also include your phone number.** Tickets must be purchased by noon on April 27th, 2018. Drawing will be held on April 28th at the event. Winner does not need to be present.
Run to the Rescue 5K Run/Walk
Join us on Saturday, May 19th at Centennial Park in Orland Park for our 3rd annual Run to the Rescue 5K! Check-in starts at 7:30 & the race begins at 8:30. Round up your family & friends (those with with 2 legs or 4!) & run/walk for a good cause!
Bring an item for the Orland Park Pet Pantry & be entered to win a basket from Chew on This Dog Barkery!
Kitten Season is almost here & we will be flying through supplies nearly as quickly as we receive them! Please join us for a Kitten Shower on Saturday, May 26th to help us build up enough formula, food & other items so we can continue to care for these kittens during their most vulnerable weeks.
There will be snacks, festivities & plenty of kitten snuggles at our shower! Come get your kitten fix & contribute to a good cause at the same time!
Spring Plant Sale
It’s time for our annual Spring Plant Sale. We offer a lovely variety of marigolds, snapdragons, petunias, pansies & more as well as beautiful hanging baskets. Orders are due by April 27th & may be mailed, emailed or dropped off at the shelter. Please download your order form here. Plant pick up is May 5th & 6th at the shelter.
P.A.W.S. Dog Wins Look Alike Contest
Our sweet girl, Gypsy, recently received the honor of winning the Sgt. Stubby Look Alike Contest! Not only did Gypsy get the greatest number of votes, but she won $1,000 for our shelter!
Gypsy is a one and a half year old little pittie who came to us as a stray in October. She may be little at only 29 pounds, but she is certainly large in personality! Gypsy is a super smart girl. Not only does she know basic commands, but she also completed a course to receive her Good Canine Citizenship certificate! Gypsy always has a smile on her face & she brings a smile to all around her. Come & meet this darling today!
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/.
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.