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P.A.W.S. (Peoples Animal Welfare Society)

8301 West 191st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Peoples Animal Welfare Society of Tinley Park is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the protection of domestic animals and to the attempt to prevent animal cruelty in the surrounding communities.

We will provide shelter to abandoned, lost and relinquished pets.

We will provide humane education in animal care to the communities.

We will strive to prevent the overpopulation of our pets by offering spay/neuter programs, rather than through the use of euthanasia.

To promote these goals, we are dedicated to finding safe and permanent new homes for our domestic animals as well as helping the public choose the right companions for their families.

P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion (creed), physical or mental disability, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

The Peoples Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) of Tinley Park is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit locally governed by a volunteer board of directors. Like most U.S. animal shelters, we rely entirely on our program revenue and fundraising to sustain our operations, provide care for animals and serve the community. Despite a similar name, we are not affiliated with the PAWS Chicago .

Adoption Policy


Dear Potential Adopter,
Thank you for considering P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park for your future furry family member! We are open to the public by appointment and walk-ins are welcomed if space and time allows. We encourage you to fill out an application for potential adoption in order to be pre-approved and expedite the process. Our application can be found at or contacting the shelter at (815) 464-7298.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please know that like many organizations, we are extremely short staffed and are doing our best to accommodate everyone.

Thank you!
The P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park Board of Directors

An application along with identification with a current address is needed before an adoption can be completed. If you are living in a new residence, a current utility bill will be accepted.
All members of the household must be present before an adoption may be completed. Household members do not all need to be present at the same time; however, we must have it on file that they have recently visited P.A.W.S. and agree to an adoption.
If you are living in a condominium or rental, a copy of your lease/bylaws are needed at the time of adoption to show that pets are allowed at your residence.
Have proof of vaccines, heart worm test & spay/neuter for any other pets in the home.
P.A.W.S. reserves the right to refuse any adoption. All adoptions are limited to a 50 mile radius of the shelter.

If you are interested in meeting this pet, please visit our website to check on their current availability: are limited to 50 miles from the shelter. We do not ship animals. Adoption fees for dogs are:
• Puppy (6 months and under) -- $300.
• Adult (Dogs over 6 months of age) -- $275.
• Senior (Dogs over 7 years old) -- $150.

- Kittens (6 months and under): $125
- 2 Kittens (6 months and under): $200
- Cats (over 6 months): $65
- Senior cats (over 7 years): $25

While we do our best, we cannot make guarantees on breed, exact age and house training of our dogs. Peoples Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.) of Tinley Park, IL is a no-kill non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Phone: 815-464-7298

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