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

PAWS is funded soley on public donations and we rely on people like you that enable us to help the animals in need. Without your assistance we would not be able to continue operations and to provide food, comfort and vet care to those homeless animals that enter our doors. If you would like to make a donation, please do so by clicking on the button below:
Visit our full service website at PAWS OF TINLEY PARK

8301 West 191st Street
P.O. Box 542
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (815) 464-7298

Shelter Hours:
Monday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m - 9 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Come Visit Us!

Upcoming Events

If you have lost or found a pet, please contact your local police.

If you are interested in our Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program click here.

Adopting a friend

PAWS adopts adult dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens, into appropriate, adoptive homes.
Adult and Senior Cats 7yrs and older: $50.00
Senior Cats 7yrs and older adopted to Seniors, over 60: $25.00
Dogs :$225.00
Senior Dogs (over 7yrs):$125.00
For all animals, the adoption fee includes:

1. Basic vaccinations appropriate to the animals age.
2. Spay or neuter.
3. AVID Microchip or 24 hour Petwatch Microchip registration.
4. Rabies vaccination for dogs and cats over 4 months.

For cats the fee includes a feline leukemia test, FIV test, cat carrier, a collar and ID tag.

For dogs the fee also includes a heartworm test, collar, leash, ID tag.

Potential adopters will be interviewed and must provide current identification and proof of residence. PAWS reserves the right to refuse any adoption. All adoptions are restricted to a fifty mile radius of the shelter. All family members must be present before an adoption takes place.

The adoption fee is payable by cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card at the time of adoption.

Cats And Dogs

Just the Dogs

Just the Cats


  • Copy Paper
  • Bleach
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap, Hand Soap
  • Paper Towels/Toilet Paper
  • Old Towels and Blankets
  • Kongs/Nylabones for our canine friends
  • Toys for our feline friends
  • Postage Stamps
  • Cat Litter (clay variety)
  • PetsMart / PetCo / Target / Staples

If you have reason to believe that an animal is suffering any type of abuse or neglect please call the shelters listed below with any information that you may have, including the address of the home where the neglect is taking place. You can do this without leaving your name, remember, the animals count on YOU to help them as they have no voice to speak. If you suspect animal abuse or neglect is happening near you please call the shelter with any information or a shelter near where you live...

Contact Animal Agencies

Immediately telephone all humane societies, animal control agencies and vet's in your area to file a lost pet report. Animals often stray farther from home than most owners believe. You may also contact your police department. Please be sure to visit your local shelter in person every 24 hours.

Search Your Neighborhood

Walk and/or drive through your neighborhood several times every day. Early morning and sunset are prime time frames for finding lost pets. Speak with neighbors, postal carriers, garbage collectors, etc and ask that they keep an eye out for your pet.


Post flyers at all public places such as grocery stores, churches, etc. Place an ad in the classified section of your local newspaper. Offer a reward. Caution: To avoid pet-recovery scams, leave out your animals identifying characteristics so you can verify the honesty of the caller who claims to have found your pet.

Don't Give Up!!

Keep searching even when you have little hope left. Animals who have been lost for weeks, months and even years have been reunited with their owners.

The Next Time........

Protect your pet from getting lost again. Always keep a collar and ID tag on your pet. An ID tag is a lost animal's ticket home. Get your pet microchipped and have recent photo's at hand.


Who We Are

The PAWS Animal shelter is located at 8301 West 191st Street in Tinley Park, Illinois. The shelter has been operating at this location since July of 1998. (The shelter has operated at other locations for over 25 years). An average of 90 cats and 40 dogs can be housed at the shelter. Every animal admitted to the shelter receives medical care, food, and a warm safe environment. In addition to providing a haven for lost or unwanted pets, PAWS works with the community through several other programs.

PAWS is very committed to humane education. We work with local schools to teach children basic animal care, how to approach animals, and the dangers of approaching injured animals. If you are interested in this program please contact Jan Kocek at the shelter during open hours.

PAWS also works with local nursing homes through our Pet Therapy program. Both the animals and the residents benefit from this program. If you are unable to give a specific amount of time per week to the shelter, perhaps this may be for you. If you are interested, please contact Jan Kocek at the shelter during open hours.

Map to our shelter

P.A.W.S. (Peoples Animal Welfare Society)
8301 West 191st Street
P.O. Box 542
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (815) 464-7298

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