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Black "Fur"day 2018

50% off Pet Adoptions Friday November 23rd (12-5pm) and also on Satruday November 24th


AWL New & Improved Annual Memberships!

Two great levels to choose from! The Puur-Fect Pal Member Level or The Fur-Ever Friend Member Level


Sponsor a Cage Program

Sponsor a Cage Program at AWL. If you can't adopt, sponsor and make a difference! A great gift idea too...


Doggy Drive Thru Low Cost Shot Clinic

Doggy Drive Thru Shot Clinic extended until September 1st 2018, weather permitting


AWL's Black Fur Day Special Adoption Specials

AWL:s Black Fur Day Special Nov. 25th = 12-9pm 50% Off Adoptions All Dogs over 40#sd - Adoption Fee Waived


Veteran's Day Adoption Special

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the AWL will offer special adoption fees for our heroes: veterans, active duty military, firefighters and police. If you have served our country or community, then we would like to thank you and show our appreciation by offering you the chance to adopt a new family member for HALF OFF.


Whiskers, Wags & Wheels Adoption Event

First Ever Adoption Event at Shirey Cadillac in Oak Lawn!


Annual Park N Bark Car & Bike Show

Join us for this year's Car & Bike Show July 31st


Tour For Life 2016

Join AWL & North Shore Animal League for Major Adoption Event


Shindig at the Shelter 2016

You are invited to join us for our Annual Shindig at the Shelter right here on the shelter grounds. Art & Craft Vendors, Pet & People Vendors, Blessing of the Animals (time tbd) Shelter Tours, Food, Refreshments, Kids Activities and more. For more information on the event see our flyer. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Terri at [email protected]


Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours


AWL Launches online pet product drive

Making it easier than ever to give the items we truly need. No shopping, no delivery... just giving!​


Cosmic Bowl 2016

Food, Fun and Bowling... all while helping the animals!


Black Fur Day Weekend Nov 27-29th

Skip the crowds at the mall. Come to Animal Welfare League and find yourself something better... a lifetime of companionship and love.


Golden Opportunities Coupon Book Now Available

AWL has the 2016 Golden Opportunities Book Available.


AWL Spring Newsletter

Check out all the happenings for Spring 2015


AWL Sets up FastTrack Clinic

AWL’s Veterinarian Clinic has set up a “Fast Track” Wellness Program right in our parking lot! From 1:30-4:30pm, clients in need of vaccinations for their pets, preventative medicine, heartworm tests, preventative medicine, ear cleaning and suture removals, may visit our Outdoor Trailer. No Lines… No Waiting! Flu Vaccinations are available. Get your pet to the vet… make sure your best friend is up to date on vaccinations this Spring! For more information, give us a call at #708-636-8586 x2​


Shelter Needs Financial Help for Sick Dogs

With the Canine Flu Epidemic in the City of Chicago and surrounding areas, the Animal Welfare League is taking all necessary precautions and has Closed the Shelter for all Dog Adoptions. This has placed a great financial burden on our shelter. Please help us to help them get well and stay well. Financial Donations at this time will be used to purchase much needed medical supplies, vaccines, canned dog/cat food and chicken baby food. Please donate today!


Dog Adoptions Closed

With the Canine Flu Epidemic in the City of Chicago and surrounding areas, the Animal Welfare League is taking all necessary precautions and is Closing the Shelter for all Dog Adoptions.


AWL Celebrates 80th Anniversary

AWL Celebrates 80th Anniversary Purchase Tickets Today!


Offsite Adoptions Where will we be?

See where our adoptable animals will be next!


AWL Cares for 8 Rescued Dogs from Dolton Animal Hospital

AWL is currently caring for the eight dogs that were rescued by Cook County Sheriff's from the Dolton Animal Hospital on Sunday, September 21st.


Fall In Love Mega-Adoption Event

Join us for a full weekend of adoptions


Bow Wow Luau - Mega-Adoption Tent Event

Join us for this Mega-Adoption Tent Event August 2nd & 3rd, 2014 Petsmart in Matteson 12-6pm


AWL Summer Newsletter

Check out our latest issue of Critter Crusader.


AWL Sponsors Pet Day at Windy City Thunderbolts - Tickets on sale!

Take your pet out to the ball game! Sunday, June 29th @2pm


Chicago Fire Marshal saves Kittens

Four Kittens Rescued before Training Exercise in Arson Investigation


Pups from Mississippi Shelter available at AWL

AWL helps Mississippi Shelter devastated by last week's tornadoes and flooding


Chicago Pet Show

AWL exhibiting at Chicago Pet Show in Oak Lawn. April 26-27th 10-5pm



Duke was found a stray. Upon arrival, their lead investigator described him as "one of the worst cases we've ever seen. See Duke embark on his truly transformative journey back to health.


Tour for Life 2014

Join AWL & the North Shore Animal League on its Tour for Life 2014 Friday, April 25th at the Petsmart in Tinley Park 12-6pm


AWL's statement on the Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance

AWL commends City Clerk Susana Mendoza on the Companion Animal Ordinance

Feb 18, 2014 01:51 PM

Mardi Cause for Paws March 1, 2014

Animal Welfare League will be hosting its third annual masquerade gala, Mardi Cause 4 Paws at Southside Chicago's largest entertainment complex “115 Bourbon Street” in Merrionette Park, Illinois. Attendees will enjoy an evening of food, fun and good times while helping to raise much needed funds for the homeless animals at the shelter.


Evening with the Stars Benefit Concert May 3, 2014

Join us for our annual Evening with Stars Benefit Concert


Black Dog K9 Training & Behavior Classes Start Feb. 22nd

Puppy Classes Start Feb. 22nd Saturday, February 22, 2014 Puppy Kindergarten: Starts Saturday Feb 22, 2014 11:00am $80 Registration Fee Open to dogs up to 4 months. Focus is on socialization and teaching puppies to adapt to new stimulis and situations. A portion of all registration fees goes to the Animal Welfare League to support the care of homeless and abused animals.


Pet Photos With Santa at Photography by Angel

Sunday, December 08, 2013 Santa Claus is Coming to Town Bring your pets into Photography by Angel's Studio for pictures with Santa! Call (708)361-7750 for more info and to make your appointment. ​


Walk in the Woods at Conkey Woods

Saturday, November 23, 2013 Join Black Dog K-9 and Animal Welfare League for a casual get together to unwind and spend some time with our dogs! Black Dog K-9 Alumni, friends and shelter adopters are welcome to join us from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Conkey Woods in Crestwood.


PETCO National Adoption Weekend

Saturday, November 09, 2013 - Sunday, November 10, 2013 Join AWL at the PETCO in Oak Lawn (6220 W 95th St Oak Lawn, IL 60453) on Saturday and Sunday, November 9th & 10th from 11:00am until 3:00pm with animals available for adoption!


Pet First Aid & CPR Class

PET FIRST AID & CPR CLASSES Saturday, November 9, 2013 11am - 2pm Learn the most current treatment protocols for common illness and accidents for your pet.

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