Paws Animal Shelter

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  • 8301 191st St

    Tinley Park, IL 60487

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  • 815-464-7298

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Mon, 7pm - 9pm; Tue - Sun, noon - 4pm; Wed, Fri, 7pm - 9pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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on Janurary 14 2012 my boyfriends mother and I went into Paws of tinley park to browse for puppies considering my boyfriend and I are getting a town home together within the month. I have been to this location plenty of times before browsing and I have never had such a horrendous experience. First of all, the Labrador I initially went in to see had kennel cough which is not uncommon among dogs in a shelter, but what disturbed me was the fact that nobody who worked there took the initiative to wash their hands after they handled the dog, which leads to more and more dogs getting kennel cough. This is ridiculous, and they wonder why all of their animals are getting sick? I understand these are volunteers but shouldn't somebody be overlooking these people? this is not even the worse of it. Honestly I feel bad for the animals that are at this shelter because the way potential adopters are treated really makes me never want to buy an animal from this establishment. When I asked to play with the Lab they kindly brought the dog into a room for me to play with it, when I asked if my boyfriends mother could come in they told me no that only one household could look at a dog at one time? What the heck I have never heard of such crap. not only that but when i was alone in this room with these people i felt as though i was being interrogated, and especially by one particular man. This gentlemen was an older man, tall and skinny, i did not get his name but he is INCREDIBLY rude. I was very open with him telling him we were moving into a townhouse soon and we did not have a fenced in yard and how i had two cats and he told me the cats would have to come in and meet the dog?? is this man retarded? i am sorry but I have owned cats for years and they are not friendly animals when it comes to ANY new animal into the house. it takes time for them to get used to new pets so why would i bring my cats in so they could hiss at the dog at first sight? then my boyfriends mother walked into the room and this old man HAD THE NERVE to grab me by the hooded sweater i was wearing and try and escort me out? under NO circumstances should anyone ESPECIALLY an old man ever put his hands on a person. I am absolutely appalled. after this situation I will NEVER step foot in paws again, and for that, i feel terrible for those poor animals. If you go in, stay away from any old skinny men so you don't get harassed as well

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on Janurary 14 2012 my boyfriends mother and I went into Paws of tinley park to browse for puppies considering my boyfriend and I are getting a town home together within the month. I have been to this location plenty of times before browsing and I have never had such a horrendous experience. First of all, the Labrador I initially went in to see had kennel cough which is not uncommon among dogs in a shelter, but what disturbed me was the fact that nobody who worked there took the initiative to wash their hands after they handled the dog, which leads to more and more dogs getting kennel cough. This is ridiculous, and they wonder why all of their animals are getting sick? I understand these are volunteers but shouldn't somebody be overlooking these people? this is not even the worse of it. Honestly I feel bad for the animals that are at this shelter because the way potential adopters are treated really makes me never want to buy an animal from this establishment. When I asked to play with the Lab they kindly brought the dog into a room for me to play with it, when I asked if my boyfriends mother could come in they told me no that only one household could look at a dog at one time? What the heck I have never heard of such crap. not only that but when i was alone in this room with these people i felt as though i was being interrogated, and especially by one particular man. This gentlemen was an older man, tall and skinny, i did not get his name but he is INCREDIBLY rude. I was very open with him telling him we were moving into a townhouse soon and we did not have a fenced in yard and how i had two cats and he told me the cats would have to come in and meet the dog?? is this man retarded? i am sorry but I have owned cats for years and they are not friendly animals when it comes to ANY new animal into the house. it takes time for them to get used to new pets so why would i bring my cats in so they could hiss at the dog at first sight? then my boyfriends mother walked into the room and this old man HAD THE NERVE to grab me by the hooded sweater i was wearing and try and escort me out? under NO circumstances should anyone ESPECIALLY an old man ever put his hands on a person. I am absolutely appalled. after this situation I will NEVER step foot in paws again, and for that, i feel terrible for those poor animals. If you go in, stay away from any old skinny men so you don't get harassed as well

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I had got a dog we named him buddy.We love buddy very much.Buddy is rot and lab mix. Ilove mutts they are smarter then pure breads.my love is shep and rot mix.Thanks for letting us get him.

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I had got a dog we named him buddy.We love buddy very much.Buddy is rot and lab mix. Ilove mutts they are smarter then pure breads.my love is shep and rot mix.Thanks for letting us get him.

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I called in to speak to someone about adopting a pet from this place the person anwered the phone was very very rude and did not let me get what i was trying to say out and hung the phone up on me i called back and was rudely told to leave a message on the voice mail that was full. now i see why people go to pet stores to purchase there pets because shelters like the one in tinley park needs to train there staff and volunteers on common couresty.

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I called in to speak to someone about adopting a pet from this place the person anwered the phone was very very rude and did not let me get what i was trying to say out and hung the phone up on me i called back and was rudely told to leave a message on the voice mail that was full. now i see why people go to pet stores to purchase there pets because shelters like the one in tinley park needs to train there staff and volunteers on common couresty.

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We adopted our little Maltese/Shizu mix almost two years ago. At the time he was 1 1/2 yrs old and had five homes due to reported in house potty problems. It took us about two weeks to find out he would go outside as long as he was NOT on a leash! He stayed close to our other two dogs and since he figured out what was expected of him we have had no problems. There are no bad dogs, just a lot of people that don't know what to do with them or how to train them properly. Chevyteamteam@comcast.net

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We adopted our little Maltese/Shizu mix almost two years ago. At the time he was 1 1/2 yrs old and had five homes due to reported in house potty problems. It took us about two weeks to find out he would go outside as long as he was NOT on a leash! He stayed close to our other two dogs and since he figured out what was expected of him we have had no problems. There are no bad dogs, just a lot of people that don't know what to do with them or how to train them properly. Chevyteamteam@comcast.net

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I have purchased many spay neuter certificates from PAWS in the past. It is the owners responsibility to make sure that their pet is up to date with their shots which could be done while making the phone call to the vet for the spay/neuter appointment. At that time, the vet should inform you of the proper procedures as well as informing you to bring in the stool sample. PAWS is a shelter which is run strickly by volunteers and should not be expected to be responsible the owners lack of information. In my opinion, PAWS is the best shelter around and I continue to purchase these certificates from them without any problem.

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I have purchased many spay neuter certificates from PAWS in the past. It is the owners responsibility to make sure that their pet is up to date with their shots which could be done while making the phone call to the vet for the spay/neuter appointment. At that time, the vet should inform you of the proper procedures as well as informing you to bring in the stool sample. PAWS is a shelter which is run strickly by volunteers and should not be expected to be responsible the owners lack of information. In my opinion, PAWS is the best shelter around and I continue to purchase these certificates from them without any problem.

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My husband and I went to PAWS Tinley Park November 10th in hopes of adopting a dog. We saw a dog named Mabelline that interested us. An elderly man, I assume a volunteer, approached us and asked how long the "animal" would be alone. When we answered that we both worked, his immediate response was "no" and directed us to another shelter. How do you say no to a family you know nothing about? He proceeded to stand at the cage and guard Mabelline as if we were going to steal her. We were made to feel very uncomfortable. A young man did end up helping us and was kind enough to allow us to visit Mabelline in another room; he even brought Mabelline to the front where we could see how she would interact with cats. The first volunteer witnessed this and looked at the young man and told him "no". We were completely denied giving this dog a good home because we have full time jobs. I even attempted to speak to the women that ran the front desk, apparently she is the final word regarding adoptions. I explained what happened and how we were made to feel very uncomfortable and unwelcomed. Her response was no better than that of the elderly man. I understand that they have adoption policies but that is no reason to treat people so unkindly. I thanked her for her time and left. I read some literature of PAWS which states, "unfortunately, there are not enough good homes for the animals". NO PAWS - there are good homes but you turn these homes away. Why you believe it is better to leave an animal in a 3'x3' cold, hard, concrete cell when they can have a loving, warm, large home is beyond me. I always believed in rescue and of adoption but I can honestly say that now I understand why people spend $500 on a puppy at a pet store. It is just easier. So PAWS of Tinley Park, know that you are contributing to the puppy mills and the breeders every time you turn down a loving family. I am beyond disappointed with your facility and that of your staff. My experience was horrible and needless to say, I will not be going back.

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My husband and I went to PAWS Tinley Park November 10th in hopes of adopting a dog. We saw a dog named Mabelline that interested us. An elderly man, I assume a volunteer, approached us and asked how long the "animal" would be alone. When we answered that we both worked, his immediate response was "no" and directed us to another shelter. How do you say no to a family you know nothing about? He proceeded to stand at the cage and guard Mabelline as if we were going to steal her. We were made to feel very uncomfortable. A young man did end up helping us and was kind enough to allow us to visit Mabelline in another room; he even brought Mabelline to the front where we could see how she would interact with cats. The first volunteer witnessed this and looked at the young man and told him "no". We were completely denied giving this dog a good home because we have full time jobs. I even attempted to speak to the women that ran the front desk, apparently she is the final word regarding adoptions. I explained what happened and how we were made to feel very uncomfortable and unwelcomed. Her response was no better than that of the elderly man. I understand that they have adoption policies but that is no reason to treat people so unkindly. I thanked her for her time and left. I read some literature of PAWS which states, "unfortunately, there are not enough good homes for the animals". NO PAWS - there are good homes but you turn these homes away. Why you believe it is better to leave an animal in a 3'x3' cold, hard, concrete cell when they can have a loving, warm, large home is beyond me. I always believed in rescue and of adoption but I can honestly say that now I understand why people spend $500 on a puppy at a pet store. It is just easier. So PAWS of Tinley Park, know that you are contributing to the puppy mills and the breeders every time you turn down a loving family. I am beyond disappointed with your facility and that of your staff. My experience was horrible and needless to say, I will not be going back.

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I went into PAWS about 2 weeks ago to obtain 2 certificates for a spay and a neuter for a dog and a cat. The personnel there examined the information that I had brought in from Petsmart on their shots. I went to have the animals fixed this morning (07/09/07) to find out that not all shots were obtained and it is now going to cost me an extra $35. I also was not told of the stool samples that were going to be needed. I am extremely upset regarding this.

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I went into PAWS about 2 weeks ago to obtain 2 certificates for a spay and a neuter for a dog and a cat. The personnel there examined the information that I had brought in from Petsmart on their shots. I went to have the animals fixed this morning (07/09/07) to find out that not all shots were obtained and it is now going to cost me an extra $35. I also was not told of the stool samples that were going to be needed. I am extremely upset regarding this.

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I,found my first cat at the shelter they were very nice people to deal with. They did a investagation of my family style before they gave me
my cat.They are the best for lost or found animals

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I,found my first cat at the shelter they were very nice people to deal with. They did a investagation of my family style before they gave me
my cat.They are the best for lost or found animals

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I have been there multiple times even though I can't get a dog. They are happy to let the dogs out and play because the dogs love attention. At TLC (tender loving care) they won't let you take the dogs out of the cages. My next door neighbor works at paws. He has a dog from the shelter (paws). She is the most wonderful dog I've ever met!!!!! Good job Paws, Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!

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I have been there multiple times even though I can't get a dog. They are happy to let the dogs out and play because the dogs love attention. At TLC (tender loving care) they won't let you take the dogs out of the cages. My next door neighbor works at paws. He has a dog from the shelter (paws). She is the most wonderful dog I've ever met!!!!! Good job Paws, Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!

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PAWS has come a long way since its earlier, smaller location. It is obvious the people who work and volunteer there have a geniune care and concern for the animals, and they want them to find the best possible homes. They do a lot of positive work on behalf of animals.

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PAWS has come a long way since its earlier, smaller location. It is obvious the people who work and volunteer there have a geniune care and concern for the animals, and they want them to find the best possible homes. They do a lot of positive work on behalf of animals.

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