Choose Between Two Options
- $22.50 for PAWS Chicago's Zoetis Run For Their Lives 8K Run/4K Pet-Friendly Walk registration for one ($45 value)
- $44 for PAWS Chicago's Zoetis Run For Their Lives 8K Run/4K Pet-Friendly Walk registration for two ($90 value)
On June 21, a throng of more than 5,000 human and canine companions will descend upon Montrose Harbor at 8 a.m. for an 8K run and a dog-friendly 4K walk. After participants make their way through the course, they can take part in a variety of events including professional pet photos on a catwalk, dog agility performances, pet contests, fundraising prizes, and more. Each participant will also receive a T-shirt.
Owners are also encouraged to dress their canines up for the event, and event organizers hope to set the record for "The Most Dogs in Costumed Attire".
In 1997 PAWS Chicago set out to end the unnecessary killing of thousands of homeless cats and dogs in the city, establishing a No-Kill shelter and organizing public-awareness campaigns. More than 30,000 adoptions later, staff members still visit Chicago Animal Care and Control every day to take as many pets into their care as they have room for, providing necessary medical attention as well as spaying and neutering services. The Lurie Spay and Neuter Clinic and GusMobile spay and neuter van serve the pets of low-income families and tackle the problem of animal overpopulation in city neighborhoods, by reducing the number of unwanted cats and dogs being born and ending up in shelters. In 2015, through the Adoption and Humane Center in Lincoln Park, PAWS Chicago adopted more than 5,987 dogs and cats. The center maintains a state-of-the-art cage-free facility to ensure pets live in comfort and dignity until they can be matched with an adoptive family.