Great news! PAWS Chicago just announced the grand opening of their new multi-purpose training facility! Not only will this center be able to provide a place for sick and injured animals to be saved but it will also be the place where PAWS Chicago representatives will be able to bestow training to the general public.
If you are not already aware, PAWS Chicago is one of our nation’s largest No-Kill shelters. Their representative group of individuals is dedicated to saving homeless pets in need. Thus this Sunday, June 1st, PAWS Chicago is opening the doors to their new Training Center. The public is welcome to stop by and view this vital new space and see how it will help this great organization to expand their lifesaving programs and to further their No-Kill mission.
In order to increase their lifesaving services, PAWS Chicago had to expand their physical square footage. Now the space will serve the multiple functions required by this multi-faceted group; making a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets and their journey to finding loving, forever homes.
The facility will serve as a dedicated space for training and behavioral modification programs; both for the public and the enrichment of canines that are awaiting adoption at PAWS Chicago. Leading these programs will be Joan Harris, Director of Training & Canine Behavior for PAWS Chicago. Her focus will be to offer a wide range of courses and programs for the public: everything from basic obedience and agility, to family-oriented programs like The Family Dog and Tails and Trails. Harris and her team will also work with the Gold Star Dog population at PAWS; dogs with social behavior challenges that need additional training and exercise in order to build their confidence and prepare them for adoption
The PAWS Chicago Training Center will also support the growth of our Foster Care Program. The center will serve as a north side pick-up location for families and individuals interested in opening up their homes to a dog, cat, kitten or puppy for short-term home stays.
If it is possible, please consider becoming a foster parent for PAWS Chicago as they are a premier shelter and have done so much for the animal community in and around Chicagoland; ensuring life as opposed to euthanasia. Foster animal parenting is very rewarding and is a nice transition if you are considering future adoption possibilities. Sunday would be a great opportunity for you to get involved! Check it out and contact PAWS Chicago about the procedures.