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Important Details for Beach Party Day!

Hello Beach Party Guests!

We're so excited to have you at our 17th annual PAWS Chicago Beach Party event tomorrow, Thursday, July 18th at Castaways (1603 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago). Please feel free to view the event timeline below and we've attached information on parking, including options within walking distance of Castaway's.

We understand there is a high heat index of 106 degrees forecasted for tomorrow. The safety of our guests with two and four legs is of our utmost concern. We will have cooling stations available for pets and humans on the first level as well as an onsite ambulance for anyone who may need additional medical support. While it pains us to say it, please consider leaving your dog at home during the event. The excitement of the event coupled with the high temperatures could result in heat stroke signs in your dog. Pets most at risk during these high temperatures include young or elderly animals, overweight animals, animals with short muzzles such a bulldogs, pugs and shih tzus. If you simply can't leave Fido at home, take advantage of our pup pools on the first floor and give your pet frequent water breaks. Keep an eye on them for signs of distress like excessive panting, glazed eyes, vomiting and lack of coordination.

Don't forget, the silent auction is open for bidding and you can also view our live auction items so you're ready to bid! We will have an opportunity to support PAWS during the Bid To Save Lives, where you can make an additional impact on the lives of homeless pets in our community.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


6:00 p.m. Event Begins

6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner Opens

7:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Program begins with live auction, adoptable animal showcase and Bid To Save Lives paddle Raise, Dancing begins immediately following the program

9:45 p.m. Silent Auction Ends

10:30 p.m. Event ends

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Make Waves as a Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Please click here for our full sponsorship kit or contact Michelle Kenny at for more information.

For general event inquiries or if you are interested in donating an auction item, please email

Thank you for helping homeless animals! We'll see you on the beach!

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PAWS Chicago


Castaways, North Avenue Beach, 1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

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