Sunday April 6th
Meet and Greet
with the Animals
Krisers Vernon Hills
1640 N Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Foster Homes needed
Placing Paws is in desperately in need of foster homes. We can only save as many animals as we have foster homes for. Won't you consider fostering ?
Click to find out more about fostering
"Once I was a lonely dog,
Just looking for a home.
I had no place to go,
... No one to call
my own . . "

Financial contributions to help cover medical expenses.

Other items that are
always needed are:
Gas cards, blankets, crates, toys, Purina One dog and cat food, collars, leashes, dog and cat shampoo,
Frontline & Heartguard.
If you are able to help
please contact us at


Donate in memory of a beloved pet to help the lost souls find their way. "Forever in our Hearts"

In Loving Memory of Keith Carlson

In Loving Memory of Keith Carlson, beloved cousin of Placing Paws Founder and Director, Becky Palmieri. Keith had a strong passion for animals and over the years the families many adopted pets provided him with great joy. He is pictured here with his precious dog Gretchen. Keith and Gretchen were inseparable. Wherever Keith went, Gretchen was right by his side. No one ever messed with Keith because if they did, they had Gretchen to answer to! She was as completely devoted to Keith as he was to her. One time on a family camp out, Gretchen tried to get to a squirrel from the inside of Keith's tent. The next morning, Keith's tent looked like a hurricane raced through the campground missing every tent but Keith's! It didn't bother Keith any! He was snoring away while his tent collapsed around him with Gretchen faithfully by his side. Keith had a heart of gold and was loved by all who knew him, 2 leggers and 4 leggers alike. I am certain Gretchen was wagging her tail with excitement as she watched Keith cross over the rainbow bridge to greet her. They are together once again. 
Please click here to donate in his memory:

2013 Annual Newsletter
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Placing Paws in the news . . .

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Adoptable Pets


Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs  


Placing Paws of Illinois, NFP, is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
We are an all breed dog and cat foster based rescue group.
Our main focus is to save dogs and cats that are in danger of being euthanized.