“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings ―
Welcome to NAWS
Where Our Mission is To -
End pet homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary pet euthanasia - to serve pets in need -
and to promote treating all animals with respect and dignity.

We do this by -
Changing the face of animal welfare and elevating the status of pets in our lives and society.
Visit our New Resale Shop!
We are thrilled to report that our new Resale for Rescues resale and gift shop is now open in Mokena!

11134 Front Street
Downtown Mokena

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sunday

Now Accepting Donations!
You can literally find something for everyone in this beautiful new store!  Popular brand clothing/jewelry/shoes/accessories for women and men, beautiful furniture and accessory pieces, home decor, pet gifts, and custom gift creations by Shelly!

Please stop by and feel free to BRING YOUR DOG SHOPPING WITH YOU ANY TIME!!!  The ladies would love to meet you and your furry children!

Visit our web page by clicking here.


"No other disease or condition of companion animals takes as many lives as euthanasia.
In fact, no other disease comes close."
-Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, Ph.D, Cornell University.

That is why our no-kill philosophy and striving to end the convenient acceptance of pet euthanasia is a passion for us.
We continue to work toward finding ways to keep pets in their homes even during financial hardships and other challenges.
We believe that NAWS is a life-long family for each pet that enters our program,
and we work tirelessly to create a fraternal, welcoming environment for our adopters and supporters.