On April 1, the River North Design District hosted the first annual Pup Crawl and Cat Walk, benefitting PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest no-kill animal shelter.


PAWS pups were the stars of the show

For its inaugural iteration, hosted by Donna Bliss, Susanna Homan, Clare Hennessy and Candace Jordan, nine locations and designers throughout the district participated in the auction, including Elizabeth Mollen of Stone Textile Studio, Jasmine Reese Interiors with JC Licht, VF Interiors, Elisa Paramo Interiors and Jessica Lagrange Interiors.


Gil Melott with a PAWS pup

Guests bid on countless adorable items for their furry friends, including dog beds, pet clothes, cat condos and more, all crafted by the nine designers.


Elisa Paramo and Alexi Maggi


A PAWS pup


AJ Zawacki and Bella Zorrilla