PAWS Chicago

Saving the Lives of Chicago's Stray Animals One Mile at a Time

For the second year in a row, I have the privilege of running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of PAWS Chicago, the city's largest "no-kill shelter." If you know anything about me, you know: I love running, I love animals and I LOVE Chicago. So, I jumped at the chance when offered the opportunity to support these guys again.

This year, I have been asked to not only participate as a runner, but also as a Shepherd, which is a leadership position that mentors new Team PAWS members, from running to fundraising, and everything in between.

Please join me in helping save the lives of our furry friends. With your donation, we can give those lovable critters a forever home. For those who have already donated, a heartfelt "thank you."

Fundraising Page of Justin Stone

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National Running Day: Doing More Than Just Miles

Fellow runners,

As you may know, tomorrow, June 4th, is National Running Day. To some, it's a holiday, however to most of us, it's just another day to log miles.

So, I'm going to do more.

A lot of you know, I am running the Chicago Marathon for Team PAWS, which supports PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter in Chicago. My fundraising has been going pretty well, and I'm appreciative for those who have already donated in service to my effort.

 Now, I plan to take it up a notch. So, here's what I'm proposing...

Tomorrow, I am going on a six mile run for National Running Day, and during that run I'm asking you to donate to my Team PAWS donation page. At the end of my run, whatever amount has been donated in that time, I will match (up to $300). So, you guys give $200, I'll throw in another $200 to the effort. 

Please help me help those who need it.

I will post on my Facebook/Twitter channels when I begin and finish my run, so you know when to donate. Below is a link to my Team PAWS page. 

Donation Page for Justin Stone

Can you really say no to this face?

Can you really say no to this face?



Supporting Our Furry Friends

I love running. I mean, I absolutely love it. There's no better feeling than hitting the road, slogging out the miles and clearing your head. But, equally as great is that feeling you get when you walk in the door and a cold little-nosed pup jumps in your lap.

Animals are the greatest kind of therapy. They listen to everything you say, never pass judgement and are truly happy that all you had to do was come home at the end of the day. Of course, a cookie now and then never hurt, either. But, really our little friends need love.

Unfortunately, there are people in this world who get a pet, only to find it's too great a responsibility. Some of these people won't even take on the responsibility to find the pet and home and abandon them. It's something we all know, but for the most part choose to overlook because it's too tough to stomach, myself included.

But, in this world, there are also people whose sole goal is to care for these poor creatures, fix them up, and find them suitable homes.

And, I've got their backs.

For this year's Chicago Marathon, I will be racing and raising for PAWS Chicago, Chicago's largest no-kill animal shelter. These guys are dedicated to keeping our four-legged friends alive until we can find them a suitable home. If you look on

Charity Navigator

you'll see these guys kick ass, with the majority of dollars dedicated to the animals.

It's up to us to take care of them.

It's up to us to take care of them.

DooDa says "Thank you!"

DooDa says "Thank you!"

Rylee says "C'mon. Help us out!"

Rylee says "C'mon. Help us out!"