Forever Home

artist Chroma Dolls

Forever Home by Chroma Dolls. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • location 1810 Grant Avenue
  • Neighborhood

    Far Northeast Philadelphia

  • completion date

    December 14, 2014

Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Project 

Forever Home, a two-part mural created in collaboration between PAWS and Mural Arts Philadelphia, depicts rescued animals living in the safety of home, to promote awareness of PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless pets. Created by artists Kala Hagopian and Ali Williams, an artist team known as Chroma Dolls, the murals feature pets that once lived on the streets or in shelters and now have loving families.

The murals were made possible thanks to the generous support of those families, many of whom are PAWS adopters, volunteers, and fosters. They are installed on PAWS’ newest facility, an adoption center and low-cost clinic at Grant and Bustleton Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia. The facility is a major step toward PAWS’ goal of making Philadelphia a no-kill city, and brings adoptable pets and low-cost veterinary care to a community that previously lacked both. The artworks that adorn the building are meant to encourage community members to join PAWS in saving Philadelphia’s homeless pets by adopting or fostering animals, donating funds or services, or volunteering time.