Chicago Canine Rescue toast of Best Friends Dog Prom

High school students weren’t the only ones going to a prom this spring. Dogs and their owners got into the spirit by walking the red carpet and partying the night away at a Dog Prom hosted by Best Friends Pet Care at 1628 North Elston. The party raised $1,800 for Chicago Canine Rescue.

Dog Prom

“We originally conceived our doggy prom as a fun event for our doggy day campers,” said Best Friends Manager Bruce Blaine. “But we realized we’d have a big response, so decided to use it as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a great cause.”

Over 80 dogs (and their owners) dressed in their best duds – dresses, bow ties and other finery. Dogs were paired as “couples.” Just like high school, a Prom King and Prom Queen were crowed.

Best Friends offers boarding, training, grooming and doggy day camp. Chicago Canine Rescue is at 5272 North Elston and has rescued over 3,700 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies since founded in 2001. Check out the slideshow below for a peak at the event.

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