There are so many great Chicago pet events on tap this week on Chicago's pet scene. There are fun dinning events, HamBingo, a Pup Crawl, a Pet Fest, a Craft Beer Fest and many adoption events. Check out the list below for a more comprehensive look.
Sunday, August 11
The Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) will hold an informational protest from noon until 3 p.m. at the Happiness is Pets at 15647 S 94th Ave in Orland Park. At this dog and family-friendly event, the group will highlight the connection between puppy mills and pet stores.
Join Famous Fido Rescue for Lady and the Rescue spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unity Lutheran Church at 1212 W Balmoral Ave in Chicago. The dinner will illustrate the plight of the Chihuahua, the most euthanized small dog in Chicago shelters. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets May be purchased over the phone by calling Famous Fido at: 773 907 0305.
Monday, August 13
Start the week out right with a popular Chicago Pet Event - Join the Chicago Cat Rescue for a raucous night of HamBingo at Hamburger Mary’s from 8 to 10 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s at 5400 North Clark. Stop by and support the cats of Chicago Cat Rescue.
Tuesday, August 14
There are still several West Town Pup Crawls on tap for the summer. This week, the Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue will be the featured charity. Stop by for Drinks at Mahoney’s at 551 North Ogden Avenue at Grand and Ogden from 6 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15
Here's another dog-friendly event. The Ultimate block party for dogs hit's Grant Bark Park from 5 t0 7 p.m. as Beneful’s Play Date Tour hit's Chicago. The event features loads of fun - spoon races, toss and fetch and much more - and will unveil this year's rendition of the annual Dream Dog Park Contest.
Saturday, August 17
If you’re looking for a an afternoon of free fun to support animal rescue, head to the Humane Society of Elkhart County from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Pet Fest. Entertainment, vendors, food and pet costume contest and much more.
The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue will host their Summer Swimming Social at Paradise 4 Paws near Midway Airport from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be at Paradise 4 Paws indoor pool so the party rolls rain or shine. Entry is $5 per dog with all proceeds going to the rescue.
Stop by Highwood’s Inaugural Craft Beer Festival between noon and 4:30 to check out some great beers. There will be lots of drinks, food and fun with music and great beer for the tasting. A percentage of the proceeds go to The Puppy Mill Project.
Tree House Humane Society will be at the Kriser’s at 2055 North Clybourn in Chicago from noon until 4 p.m. with cats and kittens looking for homes. Learn about Tree House and how to adopt a new cat.
Live Again Animal Rescue will be at Collar and Leash at 1435 North Wells for another adoption event. Stop by to see the cats and kittens looking for a home from noon until 3 p.m.
One Tail at a Time will host an Adoption Event at New Wave Coffee at 2557 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago from noon until 3 p.m. Check out adoptable dogs and learn about the work being done by One Tail at a Time.
Help support homeless cats in need at the Fundraiser for Purrs From The Heart. This rescue takes in a lot of the sick and injured cats from Chicago Animal Care and Control. The Event will be at from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Underground Restaurant in Franklin Park and tickets are $30.
Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18
If horses are your thing, head out to Kane County Saturday or Sunday for the Festival of the Horse and Drum. There will be a traditional American Indian Pow Wow, a Western Horse show and so much more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for kids with more details online.
Sunday, August 18
One Tail at a Time will be at the Kriser’s at 1658 North Milwaukee in Chicago from noon until 3 p.m. Check out the adoptable dogs and other programs sponsored by OTAT.
Stop by the Pet Supplies Plus at 3757 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago from noon until 4 p.m. and meet some of Tree House’s wonderful cats available for adoption. They will be there to spread the word about the work they do for the cats of Chicago and to help find some of them forever homes.
Support the Puppy Rescue Mission’s work to help our troops bring back the dogs and cats they love from Afghanistan at the Battle Buddy Bowling event from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fox Bowl in Wheaton. Donations of $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 include 2 to 3 games, shoes, pizza, soda and more. The Puppy Rescue Mission helps rescue dogs and cats that our troops rescued while serving in Afghanistan and bringing them back to the U.S.
This summer Bar-B-Que has gone to the dogs. It’s time for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s dog friendly Bark-B-Que at the Red Door at 2118 North Damen Avenue in Chicago from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and includes heavy appetizers and two drinks…dogs are free.