Chicago Pet Events through August 25

Summer is coming to a close. That means there are lots of fun activities focusing on pets - from Pet Care 101 to Corn Fests and Picnics to adoption events and more...Even an Ice Skating Party. Yep, you heard it hear first. Check out the Chicago Pet Events below.

Friday, August 23

Jolly Good Fellows in Lake Forest hosts an adoption event.

Jolly Good Fellows in Lake Forest hosts an adoption event.

It's a Friday Feline Frenzy at the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights from noon until 9 p.m. All kitten and cat adoption fees are waived for the day and all adopters get a goodie bag from Friskies and a furry friend for life. Get a free SSHS T-shirt if you show up wearing a hat, shirt or face painting showing your love of cats.

Stop by Jolly Good Fellows Sweet Boutique in Downtown Lake Forest for some sweet desserts and to meet the loving adoptables from Placing Paws Rescue. The adoption event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at 270 Market Square.

Saturday, August 24

Pets Are Like Family is hosting another Pet Care 101 Workshop at Kelvyn Park Fieldhouse at 4438 West Wrightwood from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Find out about basic pet care, choosing a pet and various services available in Chicago. Both English and Spanish speaking professionals will be on hand.

Do you think your pup has what it takes to walk the runway in a doggy fashion show? You can find out tomorrow at a casting call for a pet show in Chicago slated for September 20. Stop by Chicago Party Animals at 1333 West Fulton Market from 10 until 3 p.m.

It’s will be a fun day in the park for dogs and kids at Taylor & Romulus 2013 Fun Day in the Park at Viking Park at 4374 Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee. The event runs from 11 to 4 p.m. and features a Pet Walk and costume contest, a dog agility contest, doggy kissing booth, music and more. There will be pet rescues and vendors on hand.

Prairie House Tavern at 2710 North Main in Buffalo Grove is hosting Placing Paws Rescue’s 5th Annual Corn Festival from noon until 10 p.m. The $15 entry covers buffet and there will be an auction and of course the winner of the $1k raffle will be announced – music and lots of fun.

Stop by to meet kittens looking for homes from Chicago Cat Rescue.

Stop by to meet kittens looking for homes from Chicago Cat Rescue.

Chicago Cat Rescue is holding a kitten adoption event at Petco at 3046 North Halsted on August 24 from noon until 3 p.m. Come and meet some of the many kitties looking for a home through CCR.

Bottoms Up at 1696 Thornton Lansing Road in Lansing will be holding an adoption event and party for the South Suburban Humane Society from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Experience the adoptables of SSHS in the patio garden, food and drink specials, raffles and prizes, and vendors.

Here’s a great way to cool off for a good cause. Head to the Glacier Ice Arena at 670 Lakeview Parkway from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for Skate for Snoots to benefit the dogs looking for home from Second Hand Snoots. Tickets are $10 with skate rentals at $3.

Sunday, August 25

Stop by Central Bark at 3880 Grove Avenue in Gurnee from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for their grand opening celebration. There will be a free bath and nail trim for your dog, refreshments and raffle prizes. Dogs from Second Hand Snoots Rescue and Green Pup Animal Shelter will be on hand for an adoption event. Proceeds of the day will benefit the rescues.

The Puppy Mill Project holds a protest Sunday in Aurora.

The Puppy Mill Project holds a protest Sunday in Aurora.

Join Volunteers from The Puppy Mill Project as they hold a peaceful protest outside the McDonalds at the Aurora Westfield Mall from noon until 2 p.m. (Route 59 between Ogden and Aurora.) This is a pet and family-friendly protest and signs will be provided.

Swing through Roscoe Village in Chicago for another addition of Angels with Tails sponsored by PAWS (Roscoe between Damen and Western). The adoption event will feature many Chicago-area rescues paired with local retailers. Among the rescues participating include Heartland Animal Shelter, St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines, Chicago English Bulldog Rescue, and Good As Gold Rescue.

Wrap up the summer at a fun picnic for A Dog’s Day Rescue and Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue at 846 Forest Way Drive in Glencoe from 1 to 6 p.m. Entry of $20 per person includes beer, food and more. Bring donations – tennis balls, towels, etc to help the dogs at both rescues.

Wrap up the long weekend with a Yappy Hour to support the cats and dogs of Lulu's Locker Rescue from 2  to 5:30 at the Stray Bar at 17 Old Frankfort Way in Frankfort. Socialized, leashed dogs are welcome and the event is free - with fun raffles, food and drink specials on tap. Chew on This Barkery will be on hand as well with great dog treats.

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