There are so many great Chicago pet events planned for the area this weekend. Check out Pet Fests, book and bake sales, a Craft Beer Fest and many adoption events. The list below for a more comprehensive look.
Friday, August 16
Pets Are Like Family will be at Haas Park on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for State Rep. Toni Berrios' Back to School Fair. They will be talking to families about keeping their pets happy, healthy and safe.
Saturday, August 17
Waukegan Animals Getting Saved (WAGS) will be at Beach Park Fest at Founders Park from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop by for great bake goods and to learn more about the organization.
CatNap from the Heart is hosting a book sale in the shelter’s parking lot at 1101 Beach Avenue in LaGrange Park. There will be books, CDs, DVDs and all kinds of cool stuff. The sale is from 9 to 3.
Governor Pat Quinn will be signing the new Puppy Lemon Law at 9:30 at Wiggly Field in Chicago at 2645 North Sheffield. The Puppy Mill Project will be on hand and everyone, including well behaved dogs, are invited.
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.