Chicago Pet Events through January 26

Did you know it's Cat Appreciation Week? At least it is at Doggy Style Pet Shop where there will be lots of fun activities this week. There will be a variety of pet adoption events, a Bully Bowl and the opportunity to learn more about how to Decode Your Dog. Here's a peek at the Chicago Pet Events for this week. Did I miss your event? Shoot me an email at

Sunday, January 19 - Saturday, January 25

It's Cat Appreciation Week at Doggy Style Pet Shop. Tree House adoptions and more.

It's Cat Appreciation Week at Doggy Style Pet Shop. Tree House adoptions and more.

Chicago - It's time to salute our cats during Cat Appreciation Week. Doggy Style Pet Shop will be hosting the event with all kinds of specials and promotions all week long focused on cats. Stop by and shop and also drop off donations for the Pet Food Pantry at Tree House Humane Society. The pantry provides food for low-income families so that they may keep their pets when times are tough. Tree House will be there with their adoptable cats from 11 to 3 on Sunday, January 19 and Saturday, January 25.

Friday, January 26

1-24 Fetching affairChicago - Get ready for an incredible evening out with drinks mixed by none other than our Champion Chicago Blackhawks at A Fetching Affair to benefit the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation at The Paris Club at 59 West Hubbard. VIP Tickets are $150 and that party with Bryan and Amanda starts at 6 - the full event ($100 per person) starts at 7. Drinks and one of a kind auction items.

Oak Forest - Wrap up your week with a fun night of late night Cosmic bowling to benefit the Animal Welfare League at the Oak Forest Bowl at 15240 S. Cicero Avenue starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and $55 per couple and include three games of “Scotch” Bowling in a “Cosmic” Atmospher, Shoe Rental, Buffet Dinner and a chance to win door prize.

Saturday, January 25

Oswego - Go Dog Go at 100 Main Street will be hosting an adoption event for It's A Pittie Rescue from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stop by and meet the adoptable pitties and learn more about how you may help the rescue.

Chicago - Join Tree House Humane Society for an adoption and outreach event at Pet Supplies Plus North Center at 3757 North Lincoln Avenue from 11 until 3 p.m. meet cats available for adoption and learn more about the work being done by Tree House.

Bully BowlDowners Grove - Grab your English Bulldog and head out to the Doggy Depot at 635 and 605 Rogers in Downers Grove for the CEBR Bully Bowl - it's the first big meet up of 2014 between noon and 4 p.m. Just $5 to attend the open house that includes a most spirited fan contest, best sports and cheerleading gear (worn by the Bully's) and all kinds of fun games and activities. Swing by to let your dog have some off leash fun and to meet some of the latest puppy mill rescues from Project New Beginnings.

Sunday, January 26

Des Plaines - It's time for a fun morning out with the Rescue Girls and Guys of the Chicago-area. Come and eat, relax, gamble and just hang out with some of your fellow rescuers at the Rivers Casino at 3000 South River Road. The Brunch will be from 10 a.m, until 2 p.m. at the Rivers Casino Canopy Buffet for $22 per person.

Chicago - Join One Tail at a Time Rescue at 4 Legs at 3809 North Clark from noon until 3 p.m. for an adoption event. Meet the great dogs looking for homes and learn more about the work being done by this rescue.decoding_opt

Chicago - Do you ever wonder what your dog is saying to you? "Decoding Your Dog," the first book ever written by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, gives pet families some direction on how to better understand your canine family members. Join book editors John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB and WGN Radio host (and fellow ChicagoNow blogger) Steve Dale, CABC, for a discussion on the book from 11 until 12:45 pm at The Anti-Cruelty Society's Mullane Auditorium at 169 West Grand Avenue. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased here.

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