Get set for Mardi Gras, Dine out to help pets in need, learn about therapy pets and more this week at a variety of events supporting animal rescue and other programs. Check out this week's Chicago pet events below.
Monday, February 24
Lake Bluff – Do you have a dog or cat that is very good with people? Have you been looking for ways to volunteer with your pet. Lake Bluff Library hosts Pet Therapy – Not Just for Dogs starting at 7 p.m. at 125 East Scranton. Rick and Maggie Schmude, founders of the Northeast Illinois Chaper of Love on a Leash will discuss qualifications, training and activities. Meet some of the therapy pets (including Max the cat who also edits this blog) and find out how you can help. Register to attend. Read about Max the therapy cat here.
Thursday, February 27
Bolingbrook – Take a break from cooking tonight by dining out at BD Mongolian Grill for Grillin’ for a Cause at 619 Boughton Road to support Peace for Pits. Mention Peace for Pits at the door and an the restaurant will donate $3 to the organization plus tips from “guest” grillers.
Chicago – Get ready to sing to help out two rescue groups at Karaoke for a Cause from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Chicago Party Animals at 1133 West Fulton Market. The Mardi Gras themed night benefits the cats at Tree House Humane Society and Pets Are Like Family and features – Mardi Gras beads, donation bar and appetizers, adoptable kitties, shopping raffles and photo booth by Crimson Cat Studios.
Friday, February 28
Chicago – Join PAWS Chicago for the Eight Annual Animal Magnetism celebration at Galleria Marchetti at 825 West Erie Starting at 7 p.m. to Midnight. The pet-friendly event includes open bar, dinner, a doggie buffet, dancing and silent auction. Advance tickets may be purchased here for $125 per person and $25 per pet. Tickets will be $150 per person the night of event if available.
Evergreen Park - Join Triple R Pets and their volunteers at the Bringin' Sassy Back Spa Night from 6 to 10 p.m. at Join Triple R Pets' volunteers at their table on Spa Night at Immanuel United Church of Christ at 9815 S. Campbell Avenue. There will be some great items for cats, jewelry and spay type items for people and so much more.
Saturday, March 1
St. John, Indiana – 2x2 Rescue holds an adoption event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hungry Hound Boutique and Grooming at 8243 Wicker Avenue and 5151 81st in Hobart.
All Chicago-area Chili’s – Through June 1, present a voucher from here when dining at Chicago-area Chili’s and It’s a Pittie rescue will receive 10 percent of sales (not including tax or gratuity) at the Chili’s Give Back Nights. It’s a Pittie only receives credit when these vouchers are presented.
Merrionette Park – Join the Animal Welfare League for the Third Annual Mardi Cause 4 Paws from 3 to 8 p.m. at The Bourbon Street at 3359 West 115th Street. All ages welcome. Adoptable pets, prizes for best masks, auction and more.Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for children. Learn more here.
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