Is it finally summer? I hope so. The fun Chicago pet events are starting to pile upon the Chicago pet scene with a pup happy hour, networking events, a Triple Play Dog Days of Summer, wine tasting and pet store protests. Get into the swing of summer at these great Chicago pet events.
Tuesday, June 17
Chicago – Here’s your chance to check out Canine Crews dog programs at their Happy Hour at 1616 North Washtenaw Avenue from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be raffles and prizes when you check out the doggy day care programs and staff-controlled playgroups.
Wednesday, June 18
Chicago – Reel Paws will host a Pet Professionals Networking event with the Long Island Pet Professionasl at 3717 North Ravenswood from 6 to 9 p.m. The Long Island Group is transitioning to a national group and in Chicago to network with other pet professionals. Tickets are $20 for members of LIPP and $25 for others and there will be light food.
Thursday, June 19
Chicago – It’s time for another fun Thursday with the Chicago Canine Concierge for the Dog Days of Summer from 6 to 9 at Chicago Party Animals. This week’s triple play will support three rescues - Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue, A Dog's Day Rescue and Bow Wow Revolution! Sponsors are Big Bark and Tails Pet Magazine!
Friday, June 20
Palatine – Join Wagging Hearts for a wine tasting event to help pay for the medical bills of some of the special needs pets the group has recently rescued. The event will be from 6 to 7:30 at D’Vine Wine and Gifts at 243 E Northwest Hwy in Palatine.
Saturday, June 21
Westmont - Citidel Information Management will be holding their annual Shred4Rescue from 9 to 1 p.m. at 827 Blackhawk. At this event, you may shred your sensitive documents ($2 per box or bag) and the proceeds will be donated to rescues. Feral Fixers, Chicago English Bulldog Rescue, Aarooo Basset Hound Rescue, A Caring Place, West Suburban Humane Society and Hinsdale Humane Society are all participating. (This is the parking lot at the NE corner of Ty Park.)
Waukegan – Stop by the Waukegan Boat Club for the day at the races from 10 am to 9 pm. Stop by the booth for WAGS – Waukegan Animals Getting Saved.
Rockford – Join Angels 4 Animals for a peaceful protest as they help educate consumers to the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. The peaceful protest will b from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at CherryVale Male at 7200 Harrison Avenue – near Furry Babies and Petland. The group will assemble at the mall entrance across from Menards.
Naperville - The Puppy Mill Project will hold a peaceful protest at 2936 Showplace Drive in Naperville from noon until 2 pm. This is outside the soon to be opened Happiness is Pets. The family and dog-friendly protest is to educate consumers about the origin of the pets sold in pet stores - puppy mills. Signs will be provided.
Norridge – A Dog’s Day Rescue will hold a Party for Pooches from 6 to 9 at the City Tap and Grill at 7320 West Irving Park Road. The $20 donation includes appetizers, 2 drink tickets for domestic beer and wine and a chance to win a gift basket. There will be a White Sox Raffle and more fun items.
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