Summer is about over and the kids are heading back to school. There are still plenty of fun events on tap this week and weekend to help animals in need. You can shop, hit the arcade, go on a very cool scavenger hunt and work to build awareness of the pet store/puppy mill connection. Below are the many cool Chicago pet events to choose from.
Thursday, August 21 through Saturday, August 23
Lindenhurst - Join AHA! for their Wildly, Outrageous, Belated Anniversary Celebration at the AHA! Resale Shop at 2106 East Grand Avenue. The event celebrates six years of spay and neuter services, four years of the resale shop an done year of the Lindenhurst spay and neuter services.
There will be an art show from 4 to 8 on Thursday. Daily specials and sidewalk sales and cats up for adoption from WAGS on Saturday.
Thursday, August 21
Chicago - Join Safe Humane Chicago for Pints and Pinballs for Pups at the Emporium Arcade and Bar at 1366 North Milwaukee in Wicker Park. Safe humane is kicking off their new program called VALOR – Veterans Advancing the Lives of Rescues from 6 to 9 pm for drinks, arcade games and munchies. Tickets are $40 each online.
Saturday, August 23
Chicago - Grab your bike and buddy for one of Chicago’s ultimate scavenger hunts – Ride Alive benefiting ALIVE Rescue. Last years, team hit the dirt bike trails, solved puzzles and hit the kayaks. The race starts at 2227 West Belmont at the Little Barn and ends at Canine Crews at 1616 W. Washtenaw. Register here.
Sunday, August 24
Naperville - Join The Puppy Mill Project as they protest the opening of the new Happiness is Pets at 2936 Showplace Drive in Naperville. The protest will be from noon until 2 pm. Go online for information about the protest and where to park. This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event – signs will be provided. Read about the pet store debate in Naperville at - Naperville: Puppy Mill outlet capital of America and Naperville: Questions for the pet store debate.
Chicago - Lulu’s Locker and Rescue will host their first FIV in Cats Awareness Q&A at the Lakeview Petco at 3046 North Halsted in Chicago from 1 to 3 pm. Lulu’s adoptable cats and dogs will be on hand from noon to 3 pm.
Chicago - Head to Roscoe Village for Angels with Tails as PAWS Chicago joins forces with 12 other shelters and rescues for this big adoption event from noon until 4 p.m. Various businesses on the 2000-2200 Blocks of Roscoe will host the groups for this event.
Chicago - Head out to Archie's Iowa Rockville Tavern at 2600 West Iowa for God Loves a Terrier to support Bialy's Wellness Foundation from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy the food, fun and showing of Best in Show. Wish list items will also be collected for CARF. Bialy's Wellness Foundation helps special needs dogs in need of rescue. Read about Bialy and the foundation here.
Wheaton - Support the Puppy Rescue Mission at the Battle Buddy Bowling Fundraiser at at Fox Bowl at 1101 Butterfield Road starting at 2 p.m. You can bowl, get coaching from pro bowling Hall of Famer Bill Spigner - and talk a little baseball and trade dog stories with former White Sox broadcaster Jimmy Piersall! Advance tickets are $25 and may be purchased here. The Puppy Rescue Mission helps American military with dogs they've rescued in war zones by raising funds to bring the dog to the US. Read about the group here.
Chicago - Support the rescue efforts of CARF (Critical Animal Rescue Foundation) at a Paint Party at Bottle and Bottega from 5 to 7 pm. the tickets are $40 (here) and include food, wine and painting. There will be a silent auction, raffles and more. Learn more about the work done by CARF here.
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