20th Annual #Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Pet Expo by @WSHumaneSociety (9-29-13)

20th Annual #Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Pet Expo by @WSHumaneSociety (9-29-13)

For twenty years the West Suburban Humane Society has celebrated all things dog-related at their annual Barkapalooza, a half-day family-friendly fest for dogs and their people. This extremely dog-friendly event allows pet owners, prospective pet adopters and all-around pet lovers to raise money for homeless pets through a Dog Walkathon. Animal lovers may also explore the Pet Expo, with over twenty-five pet-focused vendors – event happens rain or shine!

WHAT: 20th Annual Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Pet Expo

WHEN: Sunday, September 29th, 2013 from 10am to 2pm

WHERE: Lisle Community Park (1825 Short Street, Lisle)

COST: Free to attend; adult walkers pay a registration fee of $20 – fee is waived if $100 or more is raised; children 12 and under walk for free.

dog expo

All Day Events

  • Microchipping by West Suburban Veterinary Associates $35
    (all proceeds benefit the shelter)
  • Artistic Grooming with doggie pedicures

The UpScale Tail  will be selling pet tattoos for $5.00 each using Chris Christensen and Espree Animal Products with all proceeds going to the shelter.

Great Guests!

  • Patti Bellock, Illinois State Representative
  • Mayor Broda and wife Joanne of Lisle kick off the Walk with a little help from WSHS residents and alumni!

Great Fun!

  • Barkapalooza Pups Scavenger hunt. Over 100 plush pups to be found hidden around the park, some with a surprise raffle ticket.

Great Groups!

  • AaRoooo!
  • STRAES – Shih Tzu Rescue
  • Canine Companions
  • Houndsong Beagle and Coonhound Rescue
  • Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue
  • Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue
  • Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue

Great Food!

  • Chicks ‘n Salsa
  • Hot Dogs, Chips & More
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Homemade Pastry & Fresh Coffee
  • The Vegan Food Truck

Great Shopping!

  • Happy Dog Barkery
  • Doggy Doughnuts
  • Out U Go
  • Pampered Pooch Couture

Great Prizes!

  • Wags to Riches Raffle (winner receives $1,000)

For more information regarding the event, please contact Julie Shell at 312-203-3130 or juliashell@juliashellpr.com


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