Chicago area pet events through October 6

Chicago area pet events through October 6
Diamonds in the Ruff to support Safe Humane Chicago will be on Thursday.

Monday, September 30

Chicago – Stop by Hamburger Mary’s in Andersonville from 7 to 10 pm for a fundraiser for Paw-ttawatomie Dog Park. Fabulous prizes, cash bar and food.

Thursday, October 3

Chicago – Safe Humane Chicago hosts their annual benefit – Diamonds in the Ruff – at Salvage One 1840 West Hubbard from 6:30 to 10 p.m.  Join donors, volunteers, kids, dogs and law enforcement officials as they celebrate the work that has been done to make Chicago a safer, more humane city.

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

McHenry – Castaway Pet Rescue will be at Stade’s Farm and Market ‘s “Shades of Autumn Fall Festival” at 3709 Miller Road. The event has a $10 admission, but the pet adoptions will be outside the gates – check out the corn maze, pumpkin patch and more. The event is 11 to 6 p.m. with adoptions from 11 to 4.

Saturday, October 5

Chesterton, Ind. – Feed & Garden Center is hosting a rescue appreciation day. Join various shelters, rescues and the Best Buddies Pet Food Pantry. The store is 400 Locust Street. 

Join Harmony House for the 31st Annual Walk for Cats.

Join Harmony House for the 31st Annual Walk for Cats.

Chicago – Harmony House for Cats holds its 31st Annual Walk for Cats starting at the shelter at 2914 North Elston with registration starting at 11. The two-mile walk (or 6 block walk) will help raise funds to pay for the care and rescue of the cats. Mini tours, refreshments and open house. Well-behaved leashed dogs welcome on the walk and in the courtyard afterwards. Advance tickets $35.

Chicago – Chicago Canine Rescue hold’s their 10th Annual Mutt Strutt starting at Newport and Southport. Lots of kid-friendly and dog-friendly activities including dog wash, nail trims and K9 Cake eating contest.  Registration is at 11 and the walk starts at noon with festivities until 3. Advance registration is $25.

Chicago – Join a Dog’s Day Rescue at Archie’s Iowa and Rockwell Tavern from 3 to 7 for a party to benefit the rescue. Admission is $10, which includes some food tickets, cash bar, pet vendors and plenty of fun.

Chicago – Alive Rescue hosts their Howlin’ Hoedown at the Little Barn at 2227 North Belmont from 7 to 10 p.m. Whiskey tasting, free grub, lots of fun auction stuff. Advance tickets are $45.

Chicago – Enjoy a beautiful night of blues music, dinner and more at the Second Annual Blues on the River to benefit Found Chicago. The party is from 7 to midnight at the shelter at 4130 North Rockwell. There will be tours of Found and also a Rehabilitation Showcase that highlights the progress made in the past year with the dogs. Tickets are $125 and available online.Book Release Party

Bloomingdale – A book launch party at Izzy & Moe’s at 250 West Schick will celebrate the release of the book Davenport Manor! While supporting the rescued kitties at St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines. Come an purchase a book, meet the author and enjoy an evening out (cash bar) with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the rescue.

Sunday, October 6

Villa Park – Get ready for the biggest English Bulldog Fest ever as the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue holds their annual Bully Bash at the Odeum Expo Center at 1033 North Villa from 11 to 6 p.m. Rescue parade, costume contest, agility course, doggy spa and so much more. Advance tickets are $25 in advance for adults and $10 for kids. English and French Bulldogs only.

Aurora – Time for a fun-filled day for pet lovers  of all sizes at Paws in the Park in at the Lincoln Dog Park at 597 South Russell from noon until 4 p.m. There will be a blessing of the animals, pet demonstrations, contests and rescue groups showcasing adoptable pets. The event is sponsored by the Fox Valley Animal League and Fox Valley Park District.

Lowell, Ind. – It’s a dogs’ day afternoon from noon until 4 p.m. at Barktober Fest at Freedom Bark Park 17105 Cline Avenue. There will be local vendors, pet blessing, pet costume contest, Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, rescue organizations and pet photos by the fabulous Fetch Portraits.

Cary – It’s time to Mosey along to help abandoned senior pets when Young at Heart Pet Rescue holds it’s annual Mutt Mosey at the Fox River Preserve Marina from 1 to 3 p.m. Young at Heart has saved over 600 senior dogs and cats from open admission shelters since it’s founding and the Mutt Mosey helps raise funds to pay for the rescue of more senior pets. Register online.

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