Chicago pet events for Thanksgiving week

Are you ready for Thanksgiving week? It’s a pretty quiet week for Chicago pet events, but there are still some fun things on tap like Purrfect Pour, some cool shopping opportunities to support pet rescue and a chance to speak out against puppy mills on Black Friday.

thanksgivingIf your group has some fun shopping events, bake sales, parties, food or supply drives and photos with Santa on the horizon this month…feel free to send your information to me at I’d love to include the information in upcoming posts. Here’s a quick peek at the Chicago pet events for Thanksgiving week.

Sunday, November 24

Chicago – Join Rescue ME Clifford at Urban Pooch at 4501 North Ravenswood from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for photos with Santa. For $25 get a 4×6 photo and the digital file and a portion of the proceeds go to the rescue.

Chicago – Join St.Sophia’s Forgotten Felines for a rip roaring risque game of Ham-Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s at 5200 North Clark from 8 to 10  p.m. Suggested donations are $15 for the first 10-card booklet and $10 for each additional booklet. Ninety percent of the donation proceeds will go to St. Sophia’s.

Chicago – Join Tree House Humane Society for an adoption event at the Roscoe Village Unleashed at 3320 North Western. Come to meet some of the adoptable cats looking for a home and learn more about the work being done by Tree House. 

Through the end of November

Chicago – If you’d like to toast Thanksgiving or the rest of the holiday season, head out to Guthrie’s Tavern at 1300 West Addison for Purrfect Pourr to benefit the cats at Tree House Humane Society. Grab a board game and have a pint or two of the featured Tree House Beer – Blanche de Chambly from Unibroue and a percentage of the sales will go to the shelter. The event runs through the end of the month. And, if you can’t make it, order the kitties a virtual drink!

Through December 31

Chicago – Shop until you drop for the benefit of the animals rescued by Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance at 5430 North Clark Street in Andersonville. From now until the end of the year, the rescue will have a Holiday Shopping and Gift Bazaar just inside the front of the store with proceeds benefiting the medical bills of the animals in their care.

Friday, November 29

Did you know that pet store puppies come from puppy mills?

Did you know that pet store puppies come from puppy mills?

Naperville – It’s Black Friday and time to reach out to educate all the shoppers hitting Naperville about the puppy mill pet store connection. Both Petland and Furry Babies are at this location. From noon until 2 p.m., The Puppy Mill Project will be holding a peaceful protest in front of the Baker’s Square at 796 South State Route 59 (North of Ogden). At this family friendly protest, there will be signs provided along with hand and foot warmers. Dogs are welcome as well.

Saturday, November 30

Evanston – Time to shop until you drop while helping the animals in need at the Evanston Animal Shelter at the Holiday C.A.R.E. Faire. Bring your pet to have their photo taken with Santa, stock up on home baked goodies, join the cooking walk and buy gifts for your friends. There will also be a Silent Auction, crafters and vendors and Raffle. The C.A.R.E. Faire will be held at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge (at Greenwood). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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