6 Upcoming Dog Events in Chicago You Won’t Want to Miss

Dog Friendly Events in Chicago

Chicago pet adoption events are a great way to find the pet you’ve been dreaming of. At events like this, you can meet plenty of furry friends, helping you find the perfect partner in crime. Adopting is always a better option than buying since you’re opening your home to a pet in need. By merely attending, you’re supporting animal shelters across Chicagoland.

Luckily, there are plenty of dog adoption Chicago events and quite a lot of people like you looking to expand their families by adopting adorable rescue dogs. If you’re already a dog owner, Chicago offers many dog events where you can take your own four legged friend for some fun, so you’re definitely in the right place if you’re not looking to adopt another just yet.

Here are the upcoming dog events Chicago has to offer, so read on to find out what, where, and when they’re taking place.

Doga – Yoga with Rescue Dogs

If you love yoga, this event is something you definitely won’t want to miss. It’s a yoga class with rescue dogs, so what’s not to love? Ginalyn Mendillo, a Chicago yoga teacher, will help you and all the attending rescue dogs find serenity and peace.

If you’re interested in sharing a mat with one of the cutest dogs for adoption in Chicago, book your spot right now, because space is limited. All ticket sales will be donated to the Wright-Way Rescue. Choose from two time slots – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. You can also visit cats for adoption between 5:15 – 6:15 pm. Don’t forget to bring your mat! 

Date:    Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time:   5:00 pm

Venue: Wright-Way Rescue Humane Center

            5915 Lincoln Ave

            Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

Chili Cook-Off for Chicago Shelter Dogs

Celebrating the launch of the Fostershare Program for aiding shelter dogs in Mt. Greenwood, Fix Chicago is calling all dog and chili lovers to join the 2019 Fix Chicago Neighborhood Chili Cook-Off. Vegan and vegetarian options are welcome.

At the event, you can check out a shelter dog and take them on a walk – helping the dogs get a bit of fresh air and exercise outside of the kennel. You can expect beverages and condiments, a raffle prize valued at $250, and a fun, unforgettable experience with fellow dog and chili lovers. All donations will go straight to the Fostershare Program, which will also allow you to sign up and become a dog walker next spring.

Date:    Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time:   4:00 – 6:00 pm

Venue: Bacon & Jam

            3335 W 111th St

            Chicago, Illinois 60655

Pictures with Santa Paws

You certainly take dozens of photos of your dog every day, right? How could you not take pictures of that adorable face and fluffy little paws? But has your dog ever taken a photo with Santa Claus? With the holiday season knocking at our doors, it’s only natural that you take your dog to meet Santa.

Bring your pup to Bentley’s Pet Stuff to pose with Santa Paws and snap a few memorable Christmas photos. Choose a time frame that works for you and book your photo session in advance. Your donation will go to the Chicago Canine Rescue, and it will include one photo with Santa Paws and a goody bag.

Dates:  Saturday, December 7, 2019

            Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time:   11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: Bentley’s Pet Stuff

            Lower Level

            3657 N Southport Ave

            Chicago, Illinois 60613

No-Bake Dog Treat Workshop

This hands-on, dog-friendly workshop will be a wonderful experience for both you and your four-legged friend. The attending dog food specialists and dog lovers like yourself will teach you some delicious recipes to treat your dog – no baking needed.

Your ticket will include a pint of your choosing from the provided beer list, and you’ll be able to take home the puppy treats you make, so be sure to bring a container. All the extra treats will go to the dogs for adoption at PAWS.

Date:    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time:   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Midwest Coast Brewing

            2137 W Walnut St

            Chicago, Illinois 60612

Chicago Pet Rescue Adoption & Information Event

Chicago Pet Rescue is continuously working to help rescue and shelter dogs find their permanent homes. They organize dozens of Chicago dog adoption events throughout the year, and there are several upcoming events you can join.

The next event is taking place on December 1st at the Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. It’s an adoption and information event where you can meet a lot of adorable dogs ready for adoption. You can even volunteer to help rescued animals find their new homes, as well as recruit other volunteers and foster homes.

Date:    Sunday, December 1, 2019

Time:   11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Venue: Golf Mill Shopping Center

            239 Golf Mill Center

            Niles, Illinois 60714

Happy Barksgiving 2019 – One-Day Camp

If you’re a parent, bring your kids to this one-day camp where they can learn about pet care and have some fun engaging in exciting activities, such as crafts. They will also learn to make pet treats and spend some quality time with friendly cats and dogs from the Naperville Area Humane Society.

You and your kids can expect tasty snacks and drinks as well, and craft items are also included. Children aged 8-11 years are welcome, so bring yours to start the holiday season surrounded by unconditional animal love!

Date:    Friday, November 29, 2019

Time:   9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue: Naperville Area Humane Society

            1620 W Diehl Rd

            Naperville, Illinois 60563

We’re sure you can’t make all of these events, but, be sure to sign up for at least one of these dog events in Chicago. These donations go to great causes, helping rescued animals in need find their forever homes.

If you’re already a dog owner and in need of someone to walk your dog when you’re not around, Cruisin’ Canines is here for you. Our dog walkers and pet care specialists can give your furry little friend the best care that it deserves, making sure it stays perfectly happy and healthy until you come back home.

If you’re interested in our dog walking services, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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