People who live in Chicago, or are visiting this city in the next few weeks, should take note that there are a bunch of incredible activities going on for themselves and their pets. There are a few seminars going on, as well as adoption events, picnics, canine cruises, dog happy hours, indoor dog parks and all-day events!
Indoor Dog Park
August 28, September 4
Free Seminar: Puppy Socialization
Petco-North Orleans Street
This seminar will start at 11:00 AM, and will be an interactive and educational experience for people and puppies.
Dog Day on the Green
Dog Day on the Green will take place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, and will feature all sorts of fun activities. There will be a Bark for Life charity walk for the American Cancer Society, as well as Doga (yoga for dogs), demonstrations, seminars, a dog fashion show, training sessions, contests, pet tricks, costumes and a raffle drawing.
August 29, September 5
The Canine Cruise will be held by the Mercury Skyline Cruise. Tickets are available for purchase starting at 8:30 AM, and the cruise lasts from 10:00-11:30 AM.
Leashed dogs are welcome on-board for this cruise, which will go around the river and lake. They will show you dog-friendly hotels and restaurants, dog parks and fire hydrants. The boat has restrooms for owners and newspapers for pets, along with water bowls. This cruise costs $24 for adults, $10 for children under 10, $7 for dogs and free for children under 3.
Paw and Ear Health Workshop
The Paw and Ear Health Workshop will begin at 4:00 PM, and the professional grooming staff will inform participants about essential information to take care of their pets.
Doggy Happy Hour
September 1, 8
The Doggy Happy Hour welcomes social people and dogs to join on the patio and enjoy dog-themed movies. There will be discounted cocktails for people, as well as water bowls for dogs. This is a weekly event, and every week they have representatives from different shelters, boutiques or other dog-related organizations.
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Picnic
The AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Picnic will occur from 12:00-3:00 PM, and anyone is welcome. There will be vendors, rescue groups and other pet-related organizations there to educate humans and their dogs.
Catnap from the Heart Visit
Happy Dog Barkery
Downers Grove, Illinois