Upcoming Pet Events Around Chicago

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

K-9 Playtime

Mundelein, Illinois

August 28, September 4

From 9:00-11:00 AM, there will be an indoor play time session for dogs. To attend, dogs must be accompanied by their owners. This session costs $10 to play, and owners must sign the waiver.

Free Seminar: Puppy Socialization

Petco-North Orleans Street

Chicago, Illinois

August 29

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

Montrose Harbor

Chicago, Illinois

August 29

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.

Canine Cruise

Riverside Gardens

Chicago, Illinois

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


Skokie, Illinois

September 1

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

Joe’s Bar

Chicago, Illinois

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

Wolf Lake

Chicago, Illinois

September 11

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

September 11

Catnap from the Heart is an animal shelter that promotes the adoptions of cats, kittens, rabbits and other small animals. They will be visiting the Happy Dog Barkery from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

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