Halloween hasn’t totally gone to the dogs – there are some activities on hand to benefit local cats as well. From adoption events to some family-friendly activities at pet shops that will benefit rescues and give you a chance to get a spook-tacular photo with your dog or cat.
In part two of our three part series, here are just a few of the events we have on tap for this weekend that also include adoption events for various shelters and rescues. We published our initial list of events in Chicago yesterday and tomorrow we’ll head out to the Northern Suburbs to see what’s happening there.
Comptroller’s Critters Halloween Adoption Event – Thompson Center on Randolph
Friday, October 28 – noon to 3 p.m.
Illinois’ Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has had a hand in helping shelters and rescues in Illinois find homes for many pets since launching her Comptroller’s Critters website earlier this year. She joins forces Friday afternoon with the Anti-Cruelty Society with on-site adoptions at the Thompson Center. There will be three tents with many dogs and cats looking for homes along with merchandise from the Anti-Cruelty Society and staff and volunteers to talk about adoption. Along with the cats and dogs, there will also be a Bear – Dennis McKinnon from the Super Bowl Champion Bears – on hand supporting the pets.
10th Annual Pet Costume Contest – Ruff Haus Pets – 4652 N Rockwell
October 29 – Noon to 3 p.m.
Here’s a party with plenty to howl about. Stop by Ruff Haus Pets to check out the animals available for adoption from New Leash on Life. Dress up your pet and stop by for the costume contest as Ruff Haus selects the scariest, cutest and most creative costumes starting at 2 p.m. For a $10 donation ($15 if you have two or more pets) you’ll get a pet photo from photographer Amy Sayre with proceeds benefiting New Leash on Life. Stop by before the event for the No Bones About It raffle! Guess the number of dog biscuits in the beer fermenting jug for a $50 Ruff Haus Gift certificate and a Brew for Two class at brew camp. Tickets are $2 for one guess and $5 for three with the proceeds benefiting New Leash on Life.
Halloween & Adoption Party – Paw Naturals – 932 West Monroe
Saturday, October 29 – noon to 3 p.m.
Stop by for the Halloween party and leave with a new friend. Paw Naturals and Fetch Portaits will be hosting this Halloween & Adoption Party for One Tail at a Time Rescue. Fetch will be shooting Halloween themed pet portraits from noon until 2 p.m. The $20 portrait donation will benefit the rescue and your pet will get a great premium treat pack with each photo. There will be a costume contest and One Tail at a Time will have animals available for adoption at the event as well.
This is part two of a three part series. Yesterday we looked at a variety of pet- and family-friendly events planned for Chicago this weekend and tomorrow we’ll check out what is happening in the Northern Suburbs.