There are plenty of great events this week to help the animals and help you help your own pets. From vaccination clinics to canine and feline massage therapy seminars to the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo to Bow-Wow and Alley Cat Bowling. Check out all the great events on Chicago’s pet scene.
Monday, March 11
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
If you’re interested in learning more about canine massage, here’s your chance. Join Canine Massage Chicago from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1709 West Belmont for a hands-on class for you and your dog. Learn how to assess your dog’s problems and sooth sore muscles and more. The class is $40 for one dog and pet parent.
Wednesday, Marcy 13 and Thursday, March 14
You can dine and make a difference at Cibo Racconto at 10441 Touhy in Rosemont. Mention Chicago Pet Rescue both days when you dine in or take out and they will donate 20 percent of your bill to Chicago Pet Rescue.
Thursday, March 14
Massage therapy isn’t just for dogs – Join Canine Massage Therapy from 7 to 9 p.m. at 805 North Harlem in Oak Park for Feline Massage 101. This class will give you the tools to provide an assessment massage for your cat. You will learn to teach your cat to accept touch to increase the bond with your feline friend. Cost is $40 – please don’t bring your kitty to the seminar.
FYDOLAND in Huntley is also hosting a Canine Massage 101 class from 7:15 to 8:15. This interactive, hands-on class presented by canine massage therapist, Cathy Purvis, will cover the basics to get you started massaging your dog and increase the bond between you and your canine companion. Assessment massage and touch techniques will be reviewed, demonstrated and practiced. Cost is $35 and bring a mat or blanket for your dog to lay on along with some training treats. Call 847-669-9300 to reserve a space,
Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17
There’s a little something for everyone at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at the Arlington Race Track. Join Chicago pet rescues and advocacy organizations to meet adoptable pets and learn about volunteer opportunities and also check out lots of new products and services for your pet. There will also be a St. Petrick’s Costume Contest, a Household Companion Cat Contest, Trained rescue dogs and so much more. Learn more online including two for one admission on Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 17
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Heartland Animal Shelter at the Bow-Wow and Alley Cat Bowling starting at 5:30 at the River Rand Bowl at 191 South River Road in Des Plaines. Tickets are just $25 and may be purchase online. Enjoy pizza, bowling, dessert, raffles and more as Heartland raises some green for the animals.
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