Are you looking for a break from the winter blues? There are many fun events slated for this week on Chicago’s pet scene. From a Happy Meower to learning about community cats and puppy mills to a dog wash and bowling. Check out the great events below.
Sunday, January 13
Take a break from your Sunday afternoon routine with a Happy Meower at Marty's Martini Bar. Join Tree House Humane Society from 2 to 5 p.m. for a Meowtini or two to help the cats at 1511 West Balmoral. Marty’s had been ranked the #1 Martini Bar in Chicago by the Huffington Post.
Wednesday, January 16
Learn more about dealing with the loss of a pet with the Working Through Pet Loss workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society. The support group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month and gives participants a chance to work on the healing process. Pre-registration is required at by calling Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344 or e-mail email@example.com.
Do you want to learn more about improving the conditions for the cats in your community? Join Tree House Humane Society at their Uptown Branch at 1629 North Ashland for their monthly Helping Community Cats Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about stray and feral cats and how to stabilize the cat numbers in your community.
Thursday, January 17
Are you looking for new ways to get fit with your pup? Stop by Chicago Party Animals at 1133 West Fulton Market from 7 to 9 p.m. for an open house for the K9 Fit Club. This is a great way for you to work on getting into shape while helping keep your dog in shape at the same time. Meet the instructors and learn about their obedience trainers.
Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21
Stop by Insight Studios at 1062 North Milwaukee Avenue for Tats for Cats from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 8 p.m. Sunday. This benefit for Tree House Humane Society is on a walk in basis and there may be some limitations as to what work can be done due to the availability of various artists. Learn more online.
Saturday, January 19
There will be a second open house for the K9 Fit Club at Chicago Party Animals at 1133 West Fulton Market from 10 to 11 a.m. This is a great way for you to work on getting into shape while helping keep your dog in shape at the same time. Meet the instructors and learn about their obedience trainers.
After the Fit Club open house, swing over to the Wigglyville West Loop from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a Dog Wash benefitting the Big Hearts Fund. Wash away your pup’s winter grime for just $20 with half the funds going to the organization. The Big Hearts Fund is an organization that raises money to help pets with cardiac issues and also educates pet owners about heart problems in pets.
CAPS will be hosting a protest outside The Puppy Parlor on Ogden and Main in Lisle from 1 to 3 p.m. This store is one of those recently highlighted by the Humane Society of the United States for not only purchasing puppies from puppy mills but for running their own mill in the back room. The organization will be holding peaceful protests every Saturday in January from 1 to 3 p.m.
Party the night away with Rock 4 ROAR at the Countryside Saloon at 2501 East Ballard Road in Des Plaines. The event, which is also held in conjunction with the Fizz Bar and Grill, is $40 and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. with proceeds benefitting ROAR (Roll Over Animal Rescue). Tickets are available online.
Help support the Homeless Hounds Rescue at the “Spare” the Hounds Candlelight Bowling event. The bowling gets started at 9:30 p.m. and it’s just $25 per bowler with 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pasta and more included in the price. The event will be at the Oak Forest Bowl and The Park at 15240 S. Cicero Ave, Oak Forest. Learn more online.
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