There are many fun things to do this weekend to help the animals from Bow Wow Bingo to a major adoption event at Chicago Animal Care and Control to Hearts and Hounds and pet store protests. Learn more below about Chicago’s weekend pet scene.
Thursday, February 7
It’s time for the annual Grrrrls Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. for Alive Rescue at the g boutique at 2131 North Damen in Chicago. It’s a great night of shopping, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction. Tickets are just $20 and it’s just in time to pick out something to make Valentine’s Day extra special.
Stop by the Fine Wine Brokers at 4621 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago for a wine tasting benefit for Red Door from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 and there will be wine, hors d’oeuvres and great discounts. Ten percent of the evening’s sales benefit the shelter.
Friday, February 8
Head out for lunch or dinner at the Gale Street Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. to Dine and Make a Difference to benefit Chicago Pet Rescue. Dine in or take out and they’ll donate 15 percent of the proceeds of your total bill. The Gale Street Inn is at 4914 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.
Join Annie’s Little Angels at Little Joe’s at 1300 North Cedar in New Lenox for Bow Wow Bingo. Doors open at six and Bingo starts at 7 p.m. $21 includes all you can eat pizza, pop, 10 games of Bingo, great prizes and more. Check out the great vendors too.
Saturday, February 9
Meet Your Match at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2751 South Western Avenue in Chicago from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Check out all the great dogs and cats looking for homes at CACC and save a life before Valentine’s Day.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early and help out a good cause at the same time. The Fifth Annual Hearts and Hounds Celebration for Greyhounds Only will be at The Anti-Cruelty Society at 169 West Grand from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and includes appetizers, desserts, beverage and doggy treat buffet. There will be doggy play groups and adoptables – bring a blanket and muzzle for your dog. Get tickets here.
Sunday, February 10
Check out some of the animal welfare groups in Chicago that need volunteers at the Volunteer Expo at the Peggy Notebaert Museum in Lincoln Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Are you looking for a great portrait of your furry Valentine? Fetch Portraits will be at Chicago Party Animals from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. taking awesome Valentine’s Close-ups of your pup. You do not need to be participating in the Sunday meet ups to get a photo. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your appointment.
Join CAPS for an informational protest to educate about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores at Happiness is Pets at 15647 S 94th Ave, Orland Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Parking is at the strip mall down the street and there will be signs provided.
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