Illinois Week for the Animals 2017
The Illinois Week for the Animals team is connecting  with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state. We anticipate scores of events in the we kick off the week! More will be added daily. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals.  For ideas, suggestions or for us to organize an event, please contact us.
~A Salute to the Military~
Scott Air Force Base K'9s and Handlers

Scott AFB      735 Seibert Rd, 
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225

This is the perfect time to say thank you to the brave K-9's and handlers of Scott AFB. Send cards, posters or letters to them to express how much you appreciate their service. God Bless Our Troops!

Scott Air Force Base is home of Air Mobility Command's "Showcase Wing." A very dynamic and Joint Total Force environment.

The primary mission of Scott AFB is global mobility. The base commands and controls all logistics of United States military in air, over land and across the sea. Team Scott sets policies and executes all air mobility operations. 

The installation is responsible for providing United States aeromedical evacuation capabilities, fly operational support airlift in the C-21, and air refueling missions in the KC-135. Scott Air Force Base supplies forces to theater combatant commanders.
 Saturday, October 7th                           8:00 am-12:00 noon
Humane Society of Aurora Illinois
Aurora Farmer's Market
Trans Center   233 N Broadway    Aurora, IL 60505    (773) 297-7203

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome , the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market.
Saturday, October 7th       8:00 am- til 
Youth Charity Horse Show

 Illinois State Fairgrounds   801 E. Sangamon Ave     Springfield, IL 62703

The beneficiary of the annual Youth Charity Horse Show is Central Illinois Riding Therapy of Peoria Illinois. CIRT is a non profit organization, which offers horseback riding lessons to people with physical, emotional, mental and/or social difficulties. Countless volunteers have donated their time and talents since CIRT’S inception in 1983. CIRT gives lessons four days a week year round to 60 children and adults with varying levels of disabilities. 

Lessons consist of grooming the horse, mounting and following specific directions to learn how to guide and control the horse.  An all youth horse show held on Columbus Day all weekend inc Oct 8, 2017. . Lots of Fun, Kids and Horses! Contact: 217-494-1215
 Saturday, October 7th      9:00 am-5:00 pm,
Pumpkin Palooza by The Growing Place Garden Center
Sat: Pup Photo Booth Photos & 
Sun: Meet Pups from the Humane Society of Aurora

 Growing Place Garden Ctr    2000 Montgomery Rd  Aurora, IL 60504

 ---It’s all about the pumpkin with pumpkin painting for kids ($5), pumpkin race cars ($3), pumpkin scavenger hunt (free), pumpkin bounce house ($1), pumpkin launcher ($1), hayrides ($1), vote for your favorite giant decorated pumpkins.
Saturday 11am-3pm: Puppy Photo Booth
Bring your pup all dressed up for fun and snap some pictures. Kids and parents can snap pics too!
Uptown Soda Bread Company; 11am-3pm: Heavenly Hot Dog Cart 
Also on Sunday October 8th 11 am-5 pm --Sunday events 
11am-3pm: Meet & Greet Puppies from the Humane Society of Aurora
1-4pm: Sample brews from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Tasty Treats available from: All day: Dick’s Mini Donuts; 11 am-3 pm: Heavenly Hot Dog Cart
Saturday , October 7th          9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
~Hosted by Metro East Humane Society~

Metro East Humane Society  8495 State Route 143   Edwardsville, IL 62025    (618) 656-4405

OPEN TO EVERYONE! Rabies: $15 Bordetella: $10.  Distemper&FVRCP: $10    Microchip: $15   Madison County Registration FEE for rabies:  $10 for spayed/neutered  $30 for non neutered. Cash or Check ONLY.
Saturday, October 7th      9:00 am-12 noon
Beach Park Vaccination Clinic

Beach Park Public Works    40185 Glendale, Beach Park, IL 60087   

ow-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call 847-377-4700.  One year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00 
One year rabies vaccination, distemper and Lake County tag: $25.00 
Distemper complex (only): $10.00
Microchip: $15.00
​ Saturday, October 7th       10:00 am- 6:00 pm
City Sieger Dog Show & Expo 2017
by Woodlawn Canine Academy for Vets & Youth 
*As Featured on ABC News*

Francis Field Youth Foundation     801 East Francis Rd  New Lenox, IL 60451

A full day of dogs, obedience & protection competition, indoor expo, raffles, entertainment, on-site BBQ and all around good spirits to raise money for Canine Therapy for our veterans with PTSD and our At-Risk Youth.

Recently featured on ABC News for our work, the Canine-Assisted Therapy Services program provides a cathartic experience for our participants, in an therapeutic setting, that utilizes rescue dogs to help the human recognize their challenges and learn how to better deal with the world around them. 

At the end of each program, many candidates end up with a wonderful, comfort 4-legged friend that helps them ease through the struggles of day-to-day life. Every penny raised at this event goes to the 501(c)3 not-for-profit to provide these services. Come out and watch a great show, have some great food and support a very worthy  cause!
Saturday, October 7th         10:00 am- 11:00 am 
Blessing of the Animals ~ Bring your Pets
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church      9711 W. Devon Ave.     Rosemont, IL 60018     Phone: 847- 825-HOPE (4673) 

 10 AM in the Church Parking Lot Our Lady of Hope is a faith community committed to welcoming all – parishioner, visitor, or traveler. We nurture our life in Christ through worship, prayer and celebration of the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist.

The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated during the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or on a Sunday near that date. This is also set to coincide as the culminating conclusion for the Season of Creation.
Saturday, October 7th     10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Highland Animal Shelter  JEEP Scavenger HUNT 

Nuby's Steakhouse    679 Old National Trl      Pocahontas, Illinois 62275

Highland Animal Shelter is a private, no kill haven. We get our animals from kill shelters & by "paid owner surrenders". We run off of public generosity.

The purpose of this organization is to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals, 
the relief of suffering among animals, care & adoption of animals committed to its care,
 the extension of humane education, and the encouragement of animal population control.
Saturday, October 7th       11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Mega Adoption Event Hosted by Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin 

Anderson Animal Shelter   1000 South LaFox   South Elgin, Illinois 60177

Looking to add a four-legged friend to your family? You're in luck--we're having a mega-adoption event this Saturday, October 7th, from 11am - 2pm! We'll have over 50 adorable animals available for adoption that day at our North Aurora location (on Randall Rd right next to Pet Supplies Plus)!
Main website

    Saturday, October 7th                             11:00 am- 1:00 pm
        Greys Only Meet 'n' Greet       

Petco     30 South Lincoln    Hinsdale IL 60521   (630) 655-3164

No hounds? problem!  Come to mingle with ours and you just may FALL in love!  Phone  708-396-2900 

The mission of Greyhounds Only is to place retired racing and at-risk greyhounds into responsible, loving homes, to educate the public about the greyhound breed,  provide access to high-quality medical care & collaborate w/ others who share our common goals.
Greyhounds Only is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit greyhound rescue and adoption group based in NE Illinois. We take in retired racing greyhounds from all over the country and find them good homes. We serve Chicago, the Chicagoland area, and the NE corner of Illinois.
Saturday, October 7th     11:00 am-4:00 pm 
Free Spirit Siberian Husky Rescue 'Husky Howler'

Busse Woods Forest    North Grove #2     Arlington Heights Rd & 290
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Join us for a day of fun and food. Bring your whole family (furry family included and all breeds welcome). There will be food, games, a silent auction, boutique items for sale and much more! Come on out for a howling good time! Our mission is to adopt and save as many as we can.

Helping those that are helpless because of who we are and reduce the number of homeless Siberian Huskies while improving the welfare and education of Domestic Animals. Adopt one of our loving Huskies.
Saturday, October 7th         11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
2nd Annual Jacksonville Bark Park Mutt Strut Event
Hosted by Bark Park Initiative of Jacksonville Park Foundation

Bark Park     894 E. Vandalia     Jacksonville, Illinois,62650

Bring Fido to this 2nd annual event starting and finishing at the dog park, with a fun route around Nichols Park and a pit stop at Charlie's 19th Hole. Vendor fair, Luau Grill food truck, 50/50 raffle, pet costume contest, and more! • Pre-registration includes admission, event t-shirt, doggy bandanna, and doggy towel. 

Only those who pre-register will receive a t-shirt. Register online at or printed forms are available at Pet Supplies Plus. • Registration on event day will begin at 9am and includes admission, doggy bandanna, and doggy towel. No t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. • This is a fundraiser of the Bark Park Initiative of the Jacksonville Park Foundation, with proceeds going for add-ons to the city PetSafe Dog Park.
Saturday, October 7th                 11:00 am-1:00 pm 
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus Meet 'n' Greet 

Petco       801 w Lake Ave.       Peoria, IL    61614

Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus operates as a not-for-profit organization based in Northern Illinois. The goal of IDR+ is to rescue animals in need, to place them into responsible homes, and to educate the public about the Doberman breed. Our rescue animals come from animal control organizations, humane societies, and owner give-up situations in Illinois and surrounding states.  

Under no Circumstance will we place our animals into a home where they will be forced to live outside, or to serve as outdoor “guard” dogs. It is our most heartfelt desire that all of our “kids” be adopted into loving homes and be accepted as part of the family on a permanent basis.  See loving animals for adoption.
  Saturday, October 7th            11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Feline Adoption Day 

Pet Supplies Plus       1930 W Morton Ave       Jacksonville, IL 62650
Our mission   is to provide outstanding animal care for the animals in our community and promote a culture of responsible pet ownership through education, compassion, and a caring  nature.   Phone: (217) 245-2694
Saturday, October 7th                          11:00 am-2:00 pm
ARF Cat & Kittens Adoption Day

Darien Towne Center     2153 75th St      Darien, IL 60561     (630) 271-1223

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) appreciates and acknowledges all the volunteers that support its programs and services.  Your contribution of time gives the gift of a second chance to animals, many with life threatening medical conditions or injuries. ARF depends on the generosity of our community and volunteers to help care for our animals.  ARF Illinois  PO Box 4423  Wheaton, Illinois 60189  Phone:(630) 200-3828     
See some of our beautiful cats
See some of our beautiful dogs
      Saturday, October 7th                      11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue Adoption Day 

Pet Supplies Plus   2747 Forgue Dr  Naperville, IL 60564      phone 630-904-0500

We are a group of dedicated volunteers who provide love, hope, and a safe sanctuary to animals in need. Some of our volunteers transport, foster, feed, and train our rescued animals. Other volunteers help with organizing adoption events, paperwork, fundraising, creating flyers and various other marketing media to promote our organization. If you are interested in volunteering for Magnificent Mutts  visit our volunteer page.  ADOPT!
Saturday, October 7th       11:00 am-1:00 pm
Humane Society of Aurora Adoption Day 

Pet Supplies Plus  1791 Douglas Rd     Montgomery, IL 60538

Humane Society of Aurora will be there with adoptables. Stop by the market to meet some adoptable animals and get information on volunteering.

Aurora IL  Animal Control Adoption Special Hurricane Relief. All cats &  dogs & K9s over 6 months-only 25.00! #AdoptLove     See the loving cuties. 
 Saturday, October 7th      12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
Chicago Animal Care & Control FREE Adoptions 
Chicago Animal Care & Control   2741 S. Western     Chicago, IL 60608
Phone Number  (312) 747-1406

See loving  adoptables

The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables!

Free Cat, Kitten adoptions all month at Chicago shelter! 

 The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that they're letting people adopt cats and kittens for free.

The offer is good for the whole month of October. You do still have to fill out an application, and have it approved.The shelter is located at 2741 South Western Avenue in Chicago. The center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 7 p.m.
The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that people can adopt cats, kittens for free.
Saturday, OCTOBER 7th       12 noon - 3:00 pm
Meet our Pets at Bentley's  -Rogers Park!
Bentley's Pet Stuff   1257 W Devon    Chicago, IL   60660  (773) 465-0600
Our volunteers will be at Bentley's Pet Stuff on Devon with some of our cats and kittens for adoption.

In 1987, a group of people came together to promote adoptions and care for the dogs and cats at the Evanston Animal Shelter. In 1989, the group incorporated as Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™), an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Saturday, October 7th       1:00 pm-4:00 pm
St. Charles Farm - Experience the life and Experiences of a local Horse Farm.  
 St Charles Horse  Farm 2 E. Main Street,    St. Charles, IL 60174
Phone 800-777-4373

Your hands-on experience will include: 
-An overview of St. Charles Farm
-See and learn about the horses’ diet
-A walk through the stables to learn about proper housing for horses
-Hands-on training to groom a horse
-Learn ground safety instruction 
-The Royal Lusitano - Experience a demonstration of the famous Lusitano horse reknown for courage to face the bull or jump large fences as well as the athletic ability to handle the sharp turns and bursts of speed necessary to navigate the most difficult Working Equitation Courses. This breed is a favorite at classical dressage events, equestrian theater, and use in equine assisted therapies. Visit
                                Saturday, October 7th            2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One Tail at a Time For Paws Club Howl-O-Ween Pawty Benefiting 'One Tail at a Time' Rescheduled due to weather, See new date/time.

Whole Foods Market Rooftop 1550 N. Kingsbury St  Chicago, IL 60642

Dress up your furry friends and come have a spooky good time with For Paws Club on the Rooftop at Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park for a fun outdoor social and costume pawty with 100% of proceeds benefiting One Tail at a Time! 
Prepare for our Costume Contest! One winner will be chosen from each category and awarded with a $50 prize basket from Bentley's Pet Stuff!

Categories: Scariest, Best Group (dog/owner), Funniest, and Best Pack (group of dogs) Tickets are $15 per person and include:
— FREE Doggie Gift Bags from Bentley's Pet Stuff
— FREE Doggie Gift Bag from Pet Care Plus — FREE Full-Size Beer Samples provided by Temperance Beer Co — FREE Beer Tasting provided by Temperance Beer Co.
— $25 off first Boulevard Veterinary exam — $8 off 1st 30 min walk with Tails Up Chicago
— $5 Gift Card to Sir Dogwood — 20% off maison de pawZ        — Sample of Sojo’s Food
— Small Whole Foods Better Bag    — FREE Raffle Ticket (over $900 in pawesome prizes! :)
One Tail at a Time (“OTAT”) is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.  See our loving dogs waiting on their forever homes. Wow!
   Saturday, October 7th      4:30 am-til
St. Nicholas 'Blessing of the Animals' 
St Nicholas Episcopal Church, 1072 Ridge Ave    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (847) 439-2067

To celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we warmly invite our beloved pets to church so they can receive a blessing. St. Francis had a great love for all God's creatures. He was able to 'communicate' with them and they, knowing how he loved them, responded. On Saturday and Sunday, October 7th at 4:30 pm and 8th at 10:00 am , we encourage our community members to bring in their pets so they, too, can receive a blessing. Kids can bring their favorite toy animal, too. After all, all are welcome. Visit
Sunday, October 8th     race 7:20 am-til 
The Miles for Marley's Mutts at the Chicago Marathon
Participants begin checking in near the start line in Grant Park at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. 
All funds raised during the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will go towards our Pawsitive Change Program & Rescue Ranch Fund. Come back soon to meet our runners! Profiles will be up once we have finalized our team!If you are mailing in a check, please clearly indicate that it is for "Chicago Marathon" AND the name of the runner you're donating to!  Runners enjoy the support of 1.7 million spectators as they run through 29 neighborhoods.

The Miles for Marley's Mutts running program was started in 2014 to celebrate the sobriety of our Founder and Executive Director, Zach Skow. Dogs helped save his life after he was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease, and we run the marathon as a testimony to the healing power of the canine-human bond!We are thrilled to be celebrating our 4th year as Official Charity Partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and 5th consecutive year running 26.2 miles through the amazing City of Chicago!If you are interested in joining our team please email         Adopt
Sunday, October 8th                   10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pet First Aid & CPR Class
Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue   1133 West Fulton Market   Chicago, IL 60607

This program is a 3 hour class designed for adults. It gives you the knowledge to give emergency first aid to a dog or cat until it can be transported to a professional Veterinarian for care. During this class you will learn to recognize an emergency and how to apply emergency first aid. CPR and Rescue Breathing will be taught with plenty of time for practice on pet mannequins. 

You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of sudden illness and how to properly respond to these potentially life threatening conditions. Finally, you will learn how to create a pet first aid kit and an emergency preparedness kit. Class DOES NOT take the place of professional veterinary care. No pets in class.
Sunday, October 8th                   10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Animal Aid Cat & Kitten Adoptions 

Petsmart    4160 10th Street Drive   Moline, Ill 61265    (309) 517-2308 

An animal shelter operated only by volunteers. View the loving animals on petfinder. @qcaahs  nimal Aid is represented by volunteers that love, and want to help 
as many precious animals as they can.'' (309) 797-6550
Sunday, October 8th                      9:00 am-4:00 pm
Animal Protective League (APL) Cat Adoptions

 State Fairgrounds   Sangamon Ave    Springfield, IL    62702

The Animal Protective League (APL) Adoptable cats will be available from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart; adoptable cats will be available in the Illinois Building located on the State Fairgrounds as part of the Lucky Tom Cat/Tiger’s Lair Cat Show from 9 a.m. until the shows conclusion.
Sunday, October 8th        10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Autumn @ the Klehm  Arboretum

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden    2715 S. Main St.      Rockford, IL      815-965-8146

Our most popular family event is back again this year on Sunday, October 8th. Activities include scarecrow building, pumpkin decorating, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more. You will not want to miss the funny antics of Pickles the Clown and her balloon creations. The kids will be mesmerized by live storybook princesses and superheroes, and there is even a petting zoo, featuring farm animals, which is sure to delight both young and old. Pack up the car and head over to Klehm for a great day of family fun. Admission and all activities are free thanks to the generosity of the DAO Foundation. Fall themed food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Sunday, October 8th        10:30 am -2:00 pm
'Peace for Pits' Family Good Deeds Day Meet & Greet

 Congregation Etz 1710 S Highland Ave    Lombard, IL 60148

Please join us for a fun afternoon helping the Pits! Be sure to stop by to meet some of our adorable adoptables, get free samples of treats and other great stuff! Pinstripes will be providing pizza for humans! Our mission is to save as many of these loving dogs from euthanasia as possible.

-We are a 100% volunteer run organization, with every dog living in a wonderful foster home from the day it becomes a part of our rescue until the day they get adopted into an amazing forever home. All of our dogs get neutered or spayed, are given all state mandated vaccinations, are microchipped, and if needed, receive other major veterinary care such as surgery or treatments for diseases and infections.  
-When a dog becomes a member of Peace for Pits, it becomes a member for life. We are here for continued support for each adopted dog. We stay in frequent contact with each and every adopter to assure they have all the knowledge and tools to care for their four legged family member. -We do all of this to make sure each dog lives a life of PEACE.  
Websites.            FB  Email 
Sunday, October 8th      10:30 am- til
Central Christian Church Blessing of the Animals 

Central Christian Church Bourbonnais  310 Main St NW
Bourbonnais , IL 60914

Bring your pet to be blessed in the spirit of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Please, be sure you are able to help your pet cope with other animals nearby (ie. Leash, carrier, etc.) Photos are also acceptable. A Memorial Table will be available to honor your pet who is not with us any longer with a photo or special item.
Sunday, October 8th                  11:00 am– 6:00 pm
PAWS Chicago Adoptions 
PAWS    Pippen Fasseas Adoption Ctr   1997 N. Clybourn Ave    Chicago, IL 60614       773-935-7297 (PAWS)

PAWS Chicago's Mission:
•To build No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog.
•To end the overpopulation of homeless animals through solutions, practices and education.
•To transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and developing a sustainable, solutions-based model.
 (Sat & Sun: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri: 12 - 7 p.m.) To learn more about our life-saving work, please visit
Sunday, October 8th         11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Animal Outreach Humane Society of McHenry County
Thomas Tails Nail Trims   

Thomas Tails Supplies 31 East Crystal Lake Avenue    Crystal Lake, IL  60014
(815) 477-1002

Nail Trims just $5.00. All animals welcome!! Animal Outreach Humane Society of McHenry County is a Northern Illinois, non-profit, IRS 501c3 volunteer humane organization. The organization was started by a group of 28 individuals from many different walks of life and age groups united in the belief of the importance and benefits of animals in our lives. Together the members of Animal Outreach has resolved to help facilitate the end of the killing of adoptable animals in our community. Adopt one of our beauties.
Sunday,  October 8th   12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
Chicago Animal Care & Control FREE Adoptions 
Chicago Animal Care & Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 60608
Phone (312) 747-1406

See loving adoptables

The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables!

Free Cat, Kitten adoptions all month at Chicago shelter!  The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that they're letting people adopt cats and kittens for free.

The offer is good for the whole month of October. You do still have to fill out an application, and have it approved.The shelter is located at 2741 South Western Avenue in Chicago. The center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 7 p.m.
The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that people can adopt cats, kittens for free.
Sunday, October 8th       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blessing of the Animals: St Francis of Assisi
 -Hosted by St. Domitilla Parish and Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue-

St. Domitilla Church  4940 Washington St. Hillside, IL 60162
Blessing will take place in the field located north of the church.

Father Julio is giving a raffle ticket to each person that brings a donation of supply items to help the rescues at Magnificent Mutts & Meows. The raffle ticket will give you a chance to win the Raffle Basket!  Some items needed:  Puppy Pads     Kitty Litter   Copy paper   8 x 12 envelopes    Laundry pods    Laundry soap    Toys     Bleach      Paper Towels
Sunday, October 8th       1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi's Blessing of Pets

Glen Saint Andrew Living Community   7000 North Newark Ave   Niles, IL 60714       (847) 647-8332

Bring your pet and receive a Blessing and have your pet's picture taken. Pls rsvp by Oct 6, 2017.  Free. All pets welcome! Feathers! Fur! Scales!
             Sunday,  October 8th                    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adopt the Spanish Galgo... Love Hope Believe...

Love, Hope, Believe Galgo Adoption     P.O. Box 881     Crystal Lake, IL 60039

The galgo is used for hunting and competition, and once the hunting season is over 50,000-100,000 galgos are discarded; either abandoned, hung, drowned, beaten to death or killed in other ways. Help us help them.
For more info, please email
             Monday, October 9th - 15th   8:00 am
Hooved Animal Humane Society Online Auction

Hooved Animal Humane Society    10804 McConnell Road   Woodstock, IL 60098         (815) 337-5563

Join us for our 7th annual Auction! Back by popular demand, this Auction will be online so everyone worldwide has a chance to participate, regardless of location. This year we will be offering gift baskets, exotic trips, jewelry, artwork, gift cards, horse items, and more!
Monday, October 9th         8:00 am-6:00 pm 
'Subaru Loves Pets' Initiative in Marion 
Subaru       3209 West DeYoung Marion,IL62959    (866) 602-1923

Through the Subaru Loves Pets Initiative, this October we are partnering with a local animal organization to provide pet supplies and starter kits for new pet adopting families that will keep animals happy, healthy, and ready for a safe and loving home.

Below is a list of ways you can get involved. As a token of our appreciation for your support, help yourself to a stuffed Crosstrek pet toy and Subaru Loves Pets bandanna for your best furry friend.

As an additional token of our appreciation, while supplies last, we are offering a free song download of “Forever Home”, performed by Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe. Ask for the promotional code card when you visit our store to donate your pet supply item.”
Here is how you can help:
1. Donate a pet supply item that will be delivered to our local animal organization
·Food (canned and/or dry)·Collars ·Towels and blankets.·Grooming supplies ·Food bowls ·Small dog/cat toys·Treats ·Cleaning supplies. Sign Up to Volunteer with a local org
Monday October 9th     ( Closed weekends) — 9:00 am- 4:30 pm 
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library   112 North Sixth St     Springfield, IL 62701

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s history began long before its completion in 2004.  More than a century earlier, in 1889, the Illinois General Assembly established the Illinois State Historical Library as a repository for materials on the state’s political, social, and religious history.  The Historical Library was renamed the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to reflect its essential role—along with the adjacent Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum—in telling the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life.  President Lincoln loved animals!  Visit
Listen Learnmore about PBS  Civil War.
                                     Monday, October 9th     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pup-Palooza   Hosted by Students for Global Outreach Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Siue Quad - outside of the campus bookstore  Edwardsville, IL 62026

Take a break from studying and come meet some of the great adoptable dogs at MEHS! SGO is partnering with MEHS to host a canine social on campus! Bring a donation of $3 or any dog/cat friendly toy and relieve some stress, petting these lovable pups! 

The mission of Metro East Humane Society is to enrich lives by uniting cats and dogs with loving homes while promoting the humane and respectful treatment of animals. Adopt
​                             Monday, October 9th              11:00 am- til         
Winnebago County Animal Services 
Winnebago Animal Shelter   4517 N Main St.      Rockford, IL 61103

We will be offering  free dog adoptions for dogs that have been at Winnebago County Animal Services the longest in our Lonely Hearts Club--- or you choose a dog in our Golden Whiskers Club  who are 6 yrs or older and they are are free fee too. .     Cat & kitten promos are going on also with major discount on kittens (2 kittens 85.00  & adult cats 40.00!)  Thanks to the Animal Services Volunteer Auxiliary who is sponsoring this promotion.

Shelter Hours:   Monday: 11 am until 7 pm   Tuesday thru Friday: 11 am until 5 pm     Saturday: 11am until 4pm   Sunday: Closed     See many of our loving adoptables.      Phone   (815) 319-4100
Monday, October 9th                      Ongoing
Adopt a Loving Shelter or Rescue pet/animal!
Rescue Me


Chicago CACC

Illinois Rescues & Shelters
 Monday, October 9th       12:00 noon-3:00 pm 4:00-7:00 pm 
Chicago Animal Care & Control Adoptions-Open 7 days a Week. Save A Life!

CACC’s Shelter        2741 S. Western Ave.       Chicago, IL 60608

Pls adopt and save a precious life. The mission of the Commission on Animal Care and Control is to protect public safety and to ensure the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement.  We achieve this by responsibly and humanely enforcing animal-related laws; providing a safe environment and medical treatment for unwanted, stray, abused and neglected animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; returning lost pets to their owners; and finding new owners for the homeless animals at our shelter.  Main website where a lot of great information is provided. We post lost pets, animals available for transfer, & animals available for adoption on

The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week   The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday.  Phone (312) 747-1406  See Loving adoptables!
Monday, October 9th     4:00 pm - 7:00pm
Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic in Lockport by SPAY ILLINOIS
A1 Pet Grooming at 852 N State Street in Lockport, IL 60441   (815) 836-3647

Visit Spay Illinois' low cost pet vaccine clinic at A1 Pet Grooming at 852 N State Street in Lockport on Monday, October 9th, from 4:00-7:00PM, to receive quality, affordable veterinary care. No appointments are needed to join us and no added exam fees apply. 

Packages of core vaccines for cats and dogs start at only $30 and include everything they need to stay safe & healthy throughout the year. Pet microchips are available for only $25, including lifetime registration and heartworm testing can be performed onsite for only $22. Plus, purchase trusted brands in heartworm, flea and tick prevention at reduced rates.
Monday, October 9th    4:00pm 4:45pm
Naperville Area Humane Society

Naperville Area Humane Society  1620 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Serving the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and beyond.Available to children ages 8-11 years old, the Animals & Kids After School Program offers five unique sessions (each session has six classes) where children will have a hands-on opportunity to work with the shelter animals.
Tuesday, October 10th Daily 12:00 noon - 7:00 PM
   Anti-Cruelty Society Adoptions 

The Anti-Cruelty Society 157 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 644-8338

Mission- Building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

The Anti-Cruelty Society is a 501c(3) private non-profit humane society founded in 1899. We are Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay animal welfare organization.
Monday, October 9th    12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
PAWS Chicago Adoptions 
Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center  1997 N. Clybourn Ave  Chicago, IL 60614

Hundreds of wonderful pets are available for adoption every day. Meet your new best friend at one of our cageless No Kill Adoption Centers or an adoption event. 
Loving adoptables!
PAWS Chicago's Mission:

•To build No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog.
•To end the overpopulation of homeless animals through solutions, practices and education.
•To transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and developing a sustainable, solutions-based model.
Tuesday, October 10th                    7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vanishing  Acts: Trees Under Threat Exhibit 
The Morton Arboretum       4100 Illinois Route 53     Lisle, IL 60532

Conifer Collection-The Vanishing Acts exhibit is located in the Conifer Collection, just a short stroll off the Conifer Walk.

Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. An award-winning outdoor exhibit shows that trees that we know and love are endangered in the wild. By protecting them, we help ourselves and the entire planet
Tuesday, October 10th      4:00-8:00 pm 
Grab Your Pup and Join Us for Yappy Hour Tuesdays

Hard Rock Cafe   63 West Ontario, Chicago, IL 60654     (312)943-2252

Mix and mingle with pals and pups at Yappy Hour, outside on the dog-friendly patio every Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. They urge you & doggies to come have some fun 

Hard Rock Cafe’s Yappy Hour features half-priced appetizers including Classic Nachos, Cauliflower Wings, Wings in your choice of Buffalo Style or grilled with dry seasoning or tossed in Hard Rock’s Classic Rock, Tangy or Heavy Metal sauces, Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta and Tupelo Chicken Tenders. (Excludes the Jumbo Combo)

Yappy Hour drink specials include $4 Goose Island, Revolution, Metropolitan and Half Acre on draft, and $5 select well cocktails and $5 pours of house wine. Plus, your beloved pooch will receive a complimentary dog bowl with a $10 purchase. Yappy Hour specials are available on the patio only.  For more information call 312-943-2252 or visit
Wednesday, October 11th  (Ongoing Program)                   all day
Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue partners with 
Pets for Patriots! (Thank you to our Military!)
Angels on Wheels         Naperville, IL 60564

ATTENTION MILITARY PERSONNEL….We are VERY, VERY PROUD to announce that Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue has been approved to partner with Pets for Patriots.

Certain adoptable animals through Angels on Wheels if adopted through a current or discharged military person and his/her family, you will receive specific benefits through Pets For Patriots Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, provide medical care, love, and safe harbor for animals afflicted by neglect, abandonment, and abuse.  
Wednesday, October 11th         4:30 pm-5:30 pm 
CCHS Basic Manners Dog Training Class Begins

Prairieland Feeds      303 S Dunlap St     Savoy, IL 61874    (217) 352-2232

This is a beginner group obedience class for dogs 5 months or older. The first class is an orientation for humans only. We will meet for 6 sessions (same time and location each week). Cost to enroll is $99, there is a $10 discount for dogs adopted from a shelter or rescue group. We can only hold your spot in the class once payment is received, and classes fill quickly. Please call us to enroll, or for more information: 217.344.7297. See our adorable pets waiting on a forever home.
Wednesday, October 11th     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center
2 FUR 1- Special Adoption Fee
Barb's Rescue Center   313 North Quentin Road    Palatine, IL 60067 

We're located in Palatine, IL and our facility is designed to provide our rescue animals with an open, home-style environment. Our capacity is 100 cats/kittens. See our loving adoptables.
Thursday, October 12th               Open at 7:30 am- schedule appt. prior 
FVAWL Low Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

FVAWL            11 John Street               North Aurora, IL 60542

Spay/Neuter surgeries for cats and dogs. Please call the clinic for an appointment at 1-630-800-2254. Our Clinic operates strictly on appointments. Walk-ins are not accepted.  We open at 7:30 am and close at 6:00 pm   Drop off for patients is between 7:30 am and 9:00 am    Pickup is  between 4:00 and 6:00 pm   Pricing is here:
Thursday, October 12th Daily  11:00 am -12:00 pm
   Anti Cruelty Society Puppy Parade & Adoptions 

Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection  228 E Ontario St, Chicago, Illinois 60611    (312) 644-8338

In celebration of Adopt a Shelter Month and becoming dog friendly, Hotel EMC2 is partnering with Anti Cruelty Society to host a puppy parade. Is there anything better than puppy kisses on your lunch break? 

There will be adoptable dogs during the event.Mission- Building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. Visit

The Anti-Cruelty Society is a 501c(3) private non-profit humane society founded in 1899. We are Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay animal welfare organization.
Thursday, October 12th       5:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Potbelly's  Fundraiser for A.D.O.P.T.
Potbelly's   236 S Washington St        Naperville, IL 60540

Gather up your friends and family and have dinner at Potbelly's! A.D.O.P.T. will receive 25% of sales from 5-8pm. Dine-in or carry-out purchases apply.

A.D.O.P.T. is a private, "no-kill", non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has found homes for more than 20,000 pets. We provide a temporary, loving home for dogs and cats that no longer have a family of their own.
      See loving adoptables.
Friday, October 13th     12:00 noon-5:00 pm 
APL Dog & Cat Adoptions 

APL Shelter 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield. , IL 62702 Phone: (217) 544-7387
Dogs and cats are available for adoption daily from noon until 5 p.m. 

APL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low-cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.

For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at
Dogs available!
Cats available!

Friday, October 13th       12:00 noon-7:00 pm
 Chicago Animal Care & Control Pet Adoptions
Chicago ACC 2741 S Western Ave Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 747-1406

The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables!  
              Friday, October 13th                 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  Suburban Humane Society Old Plank Trail Bank Adoption Event

The Old Plank Road Trail is a 21-mile long public rail trail in Cook County and Will County within the U.S. state of Illinois.

South Suburban Humane Society  1103 West End Ave. Chicago Heights, IL 60411   (708) 755-PETS.           Adopt a Loving Dog!
Adopt a Loving Cat!
Book Sale will be going on Saturday too! 

Friday, October 13th 5:45 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm Dinner
   2017 Black Cat Ball & Casino Night Benefit for 
  Naperville Area Humane Society

Marriott Chicago-Naperville 1801 N Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone (630) 505-4900

The Black Cat Ball is our premiere event The evening includes cocktails, dinner, auctions and entertainment for our guests to roll some dice and dance the night away while supporting a great cause. That’s right, roll the dice and help raise essential funds to support our homeless pets!

Don’t feel like playing a hand? No problem! Trade in your voucher for a complimentary raffle tickets, dance the night away with our DJ, bid on auction items, and enjoy the company of others.
Friday, October 13th     7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Downward Dog for the Dogs (and Cats)... Yoga!

CorePower Yoga     959 West Webster Ave       Chicago, IL 60614

Join Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance for a little yoga! 100% of the price of your ticket will go directly to the 90+ Dogs and Cats in their care.

Light refreshments will be served before and after class. Class is from 8pm-9pm and is unheated and for ALL levels! We will have some awesome raffle prizes as well!
Blowout Junkie : Certificate for 2 Blowouts     Cafe Ba Ba Reeba : $50 Gift Card
1 Dog themed package (Details coming later)  1 Cat themed package (Details coming later) 773-907-0305.
Saturday, October 14th        8:00 am - 10:00 am
Short Stacks for a Tall Cause Pancake Breakfast
 Hosted by Animal Friends Society of Boone County

Applebee's   2126 Gateway Center Dr,    Belvidere, IL 61008​

Applebees restaurant is hosting a fabulous pancake breakfast for Animal Friends Society of Boone County! Come for a stack of delicious golden brown pancakes, and leave knowing you have helped the animals of Boone County. Have questions about what's next for AFSBC? Just ask your server, an AFSBC volunteer! Tickets are only $5.00 at the door the day of the event!!
                           Saturday, October 14th   9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Community Shred Event & Humane Society of Aurora Pet Adoptions 

Earthmover    2195 Baseline Rd.       Montgomery, IL 60538

ECU will be holding their annual Community Shred Event on Saturday, October 14th from 9am-12pm, at our Baseline location, located at 2195 Baseline Rd, Oswego, IL 60543. Stop by with any documents that need shredding! We will also be accepting food donations for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

 Lastly, we have also confirmed that the Humane Society of Aurora will be here for an Adopt-a-pet opportunity! We hope to see you there!​ See loving Adoptables
Saturday,  October 14th    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Clair County Animal Services important low cost clinic 

St Clair County Animal Services  1250 S 11th St,  Belleville, IL 62226      Phone (618) 235-0585

St. Clair County Animal Services will sponsor a clinic providing the following services:· Rabies Vaccination (If old enough at time of clinic)
· County Registration · Microchip with Registration
· Spay or Neuter (Appointments will be scheduled)

TOTAL COST $50.00  CALL 235-0585 FOR DETAILS  · This program is not for catch-fix release animals · Pregnant pets are excluded    · Payments must be cash, check or money order · Make payable to St. Clair County Treasurer.  Visit
Saturday, October 14th     10:00 am - 5:00  pm
9th Annual Howloween Pet Party and Vendor Fair 

Global Brew     9136 Lower Marine Rd.      St Jacob, IL 62281

Partners 4 Pets 9th Annual Howloween Pet Party! Pet Costume contest with prizes for Most Darling Diva Girl, Most Macho Boy, Funniest, Best Matching Pet & Person and Best Matching Group at 4:00 p.m. Treat bags for the kids. Lots of vendors, yummy food, and a lot of really fun stuff to do! Free Admission! 

Vendor registration is available at the "find tickets" link. Please check the vendor list posted below before registering. Vendors will not be duplicated ( 2 vendors from same company), selection will be first come - first serve. No vendor fee for non-profits!
Saturday, October 14th      10:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4 Paw Sake Rescue Adoptions at the Lynwood Fire Department Community Day 

Lynwood Fire Dept 3107 Glenwood Dyer Rd Lynwood, IL 60411  (708) 758-6102

Fun at this community day. Helicopters and all sorts of fun. Also adoptables will be there. Each member of our team has a natural love for all dogs! We understand that several dogs need help finding a permanent home. That is why we started 4 Paw Sake Rescue! Our goal is to ensure that as many homeless dogs as possible are cared for properly while at our facility, including 2-4 walks/plays per dog per day, until they find a family where they are loved and appreciated! 4 Paw Sake accepts all breeds of dogs. Contact: 708-758-3647
Saturday, October 14th         11:00 am-2:00 pm
Helping Paws Animal Shelter Spooktacular Halloween Photo Event for You & Furkids 

Nature’s Feed  2440 Westward Drive    Spring Grove, IL 60081

Nature’s Feed is hosting a Halloween photo event for your fur kids!!Costume Contest – Most likes on Facebook WINS a special gift! Donations requested to benefit Helping Paws
FREE trick or treat with every photo donation.Light Snacks will be offered.
Dogs  Cats
Saturday, October 14th           11:00 am- 2:00 pm  
DogFest Illinois Walk 'n' Roll 
to benefit Canine Companions for Independence®
Pottawatomie Park     8 North Avenue     St. Charles, IL 60174

DogFest Walk 'n Roll is coming to St. Charles. So grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time! We’ll change lives, four paws at a time™. 

The North Central Region is proud to present DogFest Walk 'n Roll Illinois to benefit Canine Companions for Independence®! Join us at Pottawatomie Park for family- and pet-friendly activities, music and a chance to bid on great prizes! We look forward to celebrating with our graduates, volunteers, supporters and friends. :00am Registration opens and activities begin=
11:45 am Opening Ceremony
12:00 pm Walk begins            1:30 pm Raffle Winners are announced
1:45 pm Closing ceremony         2:00 pm Event ends
Event Day Activities: Activities for the entire family and your dogs! DJ,  Raffle prizes
Dog-related items on display. Visit
Saturday, October 14th                      11:00 am – 1:00 pm
As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue Meet n Greet

Petco 60 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 884-8370

As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Golden Retrievers and golden mixes who are in need. In addition, As Good as Gold educates Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about the importance of spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, appropriate medical treatment and humane care. See adoptables////Visit
Saturday, October 14th                  11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Helping Paws Animal Shelter Spooktacular Halloween Pet Photo Event

Nature’s Feed     2440 Westward Drive   Spring Grove, IL 60081 

Nature’s Feed is hosting a Halloween Photo event. Have your animals professionally photographed, with or without their costumes, surrounded by festive fall decorations. Donations are kindly requested for Helping Paws.
Saturday October 14th      12:00 noon-7:00 pm
Chicago Animal Care & Control Empty The Shelter Day Free Adoptions by Bissell 
Chicago Animal Care & Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 60608
Phone (312) 747-1406

Bissell Pet Foundation is sponsoring the adoption fees for dogs and cats on 10/14. Come to CACC between 12 noon - 4 pm to meet your new best friend!

See loving adoptables

The Chicago Animal Care & Control shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - (7) Seven days per week The shelter is located at 2741 S. Western and is open to the public from noon-7 everyday. Phone (312) 747-1406 See Loving adoptables!

Free Cat, Kitten adoptions all month at Chicago shelter! The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that citizenscan  adopt cats and kittens for free.

The offer is good for the whole month of October. You do still have to fill out an application, and have it approved.The shelter is located at 2741 South Western Avenue in Chicago. The center is open for adoptions every day from noon to 7 p.m. The Chicago Animal Care and Control has so many animals that people can adopt cats, kittens for free.
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