The holiday season will be in full swing this week with lots of fun activities from Pizza Parties to Wine and Cheese parties and plenty of open houses, Bazaars and Santa events. Check out the list below and get your super sleigh ready to hit as many events as you can.
Wednesday November 28
Stop by Michaels Original Pizzeria and Tavern at 4091 Broadway in Chicago for Pizza, Wings in More for Joey’s Birthday celebration for A Dog’s Day Rescue. For $30 from 6 to 9 .m., you’ll get food, well drinks or beer and lots of fun with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the dogs in the rescue.
The Temple of the Dog & Meow Lounge at 2344 Milwaukee will be the hosts for Woof, Wag, Wine & Cheese to benefit Alive Rescue. The full-service dog and cat grooming parlor and pet retail shop is in the heart of Logan Square. This is a pet-friendly event.
Thursday, November 29
Be Fido’s Friend is getting into the holiday spirit by hosting a fundraiser to support one of Chicago’s other non-profits – Save Humane Chicago. The fundraiser will be at Dovetail at 1452 West Chicago Avenue from 6 to 8 p.m. Just $10 gets you into the part for wine, appetizers, raffles and shopping to help the education efforts of Save Humane Chicago.
Friday, November 30
The Animal Care League will hold its 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 3 to 9 .m. at 6930 West Roosevelt Road. There will be holiday items, pet goodies, gift baskets, baked goods, jewelry and more. Bring your kids and pets for photos with Santa.
Stop by the Tree House Humane Society’s Uptown Branch on Carmen for Meows, Munchies and More from 6 to 10 p.m. The Andersonville neighborhood will be up late with all kinds of fun, shopping and entertainment with lots of special deals and discounts. Stop by for tours of the shelter and to help decorate for Lights of Love.
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2
Get a personalized holiday illustration of your pet by artist George Berlin. He’ll be at Bentley’s Barkery in Arlington Heights at 90 South Evergreen from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and at the Schaumburg location at 691 Golf on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Illustrations are $60 and feature one of five backgrounds with 10 percent of proceeds supporting Trio Animal Foundation. Appointments are 30 minutes and you should call in advance to set up an appointment at (224) 735-2160 for Arlington Heights and 847-278-1048 for Schaumburg.
Saturday, December 1
Unleashed Doggy Day Care at 1535 Dayton is hosting a Holiday Market to support Project Rescue Chicago from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be lots of cool items for purchase like pottery, jewelry, food items and some doggy stuff along with wonderful auction items for bid.
Heartland Animal Shelter will be hosting its photo with Santa Paws event from noon until 3 p.m. For a $5 donation to the shelter, you and your pet(s) can have a special Holiday Picture taken with Santa Paws. Electronic photos will be emailed after the event! Donations from the shelter wish list are also welcome.
Santa Paws is Coming to Town to help out Young at Heart Pet Rescue from 1 to 3 p.m. at All Things Woof at 29 East Maine in Roselle. For a $15 donation, have your Pet’s photo taken with Santa.
Kirby’s Doggy Day Care will have their grand opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5706 Northwest Highway in Chicago. Holiday photos with Santa, raffles and more with a special care tree benefitting Secondhand Snoots.
Stop by Doggy Style Pet Shop at 2023 West Division for Photo’s with Santa between noon to 5 p.m. to benefit Alive Rescue. For a $15 donation, receive a photo at the event along with an email with the electronic photos.
Sunday, December 2
Stop by the Mega-Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale for the Animals at Chicago Party Animals at 1133 West Fulton Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be lots of great pet gear and rescue wear along with photos with Santa and Holiday Karaoke. There will be ten different organizations on hand – A Dog’s Day Rescue, Alive Rescue, Blackdog All Breed Rescue, Bow Wow Revolution, Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue, Dog House Humane Group, Lost Dogs Illinois, Pets are Like Family, The Puppy Mill Project and Tree House Humane Society. There is a $5 donation that will benefit all the rescues.
Harmony House for Cats will hold its Holiday Party from 6 to 8 p.m. at Revolution Brewing at 2323 North Milwaukee in Chicago. Tickets are $30 and include beer, soda and some appetizers. There will be a special appearance by the Polkaholics. Reservations are due in by 3 p.m. Friday. Learn more here.
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