**Dog tickets are sold out, only human tickets remain**
Dust off your fascinators, press those pocket squares, and dress up your dog, because it's the second Small Dog Tea Party, presented by Real Dog Moms of Chicago and Hinsdale Humane Society!
This tea party will have a Valentine's Day twist and will be taking place on Sunday, February 9th at the beautiful Drake Hotel on Michigan Ave.
The Small Dog Tea Party is child and small dog (under 20 lbs) friendly, and includes a vegan tea sandwich option. Please anticipate carrying your dog or holding them in your lap for most of the event.
We hope you will join us on for this very special afternoon benefiting The Hinsdale Humane Society.
We at Real Dog Moms of Chicago love dogs of all sizes, breeds, and temperaments but the limitations of this particular event mean that all dogs must either be held or in a carrier/stroller at all times. We are exploring ways to hold a special event which can accommodate dogs of all sizes and appreciate your enthusiasm to participate with larger pups. Thank you for your support, and if you are interested in helping, we always need volunteers to support our work with local rescues in finding forever homes for dogs of all sizes!
Thank You To Our Sponsors
A huge thank you to our generous sponsors for helping us put on this event! Click on their logos below to learn more.
Canine Crews is turning 10 (that's 70 in dog years) and there is no better way to celebrate than with dogs playing! We have partnered with the Real Dog Moms of Chicago to host 3 hours of play as well as raffle prizes, items for sale and FREE food & drinks. All monies raised benefit CRISP.
Our 6,000 square feet of indoor play space will be divided by size and we will have an area for food, drinks and vendor tables.
We will also host dog ice cream eating contests (based on size) with prizes!
~ Raffles ~ Photo Booth ~ Dog Ice Cream Eating Contest ~ New Customer Deals ~ Referral Credits ~ Training & Trick Demos ~ Vendors
Raffles provided by:
Subterranean ~ Escape Artistry ~ HealthSource ~ Canine Crews ~ Side By Side Pet & more to come!
Join us our January RDMOC night at Park and Field. Every month we will be hosting a fun dog friendly night, enjoying the bonfires and cocktails with your beloved pups. $2 from every drink goes to a rescue of our selection. Starting off January with Mutts of the Midway! Come out, have some fun and support this wonderful rescue.
Doggy Paddle has updated the party registration process in 2020. They are going to have guests commit first with the ticket purchase. Then you will receive time slots based upon dog size, temperament or, if possible, requested friends to swim with. While there are no refunds, if a dog doesn't have current records or has noted behavior issues, you will be refunded. Our top priority is the safety of human and dog guests.
$25 for the 30 minute swim, BYOB with pizzas provided. Plus, your dog is welcome to play in the indoor park during the party. So feel free to come a little early and let them socialize before & after their swim.
Please note: we are having an unusual influx of scammers selling their “tickets” if you can no longer attend one of our events you are to inform us, we will help you try to “re-sell” your registration fees. DO not fall prey to scammers, we don’t allow anyone to resell their tickets online.
DATE: Friday, December 13th
LOCATION: Indigo & Violet Studio, 1411 W. Irving Park Road
We're excited to collaborate with Indigo & Violet Studio for a holiday craft event benefitting One Tail at a Time. We'll set up a crafty DIY ornament bar and you'll make a variety of ornaments and sip wine. Most guests leave with 4-8 ornaments and they make great gifts for any pet-lover on your shopping list.
Read more about Rescueber Dog Transport NFP's story here.
All proceeds benefit Rescuber to pay for the gas she spends (daily) on saving the lives of dogs and cats.
Dog ticket includes one human.
Second for dog from same house is $5 and includes second human.
Human only tickets are available for those wanting to support Rachel, but not bringing a dog, as well!
Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waitlist in case there are cancellations.
You decide if you want just your dog or your family and dog. Your mini slot will be 5 minutes long and provide you 2 photos. If you would like to purchase additional photos we now have the option in advance. $5 per extra photo up to 5 pictures in total.
You will be emailed your digital files by November 30th.
Deep gratitude to Dogs and Not Dogs for donating his time and talents and to Loft on Lake for once again donating their dog friendly wedding venue to us. Because of their generosity we are able to donate 100% of the net proceeds to One Tail at a Time.
Hopefully you'll sign up for our second holiday card exchange, too!
Kukur (dog) Tihar, which acknowledges the cherished relationship between humans and dogs, falls on day two of Tihar, Nepal's second largest festival, more commonly known as Diwali (read more about it in our blog post).
Real Dog Moms of Chicago has partnered with Utsab & Prasanna, the owners of The Amazing Paw dog walking company and native to Nepal to bring together a local celebration of our dogs. Together with One Tail At A Time we will be hosting a beautiful evening on October 26th at One Tail At A Time’s Adoption Center to bless our beloved dogs both those with homes and those waiting for homes. Every detail has been carefully planned in honor of the Hindu tradition. Utsab’s mother will be flying in from Nepal and teaching Jessica (rdmoc) and Heather (OTAT) how to perform the blessing alongside her, as well as bringing in traditional items for the tika, garland and food offerings. We are very excited to share, honor and experience this wonderful celebration with our community.
Tickets for this event include traditional tea and small bites from Nepal, as well as local food and beverage items. Somewhere in my googling I saw that gambling, especially card games are also popular parts of the festivities and are considered auspicious. We will be hosting raffle items to raise more money for One Tail at a Time and a dog shelter in Nepal. Tickets will be on sale before the blessing and winner selected after the blessing in celebration.
This event begins at 7pm, we will host a "just the blessing" portion in the beginning for those wishing to partake in only that portion of the event. This will be on leash and a controlled setting for those with dogs that may be reactive to others or not good at play, we encourage everyone to come have their dogs blessed.
We suggest those coming for the blessing and celebration arrive closer to 7:30pm, as we continue the blessing and invite these ticket holders to enjoy food and beverages.
All can purchase raffle tickets and need not be present to win.
All celebration participants receive a swag bag full of goodies for your dog and some for the humans!
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
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Join us for a Howl O Ween Romp to benefit Second City Canine Rescue! Costume contest & themed Halloween set for photos at Pet Care Plus.
Because we want everyone to be safe and happy, we have separate rooms to romp for big dogs and small dogs. As always, small dog are welcome to play with the big ones if that's their preference. Unfortunately, big dogs must stay in big dog play room.
15 first dog ticket (each dog ticket includes 2 humans; please respect that this is a limited capacity)
$5 per additional dog from the same home
What if you could help hundreds of pets in ONE day?
Be part of PAWS Chicago’s biggest Community Outreach event of the year in Englewood! Our PAWS for Life program fills the pet resource vacuum in under-served communities, reducing pet overpopulation and preventing pets from ending up in shelters. Our Community Day is designed to reach hundreds of pet owners and introduce them to our program, while providing much needed vaccines. We need 50 volunteers to pull the event off – duties vary from line management to registration to drawing vaccines. Sign up for an orientation today!
PAWS Chicago Community Day
Saturday, October 12th
Volunteer time: 8 am – 2:30 pm
PAWS Chicago’s Community Office in Englewood
Email us at email@example.com to RSVP
PAWS Chicago Community Outreach Volunteer Orientation:
This training goes into detail about our programs and strategies, specific challenges and strengths of communities we serve, and effective communication with pet owners. This also counts as a general PAWS Chicago volunteer orientation, so you can sign up to volunteer in other PAWS programs!
September: Saturday 9/14 @ Englewood Community Office (910 W 65th St. Chicago 60621) – 11:30 - 2pm
October: Wednesday 10/9 @ Lincoln Park Adoption Center (1997 N Clybourn, Chicago 60614) – 5:30 - 8pm
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
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