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!
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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
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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
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Dovetail Brewery and Begyle Brewing are together again for their fourth annual Oktoberfestiversary! For two days, October 12 & 13, we're celebrating the season, our neighborhood, and of course... BEER.
The festival is free to attend with a $5 suggested donation to benefit The Friendship Center
There will be special tappings from both breweries on Saturday and Sunday, with a giant selection of beer on tap to quench your thirst. We'll be serving up food from some of Chicago's finest food trucks and pop-ups all weekend!
Full lineup is available on their Facebook event page.
Join us for this crafty collaboration with Indigo & Violet Studio benefitting Chicago rescue, One Tail at a Time. No green thumbs required for this one - we'll share helpful terrarium creation, watering, and care tips to keep your succulents looking beautiful for months to come. We'll also customize small dog figurines as "plant pets" to add to our terrariums!
All supplies are provided and no experience required - we will provide hands-on instruction and plenty of seasonal succulents to choose from. 15% of every ticket purchased will be donated to One Tail at a Time. Wine has been graciously donated by the Real Dog Moms of Chicago and their event partners.
Click here to go to our store and select your desired shoot time. And be sure to scroll down before checking out to order one of our cute fall bandanas, pre-order to ensure you have one for this fall photo shoot.
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. And you will be emailed them approx. October 20th.
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