We're thrilled to be back at Loft on Lake. We will be following all COVID-19 safety guidelines for this event, as recommended by the city of Chicago. A big thank you to photographer Megan Holly for joining us again, too!
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Halloween is upon us and what better way for us to end the first Riverwalk Yappy Hour season at The Northman than with a Spooktacular dog friendly Halloween Party. 25% of all JuneShine sales will be donated to Mutts of The Midway!
Dress your pup in your cutest or spookiest costume and if you are so inclined humans can dress to distress too!
There will be two costume prizes:
After the Halloween Puppy Parade, guests at The Northman will get to vote for their favorite costumes, fan favorites will win the prizes!
Dates: October 14th Yappy Hour and October 28th Halloween Party
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Location: The Northman Beer & Cider Garden, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
We're thrilled to partner with The Northman this summer for Riverwalk Yappy Hours! Bring your pups down every 2nd and 4th Thursday to The Northman's gorgeous outdoor space on the Riverwalk from 4-7PM. Rotating drink specials, giveaways, sponsors and promotions.
October Yappy Hour Details:
Our Cruise is Now SOLD OUT!
All aboard!!! Calling humans and canines - join us for our RDMOC End of Summer Canine Cruise!
Boat departs at 10:15, we have to be ready to board by 9:45, since we board at 10 am. Please arrive early enough to park if you drove and potty your pups.
It’s a 90 minute cruise around the lake and river. There are human restrooms on board and a doggy restroom, lined with newspaper. There will also be a water bowl on board for them to keep hydrated.
Beverages – including water, soda, wine and beer – are available for purchase on board, as well as a selection of snacks. Please note, no outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Our vessel for the cruise will be the Little Lady and it is a double-decker boat with an open-air upper level and bow, and an enclosed salon with a full bar on the lower level. Please note at this time only credit cards are being accepted!
Cruises happen rain or shine, so there will be no refunds since we will still have booked & paid for your tickets.
** Final Note: Please exercise your pup before the cruise so they are polite with all guests aboard. We want to be welcomed for future cruises.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST PARKING?
Laz Parking Services Garage, 111 E. Wacker Dr. (Illinois Center)
Information from Mercury's website, please contact them with any parking questions.
The parking garage entrance is the first driveway east of Michigan Avenue, on the south side of Upper East Wacker Drive. This garage is directly across the street from the stairway to our dock and next door to the Chicago Architecture Center. Avoid the need for validation by making a self-parking reservation online.
After 4 hours, rates revert to: 2 – 12 Hours: $29; 12 – 18 Hours: $35; 18 – 24 Hours: $44
IMPORTANT: You must have your parking ticket stamped at our ticket window or at our onboard bar to receive the discounted rate. Please note: stamped tickets from bar must be further validated at the parking garage office before departing the garage.
ARE THERE LIFE VESTS?
The vessels are fully equipped with life jackets, none are made specifically for dogs. However, our crew conducts regular drills and we are very proud of our perfect safety record. We ask that guests please keep their dogs leashed and although they are not required, guests are more than welcome to bring their own canine life vest.
Hinsdale Humane Society's Pet Walk Festival returns Saturday, June 26th in a new format to provide maximum COVID safety per CDC guidelines and superhuman fun for everyone! Join us for a 1-mile pet walk, superhero sprint, photos, innovative kids’ activities, Therapaws pet therapy team meet & greets, and so much more!
The first wave of attendees joins from 10am-noon and second wave from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for kids 6-13, and 5 & under are free. Superhero capes are $5 each.
In addition to the Pet Walk, HHS invites kids to participate in the Superhero Sprint! All sprinters can purchase a special HHS cape with additional prizes for winners! The Superhero Sprint will begin at 10:15am and 12:45pm respectively, prior to each wave of the Pet Walk. The sprint will include 3 waves of sprinters based on age groups: 5 and under, 6-9 and 9+. Ready, set, GO!
Attendees will have fun photo opportunities and youth guests will be able to investigate why animals purchased from irresponsible breeders or puppy stores, got so sick, by collaborating with Jr. Board members (dressed as SPCA authorities, shelter workers and pet parents) who will give kids tips and clues. Young guests will learn about the importance of veterinary care, vaccines, spay and neuters and all the work shelters and rescues do to protect pets. Adoptable huggable pet station ($15-$25 stuffed pets) and a craft station will also be part of the fun!
Then join HHS' Therapaws pet therapy teams for a meet and greet where you can ask questions, pick up information about pet therapy and learn more about the work our teams do in the community.
Pet-related vendors will be on hand providing giveaways and raffles of their own, and guests can enjoy special food vendors as well during their visit. Raffles for special prizes and our split the pot cash raffle, plus tours by staff members will round out a superhuman day of fun!
Calling all Chicago pet pawrents for a chance to get together virtually and celebrate our furbabies in our Dog Days of Summer Talent Show!
Date: Tuesday, May 18th
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Virtually on Google Meet, invitation to follow
Talent Show Submissions: can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 16th to be featured!
Event Kit Pickup: Available from 12pm - 9pm on May 15th-May 16th, 12pm - 6pm on May 17th and 12pm - 5pm on May 18th (day of event) at Recess Patio + Bar in West Loop (838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL)
Benefiting: Local Chicagoland animal shelters
Special Thank Yous: Sunnyside Plants, Recess Patio + Bar, Ketel One Botanicals, Hello Spencer, Cubbington's Cabinet, Dip and Sip Donuts, Roscoe Books, LICKS pill-free, Ground Up Coffee + Bites
Talent Show Categories:
Show off your pet's most fashionable looks in Vanity Fur (photo submissions)
Blow us away with tricks & twirls in Anything is Pawsible (video submissions)
Give us a peek at your Muttropolitan Adventures out & about in Chicago (photo submissions)
Virtual Talent Show Participation:
Tickets include a cocktail kit for two people, a pet-friendly plant, and some treats for our furry friends. We'll get things started with a live demonstration assembling our cocktails to sip on while we view everyone's rebarkable submissions and vote for who should come furst! Friends & family from near and far are welcome to come and support your pets in the Talent Show with a $5 donation that provides access to the virtual event.
$40 without a pet-friendly plant (standard ticket with just the event cocktail kit & access to the virtual event)
Virtual access only - $5 - Participation in the Talent Show is not required to attend the event - we're looking forward to getting the pet parents together!
Sold out/Closed for Submissions: Main event ticket - $40 with a pet-friendly plant (limited to the first 30 who select this option)
If you have questions or comments about this event, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, April 24th
Location: Hinsdale Humane Society 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Benefiting: Hinsdale Humane Society
Special Thank You: Megan Holly Photography
Select your time slot and how many photos you want by clicking the button below. Two digital downloads are included with your purchase. Up to 4 total photos are available (must be purchased in advance).
If you have questions or concerns about this, please email: email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST SIGN OUR COVID-19 WAIVER WEEK OF EVENT - THIS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU, YOU FORFEIT YOUR TIME SLOT BY NOT HAVING A CURRENT WAIVER (THE WEEK OF THE EVENT) SIGNED.
We are teaming up with Rescueber for their second annual St Pietricks Day!
Your dog will have a Happy Dog Barkery pie crust (by size) and homemade whipped cream to eat as fast and in style as they can!
Ticket sales end 3/10/21.
1) Pick up your pie and fixings:
2) Construct your pie and dress your dog in their best St Patrick’s Day outfits.
3) Film your pup eating their pie and post to Instagram or Facebook tagging @rescueber no later than 3/14/21 at 9 PM.
4) Real Dog Moms of Chicago will pick our top 3 winners based on speed and style.
Winners will be announced 3/15/21.
Prizes include: Canine Crews Prize Pack, A Kiss the Cook/Dog Prize Pack, and Cubbie Cuddle Basket!
Real Dog Moms of Chicago is teaming up with Rescueber and Adventure Satos to bring professional Santa snapshots right to your doorstep!
All proceeds benefit Rescueber and Adventure Satos. Please contact Rescueber with questions at mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of the show, Amazon and The Pack are creating a weekend of dog & human experiences and treats to celebrate dog and human bonds called Packed Weekend (11/20-11/22).
Address: 3030 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Offer: Purchase any treats for 15% + receive a Packed Weekend promo item
Chicago + Evanston Locations
Offer: 10 for $10 for participating members for the heavenly hounds calming treats (retail value: $3.99 each)
Offer will be available in city stores (including Evanston) and can also be redeemed at petstuff.com (order online/curbside pick up) Use discount code on for curbside pick-up (RDMOC10FOR10)
REAL DOG MOMS
Our goal is to connect dog rescues, dog-friendly businesses & dog lovers. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we host fun events for dogs & humans at great places with all proceeds going to local dog rescues.