(Note - this is not a Real Dog Moms event, we happily support these organizations)
Are you ready for the Royal Wedding of 2019?! John Paul Bones and Buck will be tying the knot in a wedding to remember! This is not an RDMOC event, but we are proud to help promote ATA Social Club, ALIVE Rescue and The Hot Mess Express. Keep scrolling for more event information.
Wedding Event Details:
On Sunday, September 29th, ATA Social Club, Alive Rescue and The Hot Mess Express will host a dog wedding to raise funds for animal welfare in the Chicagoland area. John Paul Bones and Buck will tie the knot with special guests (human and dog) officiating. A live band called Rendition will play for the ceremony and dancing. Join us for an open bar, human and dog food buffets and lots of amazing raffle items!
We have VIP tickets available that will get you an awesome swag bag and guaranteed seat for the ceremony. If interested in a general admission ticket, be sure to grab an early bird special while supplies last! Limited dog tickets also available now!
Net proceeds will benefit ALIVE Rescue and Hot Mess Express, the two rescues who saved John Paul and Buck. We look forward to celebrating this very special occasion with you!
Get your ticket to the wedding here!
September 28th is the World’s Largest Pet Walk, an official Pet Partners walking event and signature fundraiser. This event is for anyone who wants to enjoy the health benefits of being active with pets, while also supporting Pet Partners!
Join our walk team and head out with your best furry pal. You choose your own time and distance, the point is to share the joy of the human animal bond, but if you want to join us for a group walk:
1. Please register under the Pet Partner of Illinois Team
2. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join under one of the following walk locations:
We have captains leading pack walks in each of these areas!
We have teamed up and are joining ACTIVE! Dog Daycare this fall for another dog-tastic fundraiser for our friends over at Peace for Pits!
Doors open at 1:30, event is 2 – 6:30pm
Live Music and DJ:
– Dee Ginicola (acoustic set)
– 4 Aces and a Queen
– Ryan Powers (acoustic set)
– DJ DAN – Hip – Hop
– Food Truck – Taco de Carne Estrada
Silent Auction and Raffle will be held with great prizes!
Peace for Pits is an amazing volunteer based 501(c)(3) dog rescue who saves countless pitbulls that have been discarded, forgotten, abused, or just flat out neglected. They have been their voice for so many dogs who would never get a chance at knowing what love or compassion is especially with the ‘scary dog’ stigma that follows them. They have rescued sick and broken dogs but they need YOU more than ever with medical expenses and all costs that go into saving these amazing animals. Please join us in helping them lessen the costly burden they have taken on.
All Inclusive Tickets:
$40 at the door
Join our last outdoor swim of the season at Pet Care Plus' heated dog pool. Proceeds benefit One Tail at a Time.
$25 tickets are for one dog and two humans.
$10 per dog entry donation.
More dog loving goodies to come.
PLEASE, also consider adding your yearly donation as a friend of the park! Scroll down to select Friendship levels!, then select the party to check out. You may need to add to cart and then return to the event to select ticket for party. We apologize for the site issues.
We are SO excited to team up with Paint Your Pet once again!! ! Aided by our fun-loving instructors, create an original masterpiece of your pet, all while enjoying food and drinks! One pet per canvas. All skill levels are welcome!
$42 per ticket. This includes:
1. A pre-sketched canvas of your pet if you email us a photo of your pet AT LEAST 2 days before class. One per per canvas only (you will only have enough time to paint one!).
2. All art materials provided.
3. An introductory paint tutorial and 3 hours of painting.
PAINTING WITH A CAUSE:
Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program (“CRISP”) provides low or no-cost services to help Chicago pet owners keep their pets rather than surrendering them to the city shelter.
Once you have purchased your ticket, please email one 'clear' photo of your pet and a copy of your ticket to email@example.com. Head shot or face photos will work best. Please include any names of guests you'd like to sit with during class.
Other important details...
-We take RSVP's up to 48 hours before the class.
-No outside food or drinks. Minimum one drink or food purchase per guest.
-No pets at the actual event.
-All ages are welcome to participate
-All tickets are final sale. Please double check the date, time & location before purchasing. If you need to reschedule, please check our homepage for other available classes.
Join our End of Summer Canine Cruise, our final RDMoC Canine Mercury Cruise of 2019!
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. Please note, no outside alcoholic beverages allowed. No food is sold on the boat, though you are welcome to bring your own snacks or brown-bag meal aboard. This is an open vessel that does not feature a full service bar. Cash is recommended.
Cruises happen rain or shine, so there will be no cancellation 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.
Please sign our events waiver.
We can’t wait to ride the lake with our community.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST PARKING?
Laz Parking Garage at 233 N. Michigan (Illinois Center). The parking garage entrance is the first driveway east of Michigan Ave, on the north side of E. South Water Street. This garage is a 1.5 block walk from our dock.
Discount rates available for Mercury customers: $14 for 1-3 hours or $15 for 3-4 hours of parking. Simply have your parking ticket stamped at the Mercury Box Office to receive the discount.
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.
Each ticket includes: General Admission for 1 person (3 years & older) and 1 dog to our farm excluding Animal Land. You'll also receive a sweet treat of an apple cider donut with your Dog Days Admission. Free hay wagon rides, unlimited selfies with pumpkins and apple trees, apple orchard walk-through (attached to pumpkin farm), and parking included.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLY ON THIS DATE; AT THE PINGREE GROVE LOCATION
If our animals are here at that point, there will be no dogs permitted on the Animal Land side of our farm. Join us for a fun day and as a reminder, please pick up after your pet. Dogs MUST remain on leash at all times. There will be water bowls and huge tent with picnic tables for shade breaks if needed.
These tickets will only be valid for Saturday, September 7th at the Pingree Grove location.
Additional $$ amenities: market for shopping, on-site cafe's, beer bin
$5 from every time goes to Animal House Shelter
REAL DOG MOMS