Pit Bull Mix Rescue Dog

event round-up: August

Coming at you on this beautiful Tuesday from sunny Michigan. My office walls have been replaced by patio furniture and the cityscape by white sand beaches. I won’t rub it in anymore, but I’m thoroughly enjoying this needed escape.

As I explained in this post, I’m working hard on this blog and I want to do big thaaangs with it. I don’t need to talk more about it, but let’s just say there’s a constant stream of things that need to get done. I don’t mean to hem and haw about how necessary vacation is because it’s necessary for everyone.

This post is short and sweet because there are so many events to get out and do, including three that yours truly is attending/hosting. The summer is coming to an end, but there’s no need to slow down on all the fun things happening in Chicago! Below is a list of events happening in and around the city, make sure to check one out!

Clear the Shelters Day – August 19
You Guys, this is the day of all days!! If you’ve been thinking about adopting a pup or cat, this is the day to do it. All adoption fees are waived courtesy of NBC Universal, PetCo and VIP Pet Care. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing lines out the door at shelters on these days! For a full list of participating shelters, click here.

Golfing with Giants – August 13
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, 7671 Clubhouse Drive – 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.
If you like to golf and love big dogs, I think you might enjoy this event. Just Giants is putting together their 2nd annual golf outing which will include a raffle, prizes, and an open bar. I’ll be going and I hope to see you there! To register, click here.

Putts for Pups – August 19
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, 12:00 p.m.
The second golf outing of the month to benefit Chicagoland Dog Rescue. Whether you want to golf, hang, or both, purchase your ticket today. Can’t attend? You are welcome to purchase 50/50 or grand prize raffle tickets without being present. For more details, click here.

Orange Theory Benefitting Alive Rescue – August 20
OrangeTheory Lincoln Park, 2209 N Halsted, 1-3:30 p.m.
If sweating out the weekend’s indulgences is up your alley, attend this fitness class with all and help support Alive Rescue! Get your sweat on and then enjoy refreshments and a raffle. You’ll leave feeling good inside and out. Register here!

*Doggy Fashion Show + Pet Adoption Event – August 23
Talbott Hotel, 20 E. Delaware Place – 6-9 p.m.
The Talbott hotel is hosting a fashion show for dogs to strut their stuff. Tickets are free with a portion of proceeds from the food and drink purchases donated to One Tail at a Time. Oh, did I mention there’s a really cool host? I will be there talking all about the dogs available for adoption and introducing the canine models. It’s going to be a great time! No need to RSVP, just come and enjoy yourself.

Shop for a Cause – August 24
Rebecca Minkoff, 106 E. Oak St – 6-8 p.m.
Sipping on Champagne, shopping the latest styles, getting a discount AND donating to the Anti-Cruelty Society? Yea, I think that’s a win/win/win/win. Join me and some furry friends at the store for a night of fun and fashion for a cause. To RSVP, simply email your name to ChicagoEvents@rebeccaminkoff.com. Don’t miss out!

Catzilla 5: A Cat Fest – August 25/26
Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston – 8 p.m.
I’ve never been to a cabaret show, but this might have to be my first. A show of performers with a cat theme? Sounds kinda awesome to me. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Harmony House Chicago and seats are limited so buy your ticket today.

*All Paws on Deck Chicago Boat Cruise – August 26
Island Party Hut, 355 Chicago Riverwalk – 3-6 p.m.
Join Fetching Tails Foundation on the Hawaiian GrandLuau party boat and enjoy the best that Summertime Chi has to offer. Sip and eat goodies all while cruising around Lake Michigan, swimsuit encouraged!

A Pour for a Paw – August 31
Fremont Chicago, 15 W Illinois St – 5-8 p.m.
Happy hours are always a good time, but add a good cause in there and you’ve got yourself a great time. There will be an open bar, free appetizers, and a raffle so you most certainly won’t want to miss out.

*Dog-friendly events, may have to purchase an additional ticket.

What a list! If you have an event to add, please let me know. I want to include as many as possible in these round-ups and get people out doing fun things for good!

August will be a busy month for me, but I’m so looking forward to all of it. Will you be at any of the events? Let me know if the comments below!


I love when I can share happy updates! Both of these two lovebugs have found their forever home and really, I’m not surprised.

Buttercup was just a big sweetie and wanted all the love. I was more than happy to give it to her. She is a lab mix and is happily in her forever home!

Pinky is a spunky and affectionate girl who wanted to be my bff. I obviously let her. She would lean right against me and demand pets, which I had to oblige. Congrats to you Pinky, your new family is the lucky one!


Another day, another favorite piece from Sara Rose, my favorite (Peta approved!) local store with serious #girlgang power. I was originally given this top to wear with the black skirt, but after trying it with these pants, I couldn’t pass on the Miami vibes. Real talk: I hate white jeans. They never quite fit exactly how I’d like them to, but these actually are beyond comfortable. I got them on major discount at Anthro and loved the way the felt. I upped the entire ante with my current obsession, these shoes. I’ve had them for quite some time and have been saving them for the right post. The clear strap and nude ankle tie just seemed like the perfect way to bring the outfit to its full Miami Vice potential.
Top linked above and you can shop the look and similar styles below.


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