event round-up: October

It’s Friday kids, and while the week was short, it wasn’t without it struggles. But it’s the weekend and I’m off to Minneapolis so let’s stay positive, shall we?

There is a lot going on in the rescue world and with the weather turning chillier (maybe?) there’s a lot to keep you busy. I’ve rounded up some events happening here in Chicago but as always, let me know if you have any events I should add!

Also, don’t forget to sign up for yoga tonight! We have a few spots left so grab your ticket now or at the door. Proceeds go directly to Famous Fido Rescue and you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle. Snacks and wine will also be served because you gotta detox to retox (amirite?!) so buy your tickets now. Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 13 – Downward Dogs for Famous Fido
CorePower Yoga Lincoln Park, 959 West Webster Avenue, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
I’ve already gone over this, but join me and some of my favorite influencers as we get our zen on. Every penny goes straight to Famous Fido so get there! Tickets here.

Saturday, October 14 – Hoppin’ Cats
656 W. Barry Ave, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Live music, swing dance lessons and raising money for Grass Roots Animal Rescue? Sign me up. No seriously, I want to go to this. Tickets here.

Sunday, October 15 – Love a Lab for Life
Maggiano’s Schaumburg, 1901 Woodfield Rd, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join Chicagoland Lab Rescue for a silent auction, appetizers and a good time while supporting a fantastic mission. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Saturday, October 21 – Silver Paws 2017 Play Ball
Chicago Mariott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Blvd, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Last year, Silver Paws Gala raised more than $130,000 for Young at Heart senior dog rescue. Live music, dinner, a wine pull, and photobooth are all part of the fun! Tickets here.

Sunday, October 22 – Pups and Pins
Poplar Creek Bowl, 2354 West Higgins Road, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
This fun, Halloween-themed, family-friendly event will have something for everyone, all while raising money for a very worthy cause! Entry fee includes two games of bowling, bowling shoes, and an hour of unlimited pizza and pop. Tickets available here.

Sunday, October 22 – Stand Up for Pits
The Laugh Factory, 3175 Broadway St. 7:30 p.m.
If you enjoy stand up comedy and like dogs (if you don’t you’re a monster) then buy your tickets now to this annual fundraiser benefitting Safe Humane Chicago. Tickets here.

Thursday, October 26 – Howl-O-Ween Pup Portraits
1 N. Lasalle St., 25th Floor, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Drinks, light apps, and oh yeah, costumed pet photography are all highlights of this event benefitting PAWS Chicago. Buy tickets here.

Saturday, October 28 – Pet Costume Show and Adoption Event
The Promenade Boiingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, 3:00 -5:00 p.m.
If you’re competitive, this is the event for you. Enter your pup into the costume contest for a chance to win a prize and then meet all the adoptable pups at the event. Proceeds are donated to Naperville Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased here.

Sunday, November 5 – Lucypawlooza
To our neighbors to the North, this one is for you! Attend this year’s Wisconsin Humane Society’s fundraiser featuring live music, food, and raffles, proceeds will help to build their new center! Tickets here.

Saturday, November 11 – Hero Bingo
Windy City Fieldhouse, 2367 West Logan Boulevard, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
War Dogs Making it Home is honoring its Veterans with a little F-U-Ndraiser to help support Veterans with PTSD and their rescued service dogs. Buy tickets here.

Saturday, November 11 – Strikes and Spares for Strays
Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Three games of bowling, shoes and a pizza sounds like a Saturday night to me. Sign up now to attend and raise money for Treasured Animal Rescue. Tickets here.

Friday, November 17 – A Pittie Affair
Ignite Glass Studios, 401 North Armour Street, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Speaking of baseball in October, join Players for Pits at their annual gala which helps support pittie mixes here in Chicago. Might even get to meet some ball players! Tickets here.

You guys, so many fun activities! I personally can’t wait to attend a few of these myself because how fun!? Got a little something for everyone so no excuses, get out there and support your local shelters!

Got an event to add? Have a favorite type of event that you’d like to attend? Let me know in the comments below!


I know how much you all like your happy endings and this week we have one!
But first, meet D-ogee (pronounced D-O-G) is such a sweet pup who would do well in a home willing to put in the time to train an energetic puppy. He’s full of love and kisses (see below) and has the most dreamy eyes (again see below). For more information on D-ogee, click here.


Okay, happy time! Meet Balto, I mean how cute is he? He is such a little love bug and highly food motivated that I know he’s having a great time in his new forever home. Congrats Balto!


I told you I loved a Victorian collar and here is proof. I have been dying to show this shirt off because it’s constantly on rotation and perfect for fall. I bought it while on vacation in Copenhagen and love it. I paired it with simple black jeans and my favorite booties. Shop similar items below!


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