Swissôtel Chicago Offers Pampered Pets Getaway Package

Heading to Chicago with your four-legged friend? Check out the Swissôtel Chicago’s Pampered Pets Getaway: Upon check-in, the VIP (Very Important Pet) receives a special greeting and fresh baked dog biscuits. Pooches will be pampered with a 30-minute professional pet massage. Dogs are taken to a dog walk provided by the professional company Dogone! Everything […]

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade, Wilmette, IL, Oct. 24, 2009

“Spooktators” and canines in costume are invited to Chalet’s fourth annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Chalet gift certificates of $50 are awarded for winning costumes in the following categories: most creative, most humorous, best owner/dog look-a-like, most fashion forward and most breed appropriate. Each participant receives a photo with Fido and […]

Paws in the Park, Springfield, IL, Sept. 27, 2009

The Animal Protective League in Springfield, Illinois is hosting is second annual “Paws int he Park” dog walk-a-thon on Sept 27, 2009. Along with a prize for the most money raised, you’ll also find special celebrity-judged contests including: tallest dog smallest dog owner/pet look-alike best dressed pet best trick best yodel/howl When: Sunday, Sept. 27, […]

Chicago Now Home to 1st 24-Hour Emergency Pet Care Facility

On Sept. 1, 2009, Chicago’s first 24-hour emergency pet care facility opened at 3927 W. Belmont. Now Chicago’s approximately 1.6 million pets have access to 24-hour emergency medical attention – and ongoing hospitalization – should they fall victim to accident or illness. Animal Emergency & Treatment Center (AETC) is the only veterinary emergency and specialty […]

Dog-Toberfest, Berwyn, IL Sept. 11-12, 2009

Part of Berwyn’s 9th annual Oktoberfest which draws about 10,000 visitors, this event includes a special dog-friendly area: Dog-Toberfest. Look for a pet psychic, vendors, a caricature artist, musical performances and more at this festival presented by The Urban Mutt. A Good Cause: Donations at the event will go to help the Chicago Ridge Animal […]

PETCO’s National Chihuahua Races

It’s time for the annual PETCO National Chihuahua Races! Now in its fifth year, the event begins with seven regional competitions, culminating at the national championship race in New York City. There one tiny speedster will claim the first-place title and bragging rights as America’s fastest Chihuahua. This year the finals will sport a new […]

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cities Named by

If you’re making plans for a summer vacation and wondering where you and your dog will be welcome, check out the new list just released by, a great site that offers tons of information (and guidebooks) on traveling with your dog. The 2009 list of the top 10 dog-friendly destination cities in the United […]

Chicagoland Great American Mutt Show Planned for May

Mark your calendars for May 16, 2009, the date of the Third Annual Chicagoland Great American Mutt Show to be held in Berwyn, Illinois. The event features entertainment-based competitions for mixed breeds, rescue and all other dogs and promotes no-kill animal shelters in the Chicagoland area. Dogs of all types are welcome but only mixed […]