Summer is almost here! The weather in Chicago is hitting that magical tipping point where everyone in the city seems to come alive and buzz with energy. The next few months are the time of year Chicagoans live for.  

This is also the time that local shelters throw fundraisers and host races to help off set the cost of caring for our furrier friends. Local businesses also open their doors to dogs and their owners, adding a little variety to your human heavy social life. If you and your four legged companion are active, check out the upcoming June events below for a way to enjoy the weather! 

  1. PAWS Chicago's Run for Their Lives 8k Run/4k Walk, June 14th at Montrose Harbor. The race starts at 9:00AM, the walk at 9:15AM and is four legged friendly. Registration costs are $25 for kids, $50 for adults with a tshirt included, or $125 VIP registration that includes a tshirt, sunglasses, a tote bag, pet bandana, PAWS mason jar, and VIP Lounge access. There will be adult beverages, a vacation getaway raffle, DJ's, food trucks, pet friendly vendors, and even an interactive agility course. As one of the largest and most well known events in Chicago, this is not an event to be missed!  
  2. Suds for Strays, Alive Rescue, June 13th at Doggy Style Pet Shop, 2023 W Division. Event runs from 11:00AM-4:00PM, and Alive volunteers will be on hand to wash, condition, and blow dry your furry friends, with optional ear cleaning. The cost is $20, and proceeds benefit the homeless dogs at Alive Rescue. Call 773.235.WOOF (9663) to reserve a time slot.  
  3. Paint Your Pet, AntiCruelty Society, June 7th from 1:00PM-4:00PM at 2900 N Lincoln Ave (Lakeview) and 1214 S Michigan Ave (South Loop).  Bring a picture of your pet to paint, with guidance from the masters at Bottle & Bottega. The event is BYOB, and you can register at  
  4. Doggie Ice Cream Social, Bentley's Corner Barkery, June 14th from 10:00AM-5:00PM at 1137 S Dearborn. Admission is free, and pups get a free doggie ice cream, complete with toppings bar! Summer accessories will also be available  
  5. Woofstock, The Road to Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet, June 27th from 12:00PM-5:00PM at Stadium Green on Soldier Field. Help Animal Planet Break the World Record for most adopted pups and their peers in one place. All you need is your pup and his/her papers. There are a few rules about immunizations and behavior requirements, but be sure to check out this one for the history books! Tickets are available for people with and without pets.  
  6. Court Case Dog Brunch & Wine Tasting, One Tail at a Time & Safe Humane Chicago, June 13th from 11:00AM-4:00PM at Taverna 750. Registration ranges from $45-$90 depending on if you would like to be seated, part of the brunch, part of the wine tasting, or both. This is the third annual brunch, and will feature a silent auction and a reveal of the next dog to join One Tail.  
  7. New Leash on Life's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, June 12th from 7:00PM-10:00PM at 1133 W Fulton Market. New Leash on Life is celebrating a decade of volunteers and dogs. General Admission is $55 and includes live music, appetizers, and two tickets for wine and beer on the first floor. VIP tickets are $100 and include access to the VIP with tickets for specialty cocktails, and access to the roof deck with live music and amazing skyline views.  

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