Upcoming Dog-Friendly Events in Chicago

Dog-Friendly Events in Chicago - K9U

Temperatures in Chicago are heating up. It’s the perfect time to think about dog-friendly events you can attend with your furry companion. Both you and your dog will have the opportunity to socialize with others and get some much-needed fresh air and exercise.

Several dog-friendly events take place throughout Chicago. To save you from scouring the internet, we have compiled several choice events into one article. Which will you attend?

The Benefits of Attending Dog-Friendly Events in Chicago

For Your Dog:

  • Socialize with Other Dogs: Dogs can interact with other pups to learn social skills and develop healthy relationships that minimize behavioral issues.
  • Physical Exercise: Dog-friendly events encourage dogs to engage in physical activity that prevents obesity and related conditions like heart disease and arthritis.
  • Mental Stimulation: Canines that attend dog-friendly events can enjoy mental stimulation which relieves boredom and prevents them from acting out. It also sharpens their minds, so they are more receptive to training.

For You:

  • Socialize with Others: You will meet other dog owners and learn about ownership challenges and solutions. You may even develop friendships outside of the dog circuit.
  • Develop a Bond with your Dog: Engaging in activities with your dog strengthens your bond. It enhances the emotional connection between the dog and the owner.
  • Philanthropic Endeavors: Many dog-friendly events support philanthropic causes that you can learn about and donate to.

Dog-Friendly Events in Chicago

Upcoming Dog-Friendly Events in Chicago

Furry Friends Love and Comfort Day

March 9

Epic Art House
1850 N Western Ave.

What better way to escape the stresses of everyday life than to view art and hang out with dogs? Furry Friends Love and Love and Comfort Day is a great way to engage in creative activities while enjoying the Epic Art House vibe. The organization offers a safe place for creativity and community.

The event runs from 2-4 PM. Admission is free, but you can confirm attendance and make gift donations online. It is brought to you by Epic Art House in partnership with @ComfortDogs.

K9 University’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 23

K9 University
2945 W. Lake St.

Mark your calendars for K9 University’s second annual Easter egg hunt. Puppies can enjoy open play from 10 AM to 11 AM. Dogs’ open play takes place from 12 PM to 1 PM. Your pups can sniff out treats hidden inside colored eggs and socialize with other dogs.

Owners can purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a Doggie Easter Basket.

The event is free. You can book reservations online. Contact us at 773-533-5959 or email us at k9u@k9uchicago.com if you have any questions.

Lane Vet Anniversary Party & Photos with the Easter Bunny

March 24

Lane Veterinary
101 W Chestnut Hinsdale

Join Lane Veterinary as they celebrate their first anniversary. Live Like Roo Foundation, a non-profit that raises funds for pet owners with dogs with cancer, will join the celebration. The event will feature local vendors, raffles, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

The event is free to attend, but you must purchase a ticket for Easter Bunny photos. The organization recommends you purchase tickets before the event. The celebration runs from 12-3 PM.

Problem Solving Seminar for Dogs & Owners with Jeff & Joelle

April 27-28

15 minutes west of Downtown Chicago- exact location to be given out 1-2 weeks before the seminar

This two-day Problem Solving seminar for Dogs offers hope for dog owners dealing with aggressive dogs. Jeff and Joelle focus on issues like leash pulling, nipping, jumping on people, aggression, nervousness, fear, and other behavioral issues. The couple has successfully led over 300 sold-out dog training programs worldwide.

Dogs and owners are welcome. Lunch and snacks are included. Tickets can be purchased online. Prices vary depending on ticket type.

Laws & Paws

April 30

Wicker Park Field
1425 N Damen

Ankin Law Office, LLC is teaming up with the Wicker Park Advisory Council for the Laws & Paws event. Dog owners can gather In the Wicker Park Field adjacent to the Wicker Park Dog Park from 10 AM to 12 PM to learn about dog safety, dog insurance, and the ramifications of dog bites.

The first 100 guests will be given dog walking safety lights that attach to a collar. The collar must be picked up in person at the event by 6 PM. The event is free to attend, no tickets are necessary.

K9U Looks Forward to Seeing You and Your Pup at a Chicago Dog-Friendly Event

K9U hopes you enjoy a fulfilling spring and summer with your furry friend. In addition to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, we also offer dog daycare, dog training, and dog grooming. If you are planning a trip in the coming seasons, we offer dog boarding services that will put both dog and owner at ease.

Contact us to learn more about our services and events. We hope to see you and your pup out at one of Chicago’s dog-friendly events.