Winston’s veterinary office is hosting an adoption event Saturday – if you live in Chicago be sure to check it out!!!
Winston - my adorable rescue pup
Animal Medical Center of Chicago is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Chicago Canine Rescue to find 15 loveable dogs new homes. Come visit all the dogs at our hospital (1618 W Diversey) from 2:30-5:00pm on Saturday 3/5. Everyone is welcome to attend and any help in getting the word out will be greatly appreciated. Feel free to repost the event flyer or link to event, listed below.
Link to event flyer: http://animalmedicalcenterofchicago.com/forms/heart.pdf
Link to Chicago Canine Rescue: http://chicagocaninerescue.org/
Every year, millions of people consider adopting a shelter dog or cat, but many don’t follow through because they assume there’s something wrong with shelter pets. So let’s show them how wonderful shelter pets really are!
Join The Shelter Pet Project in asking animal lovers to post to Facebook telling the world about a great shelter pet you’ve known and loved.
Share your pet’s name and story, your favorite memories, or how you met and fell in love with your shelter pet. Just be sure to tag The Shelter Pet Project in your post, or come over and post it to our wall, or both.
- Make a status update.
- Share a photo.
- Link to a blog post or website about the pet
- Send a Tweet to your followers
Photo taken by our awesome wedding photographer - Kelly Sweet
This is my little Wins-man. Eric and I adopted our little angel Winston just over five years ago from the Los Angeles County Shelter in Baldwin Park after he’d been found on the streets of Azusa. He was only about 3-4 months old and was terribly sick with kennel cough. When I first met him he was back in the corner of his cage and wouldn’t come to the front. The little girl who was a similar age and size was full of life, playful and super sweet but I found that she already had 2 people on her waiting list (at that shelter they spay/neuter after one person shows interest in adopting but allows one other person to be on the list just in case the first person doesn’t take the dog after all). Winston however only had one person on his list, so I figured I’d put my name down and if he even were to come available (providing that other family didn’t take him), then I’d go back to play with him and make a decision. Five days later I called and Winston was mine for the taking. I hopped in the car for the one hour drive out to Baldwin Park, feeling reserved about meeting with this little guy who had not even looked in my direction at our first encounter. When I arrived I walked up to his cage where he stood on his hind legs, up against the chain link fence whimpering and yelping. I took one look at him, stuck a few fingers through the fence to touch his nose and told him I’d be back in a flash. I just KNEW he was the one for me. I seriously didn’t even take the time to have a worker pull him out to get to know him. I just HAD to rescue him as fast as I could. While inside I discovered he’d been sick and apparently it started the day I’d first met him – which explains why he wouldn’t even get up to greet me – he was feeling miserable! Unfortunately it was a rough start for him but after a couple of weeks we nursed him to health. His little five pound body quickly grew bigger and stronger. Winston is the sweetest little guy. Every day when I get home from work I sit on the couch while he covers me in kisses and snuggles up close making me feel so glad to be home. We’re so blessed to have him in our lives. If you haven’t already discovered the unconditional love of a shelter dog, I highly suggest you do. There are far too many dogs and cats in shelters that desperately need homes. Opt to adopt – please don’t buy a dog from a breeder and especially not a pet store!
This is an awesome event which raises a lot of money and awarness for PAWS Chicago which I am a big supporter of
About the Event
Support PAWS Chicago’s mission to build a No Kill city by running or walking for homeless animals. Bring the whole family to participate in the child and pet-friendly walk, or compete against the clock in the 8K Run.
This annual event is extremely important to raising funds for PAWS Chicago’s life-saving programs.
PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is the city’s largest No Kill humane organization. Through a solution based approach to animal welfare, PAWS Chicago has placed Chicago on track to become a No Kill city where pets are no longer destroyed because they are homeless. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless pets euthanized per year has dropped from 42,561 to 19,288 – more than a 50 percent decrease!
Collect pledges and win prizes! Every dollar you raise goes directly to the animals.
View the PAWS Chicago Run for Their Lives Sponsorship Packet
Register in advance or day of event!
Children (12 and under): $25
Event Day Registration
Children (12 and under): $30
Dogs are welcome to join their families to participate in the 4K walk!
- Rain or shine, the 8K Run and 4K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor.
- The run and walk will take place along Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan.
- If your pet cannot join you, bring a photo of him or her and a PAWS Chicago volunteer will make a button for you to wear.
- First, second and third place male and female 8K runners will each win $250, $100 and $50 respectively. The top three winners in each age group will also receive awards.
- All participants will receive a Run for Their Lives t-shirt and enjoy complimentary food, beverages and other freebies at booths hosted by event sponsors.
- Prizes will be awarded to three winners of the Howl-o-ween costume contest, the annual dog dress-up competition!
- The Canine Carnival will include an agility course hosted by K-9 University, complimentary pet massages, an on-site animal communicator and more!
Need More Information?
Please contact Christine Witte at 773-890-5118 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
View the PAWS Chicago Run for Their Lives Sponsorship Packet