The Windy City is ushering in the winds of change - it's truly a city that's gone to the dogs! We know what you're thinking, Chicago is famous for its sweeping skylines, The Bears, and deep dish pizza. But now, Chicago is moving toward the top of the pet-friendliest cities list, and with a growing database of dog-friendly establishments and pup-specific events, it's not hard to believe that it'll make the top ten dog-friendliest places in the next few years.
This movement will only be further supported by Chicago's already established doggo organizations, shelters, societies, and rescues.
PAWS Chicago is one of the most popular in the city. The PAWS priority is to build, and continue to build, no-kill communities! They've helped reduce the number of pets killed in Chicago by over 80 percent. They even helped 5,125 pets find fur-ever homes in 2016 alone. Through adoption programs, fostering, spay and neuter procedures, and community engagements, PAWS is dedicated to reducing the number of pups killed every year!
Of course, other establishments like Chicago Canine Rescue, Lake Shore Animal Shelter, and the Anti-Cruelty Society are doing their part for the Chicago pups as well!
What's spookier than a pup on Halloween? A dressed-up pup on Halloween, and you can make that happen at the annual Spooky Pooch Parade! You and your bow-wow can join thousands of others in this pooch event at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by a beautiful backdrop, and hundreds of other haunting hounds, you and Fido can participate in a costume contest for the chance to win puppy-related prizes! Non-profit groups and doggo vendors will also be there so you and your pooch can shop around. Don't miss out on this pawsitively spook-tastic Chicago pup event!