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"A home for every dog." This is the exact statement you will find when you go to the website of the Wishbone Canine Rescue, located in Bloomington. Since 2010, this non-profit rescue has prided itself on keeping each dog safe that comes through their doors. In order to do this, they rely on help from the surrounding communities to keep their doors open. They accept donations online through their site and you can also donate your time by volunteering to help out with different positions at the shelter. Another way you are able to assist this organization is to foster a dog that may need some help getting back up on its paws. They accept applications online for these positions. 

This shelter follows a no-kill philosophy. What this means is that they will help any dog they can within their power. The Wishbone Canine Rescue team strives to do their absolute best to maintain a high quality of life for each animal brought in. They only use euthanasia as a final option if a dog is in too much pain, whether physically or emotionally. 

This brilliant facility is located at 2020 Bunn Street and has a fur-tastic relationship with the local community. This shelter has limited open hours in order to save money and give the dogs in their rescue the best treatment possible. With this, they are able to cut high costs for medical care for low-income families. Wishbone takes care of the animals in their facility, and in return, the community keeps their doors open. If you find yourself nearby, take a look at this wagging great place!

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Bloomington

  • Admission $35.00
    Month October
    Duration 9:00 am Onward

    #1 5K-9 Run and Walk

    Each year, in conjunction with the Wishbone Canine Rescue, the city of Bloomington holds a 5K-9 run and walk. Held in the fall, this is the perfect pup-pertunity to grab your canine companion and head out for a great event! The race is held at Union Park earlier in the morning. You are able to preregister on their website for a lower cost or just sign up on the day of. Keep in mind you do need to pay a registration fee for Fido as well. After the event, be sure to hang around for their Halloween Costume Contest. You do not need to participate in the race to compete! Check out the online webpage for more details surrounding this fetching event!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month October
    Duration 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

    #2 Pet Costume Contest

    If you are out and about looking for a scary good event to take your pupper to, be sure to stop on by That Dapper Pet Boutique and Grooming Spa. The reason to check this place out? They hold an annual Pet Costume Contest that is open to any and all pet owners and their spooky pooches! This event provides free food for pets and humans alike. This event also has a bake sale where all proceeds made will go towards helping out the Wishbone Canine Rescue. That Dapper Pet is located at 416 North Main Street for your convenience, so be sure to dress up your pup and have a Happy Howl-O-Ween!
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  • Admission $30.00
    Month November
    Duration 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

    #3 Christmas Photo Event

    That Dapper Pet Boutique, previously mentioned, is home to numerous events for dogs held throughout the year. One of their most successful events is the Christmas Photo Event! This event is held annually inside of the boutique and is a great way to make jolly good memories with your pooch. This event is highly successful and space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance. They do require a non-refundable deposit due to the high demand of getting a picture with Santa. If you have any feline friends in your family, they are welcomed as well!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month August
    Duration 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

    #4 Healthy Pet Expo

    Just a stone's throw away from Bloomington, you will find Normal, IL. This city holds an annual event called the Bloomington/Normal Healthy Pet Expo! This event is held at the Humane Society of Central Illinois and is provided as an experience to pet owners and their fluffy companions to show you the best way to care for your friend while also having a fur-tastic time. This event has more than 20 vendors for you and your pup to check out while visiting. While there, make sure to participate in the different activities they will be holding!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Daily Hours Vary

    #5 Dog-Friendly Dining

    After a nice long walk with your pooch, you may find yourself quite famished. Unlike some cities, Bloomington is home to a vast amount of restaurants that offer dog-friendly seating. One popular option is Anju Above, which is located at 220 East Front Street. This restaurant offers 6 pet-friendly tables on their outdoor patio! This means that while you scarf down some food, your pupper can join you at your table. The Asian eatery has a fantastic menu for you to indulge in while your canine companion hangs out by your side, so grab your pup and head over to this fur-tastic establishment!
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