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Save-a-Pet is located in Grayslake, IL and is one of the main animal rescue shelters in the area for homeless cats and dogs. They are a no-kill shelter and one of the largest facilities in Lake County. They take no-kill one step further than most and never temperament test any of their dogs or cats. 

They have helped have over 61,000 dogs and cats since they have opened their doors - it is simply pawtastic! They will do whatever it takes to rehome an animal, so they really live up to their mantra, "Help, Heal, Home." 

They value their community and make it one of their priorities to lead classes and educational programs that help teach community members about responsible pet guardianship and the importance of spaying and neutering your animals. They also host a ton of events throughout the year to raise funds to take care of the animals that come to their shelter. Halloween parties, fundraising and adoption days, and pet festivals are just a few of their most popular community involvement events.

Another popular and large adoption center in Lake County is the Lake County Humane Society and Animal Education and Rescue. They are a non-profit organization that are special because they not only find loving homes for homeless pets but they also put a huge portion of their efforts into helping the community through their numerous main educational programs. 

They have humane investigations, a community outreach programs that help low-income communities take care of their pets properly, a community pet therapy program, and an education program that teaches children proper pet care and treatment.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Grayslake

  • Admission FREE!
    Month December
    Duration 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    #1 Pictures with Santa

    Pictures with Santa is a yearly event that is hosted by Save-a-Pet. The event takes place at the shop Pet Stuff and you can bring your pup to get their holiday picture taken with Santa Clause! They also have a free raffle you can enter to win a holiday gift basket full of goodies and treats for your furry best friend. This is a free event, but donations are suggested as they all go to help save an animals life at Save-a-Pet!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month October
    Duration 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    #2 Howl-O-Ween Fest at Hawthorn Gardens

    This event is also hosted by Save-a-Pet. It's a spooky and fun Halloween event meant just for your cute little pooch! There will be a parade and a costume contest for your dog to partake in. The winner will receive an awesome prize pack that includes a Hawthorne Gardens gift card. However, all participants and their humans receive a special goodie bag just for attending the event. Don't miss out on this spooktacular day!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month August
    Duration 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    #3 Dog Wash

    This annual dog wash event helps benefit the Save-a-Life animal shelter. It takes place at Hawthorne Gardens and all proceeds go to the shelter to save cats' and dogs' lives and provide them with food and medical treatment. Bring out your pup for the day and give them a fun doggy bath outside with a bunch of other pups! Participants and their dogs will receive a coupon for some delicious dog treats at Hawthorn Gardens. This event typically happens in August. Donations are expected.
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  • Admission $50.00
    Month May

    #4 Portraits for Possibility: Puppies in the Park

    If you want to get some reasonably priced family portraits with your favorite dog(s) taken by a talented professional photographer, check out this annual picture-taking event! Mini sessions cost $50 and the session fee plus 10% of your will be donated to Save-a-Pet rescue shelter. This is the perfect way to update your family pictures, highlight your love for your fur baby, and support the lives of homeless pets! Check back for dates.
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month July

    #5 Dog Days Of Summer

    Going for over ten years, be sure to check out the annual Dog Days of Summer event! There is a 3-day dog jumping competition, tons of other dog-oriented activities and events for your dog to partake in, and more than 30 vendors selling a wide variety of food, dog items, and things for their humans as well. There will also be a dog parade, dog yoga, K9 demonstrations, and doggy Frisbee! This is a dog-centered, fun-filled event for your BFF.
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