Summer is a busy time at Orphans of the Storm®, and a great time to add a new member to your family! There are plenty of upcoming events where you can get to know some of the dogs available for adoption outside of the shelter, and hopefully find the perfect pooch for you!
- This Saturday, June 29 from 10am-1pm, Orphans of the Storm® will be at Community Resource Day with Senator Julie Morrison at 700 Osterman Avenue, Deerfield. Some of the dogs you’ll get to meet there are Stanley the Great Pyrenees, Kelly the Labrador Retriever, and sisters Bailey the Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix and Vienna the Puggle. Learn more about this weekend’s event here.
- Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with the Big Dog Show in downtown Highland Park from June 28-August 19. Artist Dale Rogers will be showcasing 22 eight-foot-tall sculptures of dogs (anyone remember Cows on Parade in downtown Chicago in 1999?), and local shelters including Orphans of the Storm® will be joining in the celebration by showcasing some of their dogs available for adoption. Learn more about the event here, and stay tuned for more specific dates of when Orphans of the Storm® dogs will be out and about in Highland Park again!
- The 7th annual Pooch Parade is happening Saturday, August 3 at 9am. This is the big summer fundraiser! There was a great turnout last year, and this year I might even bring Cooper to the festivities. You can find out more information about the event on the Orphans of the Storm® Facebook page and you can also create your very own online fundraising page here.
- For those of you thinking about adding a cat to your family, there’s a special event for that too! Feline Friends for Seniors is a new, weekly event that happens every Wednesday at the shelter. For people 65 years and older who adopt an adult cat (kittens not included), Orphans of the Storm® will waive the $90 adoption fee and discount the vaccination fee to $60–so you’re getting your new friend for life for only $60!
There’s no time like summertime to welcome a furry friend into your heart and your home!