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The Paws in the Park Walk & Pet Fest is our exciting family, pet-friendly event where you can bring your dog(s) and enjoy a day of fun at Emricson Park in Woodstock! Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day with many vendors, food, walk around a nature path, games and prizes, pet blessing, raffles, and more! You’ll also get a chance to meet a few of our shelter dogs that are available for adoption.Find out more
Come to this FREE event if you love cats or want to know more about felines in general. Goody bags will be given to the first 75 people and there will also be tours of the facility, seminars, raffles refreshments and more.
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Helping Paws Animal Shelter
Kristin Sarrell’s from Bentley’s PETstuff on
“The Truth About Feeding Your Cat” at 1:30 pm
Dr. Liz Kismartoni DVM, MPH, CVSMT, CCRP, CVA on
“Caring for the Older Cat” at 2:45 pm
We will also have “Cat Hacks” – Demonstrations of Tips, Tricks and Ideas for enriching […]Find out more
Raise your glass and help the animals at our 3rd annual Paw Crawl. Similar to a pub crawl, our Paw Crawl will have all bars and restaurants within walking (or crawling) distance. Must be 21 or older to attend this event. You can also purchase tickets for the Dining Through Woodstock basket raffle and 50/50 raffle throughout the evening. Registered participants will receive an exclusive Paw Crawl t-shirt and 5 tokens to be used at any of the participating bars and restaurants who are part of the event.Find out more
Nature’s Feed and Fur the Love of Dogs are hosting this fun and educational adoption event for the entire family!
- Nail clipping for donations
- Low Cost Microchipping
- Animal Vendors
- Animal Caricatures by local artist
- Goody Bags
- See some of Helping Paws’ adoptable dogs!
Nature’s Feed is hosting a Halloween photo event for your fur kids!!
- Costume Contest – Most likes on Facebook WINS a special gift!
- Donations requested to benefit Helping Paws
- FREE trick or treat with every photo donation
- Light Snacks will be offered
Free to the public.
AUTUMN DRIVE IS A FALL TRADITION IN MCHENRY COUNTY WITH TREASURES AT EVERY TURN.
What is Autumn Drive? It’s steam rising from an old-fashioned kettle corn popper. It’s a rainbow of potted mums on the roadside. It’s tables dotted with vintage wares and handmade goods. It’s tents brimming with the colors and flavors of fall. It’s artist studios and family farms opening their doors. And it’s you!
Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, set your GPS to 16105 Garden Valley Road in Woodstock […]Find out more
This is our 10th annual event for runners and walkers of all ages who want to help the animals. Panting for Paws starts off with a 1 Mile Fun Run and then the 5K (just 3.1 miles) along a scenic, crushed limestone path at Lippold Park. This race is CARA certified. After you run or walk, grab some coffee or hot chocolate and snacks donated by local businesses, visit with some of our sponsors and vendors, and see some of our wonderful dogs available for adoption.Find out more