The 5th Annual Fall Harvest Pooch Costume Contest and Parade at AppleFest. An amazingly fun opportunity to parade your special pooch in front of our judges in hope of winning great prizes and bragging rights to The Lincoln Square Pooch Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to all the amazing Winners of the Urban Pooch Canine Life Center HOWL-O-WEEN Costume Contest! Check out all the winners by category.
What an incredible morning it was at AppleFest this year.
We had a very large crowd and so many creative pooches and parents that dressed up to entertain all the kids and adults alike! WOW.
Our winners are below in the group photos – and we’ll also feature photos below of each individually.
This weekend is Chicago’s annual “Air & Water Show” along the lakefront.
The Blue Angels who were absent from last year’s show will be back this year. These jets create sudden & piercing noises especially from the sonic booms flying up and down the lakefront and over The North Side of Chicago.
You can clearly hear the jets inside of most houses and all around the neighborhoods.
The show runs Friday through Sunday with the loud jet and sonic boom noises, which can create high anxiety and stress in many pooches with all of the loud noises coming from these jets.
While your pooch is at Urban Pooch – if they are bothered by the noises, we do our best to comfort them and often turn on our exhaust fans which muffle these outside noises, often helping to calm them down.
If you are searching for something to help calm your pooch down at home – We have a few different items which can help and can even be used in combination.
A part of Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Pride Week activities since 1982, Proud To Run (PTR) is an annual 10K run & 5K run/walk focused on celebrating pride in a healthy way and raising funds to support the greater Chicago area LGBTQI&A community. In 2013 they had a record turnout of more than 1,600 registrants. Overall, more than 2,200 people participated in last year’s event by running, walking, volunteering and sponsoring.