The Second Annual Pet-A-Palooza Returns to Westminster Place on Grandparents Day

Pet-A-Palooza returns to Evanston’s Westminster Place for the second annual event. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be in attendance to kick-off the event. Below is a press release with more information:
EVANSTON,— Every dog has its day and the Second Annual Pet-A-Palooza  at Westminster Place retirement community on Grandparents’ Day, Sunday, September 7, 2014, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. might just be it for Evanston canines. Whether pretty, petite, performer or party animal, a pet parade and fun competitions will allow dogs and other pets to strut their stuff. This free event takes place on the Westminster Place campus of Presbyterian Homes at 3200 Grant Street. 
 
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will offer opening remarks at 1:15 p.m., followed by a blessing of the animals by Chaplain Janet Aldridge and the kick-off of the pet parade. New to this year’s Pet-A-Palooza is a petting zoo featuring rabbits, ducks, llamas, goats, sheep and other barnyard animals
 
Grandparents, grandkids and granddogs can celebrate Grandparents’ Day, also on Sunday, September 7, by attending Pet-A-Palooza and shopping at the pet products vendor market or adopting a dog or kitten from Orphans of the Storm, C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Rescue Effort) and As Good As Gold Golden Retriever Rescue groups. A raffle will take place featuring prizes donated by area businesses. Last year’s Pet-A-Palooza saw an attendance of more than 300 people from Westminster Place and the local community. 
 
Other attractions include crafts for kids, massage for dogs from the Chicago School of Canine Massage and a dog obedience demonstration by Sit Means Sit Dog Training. Local restaurant Little Island will be supplying the hot dogs and other refreshments for purchase.
Pets must be on a leash, have a current rabies immunization, and be in good health. Pet owners are responsible for their pet’s actions and must clean up after them (bags supplied). Please stop at the registration desk to participate in the pet parade and contests.  For more information, please contact Debbie Seiller at 847-570-3439.

 

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