Events

Feb
16
Fri
PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend @ Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day
PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend @ Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart | Chicago | Illinois | United States

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

February 16-18, 2018
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

During the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, you’ll find dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, and rabbits all in need of a lifelong loving home. Join us during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend at the Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart (1101 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607) and find unconditional love and inspire others to adopt their best friend by sharing your adoption story on social media using #iadopted.

Feb
21
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

Feb
22
Thu
Pour Your Heart Out @ Union League Club of Chicago
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Pour Your Heart Out Wine, Beer, and Spirit Tasting is back by popular demand!

The evening will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the historic Union League Club of Chicago in the elegant Crystal ballroom from 5:30-8:30 p.m.Guests will sample an array of wine, beer, and cocktails while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a wine pull, and a raffle prize table with one-of-a-kind items.

Don’t miss out on this evening benefitting the homeless, sick, and injured animals The Anti-Cruelty Society cares for 365 days a year. Thank you for your commitment to helping us provide animals the best possible care they deserve.

Please dress business casual. Jeans are not permitted in the Union League Club.

Canine Good Citizen Testing @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get your dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen! The AKC Canine Good Citizen test includes a series of ten evaluations that will test your dog’s self-control and training skills in everyday settings. All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines and other health care procedures. There is no age limit for the CGC test. A dog is never too old to be a good citizen. Puppies who have completed all immunizations and boosters may be tested, however, because we know that behavior and temperament can change over time, when puppies pass the CGC test, owners should have them re-tested as adults. The cost for the CGC test is $10. Please click here for more information on the AKC Canine Good Citizen program and test.

Mar
4
Sun
Pet First Aid & CPR @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you plan on working with other people’s pets for a living as a dog walker, groomer, or staff member at a boarding facility? Do you have pets at home and want to be prepared in case of an emergency? We can help. This course will cover pet first aid and CPR techniques. The emphasis will be on cats and dogs, and life-sized mannequins will be used to mimic working with real animals. Please do not bring your pet to class. The course length is 3 hours, and the fee is $50.

Pre-registration is required. Class sizes are limited. For more information call (312) 644-8338 ext. 8098 or e-mail education@anticruelty.org. The $50 course fee must be made prior to the class date.

Register here!

Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation at the door. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cats-n-mats-tickets-43092749574
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Mar
6
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Mar
15
Thu
Chipotle Day
Mar 15 all-day
Mmm burritos! Join The Anti-Cruelty Society as we partner with Chipotle for an all-day citywide fundraiser on Thursday, March 15th. The Society will receive 50% of the proceeds per meal purchased from that day as long as you mention The Anti-Cruelty Society to the cashier at checkout. Click (here) to see a list of all participating Chipotle’s and help us save more animals!
 
For more information please email events@anticruelty.org
Mar
21
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

Apr
1
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Apr
3
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Apr
18
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

Apr
28
Sat
Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018, Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan Loehr, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will present a two-day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and the most effective behavior modification techniques to use with aggressive dogs.

Attendees will learn the skills needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases.

  • Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs?
  • Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills?
  • Do you want to add more to your toolbox in modifying behavior in aggressive dogs?

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe.

Learn more here.

Apr
29
Sun
Aggression in Dogs – Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018, Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan Loehr, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC will present a two-day workshop on safety, defensive handling, and the most effective behavior modification techniques to use with aggressive dogs.

Attendees will learn the skills needed before working with aggressive dogs, gain hands-on experience in defensive handling and leash skills, and see videos of behavior modification in aggression cases.

  • Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs?
  • Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills?
  • Do you want to add more to your toolbox in modifying behavior in aggressive dogs?

This workshop is open to all trainers, behavior consultants, veterinarians, shelter staff, or anyone interested in learning more about dog aggression and how to stay safe.

Learn more here.

May
1
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


May
6
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
May
16
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

Jun
3
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Jun
5
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Jul
1
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Jul
3
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Aug
5
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Aug
7
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Sep
2
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Sep
4
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Oct
2
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Oct
7
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Nov
4
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!
Nov
6
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.


Dec
2
Sun
Cats & Mats @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Education & Training Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • When: First Sunday of every month – first one will be on March 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  •  Attendance cap: 25 people for the conference room only, 45 people for auditorium & conference room.
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!

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