Summer Fun with Adoptable Dogs!

Dog Days of Summer—a floatie-themed party provides an evening of fun to benefit homeless animals. 

CHICAGO—Stay cool this summer at The Anti-Cruelty Society first annual Dog Days of Summer fundraiser to benefit the 20,000 animals the Society cares for each year. Dog Days of Summer is a pool floatie-themed party featuring adoptable dogs from The Anti-Cruelty Society. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Formento’s Restaurant, 925 W. Randolph Street, Chicago.

Dog Days of Summer is THE summer party that includes music from DJ Step, cocktails, appetizers, raffle prizes, ice cream, as well as a meet and greet with Chicago Fire’s pro soccer player Jonathan Campbell. Guests will meet adoptable animals from The Anti-Cruelty Society as well!  All proceeds benefit the work of the Society to protect and care for animals and to help them find their forever homes. No animals owned by guests will be allowed at this event.

“This is a BYOF event as we encourage people to get into the groove bringing their own floatie—the crazier the better!” says Christine Natarelli, the Society’s Special Events Manager. “There will be something for everyone plus an opportunity to meet some of the Society’s dogs available for adoption.”

Advance registration is $30 or $35 with a floatie included. Tickets purchased at the door will be $40. For tickets or more information, visit All proceeds will benefit the thousands of animals The Anti-Cruelty Society helps yearly.

This event is sponsored by Forest Security Inc., Northwestern Mutual and Formento’s Restaurant.

About The Anti-Cruelty Society

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, our comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit or call (312) 644-8338.