Sunday, September 5
Dog Wash at Whole Foods Market South Evanston, 1111 W. Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Get your dog bathed at Red Door's Dog Wash. Dog washes are $10 ( including a towel dry ) , all of which goes directly to the animals at the Red Door shelter. Is your dog water-phobic? Get a cleaning spritz and a quick brushing for $5.
Friday, September 10
Good Luck Martini Bar at Mars Gallery
1139 W. Fulton Market
Change the animals' luck by stopping in at Mars Gallery's opening for artist Kevin Luthardt. The gallery opening is free, but all proceeds from the Martini Bar will benefit the homeless animals at Red Door. Details: www.marsgallery.com .
Tuesday, September 15
Celebrity Rehab Bark-B-Que
Oak Street Beach, Chicago
5:30 p.m. ( RAIN DATE: Wed., September 16 )
Bring your dog to this end-of-summer celebration to help support the renovation and expansion of the Anti-Cruelty Society's dog rehabilitation center. $65 per person includes beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres for humans, treats and fresh cold water for the dogs. Dogs are always free! Reservations are required; no walk-ins will be accepted. For information or tickets, contact email@example.com
Saturday, September 18,
7th Annual Chicago Canine Rescue Mutt Strut
Southport Ave. and Newport Ave.
10 a.m. 1 p.m.
Family festival and fun walk. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 after Sept. 10. Children and dogs admitted free of charge. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-697-8848
4th Annual Ride or Stride for Rescues
Cook County Forest Preserve at the Bunker Hill picnic site in Skokie.
Join bikers, walkers, joggers and bladers who will be raising money to support ARFhouse Chicago. Choose a 15-mile bike ride or 5K walk, set up your personal fundraising page and get ready for fun! Four-legged friends can participate in the 5K walk and there will be a picnic brunch after your ride or stride with food, fun and prizes for both humans and dogs. arfhousechicago.org/ or 773-305-1960