Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pets Are Like Family Mother’s Day

Chicago Pet Video enjoyed themselves at a fabulous Mother’s Day fundraiser event with Pets Are Like Family on Sunday, May 13th hosted at Trader Todd’s. Signature champagne cocktails, beer and soda and a full buffet of vegetarian and vegan appetizers were served all afternoon. There were quite a few activities taking place throughout the event, Krisers did the nail trimming, Kirby Pet Sitting did some manicures and Fetch Pet Care brought a ton of stuff they collected for the Pet Pantry while us at Chicago Pet Video, supplied ‘souvenir mother’s day photos’ for the families and their lovely pets.

Great prizes were raffled off and some awesome ‘swag bags’ were given to the first 25 guests and their pets. Overall the afternoon went really well – the moms were feelin’ the love on their special day. Pets Are Like Family is a social service organization helping Chicago pet parents have loving, responsible relationships with their pets by providing education, resources, counseling and referral services to keep pets with their families and avoid pet relinquishment.

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Perry to the Rescue

On Sunday, May 6th the Perry to the Rescue event was held at Chicago Party Animals. An awesome fundraiser was hosted for Annie’s Little Angel’s Small Breed Dog and Cat Rescue to help them continue the awesome work that they do. Over the course of the afternoon dogs received massages and nail clippings, while a Perry Dog clothing raffle took place as well as complimentary food and drinks for the guests. The dogs seemed to enjoy the opportunity to come relax, get a massage, and then get their photos taken.  A nice spoiling, spa day for them, definitely a real treat!

“The most important part of the Perry Dog mission is to raise money for animal welfare rescue groups. We want to give back for all that Perry, a rescued dog himself, has given to usas pet owners,” said Julia Morel, co-founder of Perry Dog, canine clothing line and pet parent of Perry.  Julia’s Chihuahua, Perry, was the initial inspiration behind the creation of the brand, who was in attendance of the paw-tay.

The dogs spent an afternoon of running around and playing games on the main floor. Admission was just $10.00 per dog and was open to all well behaved dogs 30 lbs and under. Those that did not have a dog were welcome to come and support the shelter for free.

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Pets Are Like Family

The last weekend in April, Chicago Pet Video sponsored Pets Are Like Family’s, Pet Care 101, the 1st event in a series of monthly community workshops for pet owners. The day was incredibly informational thanks to numerous pet professionals and all the attendees who were buzzing with questions for the panel of experts. Topics such as pet safety and laws, dog behavior and training, veterinary tips, cat behavior as well as the feline overpopulation of Chicago were all touched on.

A child’s play area with attendants was set up in the back of the room so that parents were able to stay focused on the speakers and conversation at hand. At the end of the night people had a wonderful opportunity to talk and interact with the experts and others one on one.

Pets Are Like Family will continue to present these monthly community workshops on Chicago’s northwest side in order to help prospective, new and ongoing pet parents get the information and assistance they need to be loving, responsible pet guardians. So for those of you thinking about getting a pet, or perhaps you just got one and are interested in learning more about them, these work shops will continue to be extremely informative and beneficial to creating the perfect, relationship with you, your family and your new loved one. The next Pet Care 101 workshop is Saturday, June 16th at 10am – check in on their site for location confirmation.

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