Barkapalooza 2019

Correction:

In the Stray Thoughts Newsletter insert, the Wags to Riches Raffle was listed as a 50/50 split the pot raffle.

That was incorrect.  The winner of the Wags to Riches Raffle will receive a $1,000 prize.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

The West Suburban Humane Society invites you to collect pledges and walk to benefit the homeless animals in our care at BarkaPALooza on:

Sunday -- September 29th
Lisle Community Park
1825 Short Street, Lisle, IL

Enjoy a day filled with fun, food and games while helping to end animal homelessness. Collect pledges in advance, bring your dog and then join the walkathon to help raise money for the homeless cats and dogs of the West Suburban Humane Society.

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR OUR ANIMALS!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN COLLECT PLEDGES >> 

 

Event Schedule

9:30am Early Registration
10:00am Blessing of the Animals
10:15am Let the Walk begin!
10:30am – 1:00pm Sunshine the Clown: face painting and balloon sculptures
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lure Course - fun for you and your dog!
2:00pm Raffle winner announced

 

All Day Events

  • Microchipping by West Suburban Veterinary Associates $35
    (all proceeds benefit the shelter)
  • Artistic Grooming with doggie pedicures. All proceeds are given to WSHS!
  • Pet Caricatures and Portraits by @rt by @ngel
  • Furry Expressions Bow Wow Photo Booth - 4 photos of your dog for $20!  All proceeds will be given to the WSHS!
  • Pawsitive Spirit - Tarot and card readings for people and pets of all ages. A Rainbow Bridge reading for pets that are no longer with us. All proceeds are given to WSHS!
  • MyAnimalSpeak - Animal Communication with Linda Reynertson. Al proceeds will be given to the WSHS!

Great Guests!

  • WSHS volunteer Scott Schneider, Host of "Good Day Chicago" on WFLD 
  • Deacon Greg Ouska with a blessing for the animals.
  • Mayor Pecak of Lisle and Mayor Barnett of Downers Grove kick off the Walk with a little help from WSHS residents and alumni!

Great Fun!

  • Barkapalooza Pups Scavenger hunt. Over 100 plush pups to be found hidden around the park, some with a surprise raffle ticket.

Great Groups!

  • AaRooo!! Basset Rescue
  • STRAES – Shih Tzu Rescue
  • Illinois Doberman Plus Rescue
  • Houndsong
  • Shar Pei Savers
  • Action for Animals
  • MW Brew
  • 4 Greyhound Racers
  • and many, many more!

Great Food!

  • Chicago Pizza Boss
  • Vegan Food Truck
  • Tacochela
  • Lemon Shake Ups
  • Homemade Pastry & Fresh Coffee

Great Shopping!

  • Happy Dog Barkery
  • Bow Wow Tique
  • The Upscale Tail
  • Pampered Pooch Couture
  • Lularoe
  • Sandeez Embroidery
  • Wet Nose
  • and many, many more!

Great Prizes!

  • Wags to Riches Raffle (winner receives $1,000)

Great Location!

  • Lisle Community Park (1825 Short Street, Lisle)
    Plentiful parking available at the park and at Lisle Senior High School

SIGN UP FOR BARKAPALOOZA

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Sign up for Barkapalooza today and start raising funds for your favorite shelter.

We've made it easier than ever for you to raise funds for the homeless animals in our care.

Event Brochure & Pledge Sheet

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Check out a video from a prior event!

Pledge to help the animals! Our goal is for each participant to raise at least $100 in pledges. Please do your part – and qualify for fabulous prizes!