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Barkapalooza 2019

The West Suburban Humane Society invites you to our 27th Annual Virtual Barkapalooa Pet Expo and Walkathon!

August 1st - September 27th, 2020

There are so many ways to celebrate with us!

  • Great prizes based on donation tiers
  • Shop online with our vendors
  • Live pet blessing with Deacon Greg Ouska
  • Fun demos
  • Cat and dog enrichment videos
  • Rescue group spotlights
  • Family fun with our Humane Education team
  • MC's by Scott Schneider, co-host of Fox 32 Good Day Chicago
  • Ongoing fundraising drive - help us reach our $100,000 goal!



Event Schedule

Saturday, August 29th Welcome and Pet Blessing; Meet our Sponsor, Gerald Subaru
Saturday, September 5th Agility Demo; Meet our Sponsor, The Friendly Vet Animal Hospital
Saturday, September 12th Make homemade dog biscuits with the Happy Dog Barkery; meet our Sponsor, BMO Harris
Saturday, September 19th Animal Communicator Demo with; Meet our Sponsor, Hinsdale Pet Cemetery
Sunday, September 20th Frisbee Dog Demo; Meet our Sponsor, All Creatures Great and Small
Sunday, September 26th Urban Agility and Parkour Demo with Enjoy Your Dog; Meet our Sponsor, Shaw Media
Sunday, September 27th Barkapalooza Wrap Up; Wags to Riches Raffler Winner is Announced


Great Groups!

Look for Facebook posts to learn about these great rescue group and some of the dogs they have available for adoption.

Great Food!

  • Oberweis and That Burger Joint
    • Two Great Restaurants; One Great Cause! Dine in or carry out on August 15th.  Mention WSHS and we receive 20% of the proceeds from your purchase. Click here for a flyer.

Great Shopping!

Artistic Grooming

6309 Woodward Avenue in Downers Grove; (630) 971-0143

Stop in for a nail trim during the month of September. Mention Barkapalooza and 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to the shelter.

Pinky's Wickless

Pinky's Wickless offers a variety of candles, wax wamers and essentials oils in a variety of scents. Shop at Pinky's Wickless online Scentsy store during the month of September and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the shelter.

Out U Go - Downers Grove

Out U Go offers dog walking, kitty care, house sitting and vacation care. Sign up for any service in the month of September and $50 will be donated back to the shelter.

C and D Boutique

Comfortable and affordable clothing for every day. Shop the online store during the month of September and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the shelter.


 Ever wonder what your pet is thinking? Do you want to communicate with a pet that has passed on? Book a reading with Linda Reynertson during the month of September and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the shelter.

Physio Pet Massage

Pets experience the same benefits of massage and exercise as humans. The goal of Physio Pet Massage is to improve animal health through massage ane exercise. Book an appoinment during the month of September and 50% of the proceeds will be donated back to the shelter.

 Kendra Scott Jewelry

Kendra Scott Jewelry is designed to be timeless, being the core pieces in anyone’s collection.  The brand is built around three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. The Kendra Scott company maintains a focus on its customers and the causes close to their hearts, abiding by the mantra “What Matters to You, Matters to Us.” The Kendra Scott company frequently gives back to many causes – but animal welfare is one they hold close to their hearts. We are excited to partner with Kendra Scott jewelry as part of our Barkapalooza fundraiser. Shop online at with the promo code GIVEBACK 8453 during Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th and WSHS will receive 20% of proceeds.  

Great Prizes!

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



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

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Event Brochure & Pledge Sheet

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Check out a video from a prior event!

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