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It’s our 27th Annual Pet Expo and Walkathon

Online:  August 1 to September 27, 2020

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Even during this pandemic, WSHS is caring for an average of 200 animals at any time and continuing to match them with families. We have made it our practice to accept animals with expensive medical needs or ones that need significant time to adjust before being ready for adoption. This comes with extra costs but, with your help, we can continue to ensure that every animal has a chance at a life with a loving family. Will you join us in this effort?

Bark20 Event Schedule


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Watch Event Videos

 

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 - Welcome by Scott Schneider then our popular pet blessing!

WSHS' Virtual Barkapalooza - Week 2 - Fun with Agility!

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 - pet cake making demonstration

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 - Update from emcee Scott Schneider, then how to enrich your cat's life!

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 - Animal Communicator demonstration

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 - Urban Agility demonstration

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 - frisbee/disc dog demonstration

Virtual Barkapalooza 2020 wrap up!

 

 

 

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors

We couldn't do it without the help and support of so many wonderful people and businesses in our community. Please remember to support the businesses that support us!

Artistic Grooming

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

Out U Go

Out U Go in Downers Grove offers dog walking, kitty care, house sitting and vacation care. Sign up for any service in September and $50 will be donated to WSHS.

My Animals Speak

Wonder what your pet is thinking? Want to communicate with a pet that passed on? Book a reading in September and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to WSHS.

Physio Pet Massage

Pets experience the same benefits of massage as humans. Book an appointment in September and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to WSHS.

Pinky's Wickless

Shop online for dog shampoo, conditioners, wax warmers and essential oils during September and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to WSHS.

Sandhill Coffee

Sandhill Coffee offers free "local" home delivery. Purchase during September, enter code BARK20, and 15% of the proceeds will be donated to WSHS.

Kendra Scott

Timeless jewelry from a brand built around Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy. Use code GIVEBACK8453 on September 18-19 and WSHS will receive 20%.

C&D Boutique

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

Wine and Dogs

Who doesn’t love Wine & Dogs? Unique apparel and gifts! Throughout August and September, use Code WSHS-20 for FREE shipping and WSHS receives 10% of the proceeds.

Joyous Sunflower

Joyous Sunflower offers affordable handmade bows, hand sanitizers, mask holders and more! In September, mention WSHS when you order and a portion of your proceeds will be donated.

Long Dog Dandy

Illustrative work of Julie R Madison - hand printed home goods, comfortable apparel, and custom pet portraits. 10% of sales donated through September mention Barkapalooza at checkout.

Enjoy Your Dog Training

Enjoy Your Dog offers classes from basic obedience to agility and parkour! For every class registration in September, Enjoy Your Dog will donate 10% of the class fee to WSHS.

  

Win fantastic prizes by collecting donations on your FirstGiving fundraising page!

The more you raise, the more you win.

GET STARTED HERE

Raise $100

A Barkapalooza T-shirt and a dog bandana (bandana for the first 100 fundraisers)

Raise $200

A Barkapalooza T-shirt, dog bandana, and pet emergency vinyl decal

Raise $300

A Barkapalooza T-shirt, dog bandana, pet emergency vinyl decal, and a first aid kit

Raise $400

A Barkapalooza T-shirt, dog bandana, pet emergency vinyl decal, first aid kit, and a $20 Two Bostons’ gift certificate

Raise $500

A Barkapalooza T-shirt, dog bandana, pet emergency vinyl decal, first aid kit, $20 Two Bostons’ gift certificate, and 15 Wags to Riches Raffle tickets

Raise $750

A Barkapalooza T-shirt, dog bandana, pet emergency vinyl decal, first aid kit, $20 Two Bostons’ gift certificate, 15 Wags to Riches raffle tickets, and a WSHS tumbler

Raise $1000+

Win all level prizes, plus a WSHS picnic blanket!

Are you getting excited yet?

Wags to Riches Raffle

One lucky winner will receive $1,000 Get Your Tickets Now . . .

Pages for Pets Read-a-Thon

For kids up to age 14! Ask your family, call your grandparents, text your Aunts and Uncles, email your neighbors and ask them to sponsor you for each page you read between now and September 27. The six readers who collect the most pledges will win some one-on-one time with WSHS animals! Learn More . . .

It Pays to be First

Be one of the first 20 people to create a FirstGiving fundraising page and get a free WSHS phone grip. Get Started Here . . .

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August Donations

The 10 people with the largest amount raised in August receive a WSHS mousepad

 

August Donors

The 10 people with the largest number of donors in August receive a WSHS lunchbag

 

Donations September 13-19

The 5 people with the largest amount raised between September 13-19 receive a WSHS flashlight

 

Donations September 20-26

The 5 people with the largest amount raised between September 20-26 receive two WSHS drinking glasses

Most Donations Last Day!

Raise the most money on September 26th and receive a WSHS pet bed

 

*** Only donations made to contestant’s Firstgiving Fundraising page count toward the above contest prizes ***

 

MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE

 

Terrific Restaurants -- Terrific Cause!

Do you like yummy food? Dine in or carry out on specific days and MENTION WSHS and we receive 20% of the proceeds.

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