Thank you so much to all of our generous pet parents and staff who made our annual Hands for Paws donation drive a major success. Together, we donated to Hinsdale Humane Society and West Suburban Humane Society:
20 Packages of paper towels, toilet paper, and paper plates
- 12 Bottles of bleach and liquid detergent
- 16 Packages of disinfecting wipes
- 21 Bags of dry food
- 180 Cans of wet food
- Bones, toys, treats, garbage bags, towels, batteries, postage stamps, office paper and money!
We are super excited to welcome Angela back in her new role as Pack Leader! Angela will be providing office support focusing on reservations and scheduling.
Here is Angela with her pups Thor (left) and Lily (right).
Halloween is a pretty great holiday to share with your pet. Not only does every pup’s favorite word occur within its most popular exclamation, “trick or treat,” it is a day (…or week…or entire month) where a furry body running around in a little hot dog suit or carrying out an entire neighborhood watch shift, a.k.a. walk, wearing a skeleton outfit is not considered absurd.
Meet a few of our Downers Grove pet pals who are donning their best dog (and cat!) Halloween costumes in the spirit of the spooky!
Tucker James: Pet sitter Kendall’s pup was just begging to go out trick-or-treating in his dinosaur costume.
Meander: Pet sitter Jeanine’s cat looks dapper in his box tie.
Nikki: Pet sitter Jenny’s little pup as a bride…costume courtesy of Build-A-Bear.
Missey: Pet sitter Delene’s cat is a devil cat hanging out in a cemetery!
What are your four-legged kiddos dressing up as for Halloween?
Meagan and Lucy love to take daily dog walks together, covering about 3 miles a day! They also love going to the local dog parks near Downers Grove and surrounding area where Lucy can dunk her head in water bowls and romp and roll in the dirt with her BFF, Muffin.
After the walks and playtime, you will find both cuddled up together on the couch.
Out-U-Go! Downers Grove Pet Care is helping to celebrate Adopt A Dog Month. Adopt your next pup or kitty from Hinsdale Humane Society and automatically be entered into a drawing to win awesome prizes including Out-U-Go! gift certificates!
Angela, an awesome Out-U-Go! Downers Grove pet sitter, takes great care of our Lombard pups & kitties!
When she is relaxing after a day of fun dog walks you can find her on the couch snuggling with her two cats, Missy and Heath (pictured).
She also has a turtle named Squirt and a frog named Sebastian!
The West Suburban Humane Society invites you to collect pledges and walk to benefit the homeless animals in their care on Sunday, September 29th, 2013. Say “Woof!” to Out-U-Go! Downers Grove Pet Care while you’re there!
Barkapalooza is the organization’s biggest and best fundraiser of the year, featuring great groups, great food, & great fun! Kids will enjoy the Barkapalooza pet parade and PAL pups scavenger hunt!
Jessica’s furry family consists of her two dogs Jersey and Rocket as well as three cats, Cocoa, Garfield, and Hayzl.
Her home also welcomes other kitties as she is a foster parent for the West Suburban Humane Society.
She has also volunteered for WSHS every weekend for the past ten years.
Jessica says, “I can still remember the name of the first couple of cats at WSHS that I fell in love with. Spartacus was a DLH orange tabby that had a lot of spirit. Tallulah was a poor kitten that came to us from an abusive home, but still managed to be the sweetest girl on the planet. The reason that I keep going is because of the cats; it is definitely repetitive cleaning cages, but the cats are what makes it all worthwhile.”
Join Downers Grove Out-U-Go! on Sunday, September 29th at Lisle Community Park to help support the West Suburban Humane Society.
Barkapalooza festivities start at 10am and include shopping, face painting, giveaways and of course, a lot of dogs!
The 3rd annual Paws on the Path event is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th on the Prairie Path in Villa Park. Your pup will enjoy games, treats, and tons of belly rubs!