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Pets

Local pet events: Nov. 26 through Dec. 3

On Dec. 1 for the fifth year in a row, the Will County Trail Riders will ring bells for the Salvation Army outside the Walmart in New Lenox. Pictured are Trish Bochenek and Gloria Tobolski with Lady
On Dec. 1 for the fifth year in a row, the Will County Trail Riders will ring bells for the Salvation Army outside the Walmart in New Lenox. Pictured are Trish Bochenek and Gloria Tobolski with Lady

Nov. 27

• “Secret Lives of Bees” exhibit – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 30, Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Crete Township near Beecher. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

• Dog and puppy classes – Starting Nov. 27. Puppy/Beginner Class at 12:15 p.m., Open and Utility Refresh Class at 12:15 p.m. Advanced level drop-in training from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, contact Carolyn McGuire at 815-922-3058 or clm51230@sbcglobal.net

• Affordable Pet Vaccines – 5 to 8 p.m., Karen’s Grooming and Boarding, 309 Republic Ave., Joliet. For information, call  630-961-8000 or visit www.spayillinois.org.

Nov. 28

• Cat adoption – 5 to 7 p.m.;, Bolingbrook PetSmart, Weber Road. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 for information or an appointment. Cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, FeLV/FIV tested and have their distemper and rabies shots.

Nov. 30

• Open Viewing Hours – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

• Event Volunteer Orientation – 6 to
7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

Dec. 1

• Holiday Pawlooza Fundraiser – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Joliet Moose, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. Pancake breakfast with Santa, photos with Santa (for people and pets), holiday shopping, vendors, bake sale. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome in the area by Santa, not the breakfast or shopping area. Breakfast carryout available. Registration required. Benefits Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue. For information, email hopefultailsadoptions@outlook.com.

• Will County Trail Riders “Ringing Bells” for Salvation Army – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walmart, New Lenox. Passers-by may take their photo with the horses. For information, visit willcountytrailriders.com.

• Paws Up 4 Rescue Pet Adoption Event – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paws 4 U Pet Bakery, 1504 Essington Road, Joliet. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit www.pawsup4rescue.org.

Dec. 2

• Adoption Event – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., PetSmart, 985 Erica Lane, Yorkville. Adoptable pets from Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue in Joliet. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

• Hope for the Holidays Cookie Walk – Noon to 4 p.m., NAWS Humane Society of Illinois, 9981 W. 190th St. Suite A, Mokena. Holiday raffles, music, cookies. Well-behaved dogs on leashes that are current on vaccines welcome. For information, visit www.nawsus.org.

• Paws Up 4 Rescue Pet Adoption Event – Noon to 3 p.m., Pets Etc., 2304 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 708-990-1441 or visit www.pawsup4rescue.org.

• “Meet a Beekeeper” – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Mike Rusnak will discuss beekeeping. Q&A. 18 and older. Free. Registration is not required. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

• Santa Paws – Noon to 4 p.m., Joliet Junior College, Building B, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. For a donation of $10, pet parents will get a high-resolution disc containing their pet’s photos with Santa. Benefits animals that are housed at JJC. Hosted by the JJC Vet Tech Club. Raffle baskets with gift cards for grooming, vet clinics.

Dec. 3

• Volunteer orientation – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet. Come dressed to volunteer (for a short training). Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at 779-206-2132. For information, visit www.hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.

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