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Pasta for Paws

Fraternal Order of Eagles 3829 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109
Our 6th Annual PASTA FOR PAWS is a fundraiser that is truly "a family affair." A delicious pasta dinner* and entertainment is paired with a silent auction and a 'Hug-A-Pet' kids event. At the Hug-A-Pet event, kids can meet dogs, cats and other animals to learn some basics in humane education. Everyone is welcome to hold, pet and cuddle to get a taste of the positive aspects of pet ownership or fostering.

Tickets can be purchased on our website,, in person at Four PAWS Resale Boutique located at 1414 North Main St., or by mail to P.O., Box 7722, Rockford, IL 61126

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue Husky Howler

Rush Creek Forest Preserve, 20501 McGuire Rd, Harvard, IL 60033
To all our four legged friends ... Remind your two-legged caretakers to visit our website to register you and your family for a day of food and fun at the Rush Creek Conservation District.
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for those that are more spontaneous.
This years Howler will include vendors, a silent auction, and many fun activities including a pot luck lunch, pumpkin pull, hot dog bob, costume contest, and much more!
Visit to register or for more information on the Husky Howler.
All proceeds go to help homeless and abandoned huskies.
Online/Advance Registration: $10 per adult, $5 per child (under 5 free), $25 for a family of four. Day of Event: $15 per adult, $5 per child (under 5 free), $30 for a family of four.
Registration is paid at the event.
If you have any questions, you can visit our website at or email us at

Jason Hussong

Hiking for Hounds

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded, and everyone will be able to take home good memories and pictures. In addition, there will be vendors with pet-friendly products to visit and an adoption event featuring local advocacy organizations.

Half Price Admission: $3 adults, $1.50 seniors, kids and students.
Members: Free

Sarah Lambert