Events
 See our events calendar here.

Current Scheduled Events:


Give the Gift of Love
Wednesday February 1st, 2023 12:00 AM until Tuesday February 14th, 2023 11:59 PM
Location: Online
60651

If you google the word "love", 13,390,000,000 results will come up. Love is an extremely powerful emotion, in all of its forms. Love makes you cry, it makes you laugh, it helps you to forgive, allows you to forget, enables you to grown, gives you strength to make decisions that you never thought you could, and pushes you to keep going. Love is life changing and the one thing we need more of in this world.

Help us share the love this Valentine season by giving the gift of Love. In lieu of senidng a card to someone this February. For a donation as little as $5.00, you can purchase a heart in someone's name, in honor of a pet or a memory, to give hope, to spread a positive message, all the while helping to make a difference in the life of an animal. There is no more perfect way to celebrate the power of love than by adding a Heart to our Wall of Love. 

 


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A Poopin' Good Valentines Day!
Wednesday February 1st, 2023 4:00 PM until Tuesday February 14th, 2023 11:59 AM
Location: Online
60651

Is your ex a piece of ****? In honor of Valentine’s Day for a $5.00 donation, we will write the name of your ex or anyone else of your choosing on the bottom of a litter box. Then our kitties can do their business and you get that sense of closure you have always been looking for!

How it works:
Make a donation of $5.00 (per name provided) or $100.00 if you want your very own litterbox.  Send us the name of the person (first names only!)" that you would like to be written on the bottom of one of our cat's litterboxes. On Valentine's Day, we will put the litterboxes out and our adoptable cats will do the rest!

To participate, submit your name(s) along with your donations one of the following  ways.... 

Venmo - Click Here
With your donation, Be sure to type a emoji along with the name(s) you want written 

Paypal - Click Here
With your donation, Be sure to type in the Memo box "Poopin' Valentines or put a emoji along with the name(s) you want written




Pet Fest at West Fest Chicago
Saturday July 8th, 2023 12:00 PM until Sunday July 9th, 2023 06:00 PM
Location: West Town Community
Map: Chicago's West Town Community on Chicago Avenue be 60622

 
Saturday, July 8th & Sunday, July 9th we will be at the street festival West Fest (held in the West town/Ukrainian Village neighborhood Chicago & Damen area). Our booth will be located on WOLCOTT ave, just south of Chicago Ave.
Stop by our booth to say Hi and to find out how you can foster, adopt, volunteer and to pick up some awesome cat toys that your cats will go crazy for and/or to grab some Whiskers & Tails swag so you can be the trendiest fashionista amongst all of your friends and fur-rends!
We can't wait to see you! We will be there from 12:00pm - 6:00pm both days.
Want to help volunteer with us at this event? Send us an email



Story Time in Humboldt Park
Saturday July 15th, 2023 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location: Little Cubs Field in Humboldt Park
Map: 1339 Luis Munoz Drive Chicago IL 60622

Join Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation for Story Time in Humboldt Park! 
Parents, bring your blankets or chairs and gather up the little ones for an enchanting storytelling session led by one of our enthusiastic volunteers in the picturesque setting of Humboldt Park. Our dedicated volunteer will weave magical tales that will transport children to captivating worlds of imagination and adventure. Starting at 10:00 am, this free event promises to be a delightful morning filled with imagination and cherished memories. Don't miss out on the fun! 
 
**For interested parties, directly following there will be a paid creative kid painting event 

 



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Young Picassos: Painting Masterpieces
Saturday July 15th, 2023 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Location: Little Cubs Field in Humboldt Park
Map: 1339 Luis Munoz Drive Chicago IL 60622

Join Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation for a magical day of creativity and imagination at our "Young Picassos: Painting Masterpieces" event! Designed exclusively for children of all ages (babies and up), this engaging and colorful gathering celebrates the joy of artistic expression and encourages young minds to unleash their inner artists.

We will provide you with a 16x20 blank canvas and we will have an assortment of child safe, non-toxic paint colors for you to choose from to dip your child's hands and/or feet into. There will be several painter drop cloths scattered through out the grassy area to allow for enough room for people with their children to paint their one of a kind master pieces. There will also be kiddie pools set up to allow you to wash your child's hands & feet afterwards. This is sure to be a fun event as always!

We advise you to pre-purchase your tickets to ensure you have a spot since we will only have a limited amount of canvases. You can arrive anytime from the hours of 11:00am - 1:00pm. We ask that the latest you arrive is 12:30pm, as the event ends at 1:00pm and we wouldn't want you to rush your little artist at work. We will be holding this fundraising event outside in the grassy area in Humboldt Park by little Cubs field right by the socceer field. Can't make it? Please consider making a donation so we can continue our life saving mission.

 

100% of proceeds benefit Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation

www.whiskersandtailsfoundation.org



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Cat Adoption Event at PetSmart
Saturday July 15th, 2023 11:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Location: PetSmart - Adoption Center
Map: PetSmart Adoption Center 2665 N. Elston Ave Chicago IL 60642
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Are you looking for your forever feline? Do you have so much love to give that you want to share it with a furever best friend(s)? Well here's your chance to meet some of the best kitty cats out there who would be more than happy to join your family.
 
We will be having a adoption event with some of our kitties and cats that are currently available for adoption. You will be able to meet & greet, play, kiss and hug every single one of them. Whiskers & Tails is about finding the purrfect matches and this is a great opportunity for you to find the one(s).
 
Please note that in order to take a kitten, cat or bonded pair home that day you MUST submit an adoption application and have it approved BEFORE the event. We do NOT do same day adoptions. Please be sure to send in your application within at least 5 days prior to the event, even earlier would be better. If you are interested in a specific cat or bonded pair, please state the cat's name(s) on your application. 
 
You can see all of our available cats and kittens along with their bios on our website at www.whiskersandtailsfoundation.org , You will also find the adoption application, our adoption policies, adoption donation fees, etc there as well. 
 



Cat Adoption Event at PetSmart
Sunday July 16th, 2023 11:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Location: PetSmart - Adoption Center
Map: PetSmart Adoption Center 2665 N. Elston Ave Chicago IL 60642
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Are you looking for your forever feline? Do you have so much love to give that you want to share it with a furever best friend(s)? Well here's your chance to meet some of the best kitty cats out there who would be more than happy to join your family.
 
We will be having a adoption event with some of our kitties and cats that are currently available for adoption. You will be able to meet & greet, play, kiss and hug every single one of them. Whiskers & Tails is about finding the purrfect matches and this is a great opportunity for you to find the one(s).
 
Please note that in order to take a kitten, cat or bonded pair home that day you MUST submit an adoption application and have it approved BEFORE the event. We do NOT do same day adoptions. Please be sure to send in your application within at least 5 days prior to the event, even earlier would be better. If you are interested in a specific cat or bonded pair, please state the cat's name(s) on your application. 
 
You can see all of our available cats and kittens along with their bios on our website at www.whiskersandtailsfoundation.org , You will also find the adoption application, our adoption policies, adoption donation fees, etc there as well. 



Story Time in Humboldt Park
Saturday July 22nd, 2023 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location: Little Cubs Field in Humboldt Park
Map: 1339 Luis Munoz Drive Chicago IL 60622

Join Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation for Story Time in Humboldt Park! Parents, bring your blankets or chairs and gather up the little ones for an enchanting storytelling session led by one of our enthusiastic volunteers in the picturesque setting of Humboldt Park. Our dedicated volunteer will weave magical tales that will transport children to captivating worlds of imagination and adventure. Starting at 10:00 am, this hour-long free event promises to be a delightful morning filled with joy and cherished memories. Don't miss out on the fun!.




Dog Paw Painting in Humboldt Park
Saturday July 29th, 2023 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM
Location: Little Cubs Field in Humboldt Park
Map: 1339 Luis Munoz Drive Chicago IL 60622

Back by popular demand again this year, it's time for our "Paw Painting" fundraiser, where your dogs are the artists & they create their own one of a kind art piece.This event is a wonderful way to commemorate your love for your pet in a furever lasting sentimental way.

This event is held outside in the grassy area in Humboldt Park by little Cubs field. We will provide you with a 16x20 blank canvas and will have an assortment of pet safe, non-toxic paint colors for you to choose from to dip your pet's paws into. There will be painter drop cloths scattered throughout the grassy area to allow for enough room for people with their dogs to paint their masterpieces. There will also be doggie pools set up so you can wash your dog's paws afterwards. Please note that sometimes the paint will leave your dog's paw pads or hair stained, but it will go away in a couple of days. This is ALWAYS a pet-tastic time and is one of our most popular events! We advise you to pre-purchase your tickets to ensure you have a spot since we will have a limited amount of canvas. You can arrive anytime from the hours of 10:00am - 1:30pm. We ask that the latest you arrive is 1:30pm, as the event ends at 2:00pm and we wouldn't want to rush your paw artist at work.

This year, we will also have a variety of dog collars and leashes for sale at a super ridiculously affordable price!!

YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

***Just a reminder - This is a dog only event and All dogs must be on a leash.

Can't attend? Please consider making a donation to help us continue our life saving mission.



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Dog Paw Painting Pawty in Logan Square
Saturday August 19th, 2023 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM
Location: in the grassy area on Logan Square Boulevard
Map: Intersection at N. Talman Ave at W. Logan Boulevar Chicago Il 60647

Our dog"Paw Painting" pawty is coming to Logan Square! This is where your dogs are the artists & they create their own one of a kind masterpiece. This event is always a tail waggin' good time and a wonderful way to commemorate your love for your pet in a furever lasting sentimental way.

This event will be held outside in the grassy area on Logan Boulevard at the intersection of N. Talman Ave & W. Logan Boulevard. We will provide you with a 16x20 blank canvas and will have an assortment of pet safe, non-toxic paint colors for you to choose from to dip your pet's paws into. There will be painter drop cloths scattered throughout the grassy area to allow for enough room for people with their dogs to paint their art. There will also be doggie pools set up so you can wash your dog's paws afterwards. Please note, that sometimes the paint will leave your dog's paw pads or hair stained, but it will go away in a couple of days. This event is ALWAYS a pet-tastic time and is one of our most popular events! We advise you to pre-purchase your tickets to ensure you have a spot since we will only have a limited amount of canvas. You can arrive anytime from the hours of 10:00am - 1:30pm. We ask that the latest you arrive is 1:30pm, as the event ends at 2:00pm and we wouldn't want to rush your Andy WarHOWL, Dog Vinci, or Rembarkt at work.

This year, we will also have a variety of dog collars and leashes for sale at a super ridiculously affordable price!!

***Just a reminder - This is a dog only event. All dogs must be on a leash.

Can't attend? Please consider making a donation to help us continue our life saving mission.

 

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Annual Halloween Theme Pet Photo Contest
Thursday October 12th, 2023 1:00 PM until Tuesday October 31st, 2023 12:58 PM
Location: Enter Here
60622

 
Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation Annual Halloween Theme Pet Photo Contest   
PHOTO SUBMISSTIONS OPEN NOW, Voting takes place (October 24th - October 31st)
 
Because we love our pets and don't want to make them miserable, this year's pet photo contest is a HALLOWEEN THEME pet photo contest. That means you do NOT have to have to dress up your pet in a costume and instead the photo can have a Halloween theme with your pet in it, it just has to have a Halloween theme (a real one, no fake backgrounds). If your pet enjoys wearing a costume, great, submit your costume photos! But if your pet does NOT enjoy it, the picture can have a Halloween theme. If you are looking for examples, look at our Contest banner (do you have pumpkins? take a photo of your pet sitting amongst them, do you have any Halloween toys or cardboard houses? put your pet on them.)
 
The Halloween theme Pet PHOTO SUBMISSION ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN and you can start submitting your photos. There is a $5.00 entry fee per photo to participate. You may enter as many pets as you like, but please only 1 photo of the same pet, group pet photos are accepted. Once you have entered, invite your friends and family to vote for your pet photo when the voting polls are open. Votes are $1 each (There are discounted voting rates with the more votes you purchase in a single transaction).
 
The Halloween Theme pet PHOTO VOTING opens at 8:00 am (CST) on Tuesday, October 24th and closes at 9:00 pm (CST) on Tuesday, October 31st .
 
The Halloween Theme Pet Photo with the most votes will win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card! The Winner will be notified via email on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 and it will also be announced on our social media pages.
 
If you have any other questions, please email us at info@whiskersandtailsfoundation.org


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Memory Foam Orthopedic Cuddler Bed & Goodies Raffl
Tuesday November 7th, 2023 11:00 PM until Tuesday November 14th, 2023 08:00 PM
Location: Online
60651

FLASH RAFFLE ALERT! ️ Win a Luxurious 2-in-1 Cooling Gel Memory Foam Orthopedic Cuddler Pet Bed and More!
Are you ready to spoil your furry friend with the comfiest pet bed they've ever dreamed of? We've got a treat for you! We're hosting a Flash Raffle, and for just $5.00, you could be the lucky winner of a fantastic prize package that your pet will absolutely adore!
 
Prize Package:
️ 2-in-1 Cooling Gel Memory Foam Orthopedic Cuddler Pet Bed - Size M (18" x 29" x 9")
️ Feeding/Water Dishes
A Cat Tunnel and A Ton of Kitty Toys
Over $150 Raffle
The star of the show is the 2-in-1 Cooling Gel Memory Foam Orthopedic Cuddler Pet Bed, a top-quality, orthopedic bed that's perfect for pets of all shapes and sizes. It's not just a bed; it's a haven of comfort for your beloved furry companions. The orthopedic high-density foam provides unparalleled support, making it ideal for keeping our senior pets comfortable and happy.
This cozy haven measures 18" x 29" x 9", making it suitable for medium-sized dogs or even two to three cats. It's loved by dogs and cats alike, and we're sure your pets will be over the moon with this fantastic prize! The bed is also water resistant and machine washable so you will get years of life out of it!
 
Here's how to enter:
1️⃣ Purchase your raffle ticket for just $5.00 via Venmo http://www.venmo.com/whiskersandtailsrescue or Paypal https://bit.ly/3Mynxq6 Be sure to put the note "Raffle" 
2️⃣ Wait for your lucky number to be drawn next Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00 PM
3️⃣ The winning pickup location is in the Humboldt Park/Logan Square/Wicker Park area
 
But that's not all! The best part is that all the proceeds from this raffle will go towards helping the cats in our care. By participating, you're not only giving your pet the chance to win an amazing prize, but you're also contributing to a wonderful cause.
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to pamper your furry friend while supporting a great cause. Purchase your raffle ticket now and get ready for the chance to win big. Good luck to all participants, and thank you for being a part of our mission to care for our feline friends! ❤️
If you have any questions, email us! Happy Raffling!!
 



National Adoption Weekend
Saturday November 11th, 2023 12:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: PetSmart - Adoption Center
Map: PetSmart Adoption Center 2665 N. Elston Ave Chicago IL 60642
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Join Us for a Purr-fectly Wonderful Cat Adoption Event!

Are you ready to open your heart and home to a furry feline friend in need? Look no further! Our Cat Adoption Event is here, and it's going to be an unforgettable experience for cat lovers of all ages. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the most adorable and lovable cats, ready to become a part of your family.

What to Expect: Meet Your New Best Friend: Our event features a diverse range of cats, each with their own unique personality and charm. From playful kittens to wise and gentle single adults, there's a cat for every family.

Our dedicated team of volunteers and experts will be on hand to answer your questions, offer adoption guidance, and share heartwarming stories of our feline friends.

There will be lots of Feline Fun and Games: Enjoy interactive playtime with the cats and kittens, and see firsthand the joy they can bring to your life. Who can resist a playful cat chasing a feather or batting at a toy?

*Please note: we do not do same day adoptions! 

Remember, when you adopt a cat, you're not just adding a pet to your family; you're giving a loving home to a cat in need. Join us at our Cat Adoption Event, where you'll find your purr-fect companion and make a difference in a cat's life.

Mark your calendar, gather your family, and get ready to embark on a journey of love, companionship, and endless purrs. We can't wait to see you there! and don't forget b e sure to  Spread the Word:  Share this event with friends and family. The more, the merrier! Let's find loving homes for as many cats as possible.

 




National Adoption Weekend
Sunday November 12th, 2023 12:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: PetSmart - Adoption Center
Map: PetSmart Adoption Center 2665 N. Elston Ave Chicago IL 60642
See all of the animals attending this event.

Are you ready to open your heart and home to a furry feline friend in need? Look no further! Our Cat Adoption Event is here, and it's going to be an unforgettable experience for cat lovers of all ages. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the most adorable and lovable cats, ready to become a part of your family.

What to Expect:  Meet Your New Best Friend: Our event features a diverse range of cats, each with their own unique personality and charm. From playful kittens to wise and gentle single adults, there's a cat for every family.

Our dedicated team of volunteers and experts will be on hand to answer your questions, offer adoption guidance, and share heartwarming stories of our feline friends.

There will be lots of Feline Fun and Games: Enjoy interactive playtime with the cats and kittens, and see firsthand the joy they can bring to your life. Who can resist a playful cat chasing a feather or batting at a toy?

*Please note: we do not do same day adoptions! 

Remember, when you adopt a cat, you're not just adding a pet to your family; you're giving a loving home to a cat in need. Join us at our Cat Adoption Event, where you'll find your purr-fect companion and make a difference in a cat's life.

Mark your calendar, gather your family, and get ready to embark on a journey of love, companionship, and endless purrs. We can't wait to see you there! and don't forget be sure to Spread the Word: Share this event with friends and family. The more, the merrier! Let's find loving homes for as many cats as possible.




Become a November Giving Tuesday Ambassador
Tuesday November 14th, 2023 8:12 AM until Thursday November 30th, 2023 08:12 AM
Location: Online
60651

We are currently seeking passionate individuals to become November Giving Ambassadors, and we believe that your commitment to animal welfare aligns perfectly with our mission. As an ambassador, you have the opportunity to create your own fundraiser on our main page, setting your own monetary goal and sharing your unique story.

Here's how you can get involved:

Create Your Fundraiser: Visit our fundraising page at https://givebutter.com/wtrfgivingtuesday23/ , where you can easily set up your own personalized campaign. Just hit the "Fundraise" tab, sign up, choose a monetary goal that resonates with you, and feel free to share your story about why supporting animal welfare is important to you.(You can also create a facebook fundraiser if that's more your speed)

Share Across Platforms: Our user-friendly fundraising page allows you to share your campaign effortlessly on social media, through email, and even via text message! This makes it easy to reach a broad audience and make a significant impact.

Inspire Others: By becoming a November Giving Ambassador, you're not only contributing directly but also inspiring others to join the cause. Your passion can create a ripple effect of kindness and compassion for animals in need.

We understand that everyone has their own unique way of contributing, and we appreciate any level of support you can provide. Whether it's a small or large donation, every bit counts towards securing a brighter future for these animals.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to reach out by email. We are incredibly grateful for your consideration and support in helping us make a difference for our furry friends.

Sign up and create your fundraiser NOW!

You can also make a donation today to help us reach our goal

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to having you on board as a November Giving Ambassador!



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Special Meow Holiday Stockings
Thursday November 30th, 2023 9:55 AM until Friday December 22nd, 2023 09:00 AM
Location: Online
60651

Have Your Kitties Been Naughty or Nice?

Tis the season to treat your feline friends! Have your kitties been Naughty or Nice? Well, fear not, because Santa Paw's elves have been working their magic, and we're delighted to introduce our special Meow Holiday Stockings!

For just $ 20.00 (plus shipping, unless you prefer pickup), each festive stocking is packed with purr-fect goodies that any cat or kitten would love. 

Here's what's included:

  • Meow stocking
  • Cat collar
  • Large Flopper/Wiggle USB rechargeable catnip cat toy
  • 3 catnip jitter pal toys
  • 2 tube swatters
  • 4 springs
  • 1 bell ball
  • 1 crochet toss ring
  • 1 feather cork toy
  • 1 string cork toy
  • A short note from Santa Paws

This delightful assortment has a retail value of $ 40.00, making it a fabulous holiday treat for your feline friends!

But wait, there's more! We also have two add-on options available for an extra dash of comfort to your stockings:

 

  • Holiday Cat Snuffle Mat for $ 8.00
  • Reversible Fleece Cat Mat Bed (19x12) for $ 10.00 (Yes, it's washable!. Different styles available)

If you'd like to make this holiday season extra special for your furry companions, simply  send us an email to put in your order




After the Holidays, Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
Saturday January 6th, 2024 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Location: Richmond's Sports Bar
Map: 2944 West Grand Ave Chicago IL 60622

Get ready for a purr-fectly festive evening with Whiskers & Tails Rescue!  Join us for our After the Holiday, Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on January 6th from 6 PM to 10 PM  for a night of laughter, joy, and holiday cheer!

TICKETS are $35.00. Here's what awaits you:

Delightful Bites: Savor the season with delectable eats catered by The Halal Guys.

Raffle Extravaganza: Feeling lucky? We will have raffle tickets on hand, where you could win fabulous raffle basket prizes that will add an extra dash of merriment to your your new year.

Ugly Sweater Contest: Pull out your most outrageous, over-the-top, and downright ugly Christmas sweaters! Strut your festive fashion for a chance to win our Ugly Sweater Contest and earn the title of the evening's most stylishly un-stylish guest.

Holiday Vibes: We've got the tunes to make your heart sing with joy and your feet dance with holiday spirit going even after the Holidays. It's the perfect backdrop for mingling and making unforgettable memories.

Support a Worthy Cause: Your participation doesn't just guarantee a fantastic time; it also supports Whiskers & Tails Rescue in our mission to provide a future for animals in need.

Don't miss out on the festivities— grab your tickets now and let's celebrate the season in style, one ugly sweater at a time!  

*Ugly Sweaters are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged. Drinks will be available for purchase. 

#WhiskersAndTailsUglySweaterParty #FurryFriendsFestiveFun #UglySweaterContest



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