Dog Days of Summer


The Crest Hill Branch is going to the dogs in the largest dog-themed, dog adoption event at a public library in the United States! On Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm we'll use our extensive outdoor yard to feature a variety of rescue organizations, veterinary services, and small business retailers, as well as Library-related activities like no-bake, dog safe treats, a bandana making station, photo booth, peanut butter licking competition, costume & trick contests, mini agility course, raffles, and more to celebrate National Dog Day, which is celebrated on August 26th of each year. For the third year, we are excited to partner with PetSmart Joliet; they'll have doggie swag bags for the first 200 people!

Returning to the main stage is Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow with his League of Extraordinary Canines to open the event followed by Deacon Kevin O'Donnell of St. Bernadette Church in Evergreen Park to offer pet blessings.

New this is year are presentations on the main stage, a dog food drive the entire month of August to benefit Wet Nose Food Pantry, an art contest the month of August with awards given at Dog Days, and we'll have official Dog Days of Summer t-shirts for sale via preorder!

Below is a preview of the rescues, services, clinics, and vendors who will be at Dog Days. Each star = number of years the organization has participated in Dog Days of Summer.

Rescues and Nonprofit Services
As Good as Gold Golden Retriever Rescue of Illinois**
Bailing Out Benji & Puppy Mill Free Illinois**
Dogs On the Go Assistance Dogs*
Grahamville Rescue and Sanctuary***
Hedd Mutt Foundation, NFP****
Homes for Huskies-Siberian Husky Rescue****
Hopeful Tails**
Just Giants Rescue, Inc**
K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc****
League of Extraordinary Canines***
Live Like Roo Foundation***
Midwest Beagle Rescue*
One Tail at a Time*
Paws Up 4 Rescue****
Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency****
Rockstar Cocker Rescue****
Shorewood Cocker Rescue****
Tails Humane Society*
Tiny N Tall Rescue, Inc.***
VIP Service Dog Foundation**
Wet Nose Food Pantry*
Will County Children's Advocacy Center, Paws-4-Kids***
Will County Humane Society**
Wish Upon a Rescue***

A Sound Beginning*
Earth Rated****
FURminator/Spectrum Brands****
Petsmart Joliet***
Sniff It*

Veterinarians & Clinics

Crest Hill Animal Hospital***
Feel So Good Canine Massage, LLC*
Joliet Junior College's Vet Tech Program*

Vendors & For Profit Services
4 M/E Dog Training**
6 Mutts Dog Food Truck*
Barking Haus**
Bella and Benny’s Homemade Biscuits***
Calvin and Lana***
Christine's Creations**
My Red Haired Auntie**
Sniff It*