Monday, June 13, 2011

Red Door Animal Shelter: 2011 Gimme Shelter! Walk for the Animals

During the summer we try to find things that are fun for the dogs as well us fun for us. And sometimes we find an equal balance. One of our favorite events is a dog-walk fundraiser that benefits the Red Door Animal Shelter--where our friend Pip is an alumni. The pooches love going on a walk with a couple hundred of their closest friends, while we love exploring new-to-us Indian Boundary Park in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.
We were able to bring Bella and we were joined by our friend Winnie Cooper who is similar age and markings as Bella--people even thought they were twins!
We loved meeting other dogs (look how handsome our new friend Bruno is in the photo below) and walking through the neighborhood filled with historic Chicago bungalows and ornate gardens.
My highlight is visiting Indian Boundary Park itself. It's a huge park with a castle-themed play area and even it's own mini-barnyard with goats, ducks and chickens. Miss M pushed herself to the front to check out these critters:
They also have a beautiful duck-filled lagoon where the pooches were happy to check out more wildlife.
It's always so interesting to me to find these places I never knew about in the city.
Thanks again to Alexis for escorting Bella on her debut walk, and for Winnie Cooper and Gregg for joining the crew!

22 comments:

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

LOVE the pics, so fun meeting all the people who read your blog! Bella is so pretty, Im glad she was able to come!

road-dog-tales said...

What a fun day! You all look so beautiful together as a pack, too! What a great (and generous!) way to spend your day.

The Road Dogs

Maisie's Mom said...

When I was born, my family lived in an apartment across the street from Indian Boundary, but I'd forgotten all about it. thanks for the reminder!

http://maisieme.blogspot.com/

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Two Crazy Coaches said...

Looks like such a fun day! I love seeing Bella with your two!

jen said...

Our post are very similar today:)
LOL!
That looks like a great event and a wonderful way to spend the day!

loveandaleash said...

those are some good-lookin' dogs!
thanks for bringing us along on your fun adventure :)

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Looks like such a fun day! It was nice of Ms. M to loan her fancy collar to Bella too :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

What a fun weekend - and for such a great cause!

waldobungie said...

What fun! So glad you guys are able to spend time with Bella while she awaiting adoption! It's really cool that you will really be able to get to know her!

Patty said...

Looks like a great place for a walk. Thanks for sharing pictures of the event!

Corbin said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! You met lots of cool furiends!
-Corbin

bantrobel said...

That is such a wonderful picture of our Bruno! It captures his personality perfectly (upside down and waiting for belly rubs). May we repost the picture of him (with credit, of course)?

Benny and Lily said...

Love these events sponsored for a great cause. Looks fun getting all that attention
Benny & Lily

Two Pitties in the City said...

Bantrobel--Yes, of course. He was so adorable, and we loved meeting all of you. If you want to send us your email (through the 'contact us' on the sidebar) we could send you the originals.

Jess said...

Hey! We made it to the walk, but I guess we missed you guys. Thanks for letting us know about it!

Two Pitties in the City said...

Jess--Oh, we're so sorry to have missed you. When we came with the 3 of them, we just kind of stayed on the periphery. We need to find a way to really meet up!

ForPetsSake said...

I couldn't think of a better way to spend a day! Glad you had fun!

Kari in WeHo said...

What a great walk, we don't get to walk much in the new city as it is now over 100 each day!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks so much for coming to the walk! It's such a great park and neighborhood! I wish we could have gotten a picture of all of the dogs together - maybe next year!

Pip & Kristin

houndstooth said...

I am green with envy that you got to go! We really wanted to, but things got in the way on Saturday. The pups all look so stylish!

Roo said...

What a cool walk! And for a great cause too! Bet the chickens and the ducks in the pond were so much fun for Ms. M and Mr. B to experience! Terrific! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

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