Precious Pets Almost Home - Animal Rescue
Upcoming and Past Events

Join in the fun and help raise money for Precious Pets Almost Home by supporting us at upcoming events. Check out the photos and events below for a look into a dynamite organization.

September


End of Summer Brew Party
Tuesday, September 19
Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

We are excited to be celebrating the end of summer at Revolution Brewing again this year. This celebration will take place at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square and will include a fun evening filled with friends old & new, Revolution beer, and tasty bites. Join us for a night of mixing and mingling with other beer lovers, pet lovers, and PPAH supporters.

Your $30 ticket ($35 at the door) includes all you can drink of 5 Core Revolution House beers: Cross of Gold, Fist City Pale Ale, Bottom Up Wit, Eugene Porter, and Anti-Hero IPA (as well as soft drinks) along with tasty bites.

Your ticket purchase benefits the work of Precious Pets Almost Home.  Buy now via PayPal using our Donate button (noting that your donation is for your ticket), or send a check to PO Box 411855, Chicago IL 60641.  Once your donation is received, we will add your name and the name of your guests to our attendee list.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend
September 16-17
2665 N Elston, Chicago IL 60647
 
Volunteers will be at Petsmart on Elston and Logan from Noon - 4pm both Saturday and Sunday to show cats and answer questions.

Lots of our adoptable cats and kittens, will be making an appearance this weekend. Come down for a meet-and-greet, snuggle fest and information session. Meet the love of your life, or just donate food and/or money to help us care for the homeless pets in our foster network. We will be accepting donations including but not limited to: cash, cat food (dry and canned), treats, bowls, litter, blankets and towels, crates, carriers.

If you would like to participate in this event from the comfort of your own home, donate from our Amazon Wish List.


November

Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend
November 11-12
2665 N Elston, Chicago IL 60647
 
Volunteers will be at Petsmart on Elston and Logan from Noon - 4pm both Saturday and Sunday to show cats and answer questions.

Lots of our adoptable cats and kittens, will be making an appearance this weekend. Come down for a meet-and-greet, snuggle fest and information session. Meet the love of your life, or just donate food and/or money to help us care for the homeless pets in our foster network. We will be accepting donations including but not limited to: cash, cat food (dry and canned), treats, bowls, litter, blankets and towels, crates, carriers.

If you would like to participate in this event from the comfort of your own home, donate from our Amazon wish list.

 

2016

Brew Party - September 20, 2016. 
Revolution Brewing

Join us in celebrating 15 years of serving our community and its' pets.






This celebration will take place at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square and will include a fun evening filled with friends old & new, Revolution beer, and tasty bites.  This will be a night of mixing and mingling with other pet lovers and PPAH supporters and commemorating milestone.

We would like to thank the businesses that are supporting this fundraiser by donating items to the silent auction and raffle. Fantastic items will be available from the following businesses:
 
Adorn Decor
Zurina Ketola designs
PRP Wine International 
Tea'se
Perkolator
It'll Glow On You Illustrations
Scrub Me
The Vic - tickets to Bridget Everett
Lettuce Entertain You
Binnie's
Wheat's End Cafe
Pompeii.

Your  $30 ticket ($35 at the door) includes all you can drink of 5 Core Revolution House beers: Cross of Gold, Fist City Pale Ale, Bottom Up Wit, Eugene Porter, and Anti-Hero IPA (as well as soft drinks) along with tasty bites: Flat Bread (v), Falafel (veg), and Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches.  Upgrade your ticket donation for $10 and experience a behind the scenes tour of Revolutions brewery production!!

Your ticket benefits the work of Precious Pets Almost Home.

Only a limited number of tickets are available. Purchase yours now via PayPal. If you would like to pay via check, mail it to Precious Pets Almost Home, P.O. Box 411855, Chicago, Illinois 60641. 
 
To learn more about these can't miss items and the Brew Party, visit the Events page on our Facebook page.

When it comes to rescuing and providing medical care for homeless pets, every dollar counts.  If you can't attend the event, but would like to be there in spirit by supporting the cats and dogs in our care, please donate here.

Summer 2016 Events

Cat and Kitten Crazy at Petco - August 13, 12 - 3:00pm
Adoption Event
Tons of our adoptable cats will be onsite on August 13th from noon - 3:00. Come down for a meet-and-greet, snuggle fest, information session. Meet the love of your life, or just donate food to help us care for the homeless pets in our foster netowrk. Mica, Nikki, Celeste, Carmella, Carmichael, and Tootsie will be making their adoption event debut. Unless they're already adopted by then, Cactus Flower, Sticky, Star, and Lilac will be receiving visitors as well. Mark your calendar!


Spring/Summer 2016 Events

Petsmart National Adoption Weekend - May 14 &15, 11am - 4:00pm
Come find your four-legged sweetheart during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend! Volunteers will be at Petsmart (Elston and Logan) to introduce you to some of our adoptable cats from 11:00am - 4:00pm.

7th Annual Beach Blanket Benefit - June 25th 
Please join us on Saturday, June 25th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm for the 7th annual Beach Blanket Benefit, a fundraiser to help the homeless pets cared for by Precious Pets Almost Home. Your $25 donation at the door includes open bar, tasty food, and fun times.       
 
Come on over and enjoy Trader Todd's tropical back patio, a refreshing drink, and good company all for a great cause. Help us make this year's Beach Blanket Benefit a blast.








Spring 2015 Events

Marcello's Dine and Donate
February 10, ALL DAY
Milwaukee Ave AND North Ave Locations
Eat at Marcello's (Father and Sons Pizza) or carry out any time on the 10th.  Print and bring this coupon and Marcello's will donate 15% of your purchase to PPAH!  Marcello's used to donate 10% but has increased their contribution to 15%!! Let's go eat and earn PPAH some $$$!!!

Petsmart National Adoption Weekend
February 13 & 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Calling all cupids!  On Valentine's weekend, we will be at Petsmart (Elston and Logan) to introduce you to some of our adoptable cats.  Fall in love from from 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo
Arlington Race Track
March 18-20
Chicagoland's favorite pet expo returns for the 24th year.  And we will return for the third year.  As always, we will have a few adoptable cats to meet and greet the public.  But this year, we will be selling some custom, handcrafted gear to raise funds for our Precious Pets.  Work the booth with us for a few hours for free admission and parking, or just stop by to say hi to our human and feline volunteers.Click here for hours and location.


Winter 2015 Events
 
Petsmart National Adoption Weekend - November 14&15, 11am - 4:00pm
Come find your four-legged sweetheart during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend! Volunteers will be at Petsmart (Elston and Logan) to introduce you to some of our adoptable cats from 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th. 

Ten Thousand Villages Shop and Donate -  December 6th, ALL DAY 
Ten Thousand Villages has generously offered to help us raise funds during the 2015 holiday season.  On Sunday, December 6th come to Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln Park (840 W Armitage Ave) to meet some of our adoptable animals, chit-chat with the dedicated volunteers running the event, and buy all of the gifts on your list.  Precious Pets Almost Home will receive 15% of ALL PURCHASES on this day. 


Spring 2015 Events

Petco National Adoption Weekend - April 11 and 12, 12 - 4:00pm 
 
Petco National Adoption Weekend - May 2 and 3, 12 - 4:00pm 
At the Petco South Loop, you can visit and interact with some of our adoptable cats any time during store hours. During event weekends, we will also be there with additional cats for you to play with. So, come on down to see our the adoption center, chat with some volunteers, and meet some adoptable kitties.  

Petsmart National Adoption Weekend - May 16 and 17, 11 - 4:00pm
Precious Pets Almost Home will be at Petsmart (Elston and Logan) to introduce you to some of our adoptable cats from 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th. 
 
Marcello's Dine and Donate -  June 10th, ALL DAY 

Here's your second chance to donate to PPAH by eating pizza!! Dine at the Logan Square or Lincoln Park Marcello's restaurant on June 10th (note the change in the June date). Bring the flyer you see below and 10% of your check (pre tax and gratuity) will be donated back to PPAH!

Block Sale Fundraiser - June 13th and 14th, 9-4:00pm 
Our Second Annual Block Sale is coming up soon. Don't miss great deals on DVDs, books, housewares, clothes and MUCH MORE. Last year we raised almost $450 for our Precious Pets. Help us do even better this year by coming by our tables to see what items you just can't live without. 100% of the proceeds go to provide medical care for homeless cats and dogs.

6th Annual Beach Blanket Benefit - June 27th 
Please join us on Saturday, June 27th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm for the 6th annual Beach Blanket Benefit, a fundraiser to help the homeless pets cared for by Precious Pets Almost Home. Your $25 donation at the door includes open bar, tasty food, and fun times.       
 
Schwa has generously donated a dinner for four PLUS wine AGAIN this year. However, this year we are raffling off this amazing dinner experience. Purchase of a $20 ticket enters you into the raffle for dinner and wine for four at Schwa, one the country's most sought after reservations ($650 VALUE). Winning ticket will be drawn at the fundraiser on June 27th. Winner need not be present. Let us know if you need a raffle ticket, or a few, and cannot attend the event.   
 
Come on over and enjoy Trader Todd's tropical back patio, a refreshing drink, and good company all for a great cause. Help us make this year's Beach Blanket Benefit a blast.

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo

Looking for a fun event for your family or friends to enjoy on this weekend of March 20th to 22th, 2015, The Chicagoland Family Pet Expo has something for everybody! Print this coupon for a dollar off for every ticket you purchase and Chicagoland Family Pet Expo will donate a dollar to Precious Pets Almost Home. We look forward to seeing you!


Winter 2015 Events

February  14 and 15 
 
The PetSmart Charities Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend takes place at your local PetSmart store.  Precious Pets Almost Home will be at Petsmart (Elston and Logan) to introduce you to some of our adoptable cats from 11:00am - 4:00pm Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th.
 
March 20, 21 and 22

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at the
Arlington Park Racecourse, Arlington Heights.  “An unbeatable, one-stop venue for pet products and services! The Chicagoland Family Pet Expo is set to deliver top-quality entertainment, demonstrations, presentations and the latest products and services for pet owners and pet enthusiasts.”

PPAH will have a booth set up at this event all weekend. Stop by to say hello and support our adoptable cats. We’re also looking for volunteers to staff the booth. Volunteering gets you free parking and a fulfilling way to spend the day.
Email us for details.


Fall/Winter Adoption Events
 
National Adopt-a-thon weekend at PetSmart
September 12-14
2665 N Elston, Chicago IL

Although you can see the cats in the adoption center any time Petsmart is open, many additional cats and kittens will make guest appearances on this day.  Make a point to come over to Petsmart on this day to meet all of the adoptable cats and kittens and several of our volunteers. 
 
Adoption Event at Kriser's Streeterville
September 20, 12:00 - 3:00pm
356 E Ohio, Chicago IL

We're excited to announce our second adoption event hosted by Kriser's. Kriser's has many Chicagoland locations and we will be at their Streeterville store.  Join us for a nice afternoon in Streeterville and some cuddle time with a bunch of our adoptable cats and kittens!

 Adoption Event at Petco South Loop
September 20, 12:00 - 4:00pm
611 W Roosevelt, Chicago IL

 We are very excited to announce that Precious Pets Almost Home is the new adoption partner for the Petco South Loop.  You can visit and interact with some of our adoptable cats any time during store hours.  We will also be there with additional kitties during our monthly adoption events.  So, come on down to see our new adoption center, chat with some volunteers, and meet some adoptable kitties.
 
Adoption Event at Logan Pets Grooming
September 27  12:00 - 4:00pm
2659 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL

Logan Pets is hosting us in September!  Come over and meet our volunteers and cuddle with many of our adoptable cats and kittens. 
Logan Pets offers Dog Daycare, Dog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Dog and Cat Grooming Services, Supplies and much more to the Chicago area in the vibrant neighborhood of Logan Square.

 National Adoption Weekend at Petco South Loop
October 4 and 5, 12:00 - 4:00pm
611 W Roosevelt, Chicago IL

We are very excited to announce that Precious Pets Almost Home is the new adoption partner for the Petco South Loop.  You can visit and interact with some of our adoptable cats any time during store hours.  We will also be there with additional kitties during our monthly adoption events.  So, come on down to see our new adoption center, chat with some volunteers, and meet some adoptable kitties.
 
Adoption Event at Kriser's Streeterville
October 18, 12:00 - 3:00pm
356 E Ohio, Chicago IL

We're excited to announce another adoption event at Kriser's. Kriser's has many Chicagoland locations and we will be at their Streeterville store.  Join us for a nice afternoon in Streeterville and some cuddle time with a bunch of our adoptable cats and kittens!

Adoption Event at Logan Pets Grooming
October 25 12:00 - 4:00pm
2659 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL

Logan Pets is hosting us in October!  Come over and meet our volunteers and cuddle with many of our adoptable cats and kittens. 
Logan Pets offers Dog Daycare, Dog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Dog and Cat Grooming Services, Supplies and much more to the Chicago area in the vibrant neighborhood of Logan Square.

National Adoption Weekend at Petco South Loop
November 8 and 9, 12:00 - 4:00pm
611 W Roosevelt, Chicago IL

We are very excited to announce that Precious Pets Almost Home is the new adoption partner for the Petco South Loop.  You can visit and interact with some of our adoptable cats any time during store hours.  We will also be there with additional kitties during our monthly adoption events.  So, come on down to see our new adoption center, chat with some volunteers, and meet some adoptable kitties.
 
 Adoption Event at Bentley's Corner Barkery
November TBD
1137 S Delano Court, Chicago IL

We're excited to announce our second adoption event hosted by Bentley's Corner Barkery. Bentley's has several locations and we will be at their store in the South Loop.

"Bentley's Corner Barkery is a fun and playful environment to bring your dog in to shop or socialize at any of our monthly events. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience here and know your dog will!"  And we hope that you will enjoy an afternoon at Bentley's socializing with our volunteers and interacting with our adoptable cats and dogs.


Support Precious Pets Almost Home
by attending our annual
Beach Blanket Benefit
on Saturday, August 16th.








 
Summer 2014 Adoption Events

Adoption Event at Logan Pets Grooming
June 21st, 12:00 - 4:00pm
2659 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL

Logan Pets is hosting us in June!  Come over and meet our volunteers and cuddle with many of our adoptable cats and kittens.  

Logan Pets offers Dog Daycare, Dog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Dog and Cat Grooming Services, Supplies and much more to the Chicago area in the vibrant neighborhood of Logan Square. 

July 12th, 12:00 - 3:00pm
356 E Ohio, Chicago IL

We're excited to announce our first adoption event hosted by Kriser's. Kriser's has many Chicagoland locations and we will be at their Streeterville store.  Join us for a nice afternoon in Streeterville and some cuddle time with a bunch of our adoptable cats and kittens!

Adoption Event at Logan Pets Grooming
July 19th, 12:00 - 4:00pm
2659 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL

Logan Pets is hosting us again in July!  Come over and meet our volunteers and cuddle with many of our adoptable cats and kittens.  

Logan Pets offers Dog Daycare, Dog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Dog and Cat Grooming Services, Supplies and much more to the Chicago area in the vibrant neighborhood of Logan Square.


Adoption Event at PetSmart
July 26th, 12:00 - 4:00pm
2665 N Elston, Chicago IL

Although you can see the cats in the adoption center any time Petsmart is open, many additional cats and kittens will make guest appearances on this day.  Make a point to come over to Petsmart on this day to meet all of the adoptable cats and kittens and several of our volunteers. 


Adoption Event at Bentley's Corner Barkery
August 2nd, 12:00 - 3:00pm
1137 S Delano Court, Chicago IL

We're excited to announce our first adoption event hosted by Bentley's Corner Barkery. Bentley's has several locations and we will be at their store in the South Loop.

"Bentley's Corner Barkery is a fun and playful environment to bring your dog in to shop or socialize at any of our monthly events. We hope you enjoy your shopping experience here and know your dog will!"  And we hope that you will enjoy an afternoon at Bentley's socializing with our volunteers and interacting with our adoptable cats and dogs.





Winter/Spring 2014 Adoption Events




































Mutts, Meows, and Mimosas: Education and Adoption.


























Photos with Santa 2013

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR SEASONAL FUNDRAISER AND HELP HOMELESS ANIMALS IN THEIR QUEST FOR A REAL HOME!






You have just two chances this Holiday Season to have photos of your pets taken with Santa at PetsMart to benefit Precious Pets Almost Home. On Saturday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 14 Precious Pets will be available, along with the Jolly One, to take a photo of your pet in his lap, and you can squeeze in too! This year will be a little different in that the price has dropped to $5.00 (all of which goes to Precious Pets), and WE take the photo, with YOUR camera/phone. Santa will be waiting for you and your furry friends on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, between 11:00 and 3:00 at:

PetsMart at 2665 N. Elston
or
PetsMart at 6655 W. Grand


4th Annual Beach Blanket Benefit






This event will be our only fundraiser of this kind in 2013. Please support us by attending the event, donating raffle or silent auction prizes, donating cash, or participating in the raffle or silent auction (prizes to be named soon).  For questions or to donate, please reach us via web form submission on the "Contact Us" page of this site or private message us on Facebook. We hope to see you there!








Come meet our loveable cats and kittens that are looking for their "furrever" homes! Plus, we will be previewing our 2013 kittens that are in foster care that will be available in the future when they are old enough to be adopted!

If your household is full already but you want to help homeless cats and kittens, bring your donations to Broadway Antique Market during the week and the event. We are always in need for dry and can food for cats and kittens. Also, cat litter (clay and scoopable), cat toys, paper towels, bleach, pet store gift cards and money to help cover medical expenses.



March 15 - 17, 2013.  Arlington Family Pet Expo





We had so much fun talking to Expo attendees this weekend about Precious Pets Almost Home and our adoptable cats and dogs.  What a great way to spend a weekend.  We would like to thank all of the visitors to our booth for their donations, raffle ticket purchases, great conversation, and overall support.  We look forward to seeing you all there next year!






When these two boys were at the Expo on Friday with their mom, they stopped by our booth and felt a real connection to Ernie. The were so moved by Ernies' sweet, soulful eyes and easy demeanor and were compelled to help him reach his goal of $3,500 for his glaucoma surgery. On Saturday, they returned to our booth, and confidently handed over a heavy grocery bag filled with the contents of their piggy bank. They had gone home Friday night and begged their mom to bring them back then next day and let them donate the entire contents of their piggy banks!!! We were so moved by this level of compassion in such little guys, it was hard to hold back the tears. Thank you boys!




3rd Annual Beach Blanket Benefit August 4th, 2012.

Raffle Prizes:

Animal Care Center - Pet Grooming, vetting services and products ($100 Value)
Cornerstone Bakery - $25 Gift Card
Mariano’s Fresh Market - $10 Gift Card
Mac Daddy Salon - Cut, blow dry and product ($75 value)
Boka restaurant - $50 gift card
Girl and the Goat - $50 gift card
Balana - $50 gift card
GT Fish & Oyster - $50 gift card
Perennial Virant - $50 gift card
Signed copy of Girl in the Kitchen by Stef Izards, winner of Top Chef Chicago
Bottle of Bourbon from Stef Izard’s Reserve Collection





Third Annual Beach Blanket Benefit
Third Annual Beach Blanket Benefit
It's time once again for our annual Beach Blanket Benefit! Please join us at Trader Todd's on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This fundraiser helps the homeless pets cared for by Precious Pets Almost Home. Your $25 donation at the door includes open bar, tasty food, and fun times. With an additional $5 donation you will receive a $25 gift certificate to N9NE Steakhouse! Come on over and enjoy Trader Todd’s tropical back patio, a refreshing drink, and good company all for a great cause. Help us make this year’s Beach Blanket Benefit a blast!
Second Annual Beach Blanket Benefit
Second Annual Beach Blanket Benefit
Please join us on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for the second annual Beach Blanket Benefit, a fundraiser to help the homeless pets cared for by Precious Pets Almost Home. Your $25 donation at the door includes open bar, tasty food, and fun times. With an additional $5 donation you will receive a $25 gift certificate to N9NE Steakhouse! As always, raffle tickets will be available for purchase and prizes will abound. Trader Todd’s is located at 3216 N Sheffield in Chicago. This year’s Beach Blanket Benefit is a little later than last year, that’s why our beach loving pets are roasting snacks on the campfire. If it’s warm on October 1st, we’ll enjoy Trader Todd’s tropical back patio and if it’s a little chilly we’ll enjoy the fun vibe indoors. Either way, this year’s Beach Blanket Benefit will be a blast.
Kitten Kaboodle Fundraiser  June 11th 2011
Kitten Kaboodle Fundraiser June 11th 2011
Together we can raise money to house, protect, and find forever homes for some of the thousands of kittens that will be born on the streets of Chicago this spring alone. Come out for a good cause, spend time with friends, enjoy Ukrianian Village and Gold Star Bar.
So far our raffle prizes include:
So far our raffle prizes include:
2 pairs of Cubs tickets 2 Starbuck's gift baskets $50 in groceries at Strack & Van Til
Precious Pets Fundraiser 2010
Precious Pets Fundraiser 2010
Governor Quinn attended this year's event at which he discussed his commitment to animal rights legislation.
Precious Pets Fundraiser 2010
Precious Pets Fundraiser 2010
A big thank-you to Trader Todd's for hosting our 2010 Fundraiser
Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa
Our holiday fundraiser isn't just for dogs!



And don’t forget - With an additional $5 donation you will receive a $25 gift certificate to N9NE Steakhouse!



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