Calling all dog lovers!! Mark your calendars for the Hugs for Hounds Doggy Easter Egg Hunt. This annual event held the Saturday before Easter unites dogs and dog lovers for an amazing event! This year’s event will be benefiting Forest Preserve Police Department’s K – 9 officer, Jullo.
Who and What:
Hosted by Shorewood HUGS, the 2019 Hugs for Hounds Doggy Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle is a rain or shine annual event. It attracts hundreds of pet people, dog lovers and dogs eager to make a difference and have some holiday fun. 3,000 Easter eggs will be filled with treats and scattered around for dogs to claim via the touch of their nose or paw! Adding to the fun will be doggy Easter basket raffles! How exciting is that?
Prizes will also be given out to some very talented dogs. For example, prizes will be given to the largest dog, smallest dog, the dog with the best Easter outfit and the dog that looks most like their owner. A prize will also be awarded to the dog who came the farthest.
Hugs for Hounds Doggy Easter Egg Hunt will be a howling good time, for sure. Pre-register online and come early, folks! If history repeats itself, there’s sure to be a huge crowd.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Onsite registration begins at 10 AM
Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11:00 AM
Hammel Woods Dog Park
23434 West Black Road
Shorewood, IL 60404
More about Shorewood HUGS
Shorewood HUGS is an amazing nonprofit women’s group that was formed in 2008 by 5 local moms. Now boating over 40 members, the group’s mission is to grant wishes for those in need. By hosting unique events such as the Hugs for Hounds Doggy Easter Egg Hunt, they are able to raise funds to support the wishes of community members. They have granted over 700 wishes already! Wishes included many amazing gestures such as: Blackhawks tickets and jersey, final touches to a daughter’s wedding, carnival passes for a boy who lost his grandmother and brother, porch swing for father with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, landscaping for a mother of 3 and so much more! Some of the other fantastic events they hold each year are: Hugs & Wishes Chocolate Ball, MS Walk, Relay for Life, Holiday Giving, Junior HUGS and Scholarships.
Do you know someone who could use a “HUG”? Wish criteria, eligibility requirements and the wish fulfillment process are all posted on the Shorewood HUGS website.
Is there an easier way to help make a difference in the life of another community member than the Hugs for Hounds Doggy Easter Egg Hunt? For what it costs you to enjoy a cup of coffee at Starbucks, you can come on out for a few hours of great fun, prizes, photo opportunities and bonding time with your dog. How can you say no to that?
If you can’t make the event, there will be other opportunities to make a difference! They also always graciously accept online donations at their home page.