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Events and Fundraisers


When: May 6-7, 2017

Where: Chicago, IL

During the weekend of May 6-7, pug lovers can meet with fellow owners and their smooshy-faced crew to celebrate and enjoy all things PUG! There will be three pug-friendly events including a fundraiser that will benefit both the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & Adoption (NIPRA) and MOPS as well as appearances by many of social media’s pug darlings, such as:


Saturday, May 6
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet by the fenced-in dog friendly area at Lakeshore East Park in the Loop to let your pug have some off-leash play time! Open to all ages.

Saturday, May 6
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Party at Clark Street Ale House in River North (ages 21+ for humans)! Enjoy some cocktails and mingle with your favorite pugs inside the classic Chicago bar or in the large, fenced in patio in the back. Shop our raffle and maybe meet some adoptable pugs!

Please plan to buy lots of raffle tickets:100% of the proceeds will go to NIPRA and MOPS! Both of these rescues do so much for homeless pugs in the Chicagoland area and are always in need of funding to pay for medical care and food. Exciting raffle prizes include a Pet Your Shirt gift certificate, a drawing from the talented artist @157ofGemma, bowties from Curly Tail Ties, a photo session with Cotrell & Co Photographers, a pug quilt from @BlindButNot, and more! Donations are still being collected for the raffle so if you have anything to donate, please let the organizers know!

Sunday, May 7
10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Enjoy a pug-friendly boat cruise along the Chicago River and out onto Lake Michigan! Space will be limited. To subscribe for more information about the overall event, the cruise, and how to book your tickets, visit

Ninja’s Recovery Tribe

Ninja's Recovery Tribe

When: Until goal is reached

Where: Online Donation

Hi, my name is Ninja. Recently, I was in a bad car accident. I have a long road of recovery ahead of me. Thank you to NIPRA and their supporters, they are doing all they can to get me the care I need. Please consider sharing my story and donating so I can continue on the long road to recovery.

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Oliver’s Second Chance

Oliver's Second Chance

When: Until goal is reached

Where: Online Donation

Oliver, our cute honorable pugman, has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Help us get Oliver ready for adoption!

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Check out other pug related events around the Chicagoland area by visiting the Chicago Pugs Meetup!