ADOPTION EVENTS | Highland, Merrillville
American Greyhound will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Petco in Highland and Merrillville. The group also will participate in the 45th annual Middlebury Summer Festival Parade at 1 p.m. today.
ADOPTION EVENT | Schererville
Treasured Friends Rescue will hold an adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at PetSmart.
FYI: (219) 381-8562
ADOPTION EVENTS | Schererville, Valparaiso
Safe Haven Rescue and Adoption and its small dogs will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at PetSmart in Schererville, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at PetSmart in Valparaiso.
FYI: (219) 395-6089
WALK-A-THON, PET FAIR | Hammond
Second Chance 4 Pets Network will sponsor a Paws in Paradise Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Robertsdale Little League Complex, 119th Street and Wolf Lake. The pet fair will include a pet blessing at 10:15 a.m., vendors, animal rescues, K-9 demonstrations, food, merchandise, pet contests and games. The group also will offer microchipping for a nominal fee, and a pet photographer will be on hand. Pets are welcome to walk in the walk-a-thon, but must be leashed and current on vaccinations. Proceeds benefit the rescue.
FYI: (219) 771-6768
DOG WASH | Portage
Portage Animal Hospital will host a dog wash from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the hospital, 3411 Airport Road. Each wash costs $5, and the event will include games for kids, snow cones, elephant ears, vendors and K-9 demonstrations. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.
FYI: (219) 938-3339
RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY | Chicago
The South Side All Breed Training Club will host a Responsible Dog Ownership Day from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Wolf Lake - Shelter 2, 12600 Ave. O, Chicago. The event will include games and prizes, rescues and shelters, training tips, arts and crafts, food and a blessing of the dogs at 2 p.m.
NEEDED | Northwest Indiana
Lakeshore PAWS is looking for area families willing to open their homes to a litter of puppies and their mother.
FYI: (219) 476-PAWS (7297) or lakeshorePAWS.org
COST SPAY/NEUTER | Munster
Recipients of public aid (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Unemployment or Disability) can have their pet spayed or neutered at the Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic for a low cost: $50 for dogs, $30 for cats. Feral cats and pit bulls can also be fixed at these prices, regardless of owner income.
FYI: (219) 924-7140 or hscalumet.org/clinic.asp
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM | Michigan City
The Michigan City Animal Control Division has announced a volunteer program that will encompass kennel duties located at Michigan City’s Central Maintenance on the west side. Duties will include feeding cats and dogs and cleaning the kennels. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
RAINBOW BRIDGE GARDEN | Westville
The Independent Cat Society is building a Rainbow Bridge Garden where the human-animal bond is celebrated and beloved companions can be memorialized. Memorial bricks are available for either $125 or $75. Order forms are available on the website or at the shelter.
FYI: (219) 785-4936 or catsociety.org
LARGE DOG SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE | Northwest Indiana
Financial aid is available to all dogs weighing 40 pounds or more to get them spayed or neutered.
FYI: (877) 819-3300 or calumetsnap.org
FOSTERS NEEDED | Munster
Humane Society Calumet Area is looking for local families willing to open their homes to infant animals in need of special care. Training is provided.
FYI: (219) 922-3811
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | Region
Petite Paws is in need of volunteers and foster homes. Volunteers are needed to help make calls, raise funds, transport, attend events and foster.
LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER TRANSPORT | Gary
Dog and cat owners looking to get their pets fixed can take advantage of a transport program offered by the South Suburban Humane Society in Glenwood, Ill. The program transports pets to the clinic from Gary on the second Wednesday of the month. The clinic offers special rates for low-income families and those receiving disability, Social Security, unemployment or other public aid. Other vaccinations and procedures are available the day of surgery.
FYI: (708) 755-1110 or southsuburbanhumanesociety.org/lowcost-spayneuter-clinic