Join us on Saturday, October 24, for our sixth annual dog extravaganza at Whalon Lake in Naperville! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the free, all-ages “Howloween Hoopla” will offer a variety of fun activities and demonstrations for you and your pup. The first 250 people to attend will receive a free limited edition dog food scoop with an attached clip!
Pick out your dog’s favorite costume and enter in a costume contest and parade with prizes. Owners are invited to dress up too! You can also try your luck in doggy games, including a trick-or-treat hunt!
Say cheese with your pup at a pet photo booth! Enjoy dog entertainment, try out agility equipment and watch demonstrations, consult with a behavior specialist and sit in on a first-aid clinic. Visit exhibitors, including a variety of pet supply vendors and non-profit rescue groups, many of which will have adoptable dogs for you to meet.
Take good care of your furkid with free doggy services including micro-chipping, teeth brushing, and nail clipping. Pamper your pup with tons of free giveaways from numerous vendors!
Food will be available for purchase.
For driving directions to Whalon Lake, visit our Google Map.
Haven’t been to “Howloween Hoopla” before? Check out the fun from last year’s event in our Flickr Photo Gallery!
Generous sponsors for this event include:
- Cumulus Chicago,
- SPAY ILLINOIS,
- PurrFurred Pet Styling, Inc.,
- Coastal Pet Products, Inc.,
- Kriser’s Natural Pet,
- Diane’s Dogs,
- Oak Brook Kennel Club,
- SuperDogz, Inc.,
- Feel So Good Canine Massage, LLC,
- The Pooper Scoopers, and
- Ken J. Marks Agility.
All ordinances apply and dogs must be leashed, but a dog park permit is not required to attend the day’s activities. For more information, or to attend as a vendor, please call 708.534.8499.
This program will take place in the dog park on uneven natural terrain. In providing programs and services to the public, the Forest Preserve District will make reasonable modifications to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to enjoy District offerings. View more information or request accommodations.
Lots of puppies and their owners out for a great time at Whalon Lake!