1:00 PM13:00

Halloween Reunion

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It's time for New Leash on Life's Family Spooktacular Reunion and Halloween Party! This is a chance to celebrate all our alumni pups, their wonderful families, and our amazing volunteers.

The spooktacular day will include a pet costume contest (oh we know you love dressing up your fur babies), delicious Halloween appetizers, yummy beer offerings, a raffle and much more! Come join us for a fun-filled day of dogs, family, and Halloween fun!

Kids and families are welcome.

Adults $20

If you will be bringing your dog, please email Megan at volunteer@nlolchicago.org to RSVP your pup! 

Emperical Brewery is dog friendly but space is limited. Due to the nature of the event, we welcome social dogs only

Kids under 5 are free

Space is limited so get your tickets today.

100% of the proceeds will go directly to helping New Leash on Life save more dogs!

Buy tickets here!

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9:00 AM09:00

Strategic Planning Group Meeting

  • 4615 West Grace Street Chicago, IL, 60641 United States (map)
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Please join us for our first follow up to the June 1 strategic planning session. You can read a recap of our last session here.

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12:00 PM12:00

Strategic Planning Session

We need your voice, ideas, & compassion. Join us for a half-day strategic planning session June 1st from 12 - 5 pm (Lunch provided)

About this Event

We want to grow New Leash’s volunteer base and continue our mission of finding loving homes for shelter dogs who might otherwise be euthanized all while providing a collaborative and rewarding space for people who want to help us on this journey.

Join us for a strategy session where we will review the results of our recent survey and discuss best practices for communications and volunteer engagement and recruitment. If you are unable to join us for the whole afternoon, please still consider joining us as time allows.

We will kick off the session with lunch and introductions at Noon and will continue until 5:00 PM.

The day will close with social (dinner and drinksat 5:00 and is open to all NLOL volunteers, partners, children, and friends! We will reach out to those attending soon to see if you are thinking of staying for dinner so we have plenty of food and drink! 

Location will be determined based on the number of participants and will likely be at one of our volunteer’s homes in Chicago. Details will be sent to registered attendees and transportation help can be arranged.

Register here.

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12:30 PM12:30

Waveland Bowl Fundraiser


Spring is in the air which means we are ready to get to work saving more dogs!

We need to raise a little "green" to pump up our funding and carry out our mission, so come on out and support your favorite dog rescue NLOL CHICAGO. Bowling tickets are limited to 30, but no need to bowl to come support us. Come have a cocktail and of course... donations always appreciated. We have collected great raffle items (autographed Mike Ditka Bears Jersey, Cubs tickets, NLOL merchandise, and much more). Bowling, pizza, pop/juice are all included in the $15.00 price. Cash bar available and great fun with great people.

100% of the proceeds go to saving more dogs. Buy a ticket soon, they will sell fast.

Buy tickets here

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1:00 PM13:00

Pups on the Patio 2: Doggo Boogaloo

Save the date!! Our wonderful friends at Billy Sunday have invited us back for Pups on the Patio 2: Doggo Boogaloo! We'll be out on their dog friendly patio on Sunday, October 14 to have a few drinks with old friends and maybe make some new ones and hopefully enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon. We can't wait to see you!

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1:30 PM13:30

NLOL Chicago Painting Party



Paint a portrait of your pet at our New Leash on Life Pet Paint Party! PINOT's will transfer your favorite pet photo onto a 16”X20” canvas. Then, artists of Pinot's Palette will walk you through the steps to create your Pet Portrait!

Deadline to submit photos is Monday, September 24th.

Sunday, October 7th
Pinot's Palette - 2768 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Tickets are $65 per painter
Click the link below to register and get all the details:


Food and drink for sale at venue.
We can't wait to see you! Cheers!

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Two Gentleman From Verona - starring Chicago's Rescue Dogs!

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Midsommar Flight presents Two Gentleman from Verona starring New Leash on Life pups! Ok, starring might be a bit of an exaggeration, but our pups appear in three scenes. Come see the show at a park near you: 

7/21 @ 6pm & 7/22 @ 2pm: Gross Park, 2708 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL
7/28 @ 6pm & 7/29 @ 2pm: Touhy Park, 7348 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL
8/18 @ 6pm & 8/19 @ 2pm: Touhy Park, 7348 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL

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12:00 PM12:00

Family Reunion

Come out and help us celebrate another fabulous year of dog rescue! All members of the New Leash On Life - Chicago family, friends, fans, supporters, etc are welcome! 

Reconnect with fosters, adoption counselors, volunteers, adopters, and DOGS!
Lunch, Games, and Prizes provided. BYOB.

The picnic will be at Thaddeus S. "Ted" Lechowicz Woods, 5901 N. Central Ave. on Saturday, September 30 from noon - 3 p.m.

Get your tickets today!


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11:00 AM11:00

First Annual Puppy Prom/Adoption Event/Fundraiser at Empirical Brewery 1801 W. Foster Ave

What’s better than dogs in prom clothes? Nothing we can think of!

That's why New Leash on Life Chicago is happy to announce its Doggy Prom 2016 – Rescue Me! The juke box starts rocking at 11 a.m. so dress your dog* in their best prom attire and come out for an afternoon of fun.

Everyone is welcome (no dog, no worries) to join us in celebrating the very thing we love the most, rescue dogs. This fun-filled afternoon for humans and canines alike includes red carpet photos, music, appetizers, drink specials, great raffle prizes, and photo booth fun. You'll even get to vote Queen and King of the Prom! 

If that isn't enough, we'll have some of our adoptable dogs ready to meet, greet, and party. 

Kids and families are welcome.

Adults $20
Kids (over 2) $5
Kids under 2 are free
If you plan on bringing your dog, please register a free dog RSVP so we can have a count on how many canine friends to expect. 

Space is limited so get your ticket today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-leash-on-life-chicago-doggy-prom-2016-and-adoption-event-tickets-24328292578

100% of the proceeds will go directly to saving more dogs in 2016!

*This event is indoors so we welcome social dogs due to spacing.

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12:00 PM12:00

Adoption Event at 4Legs Pet Supply 4725 N. Damen Ave

Come in and meet some of our adoptable dogs on Saturday, April 2 from 12-3! Free doggy kisses to each visitor!!

You can also just stop in and learn more about NLOL and how you can get more involved. We are always in need of volunteers, for handling dogs and transporting to and from the events. Fill out the volunteer application today, and get started!!

 Hope to see you there!

Adoptable dogs attending are: Inky and Magnus



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