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Adoption Event Weekend!

Who wants to come out this weekend and get some adoptable love and maybe find a new forever friend?! We will be at two locations on Saturday so make sure you check to see who will be where if you are interested in adopting.

We will be at:
Rocky’s Pizzeria (1440 Grand Avenue Lindenhurst) from 11 to 3

Channahon Three Rivers Festival (24856 W. Eames St, Channahon, IL) from 12 to 5. The festival will include a carnival, three main stage attractions, bingo, crafts/ flea market vendors, food, beer tent, live entertainment and a parade on Sunday! Come on out with the whole family-even if you aren’t looking for a new furry family member.

If you have been considering adoption make sure you fill out an application from to begin the preapproval process! Any questions let us know!

Beach Fest!

Who is coming out to our event next weekend at Beach Fest in Round Lake Beach ( 2007 Civic Center Way Round Lake Beach IL)
We will be there on Friday June 24, 2016 from 3-8p Saturday June 25, 2016 from 1-8p and Sunday June 26, 2016 from 1-6p. We will have lots of our adoptables on site to meet and snuggle with and you could potentially find your new family member! Check back later this week to see who will be joining us!

If you have been considering adoption please check out our adoptables and submit a completed application from to begin the preapproval process. Any applications submitted after 4p Thursday please bring a copy with to the event. Check back later to see who will be joining us which days!

Adoption Event!

Who is coming out tomorrow to our adoption event hosted by Liberty Subaru of Libertyville from 11a-4p?! We are going to be joined by lots of our adoptables who are looking for their forever families to snuggle and play with! If you have been considering adoption or just want to come out and visit for some snuggles and laughter we can’t wait to see you there! You can begin filling out the application from to begin the approval process! (If submitted after 3p Friday you may be asked to bring a copy of your application with!) Saturday we will be joined by Avery, Amber Marie, Autnm, Bernie, Bessie, Beth, Bobo, Brantley, Bridget, Buddy Boy, Buffalo, Dawson, Friday, Gemma, Jameson, Jan, Johnny Walker, Jose Cuevero, June Bug, Lula, Lydia, Mable, Manhattan, Marcia, Mojito, Nick Furry, Quinn, Ray Vaughn, Sara, Shades, Skyy, Snicklefritz, Souke, Sugar and others! If you have any questions please let us know! We hope to see everyone there!

Liberty Subaru

Adoption Event

Who wants to come out this weekend to meet some of or adorable adoptables? We will be at the Pets Supplies Plus in Gurnee (6675 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031) on Saturday May 21 from 11-3 and Sunday May 22 from 12-3. We will be joined by lots of our adoptables that are in search of their forever homes! If you are considering adopting one of our sweeties please submit your application from prior to the event to begin the preapproval process. (If you submit your application Thursday after 4p please bring a copy of your application with. )
Saturday we will be joined by Serrano, Manhattan, Kellie, Kalea, Bunny, Beth, Aspen, Faline, Bluebell, Shiloh, Thumper, Sage, Gossip, Ruffy, Ray Vaughn. Jasper, Rumor, Duncan, Booker, Diamond, Callaway, Buffalo, Birckle and others! Make sue you come out and meet these adorable adoptables that are just looking for the right home to call their own!


Happy Wagging Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will try to brighten your week by doing a feature post of one of our animals that is in search of their forever home! Please share to brighten your family and friends days and you never know when it might be the right animal for the right person!
Hi folks. My name is Bunny. I am a young jack russell terrier with personality up the ying yang. I never met a two legger I didn’t love. I’m not a fan of cats or dogs bigger than my fine self, which is about 90% of the canine population since I only weigh about 15 lbs. I am, however, a fan of kids and would love some skin siblings to love and play with. I’m guessing they could teach me a few tricks and I could teach them a few in return. My short term foster momma let me snuggle with her in bed all night and then left me out during the day and I just waited for her at the door no accidents and I didn’t chew anything either! That just shows you I’m a great gal! Now who has the perfect home for me with small dogs, no cats and some kids or a lap that I can call my own?! I’m up to date on all my vaccinations and spayed. No more puppies for this gal. I need to maintain my svelte figure so I can keep up with a new forever family. 13139053_10101446205794366_1802022271839379049_n13178051_1143180419046664_2064096524719467431_n 13179362_606314826185109_1764224054039818060_n

Wagging Wednesday!

Happy Wagging Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will try to brighten your week by doing a feature post of one of our animals that is in search of their forever home! Please share to brighten your family and friends days and you never know when it might be the right animal for the right person!

We would like to reintroduce you to Bessy a 6 year old beagle who has been searching for her forever home for quite some time and she just doesn’t understand why?! She loves to play and wiggle her butt for scratches in the morning. She thinks she is the star of her own version of “Risky Business” as she likes to “rev” up and use her foster mom’s runners in the kitchen in place of a wood floor and a pair of white socks. I really like to just sit in the yard and sun bath with the wind flopping my ears. I am potty trained and love to go for short walks with my foster friends. I am so happy meeting new people that I love to greet people with my smile and wagging tail at any of the adoption events I attend. Please be my forever family so I can share all the love that I have to give.12400699_826208190858506_1927821934870536587_n 12891058_10209463247844735_5166438667047053244_o 12898307_10209464093985888_6566121887411166648_o 12901507_10209463249564778_2186808231956837634_o


Happy Wagging Wednesday! Every Wednesday we will try to brighten your week by doing a feature post of one of our animals that is in search of their forever home! Please share to brighten your family and friends days and you never know when it might be the right animal for the right person!

This week we would like everyone to meet Sylvia!

When you look into Sylvia’s eyes you become mesmerized with her beauty? She is an outstanding girl with a personality that shines like the sun. Sylvia is a beautiful 2 year old pitbull mix who was rescued from a high kill shelter. Her foster family calls her turtle because she always seems to fall asleep under her beds instead of on top of them. This girl Loves to run and play with her toys. Especially fond of tug o’ war and any rope or Kong toy she can really chew on. She also really Loves Nylabone chew bones. Sly is really enjoys being outside in her foster family’s back yard as much as possible. She also really is fascinated with the snow. Sylvia is quite the kisser too! She loves to be picked up and held. Loves to snuggle on her foster mommy lap to keep her warm on these cold days we have been having. Sylvia is a very smart girl and could use some brushing up on her basic obedience. She loves to go on walks, and walks very well on her leash. She also really enjoys going for rides in the car. Sylvia is also crate-trained and has never messed in her crate. She likes a giant crate with a bed or pillow and blankets to snuggle into. Needless to say she is a very posh puppy! She is House-trained with the occasional accident. She also lets you know when she needs to go out to potty whining a bit more urgently if she wants to go outside. She is current on her vaccines for her age and is ready to make her forever family love her unconditionally! Please visit our website to complete an application.

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We always need great fosters to help save a life


Have you ever thought about helping an animal in need, donating your time to help or even donating a bag of animal food?  

Become a foster parent to a rescue animal for a few weeks, it is the most important aspect to an animals life because you are teaching them how to trust again or even for the first time. We save from high-kill shelters where they have only a few hours left, homes where their owner can no longer care for them so they contact us for help in finding their pets great homes. We need volunteers to help us save as many lives as we can as we are a foster-based rescue. The most fulfilling moment of being a foster is knowing that you are helping another family … complete their family and fill their hearts and homes with forever love. If you would like more information on becoming a foster parent, please contact us at or

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Adoption Event Sunday, August 18th at Petco in Round Lake Beach


Stop by to meet one of our outstanding adoptables this Sunday, August 18th from 12-3 PM at the Petco in Round Lake Beach, IL. We will be bringing a number of our adoptable animals like beautiful and gentle Sklyer. A beagle/bassett mix with an incredible personality. She is just about the most perfect dog one can ask for and she will be making an appearance on Sunday!! Or how about a couple of wee pups like King and Julia? Beagle/lab mixes with puppy kisses aplenty to give. Fall in love with sweet Mocha, a german shepherd mix with so much to give in terms of cuddles, dedication and heart. How about happy Harold? Low to the ground so he can catch wind that some forever love is coming his way!! Allie is just a pocket-size, love muffin, American Staffordshire. Her heart can be seen in her beautiful eyes and a real home would soothe her wayward soul. Watch a video of this sweet girl in motion. Perhaps you are looking for a young adventurous soul with the softest coat and the deepest eyes? Whiskey is your partner for fun and excitement. A lover of children and always ready to play with his stuffed toys. Whiskey has many gifts to share with a family, take a look at his video. Or come out to meet us and talk with us about some of our other dogs and cats available for adoption. We are foster-based and would love to connect some of our other adoptables with a family just like YOU! If your life is missing laughter, joy and happiness…then you might just be looking for a Wagging Hearts adoptable! We will be bringing some of our beautiful boarding pets looking for foster or adoption love (Mocha, Whiskey, Allie and Harold among a few). Please consider opening your home temporarily and provide a life in need with a soft, quiet, natural environment instead of a kennel in boarding.

Some of our boarding pets in need of foster or adoption: Allie, Big Boy, Carmel, Harold, Lucy, Mocha, Otis, Peepers and Whiskey

Fill out an adoption application in advance!! Start the process early so all that is needed is to sweep your new love up in your arms and start your new life together.


We hope to see you there so you can experience all the unique personalities, shapes and sizes that are looking for a forever home exploding with some beautiful furever love. They have so much to share and are waiting patiently for you to find them. Their dedicated love is a true gift for the heart and soul.

Polished for Paws Fundraiser

Polished for Paws Fundraiser

Ladies lets get ready to get Pawlished. Slightly Off Center Salon and Wagging Hearts are bringing you some pawtastic ways to relax and have a great time. Enjoy a special treatment or two at the salon and leave our furry friends at home to truly be in the moment. YOU deserve it!!

August 4th, 2013 from 11-4 p.m.

Grayslake, IL event with
all proceeds benefitting
Wagging Hearts

Slightly Off Center Salon is offering Hair and Nail Services along with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and chair massages. So kick back and relax, we look forward to seeing you out there!

Get your nails polished by Amy. For $10 you can get your paws touched up and receive a very special paw design on your nail(s) as an indicator that you are a dedicated animal rescue supporter.

Hair cuts for only $28 by Traci and Kim.

Don’t miss out on a 5-minute complimentary chair massage by Dina, while you wait for your personal treatment to begin.

Hors D’oeuvres will be provided by Occasionally Lori. Featured items include: Crab Rangoon,
Hot Artichoke Dip, Lemon Cheesecake and Vegan Chocolate Cake.

But the day gets even better with Tena from 31 Bags. Aren’t you the least bit curious what Tena has in her bag of stylish fun?

To top our day off, don’t forget to enter the raffle for wonderful prizes and how about leaving the salon after a little face-painting for the younger kids.

Personal treatments and pawtastic fun aplenty in store for YOU! This would also be a great opportunity to discuss whether fostering might be an option for you and your family? Perhaps you have lingering questions about adopting and would like to discuss further? Or you just want to sit back, close your eyes and relax away your time at the salon. This day truly has something for everyone!! All of the ladies at Slightly Off Center Salon and Wagging Hearts look forward to seeing you all there, August 4th, 2013 from 11:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Slightly Off Center Salon
37 N Whitney St
Grayslake, IL 60030

All proceeds benefit Wagging Hearts animal rescue whose mission is to rescue
abandoned, neglected, and stray companion animals. To work to secure a better life for
them in loving homes, and provide a lifetime of support to animals that remain in our care.
We are an all volunteer animal rescue organization that believes all lives are worth saving
and vow to provide our animals with the care that they need.