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Adoption Events

Check back closer to adoption events to see who will be joining us for each weekend!

Rocky’s Pizza (1440 Grand Avenue Lindenhurst)

Saturday September 10, 12-5

Pets Supplies Plus-Gurnee (6675 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031)

Saturday September 17, 11-3

Sunday September 18, 12-3

Dog-tober Fest 2016 (Deicke Park Route 47 and Mill Street Huntley, IL)

Sunday, September 18 12pm-4pm

McBark – Gary Lang: (2500 N Richmond Rd, McHenry, IL 60051)

Sunday September 25, 11am-2pm

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!

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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Fundraiser & Mega-Adoption Event in Algonquin, IL

Fundraiser & Adoption Event at Port Edwards, Algonquin, IL

Banner for fundraiser & adoption event at Port Edwards, Algonquin, IL


 A Fundraiser & Mega-Adoption Event

at Port Edwards in Algonquin from 4:30 pm – DUSK

in partnership with: Paws & Lickers & Rescue Warriors Corp.

Sometimes the lives you bring in, the miles you travel to make them safe, the medical coverage you extend to insure the proper healing takes place … begins to add up. It takes a lot of resources to save each life that come through our rescue doors. It takes a lot of hearts and homes to make sure the damage and stress is undone and the second chances begin with happy hops and solid footing. It takes incredible foster love and non-stop volunteer support to make the arms add up to the intakes routinely needing help. We urgently look toward our community dedication to help raise the awareness of understanding and support of our life-altering work. The smiles and love shining from the family, friends and adoptables standing in the crowds are an emotional break for the ones we could not save. The calls from the owner surrenders we could not take in as our own space was depleted. This fundraiser allows our rescues to seek your assistance just by coming out to have some dinner, listen to some music and bring along your canine companions. Or perchance come out and meet the one that was waiting just for you. See available adoptables to be onsite at event below.

Come out to participate in a dog-friendly dining experience off the river while 15% of food proceeds for the evening will be donated to Wagging Hearts and Rescue Warriors Corp. of Elgin. Meet some life-changing adoptables from both rescues who are looking to connect with their forever homes. Come sit and enjoy the talents of Ronnie Nyles, singer/songwriter/recording artist from Milwaukee who is performing for this impactful event. Ronnie, as well as others, understand the path-altering impact of raising funds to put toward the cycle of saves, healing and forever homes. Please share and come out for an evening of support, laughter and puppy dog kisses (even some kitten kuddles too). Come meet some of the dedicated members of the rescues who fight for the lives that need someone to save them. Someone to see them. Pick up some educational materials on: IL State animal advocacy laws, Why fostering is so important, Jack Sparrow Story, Wagging Hearts Medical Cases and more. Email for any questions or interest.

Come out to Port Edwards on September 16 and meet these adorable personalities:

The Port Edward Restaurant has offered their beautiful outdoor patio for our events, and will also be graciously donating 15% of all outside food purchases to these rescues.

Singer/Song Writer/Recording Artist Ronnie Nyles of Milwaukee will also be lending her talents for this cause and will be performing live on September 16th.

Everyone is coming together in support of these rescues and to help animals in need. It is our intention to make this one of the biggest fundraisers to date, for these two very special rescues. Please spread the word and come out in support.

Fundraiser & Mega-Adoption Event in Algonquin, IL flyer.


September 16: Official Kickoff Fundraiser, Mega-Adoption Event, Live Music
Doggie Dine-Out Night #1

September 23: Doggie Dine-Out Night #2

September 30: Doggie Dine-Out Night #3

Check out the participating rescues: Rescue Warriors Corp. & Paws & Lickers

• Weather conditions for all dates will be Sun/Rain/Sleet/Snow = We’re Chicagoans, we’ll make it work!

• If you know of someone who is looking for a pet, please encourage them to foster and/or adopt a new pet. Many people do not think twice about it, but buying from a pet store only encourages back yard breeders and puppy mills to keep producing. There are already so many pets needing homes, please promote fostering and adopting whenever, wherever you can.

• We will have our current fosters parading about these events, hoping to make a connection and find their forever homes. Available pets and foster/adoption applications can be viewed online and filled out prior to these events.

• Please feel free to bring and donate any used pet items you may have lying around the house to donate. Our rescues are always in need of dog/puppy food (dry and moist), slip leads, leashes, collars, crates, paper towels, bleach, towels, cleaning bedding, pillows, potty pads, dog beds, puppy pens, etc.

• T-Shirts supporting each of these rescues can be purchased prior to these events at:
Paws & Lickers

• If you would be interested in volunteering your time at this event, we can always use people to care for the pups, help setup and breakdown event, move supplies. Please email: and to be notified event details. You will also be notified for future adoption events/calls for incoming transport assistance.

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In Vino Caritas – In wine, there is charity.


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IN VINO CARITAS  … In wine, there is charity.

In Vino Caritas_medicalsJoin Wagging Hearts as we raise our glasses in a toast for the lives we are saving together. Your donations allow us to continue taking in the ones desperate for a hand to help them become healthier, happier and whole. Each dollar raised helps Wagging Hearts:

  • Continue to take in serious medical situations injured through 
circumstance, neglect or abuse.
  • Provide continued and consistent vetting care to the adoptables 
currently awaiting forever love.
  • Rescue, rehab and recover the shattered lives of animal victims like 
Jack Sparrow, Faith, Renny and so many more.

Stay for wine tasting, appetizers and raffle auction for 10 give-away gifts!! Preorder your raffle tickets through the Wagging Hearts PayPal link accessible at or head over to our FB page to join event.

In Vino Caritas_raffle ticketWagging Hearts can’t take all the medical, all the injured, all the neglected … but we can make a difference in the lives we can save, change & heal. Be a part of making a difference on Friday, June 20th.

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Jack Sparrow Support

WH_Sparrow_FB_rev copyVisit our new Jack Sparrow page and learn how you can become involved in making a change for the better; become an animal abuse advocate and join the growing numbers of Jack Supporters.