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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 www.wagginghearts.org 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 www.wagginghearts.org 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 www.wagginghearts.org 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

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!

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 www.wagginghearts.org 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 contactus@wagginghearts.org 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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for September:

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: volunteer@wagginghearts.org and info@rescuewarriorscorp.com 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.

A WINE-TASTING CHARITY EVENT BENEFITING WAGGING HEARTS
& THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS CASES

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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 wagginghearts.org 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.

In Vino Caritas_the journeyShare our flyer to invite others to raise a glass!

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.

 

‘Hearts’ On Our Sleeves – Nov. 16

WH_slider-OakElm-AEComing to Des Plaines with Our ‘Hearts’ on Our Sleeves!

Look out Des Plaines, Wagging Hearts is coming to town on Saturday, November 16th from Noon to 4 p.m. with our ‘Hearts’ on our sleeves looking for some forever love with some adorable adoptables. Come out and witness the beautiful personalities seeking a new home with joy in their eyes just to see YOU. Pop in to talk to us about fostering opportunities, adoptions, volunteering or support us through donations which can be dropped off during the event. We would love to meet you and thank you in person. Bring the family and consider going home with one of our ‘Hearts’, so deserving of a home to call their own. Perhaps drop by just to review our adoptables binder to see if one of our other adoptables in foster may be a better match and discuss with someone from Wagging Hearts in person. We can’t wait to see you there and will tell our ‘Hearts’ that some new friends and potentially forever families are on their way!! See you soon. Email questions to contactus@wagginghearts.org.

Saturday, November 16th from 12 – 4 PM
1445 E Oakton St Suite C, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Adorable Adoptables coming to town:
(as coordinated with more to come)
Allie, Apollo, Athena, China (new pittie), Happy (new boxer), Hogan, Holly, Kiko (new shitz Tzu), Little Gracie, LuLu, Molly, Tessa (new pittie), Tilly, Vinny and pups (2 beagle mixes, 2 terrier pups). And more as they are announced.

Desperate for a Home, Desperate for Love

WH_slider-fosterWe are asking for a few good foster homes to open up for some of our adorable adoptables waiting patiently in boarding. Otis, Big Boy, Whiskey, Allie, Queenie, Peepers and Blue would all love to know the sweet feeling of foster love. The feeling of a soft blanket beneath their bodies or a pillow under their cheeks. The sound of laughter and the feel of sunshine through a window. The earthy smells of the woods drifting through an open window. Or the gentle touch of a hand upon their shoulders to reassure them that someone cares and they do matter.
So much love to share with someone willing to allow them to transition from boarding into a real home. A boarding facility, and even the best of them, is no substitute for sharing space, time and heart with others. Their is absolutely no substitute for being loved and loving someone back. The guidance and support a foster home provides is often our rescues first positive experience with someone who truly cares for them. Some have a puppy exuberance at the simple things like a soft blanket, toys, a rug or pillow just for them. YOUR attention will provide the largest impact. Your voice, touch, care, love and home will change the course of their lives. How amazing to share anywhere from a couple weeks to several months with a life that will ultimately only be living because YOU (their foster) stepped up to save them. That is the work being done here, that is the life-saving foster community of Wagging Hearts. A foster home is crucial and its impact undeniable. It is the next transition and we would like you to meet some of our saves that are waiting for there homes to appear. Please let us know if you can foster any of these beautiful souls that deserve a new second chance in life:

IMG_4017Otis, our lab-pittie mix who was saved as a pup from a high-kill shelter. Literally on the last day he was supposed to be alive. A miracle pup who has grown up in boarding with almost no socialization but with much love in his heart. Yearning for a real home. He will need someone that understands his energy and emotional needs. He is starving to show someone experienced that beneath the lightening in his soul, he is a great boy with lots of love to share. Otis is someone who will change your world. Just like a real home would change his. Check out his video!!

Big Boy_01Big Boy is a gentle giant with a big roar of love in his heart for someone to notice him. He may be large but is seemingly invisible. Sits like a gentleman waiting for signs of a treat. Ask him to give his paw and he will indulge. He can be a bit gruff with other males but that could be the transitions and boarding atmosphere impacting his personality. You can see the intelligence in his eyes as he watches and takes it all in hoping someone comes sees the tenderness in his heart. Oh what a companion he would be!

IMG_3892Whiskey is beyond a beautiful boy inside and out. With the gentlest eyes and soft, suede coat. Even his hoarse, raspy bay reminds one of an adventure with fun written all over it. Did we mention how much he loves to nibble on soft, furry toys? LOVES them!! The squeakier the better. All around a great big boy in need of active, stimulating mornings and cuddling, back-rolling nights. Check out his video!! More about Whiskey.

IMG_4071Allie is a sweetheart of a girl. Quiet and lost. Our longest resident in boarding who deserves to feel the arms of a family wrapped around her tightly. This beautiful lady has the softest mouth while nibbling on a treat. She is a pocketful of solid heart ready to climb into your lap for love. You can see she is lost as it has been so long since someone has called her their own. It has been a very long time since Allie has known what a real home feels like. Or the quiet of a night with love tucked all around. Check out her video!!

QueenieQueenie is a middle-aged gal with puppy in her heart. Crystal-blue eyes that seem to laugh when she smiles. Saved from a hoarding case and brought to a high-kill shelter in KY where she was rescued. Queenie will show you sweetness wrapped inside a loving embrace. If you are looking for someone to share the couch or play around outside…this is your gal! Happy to be anywhere with you and waiting for a home to fix her intense gaze upon.

IMG_4225Peepers smiles with joy in her heart. Low to the ground with enough love to light up the world. Definitely a dominant girl who likes to get her way and does not like to be pushed around. The first to play and roll around with the laughter bubbling up in her heart. She is innocence and light with a whole lotta’ muscle. She will need an experienced household to due to her strength and alpha personality. A sweetheart who likes to get her way! Check out her video!!

BlueBlue is perhaps a character that will bring endless laughter. Just a pup in heart and spirit. Saved on the day his number was up and eager to start his celebration by experiencing the comforts of a real home. A large boy in need of someone who is ready for his eager love for attention and cuddles. Perhaps even your food!! Blue has the ability to play with anyone and anything as his personality is one of joy and happiness with a smile that tells it all!

Remember, if you see a life you can help alter by opening up your home temporarily then we urge you to fill out a foster app today! They are waiting in a kennel for you and I to get them out. Each one deserving of sharing space and time with loving care givers in a real home. Fosters lay down the ground work which allows our animals to understand that people can be a positive experience and life can be a really beautiful journey. But until each one is out of boarding, they are only half-living. Only half-saved. Please consider your home as a foster home potential today.

Can’t foster…How about support through Volunteering? Donate? ‘Lend A Paw’ list?

And then their is ALWAYS adoption?