If you want to have your dog help you hunt for easter eggs, Hugs for Hounds is for you. Read the full release below.
The sixth annual doggie Easter egg hunt, “Hugs for Hounds,” will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood.
Bring your favorite canine companions to search for Easter eggs hidden around the dog park. Be sure to bring a basket to collect eggs filled with special prizes or dog treats that your dog finds. The program fee of $5 per dog goes to support the care, handling and training of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s search and rescue K9, Jullo.
Each dog participating in the event must be on a leash, accompanied by an owner at all times and current on its rabies vaccination.
Day-of registration for the event begins at 10:30 a.m., and the egg hunt begins at11 a.m. The program will continue until all eggs are collected. Pre-registration for the event is encouraged. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org to download the registration form. Mailing instructions are included on the form.
A dog park permit is not required to attend the egg hunt, but permits will be available for purchase at the event. Those wishing to purchase a permit are encouraged to download a dog park permit application from the District’s website. Fill out the form completely, and bring it to the event. You must have an up-to-date rabies tag number to purchase a permit.
“Hugs for Hounds” is hosted by the Forest Preserve District and Shorewood H.U.G.S., a local charity group that supports other organizations.
The dog park is located at Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access, on Black Road east of Route 59 in Shorewood. For information and registration, call 815-722-8193. Donations to Jullo’s care may also be made by calling this number.
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