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Signature Events

Throughout the year, Save-A-Pet hosts a variety of signature events to help us raise funds for our animals, promote our true no-kill mission, collaborate with the local community, and to have some fun!

Listed below are a few of Save-A-Pet’s events. Please check back frequently for updates and additions.

Holiday Open House

Every year we like to spread joy and holiday cheer with our annual Holiday Open House! Normally held in early December, our Holiday Open House, held ,online this year, has a plethora of hand-crafted items for sale, such as jewelry, wreaths, holiday decor, cat toys, tree ornaments, glass art and more! As always, all of the proceeds from the event go straight to helping our cats and dogs.

This year’s Holiday Open House Online Boutique open at 10:00 am on Friday, November 25, and goes through December 3, at 4:00 pm. CLICK HERE to purchase your holiday gifts!

Annual Furry Friends 5K & 6-Legged Walk

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Furry Friends 5K and 6-Legged Walk!

Our annual Furry Friends 5K & 6-Legged Walk takes place in June and has traditionally been held at the Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville. All proceeds from the event go towards the dogs and cats at Save-A-Pet!

The 5K is a timed run and is followed by the 6-legged walk/run where registrants can bring their well-behaved pets to participate. There is also a virtual run and walk option for those who do not wish to join in-person or who prefer to break up the distance over multiple days.

All 5K Run/Walk participants receive a backpack with race materials, race t-shirt, and participation medal. Trophies are awarded to the top three males and females in each age category for the run, and to the male and female runners with the best finish times. All ages are welcome to participate!

We hope to see you in 2023!

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Topgolf Fundraising Event

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and attended our 2022 Topgolf fundraiser! More information on our 2023 event will be available soon!

If you have any questions on sponsorship opportunities, or would like to inquire further about our Topgolf fundraiser, please email Stacy Ellington at

Event Sponsorships

Are you a business looking for sponsorship opportunities? Download our Annual Sponsorship packet (PDF) to see what signature event will help you meet your goals. Event sponsorships are designed to help YOU and your company increase visibility in the Lake County, IL area. If you want to learn more about event sponsorships, you can also contact our Development Manager at, or 847-740-7788 ext. 112.