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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.

60s & 70s Live Concert Fundraising Event

March 25th, 2023

Save-A-Pet is happy to present the Backdated Band with Jay Goeppner performing at the House of Music & Entertainment (HOME Bar), located at 1227 N Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, on March 25th, 2023! The music kicks off at 2:00 p.m. and goes on until 5:00 p.m.

Along with each ticket, you will receive 2 drink tickets per person and have the chance to win raffle prizes and a 50/50 draw.

Purchase your tickets or sponsorships now!

If you have any questions on sponsorship opportunities or would like to inquire about further information about our 60s and 70s fundraiser, please email Cortney Iden at

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Topgolf Fundraising Event

June 4th, 2023

Join Save-A-Pet for our 2nd annual Topgolf Fundraising event in Schaumburg! A fundraiser that caters to all skill levels including non-golfers, and beginners. This event will include three hours of game time, appetizers, beer/wine, and a silent auction.

*Golf Bay is equal to 6 players

Purchase your sponsorships or tickets now!

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

Annual Furry Friends 5K & 6-Legged Walk

June 24th, 2023

Our annual Furry Friends 5K & 6-Legged Walk will be taking place on June 24th and be 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, a race t-shirt, and a 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!

If you have any questions on sponsorship opportunities or would like to inquire further about our Furry Friends 5K fundraiser, please email Cortney Iden at

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 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.

Event Sponsorships

Are you a business looking for sponsorship opportunities? Download our 2023 Sponsorship Packet 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.