Viva Dog Vegas

Get ready for a fun casino night and help out the Chicago Ridge Animal Welfare League at the same time!

Urban Mutts is hosting its Viva Dog Vegas event on November 28 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The event takes place at Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort, 10051 Kitty Ave., Chicago Ridge. Besides table games and other fun human activities, there will be some great activities for the pooches.

The event is free to attend but you must register in advance. In order to participate in the games you need to buy Fun Packs. You can register, buy your Fun Packs and get more information on the Viva Dog Vegas event at


  1. WHY URBAN METAL ISN'T PRECIOUS -Blair Sorrel, Founder, www.StreetZaps. com

    Of course, you want a worry-free walk year-round, so adopt this simple strategy:


    Take just a few seconds to survey the immediate surroundings and make your trajectory toward a non-conductive surface, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard, rather than risking any metal or electrical fixture. The lowly, free-standing garbage bag, is you and your dog's best friend, most of the time, unless it's snowed and salted. Consider the safer, hardware-free RopeNGo leash and harness to help shield against a possible zapping and for greater peace of mind.


    Your pooch's sex is irrelevant. True, the most gruesome scenario is that of a male dog electrocuted by its ricocheting urine, but contact voltage is just that, mere interaction with an energized surface. Our poster girl pooch sidled a fire hydrant and limped for five days. Intuit your dog's cues, if resistant to an area, choose an alternative route. Elude potentially live work areas or carry your canine, if necessary. Opt for indoor products such as The Pet Loo, Hammacher Schlemmer's Indoor Restroom, or Wee-Wee Pads, if external conditions are ominous. Dog booties can leak and make your pooch even more vulnerable.


    Any of these fixtures might be dangerous, so again, choose non-conductive where and when possible. (link to home page fixtures listed below and/or the visuals page):

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    – Street & Traffic Lights can leak if damaged internally, even if the compartment is fully closed and the light is not illuminated

    – While wooden blocks anchor Scaffolding or Sidewalk Sheds, be aware that sloppy wiring by a contractor and/or the use of lighting equipment which is NOT WATER-PROOFED or even suitable for outdoor usage, may still shock a passerby.

    – ATM Vestibules

    – Decorative Lighting

    – Dog Booties may increase
    the risk of a shock

    – Electrical Boxes

    – Fire Hydrants

    – Fire Police Call Boxes

    – Manhole Covers

    – Muni Meters

    – Phone Booths

    – Service Boxes

    – Street Light Boxes

    – Traffic Boxes

    – Work Areas

    After all, why chance it when there's a choice?


    Tampered equipment can become pernicious so please map damaged fixtures and known hot spots to admonish other pedestrians and alert the utility and transportation department.

    (Utilize StreetZaps' Report Form, thank you).

  2. Hey, since you are posting about events, thought this might interest you!

    I just saw this famous performer named Holly Hughes at the Victory Gardens Biograph. She has this new show about her and her dogs (including a standard poodle named Dorian Gray... my favorite! haha). The show is called the Dog and Pony Show and its playing all weekend, including tonight at 9:30pm. I think all dog lovers should DEFINITELY check it out. Thought I would help spread the word!

  3. Hi,

    I'm a graduate student reporter with Northwestern University and I was wondering if anyone is upset about and/or trying to change the fact that dogs aren't allowed in Millennium Park. It's something I recently found out and was trying to do a story on it this week. I need a local source though! Please let me know, thanks!


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  6. It is great of you to post something for a charity event. I noticed you had a few ads on the site, I have my own site where I post printable dog food coupons and I just put the ads up, maybe it will pay for hosting :D

  7. Since you are posting about events, I thought you might be interested in this one:! Email me at if you would like additional information.

  8. Great blog you have here!!
    Please keep updating on dogs events!

  9. What an amazing blog!

    I work for Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance, a rescue in Andersonville, and I was hoping that you might be willing to post about some of our upcoming events as well. Please get in touch if you might be interested and in the meantime please check out our website (