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A Wags On Willow: Pet Care and Appreciation for Kids

June 27 - August 1

Nothing better prepares a child to be a responsible adolescent, teenager and adult than having and caring for a pet. In that spirit Wags on Willow, the North Shore’s award-winning grooming and pet boutique, is hosting a series of Pet Care for Kids sessions in June, July and August dedicated to ways kids can take care of the family dog.

“Summer is when pets and children interact more than almost any other time of year,” said Wag’s owner Mary Bowler, “and I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about pet etiquette and care.”

Participating veterinarians include Dr. Robert Liebman from Northfield’s Becker Animal Hospital; Dr. Sarah Blose from Wilmette’s Terry Animal Hospital; and Dr. Shaunita Sharpe from Northfield’s BluePearl Pet Hospital.

Each session for children and grandchildren between the ages of 8 and 13 will cover a range of issues including:

  • Proper ways to walk a pet
  • Understanding what pets are thinking by watching their ears and tails
  • Why dogs are always sniffing around
  • Things you should never do to a pet
  • Why pets get shots every year
  • Dangers a pet faces
  • Proper home care and grooming
  • What a veterinarian does and how you can become one

Pet doctors taking part will also answer questions.

Sessions are scheduled for June 27, July 18, and August 1 with each session beginning at 11AM.

Each session will be limited to 15 young participants between the ages of 8 – 13 (unfortunately family pets must be left at home for safety reasons). The cost is $20 per participant. The fee includes a tour of the boutique and grooming area at Wags on Willow, treats for the pet left at home and a hot dog and soft drink at neighboring U Dawg U.  The entire event should last approximately 75 minutes.

Participants will also receive a certificate showing they have attended the event.

To register, please visit Wags on Willow at 300 Happ Road in the Northfield Shopping district across from Three Tarts and Peachtree Place or call (847) 272-2918.  Please indicate if you will be supplying a lunch or if there are any allergies we should be aware of.

Special thank you to our partners: U Dawg U, Becker Animal Hospital, Terry Animal Hospital and BluePearl Pet Hospital.

For more details contact Michelle Weiss at miweiss@comcast.net.



June 27
August 1
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Wags On Willow
300 Happ Rd , Northfield , IL 60093 United States
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