Heartland Animal Shelters 2018 Walk of Love


Support Heartland Animal Shelter at Their 2K Walk of Love!

This kid-friendly and dog-friendly walk is fun for the whole family and for a great cause!

June 17, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 21st! Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook is hosting their annual Walk of Love, and you're invited!

Allyson Rosenthal, Manager of Heartland Animal Shelter, called in to chat with Laura Taylor of US99 to tell us all about it!

This 2K walk is a leisurely stroll through the beautiful woods of Glenview's Blue Star Memorial Forest Preserve (corner of Lake and Harms). Bring the dog, the kids, and all your friends, and come on out for a morning of fun for a good cause: raising money for the homeless animals rescued by Heartland Animal Shelter!

Aside from the walk, participants will also enjoy breakfast, vendors, music, games, raffles, refreshments, and so much more. And if you've adopted from Heartland in the past, make sure to stick around for their alumni photo opportunity! 

"I love when the alums come," Rosenthal says. Before she became the manager of the shelter, she'd been volunteering at Heartland for nine-and-a-half years spending much of that time caring for the dogs at the shelter before they found their forever homes. "Seeing [the dogs] with the families that love them so much is so gratifying for me. That's always my favorite part."

Even if you've never adopted a shelter pet, everyone is welcome to join together to support the work of Heartland Animal Shelter. Can't make it to the walk? Consider taking the "sleep-in pledge" so you can still catch those Z's while helping the animals.

Walkers are also encouraged to start a fundraising page to raise even more money for these homeless animals! Check out Heartland's Facebook fundraising page and click "create" to start your own page, and make sure to include "Walk of Love" in the title. If you raise $100 or more, you'll earn free admission into the Walk of Love! As an added incentive, the top three fundraisers will win some cool prizes, too!

Adult registration in advance is only $30. Kids under 12 are $15 in advance. And kids under 3 are free! (Doggies are also free.)

Learn all the details at heartlandanimalshelter.org.