August is a bit sparse for dog events in Chicago, but September is shaping up to be a very dog friendly month.
If you're looking for a place to take your four legged friend on a date, Harry Caray's Tavern, Navy Pier has a liscensed dog friendly patio. Service even comes with a souvenir water bowl!
August 6-9: All American Grooming Show in Wheeling IL. A show for anyone who makes a full or part time living from professional pet care.
August 9: Perfect Pooches Canine Cruise from 10:15 AM-12:45PM Tickets are free, and after the cruise lunch will be at O'Brien's Riverwalk patio. Lunch is not included. There are a few rules and regulations, so definitely check out the event page.
August 16: One Tail at a Time's Dog Wash at The Dog Wash & Supply Co 2223 W Belmont Ave #103. $15 for a towel dry, $20 for high pressure dryer. 100% donated to One Tail at a Time
August 29: Pit Crew Rescue's Paddle Up For Paws from 4:00-10:00PM Tickets are $10 to a vendor raffle and quarter auction, with some pups available for adoption.