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Wags, Whiskers, and Whimsy at Clearbrook's Pet Festival

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 26, 2014) -- Wag those tails and jump for joy because Clearbrook's first-ever Raise the Roof Pet Festival is coming to Melas Park in Mount Propsect on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

In the morning, strut your mutt at the 2K Pet Parade and Walk where every human registrant will receive a T-shirt and goody bag and every four-legged registrant will receive a favor of their own. Then, join us at the finish line for activities and fun for the whole family, including pet vendors, demonstrations, the Petco Adoption Zone, and an activity zone featuring an animal friendly photo booth, the Veterinary Specialty Center of Buffalo Grove Puppy Kissing Booth, paw art booth, and crafts for kids.

If competition is more your style, register for one of the many contests brought to you by Subaru to showcase your pet's skills, abilities and good looks. Contests include Best Dressed, Most Obedient, Look-A-Like, Best Trick, Most Unique Trick, and Fetching.

Event vendors include: Chicagoland Lab Rescue, Dog Play Day Care, Edward Pet Guardian, For Tails Only, Heartland Animal Shelter, Loving Care Animal Clinic, Loving The Pregnant You, March Animal Hospital, Northwest Obedience Club, Inc., Petco, Subaru, and Veterinary Specialty Center of Buffalo Grove.

General admission to this one-of-a-kind event is free. For more information or to register for the parade, contests or activity zone, please visit or contact Sarah Shaw at 847-385-5009 or

For pet's sake, go register already!


Based in Northern Illinois, Clearbrook was founded in 1955 and has since evolved into a recognized leader in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities. Today, Clearbrook creates innovative opportunities for approximately 6,000 children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy - as well as their families. Clearbrook provides personalized children's, day training, employment, residential and clinical services at more than 50 locations throughout the Chicagoland-area. In addition, Clearbrook is the largest provider of home-based services in the state of Illinois. For more information, please visit