Crystal Lake hospice foster dog has Bucket List Adventure event Oct. 17

  • Theo, a Crystal Lake hospice foster dog, celebrates "winning the lottery" one of his recent Bucket List Adventures.

    Theo, a Crystal Lake hospice foster dog, celebrates "winning the lottery" one of his recent Bucket List Adventures. Courtesy of Jenny Leech

Submitted by Jenny Leech
Updated 10/15/2020 5:34 PM

Crystal Lake hospice foster dog Theo continues on his bucket list adventures on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at Miller's Dog-N-Suds, 517 Washington St. in Ingleside.

The owner of Miller's Dog N Suds is generously reopening for one day postseason so Theo can "hang out." Please note: Dog N Suds isn't open to the public, but is open for people attending Theo's event.


Bring your four-legged buds, wear 1950s attire if you wish! Hot dog and root beer specials too!

It's also looking like a double bucket list adventure as there will be an "Elvis" sighting! Joe "Elvis" Tirrito will arrive at 1 p.m. So, "Don't Be Cruel" and come on out and hang with Theo, one cool dude! Please wear masks and practice safe social distancing. A limited quantity of Theo shirts available for sale on site.

Theo was found in a Walmart parking lot in Joliet in late May and brought to Joliet Animal Control. He had very large masses on his body and they shortened his stray hold so he could go immediately to a foster home to get medical attention. He was picked up by his foster mom on May 27 and after a visit with an oncologist in June, we decided that Theo needed to experience amazing things in whatever time he has remaining on earth. From there an amazing journey began with people from all over being touched and moved to offer acts of kindness for this beautiful old soul.

Since we launched his bucket list, Theo has experienced so much.

Ride in a mustang convertible, a boat ride, blind date picnic with a German shepherd, swim in a pool, wade in a lake, eat pizza, have ice cream, "win" the lottery, meet firemen, be sworn in as an honorary police K-9 by the City of Crystal Lake, meet a unicorn/pony, visit other rescued farm animals at a sanctuary, have a birthday party, have a butcher shop bone, be on the radio, have a beer named after him, attend a concert in his honor, solve a Scooby Doo Mystery, hang out at a brewery, be a special guest at a little boy's birthday party, visit other rescued animals at a farm sanctuary, pretend to sky-dive, roll in the sand at the lake, be interviewed for television, have a photo shoot, appear in People Magazine and on "Good Morning America."

For more information about the "Hang Out With Your Buds at Dog-N-Suds" event, contact Laura Johnson at (847) 833-1797

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