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Tails on the Trails

Tails on the Trails

Enjoy a “paw”fect day out with your pet as you meander down the Arboretum’s 16 miles of hiking trails. Then, check out canine demonstrations, dog adoption agencies, shelters, and local vendors by Meadow Lake.

Your participation helps The Morton Arboretum work toward a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world by planting and protecting trees. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters and rescues.

 

Join us for a fun-filled day!

 

Guided Hikes

Take a walk through the "bark" in our beautiful Northern Illinois collection, and then head out to our 16 miles of trails where you and your furry friend can continue to explore the sights and smells of our green oasis. Please meet at Parking Lot 2. Limit of 10 people per walk. Each walk is approximately 45 minutes.

Pet Demonstrations at Meadow Lake

Join us for tail wagging demonstrations, from agility to pet massage!

Games and Contests at Meadow Lake

Team up with your pup and join us for doggy games!

• Best Doggy Trick: Take a bow for your dog's skills
• K9 Kissing Contest: Longest continuous kiss wins. Pucker up!
• Spoonful of Fun: First dog to lick the spoon clean of peanut butter wins

Pet Vendor Expo at Meadow Lake

10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Take a stroll through our pet expo and find local vendors for grooming, training, treats, portraits, and more. We also have local pet rescues present and you can learn about adopting dogs and volunteering.

Participating Vendors:
A Naturally Balanced Dog
Adopt a Bull English Bulldog Rescue
Adopt a Husky
As Good as Gold
DePaw University Canine Campus
Dog-n-Scrubs
Doggyloot
Fido to Go
Floofins & Co. Pet Sitting
For Tails Only
Furry Expressions
German Shepherd Dog Training Club
Happy Dog Barkery
High Hopes for Pets
Hinsdale Humane Society
Integrative Pet Care
K9 Swim & Trim
Lost Dogs Illinois
Newfoundland Therapy Dogs/Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club
Pampered Pooch Couture
Paradise 4 Paws Pet Resort
Partners and Paws Veterinary Services
Personalized Art Work
Pet Supplies Plus
PurrFurred Pet Styling Mobile Grooming
Sandeez Jewelry and Embroidery
Two Bostons
West Suburban Humane Society
Your Pet Chef
Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue
Starrline Productions

Don’t forget to come see The Morton Arboretum booth to get your complimentary pet bandanna.

Important Information:

All dogs must be current with vaccinations, be social with other dogs, and be kept on a leash at all times while on the Arboretum property.

Dogs will not be allowed inside buildings, the White Pine Pavilion, the Children’s Garden, or the Maze Garden.

Dog-friendly bathrooms can be found at the following locations: West Pavilion,Thornhill Picnic Shelter, Prairie Visitor Station, and Big Rock Visitor Station.

Please remember dogs are only allowed at The Morton Arboretum for Tails on the Trails events.

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

September 13
7 a.m.–sunset 

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

$5 per dog

Nonmembers also pay Arboretum admission

 

 

Contributing Sponsor of Tails on the Trails

Pet Supplies Plus - Contributing Sponsor of Tails on the Trails.