VISIT & explore

Tails on the Trails

A dog running the agility course

September 9, 2017

$5 admission fee per dog

Tails on the Trails event is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but dogs are allowed on the grounds from 7:00 a.m. to sunset for hiking.

Please note: Dogs are not permitted to attend Theatre-Hikes performance, thank you for understanding.

Don't forget to pick up your pet bandana at The Morton Arboretum booth at the vendor expo

Enjoy a "paw"fect day out with your pup, meandering down the Arboretum's 16 miles of hiking trails. You can also shop from local businesses and organizations in the pet expo, watch special demonstrations, and meet dogs available for adoption and inquire about volunteering with local pet shelters. Sign your pooch up for some doggy games, including the crowd-favorite peanut butter licking contest!


Pet Demonstrations & Games:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Pet Vendor Expo
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Water Rescue Demonstration
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Open Agility Course
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Dog Trick Show
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Doggy Games
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Police K-9 Demonstration
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Agility Demonstration
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Making Independence Happen, One Paw at a Time
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Agility Demonstration


Participating Pet Vendors

3 Goldens and a Mutt
4 Greyhound Racers
Adopt a bull English Bulldog Rescue
All American Pet Life
Amy Chally
Animal Medical Clinic of Wheaton
BAARK Rescue
Bandit's Boutique
Banfield Pet Hospital
Collie Rescue of Greater IL
Cooper's Way
Dog is Good
Dog N Scrubs
Ewegurt LLC
Floofins & Co.
Furry Expressions Photography
Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club
Happy Dog Barkery
Integrative Pet Care
KLN Enterprises/ Tuffy's Pet Foods
Lovin' Tails
Lyons Township Agility
Mamie's Toffee & Treats
Midwest Labrador Retreiver Rescue
Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
Naperville Area Humane Society
Paradise 4 Paws
Partners and Paws Veterinary Services
Paws up 4 Rescue
Peace for Pits
Pet People
Purrfurred Pet Styling
Raw Bistro Pet Fare
Sandeez Jewelry
Sophia Maxim Design
SWAAG Chicago
Treasured Animal Rescue
Two Bostons
West Suburban Humane Society
Wish Upon a Rescue
Young at Heart Senior Rescue


Please adhere to the following rules while visiting The Morton Arboretum with your dog:

Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times.
All dogs must have updated vaccinations and registrations.
For the safety of both your pet and the natural environment, do not let dogs go off the marked trails.
Please clean up after your pet, bags are available at the Visitor Center.
Dogs are not allowed in the following locations:

                     Children's Garden
                     Maze Garden
                     Visitor Center
                     Thornhill Educational Center
                     Administration Building and Research Center

Restrooms for humans who need to bring their dogs with them can be found at the following locations:

                      Thornhill Picnic Shelter
                      Prairie Visitor Station
                      Big Rock Visitor Station

Remember, pets are only admitted to The Morton Arboretum on specific event dates. September 9 for Tails on the Trails in 2017. Dog Admission Days are February 4, March 4, and November 4, 2017.

If you're interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor for this event, please contact

The Arboretum thanks the following  Contributing sponsors

Partners and Paws veterinary Services logo
Kind Bar black and white logo



Regular admission applies, all dogs are $5 each

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