Sep 12

Tails on the Trails

Morton Arboretum 4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53, LISLE, IL 60532 |

September 12, 2015 enjoy a "paw"fect day out with your pup as you meander down the Arboretum's 16 miles of hiking trails.Shop from local businesses and organizations in the pet expo, including Young at Heart and our wonderful senior dogs! Test out the agility course, and join the Morton Arboretum for guided hikes. Meet Young at Heart's dogs available for adoption and learn about volunteering, buy awesome merchandise, and learn why senior pets rock. Sign your pooch up for some doggy games, including the crowd-favorite peanut butter licking contest! Don't forget to pick up your free pet bandana at The Morton Arboretum booth at the vendor expo.

Tails on the Trails event is from 10:00am-4:00pm, but dogs are allowed on the grounds from 7:00am-sunset for hiking.

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. Please join us on September 12 to enjoy a pet expo, pet games, demonstrations, and guided hikes. SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: Meadow Lake Area Programming from 10:00am-4:00pm 

Dogs are welcome from 7:00am-sunset FEES AND ADMISSION: Dog admission is $5 per dog; Regular admission prices apply to humans.

Sep 12

Deer Park Town Center Adoption Event

20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park, IL 60010 |

Meet adoptable senior dogs at our Young at Heart booth (outside by Bath & Body Works), weather permitting, from 11am – 2pm. This event coincides with Deer Park Town Center's Art Fest, so come on out for a day of art and get some free love from our senior dogs!

Oct 17

Silver Paws (formerly Wags to Wishes)

20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, IL 60047 |

Join Young at Heart for our 4th annual benefit celebrating senior pets! Due to a new animal rescue in the area naming themselves Wags 2 Wishes, we have chosen to change the name of this event so not to confuse our supporters or theirs. So, come on back to our annual event, now named Silver Paws! Everything else is the same, just a new name!

Join Young at Heart for our premiere event of that year that celebrates the Silver Paws in our lives! An amazing silent and live auction, raffles, wine pull, paddle raise, appetizers, incredible 5 course meal (with vegan & vegetarian options!), open bar and ambassadogs! This night is not only fun, but it is the most important fundraiser of the year for Young at Heart. This is the night that raises the funds to allow us to continue with our mission, and allows us to save more lives each year. We hope you will be a part of it!

Earlybird tickets go on sale July 2015! 

Interested in sponsoring this event? Email or call 847-529-2025. Several different sponsorship packages available! 

Interested in donating an auction item? Email Dani at


Oct 31

Deer Park Town Center Fall Fest

20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park, IL 60010 |

Meet adoptable senior dogs at our Young at Heart booth (outside by Bath & Body Works), weather permitting, from 11am – 2pm. Today's event coincides with Deer Park Town Center's Fall Fest, so come on by for a fun day of Howl-o-ween fun and get some love from our senior dogs!