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Year after year, you all press us to do a calendar. Well, here we go! And we do not have a ton of time. So, let’s do this.
1) It will be men with dogs. Rescue dogs. Hot men.
BAD DUDES. GOOD DOGS. is our working title, but we are open to other titles.
2) You can get your dog featured as a month in the calendar by entering our contest. To nominate your dog send $10, a photo and a short paragraph about why your rescue dog should get a spot in the calendar to: In subject put: DOG ENTRY FOR CALENDAR. The finalists will be chosen by our board
3) You can get your dog’s birthday/gotcha day in the calendar!! Each spot is $20 and it will be 1st come, 1st served. TO GET YOUR DOG’s BIRTHDAY IN THE CALENDAR fill out this form: and pay $20 at and click donate or you can mail a check. Your spot will not be secured until you pay. PLEASE WHEN YOU PAY NOTE THE NAME OF THE DOG and THE DATE YOU WANT. THANK YOU
3) Know a man that is calendar material? We only have a few spots for this! You must pay $10 to nominate someone. Send a picture or video with reasons why he belongs in the calendar and email to In subject put MAN ENTRY FOR CALENDAR.
4) Lastly, if you want to sponsor a portion of the printing costs, we are accepting sponsors and your logo will appear in the calendar!
If your dog or man appear in the calendar, you will get a calendar for free.
Sorry, we can only do photoshoots in the Chicagoland area, but at least you all can be part of it with the birthdays/gotcha days! And, yes, Roo will be part of it, too.

CRISP Website is LIVE

The Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program – CRISP website is live! For more information on what we do and how we help others, please go to:
SPECIAL THANKS TO Rover-Time Dog Walking & Pet Sitting for sponsoring the page! We really appreciate it!

Boat Cruise TICKETS! Now on sale!!!


See the beautiful river and lake in Chicago on a guided tour with your dog! It is sooo fun! And over half the proceeds benefit Live Like Roo Foundation to support owners and their dogs through a cancer diagnosis. Please arrive 30 minutes before boarding (930) and check in at our table right by the boat. Everyone will get a Roo goodie bag. Get your tickets now it will sell out.


hi hi hi!!! I have a few SAVE THE DATE items for you all. (sorry it is a lot but I want you to get it on the calendar)

1) August 26 and 27, we will have a booth at EVERY Wet Nose​ store and they will be giving us a percentage of their sales both of those days. This is a GREAT opportunity for us and we are so so thankful to them. They are in Geneva, Oakbrook and Glenview….To find the closest store to you:
We hope to see you there.

2) August 27th we are also hosting a vaccine clinic in Waukegan with a bunch of other rescues called “Waukegan Coalition for Spay/Neuter. This is a huge undertaking and a lot of work, but we are excited to help those residents, as well as Waukegan AC…spay neuter is a great way to prevent cancer… our wishlist:

3) Somewhere near the end of August…date TBA…we will be doing another boat cruise with Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline​ and you can BRING YOUR DOGS!!!! More info soon…right now we are looking at August 28 at 1015am…I will update you.

4) September 11th, we will be hosting a “Bark for Brunch”at Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue​ with Bow Wow Revolution​ and Players for Pits​….this is going to be so fun. We will have a breakfast buffet, mimosas, bloody marys and beer. Raffles, merchandise from all 3 rescues and lots of free giveaways. We will have more on this very soon. This is also around the time of Roo’s passing, so this will be our big event for this year.

5) October 30th, we will be hosting a bingo charity event at Hamburger Mary’s Chicago​! ALWAYS FUN!!! It will start at 8pm, you need to get there at 730 to get a spot……RSVP here:

6) MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR and the BEST event. The Holiday Bazaar will be December 4th at Chicago Party Animals Loft Venue! We will have a stand there with a lot of other Chicago rescues and organizations….it is a cannot miss event and 100% of the proceeds go to the rescues. Josie is so amazing with all that she gives back and we are so thankful!

Also, for anyone in the Chicagoland area that would like to help us with events, please email us at There are occasions when I could really use some help especially the day of the events. THANK YOU!!!


Save the Date! September 11th, we will be co-hosting an event with Players for Pits Rescue and Bow Wow Revolution thanks to the generosity of Josie at Chicago Party Animals! We are so excited. This is right around the time that we lost Roo, so we will are happy to have the opportunity for this amazing event to raise funds in his honor to help other dogs. Thank you! ~Sarah