Pumpkins and bales of straw needed!

Our Howl-O-Ween Fest is coming up on Sat., Oct.24 and will be held outside of the adoption center! We can use extra pumpkins for our pumpkin decorating contest and bales of straw for decoration and for the pet costume contest! We are asking volunteers if they can pickup an extra pumpkin when you are out getting yours to donate. We need about 20 pumpkins. Mini Earth Nursery, which is off of 60 and Peterson Road has cheap pumpkins and bales of straw for $3.00 if you are looking for a good place to go. (their large mums are only $4.99 if you are looking for mums)

If you can pick up a pumpkin or bale, leave it on the grass in the North parking lot next to the recycled can area.Also, please feel free to invite friends and family to the Howl!! We will have the pet costume contest, photo booth, pumpkin decorating contest, games, raffles, free popcorn and hot drinks and more! We would love to see you there!Howl-O-Ween Flyer

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Auction Volunteer help needed!

Save-A-Pet’s biggest fundraiser of the year is on Sat. Nov. 7 at the Concorde Banquet Hall in Kildeer. It will run from 5:30-11pm. We need volunteers in the following areas, please feel free to ask for more information on them if you are interested! Volunteers at the event will get a light dinner, soft drinks and be able to participate in the auctions and raffle. You will not be sitting at the tables or be able to have any alcoholic drinks, only water and soft drinks which will be provided. You will also be given special id lanyards for the night so guests can identify you as a volunteer if they have questions. You will be doing various duties during the event as needed. There will also be a training session held at SAP days prior to the event to go over your duties and answer any questions you might have. The positions that are involved are:

  • SETUP – prior to event, from 12-3pm, setting up the silent auction tables, putting items on dinner tables, etc


  • GREETERS/WELCOME GUESTS – will welcome/greet guests and direct them to the checkin tables. Be positioned at entrance doors to direct guests inside the room. You will support other areas after guests have arrived.
  • SILENT AUCTION AMBASSADORS- Will be positioned in various areas in front/back of silent auction tables to assist guests.
  • WINE PULL/ RAFFLE – Will need at least 2 volunteers@ to assist guests at these tables.
  • SPOTTERS ( 8-9PM- Silent Auction) ( collecting bid sheets and bringing to checkout volunteers)
  • RUNNERS (9-11pm – Live Auction) TIMES MAY CHANGE ( bring bid number/ amt bid to checkout volunteers)
  • CHECKOUT – 9-11pm – bringing silent auction items to guests as they checkout at the checkout table
  • CLEANUP – Collecting bid items that will be picked up at a later date, packing up all items that need to go back to SAP-time TBD

This is our biggest fundraiser and a great way for volunteers to be able to be part of the event and make it a HUGE success! You can click on the comment button below to volunteer, ask a question or email: saplil@hotmail.com. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!



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Howl-O-Ween Planning Meeting Today at 11am

Just a reminder the planning meeting for the Howl Fest is today, Sunday, Oct. 4 at 11am in the conf room!!


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Lamplighters Fall Beer & Food Tasting- Sat., Oct.17 – 1-4pm

Lamplighters is having their annual Fall Beer & Food Tasting with Save-A-Pet receiving all proceeds from their awesome raffle! Lamplighter’s has raised over $20,000.00 through the years for the dogs and cats by having a Spring and Fall Beer & Food Tasting. We will be bringing 3 adoptable dogs and some cats to this event. Volunteers will be able to participate in the raffle and enjoy the food offerings and free soft drinks ( sorry no beer!) Please click on the comment button below if you can help and bring a dog or cat to the event. You will be in a separate room from the event or outside on the patio with the dogs if the weather is good.You must have completed dog walking/ cat room training to do this. Thanks!!

The address is: 60 N. Bothwell St in Palatine, IL

Volunteers bringing a dog – Karl / Sue/ Mikki

Volunteer bringing cats – Dana




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Howl-O-Ween Fest Planning Meeting- Sunday, Oct.4 – 11am

We will be planning out this year’s Howl-O-Ween Fest this Sunday! Bring your ideas and creativity. This year we are having the various SAP committees ‘sponsor’ an event and will need volunteer support at all events. Here is what is planned so far:

PET COSTUME CONTEST- Sponsored by the K9 Quality of Life Committee

PUMPKIN DECORATING BOOTH/ CONTEST – Sponsored by the Feline Quality of Life Committee

GAMES/ RAFFLE – Sponsored by the Community Events Committee & JV’s

POPCORN & HOT BEVERAGE STAND – Sponsored by the Promotion Committee

BAKE SALE – Sponsored by the Third Party Committee

ADOPTION EVENT – Sponsored by SAP Staff


You will be able to signup to volunteer at any of the events, the sponsors will be working with the Lead Volunteer (Lil) and other sponsors to make sure their events are up and running for the Howl. This is the first time we will be using ‘sponsors’ for an event held at SAP, and the hope is for all volunteers to meet and work with the various committees that support SAP, share ideas and make this Howl a true Team effort. If you can not make the planning meeting, but know what event you would like to volunteer at, click on the comment button below and let us know. The event runs from noon-3pm on the 24th.2015 Howl-O-Ween Flyer v2


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COLOR FUN 5K FEST- SAP will not be participating now

Due to constant contract changes on the part of the event organizers, SAP will not be participating in the Color Fun Fest this Sat.

Thank you all for volunteering your time for this event, and we hope to see you at some of our upcoming events! Remember the Howl-O-Ween Fest at SAP will be on the 24th, and we need volunteers to help with games, contests and more!!



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Volunteer support needed – Community Events

bevello woman’s clothing store- Deer Park ( by starbucks) Sat., Sept. 26 from 12-3pm. We will have a table with info, giveaways and we will be bringing 1-2 dogs. You must have gone through dog walking training to bring a resident dog.

P.K. Bennett Jewelers – 742 S. Butterfield rd in Mundelein – Weds., Sept. 30 from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a ‘girls night out’ fundraiser for SAP. We will have 2 adoptable dogs there til 8pm, and have info and freebies for their guests. Again, you must have gone through dog walking training to bring a resident.

Please click on the comment button below and let me know which ( or both!!) events you can support. Also if you have any questions, let me know.

Thank you so much for volunteering your time!


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