Interested in the Positive Benefits of Therapy Dogs?

Join us on Sunday, April 22nd from noon–3PM and meet local therapy dog owner, handler and trainer, Margot Igoe.

“Therapy dogs change lives,” says Margot Igoe, whose own therapy dogs have comforted hospital patients, helped kids improve their reading skills, and brought friendship to senior living and to memory assistance facilities on the North Shore.

Igoe, a veteran North Shore therapy dog owner, handler and trainer will be available to answer your questions about these special canine skills at Northfield’s Wags On Willowgrooming salon Sunday, April 22 from 2pm to 4pm as part of Wags continuing series of exclusive pet related community events.

Dog owners and those thinking of adding a therapy dog to their family are invited but to avoid crowding and possible socialization issues, dogs should remain at home. “Hearing about all they can do might inflate their egos,” said Mary Bower owner of Wags On Willow.

“It is amazing how willing people are to relate to therapy dogs and a joy to see the smiles they bring to both seniors and children,” says Igoe who works with her dog Teagan.

Working therapy dogs are credited with lowering blood pressure, triggering the release of calming endorphins, helping with pain management, lifting spirits by reducing anxiety and boredom, helping children to focus and gain self confidence.

Their use is on the rise in hospitals, schools and a variety of different living environments and are increasingly found working with victims and survivors in post disaster situations.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Do You Love Golden Retrievers?

Every quarter, Wags on Willow partners with As Good As Gold to offer one-on-one opportunities to explore adopting, fostering and working with Goldens. As Good As Gold is an organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned or unwanted Golden Retrievers. Call Wags on Willow at 847-272-2918 to find out the deTAILS for the next in-store event of this kind.

2018 Schedule

The following Sundays from Noon – 3 pm

  • February 25th
  • May 27th
  • August 26th
  • November 25th

Do You Love Golden Retrievers?

Every quarter, Wags on Willow partners with As Good As Gold to offer one-on-one opportunities to explore adopting, fostering and working with Goldens. As Good As Gold is an organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of abandoned or unwanted Golden Retrievers. Call Wags on Willow at 847-272-2918 to find out the deTAILS for the next in-store event of this kind.

Annual Holiday Photo Session

November November 12th (noon – 3PM)

Grab your spot today! Each 20 minute session will result in:

  • 3 – hi-resolution, edited digital images
  • 3 – 4 x 6″ copies and
  • 1 – 5×7 print

Total cost: $60.00

Photos taken by Framed Write Media at Wags on Willow. Photos and digital images will be ready for pick-up at Wags on Willow November 20 – 22 (note: we’re closed 11.23 and 11.24). Call 847-272-2918 to schedule a 20 minute photo session.

4th Annual End of the Season Pool Party

 

Five Seasons, Northbrook
Image courtesy of Wags on Willow.

Bring your Pup for An End of the Season Swim

Five Seasons Family Sports Club

1300 Techny Road, Northbrook

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 ~ 3-5pm

 

Raffle Prizes from Wags On Willow & Five Seasons

Hot Dogs, Soda & Dessert

 

Suggested donation $5.00