Past Events

Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL. 60062
Phone: 847-296-6400
Fax: 847-296-4198

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"Best Friend Forgotten" -
How You Can Help the Pet Over-Population

We will view the documentary "Best Friend Forgotten", then Hannah Arbizanni, the Director of Heartland Shelter in Northbrook, will address how you can help solve the pet over-population problem.

Location:  Northbrook Library 1201 Cedar Lane-Northbrook, IL

Date:  Thursday, February 22, 2007 and Thursday, March 22, 2007

Time:  7pm-9pm

Host: Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook

Call or email if you have any questions. Phone 847-274-6800 or email Hannah at

"Best Friend Forgotten", a video hosted by David Duchovny:
"This program follows a dog named Clover from Los Angeles and a cat called Oreo from Chicago--two of the millions of pets who are brought into the city pounds each year. The fate of these two animals is bleak--they will either be in the very low percentage of animals who are adopted or they will be one of the millions who are euthanized each year. A closer look is taken into the differences between the city shelters and the "no-kill" movement."
Bow-Wow Bowling!

Come and join us for an exciting
evening of pizza and bowling at
Eskape in Buffalo Grove!

Event:  Bow-Wow Bowling

Date:   Sat., March 17, 2007
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 pm - Unlimited pizza, pop
and desserts
  9:30 - 11:30 pm - Cosmic Bowling

Place:  Eskape
          350 McHenry Rd.
          Buffalo Grove

Cost:    $30 / person   ($10 goes to Heartland) (Shoe rental available for $2.00)
Includes:   Unlimited pizza, pop, dessert + 2 hrs. bowling
Payment Deadline:  Payment deadline has been extended to Friday, March 9, 2007
Payment:  Pay via check (made out to Heartland Animal Shelter) or PayPal:

  Send a check to:                              -  OR  -                   Pay via PayPal
Heartland Animal Shelter                                      
c/o Bow Wow Bowling
2975 Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062.

In the Spring it rains kittens and puppies at Heartland!  Help us prepare for the babies by joining us for a Kitten and Puppy Shower!

      Sunday March 25th from 1- 3 pm at Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL

Have some cake and cookies, play kitten/puppy trivia and bring a much needed gift for the babies we will care for this coming season (see their wish list below)!

You will also have a chance to do some shopping! 

Talbott Harris  from Petlane Products will join us. Get a preview at .

Creating Your Style will join us as well with affordable and fashionable handbags, belts, scarves, ponchos, hats, and watches.  Preview at

We hope to see you Sunday!
T-Touch Seminar

On Sunday, May 6, 2007, Heartland Animal Shelter is proud to host Kathy Kawlec of Dancing Hearts, a certified Tellington TTouch Instructor.

Date:  Sunday, May 6, 2007
Time:  Two sessions are being offered, one in the morning with a focus on TTouch as used on dogs and one in the afternoon, with a focus on TTouch as used on cats.   
9:00am (focus on dogs)
1:30pm (focus on cats)
Price:  $65.00 per session  (Note:  a discounted price is offered to Heartland volunteers.  Contact Hannah or Jenny for details.)
Location:  In the Training Hall at Heartland Animal Shelter

Please - do not bring your pet.  Demonstration animals will be present.  Thanks!

From Kathy's "Dancing Hearts" website  (

"The Tellington TTouch is a specialized approach to the care and training of our animal companions. Developed by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, this method based on cooperation and respect offers a positive approach to training, can improve performance and health and presents solutions to common behavioral and physical problems. It also helps establish a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication.

TTouch - the Tellington-Touch - is a method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence - a little like "turning on the electric lights of the body." The TTouch is done on the entire body, and each circular TTouch is complete within itself. Therefore it is not necessary to understand anatomy to be successful in speeding up the healing of injuries or ailments, or changing undesirable habits or behavior.

This gentle method is currently being used by trainers, breeders, veterinarians, zoo personnel and shelter workers worldwide. TTouch? is proving valuable as a tool in the resolution of behavioral issues including aggression, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, relief of stress, and improved performance in conformation, obedience, agility and other dog sports."

For more information about TTouch and the other services provided by Kathy Kawlec, visit the "Dancing Hearts" web site. 

Barks, Purrs & Laughs!  2007

"A dog walks into a bar...."
Reserve some time on Saturday, May 19, 2007 for "A stand-up comedy showcase to save the lives of dogs and cats," presented by Nick Lullo.  Shows at 5:00pm and 8:00pm at the Footlik Theater at Oakton College.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets:  "Barks, Purrs & Laughs"

Nick Lullo is producing this show and the following is from his web site:
"Bark?s Purrs & Laughs! is an annual stand-up comedy showcase that is dedicated to help save and improve the lives of dogs and cats in Chicagoland.

The two scheduled showcases on May 19th (5:00 PM and 8:00 PM) will feature a variety of Chicagoland?s funniest stand-up comedians.  These comedians are generously donating their time and talent to help a great cause.  Each year, a charitable organization is chosen  as the beneficiary of the proceeds generated from the event.

Barks, Purrs & Laughs! is proud to announce that the 2007 event will benefit Heartland Animal Shelter located in Northbrook IL."

Heartland Animal Shelter is grateful to Nick, all of the comedians contributing their time and to everyone involved in the production of this event!  Plus, Pepsi is sponsoring the event and will be providing refreshments!

Price:  $15.00  (click here to purchase tickets:
Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2007
Time:  Shows at 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Location:  Footlik Theater @ Oakton College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL  60016
  (Comfortable seats in the theater and the parking is free!)
Featured performers:  Nick Lullo, Josh Cheney, Vince Carone, Lauren Bishop, Tyrone Foston, Mark "The Knife" Faje.

For a "Barks, Purrs & Laughs! 2007" brochure in printable format (".pdf"), click here:  Brochure

The "Barks, Purrs & Laughs" shows were fantastic!  Thanks to Nick Lullo, Josh Cheney, Vince Carone, Lauren Bishop, Tyrone Foston and Mark "The Knife" Faje For providing a great evening's entertainment.  Pepsi provided soft drinks during the shows, Chipotle provided certificates for free food to all guests, Barrington Dog Bakery provided doggie treats, MNGRAPHIX.COM provided graphics and Pioneer press provided coverage.  Thanks to all of you!

Meet Alex Ross!

Alex Ross is a world-famous artist with a huge portfolio, including Superman, Spiderman and Batmen.  He will appear at a signing event to benefit Heartland Animal Shelter -

Keith's Komix
528 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL  60193
Date:  August 18th, 2007
Phone:  847-534-9436
Time:  4 - 7 pm

Available will be collectibles from Ross'
personal collection.  There will be prizes,
raffles and a silent auction.

To learn more about Alex's art,
visit his web site:

To learn more about Keith's Komix,

For a poster of the event, click here: 
Alex Ross Poster

HOGS 4 DOGS - a Motorcycle Ride for the Animals!

Do you like motorcycles?
Do you like dogs (& cats)?

If so, then join the Palatine HOG Chapter,
City Limits Harley Davidson (Palatine)
and Heartland Animal Shelter for a charity
ride for the dogs & cats of Heartland Animal

The ride will start near Heartland Animal
Shelter in Northbrook, IL and end in Island
Lake, IL at Side Outs Bar and Eatery
where we?ll have some food and fun
following the ride! 

Date:  Sunday, September 23, 2007
Registration:  $20.00 in advance by PayPal:

Pre-registration has closed - Please sign up
at the ride.  See you there!

Or - $25.00 on the day of the ride,
from 9:30 - 10:30 am at Heartland Animal Shelter

VOLUNTEER DINNER - Little Italy Night

Heartland Animal Shelter hosted an Italian Dinner for volunteers on Friday, October 12, 2007.  It was an opportunity to thank the volunteers who make the work of Heartland Animal Shelter possible as well as an opportunity for volunteers and staff to meet and socialize.  Everyone enjoyed the made-to-order pasta, pizza and lasagna and the world's largest cannoli!
Chalet Costume Pet  Parade
On Saturday, October 27, 2007, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Chalet Nursery again hosted a Costume Pet Parade.  In addition to having a great time, there were prizes, photos, discounts on merchandise and a portion of the day's receipts were donated to Heartland Animal Shelter. 

Check out Chalet's pet departmant.  They have a greart selection of pet foods as well as toys and other pet needs.

Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL  60091
Saturday, October 27, 2007, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm