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Date(s) - 07/29/2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Growing Place - Aurora


Play  –  Learn  –  Adopt

Pet lovers, plant lovers, grown-ups and kids – this is the day for you! Bring your pets to The Growing Place for a day of play in our gardens! Take silly pics with your pet in the Pawparrazzi Zone. Cool them off in the hydrant sprinklers. Plant a pot of cat grass to take home. Grab some lunch from Heavenly Hot Dogs and dine al fresco on our Catio!


At 1:00pm the vet pros from Indian Prairie Animal Hospital will tell us how to keep our furry friends safe in the garden:

  • Which plants are toxic?
  • Which ones are safe?
  • What can I grow that’s safe for them to eat?

Bring your questions! They’ve got answers.


Find your new best friend with Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue! There are so many loving adoptable pets waiting for their forever family. Complete an adoption application ahead of time at www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/HTR/Dog.

Donate an item from Hopeful Tails’s wish list (below) and get $5 off your purchase!


This is a free event. No registration required.

Pets must be leashed and under control at all times. No extendable leashes. Pick up after your pets. As responsible pet owners, we recognize when our pets are uncomfortable or stressed and want to help them however we can. Sometimes that means not bringing them to a busy event, and sometimes it means taking your dog away from the crowd for a few minutes.

Hopeful Tails’s Supply Wish List:

Wet/Canned Dog Food

Powdered Puppy Formula

Dog Toys

45-gallon Garbage Bags

Newspaper Paper


Scrub Brushes

Bleach or Bleach Tablets

Pine Sol (or comparable)

Odoban (available at Home Depot)

Thin or small blankets

Commercial Mop Heads (rag style)

Garbage Can on Wheels

Menard’s Rebates (to purchase items)

Zip-Lock Baggies – any size

Spray Bottled Bathroom Cleaner

Toilet Paper

Disposable Latex Gloves

Office Supplies

2 1/2 Gallon Water Jugs with Pull-out Spout

Black Spray Paint