HALLOWEEN MEETUP AND COSTUME CONTEST!

  • October 26, 2013 · 3:00 PM
  • Stay Dog Hotel

• Best Costume Contest with Prizes!

• Chicago French Bulldog Rescue Boutique!

• Raffle and Door Prizes!

It's never to early to schedule the year's most popular and hilarious Chicago French Bulldog Rescue Meetup!

This is a French Bulldog ONLY event. Entry fee is $20 for one Frenchie; $10 for every Frenchie thereafter in the same family. WE ONLY NEED A DOG COUNT, NOT A PEOPLE COUNT. If you are two people with one dog you RSVP for yourself. If you are two people with two dogs you RSVP for yourself + 1 guest. We always sell out so RSVP early to secure your spot!

All proceeds benefit the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. 

Please be aware that the meetup facility requires guests and dogs to go up a long flight of stairs to the 2nd floor.

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  • Melissa

    This was our first meet up, so didn't quite know what to expect. I had a great time meeting other frenchie mommies and daddies and other frenchies/making new friends (gosh so many cuties/sweeties!), and also seeing a friend there (Jax!) We thought the costume contest was a little unfair, just an honest opinion. Some of us took time and a lot of effort into making costumes - for our frenchies, humans dressing up as well. Also, there should have been a microphone or something because none of us could hear anything you guys were saying - it's such a large open space. Other than that we both had a great time and he was super tuckered out after the meet up and playing with new friends.

    PS: It would be nice to have give aways or treats or something. Other meet ups have goodie bags etc.

    October 27, 2013

    • Melissa

      yes i understand. i was just under the impression that it being a halloween party and the description saying there would be "door prizes" that there would be tickets given at the door for example and that there would be a raffle or something of the nature. i am not expecting such things every time. as far as knowing sponsors i'm sure there are plenty that would for such a great organization.

      October 28, 2013

    • Kasey

      After seeing all the costumes that came down the runway, I thought the judging of the winners was fair. Those costumes may have all been made by the owners?? I couldn't really tell! I did recognize a few of the costumes that didn't win as "off the shelf". Wish I had had more time this year to make a costume!

      1 · October 29, 2013

  • Sandra

    Hi Melissa, I think the others hit the nail on the head with why we don't give away goodybags. All the proceeds (besides the rental we pay for the space) go to the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. I think everyone agrees that rather than getting some goodbag with stuff they don't want or their Frenchie can't have, that the money is better spent saving a Frenchie or paying for the rescues huge vet bills. Regarding the judging, well it was as fair as possible. Three volunteers who are not with the rescue unanimously agreed on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. I agree it was hard to hear. If anyone has a PA system they would like to donate, we'd be happy to take it and move it around from space to space. We are glad for everyone's support and appreciate their feedback, we want to do anything we can to make everyone's experience a good one so they continue to support the Chicago French Bulldog Meetup & of course the rescue. Most of all, we want the Frenchies to have a safe environment to play. TY

    2 · October 28, 2013

    • Melissa

      or maybe even a megaphone so it's not as expensive? anyway of course i continue to support there is no reason for me not to for such an amazing organization. thanks sandra.

      October 28, 2013

  • Bret H.

    If anyone wanted to see videos of the party, I posted some here.

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQKNFgCIB2XNDzprr9ZWQ

    4 · October 27, 2013

  • Kelly W.

    They are sleeping like logs

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Apollo had a blast. Thank you everyone for a fun event! Can't wait for the next one!

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Awesome meet up. Love seeing all the frenchies in their costumes! Only reason for 4/5 was that the space seemed cramped for all the dogs + people.

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Jessica S.

    Amazing!! My frenchie is exhausted from all the fun!

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Alan

    Can I still come I saw RSVP's are closed?

    October 26, 2013

    • Sandra

      Yes, you can pay at the door.

      1 · October 26, 2013

  • marii and j.

    Hi! I'm on the wait list. When will I know if I can attend? Thank you!

    October 25, 2013

    • marii and j.

      It just took me to a page to pay - thank u! :)

      October 25, 2013

    • Sandra

      Okay great see you soon!

      October 26, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Looking for a response to my comment below. Planning to attend but have not paid. Does anyone know what I should do? I responded yes to attending.

    October 25, 2013

    • Sandra

      Yes, you can pay at the door. See you tomorrow!

      October 25, 2013

  • Steve J.

    I was RSVP +1 and I am only 1 Frenchie. I can't update my RSVP and now says I'm not RSVP at all. :(

    October 25, 2013

    • Steve J.

      That's the thing, it won't recognize my new RSVP so I can't pay the $20.00.

      October 25, 2013

    • Steve J.

      We are paid under my girlfriends profile so I'm set.

      1 · October 25, 2013

  • Lauren

    1 frenchie

    October 25, 2013

  • Aleksandra R.

    Can't make it this year, my baby frenchie is not feeling well :(

    October 24, 2013

    • Sandra

      So sorry to hear. Hope he/she feels better soon!

      October 25, 2013

    • Aleksandra R.

      Thank you

      October 25, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Hi, I RSVP'd for one. However, I was not prompted to pay. Is this a pay at the door event?

    October 25, 2013

  • Julia

    Can't wait for this event! I'll be bringing my two little munchkins - Stella & Johnny. I registered for both but it's only saying I have one Frenchie coming. How can I change that?

    October 22, 2013

    • Sandra

      I fixed it, you are all set!

      October 25, 2013

  • Melissa

    This is our first meetup that we are attending. Super excited! Worked hard on his costume. Can't wait to see what everyone else is dressed as :)

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Drew M.

    Hi, I was on the wait list and just got in, but I need to change my RSVP to 2 (we have two Frenchies). It won't let me change, is that b/c the event is at capacity?

    October 21, 2013

    • Sandra

      Hi Drew, I updated your RSVP so you should be all set.

      October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sad to miss THE social event of the year, but Gaston will be wearing his costume in solidarity here on the West Coast! :)

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Adrienne G.

    Sorry to miss this year's party--I'm sure there will be amazing costumes!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Trish

    My favorite event, but we can't make it this year. Look forward to seeing the pictures!

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • April

    I plan on being there but will not have my dogs with me. I want to support the rescue and I'll donate on site.

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Sandra

      April, we really appreciate your support. Our vet bills are huge this month! Thank you and see you then!

      October 17, 2013

  • Maria

    I can't wait!! I will have to think of a costume for Java!

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Allison S.

    I'm very disappointed that we will be out of town and have to miss this. I am sure all the Frenchies will have a blast, as usual!

    1 · August 19, 2013

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