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Jax and Friends - "Puppy Derby Day" - May 3rd

  • May 3, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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UPDATE 4/30/14:

What a bad Mumsies I am! Jax's 3rd birthday is on May 7th so we will be taking on his Birthday celebration to Saturday's event!

Due to the smaller group that will be attending, we will be shortening the playdate to be from 12 - 2:30 pm.

The deadline to RSVP with your handmade gift is TODAY (Wednesday) at midnight.

Thanks, friends!


That's right! We'll be celebrating the Kentucky Derby with our own Chicago Jax and Friends puppy twist!  You'll have to come and find out what we have up our sleeves :)  Feel free to wear any Kentucky Derby themed outfits, too!

(a) You + your furkid = $20.00. However, in order to RSVP, a $10.00 non refundable deposit is due.  

$10.00 balance is due at the door.  Additional furparents @ $5.00 can also be paid at the door.  Additional furkids = FREE.  

(Sample fee: 1 parent and 1 furkid = $20.00. 2 parents and 1 furkid = $25.00)

The DEADLINE to RSVP to this event is: Wednesday, April 30th at 12:00 pm. 

Other important details:

The fee includes: 

(1) 2 hours of playtime 

(2) Brats, burgers salad, chips and cake for Jax's birthday! 

(3) Access, via Facebook and, to all photos. If you want a family portrait, feel free to ask Bob! 

(4) A % of also goes to a different charity every month, as well as a % to the bar staff to thank them for cleaning up after us.

(6) A mini photo booth with fun props!

(7) A bubble maker machine with chicken bouillon flavored bubbles (!) 

Jax and Friends is now open to all pups under 35 pounds.  Based on both your/your furkid’s comfort level, you can decide which timeframe to attend.  Here are the typical breakdowns, though is not guaranteed:

12:00 – 1:00 pm: MediumEnergy

1:00 – 2:00 pm: HighEnergy

2:00 – 2:30 pm: Medium Energy

This is a completely private Jax and Friends Party.  As you enter Charlie’s, I should be there to greet you, in theory! :)  But if for some reason I am not, feel free to pick up your nametag(s) and I’ll be sure to find you to say hello and collect your $ balance! I can be a bit scatter brained on the day of the event(s), so if you could help me out by having your moola ready for me, I would be so grateful!! 

There is a long table in the back of Charlie's to leave your personal items. While we are amongst dog loving friends, please be sure to keep any super personal items with you.

* Danny, your delightfully awesome bartender, will be ready to tend to all your libation needs (woot!) with a full bar.  This is a private party just for us, so please enjoy a few cold ones and help thank Charlie's Chicago for hosting our gathering.  And because this is a private event, it is a kid-friendly event and count as additional hoomans ($5.00 each).

* Parking: There is metered parking ($2/hour, for up to 2 hours at a time) on both Halsted and Broadway. Saturdays can be busy in our neighborhood (there is also a Synagogue across the street) so to help save some aggravation and potential time wasted, an option could be to download a parking app (example: I use “ParkWhiz” on my iPhone and there is a lot at 3730 N. Lake Shore Drive for $6) where parking lots/structures are listed with their prices. As our group has grown, parking may become more of a struggle. Please build in this time, as we don’t want parking to be a hindrance and eat into your potential play time with us.

* Nametags for parents will be provided to help us get to know each other and the fukids. If this is your first event, please please please email [masked] with your furkid's name, their photo, along with parent name(s). A close up photo would be best.  Please send this by Wednesday, April 30th.  Our nametags are multi use, so please leave your nametag(s) behind so that we can have it ready for your next meet up with us.

* It may go without saying, but we ask that you monitor your furkid at all times which includes cleaning up after them and making sure they play nicely with everyone.  While we know humping happens (ha, nice bumper sticker, right?), please be mindful of other furfriend's feelings/reactions and try to keep it controlled.  Thanks in advance!

As always, please feel free to email ([masked]) and let us know if you have any questions.

If you have attended one of our events, we would love a moment of your time by asking that you leave us a review.  We love hearing your feedback and would like to share it to our friends who have yet to come to a Jax and Friends Meet Up.

These monthly Meet Ups are our highlights.  We get SO excited to see all our old friends and meet new ones, too!!  We hope you will feel the same, too!


Jax (and Marii & Bob)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to join in -- my first meet-up so excited to meet some fellow little cuties and their mom's and dad's.

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Melissa F.

    Sorry we have to skip this Saturday but may make the 17th. We'll know closer to the date.

    April 27, 2014

    • marii and j.

      Hi Melissa! We had to change it to the 31dt, hope you can still make it :$

      April 29, 2014

    • marii and j.

      Oops! Meant to be a :)

      April 29, 2014

  • erikatravis

    Can't make this one- Maddie has an over due grooming appointment. But we'll be there on the 31st!!

    April 28, 2014

    • marii and j.

      We'll miss ya and will see ya on the 31st! :)

      April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Marii, is it okay if I pay via Chase QuickPay?

    April 29, 2014

    • marii and j.

      Absolutely! [masked]. Can't wait to see you guys again!!

      April 29, 2014

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