• Piranha's 12th Birthday - Play Date & Cake!

    Don Gorman Rec Center

    It's My 12th Birthday!! Come and Help Me Celebrate! I was born January 1, 2007 WOOF! Just a cake and play meetup! We will play, eat cake, Then play again. Then eat more cake. Then play again. How does that sound to you? A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~We always have fresh water available ~If you bring a treat, always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear a leash until inside the play area ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Most chihuahuas get along very well with each other. Most new chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while, most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out and watch everyone else. They are all different. Please check the site before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't canceled. You are also welcome to call us if you have questions[masked] PLEASE NOTE: please no presents - just your presence :) This is a newer indoor venue for our group. All Chihuahuas are required to 'go' before they come inside to avoid any accidents. We want to make sure we don't get charged for cleanup costs. We hope everyone will honor this request and ensure your chihuahuas have gone outdoors and avoid using the venue as the bathroom. Also, dogs are not allowed at the adjoining park, so if your dog uses the parkway in front of the venue, please be sure to pick up after your dog. We do not want to be told we cannot come back due to our dogs leaving little 'gifts' behind. Thanks for understanding.

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  • Annual Christmas Potluck & Play Date 2018!

    Don Gorman Rec Center

    Annual Christmas Potluck & Play Date 2018! We are looking forward to our annual Christmas Potluck! We always have so much fun! Here's what we've planned: ~Doggie item/sweater exchange - bring any item (used or new) and pay any $ amount. All dollar donations go to dogs in need and unsold leftover items go to the fostered doggies/shelter. Bring it all, carriers, leashes, sweaters, things for little dogs, big dogs, cats too -- the more, the merrier. ~Doggie Treats ~Music & Good Cheer ~Food (please bring a dog safe tasty treat) & Soft Drinks IMPORTANT: When you RSVP please let us know if you plan on bringing something in the comments section (this will avoid duplicates). You are welcome to bring a dish. Please do not bring anything that is harmful to dogs if it were to fall on the floor (chocolate, grapes, macadamia nuts, raisins, etc.) A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~We always have fresh water available ~If you bring a treat, always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear a leash until inside the play area ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Most chihuahuas get along very well with each other. Most new chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while, most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out and watch everyone else. They are all different. REQUIRED --Please ensure your dogs go out before entering the facility. We had to pay for insurance, a rental fee, and deposit for space. All Chihuahuas are required to 'go' before they come inside to avoid any accidents. We want to make sure we don't get charged for cleanup costs. We hope everyone will honor this request and ensure your chihuahuas have gone outdoors and avoid using the venue as the bathroom. Also, dogs are not allowed at the adjoining park, so if your dog uses the parkway in front of the venue, please be sure to pick up after your dog. We do not want to be told we cannot come back due to our dogs leaving little 'gifts' behind. Thanks for understanding.

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  • Chihuahua Halloween Pizza Pawrty!

    Don Gorman Rec Center

    Join us for A Chihuahua Halloween Pizza Party! Here's what we have planned so far... ~ Cheap pizza (Little Caesars) ~ Soft Drinks ~ Dog Treats ~ Vote on best-costumed chihuahua for a prize You are welcome to bring a dish. Please do not bring anything that is harmful to dogs if it were to fall on the floor (chocolate, grapes, macadamia nuts, raisins, etc.) A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~We always have fresh water available ~Always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear a leash until inside the play area ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua This is a new indoor venue for our group. We had to pay for insurance, a rental fee and deposit for the space. All chihuahuas are required to 'go' before they come inside to avoid any accidents. We hope everyone will honor this request and ensure your chihuahuas have gone outdoors and avoid using the venue as the bathroom. Also, dogs are not allowed at the adjoining park, so if your dog uses the parkway in front of the venue, please be sure to pick up after your dog. We do not want to be told we cannot come back due to our dogs leaving little 'gifts' behind. Thanks for understanding. What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Most chihuahuas get along very well with each other - so they need their own time to figure out who they want to play with. Most new chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out and watch everyone else. They are all different. Please check the site before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't canceled. You are also welcome to call us if you have questions[masked]

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  • White Sox Dog Day 2018 - For Those With Tickets

    US Cellular Field

    Fun day at a baseball game with your Chihuahuas! If you have tickets this year, let us know so that we can try and coordinate. We usually sit at the very back because we arrive with a stroller.

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  • Dinner With Your Chihuahua & Friends 2018

    Location visible to members

    What could be more exciting than an evening patio dinner with your chihuahua? Bring your well behaved and LEASHED chihuahuas to join us for dinner at the Public Landing Restaurant's patio area (http://www.publiclandingrestaurant.com/patio.html). There is even a doggie menu - YUM! Click here (http://www.publiclandingrestaurant.com/yappetizers-for-dogs.html) to learn more about the restaurant and pricing (everyone pays their own). Things of note: ~ all chihuahuas must be leashed - no exceptions & no retractable leashes please! ~ there will be other dogs there, so if your chihuahua does not like other dogs around, do reconsider and join us another time ~ dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant, please do not bring them inside ~ Each doggie family pays their own meal ~ for this one we need a total of people joining the dogs as we need to give a total headcount. When you RSVP - do so for your dog only, but note in the comments how many people. This is very important as this will ensure we have seating for everyone. If we do not get a response, we will assume one person, and sometimes restaurants won't sit people unless the whole party is there. So we appreciate your cooperation with this. Thanks! ~ pray for no rain and decent weather!

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  • August Dog Park Meetup & Ice Cream Social 2018

    Trantina Farm - Homer Glen Dog Park

    Want to play? We'll Play Weather Permitting. Then head over to the creamery for mini cones. Please check this website before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't cancelled. A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~We always have fresh water available ~If you decide to bring treats-always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear leashes until inside the play area ~Please remember this is a public park, so other non-chihuahuas will be there ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua ~This is a fully-fenced off-leash park - but there are gaps in some parts of the fence - and at times, hawks fly over the area - so keep an eye on your little ones - we can't stress this enough What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the Chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Chihuahuas get along very well with each other - so they need their own time to figure out who they like best and who they want to play with. Most new Chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out. They are all different! Directions from 355 (coming from Tinley/Oak Forest/Indiana) The park is a little hard to find if it's your first time - please contact us if you need further directions ~Exit at 159th St ~Turn Right ~Go to Gougar road (1st stoplight) ~Turn Left ~Go to 151st St (about 1 mile) ~Turn right on 151st St. ~Go about 1 block, it will be on your right hand side Landmarks - there is large parking lot with a small pavillion and two separate dog sides for big/small dogs. There is an old farm house building across the street. Hope to see you there! When you RSVP - don't forget to count dogs, not people. We can't wait to play with you - woof! Please check the site before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't cancelled. You are also welcome to call us if you have questions[masked]

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  • 2018 Summer Picnic & Live Music in The Park

    Bettenhausen Recreation Center

    This event will feature outdoor live music and open picnic area. Bring your leashed chihuahuas (no retractable leashes please), a picnic basket and blanket or chair. You will be able to sit and enjoy some rock and roll with your chihuahuas outdoors. There is no cost to attend, just bring your own food. All chihuahuas must be leashed and remain with you leashed at all times. As this event is outdoors, it is weather permitting. If it rains mid-event, the concert will be taken indoors - so people with dogs will not be allowed to enter the building. We will let everyone know by 3pm on the day of if the event is cancelled due to weather. Please check this site before leaving your home. You can also call us at[masked] (no texting). A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~For your chihuahua's safety - please bring your non-retractable leashes ~We will have fresh water available ~If you decide to bring treats-always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please remember this is a public event, so other non-chihuahuas will be there ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua (bring doggie waste bags) ~This is wide open to the public with no fencing - so please be sure to have a leash on your chihuahua at all times

  • 10th Annual Chihuahua Pool Party!!

    Piranha's House

    It's our 10th year anniversary help us celebrate! Fenced yard. Check. Tasty treats. Check. Room to run & play. Priceless! We will play from 1:00-4:00pm Please join us for this backyard play date and doggy pool party. Weather permitting, of course. You are welcome to bring a dish to celebrate the occasion. Please let us know what you are planning to bring when you RSVP! Due to limited space, please do not attend if you have not RSVPd or are on the wait list - we appreciate your understanding. A few things for your Chihuahuas' health & safety: ~ Please ask before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear leashes until inside the backyard ~Please clean up after your chihuahua ~This is a fully-fenced backyard with no gaps - but you must still keep an eye on your chihuahuas What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the Chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Chihuahuas get along very well with each other - so they need their own time to figure out who they like best and who they want to play with. Most new Chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out. They are all different! Check out last year's photos (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/) 2016: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/27145935/ 2015: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/26328007/ 2014: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/23462942/ 2013: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/16412242/ (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/) 201 (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/)2: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/9971432/ 2011: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/3269882/ 2010: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/1091609/18475368/#[masked] (http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/1091609/18475368/#[masked]) And the year 2009: http://www.meetup.com/SouthSuburbanChihuahua/photos/675492/?photoAlbumId=675492&photoId Please note: The pool is for dogs, not people. :) *There is no alcohol served at any of our hosted events, only public venues*

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