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Fun Chicago Doggy Event Gives Back!


Calling Chicago Dog Parents!!

Mark your calendars for June 25th! Come hang out with us, show off your pup and help support a great cause! Its the inaugural Best in Gold Coast event. Supporting SitStayRead, a wonderful organization, paring kids and pups to encouraging reading.




"Best in Gold Coast" Outreach Fundraiser

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the Southeast Corner of South Lincoln Park (North Ave. & Inner LakeShore Dr.)

Show off your fabulous, cute and super-smart dog during the Gold Coast Neighbors Association's (GCNA) inaugural dog show, "Best in Gold Coast"!It is an opportunity for participants to sashay down the red carpet with their dog, in front of the pup-arazzi and celebrity judges, for an opportunity to win top prizes. The show will be Saturday, June 25, from 1-3 p.m. on the Southeast corner of South Lincoln Park, along North Avenue near Astor Street.Proceeds from the event will benefit SitStayRead, with whom we are pleased to partner with for this event.  SitStayRead is a local not-for-profit organization that encourages children to read through the use of trained dogs. Reading to a dog increases confidence and generates excitement about reading. These trained dogs, in addition to dog-themed books and writing assignments, change a child’s reading experience from an abstract concept into a real-life experience. Children get to read about a dog, see a dog and touch a dog – an experience that leads to true and lasting learning. SitStayRead is located at 2849 North Clark Street. Check out this great organization at www.sitstayread.org.TicketsTickets to participate with your dog in the “Best in Gold Coast” are on sale now, via  Book Tickets Now!! Join us as a VIP participant and receive exclusive access to the VIP area.Please send in your dog's vaccination certificate from your veterinarian to the Gold Coast Neighbors office in advance of the event, due within 5 days of your submission.  Ensure the booking name is clearly denoted on the certificate so that we can match it.
  • VIP Participant: $100 for GCNA members/$125 non-members to walk your dog - if you want to bring a guest, please buy 1 additional guest ticket at the Participant rate.  If you want access only to the VIP area and don't have a dog to walk, buy the VIP ticket.  No dog?  Enter "Not Applicable" on the form fields for dog name and registration.
  • Participant: $50 for GCNA members/$75 non-members - if you want to bring a guest, please buy 1 additional guest ticket at the General Admission rate.  No dog?  Enter "Not Applicable" on the form fields for dog name and registration.

General admission is $10 for anyone attending the event but not participating in the dog show. All attendees with dogs must keep them on leashes. Tickets may be purchased online or at the show.  No dog?  Enter "Not Applicable" on the form fields for dog name and registration.Sponsorships are available and can be made on the ticket booking site as well.RegistrationAll dogs participating in the event must have proof of registration with the City of Chicago OR vaccination with a veterinarian. If your dog is vaccinated but not yet registered with the city, there will be staff at the event who will help register your dog – and GCNA will cover the cost!! We are offering this service free-of-charge at this event ONLY.




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