Join Us for a Day at the Races!

April 8, 2015 1 comment

Do you want to support the Hawthorne Cat Colony? Then join us for a fun day at the races.6776b212-50a7-4ecd-b0f9-7daa96d2c9df

  • Receive complimentary admission to the track and a live racing program when you donate 7 lbs or more of dry cat food.
  • Split the pot.  Tickets are $1 each. Proceeds to go to benefit the animals.
  • Have fun with friends and help save lives.

Get a group together and join us trackside!

Hawthorne Race Course
3501 S. Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804

April 11, 2015. 1st race @ 1:50 p.m.


Winter Wine Tasting

November 24, 2013 No comments yet

We had so many requests for the return of our wine tasting fundraiser that we have teamed once again with Wine Styles and Lulu’s Locker. We invite all our friends for an afternoon of wine, food, and fun.

Wine Styleswinetasting
20214 S La Grange Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423
December 14 Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Wine Styles will donate 10% of sales during this event to Triple R Pets and Lulu’s Locker.

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two people.

Make your reservation early. All tickets purchased online are will call. You simply need to check in at the day of the event with us.

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Annual Garage Sale

April 3, 2012 2 comments

Join Us for our Annual Garage Sale
Triple R Pets is joining with Lulu’s Locker to have a huge May garage sale.
May 18th, 8a – 5p and May 19th, 8a to 4p.
21288 Brown Drive, Frankfort,  IL
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Spring Clean-up at Your House?
Don’t know what to do with all that “stuff” in your basement, attic, closets, or garage?  Want to help the animals and feel good about cleaning your house?  We are asking for donations of gently used items for the sale.

To donate gently used items please email us at or call 708.738.1438 or bring your donations to 812 Vinewood in Willow Springs on May 16 or 17 only. Your donated items will be much appreciated! Thank you!

All proceeds go directly to help cover veterinarian costs for our rescued animals.

Spay-ghetti with No Balls Fundraiser

January 12, 2012 4 comments

Please join Triple R Pets and Lulu’s Locker for a pasta dinner celebration on National Spay Day. Dinner includes pasta, salad, bread, and refreshments. Cash Bar.

Requested donation of $20 per person. Children under 10 eat for free! (limited to 1 child per adult)

Tuesday February 28, 2012
5pm to 9pm
Beggar’s Pizza 15600 S. Cicero, Oak Forest, IL

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** Make sure to include your address during check-out. You will not need a physical ticket or to print out a confirmation. **

Thank You to Our Friends!

September 6, 2011 No comments yet


The garage sale
was a huge success thanks to all our friends who donated items to the sale and to all our volunteers who worked so very hard in the 90 degree heat.  Together we raised  


The Clark Family, matched the dollars we raised at the garage sale, and donated another  


Shawn and Dawn, our fundraising volunteers, who put together a wonderful afternoon at our Wine Tasting event at Wine Styles in Frankfort.  We raised


Del Monte Foods for donating 15,000 lbs of Meow Mix to animal shelters and rescue groups in Chicagoland.  Triple R Pets received 3,000 lbs and the food is being distributed to caretakers who are struggling to find the means to feed the outside cats.

Felines, Inc. for working with Del Monte. Learn more about Felines Inc.  which provides shelter for approximately 130 cats.

PetCo for donating thousands of pounds of clumping cat litter.  Triple R Pets received 1,500 pounds and is distributing the litter to our caretakers.

PAWS Chicago for working with PetCo. Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s low cost spay/neuter programs.

3rd Annual Wine Tasting

June 21, 2011 No comments yet

3rd Annual Wine Tasting – Sunday, July 24 2011

If you came to a previous Wine Tasting, then you know what fun is in store!  Come out and try some great wines and win some exciting prizes including an evening at the Wyndham Chicago on the Magnificent Mile, spa gift certificates, chocolate lover’s gift baskets and so much more!

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two, so grab a friend and come on out!
You can order your tickets on-line through our secure PayPal system (pay using credit card or PayPal).

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Over $4,000 raised at First Annual WOW!

April 28, 2010 1 comment

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The first annual WOW! Walk held on Sunday April 18th in Willow Springs was a wonderful day for the animals. Over $4,000 was raised to help the homeless animals of Triple R Pets and New Beginnings. The highest pledge winners were Lynn Morrello, Martha Sagris, Kathleen King and Penny Mulcahy, and Cindi Buczkowske. The first place prize was a handmade Adirondack dog bed.

The sun was shining as the dogs and owners stepped up to the starting line for the walk around the park. Several supporters who did not have dogs, brought photos of their cats and walked the route with them! On the second lap of the walk, some of the smaller dogs complained that their little legs were worn out, so their owners picked them up and bravely carried them over the finish line.

After the walk, everyone received a certificate and headed over to the food booth sponsored by New Beginnings for a delicious lunch of burgers and chips and tasty cookies!

After lunch there was time for participants to visit the booths that were set up. Our local stained glass artist, Mary Gaines, had a wonderful selection of stained glass dogs and cats, and next to Mary’s booth was the Knitters for Critters table. This group of ladies crochets and knits small blankets for the shelter animals that must stay in kennels. When the pets are adopted, the blanket goes with them to their new home so that they will have something familiar to help them feel more comfortable. Learn more about Knitters for Critters on their website.

Triple R Pets also had a booth showing how a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program can help feral cats and shelter pets. Tree House was there too. To learn about their adoption programs, please visit TreeHouse Animals website. A volunteer from EARS was there to show us the things we need to help our pets in an emergency disaster. Please see EARS website  for more information on emergency pet preparedness.

The contests ended the day of fun. Cricket was paws down the best yodeler in the singing contest! The best kisser contest brought out the pooches for smooches especially when they found the peanut butter on their owners’ faces! And who could resist taking a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws in the best costume contest?

Thank you everyone for sharing the day with us at the WOW! Walk where we all walked our way to a no-kill world, one paw at a time. Thank you and see you next year!

A Walk to Benefit the Animals!

February 25, 2010 1 comment

April is Spring, and it’s time to put on your walking shoes and join us for a walk around the block to benefit homeless animals.  The walk is sponsored by Triple R Pets and New Beginnings.  All funds raised in this event will be used to cover the veterinary care of our animals as well as the overall needs of the New Begnnings’ Shelter and Triple R Pets spay/neuter programs.  To learn more about our programs, please visit continue to explore the Triple R Pets web site and visit the new Beginning web site at


Sunday, April 18 from 1pm to 4pm.
1148 Blackstone, Willow Springs IL 60480
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1:00 Registration and contests
2:00 The WOW! walk begins
3:00 Contests


Everyone who wants to have a great time and loves the animals.

  • Dress up your dog or come as you are, and walk the four block route.
  • No dog?  No problem!  Take a photo of your cat(s) and walk the parade route with your photo and receive a free mini-kitty toy!
  • Don’t have a dog or cat?  You can still help the animals by registering to support one of our special needs pets.


You can register your pet or sponsor one of our special needs pets: Bigsby, Dually, or Carrie Ann.

$30 early registration ends April 12. There are three payment options.

  • Online: use the online registration form with a PayPal account.
  • By mail: download a registration form, complete it, and send it no later than April 12 with a $30 entry fee by check payable to Triple R Pets, Triple R Pets, PO Box 86, Western Springs IL 60558
  • $35 at the gate on the day of the walk

Each registered pet owner will receive:

  • An event t-shirt
  • A goodie bag
  • Free participation sign-up for all contests and prizes


Set a goal and ask family, friends and co-workers to help you achieve it. We are hoping that everyone can bring in $50 of pledges to help the animals. Pledge sheets and checks and cash should be turned in on the day of the walk. Checks should be made payable to Triple R Pets.

PLEDGE PRIZES: The top three registrants bringing in the most pledges (minimum $200) will receive:
First place – Adirondack doggie bed
Second place – stainless steel raised water and food bowls
Third place – a gift certificate to a local restuarant

Best Costume
Best Trick
Best Kisser
Look-Alike Contest (owner and dog
Doggie Yodel: Best Musical Act with Dog

THE CLIP AND CHIP BOOTH: microchip $20, dog nails trimmed $10

RAFFLES with great prizes!

Please download the flyer and pass it on to friends. For specific questions please feel free to contact us.

Wine and Animal Lover’s Fundraiser a Success!

October 20, 2008 No comments yet

Thanks to all our friends and supports for coming out to Tinley Park for our 1st Annual Wine and Animal Lover’s Fundraiser. We made some new friends and enjoyed catching up with folks we know!

Thanks to your support, we were able to raise enough funds to TNR 30 more cats! Did you know that we are accounting in the cat monetary unit these days?

With winter approaching, we are trying to complete as many colonies as we can. We do very limited trapping during the colder months in Chicago, as a shaved belly is not very warm!

Some wonderful prizes were raffled and bid on at the silent auction. We have a lucky couple heading downtown for a night on Michigan Avenue, a party of ten enjoying a wine tasting at Coopers Hawk and lots of other fun prizes.

We have already had lots of requests to make this a semi-annual fundraiser! We’ll start looking for some Spring dates soon!

If you missed the event, you can always make a donation on-line to help the animals. If you would like to volunteer, please visit our volunteer page.

We are very grateful to our wonderful hosts at WineStyles Tinley Park. Dave, Ian and Emily were wonderful! I think they enjoyed the event as much as the guests with wonderful conversation and delicous snacks. Please visit WineStyles Tinley Park for your holiday wine purchases!

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