The Chicago Wolves will host the first of seven Adopt-A-Dog Nights, in conjunction with Chicago’s Department of Animal Care and Control (ACC) Adopt-a-Dog program and presented by Pet Supplies Plus, Evo Natural Balance Pet Foods and Pedigree, at their home opener against the Milwaukee Admirals on Sat., Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The team has helped find homes for over 900 dogs through the program in the past 10 seasons.
Fans interested in adopting a dog can visit “Haydar’s Hounds” - named after right wing Darren Haydar, team spokesman for the program - in the South lobby throughout the game on Saturday.
“We are so proud to be able to facilitate such a special and unique program,” said Wolves Senior Vice President of Operations Courtney Mahoney. “It has been heartwarming to watch our fans’ children grow up over the years and now through the Adopt-A-Dog program, we get to watch another member of their family grow up.”
The Wolves became involved with the program through the team’s chairman of the board, Don Levin, who has adopted pets from similar programs. In 2003, Levin purchased the Animobile, a mobile adoption unit and modern clinic staffed by veterinarians and adoption specialists.
The Adopt-a-Dog program also will make appearances at the Allstate Arena on Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Feb. 18, March 24 and April 14.
For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.