Pet rescue fair finds homes for foster dogs

After Debbie Roe of Bartlett ran through a row of sprinklers with a 7-year-old pug on a pink leash, the volunteer with Northern Illinois Pug Rescue described the day as "great" and went to play with three more pugs in the shade.

It was all part of Pet Rescue Fair Sunday at James "Pate" Philip State Park in Bartlett. More than 150 guests stopped by despite high temperatures and humidity. For nearly three hours, volunteers from area pet rescue organizations showcased the dogs they foster, and the services they offer.

Volunteers Tom and Ryoko Fujikawa of Naperville visited with guests about the pugs on site, all available for adoption. The couple also shared their own experiences as pug owners who foster with Northern Illinois Pug Rescue.

Carol Ewert of South Elgin has worked with Northern Illinois Pug Rescue for six years. She said no adoptions are processed at events like the one Sunday, as the get togethers are designed for awareness of more animals than just those at the event. Read the rest of the story in the Chicago Tribune.