Events

Small Business Saturday Celebration!

 

WooHoo! It’s Small Business Saturday!

To celebrate,  The Right Spot is having an Open House on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Skokie Studio!

Every dog, along with their human companion, should learn about and experience the many wonderful benefits of pet massage. Pet Massage is soooo much more than simple relaxation – it is highly theraputic and beneficial to your pet’s overall well-being. To help more pet parents and their animal companions learn first hand about pet massage, The Right Spot is offering NEW CLIENTS the chance to experience the amazing benefits of pet massage at a special price.

To make sure my wonderful existing clients don’t feel left out, I am offering: 

As with all deals, here is the not-so-fine print:
The Skokie Studio is located at 9244 Kilpatrick Ave, Skokie
Spots are limited, please contact Katie ASAP to make an appointment: 773-329-7233 / Katie@therightspotpetmassage.com
*one per customer, reg. $30, valid on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Skokie Studio only
**one per customer, reg. $60, appointment must be scheduled by Sunday, November 26, 2017

I am looking forward to seeing you and your wonderful companion on November 25! It’s a celebration!

 

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The Spooky Pooch Parade 2017

Every year, The Chicago Botanic Garden holds The Spooky Pooch Parade, a parade and costume contest for dogs and their people. It is the one time of year dogs are allowed to enter the garden. This year it was held on Saturday, October 21 and it was an absolutely gorgeous, sunny 72 degree day! A perfect day for a parade of festively dressed dogs and their owners!

The Right Spot Pet Massage has been participating in The Spooky Pooch Parade for about 5 years. Every year is fantastic, and every year I am blown away by the creative and fun costumes the dogs and their owners are wearing. To see pictures of the dogs and their people visit The Chicago Botanic Gardens website by clicking here.

Below are some of the dogs The Right Spot had the pleasure of massaging:

                  

                  

               

Happy Holloween Everyone!

MehrKatThe Spooky Pooch Parade 2017
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Mutt Putt 2017

Back in August (yikes!) I participated in a fabulous event – The First Annual Mutt Putt at Canal Shores Golf Club (1030 Central St, Evanston, IL). What do dogs have to do with this golf course?! It is a not-for-profit golf club that allows dogs to be on the greens! Dogs are allowed, especially when no one is golfing, to run around on the wide open grassy areas! Fantastic, right?

It was a very fun event with lots of great dogs, vendors, rescues, and agility/nose work demos. I had a great time meeting dogs and their parents and offering free mini massages. Here are a few pictures from the event:

                  

The Right Spot hopes to participate again next year! Hope to see you there!

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Let’s Celebrate National Dog Day!

Hooray! It’s National Dog Day!

Come on out on Satdurday, August 26 to celebrate National Dog Day at a fabulous free dog event in Evanston!

“Mutt Putt” is taking place at The Canal Shores Golf Club – a not for profit golf course that ALLOWS DOGS!
There will be lots of great dog-centered vendors, activities, and of course FREE PET MASSAGE by The Right Spot!
Hope to see you there!
Hope to see you there! !

 

 

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Great Pet Massage Events in June!

It’s the beginning of summer and The Right Spot Pet Massage is ready to meet new four-and-two legged friends!

Come out and learn about pet massage and let your companion experience a free mini massage at one of these great events!

Bentleys Pet Stuff – Long Grove, IL

  Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Right Spot will be talking about pet massage and giving a free demo at 11:00 am. After the demo, The Right Spot will be offering free minni massages to companion pets. Call Bentley’s to reserve your spot! Bentley’s Long Grove 4196 IL Route 83, Long Grove, IL 847-793-0500

Pet Blessing at Unity Chicago – Chicago                                                                                       

Come out to the beautiful Unity Garden for a Blessing of the Animals! Dr. Share Siwek, DVM (Kindred Spirits Healing Arts), Master Teacher Billie Topa Tate (MSI Healing), and Mama Little Wolf will be offering a wonderful blessing for companion pets. Please visit www.unitychicago.org for more information.

Bentleys Pet Stuff – Skokie, IL

  Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Right Spot will be talking about pet massage and giving a free demo at 11:00 am. After the demo, The Right Spot will be offering free minni massages to companion pets. Call Bentley’s to reserve your spot! Bentley’s Skokie 5229 Toughy Ave, Skokie, IL 224-251-8677

The Red Door Shelter – Walk for the Animals

   Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Indian Boundry Park

Celebrating The Big Easy!! Woo-Hoo!! Come out for this fabulous event and have a blast! The Red Door Shelter (www.reddoorshelter.org) looks for forever homes for rabbits, cats, and dogs. The Right Spot will be there offering free mini massages to all the four-legged participants.

Hope to see YOU at one of these great events!

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Strut For The Strays Event

Strut For The Strays hosted by CARE (Community Animal Rescue Effort, Skokie IL) had a wonderful fundraising event this past Saturday, May 13, 2017. It was hosted by the fabulous folks at Evanston Subaru.

There were well over a hundred participants, both 2 and 4-legged, and it was a perfect day for a strut through the wonderful Sculpture Park off McCormick Blvd.

The Right Spot was there offering free massages to all the 4-legged participants! Below are some photos taken at the event.

For more information, or to contact C.A.R.E, visit click here

                     

                   

 

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Touched By An Animal / Cats Are Purrsons, Too

WHAT A GREAT EVENT!

I had the pleasure and honor of attending Touched By An Animal / Cats Are Purrsons, Too’s Spring benefit yesterday.

The event was beautiful with a wonderful vegetatian and vegan lunch buffet and fabulous auction and raffle prizes (I cannot wait to go to my first 2017 Cubs game thanks to this event and some fabulous donor!)

I also had the extreme honor of speaking on a panel with a very impressive line-up of speakers including: Dr. Share Siwek, DVM (Kindred Spirits Healing Arts), Dr. Ashley Rossman, DVM (Glen Oak Dog and Cat Hospital), Mary Szczurek, Flower Essence (Inner Spirit Healing), Gina Israel, RMT, Reiki Energy Healing (Alternative Therapies for Health), Linda Roberts, Animal Communication and Essential Oils (Whispers of Love), (me) and Dr. Christine Jurek, DVM (TOPS Veterinary Rehab).

WOW! What a group!

 

 

I LOVE doing charity events, but I typically am doing demos and offering free “minI” massages, so this was a real treat! Iam looking forward to many more events!

 

 

 

MehrKatTouched By An Animal / Cats Are Purrsons, Too
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Fun at The Spooky Pooch Parade 2016

As a pet massage therapist, I love attending dog events and offering free massage to the dogs! It is a great way to meet dogs and their people, and talk about and demonstrate all the wonderful benefits of pet massage.

One of my favorite events is the Spooky Pooch Parade held at The Chicago Botanic Garden every year. This is the only time of year dogs are allowed in the Botanic Garden. This is probably smart as last year I saw one exuberant pup jump right in the Lily Pond. I don’t think the garden officials found this funny, but to the rest of us, well…

This year, the weather was beautiful – warm (especially for Oct 29!), sunny, and most importantly, DRY! The event was sold out, so lots of 2-and 4-leggeds were in attendance.
It is always interesting doing canine massage at large events. In the beginning, the dogs are too excited to even sit down. But after a little bit, most dogs calm down enough to experience a short massage. Many of the dogs I see at events are nervous and anxious. Events are loud, busy, and chaotic, a sure recipe for anxiety. I love seeing how the effects of massage can almost immediately calm most dogs nervous system and help them relax a bit. One little senior was carried over to me, and as the owner slowly handed him to me, he started growling. She quickly explained that he is an anxious dog, even under the best of circumstances. As I gently began massaging his head, he began to relax. After just a few minutes, he was relaxed and even calm. It was wonderful!

One of the most fun aspects of the Spooky Pooch Parade are the costumes the dogs, and often times owners, are wearing. The dogs all look fantastic! Many of the hand made costumes are ingenious with an amazing amount of detail. There are five categories with a prize for each category, so this is serious stuff. Of course, The Right Spot always donates a free massage gift certificate in the prize baskets.

This is an event that is well worth attending. Below are some pictures from this year’s event.

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New Location at Love Fur Dogs

I am so excited to announce that The Right Spot Pet Massage will now be working in Glencoe, IL at Love Fur Dogs – 69 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe, IL

love-fur-dogs-logoLove Fur Dogs is a beautiful pet grooming salon with a brand new area for doggie daycare! Not only does Love Fur Dogs offer grooming, but you can get trained to be a groomer yourself! Check them out at www.lovefurdogs.com

To set up an appointment with The Right Spot at Love Fur Dogs (or any other location), please call Katie at 773.329.7233. Hope to see you soon!

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