Doggie Easter Egg Hunt this weekend

4/13/2017, 10:59 a.m.
The annual event benefits the Forest Preserve's K-9 officer.
HUGS hosts the annual Doggie Easter egg hunt in Shorewood. Photo by Brock A. Stein

Shorewood non-profit, HUGS, will host the 9th installment of the doggie Easter egg hunt this weekend, Sat. April 15, at Hammel Woods Dog Park on Black Road east of Route 59 in Shorewood.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Jullo the Forest Preserve District of Will County Police Department's K9 officer.

In addition to the Easter egg hunt for four-legged friends attendees can also take part in gift card raffle with tickets on sale for $1 or 6 for $5

Day-of registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the Easter egg hunt starting at 11:00 a.m.

Other contests and prizes on the day of the event will include:

• Biggest Dog

• Smallest Dog

• Best Easter Outfit

• Dog Who Traveled the Farthest

• Dog Who Looks Most Like Their Owner

Due to historically large turnout at the event organizers recommend pre-registering online and arriving early on April 15.

All dogs must be on a leash and accompanied at all times.