Our Mission

Our History

For over 70 years, children of all ages have delighted in one of our community’s most treasured events — America’s Original Pet Parade! This colorful, crowd-pleasing event is sponsored by Pet Parade Charities, and is truly one of a kind. We hope that you will join us in 2018 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am to witness the pageantry. From children showcasing their pets, to marching bands, floats, and entertainment groups, the Pet Parade provides wholesome fun and entertainment for the entire family!

Our Mission

Pet Parade Charities (Formerly Pets & Pals Charities), established in 1999, is headquartered in La Grange, Illinois. It is dedicated to promoting and supporting the health and care of animals in metropolitan Chicago. In addition it promotes awareness of the value of animals in individuals lives and the special bonds that exists between kids and animals. Pet Parade Charities accomplishes its mission through sponsorship of the acclaimed La Grange Pet Parade and by promoting responsible pet ownership through grants given to like not-for-profits.