Hounds & Grounds Fundraiser

Sunday, February 20th, 2022
10 am to 5 pm CST
Canine Therapy Corps, Chicago, IL

An introductory dog agility course experience led by Hawk City K9 plus expert insights on natural lawn care methods for reducing risks to your pets.

MGG, Hawk City K9, Canine Therapy Corps, The Pet Fund and Athletic Brewing Co invite you to trot your furry friends and learn about natural lawn care at this inaugural fundraiser.

Who: All proceeds support Midwest Grows Green (MGG) and The Pet Fund. 

Where: Canine Therapy Corps | 3918 W Fullerton Avenue | Street parking is available.

When: Sunday February 20, 10 am to 5 pm CST. Dog owners may choose one of four time slots: (1) 10 to 11:30 am, (2) 11:30 am to 1 pm, (3) 2 to 3:30 pm and (4) 3:30 to 5 pm.


  1. Each time slot can accommodate up to 10 participant pairs (owner + dog).
  2. 5 pairs will traverse the agility course for 30 minutes while the other 5 pairs will attend the natural lawn care informational session. 
  3. Stacey Hawk (owner of Hawk City K9) and her team of trainers will provide agility course guidance and instruction. Each dog will have a private instructor to complete the agility course.
  4. All participating dogs must be comfortable working in close proximity to other dogs.
  5. MGG’s Ryan Anderson will present expert insights on natural lawn care and pesticide risk reduction.
  6. After 30 minutes, the groups of 5 pairs will switch.
  7. Participants may enjoy refreshments after completing the agility and info session activities. The kitchen will be stocked with coffee, food and Athletic Brewing Co. brews. All food and drink is complimentary, but we kindly suggest a donation to support MGG’s Technical Assistance Program.

Registration: bit.ly/HoundsGrounds22

Vaccinations: We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants, so please note these two vaccination requirements:

  1. Humans: Owners must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry. After registering, please send an image of your COVID-19 vaccination card to Ryan Anderson at randerson@ipminstitute.org. Thank you!
  2. Canines: Owners must show proof of current rabies, distemper and parvo vaccination for all participating dogs.

Need more info? Contact MGG’s Ryan Anderson at randerson@ipminstitute.org

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of all Hounds & Grounds sponsors:

Lead Sponsor: Athletic Brewing Co

Healthy Parks: Petsmart, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care

Healthy Families: Jiminy’s, Beatrix Streeterville, Schreiber Foods

Healthy Homes: Chipotle, Dark Matter Coffee, Trader Joe’s, Six Point Pet