River North Design District Hosts Inaugural Pup Crawl & Cat Walk This April

The River North Design District (RNDD) will hold its inaugural River North Pup Crawl & Cat Walk April 1 from 5-8pm. The walk is comprised of 9 locations featuring 9 designers who will be creating unique auction items for pets, from dog beds and pet clothes to cat condos and more. The walk’s philanthropic partner is PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill animal shelter, which will receive a portion of proceeds.

“This event celebrates the fact that pets are very important family members, and devoted adopters often will go to great lengths to make their pets comfortable at home,” says Susanna Homan, CEO of PAWS Chicago. “We are also excited that this partnership reinforces the importance of building a No Kill Chicago to a wide community of designers and other supporters. Engaging more people in the message of saving homeless pets is always our goal”.

Guests are invited to stroll through the River North Design District showrooms and bid on their favorite auction items. One hundred percent of auction proceeds benefit PAWS Chicago, which will have animals available for adoption at each of our locations. This event is not open to guest pets. Each showroom will have a signature cocktail and an amuse-bouche. Libations courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and special beer pairings courtesy of Anheuser-Busch including Wolf Pup Session IPA.

Participants include:

  • Oscar Isberian and Studio 6f with Cambria / Beckerworks Ltd
  • bulthaup and Jessica Lagrange Interiors with Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
  • eggersmann and M Viamontes Architects
  • Kohler Signature Store by Studio41 and Elisa Paramo Interiors
  • Roca Tile and Jasmin Reese Interiors with JC Licht / Benjamin Moore
  • Samuel Lynne Galleries of Chicago and Centaur Interiors
  • Studio41 and Ilene Chase Design with Brizo and Delta Chicago
  • The Luxury Bed Collection and Stone Textile Studio by Elizabeth Mollen
  • TOTO and VF Interiors
Photo by Nicole Verkamp

Photo by Nicole Verkamp.

“As we reflect on the past few years, we are thrilled to celebrate with our industry and animal enthusiasts with an auction to benefit PAWS Chicago,” says Mike Cao, president, River North Design District. “Our special auction items are being created by Chicago’s most coveted designers. We’re solidifying our presence not just as design centers, but as partners supporting the rich, vibrant community of the River North neighborhood.”

Visit the River North Design District website here site for the full event details, and list of participating partners.

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