HUGS for Hounds - Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Our Hugs for Hounds Easter Egg Hunt supports the Will County Forest Preserve's tracking dog, Jullo. Funds raised go to his care and handling.

The event is held the Saturday before Easter each year. Even if you don't own a dog, this event is one you shouldn't miss! The event is held rain or shine at the Hammel Woods Dog Park on Black Rd.


Each year hundreds of dog lovers and their dogs attend this event. Over 3,000 plastic Easter Eggs filled with dog treats are scattered in the field. Dogs are asked to either touch the treat with their nose or paw before their owners may pickup the egg.


Doggie Easter baskets are raffled off and prizes are awarded for dog that came the farthest, largest, smallest, and dog that looks most like their owner. Join the fun each spring!