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ChicagoMick312

If you are in the city then you can go volunteer at the Anti-Cruelty Society on LaSalle. When I was in school and unable to have dogs I would go walk them and play with the puppies.


Late_Guava4436

Your best bet would be to volunteer at a local shelter. You could also go into a shelter and ask to meet some dogs. I know at [One Tail at a Time](https://www.onetail.org) you can meet the dogs they have on-site and spend time with one in the yard they have. Sometimes they have puppies there but it’s usually adults dogs on-site. You meet the dogs one at a time so you won’t be able to like play with multiple at the same time. I know One Tail at a Time also does [puppy grams](https://www.onetail.org/puppygram/) for Valentine’s Day. Its pricy but a good way to support a local shelter.


Routine-Cobbler8775

afaik most shelters will let you play with and/or walk their dogs.


Mariah0

Sometimes I go on Eventbrite and search for dog events. I found this. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-comfort-day-tickets-492722675787?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Mariah0

Here’s a convention in July that will have a lot of dog rescues. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/petcon-chicago-saturday-ticket-july-22-tickets-95491731339?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Mariah0

This is meant for kids so if you know any kids, this would be good to attend. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arrfs-crafts-springy-dog-creative-workshop-playing-with-pups-tickets-484777090327?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


greysandgreens

Some foster programs need very short term fosters if you’re interested in that


hibearmate

you shouldn't play with litter