Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum Hosts ‘Dog Days’ August 13-14 | News, Sports, Jobs
With Dog Days in the summer comes an event for pet owners to entertain themselves and their beloved pooches.
The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum will host Dog Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 13 and 14 on the Museum Lawn in Elm Grove.
Museum director Becky Gerlak said certified dog trainer Jill Robins of Wheeling will be giving agility presentations to the crowd, in addition to giving some tips to dog owners who show up.
“She will also do perfume. She pulls things out and dogs find them by scent,” Gerlak said.
Robins’ dogs will also perform a square dance for the crowd on Sunday. All outdoor activities are free. People are allowed to bring their dogs inside the museum with the entrance fee for a special scavenger hunt.
“We’re going to lock Lou up that day – our museum cat,” Gerlak noted.
People can also donate canned or dry dog food to WeBark Estates. Gerlak noted that dogs attending the event must be leashed.
“Even if you don’t have a dog, you can come and watch everything,” she added.
Gerlak said they also plan to have a local minister bless a pet during Sunday’s event, although a time has yet to be set.