New owner wants to continue tradition
by Melanie Jongsma
GLENWOOD, Ill. (July 16, 2019) – Nikita and Jamiel Greer were not thinking about dog adoptions when they hopped on their bikes Thursday evening, July 11. They are perfectly content with Amber, their Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. But the bike path took them from their Lansing home all the way to Glenwood Oaks, where they smelled burgers and hot dogs on the open grill in the parking lot. Having biked 7 miles, and planning to go much further, they decided to stop for sustenance.
Chris Siatta, a staff member at Paw Palace, was in the parking lot when the Greers rolled up. He explained that the meal cost $5.00 and included a burger or hot dog, chips, and a beverage—and their purchase would benefit 4 Paw Sake Rescue, a Lynwood-based nonprofit that rescues dogs. Many of their dogs are strays that were found or brought in, and some are dogs who were surrendered by their previous owners for a variety of reasons—a death in the family, relocation, or insufficient funds, for example. The Greers were not ready to adopt another dog, but they appreciated knowing that their impromptu supper stop was helping provide care for needy dogs.
4 Paw Sake Rescue has partnered with Glenwood Oaks for three years to host an adoption event twice a year. This spring’s event had to be rescheduled twice, but Thursday, July 11, turned out to be a beautiful evening for people to enjoy the outdoor dining option.
The 4 Paw Sake Rescue website lists a number of opportunities for dog lovers to make a difference in the lives of rescued animals:
- Adopt a dog
- Foster a dog
- Walk a dog
- Make a donation
The Paw Palace campus, including 4 Paw Sake Rescue, is located at 2739 Glenwood-Dyer Road in Lynwood, Illinois. More information is available:
- By phone: 708-758-3647
- By email: [email protected]
Glenwood Oaks restaurant is located at 106 N Main Street in Glenwood, Illinois.