Edgewater’s Pet Mayor

Pax the Goat and his community ambassadors will be serving for another year!
The next Pet Mayor election will be held in 2021.

In summer 2019, Pax the Goat was inaugurated as Edgewater’s first Pet Mayor at EdgeFest. Six candidates campaigned over last summer and raised almost $20,000 for the Care For Real Pet Food Pantry.

In his first act as mayor, Pax the Goat named his cabinet. 
Commissioner of Transpurrtation: Titus the Cat
Commissioner of Pawty Animals: Bug the Dog
Commissioner of Pups and Recreation: Ballew the Dog
Commissioner of Paw Services: Wrigley the Dog
Commissioner of Puplic Works: Winston the Dog

Information the Care For Real Pet Pantry is available HERE!








Edgewater is Chicago’s Most Pet-Friendly Neighborhood!

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce actively works with local businesses and community leaders within the neighborhood to enhance a pet’s (and their pet parent’s) lifestyle. You’ll find fun-filled activities throughout the year to help promote pet-friendly initiatives throughout our community.

Pet-Friendly Activities

Edgewater has a beautiful lakefront to walk your pet, a beach for your pet to play, a large fenced in dog park on Bryn Mawr and the lake, and several pet-related businesses to help care for your pet. There’s even free poop bags at three pet-friendly parks! 

Pet-Friendly Parks

Edgewater Dog Park, 5800 N Lake Shore Dr.
Puptown Dog Park, N Marine Dr.
Foster Beach, W Foster Ave. 

Pet-Friendly chamber Member Businesses

Bark Bark Club
Care for Real Pet Pantry
Tree House Humane Society

EdgeFest & Pet Parade

The Edgewater Chamber’s summer festival, EdgeFest, embraces the community’s pro-pet attitude. Since 2017 we have held an annual Pet Parade and pet activities during the festival weekend to cheer on our pet residents and their human companions. Everyone is welcome to participate in these scheduled activities throughout the two-day event.