Edgewater’s First Pet Mayor

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



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.


See what local news has to say about Edgewater’s Pet Mayoral Candidates!



Year Round Pet-Friendly Activities

Edgewater has a beautiful lakefront to walk your pet, a beach for your pet to play, free poop bags at three pet-friendly parks, a large fenced in dog park on Bryn Mawr and the lake, several pet-related businesses to help care for your pet, the most compassionate pet residents and now an annual Edgewater Pet Mayor Election!

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, has embraced the community’s pro-pet attitude and since 2017 has held an annual Pet Parade during its weekend to cheer on our two-legged and four-legged residents. Everyone is welcome to participate in scheduled activities throughout the two-day event.