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Show Me the Money: Piggie Primping and Bunny Beautification

Shelter offers “spa day” for animals to raise money and awareness

Shelter offers “spa day” for animals to raise money and awareness

Bunnies pose for their “glamour shots” at the Red Door Animal Shelter. TONI V. GREETIS
When Chicagoans look up “Red Door” in the Yellow Pages, they’ll find a few entries, including the Red Door Animal Shelter in Rogers Park and an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa on Michigan Avenue. The similar names are unlikely to cause confusion: If you want to adopt a cat, call the shelter. If you need a manicure, call the spa—that is, unless the manicure is for your rabbit.

For more than two years, the Red Door Animal Shelter has offered “spa” services for rabbits, guinea pigs, and cats during “Spa-Di-Da Day.” At the quarterly events, volunteers and board members make over and massage animals at rates ranging from $7 for basic grooming to $18 for grooming with nail trimming.

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