CHICAGO (WLS) --It's Canine cinema Sunday at the Music Box Theatre this weekend. The Dog Film Festival is an event full of movies and mutts, boxers and beagles ready for their close-ups. The Dog Fest is touring cities across the nation. Part of the proceeds benefit the PAWS no kill shelter in Chicago.
The Dog Film Festival is using entertainment to raise awareness about adoption and pet wellness.
"The Dog Film Festival really tries to bring together the bond between the canines and the humans that own them," Aly DelaCoeur, an animal behavior expert, said.
DelaCoeur is not only an animal behavior expert and trainer, but a fest sponsor. She said making pets a true part of the family can be rewarding but sometimes a challenge.
"I consider my dogs my fur babies when really they are dogs and we need to remember that they communicate like dogs, they see the world like a dog not like a human so we need to marry the two together so it's a cohesive relationship," she said.
But even though the event is a dog film festival, canines have to stay at home. There are no pooches allowed in the theatre.
"There's goofy cartoons, there's a longer feature films maybe 15 to 30 minutes there's something for everybody it's all over the board," DelaCoeur said.
The Dog Film Festival is at the Music Box Theatre Sunday with two entirely different programs of features at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.