Rescue Dog Discovers Couches, Promptly Loses Mind

Rescue Dog Discovers Couches, Promptly Loses Mind
I am about to destroy your perfectly good work ethic and I don’t even care. Behold Merkle, meeting his first comfy couch. Named after the fine Chicago establishment that helped Wish Upon a Rescue with its first fundraiser, Merkle has made it official. After months of seemingly endless meetings, oodles of money spent, legal hoops jumped through... Read more »

Looking for a Great Dog? You Will Love Jupiter to the Moon and Back!

Looking for a Great Dog? You Will Love Jupiter to the Moon and Back!
Looking to adopt a smart, well-trained gorgeous dog? Then Jupiter definitely needs to be on your short list. With rousing endorsements by my most respected connectons in the rescue community, Jupe is a real head-turner who appears to have some Catahoula hound in his mix. About 3 years old, he’s got maturity to go along with his engaging spirit, being both house-trained... Read more »

Did You Know Dinner, Formula and Flavor are Pet Food Packaging Code Words?

Did You Know Dinner, Formula and Flavor are Pet Food Packaging Code Words?
You know human foods labels are guilty of it. Take juice cocktails for example. Just look at the ingredient label on any cocktail blend and you will see a very low percentage of juice in the mix and a whole lotta sugar.  Turns out, pet food labels employ the same code word tactics. Being able to... Read more »
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An Easy, Fast, Inexpensive Way You Can Help Shelter Dogs

An Easy, Fast, Inexpensive Way You Can Help Shelter Dogs
Not able to volunteer? Not sure about fostering? Not ready to adopt? NOT a problem! If you CAN do just one tiny thing, may I suggest picking up a can of cheese (or a package of hot dogs, or  training treats) for your local shelter? That simple, random act of kindness will do more than you think for the pups-in-need there. (As in:... Read more »

Eat, Drink and Be Awesome! It's Merkle's to the Rescue! July 1 in Wrigleyville

Eat, Drink and Be Awesome! It's Merkle's to the Rescue! July 1 in Wrigleyville
Love animals? Enjoy frosty cold drinks and tasty noshes on hot Chicago summer days? How would you like to combine those, plus some chances to win gifts from local businesses, for a super easy and fun way to help a new rescue get born? Of course you want to because YOU are just that kind of awesome. (We’ve been talking.... Read more »

Caged for Canines Offers Rare After-Hours View of Shelter Life in June 24 Facebook Event

Caged for Canines Offers Rare After-Hours View of Shelter Life in June 24 Facebook Event
Have you ever had the opportunity to tour your local animal shelter? Even if you have, I will bet it was not like this. On Saturday, June 24th from 5:00pm -11:00pm, DuPage County Animal Care and Control (DCACC) staff and specially trained Orange Paw volunteers are inviting you to tour the shelter after hours, all from the... Read more »
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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe on Boating Trips

5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe on Boating Trips
Heading to Lake Michigan to escape the summer heat? Like many dog lovers, you may want to bring your pup along for some boating fun.  To help make sure the experience is a positive one, here are five tips provided by Dr. Sarah Nold, DVM, on-staff veterinarian for Trupanion, a pet medical insurance company based out of... Read more »

The Power of 3: Rescues Team Up in a Tri-pawed Trifecta!

The Power of 3: Rescues Team Up in a Tri-pawed Trifecta!
I find myself wondering if I should even write a post below this stunning photo by Lindsay Chan because that means you have to take your eyes off it. I mean, seeeeriously, that is one ridiculously good looking bunch of pups. But I WILL! I WILL write (it is so hard to swoon and type at the same time) because,... Read more »

BarkBox vs. PupJoy in Battle of the Boxes (Like if Battles Were Really Sweet and Made You Happy)

BarkBox vs. PupJoy in Battle of the Boxes (Like if Battles Were Really Sweet and Made You Happy)
Did you see the recent post on my switch to PupJoy? Well, BarkBox did and look at how they responded… I have some thinking to do on this situation since I DO like both companies very much. And as Mary MacGregor once sang, I have to ask myself…IS loving both of them breaking all the rules?... Read more »
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Dog Bite Prevention: Are These Dogs Stressed? Does Your Kid Know The Signs?

For Dog Bite Prevention Week, I am sharing two videos on canine stress because understanding a dog’s body language is critical to trust building and being safe around dogs. How many stress signs do you see in this video? (Watch with the volume off once to see what you pick up on.) We can sometimes miss... Read more »