Archive for June 2013

Evanger’s Pet Photo Contest looks for cover models for 2014

Evanger’s Pet Photo Contest looks for cover models for 2014
Do you have an award winning photo or two of your pet or pets? If so, your dog or cat could end up being a featured pet in a variety of upcoming promotions for Evanger’s Pet Food. The Evenger’s Pet Photo Contest is looking for Cover Pets, special pets for upcoming Holiday Features, and/or Pet... Read more »

Better Way Project: Wanted great ideas that enhances pets' lives

If you’ve been batting around a great idea aimed at helping animals, but have lacked the finances to make it happen, here’s your chance to get some help. Natural pet food line Canyon Creek Ranch has launched its Better Way Project aimed at helping eight organizations make their dream come true. The company has committed... Read more »

Puppy Steps: Suburban woman speaks out about sick puppy

A few short weeks ago, Stacey Kranz didn’t picture herself as an activist. Then, she purchased a puppy from Puppy Steps in Spring Hill Mall that was diagnosed with Giardia – a contagious parasite – she is now on a mission to educate fellow consumers about the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. And,... Read more »
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Pets Are Like Family gears up for more Pet Care 101 Workshops

If you’re thinking of getting a new pet or have questions on care and services for your current pet, it’s time to go back to school. Starting this weekend, Pets Are Like Family is kicking off monthly free Pet Care 101 Workshops on Chicago’s Northwest side to help give pet families the tools to keep... Read more »

Who let the dogs out? The Big Dog Show hits Highland Park

Who let the dogs out? The Big Dog Show hits Highland Park
Forget Cows on Parade…this summer the North Shore is going to the dogs thanks to the Big Dog Show in Highland Park’s Downtown and Central Business district. The fun, larger-than-life, one-of-a-kind outdoor art exhibit by nationally known artist Dale Rogers will be ushering in the Dog Days of Summer through July. “We are thrilled to... Read more »

Parvo puppy reported at Furry Babies

It’s been less than a month since consumers filed a lawsuit against a Chicago pet store chain for selling puppy mill dogs. Now, a woman has gotten the bad news that the Puggle puppy (Pug/Beagle mix) she just purchased from Furry Babies Fox Valley location on Friday has the parvovirus is now in the care... Read more »
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Chicago Pet Events: Lots of fun events to wrap up June

<b>Tuesday, June 25</b>
<br>Famous Fido Rescue kicks off their monthly women’s shopping social to benefit animal rescue – <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/512204605511960/">Rags to Riches for Rescue</a> – at the Raven Theater at 6157 North Clark. Have a drink, shop the new and gently used designer clothes, accessories, shoes and more. This event will be from 6 to 9 the last Tuesday of each month.
Is it finally Summer? Yes! As we wrap up the month of June, there are plenty of pet events in the Chicago-area to help support animal rescue and adoption. From Pup Crawls to shopping events to boat rides and a fabulous art show, there’s plenty of pet events during the next week. Check out the... Read more »

Chicago Canine Rescue toast of Best Friends Dog Prom

Chicago Canine Rescue toast of Best Friends Dog Prom
High school students weren’t the only ones going to a prom this spring. Dogs and their owners got into the spirit by walking the red carpet and partying the night away at a Dog Prom hosted by Best Friends Pet Care at 1628 North Elston. The party raised $1,800 for Chicago Canine Rescue. Dog Prom... Read more »

Pet travel: Cool carriers provide lots of options

<b>Car options</b> - The <a href="http:// http://www.petstrends.com/2010/05/24/pet-car-kennel/
">Pet Tube</a> is a cool car kennel that gives your cat or dog room to move safely. It’s adjustable and collapsible for easy storage. The Tube  clips to your headrest with adjustable straps and a zipper makes it possible to vary the size.
If you’re hitting the road with your pet in tow, you need to know your options on what to do to keep your pet safe when you’re out and about. When it comes to pet travel, there are a variety of options to consider to be sure your pet is safe and sound, especially when... Read more »
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Pet Travel: Cool pet products that make vacation a breeze

Pet Travel: Cool pet products that make vacation a breeze
Is pet travel in your plans this summer? If you’re getting ready to hit the road with your pet, whether you are going on a weekend getaway or extended vacation, it helps to be prepared. Packing a bag for your pet with food, treats, toys and other items from home (favorite blanket or bed) will... Read more »
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