Archive for August 2013

Passion for tattoos, pets and vintage style fuel Dames a Dozen calendar

Passion for tattoos, pets and vintage style fuel Dames a Dozen calendar
A group of Chicago women got together at the beginning of this year with an idea. They wanted to combine their passions for animals, art, tattoos and Chicago to do something good. In a short amount of time, Dames a Dozen was born and the plans for a very cool calendar were underway with the... Read more »

Hitting the road for Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too

Hitting the road for Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too
Is it really time for Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too? For several years, I was community outreach coordinator at Heartland Animal Shelter and my favorite sign of fall was always Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too! The annual charity motorcycle ride was (and still is) a fun day for Harley riders (and others) and... Read more »

Chicago pet events: Pet shows, Pet-a-thons and more

Summer’s over, the kids are back in school and it’s time to check out some fun Chicago pet events this coming week. The West Town Pup Crawl wraps up with the last paw-ty of the summer, there’s the Chicago Pet Show, Paws on the Path Pet-A-Thon, a beach Party, Hogs for Dogs and so much... Read more »
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The journey from puppy mill rescue to being a dog

The journey from puppy mill rescue to being a dog
What a long, strange trip it’s been in many ways for Pia the dog. Just one year ago, she was languishing in a cinder block cell at an Amish Puppy Mill in Southern Illinois. She embarked on a long journey from her puppy mill rescue only to end up in a home very close to... Read more »

From five minutes to heartbreak to a happy ending

From five minutes to heartbreak to a happy ending
For Rose the dog, life is finally a day at the beach. It really is. A new family, two dog sisters and a different life is now hers after losing everything just one month ago. Her story shows what rescue and adoption means for pets that have given up hope after losing the only life... Read more »

Life-Meter for Pets shows the real temperature inside your car

The dog days of summer have hit with a vengeance bringing in dangerously hot weather. Your car can become a deadly place for pets even on a cooler day because your vehicle acts like a greenhouse and heats up quickly. While many of us would never consider leaving our pets in a hot car, there... Read more »
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The Adventures of Puppi and Burma

The Adventures of Puppi and Burma
Yesterday we told told the story of veteran Stephen Simmons and the Adventures of Puppi and Burma. More specifically, it was a look at Simmons adventures in the Oregon Mountains with his dog – Puppi – and cat – Burma – as he challenges himself in the mountains with adventure therapy to overcome PTSD –... Read more »

Puppi, Burma and adventure therapy save a veteran with PTSD

Puppi, Burma and adventure therapy save a veteran with PTSD
They make an unlikely trio as they hit the trail in the mountains of Oregon – a kitten, a dog and a homeless veteran. But each day, Stephen Simmons is moving forward on an amazing journey in hopes of getting his life on track as a veteran with PTSD thanks to the adventures of Puppi... Read more »

Chicago pet events through Labor Day

It’s a quiet week as summer comes to a close over Labor Day Weekend. There are still some great Chicago pet events – a West Town Pup Crawl, a Dog Days of Summer Art Exhibit, a tennis social and an adoption event. Check out the activities below. Tuesday, August 27 Just two week’s left to... Read more »
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The Late, Great Rhett the Wonder Cat

He was the goofiest kitten I’d ever seen. His ears were way too large for his head. His body was scrawny. He had this enormous fluffy tail and his back legs worked faster than the front. So, he ran funny. When I first saw Rhett at the Tree House Humane Society nearly 22 years ago,... Read more »
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    I am a crazy cat lady and puppy mill warrior that blogs to advocate and educate about pet issues. In American animal controls, millions of pets are abandoned each year and an estimated 4 million die just because there are not enough homes. It truly seems like it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

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