Archive for September 2013

Chicago area pet events through October 6

Chicago area pet events through October 6
Monday, September 30 Chicago – Stop by Hamburger Mary’s in Andersonville from 7 to 10 pm for a fundraiser for Paw-ttawatomie Dog Park. Fabulous prizes, cash bar and food. Thursday, October 3 Chicago - Safe Humane Chicago hosts their annual benefit – Diamonds in the Ruff – at Salvage One 1840 West Hubbard from 6:30... Read more »

Adopt a kitten: Charming kitten trio looking for homes

Adopt a kitten: Charming kitten trio looking for homes
Want to adopt a kitten? It’s been 22 years ago this weekend that I ventured out in search of a pair of kittens to add to my family. Back then, kitten season was almost over and the pickings were slim. I eventually wandered into Tree House Humane Society and fell in love with a beautiful... Read more »

Creative paws at Harmony House for Cats hit Day at Avondale

Creative paws at Harmony House for Cats hit Day at Avondale
If you’re looking for a very cool family-friendly art fest for the weekend head to A Day in Avondale from 11 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. This cool multicultural event in the Avondale neighborhood highlights the eclectic art in the area with pop up stores and regular venues including paw drawn art at Harmony House... Read more »
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Mama don't let your babies grow up to be Cubs fans

Mama don't let your babies grow up to be Cubs fans
It’s a right of passage in our family. That first baseball game at Wrigley – the Cubs versus the Cardinals. We’ve been at it now for three generations. My words of advice, going back 20 years is – Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be Cubs fans. It’s really tempting. The allure of... Read more »

Lola’s Legacy: The pink letter campaign to end puppy mills

Lola’s Legacy: The pink letter campaign to end puppy mills
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl. And, in the six short months she lived, this little dog that was discarded from a puppy mill has left quite a legacy. While Lola’s start in life was as far from the center stage as you can get, she quickly  became an inspiration to her followers.... Read more »

West Suburban Humane Society hosts Barkapalooza this Sunday

West Suburban Humane Society hosts Barkapalooza this Sunday
It’s a great weekend to hit the park with your dog and kids in support of the animals as the West Suburban Humane Society hosts Barkapalooza. The 20th Annual Walk-a-thon and pet expo this Sunday, September 29 has a little bit of something for everyone. There’s the walk, face painting and games (for kids) and agility... Read more »
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March on Michigan for Puppy Mill Awareness Day

March on Michigan for Puppy Mill Awareness Day
What was all the excitement on Michigan Avenue Sunday afternoon? For the second straight year, animal advocates hit the Midwest’s most popular shopping district to get the word out about puppy mills for National Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Volunteers from The Puppy Mill Project and local rescues used the beautiful fall day to walk the... Read more »

Veterans face another obstacle thanks to fake service dogs

We were at a party last summer when one of the other guests started to talk about her son’s new service dog. As the conversation progressed, I started to ask about training and certification and all the pesky questions a pet blogger tends to ask. I was a bit shocked to learn that the “service... Read more »

Chicago pet events through September 29

Chicago pet events through September 29
Barkapalooza, Pet Fests, Adoption Jubilees, Big Nights and a Day in Avondale are all fun activities that are slated to help the homeless pets of Chicago. Check out the activities below for Chicago pet events this week. Wednesday, September 26 Canine Link is hosting a Shelter and Rescue workshop from 6:30 to 830 p.m. to help teach... Read more »
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Big Night cooks up funds for FCACC

If you love to check out Chicago’s food scene and love helping animals, the place to be is Big Night on Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center. This annual fundraiser for Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCCAC) combines great food – provided by some of the hottest Chefs in the city – and... 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 & Dogs.

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