Archive for October 2013

Tips to help your pet transition to a raw food diet

Tips to help your pet transition to a raw food diet
Slow and steady does more than just win the race, it can also be a key to success when you are introducing a new pet food to your pet. This is especially true if you’re introducing the raw food diet to your cat or dog. Since sudden changes disrupt your pet’s digestive system, it’s important... Read more »

What's wrong with rescue dogs? Just ask Ralph Lauren

What's wrong with rescue dogs? Just ask Ralph Lauren
There’s a horrible misconception with the general public that if a dog is in rescue, there must be something wrong with that dog. While there are abused animals that end up in the shelter system, many dogs are there because they lost a home for a variety of reasons. The only thing “wrong” is that... Read more »

The Anti-Cruelty Society opens new South Loop PetSmart Adoption Center

I’ve done a lot of posts on this blog about pet stores doing the wrong thing – selling kittens and puppies obtained from puppy mills and kitten mills. For many stores, a huge chunk of their revenue comes from these pet sales. It doesn’t have to be that way. PetSmart, the nation’s largest pet store,... Read more »
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It's National Feral Cat Day: Making a difference for community cats

It's National Feral Cat Day: Making a difference for community cats
The small tuxedo cat was waiting for me every morning on my recent vacation – sitting on the edge of the beach walkway with his tail curled around the pole to the resort sign. To most people, the cat was invisible, but I saw him right away and slowly approached. Today is National Feral Cat... Read more »

Black cats, pumpkins and lots of fun Halloween pet events

Black cats, pumpkins and lots of fun Halloween pet events
Looking for some fun Halloween pet events. There are plenty of great events for cats and dogs and their families that ring in the season and help pets in need. First off, it’s a purr-fect week to be a cat lover in Chicago with several really cool cat events on tap to help raise funds... Read more »

Review: Love Saves the Day - Meet Gwen Cooper at the Black Cat Ball

Review: Love Saves the Day - Meet Gwen Cooper at the Black Cat Ball
There’s nothing like a two week vacation to unplug and unwind in paradise – especially when you load up your Kindle with your missed reading list. I’m so glad I added Gwen Cooper’s latest Love Saves the Day. The story of a rescued kitten from the cat’s point of view is clever, funny and heartwarming.... Read more »
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Is this dog really a "pit bull"? Battling breed stereotypes

Is this dog really a "pit bull"? Battling breed stereotypes
A friend of mine’s boyfriend was walking their two pit bulls in Berwyn recently when the comments started – How much for your dogs? I bet they’d be good at fighting?  Like many people that have pit bulls as pets, it’s a stereotype that she deals with on a routine basis. “I was fighting mad... Read more »

Dog Patch Pet and Feed sets special adoption event

Dog Patch Pet and Feed sets special adoption event
For the past several years, a new business model has been evolving for one Naperville pet store. Ever since Dog Patch Pet and Feed decided to stop selling puppies to move to a humane model, the store has been experimenting with a rescue/adoption model aimed at saving lives without putting the store in financial distress.... Read more »

Family fun at Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

Last year's Miles for the Mothers in the Mills, featured dogs of all ages and lots of fun activities.
One of my favorite fall pet events is Miles for the Mothers in the Mills – the annual pet walk that raises funds for educational programs for The Puppy Mill Project. This fun family- and dog-friendly event has a little bit of something for everyone and is slated for Sunday, October 20 at Larry Fink Memorial Park in... Read more »
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Chicago area pet events through October 13

Chicago area pet events through October 13
There are lots of fun activities this week including the Chicago Premier of Lil Bub & Friendz, the launch party for Dames a Dozen’s calendar, an adoption event at Scarecrow Fest, the 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt and Martinis for Mutts. Check out the Chicago area pet events below. Thursday, October 10 Chicago – The next... Read more »
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