Archive for November 2013

GivingTuesday & 7 ways help homeless pets this holiday season

It’s the giving season and last year, a new movement started to create a national day of giving to kick off that season. It’s added Giving Tuesday on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage the giving community to start the season by giving back. Many non-profits have signed up to... Read more »

Pratt puppy mill rescue finds home for Thanksgiving

Pratt puppy mill rescue finds home for Thanksgiving
Why do rescue people do what they do? For happy endings like this dog that was rescued seven months ago from the Pratt Puppy Mill in Iowa. Seven months of TLC in an Iowa shelter = a forever home for Thanksgiving. The report below aired on WHO-TV in Des Moines yesterday complete with video from... Read more »

Skip Black Friday and find unique Christmas gifts at these events

Skip Black Friday and find unique Christmas gifts at these events
If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for the holidays, skip Black Friday and forget about Cyber Monday. In the Chicago area, you can find some unique gifts and cool presents at the many area bazaars, gift shows and shopping events that have been set up to support local animal rescue. There’s lots of... Read more »
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North Chicago Animal Control dogs get special Thanksgiving celebration

North Chicago Animal Control dogs get special Thanksgiving celebration
Two years ago, things were not looking so good for the pets at North Chicago Animal Care and Control. On Thanksgiving week, the animals ended up being unattended in bitter cold kennels when the animal control officer went out of town. This year, there’s a lot to celebrate as the dogs there are getting a... Read more »

The Pratt puppy mill and the 17 dogs left behind

The Pratt puppy mill and the 17 dogs left behind
Who will let the dogs out of the Pratt puppy mill in Iowa? That my seem like an odd question since Pratt’s puppy mill for all intents and purposes was closed by the state earlier this year. After ringing up violations for years for keeping her dogs in deplorable conditions, the dogs were auctioned off... Read more »

In cat years, 7 is the new 2

In cat years, 7 is the new 2
Did you know in cat years that 7 is the new 2! For evidence, just look at our cat Max. At least once a day, he begs for us to let him in the basement. He doesn’t explore…he races up and down the basement steps and up the spiral staircase that leads above the garage... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for Thanksgiving week

Are you ready for Thanksgiving week? It’s a pretty quiet week for Chicago pet events, but there are still some fun things on tap like Purrfect Pour, some cool shopping opportunities to support pet rescue and a chance to speak out against puppy mills on Black Friday. If your group has some fun shopping events,... Read more »

Wilmette Pet Center & Adopt-A-Pet to dedicate cat adoption room

It’s been just three years since Wilmette Pet Center changed the way it had been doing business and stopped selling puppies and kittens at the popular pet store. At that time, the store became our area’s first 100% foster home ‘pet store’ for shelter dogs and cats. Tomorrow, the store joins with its rescue partner Adopt-A-Pet to... Read more »

Healthier dining options hit PAWS Chicago thanks to Merrick Pet Care

Healthier dining options hit PAWS Chicago thanks to Merrick Pet Care
Thanksgiving is less than a week away and some of Chicago’s homeless pets are getting a gourmet feast. The good news is that the Merrick Pet Care food being dished up at PAWS Chicago will be in all the pets’ bowls as of December 1 as Chicago’s largest no kill shelter and the leader in... Read more »
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Special programs connect senior pets with senior citizens

During November, I’ve done several stories on the importance of adopting senior pets and programs aimed at keeping pets and families together. As we wrap up Adopt-A-Senior Pet Month, I’d like to highlight some programs that focus on connecting senior citizens with pets and senior pets with new homes. The wonderful thing about these programs... Read more »
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