Archive for December 2013

PetBox: Christmas gift for your pet that deliver all year round

PetBox: Christmas gift for your pet that deliver all year round
It’s no secret that our pets clean up in the goody department come Christmas – from treats to toys to special food or clothes – Santa is good to many of our pets. But, why should your pet just get goodies at Christmas. After all, some of the best gifts we get keep on coming... Read more »

Holiday pet gift ideas: Hostess gifts for pets

Holiday pet gift ideas: Hostess gifts for pets
Over the river and through the woods…it’s time for many of us to hit the road for the holidays. When you pack up your Christmas gifts, did you remember to purchase a pet gift for your host’s or hostess’ pet? Hostess gifts for pets are a big hit. “The interesting trend is that many people... Read more »

From puppy mill to home: The New Life of Riley

From puppy mill to home: The New Life of Riley
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s post was submitted by Riley – a dog rescued in the first Harley to the Rescue run this year conducted by the National Mill Dog Rescue. She now lives in Oklahoma... Read more »
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Jake's story: Pit bull escapes sad beginning for happy ending

Jake's story: Pit bull escapes sad beginning for happy ending
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s story illustrates what happens when people go to bat for a dog so he or she isn’t left behind. With the large number of pit bulls at Chicago Animal Care and... Read more »

Christmas pet gift ideas

Winter has kicked in early for many of our readers. <a href="http://www.GoldPawSeries.com/"> Gold Paw  Series</a> has series has a variety of waterproof coats to keep your pets dry and a range of fleece coats to keep them warm. They even have a cat line for that chilly cat (hairless or otherwise). Blankets, visibility vests and harnesses are also part of the line.
Christmas is almost here and if you have a pet in the house, they probably are on your gift list. In fact, various surveys show that over 60 percent of pet owners give their pet a gift at Christmas. With so many options on the market, you don’t need to settle for a catnip toy... Read more »

Giving Pico a voice

Giving Pico a voice
When I write and post a blog, I hope that someone will read it. On most days, I have a pretty loyal audience. Today, I had a story really take off and the important thing is that this particular blog has given someone a voice that just a few days ago felt powerless and heartbroken.... Read more »
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Christmas grief: Family says good-bye to pet store puppy

Christmas grief: Family says good-bye to pet store puppy
If you’re thinking of adding a puppy to the family this holiday season, an area mom has some advice – steer clear of your local pet store if they sell pets. Priscilla Zawislak found out the hard way when a pet store puppy they purchased at Happiness Is Pets in Lombard four months ago had... Read more »

Help needed for 30 sick dogs rescued in North Chicago

Help needed for 30 sick dogs rescued in North Chicago
North Chicago Animal Control has been very crowded lately with little room to breathe. Now, even more help is needed from the rescue community and donors after 30 sick dogs were rescued from a one-bedroom apartment in North Chicago. Most of the 30 sick dogs rescued were puppies and authorities say the apartment was “covered with... Read more »

Big Hearts Fund: Young girl's determination gives foster dog second chance

Big Hearts Fund: Young girl's determination gives foster dog second chance
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s story shows what happens when a little girl’s determination and a collaborative effort between several groups paves the way for a foster dog to get lifesaving surgery. Thank you Big Hearts... Read more »
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A puppy mill rescue shares her letter to Santa

A puppy mill rescue shares her letter to Santa
During December, I am opening my blog up for rescue stories from my friends and connections in the rescue community. I received an amazing letter to Santa from Millie, a beautiful dog rescued by the National Mill Dog Rescue from a puppy mill and adopted by Cari Meyers, the founder and president of The Puppy... 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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