Archive for February 2014

Meet Your Match at Chicago Animal Care and Control

Meet Your Match at Chicago Animal Care and Control
Were you missing someone special for Valentine’s Day? Well, you can ditch the romance blues and winter blues at the sometime by finding some unconditional love at a great adoption event set for Saturday. It’s time to come and Meet Your Match at Chicago Animal Care and Control. Here’s the skinny – the special adoption... Read more »

Chicago pet events for February 22 and 23

It’s a huge weekend for dog and cat lovers alike because not one but two great pet shows take center stage. On the dog side, it’s the International Kennel Club Show tomorrow and Sunday at McCormick Place where you can see the top dogs in many of the breeds. Then, there’s the true cat’s meow... Read more »

Soul mates: A young boy and his dog show true meaning of love

Soul mates: A young boy and his dog show true meaning of love
True soul mates – A little boy with a rare condition…an abandoned dog with three legs. When they met, it was a match made in heaven and brought them both out of their shells. Here’s the story of 7-year-old Owen Howkins and Haatchi – a dog left tied to train tracks (and lost a leg).... Read more »
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Rocky the boxer needs a happy ending

Rocky has the heart and soul of a champion. All this boxer needs now is for a winning team to step up and give him a second chance at the happy ending that has eluded him the first time around. Do you know anyone that could step up and give him a home? Rocky is... Read more »

Chicago puppy mill ban: Zero-tolerance for bad, out-of-state breeders

Chicago is very close to making a bold move that will slam the door on the mass delivery of puppy mill dogs and kitten mill cats throughout the city. A proposed Companion Animal Protection Ordinance will ban the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores. But, will this new ordinance open the door... Read more »

Chicago pet events through February 23

Time for a rundown of the Chicago pet events through February 23. There’s a little bit of something for everyone this week with a couple of great educational events, a wine tasting, a Martini night more Karaoke for a Cause a dog and cat show and…a Kitten and Puppy Shower. So, escape from the winter blahs... Read more »
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Sexy Black shines the spotlight on black pet syndrome

They’re sleek…they’re sexy…and they’re all so mysterious. So, why are they so unwanted? Black cats and black dogs are the most overlooked pet in animal shelters thanks to something called the black pet syndrome. In fact, one study shows they’re 2/3rds less likely to be adopted than white cats. The low adoption numbers often puts... Read more »

Alleged Petland puppy thief surrenders: What about Petland?

Alleged Petland puppy thief surrenders: What about Petland?
A woman accused of stealing three puppies from three different Petland stores has turned herself into authorities according to news reports. Shelly R. Hess is facing charges in St. Charles, Missouri while the investigation continues in suburban Chicago. The big question remains – while the alleged Petland puppy thief faces charges will the main stream... Read more »

Zoom Room offers a new twist on dog parks and training

If your dog is going a bit batty these days thanks to this long winter, there’s now a really cool option in Chicago to burn off some energy – indoors. Zoom Room has opened a franchise on the Northside and it couldn’t come at a better time this winter. And, it’s providing a great opportunity... Read more »
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National Mill Dog Rescue: In memory of Daisy

For many of us in animal rescue, there is a furry or fluffy face that has inspired our journey. For the founder of the National Mill Dog Rescue, there was Lily, an Italian Greyhound rescued from a puppy mill that inspired Theresa Strader to start the rescue. And then there is Daisy – Lily’s real... Read more »
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