Archive for March 2014

Chicago pet events for mid-March

Hope you survived St. Patrick’s day and weekend. It’s time to check out the Chicago pet events for this week. From a great course on dog training and socialization to pancakes to Doggies & Denim to March Magness and Bow Wow & Alley Cat Bowling. Check out this week’s Chicago pet events below. Wednesday, March 19 Chicago... Read more »

Blessed Bonds: Reuniting pets and families after a crisis

Blessed Bonds: Reuniting pets and families after a crisis
Pets are an important part of so many of our families. Unfortunately, some families end up having to give up their pet when difficult times hit. Luckily a group called Blessed Bonds has been working in the Chicago-area to change that. The goal of the program is to find alternatives to keep the pets out... Read more »

7 tips to enjoy the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, head out to the Arlington Race Track for the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo. This annual event has a little something for pet lovers of all ages – from rescues to great products to fun vendors and talented pets, you should find something of interest. Here... Read more »
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Almost Home Foundation gives 35 Puppy Parlor dogs a new life

Almost Home Foundation gives 35 Puppy Parlor dogs a new life
It’s been a bit hectic at Almost Home Foundation the past couple of weeks. The suburban rescue took in 35 dogs when the Puppy Parlor – a pet store and puppy mill – closed its doors on February 24 after being the focus of protests for well over a year. As the organization works to... Read more »

Doggies and Denim hit the catwalk for Safe Humane Chicago

I have to admit that I’m madly in love with the latest fashion model trend at Bloomingdale’s in Chicago…Doggies and Denim. Yep, once again the dogs are hitting the catwalk at the Michigan Avenue store. The event next Thursday will feature Safe Humane Chicago dogs and volunteers from the organization. Doggies and Denim features some... Read more »

Why the AKC fights for puppy mills

Why the AKC fights for puppy mills
In Iowa and North Carolina, state lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase protection for dogs in commercial breeding operations. The proposed legislation is aimed at making it more difficult for the worst of the group – the puppy mills – to continue to do business as usual. While many dog-lovers are embracing the legislation,... Read more »
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Bill aimed at cracking down on Iowa puppy mills faces AKC opposition

Bill aimed at cracking down on Iowa puppy mills faces AKC opposition
Last week, Chicago’s City Council voted to prohibit the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in the city’s pet stores. The ban, which goes in effect next March is aimed at plugging the pipeline from puppy mills – the inhumane mass breeding operations that sell to pet stores – to Chicago. Meanwhile, Iowa... Read more »

Illinois could be first state to join national Do Not Adopt Registry

There’s been talk in pet rescue circles for awhile about a national Do Not Adopt database…a one stop shop to find people with a history of animal abuse so that rescues and shelters can keep the animals they’ve saved out of harms way. Thanks to legislation introduced in Illinois this week, we could be leading... Read more »

A best friend for life's journey...thank you Chevy for my cry of the day

Pets are for life…they are a best friend for life’s journey. For many families, this is indeed the case as we welcome a puppy or kitten into the family and our heart breaks when we come to the very end of their lives. That’s why I love this new Chevy commercial…even though I was flat... Read more »
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Chicago bans puppy mill sales in pet stores

You can mess with a lot of things in this world…but you don’t mess with people’s pets. That was the message from Chicago City Councilwoman Emma Mitts as Chicago passed a ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs, cats and rabbits in the city’s pet stores. The Companion Animal Protection Ordinance gives the city’s... Read more »
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