Archive for April 2014

Rescue goes to bat for Sox the dog

Rescue goes to bat for Sox the dog
Sox needs to have his day in the sun…his happy ending…the dog’s life he so richly deserved from the start. This beautiful dog is from Quincy and is only a few years old but those years have been hard years. Now, Sox is safe and Sox is learning new tricks. Now, he just wants to... Read more »

Deadly tornados: RedRover Responders come over when disaster strikes

Deadly tornados: RedRover Responders come over when disaster strikes
The first wave of deadly tornados ripped through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and parts of Iowa on Sunday. When disaster strikes, it’s not just people that are uprooted. Often pets are left behind or separated from their families due to the storm or lack of pet-friendly shelter afterwards. A national non-profit – RedRover – has developed a... Read more »

Chicago pet events for the first weekend in May

It’s May and hopefully that means our long awaited spring is finally here. It would be good to start this weekend because there are plenty of outside events supporting pet rescue from Bark in the Park to Pet Expos and garage sales. Don’t forget the pancake breakfast and Piano for Pooches. All of these activities... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for this weekend

It’s been a crazy week and I’ve been a little lax in getting this list up of the Chicago pet events. Spring has sprung and there are quite a few great events this weekend. If you’re in the city, there is still time to check out Purrhibition tonight and get the skinny on Tree House’s... Read more »

Cat Tales: Kids find purr-fect reading buddies at animal shelter

We are owned by a goofy, outgoing cat by the name of Max that has a job as a therapy cat. He visits the Alzheimer’s ward at the nursing home. But, his favorite job is working the reading program at the Lake Bluff Library. He purrs and swishes his tail and the kids love reading... Read more »

The Puppy Mill Project: Toasting a game changing year

The Puppy Mill Project: Toasting a game changing year
When The Puppy Mill Project holds their Mothers in the Mills benefit Mother’s Day weekend, they will have a lot to celebrate. The past year has been a game changer for the organization after several years of operating behind the scenes as the group has worked to get the word out about puppy mills and... Read more »
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Volunteer network reuniting lost dogs with their families

Volunteer network reuniting lost dogs with their families
Did you know that not all stray dogs are homeless? The stray dog you see on the street often could be someone’s pet trying to find his or her way home. That is the message that Sue Taney and Kathy Pobloskie want to get out this Wednesday as they celebrate the first National Lost Dog... Read more »

Project Pet creates masterpieces for Heartland Animal Shelter

Project Pet creates masterpieces for Heartland Animal Shelter
I’ve never been the most artistic person with a brush or pencil. That’s probably why I’ve not signed up for one of the latest trends in fundraising in animal rescue – painting your own masterpiece of your pet like Project Pet. I could just see my own rendition – a calico inspired stick cat. However,... Read more »

Lily's story: A deadly warning about dark chocolate and dogs

Lily's story: A deadly warning about dark chocolate and dogs
As you’re hiding the chocolate and Easter eggs this weekend, be cautious of your pet – a little chocolate can be deadly, especially if it’s dark chocolate. A Glenview family that lost their beloved Cockapoo to dark chocolate poisoning last month is keeping the memory of their beloved Lily alive by launching a campaign to... Read more »
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Respect the Rabbit by skipping rabbits as Easter gifts

Respect the Rabbit by skipping rabbits as Easter gifts
Easter is less than a week away and if you’ve been thinking of giving a rabbits as Easter gifts one Chicago-area rescue would like you to hold off on that idea. Red Door Animal Shelter, a no kill shelter that rescues rabbits (along with cats an dogs) has launched a Respect the Rabbit campaign for... Read more »
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    I'm an animal lover who has counted rescue pets as a member of my family since I was a child. As a writer and public relations specialist, I'm passionate about advocating for homeless pets and the rescues that give these pets a second chance. i also love to connect with the many pet businesses in Chicago that support animal rescue.

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