Archive for June 2014

10 lost pet prevention tips for the Fourth of July

10 lost pet prevention tips for the Fourth of July
Fourth of July is a fun summer holiday for most people, but for many animals, it’s a nightmare. The booming fireworks, festivals and company coming and going make this holiday particularly difficult for our pets. According to Petfinder, more pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. It... Read more »

Chicago pet events for Fourth of July Week

Chicago pet events for Fourth of July Week
It’s Fourth of July week and before I go hide under the bed from the loud explosions, I thought I’d take over the Chicago pet events blog for the week. It’s easy because there are just two events. And, even though I’m not too fond of shelters, both events benefit shelters that I know all... Read more »

Hit by a car: Wagging Hearts Rescue rolls the dice for Reno's survival

Hit by a car: Wagging Hearts Rescue rolls the dice for Reno's survival
Puppies should get a chance to be puppies. It seems like a simple enough concept. After all, puppies are bouncy and cuddly and full of tons of life. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking when something happens to a puppy – like Reno – that may cut her young life so very, very short. Now, this... Read more »
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A love letter to Millie

A love letter to Millie
It’s a blogapalooza challenge. One night each month the ChicagoNow bloggers participate in Blogapalooza – one hour, one topic, one blog post. Tonight, we need to write a love letter…but not to a person. It can be a place, a thing or an animal…ummm. It sounds like a great time to write my love letter... Read more »

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday
For many people, seven is a lucky number. But, for one puppy mill survivor it’s the number 14 that is worth celebrating. Moxie, who spent his first 12 years in a mill, is celebrating his 14 birthday in a big way – he’s raising funds to help 14 other dogs catch their freedom ride with... Read more »

Naperville: Questions for the pet store debate

Naperville: Questions for the pet store debate
Where do those pet store puppies come from? It’s a question that is in the news a lot lately as animal advocates and pet stores that sell commercially bred dogs and cats fight it out at city and county hearings. As the pet store debate heats up, it’s one of many questions that keep coming... Read more »
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Honey needs a home

Honey needs a home
Honey hasn’t had the easiest start in life. In fact, her road to rescue was long and her wait for finding the right family has been a tad difficult as well. Now, the dog who first made the news when her owners drowned some of her puppies is hoping to find a nice quiet home... Read more »

Why you should think twice before you adopt a kitten

Why you should think twice before you adopt a kitten
It’s kitten season. That means that everywhere you turn there are cute, cuddly bundles of joy looking for a good home. They’re at PetSmart, PetCo and every boutique pet shop and everywhere on Facebook. Yes, it’s kitten season and it’s very tempting to adopt a kitten or two. I’m asking you to run, don’t walk,... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Adventures of the Average Guy

When I first started blogging for ChicagoNow, I didn’t know what to expect. I already read several of the blogs in the platform and was a tad nervous at first. I’ve found a great network that is supportive and challenging as we all tackle blogging, social media, trolls and so much more. Today we are... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for mid-June

Is it finally summer? I hope so. The fun Chicago pet events are starting to pile upon the Chicago pet scene with a pup happy hour, networking events, a Triple Play Dog Days of Summer, wine tasting and pet store protests. Get into the swing of summer at these great Chicago pet events. Tuesday, June... 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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