Archive for September 2014

Time for Barkapalooza

Time for Barkapalooza
Time to grab your pooch and head out to Lisle on Sunday to support pet rescue and pets in general at the 21st Annual Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Expo supporting the West Suburban Humane Society. The walk and pet fest will be in Lisle Community Park at 1825 Short Street from 10 am until 2... Read more »

Puppy Mill Awareness Day draws big crowd on Michigan Avenue

Puppy Mill Awareness Day draws big crowd on Michigan Avenue
Several hundred people turned out on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue today to march for Puppy Mill Awareness Day. Led by Cari Meyers, the founder of The Puppy Mill Project, City Clerk Susana Mendoza and County Commissioner John Fritchey, animal advocates and pet lovers took their message to the Magnificent Mile connecting the horrors of puppy mills... Read more »

Join us for Chicago's Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Join us for Chicago's Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Sunday is Puppy Mill Awareness Day around the country. It’s a day (or in some case, weekend) where animal advocates, pet lovers and rescue folks hit the streets to march, the trails to walk and their community to adopt out pets. All of these activities are aimed at spreading the word about puppy mills and... Read more »
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Chicago pet events for this weekend

Chicago pet events for this weekend
Here’s a rundown of some of the great Chicago pet events on tap throughout the Chicagoland area thisweekend. Saturday, September 20 Milwaukee – Summerfest has gone to the dogs! Not quite, but the company that produces Summerfest has joined forces with Fromms Pet Food for Fromms Petfest at Henry Meier Festival Park from 10 am... Read more »

Why banning the sale of dogs and cats won’t close pet stores

Why banning the sale of dogs and cats won’t close pet stores
Have you been to your neighborhood pet store lately? If you have, it’s very likely that something is missing – puppies and kittens for sale. Around the country, boutique pet stores are thriving by offering a variety of healthy food options, pet products, grooming, training and seminars aimed at keeping our pets healthy and happy... Read more »

Chicago pet events through September 14

Enjoy a fall weekend at a lot of great Chicago pet events that promote and support pet rescue. Morton Arboretum holds their Tails on the Trails, Clearbrook is Raising the Woof, and WAGS is Painting their pets (or yours). There are also more fun events and pet store protests. Here’s a look at events for... Read more »
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Cook County puppy mill ban delayed by federal judge

Cook County puppy mill ban delayed by federal judge
The ban on the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores in Cook County won’t go into effect as early as planned. Judge Matthew Kennelly has delayed the start of the ban which was to go into effect on October 1st until he can hear the merits of a lawsuit filed on... Read more »

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project
When Cari Meyers decided to take aim at puppy mills five years ago, she didn’t know what the future held. She had been serving on the board of a large non-profit rescue group and started to read up on puppy mills and the pet store connection. As she looked at Chicago’s euthanasia figures and the... Read more »

Peachy The Warrior Princess: From puppy mill to advocate

Peachy The Warrior Princess: From puppy mill to advocate
A once terrified puppy mill dog that graduated to therapy dog after she was rescued is now inspiring others even after she’s passed to the rainbow bridge. The woman that adopted her is now hoping to educate the world about puppy mills, pet stores and adopting older pets and finding homes for harder to adopt... Read more »
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Moving ahead in Naperville's pet store debate

Moving ahead in Naperville's pet store debate
The great puppy mill/pet store debate will be raging on in Naperville for at least another month as the city council continues to weigh options before they choose to act or not to act. After 21 people debated the issue on Tuesday night, any further action was tabled until October 7th. The good news is that... Read more »
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