Archive for October 2014

Does Bruce Rauner support puppy mills?

Does Bruce Rauner support puppy mills?
You need hip waders to slog through all the mud flowing in Illinois politics these days. With all the mudslinging in political ads, it’s tough to tell what’s real. On the topic of puppy mills – which hasn’t been included in the discourse – I’d really love to know where gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stands.... Read more »

What are the pet stores hiding? Follow the yellow brick road

What are the pet stores hiding? Follow the yellow brick road
The one million dollar question this week is – what are the pet stores hiding? Where do they really get the dogs and cats that they sell and why oh why is it so difficult to follow the paper trail to their “good breeders?” It’s a question that crops up over and over again as... Read more »

Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

The walk begins for Miles for Mothers in the Mills.  Photo courtesy of Meghan Elise Photography.
The Puppy Mill Project took their message to Naperville on Sunday as they hit the trail along the Riverwalk and through a fun Sunday party – Miles for the Mothers in the Mills. The event was aimed at raising awareness and funds to help educate consumers about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores... Read more »
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Lockport woman battles pet food company and store over metal in dog food

Lockport woman battles pet food company and store over metal in dog food
A Lockport woman thought she was doing the right thing for her dog by feeding him holistic food. That’s until her dog got sick and then she found out there was metal in the dog food bag – metal that her dog had ingested. Now, she is fighting to get the Earthborn Holistic food off... Read more »

Shelter Dog Kisses: How to Get Yourself Some

Shelter Dog Kisses: How to Get Yourself Some
If you’re looking for love, you don’t need to head to the personal ads. And, if you’re looking for a sweet kiss, a sloppy kiss or just a special kiss…you can get that at the same place – your local animal shelter. But, how do you go about getting Shelter Dog Kisses? A Chicago volunteer... Read more »

Adopt a dog: Our rescue pug rescued us

Adopt a dog: Our rescue pug rescued us
October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and I’ve invited some of my fellow “ChicagoNow” bloggers to share their adoption stories. Today, Marie Larsen of  “There’s a Bug in My Coffee” tells the story of how Polly the pug saved her family after the loss of their other dog with her post – Adopt a dog: Our rescue... Read more »
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Chicago pet events through October 19

Chicago pet events through October 19
Fall is here and there is a nip in the air. There are many great ways to warm up, have fun, and help the animals at some fun Chicago Pet Events. From the Big Night featuring Chefs’ Tastings for FCACC to the Black Cat Ball  benefiting Tree House to several great events that boast pet... Read more »

Naperville: Miles for the Mothers in the Mills

Naperville: Miles for the Mothers in the Mills
Mid-October is a great time to hit the park for a fun afternoon with your dog. On Sunday, October 19th you can support the fight against puppy mills at The Puppy Mill Project’s Petwalk – Miles for the Mothers in the Mills – at the Grand Pavilion at Naperville’s Riverwalk (far west end). The family-... Read more »

Adopt a dog: Our three rescue dogs

Adopt a dog: Our three rescue dogs
October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and I’ve invited some of my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers to share their adoption stories. Today, Annemaie Verweij of Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S. tells the story of her three rescue dogs. by Annemarie Verweij When we moved here from the Netherlands, we took our two rescue dogs with us... Read more »
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For now, sale of puppy mill dogs to continue in Naperville

For now, sale of puppy mill dogs to continue in Naperville
It will continue to be business as usual for Naperville pet stores, at least for the time being. The Naperville City Council has decided to wait and see the outcome on a Cook County lawsuit before moving ahead with any new laws that could prohibit or restrict the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats... 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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