Archive for October 2014

Adopt-a-Dog: Rescuing Freddie, Rescuing Me

Adopt-a-Dog: Rescuing Freddie, Rescuing Me
October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and I’ve invited some of my fellow “ChicagoNow” bloggers to share their adoption stories. Today, Kerri K. Morris of “Cancer is Not a Gift” tells the story of how her move to adopt-a-dog rescued her.   By Kerri K. Morris Cancer had a big impact on me and my family.... Read more »

Not so puppy love: Why adopting a senior dog is amazing

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and I’ve invited some of my fellow “ChicagoNow” bloggers to share their adoption stories. Today, Erin Vandenberg of  Eri-Thon let’s us know why adopting a senior dog is amazing. By Erin Vandenberg My husband and I have been married 11 years. In that time, we’ve rescued four dogs. No, we... Read more »

The hardest decision I've ever made

The hardest decision I've ever made
October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and I’ve invited some of my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers to share their adoption stories. Today, Bill Mayeroff of Where the Beer and Whiskey Flow tells the story of his dog Chester. By Bill Mayeroff Just over three years ago, I walked into the Rock Island County (Illinois) animal shelter. Less than an... Read more »
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Chicago Marathon: Racing Home Marathon Adoption Event

Chicago Marathon: Racing Home Marathon Adoption Event
Chicago is about to get case of Marathon fever and at least one Chicago shelter is using that big event for a great adoption event – The Racing Home Marathon Adoption Event. Tree House Humane Society will be opening their doors longer for the 26-hour event from Friday, October 10th through Sunday, October 12th. Adoption... Read more »

Think again before you adopt a shelter dog

Think again before you adopt a shelter dog
No family is complete without a dog. If that saying were true, shelters would be out of business or at least fewer dogs would be vying for limited space available in shelters. For the next month, you’ll be hearing a lot about adopting a dog because October is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month. While I believe that... Read more »
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