Tag: adopting a pet

About puppy mills and Kindness to Animals

About a year and a half ago, I met Cari Meyers for lunch, just lunch, to talk about a topic very near and dear to her heart – puppy mills. I had recently started to write freelance articles about animal rescue in Chicago and Cari is the go to person on puppy mills. It was... Read more »

Find a pet at an animal rescue event this weekend

If you’ve decided it’s time to find a pet, you may want to check out your local animal rescues and pet shelters at one of many adoption events this weekend. You’ll have a lot of options with two large-scale events in Chicago and one in Orland Hills featuring multiple pet rescues and hundreds of pets... Read more »

17 puppies find homes: What about the rest?

17 puppies find homes: What about the rest? It took less than two days for 17 puppies abandoned along a Northwest Indiana road to all find homes. On Tuesday, the 17 puppies and their mother were dumped, but quickly found by a Good Samaritan and quickly taken in by Lakeshore PAWS, a no-kill shelter in... Read more »

Rockin for Rescue Vegas-Style: Raising Funds for Pets in Need

Filly is one of Trio’s more recent rescues. She was initially spotted on the side of the road by a police officer and by the time her rescuers arrived, she had sought shelter in a discarded car tire. Consumed by fear, she made one last ditch effort to escape and ultimately found herself under the car of her rescuers.
An animal rescue organization that routinely bets on the long shots is hosting their own Vegas-style fundraiser this weekend. Trio Animal Foundation’s Rockin for Rescue Vegas-Style will be at the Stadium Club at US Cellular Field on Saturday. The doors open at 7:30 and the event features food, drinks, great music, dancing and a casino... Read more »

Shelter Me: Better than therapy for Chicago family

There’s a wonderful documentary making the rounds on PBS this spring called Shelter Me. It is the second installment in a series of documentaries by Steven Latham that looks at dogs rescued from open admission shelters and their lives after rescue. This is more than case of them just becoming pets – they are service... Read more »

Mothers in the Mills honored by The Puppy Mill Project

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The Puppy Mill Project will continue its annual tradition this weekend of honoring mother dogs left behind in puppy mills at the Mothers in the Mills Benefit. This year’s event will be at John Barleycorn’s in River North at 149 West Kinzie starting at 6:30. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds... Read more »

Community Pet Day offers free resources to Chicago dog owners

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There are many dog owners that look at their pet as a key part of the family, but may be coming up short on finding affordable services for them. On Saturday, May 18, dog families should swing by Mozart Park in Chicago’s Logan Square for Community Pet Day Sponsored by One Tail at a Time.... Read more »

Big dogs get their own community with Big Bark

Chicago is a known as a pretty dog-friendly city. However, if your dog happens to be big – really big – you may run into a few problems. That is something a Chicago businesswoman discovered after adopting a Great Dane – one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to being dog friendly. She’s now... Read more »

Project Mercy: 23 English Bulldogs rescued from puppy mill

Twentt-three dogs were rescued through Project Mercy by the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue.
A few weeks ago, the call went out to various Midwestern rescues about a puppy mill in Iowa that was closing down. The puppy mill, known for poor inspections from the USDA, was to be auctioning off all the dogs on April 27 and 28. The Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR) quickly kicked in a... Read more »

The Little Barn: Grand opening Sunday for new shelter

The dogs enjoy a warm spring day in Heidi's Barnyard at The Little Barn.
Chicago’s recent flood put a damper on many activities in the Chicago-area. It won’t stop the grand opening of Alive Rescue’s new facility – The Little Barn – on Sunday. A few weeks ago, the rescue suffered a minor set back when the building’s basement flooded with sewage water during the big storm. Thanks to... 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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