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From lake dog to queen bee, Shelby finds her happy ending

From lake dog to queen bee, Shelby finds her happy ending
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s post was submitted by Tiffany Fraley of Be Fido’s Friend. Tiffany’s fostered the “lake dog” after her rescue until she found a forever family. By Tiffany Fraley From lake dog to... Read more »

Cari Meyers' real agenda: Ending puppy mills

Cari Meyers' real agenda: Ending puppy mills
It’s Christmas and just what do you get the girl who has everything. What do you get a girl who spends her free time battling puppy mills and speaking out on homeless cats? I’ll give you a clue – my very own Cari Meyers poster. I don’t know if they are even available…but I bet... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t One of Them

99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t One of Them
A suburban Chicago shelter is getting creative and having some fun as it works to find homes for the many pit bulls and pittie mixes in their care. The South Suburban Humane Society has put a twist on the Jay Z song 99 Problems to launch their new campaign called 99 Problems But a Pit Ain’t... Read more »
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Lisle's Puppy Parlor closes its doors

A suburban Chicago pet store that has been breeding puppies at its location and had been subject of protests for more than a year has closed it’s doors. The Puppy Parlor had been one of 12 Chicago-area pet stores investigated by the Humane Society of the United States in 2012 that traced the origins of... Read more »

Chicago pet events for this weekend

Chicago pet events for this weekend
There are lots of great Chicago pet events this weekend – from Tats for Cats to Catapalooza to Spare the Hounds and many adoption events. Cool alert of the weekend – Pet Communication session to benefit The Puppy Mill Project. Check out the Chicago Pet events below and stop by to learn about rescue. Saturday,... Read more »

Why you should think twice before you adopt a dog

Why you should think twice before you adopt a dog
Every family should have a dog. In a perfect world, that statement would all be true. Why shouldn’t you adopt a dog? Why should you skip out on the unconditional love of a new pet? Adopting a dog is a great fit for many families, but there is a very good reason why more people... Read more »
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Less Adoptable Pets: From the Island of Misfit Pets to super stardom

<b>Homer</b> - He was the kitten that nobody wanted. At four weeks, the little black stray lost his eyes to infection and was rejected by person after person at the vet’s office that rescued him. Then, along came Gwen Cooper. She fell in love with Homer and added him to her family of two other cats. <br>
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For the next sixteen years, Homer lived quite the life – catching flies better than a lizard, going attack cat on a burglar, making a dramatic move to Manhattan and starring in a book about his life – <i>Homer’s Odyssey</i>. When you read about him, it was hard to believe Homer was blind. He certainly didn’t let that little thing slow him down a bit. <br>
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By the time <a href="http://huff.to/188Bor0">Homer died </a>a few weeks ago at the age of 16, millions of people around the globe had read his story. The little black kitten that nobody wanted inspired people to adopt blind, special needs and black cats – all groups that have a hard time finding families and often run out of time before they get that chance.<i>Gwen Cooper will be the guest of honor at <a href="http://bit.ly/189XycB">Tree House’s Black Cat Ball</a>
on October 17. <br>
<br><i>Photo Courtesy of Homer's Facebook page.</i>
Every year, millions of pets are left behind at animal controls, shelters and rescues. As the clock ticks for animals waiting for a new family, the kittens, puppies and outgoing cats and dogs have the best shot at finding homes. However, if a pet is a senior, a black cat or dog, pit bull or... Read more »
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