Posts tagged "Dogs"

Dining goes to the dogs for Dog Restaurant Week

Dining goes to the dogs for Dog Restaurant Week
The kids are back in school and the dog days are upon us. And, in Chicago, dining out has gone to the dogs for at least one week. From Sunday, September 7 through 13 One Tail at a Time kicks-off its inaugural Dog Restaurant Week that will give you a chance to try out some... Read more »

Pets: The heartbreak of saying good-bye

Pets: The heartbreak of saying good-bye
Some pet stories just break my heart. As I watch my newsfeed during the day, I see the pleas to save cats and dogs of all ages. I feel the anguish when rescuers step up and the senior pet dies in rescue…too heartbroken to live on after being left behind by their family. As I... Read more »

Bialy's Wellness Foundation: Special dog's memory lives on

Bialy's Wellness Foundation: Special dog's memory lives on
In the Russian roulette of animal control, the most adoptable animals are fighting for a second chance. If a pet is sick, old or has a disability, the chance of rescue is often slim to none.  Nearly a year and a half ago, that dog was Bialy. She ended up being a motivation for the... Read more »
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How about get a real job and stop picking on companies

How about get a real job and stop picking on companies
The private message landed on my Facebook fan page last week after a debate erupted over an old blog –  Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America. A new follower was upset that I’d taken aim at Happiness is Pets – known seller of puppy mill dogs. He private messaged me a note that... Read more »

10 lost pet prevention tips for the Fourth of July

10 lost pet prevention tips for the Fourth of July
Fourth of July is a fun summer holiday for most people, but for many animals, it’s a nightmare. The booming fireworks, festivals and company coming and going make this holiday particularly difficult for our pets. According to Petfinder, more pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. It... Read more »

Hit by a car: Wagging Hearts Rescue rolls the dice for Reno's survival

Hit by a car: Wagging Hearts Rescue rolls the dice for Reno's survival
Puppies should get a chance to be puppies. It seems like a simple enough concept. After all, puppies are bouncy and cuddly and full of tons of life. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking when something happens to a puppy – like Reno – that may cut her young life so very, very short. Now, this... Read more »
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Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday
For many people, seven is a lucky number. But, for one puppy mill survivor it’s the number 14 that is worth celebrating. Moxie, who spent his first 12 years in a mill, is celebrating his 14 birthday in a big way – he’s raising funds to help 14 other dogs catch their freedom ride with... Read more »

Chicago pet events for mid-June

Is it finally summer? I hope so. The fun Chicago pet events are starting to pile upon the Chicago pet scene with a pup happy hour, networking events, a Triple Play Dog Days of Summer, wine tasting and pet store protests. Get into the swing of summer at these great Chicago pet events. Tuesday, June... Read more »

Words of advice on the pet store debate

Words of advice on the pet store debate
As the debate continues over whether or not to allow the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores, the public rhetoric is heating up as well. On one side, you have pet lovers fighting for change and against animal cruelty. On the other side, you have big money special interest groups battling... Read more »
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Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold

Puppy mills: Cook County pet store amendment on hold
For now, it appears that public opinion has won out over lobbying groups in the battle to keep puppy mill dogs out of Cook County’s pet stores. As of this evening, Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman has pulled the discussion of the Cook County pet store amendment of the new ordinance that was slated for next... 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 & Dogs.

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