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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Join us for Chicago's Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Join us for Chicago's Puppy Mill Awareness Day
Sunday is Puppy Mill Awareness Day around the country. It’s a day (or in some case, weekend) where animal advocates, pet lovers and rescue folks hit the streets to march, the trails to walk and their community to adopt out pets. All of these activities are aimed at spreading the word about puppy mills and... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »
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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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