Posts tagged "Dogs"

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 »

Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America

Naperville: The puppy mill outlet capital of America
As Chicago moves forward toward the ban on the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, it appears that Naperville is moving backwards. The community that is already the puppy mill outlet capital of America will soon have a “new and improved” pet store in the city. A brand spanking new Happiness is Pets... Read more »

The Chicago pet scene to start off June

The Chicago pet scene to start off June
Haa Summer finally arrived? Well, not officially. But, the nice weather may be here to stay and that means many fun events to support animal rescue this week. You can dine out, hit a Bark-B-Que (or two) and Rock the Cats-Bah. There are also Dog Days of Summer First Fridays and lots of fun at... Read more »
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Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea

Why amending the Cook County pet store law is a bad idea
Once upon a time there was a pet store in the Chicago-area that was so much more than a pet store. It didn’t sell unique products or work with rescue. Instead, this pet store harbored its own puppy mill in the back room where puppies were cranked out and then sold to the general public.... 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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