Posts tagged "pet adoption"

Fall in love with February adoption promotions

Fall in love with February adoption promotions
It’ s been an unusually long, cold and snowy winter. There is a great way to help you get over your cabin fever – add a pet to the family by taking advantage of one of several February Adoption Promotions. Nothing warms the heart and cheers you up more than a formerly homeless pet that just... Read more »

6 reasons why we love the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial Puppy Love

6 reasons why we love the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial Puppy Love
If you haven’t seen the new Budweiser Super Bowl commercial “Puppy Love” you must have been in an alternate universe for the past day or so. I saw it no less than 20 times as my group of connections on Facebook cross-posted it like crazy (and I love the spot so I watched it over... Read more »

Chicago pet events through January 19

Chicago pet events through January 19
Did you survive Chiberia and the Polar Vortex? Well, the cold, snowy January hasn’t put a total damper on great activities to help support pet rescue. There are just a few Chicago Pet Events (and suburban pet events) on the schedule this week as folks recover from the holidays. Here’s a great look at some... Read more »
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The kitten that saved Christmas

My dad has never been a big animal lover and has never been particularly fond of cats. Since my mom, brother and I are big cat lovers, that dislike never really carried much weight in our house. For most of my childhood through college, we had a cat. You could say that dad co-existed with... Read more »

For the love of senior pets

For the love of senior pets
For the love of senior pets…or should that be the entertaining antics of senior pets. If you have an older pet in the house, you know that senior and sedate are not one in the same. Most mornings, the feline Olympics begin not long before the alarm goes off. It starts with the Ultimate Fighting... Read more »

The Anti-Cruelty Society opens new South Loop PetSmart Adoption Center

I’ve done a lot of posts on this blog about pet stores doing the wrong thing – selling kittens and puppies obtained from puppy mills and kitten mills. For many stores, a huge chunk of their revenue comes from these pet sales. It doesn’t have to be that way. PetSmart, the nation’s largest pet store,... Read more »
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Collar and Leash owner dies six months after store goes humane

Collar and Leash owner dies six months after store goes humane
Just Friday, the owners of Chicago’s oldest pet store – Collar and Leash – turned over the keys of their store to concentrate their efforts on their boarding and grooming facility at 3541 West Columbus Avenue. This weekend, they are mourning the death of one of their owners. Dan Raymond died suddenly yesterday morning a... Read more »

Money can buy you happiness at the Certified, Pre-Owned Cat Sale

Money can buy you happiness at the Certified, Pre-Owned Cat Sale
There’s a meme making the rounds these days that says – Anyone who tells you money can’t buy happiness has never paid an adoption fee. Throughout September, that fee to buy you a lifetime of happiness is a mere $25 a cat at the West Suburban Humane Society’s Certified, Pre-Owned Cat Sale. The Downers Grove shelter... Read more »

The journey from puppy mill rescue to being a dog

The journey from puppy mill rescue to being a dog
What a long, strange trip it’s been in many ways for Pia the dog. Just one year ago, she was languishing in a cinder block cell at an Amish Puppy Mill in Southern Illinois. She embarked on a long journey from her puppy mill rescue only to end up in a home very close to... Read more »
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Governor Quinn signs the Puppy Lemon Law

Governor Quinn signs the Puppy Lemon Law
There will soon be some consumer protection for pet families like Stacey Kranz, Bryan Phillips, Stephanie Essex, SheaLynn O’Donnell and Paige Russell. All of these people walked into a pet store, fell in love with and bought a puppy and ended up with a sick puppy and large vet bills shortly after bringing their new... 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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