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Chicago pet scene for Easter week

Chicago pet scene for Easter week
It’s a quiet week on the Chicago Pet Scene with Passover and Easter. There’s a great adoption event, a photo contest and a few other cool events that help support pet rescue in Chicago. If you have an event you’d like me to include in future columns, please email me at the address listed at... Read more »

Chicago pet events for mid-April

Chicago pet events for mid-April
Spring is in the air and there are quite a few really fun Chicago pet events to do with your pet this week. If you’d like a personalized piece of art featuring your pet…this is the week to hit one of several events at Bottle and Bottega to Paint Your Pet. There’s a wine and... Read more »

One Tail at a Time: A special home for Eli

One Tail at a Time: A special home for Eli
Sometimes all a pet needs for a happy ending is some creative thinking and a little bit of time. That is very much the case for Eli – a dog that is now living like a king at a memory care facility in a Morton Grove. The good news was that One Tail at a... Read more »
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Wagging Hearts Rescue: Jack Sparrow needs help after another setback

Wagging Hearts Rescue: Jack Sparrow needs help after another setback
Tonight, a lot of folks in rescue are praying for a special dog by the name of Jack Sparrow. He’s the sweetheart of a dog that ended up at Waukegan Animal Control last weekend as a stray and was taken in by Wagging Hearts Rescue. He came in with an infected eye that turned out... Read more »

Blessed Bonds: Reuniting pets and families after a crisis

Blessed Bonds: Reuniting pets and families after a crisis
Pets are an important part of so many of our families. Unfortunately, some families end up having to give up their pet when difficult times hit. Luckily a group called Blessed Bonds has been working in the Chicago-area to change that. The goal of the program is to find alternatives to keep the pets out... Read more »

Bill aimed at cracking down on Iowa puppy mills faces AKC opposition

Bill aimed at cracking down on Iowa puppy mills faces AKC opposition
Last week, Chicago’s City Council voted to prohibit the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in the city’s pet stores. The ban, which goes in effect next March is aimed at plugging the pipeline from puppy mills – the inhumane mass breeding operations that sell to pet stores – to Chicago. Meanwhile, Iowa... Read more »
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A best friend for life's journey...thank you Chevy for my cry of the day

Pets are for life…they are a best friend for life’s journey. For many families, this is indeed the case as we welcome a puppy or kitten into the family and our heart breaks when we come to the very end of their lives. That’s why I love this new Chevy commercial…even though I was flat... Read more »

Chicago pet events the first week of March

Is it spring yet? Not quite, but there are a lot of great Chicago pet events on tap this week that will help animals in need while warming you up for spring. I do have to say – although it’s not a contest – the cat events this week really rock! So, raise one for... Read more »

Chicago pet events for February 22 and 23

It’s a huge weekend for dog and cat lovers alike because not one but two great pet shows take center stage. On the dog side, it’s the International Kennel Club Show tomorrow and Sunday at McCormick Place where you can see the top dogs in many of the breeds. Then, there’s the true cat’s meow... Read more »
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Chicago pet store ban: City moves to ban sale of pets in pet stores

Chicago pet store ban: City moves to ban sale of pets in pet stores
Rescued could soon be the number one breed at Chicago pet stores if an ordinance introduced to a city council committee today becomes law. The Companion Animal Protection Ordinance is aimed at banning the sale of commercially bred cats and dogs in Chicago’s Pet Stores and moving those stores to humane models focusing on adoption.... Read more »
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