Archive for April 2010

Sheriff Tom Dart on Steve Dale's Pet World to Announce a Tougher Dogfighting Law

Dogfighting is bad enough. But can you imagine dogfighters practicing their horror at a day care center? That actually happened last September. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart made the bust in Maywood, IL and it made national news. When I had Sheriff Dart Sheriff Tom Dart on my WLS Radio Show. On-the-air, I suggested that... Read more »

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti-Cruelty Society may be the most attended dog walk on the planet. Thousands of dog participate in the 3.2 mile walk along the lakefront, starting at Montrose Beach at 9 a.m. (though you need to be there earlier to register, or do so in advance online). Anti-Cruelty is Chicago’s... Read more »

Real Life Lassie Story

It wasn’t a Collie named Lassie, but instead a German Shepherd dog named Buddy. Ben Heinrichs was working in his shop in the shed adjacent to his home as a flash fire began Ben was able to get out, and get his dog Buddy out, but Ben had suffered burns. He actually told his dog,... Read more »
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WLS On Demand: Helping Homeless Apes; Getting Dogs into Shape and Walking for Canine Cancer

It’s amazing how many chimpanzees and orangutans need homes. Crazy. Homeless Apes? But chimps that people (illegally) get with the intent of being pets are given up (because they are strong enough to rip your face off); and retired animal actors and also from quasi sideshow zoos that close down – they have nowhere to... Read more »

Win A Dog or A Cat Toy, Celebrating My 300th ChicagoNow Blog Post

300 entries in 8 months — Could this be a blogging record? Or at least a ChicagoNow record?More important, over 700 comments back from you…I believe a blog might simply be a conversation and unless you’re a politician, you need at least two to have one of those. So without you, this blog wouldn’t be... Read more »

I Rescued A Human Today

I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY has been making its way through the Internet….I don’t know who the author is. My friend. Dr. Kim Kendall in Sydney, Australia sent this to me.    Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I... Read more »
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Dog Gets Stuck in Chair And Can't Get Out

Retirement living can be dangerous. These darn new fangled gadgets. At the Sunrise of Naperville Assisted living center, an old resident needed help. While no doubt either watching that kid Larry King, or maybe Wheel of Fortune, an old dog got stuck in his chair. beware of chairs He needed help because he became wedged... Read more »

Cruise for Pets, Walk for Pets, and Take a Slap Shot for Pets on Steve Dale's Pet World

I must say the Chicago Canine Architecture Cruise began with my radio shows around 10 years ago! Cruising with dogs on Lake Michigan And once again these excursions on our beautiful Lakefront for dogs (and their people) are being offered by the Mercury Skyline Cruiseline, starting from from July 11. And, a cruise to benefit... Read more »

Do the Hamster Dance, All Together Now

Here we go – Hamster Appreciation Week continues, it’s the Hamster Dance
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Celebrate Earth Day - Scoop the Poop

Why don’t people scoop the poop? Are people merely lazy, or just incredibly irresponsible? It’s true dog feces are some potential health issues to people, according to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine including roundworm, salmonella and camplobacteriosis. Giardia, roundworm and whipworm can be spread to other dogs. There’s... Read more »
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