Archive for August 2010

Chicago Animal Care and Control Exposed

WGN-TV, Channel Nine’s Marcella Raymond’s report on condtions at Chicago Animal Care and Control. I’ve been asking, ‘How is this allowed to happen?’ for some time. Outraged? Contact City Hall.  

It's the Science of Learning

I respect veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, and agree with everything he says. . . From horses to dogs, no choking, yanking, whipping required. (post idea from Facebook fan, cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson Bennett – personally I’m her fan). Dr. Lansberg interviewed here by Dr. Pete VanVranken for DVM 360.

Scoop At the American Humane Association

Since a part of the American Humane Association mission is animal welfare – it’s just perfect that I have a scoop. And this is a scoop which I am incredibly proud and excited to announce. Dr. Robin Ganzert Robin Ganzert Ph.D., has been named the American Humane Association Chief Executive Officer and President, effective October... Read more »

Dog Day on the Green - 2010

Here are some highlights from the City’s second annual festival for dogs, which I had the pleasure to emcee.

Dog and Dolphin, Swimming Together

BFF! Not much else to say….I’ve never seen anything like it – have you?

Skip Haynes, Alliota, Haynes and Jeremiah Performs Today - It's Free

“There pets I want to tell you about, they live in my home town” Skip Haynes of Alliota, Hanyes and Jeremiah wrote a song which he pefrom today at Dog Day on the Green (Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park), specifically to promote shelter adoption in Chicago. Fund of some proceeds of the tune benefit Safe... Read more »

There Aint No Festival Just Like It - Dog Day on the Green on WLS

Driving South on LSD to Dog Day on the Green. Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah who inked the Chicago classic Lake Shore Drive wrote a version (with me helping out) to promote Dog Day on the Green and pet adoption. Skip Haynes performs on WLS again, and at Dog Day on the Green... Read more »

Help! Must Re-Home, Steve Dale's 500th Blog Post

ChicagoNow just celebrated one year, and simultaneously I celebrate my 500th blog post. What do you think? How am I doing? What would you like to see more or less of? Thought the following (sent from Alysa Slay) might be perfect for my 500th! HELP! “MUST REHOME due to new addition to family. After two... Read more »

Dog Day on the Green

I was there when Chicago City Clerk Miquel Del Valle said last year, “Let’s have a festival for dogs!” And that’s how Dog Day on the Green came about. The event is Sunday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Montrose Harbor, in Lincoln Park. And Dog Day on the Green is FREE! Among... Read more »

Yappy Hour Boston-Style

I was in Boston to tape for an upcoming Animal Planet special on kittens. I returned to where I was staying, the Liberty Hotel, and found myself surrounded by dogs! It was a Wednesday, which means Yappy Hour in the courtyard! Here are some action highlights.