Archive for August 2011

Turid Rugaas on Calming Signals in Dogs

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Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas is world renown for her description of canine calming signals,  and body signaling used to offer deference. She’s the offer of several books, including “On Talking Terms with Dogs.”

Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago Celebrity Rehab Bark-B-Que

Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago Celebrity Rehab Bark-B-Que
An annual summer barbecue event called Celebrity Rehab Bark-B Que  is held to help homeless animals, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society. Dogs (well-socialized, please) are welcome at this beach bash, at Oak Street Beach Eat and Drink (at Oak Street Beach) on August 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. I have some problems though…I don’t completely... Read more »

Foster 2 Home: Dogs Got Talent

Foster 2 Home is a wonderful organization, taking the idea of pure bred rescue a step further by providing Foster homes for mixed breed dogs. With the help of trainer Chris Dignan volunteers have learned basic training techniques, which helps to make the dogs more adoptable. Compared to even the best shelters, being in a home is naturally preferred. Also, that frees up shelter space for others. In a short time, Foster 2 Home has found forever homes for 200 dogs. So, when asked, I was happy to appear at this benefit. Besides, it was an honor to introduce Chris Dignan, who offered highlights of his "Life's Ruff" show - all with shelter dogs.
Foster 2 Home is a newer organization, based in the Chicago area, which pulls dogs from shelters all over – and places them into Foster homes. At many of these shelters, the dogs are on death row, to no fault of there own. While there isn’t the expense involved of running a brick and mortar... Read more »
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Meow Luau to Benefit Tree House

Meow Luau to Benefit Tree House
It’s the last worthwhile event of the summer, the 3rd Annual Tree House Humane Society Meow Luau, held at Trader Todd’s (3216 N. Sheffield Ave.) outdoor patio. Proceeds from the two-hour Luau will be donated to Tree House, Chicago’s old no kill and cageless cat-only shelter. The $25 ticket entitles you to the open bar and... Read more »

American Humane Association Offers Hurricane Advice for Pets and Children

American Humane Association Offers Hurricane Advice for Pets and Children
American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services offers tips to help keep children and pets safe (not only during Hurricane Irene, but also applies to other emergencies): Bring children and pets inside; bring outdoor animals inside with a carrier ready large enough to turn around and lie down comfortably. Review your evacuation plan and... Read more »

Kitty Dance

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Dogs Got Talent, Benefit for Foster 2 Home

Dogs Got Talent, Benefit for Foster 2 Home
Foster 2 Home is a newer organization, based in the Chicago area, which pulls dogs from shelters all over – and places them into Foster homes. At many of these shelters, the dogs are on death row, to no fault of there own. there are simply just too many dogs. No matter, this frees up... Read more »

Top Shelf Pet Foods, If Only We Understood What They Are

Top Shelf Pet Foods, If Only We Understood What They Are
I appreciated the story in the redeye by Leonor Vivanco, called Top Shelf Pet Food.  I enjoyed reading quotes from my friend, and Tree House Humane Society Development Director Jenny Schlueter, who I believe probably feeds her pets as well as she feeds herself, and truly cares – that’s great. However, so many of the... Read more »

Pets May Be Banned on Canadian Planes, U.S. Could be Next

Pets May Be Banned on Canadian Planes, U.S. Could be Next
For reasons I personally don’t exactly understand, a new resolution was adopted in St. John’s Canada on Tuesday,  August 23,  from the Canadian Medical Association recommending a ban of all pets on airplanes (except for certified service animals) traveling inside the cabin. According to the doctors, their concern are for passengers with allergies. However, as... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Foster 2 Home, Pet Adoptions, Dog Saving Network, CatChannel.com and Taking Pet's Photos

WGN Radio Petcast: Foster 2 Home, Pet Adoptions, Dog Saving Network, CatChannel.com and Taking Pet's Photos
This Petcast features variety, a new Foster organization to a benefit canine talent show to a new column at CatChannel.com to taking photos of your pets to learning more about flea and tick products. Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World PETCAST.   (may take a few moments to load) Fosters and rescues... Read more »