Archive for October 2011

Dogs Dress Up for Barker & Meowsky Tricks and Treats

A lion is on the loose - beware!
So many screams and barks from the 8th Annual Tricks and Treats Halloween party, presented by Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm, at the Bridgeview Bank, Armitage Ave. at Halsted St. Having a howl of a good time were many dressed up dogs (though only three could win the Halloween costume contest), and dressed up... Read more »

This Dog is REALLY a Soccer Fan

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Did you see this video – a dog on the football (soccer) field. And a smart dog, at that!

Dog Lovers Raise Money for Agility Instructor/Dog Park Pioneer Stacey Hawk

Lots and I mean LOTS of folks showed up to help Stacey. I was told to thank organizers by first name: Janice, Eileen, Callie and most of all amazing - in no time, they put together an amazing benefit. With Vienna hot dogs, Karin's Restaurant and the Bulldog Bakery - among many others. Incredible!
The Halloween Fundraser for agility instructor Stacey Hawk was held October 29 at the House of Blues. Hawk, who helped to create dog parks (known as Dog Friendly Areas) in Chicago, requires a sensitive surgery to remove and test for a mass behind her eye which her insurance refused to for, so friends and students... Read more »

Adopt A Pet Day, for Anti Cruelty Society with Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's Critters

As emcee of this Adopt a Pet Day event, I kicked it all off talking about the importance of pet adoption. I had the honor of speaking about the Anti Cruelty Society and the special place they take in Chicago. They adopt more pets than any other facility, and they work with all reasonable shelters. They help out Animal Welfare League (where Hazel is from), and Tree House Humane, and a long list other other facilities. Though they are the City's largest and most well established facility, they may not always get the press they should. Sometimes you take your oldest friends for granted. (photo by Teresa Potasiak)
Judy Baar Topinka’s Comptroller’s Critters hosted an Adopt A Pet Day event with dogs and cats from the Anti Cruelty Society, Friday, October 28 at the James R. Thompson Plaza, State of Illinois Center.

Catnip Tea & Sage Advice: Book Signing at Tree House with Pam Johnson-Bennett

Catnip Tea & Sage Advice: Book Signing at Tree House with Pam Johnson-Bennett
Tree House Humane Society is proud to announce Catnip Tea & Sage Advice, and all invited. Renown cat book author and cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett comes to Chicago, Friday November 4 for a book signing at the Tree House Humane Society, Bucktown Branch (1629 N. Ashland Ave), 6 to 8 p.m. Johnson-Bennett signs copies... Read more »

A Howl of a Good Time from Barker & Meowsky

On Sunday, October 30th, there will be fun filled screams and barking for the 8th annual Tricks and Treats Halloween party, from Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm, at the Bridgeview Bank on Armitage Avenue and Halsted Street. Dress up your pups and kids, for a howling good time at THE spooktacular event of the... Read more »

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Host an Adoption Party for Anti Cruelty

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Host an Adoption Party for Anti Cruelty
Pet lover and State of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is hosting a pet adoption party for the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago, and her Comptroller’s Critters program. The event is at the State of Illinois James R. Thompson Plaza (100 W. Randolph Street), Friday, October 28 from noon to 3 p..m. Lots of animal... Read more »

Jack the Cat Was Lost, Now He Is Found

Jack the Cat Was Lost, Now He Is Found
Jack the cat has miraculously emerged alive, but not so well. He’s currently in critical condition with a 50/50 chance of survival. The saga began on August 25 when Jack, a Norwegian Forest Cat, was was lost somewhere at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.  Karen Pascoe was flying from New York to... Read more »

Tree House Humane Society Celebrated 40 Years with a Black Cat Ball

So, he thinks he can emcee - "So You Think You Can Dance" star Special K, now with KISS-FM, was the emcee for the Black Cat Ball, a benefit party celebrating the 40th Anniversary for this legendary all-cat shelter. Tree House Society: One of the first no-kill shelters, one of the first cageless cat shelters, and - in fact - one of the first all-cat shelters....Tree House Humane Society is legendary shelter, and insiders around America know that.  However, so many in Chicago take this great shelter for granted. After all, for 40 years Tree House has been here, innovating and saving cats - often cats no other shelter would take. Special K did a great job as emcee! I like how Special K jumped up on his stage, a chair. To the far right, Dallas Yanez sneaking a photo of me taking a photo with him. All images here by me unless noted.
The Tree House Humane Society celebrated 40 years at the Black Cat Ball, October 21 at the Red Canary. It was quite the cat party!

Tree House Humane Society Celebrates 40 Years

The Tree House Humane Society is celebrating 40 years. Here’s a video retrospective about this legendary and innovative Chicago cat-only shelter, with a surprise special announcement….