Steve Dale has arguably the most well read syndicated pet column in America, "My Pet World" (Tribune Media Services). He's the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale's Pet World and The Pet Minute (Black Dog Radio Productions). He's also heard weekly with a line version of Steve Dal's Pet World on WLS, Chicago and with a separate On Demand version of his show. Steve's also a contributing editor at USA Weekend, and Cat Fancy magazine.
Steve is also a dog and a cat behavior consultant (certified, International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), and he speaks at veterinary and animal welfare conferences around the world.
On TV, he's appeared on all local Chicago stations, He's been on The Oprah Winfrey Show; Pets: A Part of the Family (PBS); National Geographic Explorer (MSNBC); Petsburgh USA (Animal Planet0; A Pet Story (Animal Planet), and on the Fox News Channel to name a few. Steve's stories have been featured twice on Paul Harvey's syndicated radio broadcast; and he's been quoted as a pet expert in publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times to Men's Health..
Steve auhored two editions of "DogGone Chicago: Sniffing Out the Best Places to Take Your Best Friend" and "American Zoos." He's also written several book forewords and introductions.
In 2000/2001, he received the prestigious AVMA Humane Award. That same year, he was honored as the syndicated Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year. Among is many other awards, including American Kennel Cub Responsible Dog Ownership Award, The American Humane Media Award, Winn Feline Foundation Media Award and has been honored many times for Best Newspaper Column, Best Newspaper Feature, Best Online Feature and Best Radio Presentation from his dog and cat writing colleagues.
His activism and contributions include both Chicago and national efforts, from fighting breed specific bans and mandated spay/nueter legistlation to throwing a fundraising party in Chicago for the Louisiana SPCA following Hurricane Katrina, which was called Mardi Growl. Similar events were then held in other cities to help the shelter. Following the death of his cat Ricky to feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), Steve began a fund (Ricky Fund) with the Winn Feline Foundation to seek a treatment or cure, and as a result of those efforts over $100,000 has been raised and medical advancements have followed. Steve helped to begin the CATalyst Council (a national initiative to elevated the status of cats). He founded Alderman Gene Schulter's City of Chicago Task Force on Companion Animals and Public Safety, which he currently co-chairs. And he's served on many committees and advisory boards.