Posts in category "pet adoption"

Prom Season for Puppies

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Only in California, at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, just held the 3rd Annual Puppy Prom with both shelter alumni and adoptable orphans. A special congratulations to 2015’s Puppy Prom King – Bengi and Puppy Prom Queen – Paisly Ann. A special highlight was seeing Mabel (Class of 2012) dressed up as Maggie Smith from... Read more »

Adopt Poppie on WGN Radio

Adopt Poppie on WGN Radio
Dog adoption with Steve Cochran & Steve Dale (I somehow think I lose my top Steve billing) on WGN Radio, Tuesday April 28, 8:35AM with Dr. Robyn Barbiers, president Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago. Listen or watch HERE. To adopt, contact the Anti Cruelty Society or me, at Steve@SteveDale.tv. Any why not adopt? Poppie is... Read more »

Chicago Animal Care & Control Pet Adoption Events, Starting at WGN Radio

Chicago Animal Care & Control Pet Adoption Events, Starting at WGN Radio
Steve Cochran and Steve Dale pair up to adopt Charlie, a 9-pound buff-colored male neutered Chihuahua from Chicago Animal Care & Control. On Tuesday March 23, 8:35AM CDT on WGN Radio. This pup can be yours. Listen at here, or at 720AM. Charlie, who is only a few years old,  is neutered and up-to-date on all... Read more »
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Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing
Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving... Read more »

Sit Stay Read Improves Literacy

Sit Stay Read Improves Literacy
Sit Stay Read is an amazing Chicago based literacy program. And it really does work – as these trained dogs (offering unconditional love) are really good at listening to kids read, and the kids significantly improve their reading skills, as Sit Stay Read Director of Programs Kate McIlvain explains HERE on WGN Radio on Steve Dale’s Pet... Read more »

Pet Store Owner Defends Lawsuit Against Ban on Pet Store Sales

Pet Store Owner Defends Lawsuit Against Ban on Pet Store Sales
Dogs and cats sold at pet stores aren’t from puppy mills, where are they from. The proposed ordinance, Chicago Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance., to limit pet store sales has been held up (for now) by the Federal lawsuit  I speak with CLTV Politics Tonight host Paul Lisnek about it. One of the complaints in the lawsuit... Read more »
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Adopting a American Eskimo Dog Buddy on WGN Radio

Adopting a American Eskimo Dog Buddy on WGN Radio
Buddy seeks a buddy. Imagine, this poor American Eskimo Dog was wandering around Evanston in December. No one claimed Buddy after he was found, and he wasn’t microchipped. He’s now enjoying life in a foster home, and it’s perfectly wonderful. Except that Buddy, who is likely around 13 years old, needs a forever buddy. Buddy... Read more »

Pets As Write Offs? IRS Says Maybe Yes

Pets As Write Offs? IRS Says Maybe Yes
Pets are family, according to nearly all survey, over 90 percent of pet owners consider their furry (or even scaly or feathered friend) a member of the family. We’re increasingly willingly to do anything for them. But they can give back to us now in an all new way, according to Daily Finance As the... Read more »

SPCA Puerto Vallarta, A Spa or a Shelter?

SPCA Puerto Vallarta, A Spa or a Shelter?
“The street dogs and cats in Mexico are the lucky ones; at least they can find food in the trash, and maybe beg from tourists,” says Janice Chatterton, founder/president of the SPCA Puerto Vallarta. “I wanted to find a way to help dogs kept tied up on rooftops where I’ve seen the ropes cut into... Read more »
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I Have Money: What Animal Cause Can I Give It To?

I Have Money: What Animal Cause Can I Give It To?
Q: I want to help pets in other places, other than where I live. I am fortunate to have means to give to our local shelter, and I generously do this. However, I have more faith in you to direct me than I have faith in extreme groups, or national humane organizations to give. Do... Read more »