Posts in category "Pit Bulls"

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 »

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 »

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio
Ten years of hosting nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World means that by speaking with four to five phone callers each week, I’ve talked with and hopefully helped well over 2,000 pet owners. What’s most important are the dozens of email, and return calls from listeners saying that the advice I’ve offered has helped their... Read more »
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Homeless Dog Needs a Home: Help Us To Find One

Homeless Dog Needs a Home: Help Us To Find One
The Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation is all about getting pit bull-type dogs adopted. That’s what they do -and there’s certainly there’s a need! Monthly, Steve Cochran of  WGN Radio is kind enough to allow me on his show to offer shelters exposure, and to adopt dogs in need of forever homes. Listen HERE as we talk... Read more »

Dog Shot with 90 Pellets Survives and Seeking a Home

Dog Shot with 90 Pellets Survives and Seeking a Home
A pit bull type dog was badly wounded after being hit by up to 90 shotgun pellets. Abby’s Angels, a Greenville, SC animal rescue currently is caring for him. What did this dog do to deserve this? Turns out, nothing. After finding out gentle Warrior was going to be put down if not adopted, Abby’s... Read more »

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns
More than anything else, I hope my newspaper columns helps families, afterall pets are considered members of the family. 2014 included columns on many topics I was proud to elevate to a public platform. Journalist Julia Szabo spoke with me about her book,  “Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend and Saved... Read more »
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Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls
Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention, by all accounts,supports breed specific legislation (banning any dog referred to as a pit bill, and perhaps adding in other breeds). This group is holding a rally, or an ‘education program,’ as I was told to “educate the public regarding dangerous dog breeds.” There will be music, dance and theatrical... Read more »

Safe Humane Chicago Reaching Out for Support

Safe Humane Chicago Reaching Out for Support
Safe Humane Chicago does exactly what the name says, this non-profit helps to encourage humane education. Your support can help to place animals out of Chicago Animal Care & Control and into foster homes, or forever homes….watch over court case dogs who otherwise don’t have a voice and support animal welfare education in neighborhoods where... Read more »

Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work

Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work
Do breed specific bans make any sense? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) looked at the issue, and crafted a science documented position statement, as described HERE by AVSAB’s past president Dr. Valli Parthasarathy on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  AVSAB notes that more effective that  breed bans and focusing on the (presumed) breed... Read more »
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Stem Cell Therapy Saved Julia Szabo's Dog, and Saved Her

Stem Cell Therapy Saved Julia Szabo's Dog, and Saved Her
Stem cell therapy saved Julia Szabo’s dog, as she explains on Steve Dale’s Pet World,  on my Black Dog Radio Productions nationally syndicated radio show. Listen HERE.  Szabo is the author of “Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend Saved My Life.”  Aside from saving her dog Sam – or at least... Read more »