Posts in category "Steve Dale"

Sit Stay Read Benefit Supporting Literacy and Dogs

Sit Stay Read Benefit Supporting Literacy and Dogs
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 World. In addition,... 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 »

Pet Stores Show Desperation

Pet Stores Show Desperation
Pet store misinformation from Park Pet Shop and the pet industry. This is their recent newsletter pleading for money. Now the lawyers are trying to make money off of animal cruelty. Their words in quotes and my replies to the mistruths in italics.  “Dear clients of the Park Pet Shop, As you may be aware our... Read more »
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Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills
“I don’t understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. “Now, we’ve finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to.” Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar (with this reporter) recently founded a loosely-knit organization called Veterinary Professionals... Read more »

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 »

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit

Chicago Pet Store Ban Faces Federal Lawsuit
Pet store industry couldn’t take it anymore, as community after community has banned sales of dogs and cats (and in some places rabbits) at pet stores. The movement to support the bans began and continues as a grass roots effort because pet lovers have had it with the supply of these animals, which, of course,... Read more »
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Puppy Mills, Seems Ad Agencies Are Dim Witted

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Puppy mills don’t go away this fast, but Time Warner Cable pulled their ad on YouTube quickly (which is why it no long plays – above). Now would be nice if  Time Warner Cable demonstrated they really don’t support puppy mills by donating to an organization that is working to make them go away, such as the... Read more »

I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry
Blog feeds aren’t purrfect – so a couple of times a year, feeds may be sent with links that go nowhere. It may be a system error, an error with WordPress, or human error (on the part of the blogger – that’s me). In part because I post so often, this is bound to happen... Read more »

Experts Answer Pet Questions: North American Veterinary Conference

Experts Answer Pet Questions: North American Veterinary Conference
ORLANDO, FLA. — Experts converged to teach veterinary professionals at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando Jan. 17-21. Some of those renowned experts took time to answer your questions. Q: Molly, my 5-year-old Jack Russell, had her teeth cleaned previously with no problems. About a month ago, after having her teeth cleaned again, she... Read more »
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Has Soft Heart for Pets

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Has Soft Heart for Pets
  Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, AZ, puts animals in jail — and he’s proud of it. “I believed from the start that working with animals softens hardened criminal types,” says the man who proudly touts himself as the nation’s toughest sheriff, in a conversation at the Business of Saving Lives animal welfare conference... Read more »