Posts tagged "animal shelters"

Pets For Vets: Supporting Veterans and Dogs, A Match in Heaven

I was proud to be a part of this event - anytime you bring pets and vets together, it makes sense....saving lives in more than one way
Pets for Vets is a co-op effort of several organizations including Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s Comptroller Critters Adoption Program and the Anti Cruelty Society to pair U.S, military veterans with wonderful companions. The event kicked off on October 27 with a special day-long adoption event for veterans at Anti Cruelty underwritten by Fifth Third... Read more »

Athletes for Animals, David Backes of the St. Louis Blues

Athletes for Animals, David Backes of the St. Louis Blues
David Backes is quite profound when it comes to the responsibility of professional athletes, as pro athletes have taken a hit over the past few years – from domestic abuse to illegal steroid usage. Walking the walk, or better put, skating the skate, the St. Louis Blues all-star created his own charity, called Athletes for... Read more »

Fostering Dogs, Pat Miller Describes How to Do It

Fostering Dogs, Pat Miller Describes How to Do It
Pat Miller supports the idea of fostering pets from shelters, but how do you do it? Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World. Miller, a well known dog trainer/certified dog behavior consultant and pet book author,  is now the author of How to Foster Dogs: From Homeless to Homeward Bound.. Foster isn’t only to help out... Read more »
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Public Officials Table Illinois Animal Welfare Bill To Write Something Better

Public Officials Table Illinois Animal Welfare Bill To Write Something Better
Illinois SB0648,  sponsored by public officials State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) wouldn’t have benefited animals, despite both public officials’ hearts being in the right place. Following several blog posts (by colleagues ChicagoNow.com’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs andDancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight) and a public outcry, I met by phone privately with Rosenthal, who... Read more »

Illinois Animal Shelters Will Ultimately Benefit; The Real Story

Illinois Animal Shelters Will Ultimately Benefit; The Real Story
Illinois Animal shelters and rescues are overwhelmed as it is. Pet blogging colleagues ChicagoNow.com’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs and Dancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight both did superb jobs of articulated why a bill proposed in Illinois, SB0648,  sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) was not a good... Read more »

Mutt Bombing Craze Encourages Dog Adoptions

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Muttbombing or mutt bombing (spelling still hasn’t been made clear) is the latest craze to encourage pet adoptions. Here’s Jeanne Moos of CNN (the Canine News Network?) reporting on this trend, which I love….I hope someone mutt bombs me. Or better, cat bombs.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create... Read more »
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Shelter Dogs Eating Peanut Butter

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Dr. Karen Halligan, a little bit of shelter dogs in her life….peanut butter company Dogsbutter donates to shelters.

New Year's Resolutions for Pets

New Year's Resolutions for Pets
It’s become an annual tradition, asking my Facebook fans about resolutions for their pets or all pets for the coming year. (Also, if you haven’t done so – join my fan page!). Here are some responses: “To have my cats stop using my credit cards to buy toys and treats on the internet. They drool... Read more »

Why Adopt a Pet? Many Reasons

Why Adopt a Pet? Many Reasons
Q: Many of our neighbors are adopting pets from shelters, which sounds wonderful. But we’ve always gotten purebred Cocker Spaniels or English Springer Spaniels. Also, I don’t want damaged goods; some of the neighbors have had behavior problems with their dogs. Why should I adopt from a shelter? — R.T., Cyberspace A: You may save... Read more »
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HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away

HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away
Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who’ve sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey’s ballad, “Hero” (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:  ”Lord knows dreams are hard to follow,  But they don’t let anyone tear them away.  Hold on, there will be tomorrow.  In... Read more »