Posts tagged "dog friendly areas"

Dog Flu Diminishing, Dogs Can Again Be Social Butterflies

Dog Flu Diminishing, Dogs Can Again Be Social Butterflies
Dog flu incidents are way down in the Chicago area. Based on conversations with many veterinary professionals, go back to your regular lifestyles, and socialize your dogs as you want. However, be careful. There continue to be a few hot spots, primarily southwest. There’s no predicting where future hot spots may occur, if they occur... Read more »

Dog Flu Might Be Avoided, Be Responsible

Dog Flu Might Be Avoided, Be Responsible
Dog flu is still here. In some areas, it seems there is less of it. However, according to Cook County administrator for the Department of Animal and Rabies Control Dr. Donna Alexander, there are more reports in other places. In additional, several area shelters have been hit, and some hit hard. This is a potential tragedy.... Read more »

Who Let the Dogs Out

Who Let the Dogs Out
The dog flu (canine influenza virus) remains an epidemic in the Chicago area. There are reports of the epidemic slowing, others say they’re seeing as many or more cases. Bottom line – we’re nowhere near an ‘all clear.’ Dogs owners, you have some control here!  So take the leash and do the right thing for... Read more »
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Barren Chicago Dog Parks, For Now Due to Dog Flu

Barren Chicago Dog Parks, For Now Due to Dog Flu
For now, this is what a Chicago area dog park should look like: Empty. In Chicago, and many suburban areas the canine influenza virus (dog flu)  is at epidemic proportions. According to Dr. Donna Alexander, administrator, Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control at least five dogs have died, and over a thousand dogs in the region... Read more »

Dog Flu Epidemic: Stay Out of Dog Parks, Consider Vaccine for Dog Flu

Dog Flu Epidemic: Stay Out of Dog Parks, Consider Vaccine for Dog Flu
The canine influenza virus (dog flu) outbreak is now considered to be at epidemic proportions in the Chicago area. At least five dogs have died as a result, and over a thousand have been sickened – and the number continues to grow. The Chicago Park District took unprecedented action, posting signs at the entrances of... Read more »

Bob Fioretti Meets Pet Owners To Talk Dog & Cat Issues

Bob Fioretti Meets Pet Owners To Talk Dog & Cat Issues
Pets are family – and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) understands that. He’s is about to prove it as no other candidate for Chicago Mayor has ever done. Fioretti is hosting a round table discussion on companion animal issues- the first ever of its kind, Saturday February 7, 9:30 AM 1043 W. Madison Ave., third floor.... Read more »
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James Cappleman: Alderman with a Heart, and Pet Love

James Cappleman: Alderman with a Heart, and Pet Love
Alderman (46th ward) James Cappleman is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio,  Sunday January 26, 6:30 AM CDT. Listen HERE or 720AM I am about to prove what was thought to be impossible – some public officials have great heart. Cappleman comes from a family of compassion, so perhaps it’s no surprise. He’ll tell... Read more »

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Alderman Bob Fioretti Talks Dogs

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Alderman Bob Fioretti Talks Dogs
Chicago Alderman and Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti offers his platform for pets on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE as the second ward Alderman begins by saying he is opposed breed specific legislation (BSL). He says he’s certainly supportive of any (sensible) ordinance which supports public safety, but he notes BSL is unfair... Read more »

Dog-Friendly and Nature-Friendly Communities

Dog-Friendly and Nature-Friendly Communities
Stephen Jenkinson is a manager of green spaces and development – Hear my conversation HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on how he  works to make sure that communities have adequate room for pets. He explains how this helps make communities better for everyone. He says local community officials are very good at telling people... Read more »
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Party for Puptown Dog Park

Party for Puptown Dog Park
The first ever Party for the Pups to support the Puptown Dog Friendly Area (on the south end of Margate Park in Uptown, Lawrence Avenue at Marine Drive) is Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.. at Burkes Public House, 5401 N. Broadway. I will pop into the event to offer my support, so I hope... Read more »