On Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, listen to my conversation with on Halloween costumes for pets with Miss Meowsky of Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm. She discusses which costumes for pets are the safest and trendiest. Miss Meowsky is, of course, a style consultant for pets. Mention the Steve Dale special and you... Read more »
Camp Dogwood is Fun (no accident on that capital ‘F’). All sorts of events and activities for dogs and their people. It really is a camp where dogs can partake in a wide variety of activities, from lure coursing (for sight hounds, or any other dog that wants to partake) to a marshmallow camp fire... Read more »
Dr. Ian Dunbar – if there is a dog whisperer, this is the real deal….the guy who helped to begin puppy classes, and founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (demonstrating professionalism among dog trainers), and so much more. Listen HERE to my conversation with the legendary Dr. Dunbar from Steve Dale’s Pet World on... Read more »
Mondog Beach is terrific! This sprawling Chicago dog beach (just north of the beach for people at Montrose) offers views of Chicago which are worth the price of admission (it’s free, of course – like all city beaches), and is always a great place for social dogs to keep cool, let off steam and just... Read more »
Montrose Street Dog Beach, known as Mondog, has begun their season, though that is hard to believe. Thats because it’s been so darn cold outside, and the Lake Michigan water temperature reflects that. Here are some images from our first visit of the year….
Veterinary behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson was simply a legend in veterinary medicine – the public didn’t know his name (or his long list of achievements) but veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers sure knew. Dr. Anderson, who passed away Oct. 19 at age 90, and I worked together on several initiatives, and I interviewed him... Read more »
What a wonderful day (before the clouds, winds and bit of rain) to spend at MonDog (dog beach between Wilson and Montrose). I have no clue what all the sludge is about that washed ashore – and lingers in the water, all on the south side of the beach. Yuck. It even smells. Whatever it... Read more »
Just another Sunday at Mondog Dog Beach (just north of Montrose Avenue Beach).
Continuing our summer series Dining with Fido, featuring restaurants and bars that are dog friendly. I loved everything about Old Town Social (455 W. North Avenue at Cleveland St.) the impressively amazing beer list, the people (patrons and staff) and the food – BUT MOST OF ALL, they are more than dog friendly; they are... Read more »
So, when the career ends, what will I be remembered most for? Will it be fighting breed bans, and mandated early spay/neuter, or the dollars I’ve helped to raise for lots of causes – including fighting FIP in cats and the most common heart disease in cats (feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) – my volunteer work, the... Read more »