Posts tagged "Pit Bulls"

Sit Stay Read Bark 'n Ball Benfeit

Make no bones about it, all had a good time
Sit Stay Read is an amazing Chicago based literacy program, where kids enhance their reading skills by reading to dogs. 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... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Adopt a Pit Bull, Steve and Steve Help Find a Home

Adopt a Pit Bull, Steve and Steve Help Find a Home
Rescuing dogs called pit bulls is what Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell and his wife Amanda do. On Tuesday, January 27 Amanda will be with Steve Cochran and Steve Dale, on their monthly segment – Steve and Steve Adopt-A-Pet on WGN Radio. Cifford (Cliff to his friends) is what a dog is supposed to be: Pure... 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 Save Her Dog, And Saved Her

Stem Cell Therapy Save Her Dog, And Saved Her
The same remedy that healed journalist Julia Szabo’s dog wound up saving her life. Part of Szabo’s book, “Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure that Healed My Best Friend and Saved My Life” (Lyon’s Press, Guilford, CT, 2014; $16.47), is devoted to a black pit bull who found a sort of fountain of youth through stem... Read more »