Posts tagged "shelter dogs"

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.

Blackhawks Support Pet Adoption

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Chicago Blackhawks Charities and I have teamed up (again!) to support pet adoption in Chicago…You may have have seen this video at the United Center (in Chicago) at a game…..check this out! The Blackhawks are champions in more ways than one, supporting Chicago Loves Pits, the Chicago Area Shelter Alliance (CASA) and the city’s municipal facility,... Read more »

Positive Dog Training Makes a Difference

Positive Dog Training Makes a Difference
The Dog Saving Network‘s philosophy is that it takes a village – or at least lots of rescues and trainers – to save dogs, but it can be done. And using positive reinforcement training gives otherwise “problem dogs” a whole new lease on life, and newfound confidence. The Dog Saving Network and  U.S. Bones recently held a... Read more »
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Westminster Winners Behind the Scenes

Westminster Winners Behind the Scenes
NEW YORK CITY — Here are reports on two winners of this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden, held Feb. 13-14. Neither dog won Best in Show, Best in Group, or even Best in Breed. Still, among the 2,000 dogs competing at the show, they’re very much winners in an ‘event’... Read more »

2011 WGN Radio Petcasts

Upon returning to WGN, my first Petcast - Chicago dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo and Dennis Damon from the Dog Obedience Group. "I remember Ethel when she was so small," said Dennis as he walked into the studio. "And she still loves me." Wendy added, "But Dennis, she loves everyone."
Here are 11 of the GREAT folks I was honored to have in-studio for Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio Petcasts (podcasts for Pet Lovers) in 2011.  Check them out, you can listen – it’s free…right HERE. Which was your favorite? Hard to say for me, but I do tell some behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Animal Behavior Experts Meet to Reveal Results of Studies

Animal Behavior Experts Meet to Reveal Results of Studies
By Steve Dale ST. LOUIS, MO. – The annual American College of Veterinary Behaviorists/American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Symposium was held here July 15, in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. Here’s some news from the symposium, revealing the latest research in animal behavior: – Cats who scratch in all the wrong... Read more »
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Chelsea Kane Is Serious About Shelter Dogs

Chelsea Kane Is Serious About Shelter Dogs
Lots of shelter dogs will be well fed, in part thanks to actress Chelsea Kane’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Kane, a Disney Channel star who finished third this past season on “Dancing with the Stars,” teamed up with Pedigree dog food. Together, through a social media campaign in June called Every Dog Deserves, 100,000 pounds... Read more »

Dog Saving Network Takes Center Stage

Chris Dignan (fellow ChicagoNow blogger) is a marine mammal trainer by day. By night, he pulls off his flippers and becomes a superhero dog trainer. One of the most common reasons dogs are dumped at shelters (cats too) are behavioral issues, most of them are fixable…and many easily fixable – if you know how. Dogs... Read more »

If You're A Hound, You've Gotta Love Found

Found Chicago rescues, rehabilitates and re homes previously homeless dogs. You might not have heard about Found Chicago, because the shelter is fairly new on the scene. Tax is a 10-month old Pit Bull, Boston Terrier mix who demands play time, and fun – available at Found Chicago The Chicago Tribune’s Bill Mullen wrote a... Read more »
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Peter Fonda, On Adopt-A-Dog Month

Peter Fonda on Adopt-A-Dog Month. Discover for yourself what a dog can bring to you life!