Category: Adoptable Animals

Rescue Dog Discovers Couches, Promptly Loses Mind

Rescue Dog Discovers Couches, Promptly Loses Mind
I am about to destroy your perfectly good work ethic and I don’t even care. Behold Merkle, meeting his first comfy couch. Named after the fine Chicago establishment that helped Wish Upon a Rescue with its first fundraiser, Merkle made it official. After months of seemingly endless meetings, oodles of money spent, legal hoops jumped... Read more »

A Dog Foster's Open Letter to Open Hearts

A Dog Foster's Open Letter to Open Hearts
When rescue friend, Candice, recently commented that her dog fostering experience has made her wonder why anyone would not do it, I was anxious to hear more. Everything about her honest and heartwarming answer touched me as I hope it will you. Maybe she will even inspire you to team up with a rescue near you to give... Read more »

Work from Home? Introvert? Book Lover? Lots of Computer Time? Why Not Consider Adopting an Older Dog?

Work from Home? Introvert? Book Lover? Lots of Computer Time? Why Not Consider Adopting an Older Dog?
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. As someone who has hosted many shelter dogs as well as the “happily homed” at my house, I can tell you without hesitation that I am a HUGE fan of the older set. Older pets can be ideal for many home situations but let me speak here to the more cerebral set…the... Read more »
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We Can Help Naperville Become a More Humane Community

We Can Help Naperville Become a More Humane Community
Just mention the city of Naperville to people in the local animal rescue community and you will likely elicit an involuntary groan and disheartened head shaking. Their efforts encouraging the city to enact an ordinance banning the retail sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores have so far been unsuccessful. By way of background,... Read more »

Dogs Rescued in North Chicago Hoarding Case Still Awaiting Homes Two Years Later

Dogs Rescued in North Chicago Hoarding Case Still Awaiting Homes Two Years Later
In December 2013, thirty dogs, mostly puppies, were discovered in what one reporter stated may have been the worst hoarding case the city of North Chicago had seen. Malnourished, dehydrated and covered in filth with at least two dogs pregnant, the dogs had been discovered living in deplorable conditions in a one bedroom apartment. The owner, in a case of breeding... Read more »

What Would Happen to Your Pet if Personal or Regional Tragedy Struck? Love Your Pet? Make a Plan

There were dogs that did not get walked in Paris last night. Cats who didn’t get fed. And while this may seem like a small thing in the wake of the lives lost, the families bereaved, the children whose lives will never be the same, and the national (and global) implications of this senseless tragedy,... Read more »
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