Archive for May 2013

Pet Plans: Emergency and disaster planning for your pet

Do you have a disaster plan for your pet? You can never really be prepared for a storm like the one that hit Oklahoma yesterday. However, emergency and disaster planning for your family and for your pet (or pets) can keep the family together. As more pets become part of the family, the big disaster... Read more »

Camp Dogwood pitches in for The Puppy Mill Project

More people are hitting the road with their pets for vacations or quick getaways. If you’ve been looking for a dog-friendly escape that will help you build on your human-pet connection, head to Ingleside and Camp Dogwood. The special dog/person camp is about to get underway again this weekend for one of three weekend sessions... Read more »

Find a pet at an animal rescue event this weekend

If you’ve decided it’s time to find a pet, you may want to check out your local animal rescues and pet shelters at one of many adoption events this weekend. You’ll have a lot of options with two large-scale events in Chicago and one in Orland Hills featuring multiple pet rescues and hundreds of pets... Read more »

17 puppies find homes: What about the rest?

17 puppies find homes: What about the rest? It took less than two days for 17 puppies abandoned along a Northwest Indiana road to all find homes. On Tuesday, the 17 puppies and their mother were dumped, but quickly found by a Good Samaritan and quickly taken in by Lakeshore PAWS, a no-kill shelter in... Read more »

Be Fido’s Friend hits the road for the RAGNAR Relay Race

A Chicago dog rescue is in fundraising and training mode as they get ready to run the ultimate race. Be Fido’s Friend (BFF) be hitting the road from Madison to Chicago on June 7 through 8 as one of the 12-person teams running the 200-mile RAGNAR Relay Race. If you’re not familiar with the RAGNAR... Read more »

Luxurious pet-friendly accommodations: Travel in style, support pet rescue

Gone are the days when you need to sneak your pooch or feline in at many hotels. Pet-friendly travel is on the rise and that includes luxurious pet-friendly accommodations. May is National Pet Month and a national leader in pet-friendly options – the Kimpton Hotels – is offering special pet deals and donations to a... Read more »

Rockin for Rescue Vegas-Style: Raising Funds for Pets in Need

Filly is one of Trio’s more recent rescues. She was initially spotted on the side of the road by a police officer and by the time her rescuers arrived, she had sought shelter in a discarded car tire. Consumed by fear, she made one last ditch effort to escape and ultimately found herself under the car of her rescuers.
An animal rescue organization that routinely bets on the long shots is hosting their own Vegas-style fundraiser this weekend. Trio Animal Foundation’s Rockin for Rescue Vegas-Style will be at the Stadium Club at US Cellular Field on Saturday. The doors open at 7:30 and the event features food, drinks, great music, dancing and a casino... Read more »

Shelter Me: Better than therapy for Chicago family

There’s a wonderful documentary making the rounds on PBS this spring called Shelter Me. It is the second installment in a series of documentaries by Steven Latham that looks at dogs rescued from open admission shelters and their lives after rescue. This is more than case of them just becoming pets – they are service... Read more »

It's off to the Wiener Races at the Cross Town Bark Around

If you’ve been looking for an event to tickle your racing fancy between the Kentucky Derby and Indy 500, don’t miss out on the most entertaining races of all. Mark your calendar for May 18 for the Doxie Dash Wiener Races. It’s part of the daylong event for the Midwest Dachshund Rescue’s (MWDR) Fifth Annual... Read more »

Victor's new life comes after severe injury before puppy mill rescue

It was Victor’s lucky day. After years of living in horrendous conditions in an Iowa puppy mill, Victor went up for auction at the end of April. The mill was closing and the winning bidder was an animal rescue, making him part of a puppy mill rescue. Victor finally had his ticket to freedom and... Read more »
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