Archive for July 2013

Dog Breed Cartoons cater to everyone with cool products

Wouldn’t it be great if your dog had his or her own cartoon? The next best thing is out there with a newly launched Chicago-based Website – Dog Breed Cartoons – that is home to over 50,000 products featuring the fun and colorful dog breeds that make up many of our lives. “The inspiration comes... Read more »

Five minutes to heartbreak

Five minutes to heartbreak
This is five minutes to heartbreak. If you’re considering dumping a pet at animal control, please look at this picture. Take a good, long look and let it burn into your mind. This is five minutes to heartbreak…from happy loving dog to devastation. On the left is Cindy the Doberman when she entered animal control... Read more »

Chicago pet events: July 29 to August 4

There’s plenty of summer fun on tap to help the animals as we wrap up July and head into August. It’s time to help our friends at Lulu’s Locker at the West Town Pup Crawl, Factor Models hit the runway for the Anti-Cruelty Society, and there are garage sales, BBQs and Casino Nights to help... Read more »

Dog Patch Pet and Feed: Pet rescue program continues to grow

Two Naperville pet stores were in the spotlight for two very different reasons this past week. While the Naperville Petland came under fire when pictures of emaciated puppies at the store hit social media, Greg Gordon of Dog Patch Pet and Feed was working behind the scenes with other pet storeowners who want to offer... Read more »

Chicago weekend pet scene: July 26-28

The Chicago weekend pet scene is a bit cat crazy with several cool adoption events aimed at finding homes for more of Chicago’s homeless cats and a kitten shower to help several rescues overflowing with kittens. There are also fun cocktail parties, cool lectures on pet behavior, ice cream socials, BBQs and so much more.... Read more »

Naperville Petland and the puppies in the pictures

Naperville Petland and the puppies in the pictures
If you look at these photos from Reddit, you expect to see it connected to a story about dogs needing rescue from a hoarding or abusive situation. The pictures are not what you think. And, the dogs’ location would surprise many people. A customer of the Naperville Petland took the alarming shots. It worked, in... Read more »

Purr-fect Paws looking for homes at West Suburban Humane Society

Purr-fect Paws looking for homes at West Suburban Humane Society
Looking for the Purr-fect Paws to add to your family? The West Suburban Humane Society is the purr-fect place to go during the cat days of summer, if you’re thinking of adopting a cat or adopting a kitten this summer. This weekend, the Downers Grove shelter will be celebrating the cat days of summer with... Read more »

Adoption event set for DuPage County Fair this weekend

If you’re heading out to the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton this weekend, you may just meet your new best friend. For the third year in a row, the fair is hosting a dog adoption event. The goal is to build awareness about all the pets needing homes and to hopefully connect dogs needing rescue... Read more »

Max goes to camp with the Humane Heroes

What could be better than spending the morning at summer camp? Try hitting camp with your cat in tow for a quick lesson on therapy cats. For the second straight summer, Max the cat (with a little help from me) was one of the guests of honor at the Humane Heroes day camp at The... Read more »

Good times never seemed so good for Sweet Caroline

It’s belly rub time a lot these days for a pittie by the name of Sweet Caroline. Earlier this month, life wasn’t so rosy after she was hit by a car and sat in an animal control without treatment for five days. Now, she’s on the mend and living large in foster care thanks to... Read more »
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