Archive for July 2013

Chicago pet events: July 22 to July 28

Summer is in full swing and that means there are many great Chicago pet events to help support animal rescue this week. Of course there are the staples like Hambingo, the West Town Pup Crawl, adoption events…and…there are street fairs that include rescue groups. Also, check out a sidewalk sale/BBQ and Ice Cream social, a... Read more »

Pet tips for the Windy City Pet Expo

It’s time for another Windy City Pet Expo tomorrow at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. The free expo focuses on all things pets and the great part is that it’s also pet friendly – which means your friendly, well-behaved, leashed pet can come along for the fun. There will be over 135 exhibitors... Read more »

Christmas in July: Still time to vote for Chicago-area rescues

ALIVE Rescue is an Animal Rescue that protects the lives and the rights of animals. We believe every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized and fulfilled life.
It may be hot and steamy in Chicago this week but it’s also beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Christmas in July that is. It’s time for the third annual contest sponsored by Kriser’s that awards winning rescues with plenty of pet food and supplies to help tide them over through the year. There are... Read more »

Chicago pet events: July 18-22

Last weekend was a huge weekend for dog events. There’s not as much happening this weekend, but there are still some great Chicago pet events to support and raise funds for animal rescue from a Meow Luau to Pet Expos and a Purrsapalooza and more. Thursday, July 18 It’s Thursday and that means it’s time... Read more »

Teach your children well: A lemonade stand and kindness to animals

Today’s guest post is by Cari Meyers founder of The Puppy Mill Project When you are involved in animal welfare, as I am, often the stories we hear are heartbreaking and filled with cruelty. Then, a story or chance encounter comes along to lift your spirits. Today, I would like to share a story about... Read more »

Better pet rescue photos: Pose-A-Pet is the app for that

Better pet rescue photos: Pose-A-Pet is the app for that
Social media has become a lifesaver for homeless animals around the globe. A picture, a post and a share on various social media outlets has helped network countless pets to a rescue or forever home. Unfortunately, too many groups must resort to blurry photos that make it harder to help. Now, there’s a new app... Read more »

Pets left in hot cars: What should you do?

There’s a video that’s gone viral in recent weeks. It focuses on pets left in hot cars and shows veterinarian Ernie Ward sitting in a hot car as time ticks away and the temperature rises. Despite the attention that’s been given on the topic, people still leave their dogs in the car with the temperatures... Read more »

Deciphering your pet food label

What’s in your pet’s food? If you’ve taken the time to check out the label on you dog’s or cat’s food, it’s often hard to figure out what your pet needs for a healthy diet. Do you know what to look for when you read the pet food label? Spring Naturals, a U.S. maker of... Read more »

Bonded pairs look for forever home as a team

I am a serial bonded pair adopter. From the first set of kittens I brought home as an adult to the current dynamic duo in our home, I am a sucker for bonded pairs. I’ve witnessed the heartbreak when one of our senior cats died, leaving behind his sister. When I read about a pair... Read more »

Hit the streets for dog-friendly events around Chicago

ChicagoNow Bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the  most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. Chicago’s going to the dogs It’s summer... Read more »
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