Category: Holidays

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills

Money talks in the fight for puppy mills
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around an interesting issue lately. How can people who claim to love animals back puppy mills? It has become the $55 billion question as some of the biggest players in the pet industry are stepping into the spotlight in support of puppy mills as more communities ban the... Read more »

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday

Puppy mill rescue shoots to rescue 14 dogs for 14th birthday
For many people, seven is a lucky number. But, for one puppy mill survivor it’s the number 14 that is worth celebrating. Moxie, who spent his first 12 years in a mill, is celebrating his 14 birthday in a big way – he’s raising funds to help 14 other dogs catch their freedom ride with... Read more »

The kitten that saved Christmas

My dad has never been a big animal lover and has never been particularly fond of cats. Since my mom, brother and I are big cat lovers, that dislike never really carried much weight in our house. For most of my childhood through college, we had a cat. You could say that dad co-existed with... Read more »
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PetBox: Christmas gift for your pet that deliver all year round

PetBox: Christmas gift for your pet that deliver all year round
It’s no secret that our pets clean up in the goody department come Christmas – from treats to toys to special food or clothes – Santa is good to many of our pets. But, why should your pet just get goodies at Christmas. After all, some of the best gifts we get keep on coming... Read more »

Holiday pet gift ideas: Hostess gifts for pets

Holiday pet gift ideas: Hostess gifts for pets
Over the river and through the woods…it’s time for many of us to hit the road for the holidays. When you pack up your Christmas gifts, did you remember to purchase a pet gift for your host’s or hostess’ pet? Hostess gifts for pets are a big hit. “The interesting trend is that many people... Read more »

Jake's story: Pit bull escapes sad beginning for happy ending

Jake's story: Pit bull escapes sad beginning for happy ending
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s story illustrates what happens when people go to bat for a dog so he or she isn’t left behind. With the large number of pit bulls at Chicago Animal Care and... Read more »
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Christmas pet gift ideas

Winter has kicked in early for many of our readers. <a href="http://www.GoldPawSeries.com/"> Gold Paw  Series</a> has series has a variety of waterproof coats to keep your pets dry and a range of fleece coats to keep them warm. They even have a cat line for that chilly cat (hairless or otherwise). Blankets, visibility vests and harnesses are also part of the line.
Christmas is almost here and if you have a pet in the house, they probably are on your gift list. In fact, various surveys show that over 60 percent of pet owners give their pet a gift at Christmas. With so many options on the market, you don’t need to settle for a catnip toy... Read more »

Big Hearts Fund: Young girl's determination gives foster dog second chance

Big Hearts Fund: Young girl's determination gives foster dog second chance
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s story shows what happens when a little girl’s determination and a collaborative effort between several groups paves the way for a foster dog to get lifesaving surgery. Thank you Big Hearts... Read more »

Chicago holiday pet events

Chicago holiday pet events
There is still time left before Christmas for some celebrating to help Chicago’s homeless pets. Check out Pour for a Paw, another Ugly Sweater event,  tons of adoption events aimed at getting pets home for the holidays and other holiday pet events. There’s even one last chance for a photo with Santa. Check it all... Read more »
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Help pets in need at pet food drives and pet supply drives

Help pets in need at pet food drives and pet supply drives
It is the giving season and many of us are looking for ways to help people and pets in need. One of the areas that always need donations are the pet food pantries in the Chicago-area. These organizations provide food, cat litter and a few other basic items to families when the going gets tough, helping... Read more »
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