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March 23 2016

Dog Flu Closes Chicago Shelters for Adoption

There are people who insist the dog flu is gone, that it’s all media hype. Apparently, then the Anti Cruelty is only using hype to describe how the flu has infiltrated the shelter. Chicago Animal Care and Control is dealing with the flu, and the flu has infected every single dog at the Humane Society…

September 28 2015

Puppy Mill Awareness Day in Chicago

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day were held events all over the country, September 27. Here are some snapshots of what happened in Chicago.

August 7 2015

More Than the Pet Show This Weekend, WGN Radio

I began doing radio in high school….and long before I was a pet guy, i was a radio guy…Worked at several Chicago area stations playing everything from Olivia Newton-John, to the Bee Gees to Bruce Springsteen to hosting general talk shows. It’s been YEARS since WGN has given me a shout out to have fun…

March 20 2015

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving…

February 17 2015

Buying Pets Online or Not?

Q: There are so many rescues and they’re all online. We want to rescue a dog, but you’ve written there are hoarders and puppy mills in disguise online, and places like petfinder might include them. It’s all very confusing. Can you help?  S. P., San Diego, CA A: I get your confusion regarding buying pets…

January 30 2015

Steve Dale's Pet World: Ten Years of National Radio

Ten years of hosting nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World means that by speaking with four to five phone callers each week, I’ve talked with and hopefully helped well over 2,000 pet owners. What’s most important are the dozens of email, and return calls from listeners saying that the advice I’ve offered has helped their…

December 29 2014

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns

More than anything else, I hope my newspaper columns helps families, afterall pets are considered members of the family. 2014 included columns on many topics I was proud to elevate to a public platform. Journalist Julia Szabo spoke with me about her book,  “Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend and Saved…

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