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March 23 2020

Now is the Time to Foster a Pet, or Adopt a Dog or a Cat

Cities all over the country are seeking those willing to foster a pet, and hoping for increased adoptions. Where I live, in Chicago, people are stepping up. And the same is occurring in many cities. If you can’t adopt, then foster a pet ! Each one of the following rescues has foster applications on their…

March 8 2020

Pucks and Paws and Decoding Your Cat

Pucks and Paws is a celebration of the Rockford Ice Hogs and pet adoption. How can I not love that? Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Mike Peck, business operations manager of the Ice Hogs. Rockford, as a Blackhawks minor league team, has provided nearly 100 players for the major…

March 1 2020

Stand Up Against Breed Discrimination for Homeowners/Renters Insurance

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, it’s about time insurance company’s end discrimination that homeowners or renters insurance often places upon owners of a wide variety of breeds. Listen HERE to my conversation with Ledy VanKavage, senior legislative analyst at Best Friends, who wants to once and for all put an end to this.…

February 8 2020

Judge Upholds Maryland Ban on Pet Store Dog/Cat Sales; Other States Under Threat

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s landmark law prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Today, nearly 350 communities, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Pittsburgh, to most recently, Naperville, IL have banned sales of dogs and cats (and in a few instances also rabbits) at pet stores. Maryland…

February 3 2020

KC Chief Super Bowl Tackle Derrick Nnadi is a Winner for Saving Dogs

Derrick Nnadi, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle isn’t only a winner because his team won the Super Bowl – he’s helping homeless dogs find new homes in the wake of his Super Bowl win. The defensive tackle is paying the adoption fees for all the dogs currently available at KC Pet Project via the Derrick Nnadi Foundation.  I’ve…

January 17 2020

Naperville’s Opportunity: Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores, Here’s Why

Naperville, IL is considering a ban of sales of dogs and cats at pet stores. Hundreds of cities have already banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as the entire states of California, Maryland and Maine. Naperville, located West of Chicago, is more than…

January 14 2020

Adult Dogs and Cats: Waived Adoption Fees at Chicago Animal Control (CACC)

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is hosting a fee-waived adoption event on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th  to make it easier than ever for Chicago-area animal-lovers to find a new friend to help them meet their goals. Adoption fees will be waived for all pets six months or older and bonded pairs.…

December 4 2019

Dr. Mary Gardner Helps Out Animals in the Bahamas

Dr. Mary Gardner is doing something to help following the devastation in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian this past September. Lots of pets remain missing (and presumed dead), and many street dogs and cats no doubt didn’t survive. Gardner says the shelter she knows best, Humane Society of Grand Bahama Island lost…

November 13 2019

My Old Dog and Cat News on WGN Radio

It’s not where you start but where you finish, goes the old adage. Laura Coffey is the author of “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”, HEAR my WGN Radio interview with my Dog Writers’ Association of America colleague and producer for TODAY.com. November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and both Coffey and…

October 29 2019

Adopt a Diamond: WGN Radio Dog Adoption Segment

  Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Don’t worry boys, this Diamond doesn’t discriminate and would love to be your BFF too. She’s may be older, but tail wags haven’t slowed at about 7 years.  And if you happen to have treats, it’s more wags per minute from Diamond, available for adoption from Chicago Animal…

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