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September 27 2020

Anderson Animal Shelter Backyard Bash; French Bulldogs at O’Hare Update on WGN Radio

They’re not talked about enough for their forward thinking and successes at finding shelter animals forever homes, the Anderson Animal Shelter, with four locations in the Western suburbs. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Listen to my conversation with Cheryl Greenspan, director of marketing and Special Events Director…

September 25 2020

French Bulldogs at O’Hare Airport Turns Out to be a Russian Ruse

The story of 30 dogs, mostly French Bulldogs, that landed on Royal Jordanian Airlines at O’Hare Airport in Chicago and were hidden in a warehouse without food or water for days just got crazier. It turns out that, according Mary Scheffke, founder/president Chicago French Bulldog Rescue, that these dogs were a part of a Russian…

July 5 2020

Famous Fido Celebration of Life; Cats Have a New Lease on Life

Gloria Lissner has been saving animals for 46 years with Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance, (3124 West Irving Park Road) which she is the founder.  Listen to my conversation HERE from WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her stories, her passion and commitment grows with each passing year. Lissner says Famous Fido often takes…

June 21 2020

Animal Stories with Tommy Edwards and Dog Training Techniques at What Price

Tommy Edwards was one half of what was arguably the most legendary radio bit in Chicago radio history, called Animal Stories. On my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show, listen HERE as I talk with Lil’ Snotnose Tommy about his book, People Tell Me I Grew Up Listening to You: Stories from Behind the Mic.…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

April 1 2019

This Puppy is Part Sea Lion

Petuna is a dog who lives in Springfield, who’s home is near a nuclear plant. Her puppies were born last week – only it’s peculiar about one of those puppies; he has flippers like a sea lion and can swim underwater. It’s turns out that experts feel the father is a seal. And one more…

January 13 2019

Moose Walks Into a Hospital

So a moose walks into a hospital? No punch line, this really just happened at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. The entire visit was caught on video by employee Stephanie Hupton. The moose got inside through doors that were stuck open because of extreme cold in Anchorage, where temperatures hovered around zero at the time,…
Pet expert Steve Dale says Aunt Bee became a crazy cat lady

November 24 2018

Aunt Bee the Crazy Cat Lady

In Mayberry, everyone loved Aunt Bee. By all accounts actress Frances Bavier had a love/hate relationship with her recurring character on The Andy Giffith Show and Mayberry RFD. After working with the likes of Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and in Broadway shows, she apparently didn’t love being typecast as doting Aunt Bee. She thought…
Pet expert Steve Dale joins Bill and Wendy on WGN

September 19 2018

Pet Talk with Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

I love being on WGN radio with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder (listen to here), first talking about the grain free diets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has issued a vague warning about dogs eating grain free diets, and for some dogs their odds increase of suffering dilated cardiomyopathy (a…

October 10 2017

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Gorillas in the Mist, a 1988 film starring Sigourney Weaver, was about the life of Dr. Dian Fossey. Today, 50 years after she began to study gorillas, her memory is being honored via continued conservation of her beloved great apes. Listen to this Steve Dale’s Other World WGNPlus podcast as I speak with Dr. Tara Stoinski, CEO/president and chief scientific…

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