Articles: Cat Cafe

Catnip Times Meow Meet Up: Hope To See You There

Attention cat lovers! Get ready for some feline fun  for the first-ever Meow MeetUp Chicago, sponsored by The Catnip Times. It promises to be the largest cat conference in the Midwest. Tickets for the July 21-22 event can be purchased at:  Presentations by feline experts from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners,…

Windy Kitty on 190 North

The Windy Kitty Cat Cafe is everything a cat cafe should be. And I’m proud to say I’ve been a supporter from early on of Jenny Tiner’s efforts. On WGN Radio, hear on Steve Dale’s Pet World why she launched a cat cafe’ in Chicago, and that partnering with Friends of Chicago Animal Care &…

Windy Kitty Opens: Kitty Crazies Get Ready!

Windy Kitty Cat Café is opening, and that is the topic on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Listen HERE as café owner, Jenny Tiner, talks about the opening of this cozy and comfy new hangout for cats and cat lovers. Best of all, cats will be adopted out from Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC).…

Windy Kitty Cat Café Set to Open

The Windy Kitty Cat Café and Lounge opens in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, 1746 W. North Avenue, on Monday, December 18. Chicago has been woefully slow to add a cat café for many reasons–from promises broken (by a Chicago animal shelter that promised a “proper” cat café) to odd city rules (unique to Chicago). No matter,…

Vandalized Windy Kitty

Windy Kitty Cat Cafe should finally be open for business by the end of the month, thanks in part to the support of many readers of this blog who contributed to the effort. Jenny Tiner, who began the effort, told me early on, “It’s just my dream.” Dreams can come true, but, like cats, her…

Windy Kitty Purrs In Bucktown: Up To Us To Support

Cat cafe’ in Chicago? There are about 80 of them around the country – but only one in Chicago, the recently opened Catcade, which combines gaming and cat adoption. The Windy Kitty Cat Café and Lounge, a more traditional cat café, launched privately by Jenny Tiner (a former volunteer at a cat shelter that promised…

Raising Money at Wrigley Field for Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Vicki Santo talks HERE on my WGN Radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World about a big event happening at Wrigley Field with legendary pitcher Ferguson Jenkins—and Vicki, too—signing classic Cubs memorabilia to support the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation August 31 to September 3. On September 2, Jasmine Willis, a dog recipient, will throw…

Windy Kitty Cat Café to Hold a Sneak Preview Fundraising Event

I’ve always loved the idea of a cat café in Chicago, and I had high hopes for one at a cat shelter when I was on their board of directors a few years back. While other cities across the country have jumped on the international phenomenon of cat cafés, Chicago has lagged woefully behind. By…

Windy Kitty Cat Café & Lounge News: Come Join Us!

I talk about how pets are affected by the solar eclipse, and also the effects on wildlife, on my WGN Radio Show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, with newsman Dometi Pongo to start the show. Listen HERE. Most of all, check out my conversation about the Windy Kitty Cat Cafe & Lounge with Chris Poole, and Instagram and…

AVMA on Preventive Care for Pets, Double-Defense Against Heartworm on WGN

It is truly an honor to talk with the CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Janet Donlin, about preventive care for pets on WGN Radio. Listen HERE as Dr. Donlin talks about catching illness earlier. And, today there are more tools to do that, like an inexpensive blood test called SDMA, which identifies…

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