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Bring Luna the Coyote Home; Domestic Violence and Pets on WGN Radio

For those who haven’t followed the story of Tomi Trancheta and her four coyotes, Tomi offers an update on the lone surviving coyote, named Luna, on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show. Listen HERE as Tomi and I first explain that he animals, which she had proper licensing and rescued from a very…

Rabies Still Exists

It’s unbelievable but some people are refusing to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies, as a part of the anti-vaxxer movement. Not only is vaccinating to support rabies protection the law in all 50 states, rabies still exists. World Rabies Day makes a point to support vaccination. The theme for World Rabies Day 2019…

TV Dog Trainers Aren’t Necessarily Terrific Dog Trainers

Veterinary Behaviorist Karen van Haaften, senior manager of behavior British Columbia SPCA talks positive reinforcement on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. All TV shows with dog trainers are not the same. TV is powerful, but sometimes those on TV do not absolutely represent humane training. That’s just the truth.  This isn’t only…

Coyotes to Surprising Pet Treats with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

I am a #notedpetexpert because of Bill Leff of WGN Radio saying that is what I am. And here’s a link to my most recent appearance on WGN Radio with Bill and Wendy Snyder. Spoke with Bill and Wendy about the Luna coyote update. I tell Tomi Tranhita’s story of how her coyotes were unnecessarily…

Senior Military Working Dogs Available for Adoption

Senior military working dogs can be adopted. And what a great way to demonstrate your patriotism as well as to save these dogs, all of them have served with honor. To be clear, according to the U.S, military, around 90 percent of the military working dogs are adopted to heir handlers following their combined service…

Surprise: 18 Foods Your Dogs and Cats Might Love

Certainly, dogs and cats have their own individual taste preferences just as we do. Some of our foods you may never guess pets crave. Who knew, for example, that many cats have a thing for olives or that dogs, and not necessarily Australian Cattle Dogs, love Vegemite, an Australian food spread made from leftover brewers’…

Canine Companions For Independence Benefit

HAUTE DOG | CHICAGO will be returning to The Peninsula for a 4th year. As one of Chicago’s premiere events, this furry twist on a high-end fashion show not only features some of Chicago’s finest people modeling the latest trends, but some of Chicago’s most couture canines as well. On Thursday, September 19 that catwalk…

WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World

HEAR my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN.  I comment on the WGN Walk of Fame, and the inductees: How my first newscaster when I was on WGN Saturday night was Andrea Darlas, just how insightful “King John” Williams is as an interviewer and WGN’s Marlene Wells, who works behind-the-scenes. I tell the…

Chris Walkowicz: Legendary Dog Writer, Breeder and Judge Passes Away

“Why wouldn’t you sit in he first row?” said dog book writer, and Bearded Collie breeder Chris Walkowicz. “That way everyone in back of you can see the dog show.” Chris was kidding me about my vertical impairment. She was a statuesque 6-feet tall, and I am about 5-feet and 7 inches (on a good…

Puppy Mill Awareness Day Puppy Mill Project March on Michigan Avenue

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is September 15, and not so coincidentally the same day at the annual Puppy Mill Project march on Michigan Avenue, noon to 2 p.m. The march kicks off at Michigan Avenue Plaza, 420 N. Michigan Avenue. Of course, dogs who enjoy taking a walk with other dogs are welcome. The march is…

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