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Blogs Celebrating Petfinder's Anniversary, Pet Adoption

A litter of puppies dumped at in a box at Chicago Animal Care and Control. Happily this doesn’t happen often… Ethel and I met for the first time, and I didn’t need to be sold. Knowing that at the time my wife Robin and I were seeking a dog, we received a call around the… Takes Over the Internet Tuesday, Takes Over the World Next Month

If it wasn’t for a traffic jam, might not exist.   Betsy Saul Betsy Saul and her ex-husband, Jared, were stuck in traffic and started bantering about the Internet — a new phenomenon back in 1995. They agreed that amazing things would happen if people could do online searches by zip code and if…

It's Where Veterinary Professionals Come to Learn

While at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, I visited the Oquendo Center, and thought I’d tell you about it – and even show you. Learn more and see more links at my national radio show website.  

Parrot Sings Magic Flute

Parrot in Italy sings Magic Flute by Mozart, 

Pets With Training Wheels, For First Time Pet Owners

Thinking about a pet for the New Year? Rookie pet owners — whether it’s a first-time pet for a child, or an adult who hasn’t had a pet in years — sometimes make the wrong choice. So, for a USA Weekend story, I consulted some pet experts. With the myriad of pet possibilities, there was…

The 5 Podcasts Of Christmas: Karen Pryor Queen Of the Clicker

All week long, I look back at some of my favorite WLS-AM Podcasts in 2010. Karen Pryor with me and one of our cats Steve Dale Petcast with Karen Pryor: Listen Here Imagine spending an entire hour with Karen Pryor. Her 2010 release, “Reaching the Animal Mind” is now considered a classic, as was her…

Bohemian Zoo

Went on a brief Caribbean Cruise, and for our fourth time – stopped in Nassau. And each time, we checked out out the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center. Join us on our zoo visit:

Best Animal Behavior Website Gets Better with Expert Overview

I am proud to say I’m a part of this story. When legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. R. K. Anderson told me, “I’m the same age as Betty White, you know…and I want to assure a positive future for ABRIonline,org (Animal Behavior Resources Institute).” I’m on the Board of Director at the American Humane Association, which…

Pet Insurance is a Wise Investment

Seems everyone is talking about pet insurance. A piece in the Chicago Tribune notes pet insurance is gaining in popularity – true….but still, around 90 percent of pet owners don’t have insurance, and most of those pet owners don’t even know pet insurance exists. There remain many misconceptions about pet insurance. – Some people actually…

Parrot Beaks World's Record

Speed parrot training. A Senegal parrot performs 20 tricks in 2 minutes. Pretty cool, I think.

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