Articles: pet adoption

Animal Control Director with Steve Dale WGN, and Brilliant Dr. Dunbar

Steve Dale’s Pet World features the first radio interview with Sandra Alfred, executive director of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control at 1:05 p.m. CDT. There’s tons to talk about, as Sandra took over – frankly a mess – and now has CACC moving in the right direction.  Alfred is also the current President of  the…

Gwen Cooper Loves Saves the Day, Saves Cats

Love Saves the Day, how can anyone argue with that? Well, perhaps a cynical New Yorker, like the kind Gwen Cooper writes about her latest book, a novel which takes place in the Big Apple circa the disco era. The book’s title has several meanings, including a reference to a New York City East Village vintage…

Music Soothes Puppies

“A Sound Beginning” is the way which it always start off for a puppy. But how do you do that? This afternoon on Steve Dale’s Pet World, 1 pm.. CDT on WGN Radio, 720 AM (on June 1) – the answers are offered by co-authors, dog trainer Julie Dorsey-Oskerka and musician Lesley-Spencer….Musician because they both…

BlogPaws 2013: Pets and Social Media

BlogPaws is a conference of pet bloggers and writers, and was held May 16-18, Tysons Corner, VA. Over 600 attendees seeking to learn more about how to use media to help pets set a BlogPaws attendance record. Some of the most well known folks from the pet industry turned out for this event. I was…

Garage Sale for Animals on Cinco de Mayo

It’s a mega-garage sale to help the animals! And at the same time a Cinco de Mayo celebration, raising dollars for a shopping list of rescue organizations. There will be refreshments (including MARGARITAS! – now that’s my kind of refreshment). And admission is only $5 for this family friendly event, hosted by Alicia Obando of…

Keeping LOVE Alive, Dr. Debra Horwitz Hits Bark in the Park

Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about pet behavior, and also the Ceva Animal Health Keep LOVE Alive Tour. Listen HERE, as Dr. Horwitz points out behavior is about keeping pets alive since so many many many animal are euthanized because of behavior problems. There is help out there,…

Steve Dale's Pet Radio Show Returns

I am back on WGN Radio with my own show. Listen here as I made the official announcement with Bill Leff. I never really left WGN, at least not for very long. A few years ago, the station made some changes, that’s no secret. I was one of them….I went to another radio station down the street…

Finding Your Match at Animal Care & Control

Chicago Animal Care & Control held a Valentine’s Day party, “Meet Your Match,”  on February 9.  Many pets found new and wonderful homes. Here a few highlights of the day that was filled with fun events.

'Dog Eat Dog,' Funny Pet Adoption Short Dog Adoption Movie

If you’ve ever fallen in love with a shelter pet, and adopted – you will laugh out loud.  

Pet Rescue, Chicago Veterinary Emergency Wins, Dramatic Howliday Reading w/Bill Moller

LISTEN HERE to two Dales for the price of one, Dale Nelson and me….with Bill Moller on WGN Radio, having a festive time. As a result of having surgery with a Bill Moller fan, Dale Nelson appears in this pet segment. She talks about her work with rescue and foster. More foster families are needed,…

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