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October 17 2010

If You're A Hound, You've Gotta Love Found

Found Chicago rescues, rehabilitates and re homes previously homeless dogs. You might not have heard about Found Chicago, because the shelter is fairly new on the scene. Tax is a 10-month old Pit Bull, Boston Terrier mix who demands play time, and fun – available at Found Chicago The Chicago Tribune’s Bill Mullen wrote a…

October 10 2010

Turtle Agility

You don’t see this on Animal Planet, it’s Turtle Agility! Slow and steady…..

October 6 2010

Dr. Sheldon Rubin, Myth Bebunker

True or Not True? Ask Dr. Rubin. In this story for Dr. Sheldon Rubin debunks five pet health tips. Here are the myths with necessitate his official bebunking wand: *Table scraps are good for dogs. *Cats need milk. *A warm nose means your dog is sick. *Cats always land on their feet. *It’s ok…

October 4 2010

Night Drop Off Boxes Close at Humane Society Elkhart County

Humane Society of Elkhart County (Indiana) are closing their overnight drop off boxes, according to a Chicago Tribune online news story. Officials say they have found mistreated animals in the shelter’s nine night deposit boxes, along with family pets who were left after hours so their owners avoid paying the $20 intake fee. Some animals…

October 3 2010

Governor Quinn Celebrates Adopt-A-Dog Month

October is Adopt-A-Dog month, and Illlionis Governor Pat Quinn kicked off this American Humane Association national initiative in Chicago, at the Anti-Cruelty Society. Animal lovers came by, and so did the media, and our adopted dog, Ethel. Here are some images:

October 1 2010

St. Francis Day Pet Blessings

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (9393 Hinman) in Evanston, will host its Sixth Annual St. Francis Day Blessing of Animals Sunday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. In keeping with traditions associated with the life of St. Francis and his love for all God’s creatures. Robin and I attending this St. Francis Day event twice…

September 29 2010

Wild Adoption Event at the Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is partnering with PETCO to host an adoption event on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be as expansive as the plains of Africa and as hot as the Asian rain forests; there will be 23 animal rescue groups from Illinois and Wisconsin,…

September 29 2010

A Dog's Nose Can Sniff Out Prostate Cancer

Dogs never cease to amaze me concerning what they can do. According to a printed report from Web MD, dogs may be able to detect prostate cancer by sniffing out the smell of chemicals released into urine by prostate tumors. In early tests, the approach produced fewer false positives than would be expected with the…

September 29 2010

WLS On Demand Petcast: Pat Miller on Do Over Dogs, Dog Flu and What's Up with Ferrets

On my 890-AM WLS On Demand Steve Dale’s Pet World – Listen to this line-up, for Free by clicking here One of the great communicators of dog training and training methods, Pat Miller, talks about her most recent book “Do Over Dogs: Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life.” It’s flu…

September 28 2010

World Rabies Day – Celebrate With a Shot

So, there you are watching a scary old black-and-white movie on the late, late show. Here’s the scene: It’s a full moon, but even on a moonlit night, the fog makes it difficult to see. A woman is walking down the street, alone. In the background, a wolf howls. Just then, a dashing guy appears,…

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