Articles: Pit Bulls

November 7 2019

Tickle Your Funny Bone for Friends of Chicago Animal Control

On November 7, iO improvisational actors will perform to Tickle Your Funny Bone to support Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. at iO 1501 N. Kingsbury Street, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aside from their usual entertaining show, adoptable dogs will be there too, including Diamond who we tried to adopt on WGN radio. Diamond is…

January 11 2019

Forever 21 Removes Hoodie of Pit Bull-Type Dog in Chains

It took several days but Forever 21 did finally remove the hoodie with an image of a pit bull-type dog in chains and a padlock from their website. Some said Forever 21 issued an apology, but that apology is pretty hidden away, or perhaps was  only sent to some who complained via their social sites.…

January 8 2019

Hoodie with Pit Bull-Type Dog Image Remains Available. What Apology?

I was scolded, “Stop picking on Forever 21, they apologized.” Aside from not finding their apology and not receiving an email to that affect, FAR more important the hoodie with a pit bull looking dog wearing chains and a padlock remains listed on their website as available for purchase. So, even if  there was an…

January 7 2019

Pit Bull in Chains on Forever 21 Hoodie

A cool hoodie? Not so much. A pit bull looking dog wearing chains. That’s awful enough. But also a padlock? Why is Forever 21 perpetuating myths by even accepting such a product for sale? I appreciate and respect the brand Forever 21. And it’s not likely that upper chain of command (play on words intended)…

December 28 2018

City of Dogs with Ken Foster

What City do you think is the city of dogs? It’s not in small town America. In fact, it’s New York City, says Ken Foster who wrote the book, “City of Dogs, New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods and the People.” I speak with Ken on my national radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show.  Ken writes…
Pet expert Steve Dale on WGN radio with Shorty Ross on pit bulls

October 9 2018

Steve Dale and the Pit Boss on WGN Radio

Shorty Rossi, star of Pit Boss on Animal Planet is bringing his Freedom Tour to the Chicago area. I speak HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, with Shorty and Greg Alonzo of Speakeasy Customs & Classics about the event to benefit Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP).  Shorty and I talk about the…
Fiona is not allowed on Delta airlines because she looks like a pit bull

October 9 2018

Delta Airlines Bans Dogs Called Pit Bulls

Delta Airlines has banned any dog they deem is a pit bull on a plane, even a legitimate pit bull service or assistance dog. The Animal Farm Foundation suggested I speak with Fiona Gilbert on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, about her service dog who happens to look like dogs we call pit…

August 9 2018

Pit Bulls on Planes to Pets In Divorce to Power of a Dog’s Nose with Karen Conti on WGN Radio

I can talk to the animals – but wish I could listen better. Our pets are always talking to us in some ways, but we’re not always aware that they are. I appeared with WGN Radio legal analyst Karen Conti on her show HERE. Karen asked me about the pit bull attack in the new…

July 1 2018

Chicago Alderman Sposato Comments on the Firing of CACC Executive Director Susan Russell

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual fired Susan Russell, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)  after just over two years on the job. While the Mayor has the right to fire any city department head without consulting with anyone, none of the 50 aldermen had any idea until they read about it online (likely my…

June 25 2018

Delta Airlines Bans Pit Bulls as Support or Service Animals

When I first learned that Delta airlines is banning any dog identified as a pit bull, I truly thought this is “fake news.” It is that outrageous. However, it’s true, according to Delta’s own website.  Delta, which led the industry in March by updating its service and support animal policy, says it will further enhance its…

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