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Communities and Counties Continue to Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

If you haven’t been keeping score, Buffalo Grove, IL (a large Chicago suburb) and Indian River County in Florida are among the most recent jurisdictions to unanimously ban sales of dogs and cats at local pet stores. In both cases, backers of the ordinances simply pointed out the truth: Dogs and cats sold at pet…

Woman Arrested After Tossing Puppies in a Dumpster

Does this act of outrageous animal cruelty say something about us? I mean who could possibly do this? Deborah Culwell, 54 who this past week allegedly threw a bag filled with puppies into a trash bin in Coachella, CA has been arrested. She faces up to seven counts of felony animal cruelty. The real hero…

It’s Up to You New York: Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats at Pet Stores

No responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store, and that is why so many communities have  banned sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes also rabbits) from pet stores. Several counties have done the same. Forgot about going into a pet store to purchase a dog or cat in California or in Maryland, that…

My New Puppy

Renown Pet Author, Steve Dale, Teams Up with Essentials PetCare to Release “My New Puppy” – a New Children’s Storybook about Responsible Pet Care As part of its continued commitment to pet owner education, Essentials PetCare has collaborated with renown pet author, Steve Dale, on a new children’s storybook aimed at teaching children about responsible…
Debbie Martin talks with Steve Dale about Fear Free

Superstar Technician/Nurse Debbie Martin on Fear Free

Debbie Martin is five stars. The nearly all perfect reviews are for veterinary nurse Debbie Martin and her husband veterinary behaviorist Dr. Ken Martin’s book “Puppy Start Right.” Overwhelming positive reviews is unprecedented, albeit appropriate for this book. Debbie is one of very few veterinary nurses (or technicians) board certified in behavior. I talk with…

Speaking About Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills

A chain pet store selling puppies was considering a move into the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills but rebuffed (clearly the Trustees and the Mayor/President Roger Byrne have done their homework on this topic), and changed their course following push back. At least for now. A wave of cities across American and Canada and the…
Kelly Gorman Dunbar talks abut training puppies

Dunbar Desires Positive Puppy Training

Kelly Gorman Dunbar, renowned trainer, talks with me about dog training philosophy. Increasingly, some trainers are supporting the practice of training your dog like a wolf. Gorman Dunbar wonders, what that even means. Secondly, most people have it wrong, as far as how wolf pups are trained anyway. Do you really need to dominate your…

Lemon Laws for Pet Store Sales: That’s NOT the Solution: Say NO to Naperville’s Proposal

Remember this: No responsible breeder EVER EVER EVER sells to a pet store. Some communities suggest, “Can’t we just have a ‘lemon law’ to protect consumers?” Well here are problems with an idea, and at one time it seemed like the lemon laws were a viable compromise. I was wrong. ‘Lemon laws’ only encourage pet…

North Shore Animal League America Global Pet Adoptathon

Kathy Lynn of North Shore Animal League America chats HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, my national radio show, about the 26th Global Pet Adoptathon happening throughout May around America. North Animal League America maintains they’ve rescued one million animals to date. We also talk about a recent puppy mill rescue, mostly adults used for…

Support Puppy Mill Project, Jeans & Jewels and Advocating for Puppy Mill Dogs

Jeans & Jewels in the big benefit, fun and informal but no less important for he Puppy Mill Project Chicago on Friday, May 11 at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro, Chicago (171 W. Randolph St). Admission HERE, $135. Dogs sold at pet stores and places like flea markets, are nearly always from puppy mills. In addition,…

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