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July 14 2020

Help Support Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits at Chicago Pet Stores

IF YOU ARE A CHICAGO RESIDENT, PLEASE CONTRACT YOUR ALDERMAN HERE  And offer your support of the Ordinance 2020-2087 which will close the loophole to once and for all prevent dogs, cats, rabbits to be sold at pet stores. You can simply foreword this post with this letter signed by so many humane organizations to…

July 7 2020

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. According to Reform for…

June 29 2020

Hundreds of French Bulldogs Imported from Puppy Mill; Dozens Die

Puppy mills are found world wide. In the U.S. the outlet for the mills are dogs sold at pet stores and dogs (and sometimes, though rarely, even cats) sold online. Dogs are sometimes shipped en masse from Asia or Europe to the U.S. and Canada. Crammed together that’s how disease is so easily transmitted. There’s…

June 15 2020

We’re Getting a Puppy: What Will Our Three Dogs Think?

Q: We have a new puppy coming to the house on Wednesday. we have three older dogs that are here and we don’t know how to introduce the puppy to the three dogs. Should we have the puppy in a crate outside and have the three dogs discover the puppy or do we just bring…

June 9 2020

Who Rescued Who

So you rescue a dog, but it turns out that the dog has rescued you. Sound familiar? Dog trainer Victoria Schade has authored a novel all about that scenario, Who Rescued Who. It’s about a character who connects with the world via social media, and who isn’t really a “dog person.” And it all grew…

June 2 2020

Mouthy Puppy: I Feel Like We Need to be More Firm

Q: “Cassius ‘Cash,’ is a good little boy. Sleeping through the night already and pretty well crate- trained. Potty training isn’t bad for 10-weeks old. We do need to work on our Australian Labradoodle’s nipping. Not too bad but definitely nips and at the children. We were told to just put a toy in his…

April 30 2020

Cities Banning Sales of Dogs and Cats (and Rabbits) at Pet Stores, Even During Pandemic

While everything has been going on regarding COVID-19, several communities around the country have without fanfare  banned the sales of dogs/cats sold at pet stores. Here are eight communities that from the start of the pandemic also banned these pet store sales. Council members in Olympia, WA voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to ban…

April 27 2020

When to See Your Vet; Josh Feeney is a Dad to Rescued Six Puppies

Listen HERE to Dr. Natalie Marks on my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN, as she explains when to see the veterinarian or not. After all, you don’t want to go out if you don’t need to but you also want to insure the health of your pets. Dr. Marks notes that annual…

March 26 2020

Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores Banned in 350 Cities

Slipping just past 350, the number of cities banning sales of dogs and cats at pet stores.  And, overall across the nation adoptions and fosters for dogs and cats from shelters and rescues are way up. As you wander around town, if pet stores are open – and if they still sell dogs and cats…

February 5 2020

Naperville, IL Does It! Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

It’s happening all over the country, and now Naperville, IL has now banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores because of where these animals are sourced, as NO responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store. The subject has been brought up previously, dating back to 2014; the final vote was narrow,…

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