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Articles: Steve Dale

December 8 2011

Remembring Ricky the Cat's Visit with Steve King and Johnnie Putman on WGN Radio

Maybe 20, maybe 30 times over the years Ive been a guest on WGN  radio with Steve King and Johnnie Putman. Yet, they never interviewed me, they talked with me – it was an easy conversation, like in the backyard over the fence with a neighbor. Of all those appearances, my favorite was with a…

December 3 2011

Raising My Furry Children, Tracy Ahrens

I had the honor of writing a guest story for this book, “Raising My Furry Children” by Tracy Ahrens. It’s a fun read, and definitely you will feel the bond that Tracy’s had with her pets…See, you’re not alone. (A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Humane Association, and American Brittany Rescue). Listen to…

December 2 2011

WGN Radio Steve Dale Petcast: Wild Benefit at Wild Wings Raising Money for Pets in Need; Miss Meowsky Gift Giving Tips; Sandy Robins Spells C-A-T

A HAPPY HOWLIDAY PETCAST! Click HERE to load (may take a moment or two) Ann Marie Schrage Glaviano of Pets ‘n Patients and Mary Anne Minnick of All Pets Wellness Foundation have teamed up to help one another, and help people with pets who are in need. Pets ‘n Patients is an organization which provides…

November 25 2011

Steve Dale's 'Good Dog' and 'Good Cat' Ebooks

Here’s the official announcement: After 17 years of writing a twice weekly pet column for Tribune Media Services; so TMS and I have decided to compile some of the best of my Q & A columns into two Ebooks, “Good Dog” and “Good Cat.” Each book will be available before Christmas – with “Good Dog”…

November 21 2011

Real Pet Lovers Don't Purchase Pets at the Pet Store

I am a pet advocate – therefore I generally support pet stores. Of course, they’re great places to purchase toys, treats, food – even winter garments and stylish holiday sweaters. However, pet stores are not such a great place to purchase puppies or kittens.. . arguably the last place you want to get a puppy…

November 2 2011

Your Pets on Holiday Cards; Don't Stop the Heartworm or Flea Products, yet; Raising Furry Children

How would like photos of your pets on a holiday greeting card? LISTEN HERE TO THIS WGN RADIO PETCAST It’s a terrific and fun idea, and it’s free! Lisa Cohen of the Holiday Card Center explains. Though there is no fee to upload the photo(s) and you hope your pets are chosen – and if…

October 28 2011

Adopt A Pet Day, for Anti Cruelty Society with Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's Critters

Judy Baar Topinka’s Comptroller’s Critters hosted an Adopt A Pet Day event with dogs and cats from the Anti Cruelty Society, Friday, October 28 at the James R. Thompson Plaza, State of Illinois Center.

September 19 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Two Heroes Rescue Dogs, Judy Baar Topinka's Comptroller's Critters

Listen to this WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World Petcast with two unsung heroes and a hero who sings and dances, that’s our Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. LISTEN HERE (may take a few moments to load). Superheroes fly! Peter Tobin and Karen Johnson talk about Pilots and Paws – they fly all over to…

September 9 2011

September 11 Brought Us Together….What Happened?

By Steve Dale What do our pets really know? Of course, I remember exactly what I was doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I happened to be watching the Today Show when the first tower of the World Trade Center was hit. Soon, it became apparent that America was under attack. My wife, Robin, who then…

August 24 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Foster 2 Home, Pet Adoptions, Dog Saving Network, and Taking Pet's Photos

This Petcast features variety, a new Foster organization to a benefit canine talent show to a new column at to taking photos of your pets to learning more about flea and tick products. Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World PETCAST.   (may take a few moments to load) Fosters and rescues…

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Steve Dale is a certified animal behavior specialist who has been a trusted voice in the world of pet health for over 20 years. You have likely heard him on the radio, read him in print and online, and seen him speaking at events all over the world. His contributions to advancing pet wellness have earned him many an award and recognition around the globe.

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