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Chicago Dog Friendly Areas and Dog Beaches, Steve Dale's Pet World, WLS

Way back when I helped created dog parks (referred to in Chicago as Dog Friendly Areas). And still, I’m the first to say – be careful! Dog parks can be great – but they’re not for all dogs under all circumstances. at the dog beach just north of Montrose Avenue Beach And what can you…

Edangered Species: U.S. Farmers

In a presumably well-meaning attempt to improve the quality of life for U.S. farm animals, legislative restrictions were passed in California (called the Farm Animal Cruelty Act, known as Proposition 2), and similar restrictions are now being suggested for Ohio and soon other states. This isn’t normally an area of focus for my shows, but…

She Loves Animals, We Love Her – Betty White

How did this happen? For the first time ever Sandra Bullock, Elton John and Slash are lending their names to the Los Angeles Zoo Beastly Ball. How could these A-listers be swayed? Why the arm twister was  the hottest in commodity in Hollywood these days, Betty White. She’s been involved with the Los Angeles Zoo…

Natural Balance Recall

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food has just been voluntarily recalled, 5 lb and 28 lb. packages manufactured December 17, 2009 with a “best by” date of June 17, 20011. A random sampling tested positive for Salmonella. Mysterious to me, the FDA pet food recall site has no listing of this (though…

To Pee or Not to Pee, That is the Question

To Pee or Not to Pee is the topic of the  32nd Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, June 24 at 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Attendees will receive continuing education credits –  veterinarians, veterinary technicians, cat breeders and also members of the public can attend the Winn Symposium. Everyone is welcome –…

Dining with Dogs, And Taking Off the Pounds: Steve Dale's Pet World on WLS

There are now many dog friendly restaurants in Chicago – places that welcome canine clientele. One of those restaurants has been in the news a lot lately….it so happens that Bobby Hull watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup at Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier. Bobby Hull, just after watching the Hawks clinch the Cup…

Outdoor Patios for Cats, Catios

While I feel strongly against allowing cats to freely roam neighborhoods, encouraging cats to walk on a leash and harness or creating protective outdoor environments can be terrific. Cats can also ‘go for walks’ in super luxury kitty strollers. For many (not all) cats – such experiences are wonderfully enriching, and safe! The New York…

CATegorical Care: Free Cat Health and Welfare Guidebook

Hot off the press – created to support Adopt-A-Cat month from American Humane and the CATalyst Council: CATegorical Care: An Owner’s guide to America’s #1 Companion. This is a FREE guide (click above link to download) with the latest information on cat health and welfare meant for both novice and experienced cat owners. Here are…

Tree House Humane Society Very Important Cat Reception

The Tree House Humane Society VIC (VERY IMPORTANT CAT) reception, held at the Ashland Avenue shelter on June 12. Lots of donors who care deeply about cats came. Click through the gallery – and you’ll read about four important announcements for Tree House. 

Bone Vivant Brunch for Dr. Rubin

Lake Shore Animal Shelter, Chicago’s oldest no-kill shelter, honored Dr. Sheldon Rubin for 41 years of service to the community on June 13 at the Swissotel. The hotel was terrific to all who attended, whether they had two legs or four. If you missed out, here are some highlights. 

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