Articles: WGN Radio

Help the Puppy Mill Project to Help to Save Puppy Mill Dogs

Puppy Mill Project is the topic of the show with Renata Block, listen HERE as she explains there are at least 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S., and over two million puppies are bred in this horrid places annually. We talk about the mission of the Puppy Mill Project, and how pet stores that sell…

Adopt A Dog, Bark in the Park

Ginger sweet senior is a ready-made pet, and she deserves a loving home even if she is 9-years old.  Tuesday (April 25) 9:35AM CDT on WGN Radio, Steve Cochran and myself will attempt to find Ginger a home from Anti Cruelty. Listen at 720AM or HERE. She loves to hangout and snuggle. She likes a…

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training on WGN Radio

I didn’t have to coax dog trainer (certified by many groups including Karen Pryor Academy), and certified animal behavior consultant Laura Monaco Torelli into saying you NEVER need to use a shock collar on a dog. Listen HERE to my discussion with Laura on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio on positive reinforcement dog training.…

Better Plan For Feral Cats, What Is It?

TNR (trap neuter return) of feral cats may not be a perfect system, but it works. If there’s a better plan, let’s see it! John Kass, Chicago Tribune columnist, has been assailing outdoor cats, calling them “familiars of satan” (I’m not certain what that means, but it doesn’t sound kind) and suggesting they kill billions…

Horses Help Autistic Child; New Game Changer for Kidney Disease in Pets

“A Long Ride Home: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child’s Life,” author Rupert Isaacson tells me on WGN Radio  Steve Dale’s Pet World how exposing Rowan – his young autistic son – to the world, and traditional healing ways really has made a difference. Most of all what’s mattered has been his son’s love of…

Pet Partners on WGN Radio

Pet Partners Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams talks about the power of the human/animal bond on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio – give a LISTEN. Pet Partners is the leading organization in America that supports, certifies and registers people  for animal assisted activities. In all there are over 14,000 volunteers with over 1…

Steve Dale's Pet World, WGN Radio

I explain that the canine influenza virus (H3N2) on is again now a problem in the Chicago area, and particularly the Northwest suburbs. Listen HERE as I offer details from my WGN Radio Show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. The only real prevention is the new vaccine. In truth, the virus is also appearing in any states…

Chicago Animal Care & Control Honors Steve Dale, Please Help

It’s one of the biggest nights for me when the Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC) honors me at their biggest fundraise of the year, called Big Night, October 8. I’ve attended most of the Big Nights, and emceed a few times….but this attention is humbling. But most important this year because of…

Does Grain-Free Dog Food Matter?

Dr. Ruth MacPete reveals pet food mysteries, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen here as, for example, she explains whether or not ‘Grain-Free’ matters and what the term grain-free even means. We discuss how to even search for a pet that is right for your pet. Dr. MacPete says look for quality ingredients,…

Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on What Dogs Can Do

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder and myself talk about amazing things dogs can do on WGN Radio, Listen HERE. From a dog named Chaser who can identify hundreds of toys, to dogs that can identify cancers. We spoke about the Ron Santo Diabetic Alert Foundation, and how Ron Santo once called in on my show…

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