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September 11 2016

Hero Dogs of September 11

Like most people, I’ll never forget where I was on September 11, 2001.  I was at home watching “The Today Show.” When I realized America had been attacked, my first thought was for my wife. I must have dialed Robin 500 times in two minutes. At that time, she was working in a high rise…

September 10 2016

Ovarian Cancer Canine Friends 5K Walk Fun Run

 Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA) invites cause supporters and their canine friends to walk together on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles, IL to raise money for a notable awareness campaign partnered with veterinarians. OCSA’s late co-founder, Susan Roman, believed her dog alerted her to the cancer which eventually…

September 4 2016

Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

Vicki Santo of the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation is beloved in Chicago, not only for Ron’s memory but for changing human lives. Listen HERE to our conversation about what these amazing dogs do, and how the impact lives. We describe how even dogs paired with children make a difference for the entire…

August 30 2016

Veterinarian with Lyme talks with Steve Dale

Stop Lyme is a national campaign that I began in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Global Lyme Alliance. Listen HERE to Dr. Grace Bransford on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN. Dr. Bransford has Lyme disease, and talks about how the human medical community was kind of cynical, at first, about diagnosing.…

August 29 2016

Cochran and Dale Adopt Puppy Mill Dog on WGN Radio

Tori is a puppy that that is like no other – so far adopted with Steve Cochran on WGN Radio. She is a sure-fire puppy mill rescue. Tori was rescued just weeks ago from horrific conditions in Mississippi from Animal Rescue Corps. Emily Klehm, CEO at South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights says, “Tori…

August 23 2016

Peanut the Aging Gibbon, and Taking Cats to Vets on WGN

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, listen HERE as I chat pets with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder at WGN radio.  We discuss Peanut, Bill’s long lived gibbon.  And how with his AARP card, an older ape gets bananas at half price. More important, when we were on air – it was Take Your…

August 22 2016

IO Starmaker Charna Halpern

Charna Halpern of IO (once Improv Olympics) is the Starmaker of Chicago….Listen to Steve Dale’s Other World HERE.   If Charna touches you, and may become a star. So, stand outside IO, and hope Charna touches you, as she has Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Meyers, Seth Meyers, Adam McKay, Jason Sudeikis, Cecily Strong (who worked…

August 21 2016

A Pet Potpourri on Steve Dale's Pet World

Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN began with newsman, Scwhanee, who I had no idea is celebrating his birthday and 60th year in broadcasting. Listen HERE to the show. I talk about how in Chicago a times, dogs take were taken from people as they’re walking their dogs, at least an attempt was made. I do…

August 13 2016

Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption on WGN Radio

Come to the Garden Party to reminisce with your old friends, perhaps you’ll find Ricky Nelson or a pet to adopt from Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption. The party is August 28 noon to 6 p.m. at the shelter, 3124 W. Irving Park Rd. There will be food, wine and soft drinks….no gardening skills required.…

August 1 2016

Pet Care Starts with Vet Care on WGN, Dog in Hot Car

Pet Care Starts with Vet Care is the topic with Dr. Vicky Carmella, director of Veterinary Care at Blue Buffalo pet food on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio.  Listen HERE. There are at least components to preventive veterinary care. Routine physical exam may reveal a problem. Diagnostic testing, for heartworm, tick diseases and so…

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