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March 20 2017

Puppy Mill Support Bill Rant and Adopting Dogs From Overseas

If you missed Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to my WGN radio show. After alerting WGN Radio newscaster Dave Schwaney about what podcasts are, and offering info on my latest, I chat about pucks and pucks with legendary NHL broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrich. HEAR me rant about proposed Illinois bills that would prevent communities from limiting sales…

March 20 2017

Celebrating National Puppy Day

You can absolutely house train any puppy, according to dog trainer Yvonne Feeney. Listen here on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio to Yvonne offering her tips on house training 101 in celebration of VitaBone’s support National Puppy Day, March 23. Yvonne and I offer six easy steps on house training puppies: Take the puppy…

February 26 2017

Pet Lovers of Illinois Aren't So Pet Loving

Dogs can identify various types of cancers, including ovarian cancer. Listen HERE, as I talk with Dave Schwaney on WGN radio on the work at Penn Vet, as they are so close to identifying the chemicals dogs are targeting, and in doing so a blood test to diagnose ovarian cancer isn’t far off. More on…

February 25 2017

Adopt Rocky from Animal Care and Control

WGN radio pet adoption segment hits the air with a special dog Monday, February 27 at 9:40AM CST with Steve Cochran and myself (Steve and Steve). Rocky is special because he’s from Chicago Animal Care & Control. Rocky, while loving to people, doesn’t always love other dogs. Again, he’s special. Rocky’s still a young guy…

February 12 2017

Steve Dale's Answers Your Questions On-Air

On this week’s WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen in as I take your telephone calls and texts. First, I talk with newsman Dave Schwaney about the honor I received in New York City being named Pet Journalist of the Year at the New York City Pet Fashion Show. You can watch my acceptance.  But there…

February 12 2017

Pet Snakes, Lizards, Birds, Rats: All Unlikely Companions

Dr. Laurie Hess, author of “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (Or, What Friends Feathered, Furred and Scaled Have Taught Me About Life and Love)” and Deb Krohn, AKC “the frog lady” from the Chicago Herpetological Society talk with me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio about loving pet birds,…

January 30 2017

1Pet 1Vet: Saving Veterans

FACT: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome (and also brain injury) is the most common disability of returning U.S. veterans. FACT: Having a service dogs  makes a difference for most, reducing their rate of suicide, reducing the rate of depression, reducing the dosage of pharmaceutical prescriptions needed and sometimes eliminating the need for any drugs, veterans…

January 28 2017

Steve and Steve Dog Adoption Kicks off

Anti Cruelty Society stars in the next WGN Radio dog adoption segment, January 30 (Monday), 935 AM CDT with Steve Cochran. David Dinger of Anti Cruelty joins myself with Mr. Cochran. In 2016, 12 dog adoption segments  and 12 dogs adopted. Hopefully, we’ll keep our streak alive. Edna, the dog originally scheduled to be adopted,…

January 25 2017

Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on WGN

People all over the country have now called me “noted pet expert,” only because that is what Bill Leff and  Wendy Snyder call me. I always have fun on the radio, but never as much as I do with these two, who I have known for a very long time.  LISTEN IN HERE.  We talk…

January 24 2017

Dr. Lester Fisher: Lincoln Park Zoo Icon

No unicorns perhaps but Dr. Lester Fisher, director of the Lincoln Park Zoo for decades, has treated and worked with every other kind of animal. Listen HERE to my conversation with this Chicago legend. It all began after former “Zoo Parade” and later “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Host” Marlin Perkins departed the zoo in…

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