Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Stella & Chewy's Recall

ATTN: pet food recall alert! If you are feeding your pet anything by the brand Stella & Chewy's, click on this link to check out what exact products are being recalled.

Stella & Chewy's Recall

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Every U.S. Military Dog Will be Brought Home, Thanks to New Law

It's about time a law like this was passed! I'm so glad that our four legged veterans who return home are finally getting the chance to live out the rest of their lives comfortably. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dogs who end up in shelters come from all sorts of situations, but Mickey is special. Mickey's esophagus doesn't contract so that he can get food and water down, making it very difficult for him to eat and keeping him at a dangerously low weight. To learn more about Mickey, click on the link below.

Dog Can't Find a Home ...Because of How he Eats

Saturday, December 5, 2015

This year I am starting a pet supply collection for the Naperville Animal Humane Society. Please take the time to share this flyer and spread some holiday cheer to animals who will not have a loving family of their own this holiday season.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

What is it with people thinking that it is an good idea to tape their dog's mouth shut? This is the second act of this kind of abuse that has gone viral in the past few months and it needs to stop now.

Woman Who Posted Photo of Dog With Mouth Taped Shut Located and Charged in NC

Monday, November 30, 2015

You may remember hearing a story about a dog and his bucket a couple months ago? If not, a dog named Slim was photographed in a shelter carrying around a metal bucket, one of the few toys he hadn't ruined while in his kennel. After his photo went viral, he was taken to a rescue facility and then taken in by a foster family.

After some training and much needed love from his foster family, Slim is finally ready to be adopted! If you are interested in adding Slim to you home, you can go to http://forgetmenotanimalrescue.weebly.com/adopt-or-foster.html. Just make sure you have room for the bucket, too. You can read the full article below.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

As the countdown to a Thanksgiving food coma comes closer, keep in mind that although we want our pets to be part of the feast, there is a lot of food that is not healthy for them. Take a look at this article to see what you can pile on your pet's plate tomorrow!

5 Foods Your Dog Can Safely Indulge in This Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

All too often, dogs like Alice are left to fend for themselves. Many of them don't make it, others are lucky. Thanks to the efforts of Animal Aid unlimited, Alice was found in time, and is, for the first time in a long while, being given the care and love she deserves. Let's hope that Alice will continue to recover rapidly and find a family of her own soon.

Dog Who Turned to "Stone" is Rescued Just in Time

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rowdy isn't letting his skin condition keep him down! In fact, he's somewhat of a celebrity, and as long as his condition continues to be painless, he has a long and happy life ahead of him.

This Dog's Rare Condition Transformed Him Into a Masked Super Hero

Monday, November 16, 2015

What a feel good story for a Monday morning. Now if only we saw pictures of this in more shelters, it would be perfect. Thank you to the elderly couple who made it possible for families to adopt a forever companion. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day is meant to show respect and say thank you to the brave veterans who have kept and continue to keep our country save. But we must also remember our four legged veterans who have been by their sides. Shake the hands (or paws) of a veteran today.

After Years of Being Forgotten, These Canine Veterans Finally get the Life They Deserve

Monday, November 9, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

So, anyone heard of the, "saddest dog in the world?" If not, her name is Lana and her photo went viral after she was surrendered to a Canadian rescue after she snapped at one of her former owner's children. She truly looks very depressed, but it's looking up for Lana. She has been placed in a foster home, while waiting for her forever home and seems much happier.

Although it's wonderful to hear that Lana is doing better, it is also important to keep in mind that there are millions of pets waiting in shelters around the country who feel just like Lana did, confused, depressed and alone. So please, if you're looking for a new pet, adopted!

Saddest Dog in the World Receives More Than 3,000 Adoption Applications

Monday, November 2, 2015

All dog owners are convinced that their dogs love them as much as they do. But do they really? I know two of these, but the other two were interesting. Take a look and see if your dog really loves you or is, "promiscuous."

Does My Dog Love Me?

Friday, October 30, 2015

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month and although their reputation has gotten somewhat better, they still have a long way to go. There are still many people out there who are afraid of pit bulls and pit bull mixes just based solely on their stereotypes. These dogs who want nothing more than a loving home are euthanized the most, have a harder time finding a home and are not even allowed in some municipalities who have bans against them. So please, take a look at the way that you can help the breed by spreading the word on how cool pit bulls can be.

6 Ways You Can Fight Breed Specific Legislation in Your Community

Thursday, October 29, 2015

These outcome of this story could be another one that turned out badly. Fortunately for the lucky dogs, Officer Rush heard their noises and found them. Thanks to the combined efforts of Officer Rush, Animal Control and the Cocoa Fire Rescue, the dogs were removed safely and brought to a shelter. Now that the dogs are safe, hopefully their owners will step forward.

Florida Police Officer Helps Rescue Three Pit Bulls From Sewer Drain

Monday, October 26, 2015

Have you picked out your pups Halloween costume yet? If not, you have to take a look at this list! Personally, I like the superhero costumes the best, what's your pick?

10 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I, like many other people who care about animal rights, have mixed feelings towards PETA. After this foolish and unfounded decision, my feelings are leaning even more towards the no column. PETA officials, keep this in mind: Hell hath no fury like a pittie parent. And all other pittie lovers for that matter.

Dear PETA: Dogs Respond to PETA Joining Terrible Anti-Pit Bull Coalition

Monday, October 19, 2015

Although Princess was taken out of a no win situation into a much better one, the fact is is that Princess deserves her own home to spend her senior years in, with a family that will not desert her again. To learn more about Princess and her story, click on the link below or share the article to spread the word.

Pit Bull Has Been Waiting Almost 1,000 Days For a Loving Home

Thursday, October 15, 2015

There are so many quotes about dogs that it's impossible to know all of them. Is one of your favorite quotes included in this article? Click on the link to find out.

20 Quotes That Only Dog Crazy People can Relate to

Monday, October 12, 2015

These photos disgust me. How anyone could let innocent animals starve and see their bones sticking out of their bodies is just beyond my understanding. Luckily, these two dogs, named Oscar and Emmy, are lucky and have been recovering in a Chicago shelter. Although Emmy has been lucky enough to find her forever home, Oscar is still waiting. Since this article was posted back in mid September, hopefully that has changed. Still, if you are interested in learning how to learn more about Oscar, you can email a director at the Trio Animal Foundation at bridgid@trioanimalfoundation.org.

2 Starving Dogs Both Completely Transformed by Love

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Not happy that it's fall? You're not the only one! Take a look at these pups who are not very happy that it is now the season where jackets must be worn.

15 Dogs Who Are Not Happy About Wearing a Jacket This Fall

Monday, October 5, 2015

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Instagram has pictures of dogs dressed in their best, but I am. Even if it is a parody of sorts, it was started to bring awareness to less fortunate pets, and in a fun way, check them out! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

I'm so happy for you Olive! Although you have received much love from the kind people at the shelter, I'm sure nothing can beat the belly rubs and treats you are getting from you new parent, you deserve it!

Pit Bull Who Spent 11 Years in Shelter Finally Has a Wonderful Home

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This story shows that you should never give up on an animal that is in need, even if you're told that there's nothing anyone can do.  Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Rustam, this lucky lady now is resting comfortably and will soon have her litter of puppies.

Man Hears Barking Beneath Sidewalk, Finds Dog Buried Alive

Monday, September 28, 2015

If you haven't seen this video that has gone viral recently, you are definitely missing out. Eugene Bostick has been taking care of animals that have been dumped near his home for many years. After he came up with the idea of a dog train to take the dogs around town that he cares for, he has become something of a sensation. And it is easy to see why after watching the video of him with his dog train!

80 Year Old Man's Train For Stray Dogs is the Sweetest Ride Ever

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Way to go Harley! After the horrible treatment you have endured in your life, you deserve to have a loving home. With your help, we can continue to bring awareness to the plight of other less fortunate animals who are still stuck in those detestable puppy mills.

One Eyed Pooch Who Survived Decade in Puppy Mill Named American Hero Dog

Friday, September 18, 2015

It just makes sense that when someone sees a service dog at work, that they let the dog do what it is trained for. This situation is unacceptable, good for Major Brown on bringing awareness to the situation. I'm sure that restaurant will not make that mistake again.

Boneheaded Restaurant Manager Tells Veteran With Service Dog to Leave- Twice

Monday, September 14, 2015

It is easy to forget that there are thousands of animals that are homeless and doing their best to survive, while many other beloved pets get a warm bed and full bellies. But watching videos like this that show the life of an animal who has suffered from the lack of basic necessities will remind you that there are so many animals out there who still need our help.

Emotional Parking Lot Rescue of Homeless Dog Captured on Camera

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hmm, this is a very interesting statistic.  Although I can't decide if I'm suprised that the percent is too high or too low.  How about you fellow pet lovers, would you agree with the 38%? 

Monday, August 31, 2015

It's always nice to see a random act of kindness.  A photo that has gone viral shows two caring strangers who provide shelter for a dog stuck in the rain in Dover, England.  What a feel good story!

Soggy Dog Weathers Rainstorm Thanks to Kindhearted Strangers

Monday, August 24, 2015

All pet parents know that a cancer diagnosis for a pet can be one of the hardest things to hear from a vet.  But Lily beat the odds! Click on the link to see her reaction that is making her a viral star. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fellow dog lovers and future pet parents, ever wondered how much your pet is costing you? Unless you keep an excel spreadsheet month by month, then probably not.  But look no farther! And although these costs may be a bit high (or lower, depending on your pets needs), there is not cost when it comes to the love of a pet.

This is What it Really Costs to Own a Dog

Monday, August 17, 2015

Khalessi is yet another wonderful example of how forgiving dogs can be.  Even after someone almost left her for dead, she is recovering and has never lost her beautiful outlook on life.  I hope that after all the trauma in her young life and the reconstructive surgeries to come, that Khalessi will find a loving home that she deserves.

This Pit Bull has Half a Face, and all the Love in the World

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In a story that is making international headlines, a dog named Athena that was buried alive in France has been making a remarkable recovery.  French authorities found Athena's owner and  have charged him with animal cruelty, two years in prison and $33,000 in fines.  Which I think is absurd, he should rot in prison, but that's just me.  Anyway, to check on Athena's progress, click on the link below.

Monday, August 10, 2015

It's a question all new puppy owners face.  Should they get another puppy to keep the other puppy company? Ahh, if only it was that easy! It may be a really tempting idea, but there are things to consider before making the big move.  Click on the link below to check the article out.

Should You Adopt Two Puppies at the Same Time?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Clear the Shelters is a joint effort between NBC Chicago and Telemundo Chicago to give as many loving homes as possible to animals waiting in shelters.  On Aug 15, between 11 a.m., and 4 p.m., adoptions will be free at 20 participating shelters in and around the Chicago area.  Click on the link to see if there is a shelter near you if you are interested in adopting.

Give a Pet a Loving Home and Help, "Clear the Shelters."

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Who doesn't want their furry friend to live longer? Take a peek at these tips that will hopefully keep your dog by your side for many years to come.

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's going to be one of the days, everyone.  If you see a pet in a hot car, please call the appropriate authorities immediately so that they can get the pet out as soon as possible.

Monday, July 20, 2015

It truly is amazing how dogs can go on with life when so many horrible things have happened to them and that they can still trust humans.  But Maria did not only recover, she has thrived in her new environment.  And she is a wonderful example to schoolchildren to show that people or animals with disabilities are just like everyone else.  Click on the link below to read more about Maria the Corgi.

This Corgi Teaches Kids Compassion for Those With Special Needs

Friday, July 17, 2015

Going on a vacation can be tricky business.  Either you worry about your pet the whole time while they're in the kennel, or they can join you.  And even though it's always fun to have your pet on vacation with you, you still have to do your research so that activities are pet friendly.  Check out this article on tips to help make traveling with your pet as stress free (for both of you) as possible.

7 Tips For Taking Your Pooch on Vacation

Monday, July 13, 2015

There's a lot of talk these days about exactly what goes into our pets food and treats. It seems like it's getting more popular to give our pets food that we can make ourselves, hence these 5 ingredient treats your pet will hopefully love!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What a terrible situation for these animals.  The one place they should feel loved and safe and instead they get cruelty and abuse.  Thank you to the volunteers who have helped to remove the animals from that abusive environment and continue to ensure the are taken care of properly.

"Their Independence Day,"as all abused, neglected animals removed from Lawrence County shelter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This is going to be the best thing you will watch today, I promise you.  And probably this whole week, too!

Dachshunds Dress as Minions From "Despicable Me" Will Brighten Your Day

Monday, June 29, 2015

This article brings up a good point.  We try to give our pets the healthiest lives possible, but in the process of giving them the best food, toys, and treats often forget about something that is just as important.  Click on the article to find out what!

The Most Basic Thing I Forgot in My Quest to Keep my Dog Healthy

Friday, June 26, 2015

If you haven't been following new releases in movies for this weekend, one that dog lovers will be interested in is called, "Max."  "Max" is about a dog who returns from deployment in Afghanistan after his handler is killed.  He is then adopted by his handlers family, and together the family and Max heal.  After seeing the movie, or if you are interested in sending a care package to our honorable canines, click on the link to learn what supplies are needed.

Support Military K-9s and Send Care Packages to Soldier Pups Overseas

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I love these kinds of stories. Let's hope that these two seniors find a loving home together and continue to be adorable!

Abandoned Blind Jack Russell And Staffy Guide Dog Need Forever Home

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It's that time of year again dog owners.  Take the necessary precautions this summer to make sure that your pet stays tick free.  

Friday, June 19, 2015

Unfortunately, this is not going to be the last we hear of overheated pets and their incompetent owners this summer.  Im glad that this police force acted responsibly and charged the owner with animal cruelty.  Everyone, please reconsider before bringing your pets along on hot summer days!

Police Rescue Dog Trapped Inside 150 Degree Car

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Are you a pet parent who has one of the three new breeds to be added to the American Kennel Club? One has been bred specifically to sniff out truffles! Click on the link below to learn more.

American Kennel Club Welcomes Three New Breeds This Week

Monday, June 15, 2015

Doc is a dog who has had a bit of hard luck the past couple years.  She just got a taste of the spotlight when she was featured for a tv spot, but still no one has come to adopt her.  Please pass her information along so that if there is an acquaintance of someone who is interested, Doc can finally find a forever home and have her own comfy bed.

Doc the Pit Bull Finally Gets Her First Night in Bed, After Living Her Life Outside on a Chain

Monday, June 8, 2015

It's always a hard thing to volunteer/work at a shelter and see all the younger dogs going to their forever homes, while the seniors are often overlooked.  But these two lucky dogs, who have spent more than a DECADE in a kennel, have finally found loving homes.  These two families may not be heroes, but they certainly are heroes to the four legged friends they adopted.  Read the full article below.

These Elderly Dogs Have Homes for the First Time in Their Lives