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Chicago’s Oldest Pet Shop to Stop Selling Pets from Puppy Mills

Chicago’s Oldest Pet Shop to Stop Selling Pets from Puppy Mills

OLD TOWN — In a move that dog advocates are calling historic, Chicago’s oldest pet store has decided to stop selling dogs and cats purchased from mill breeders, a choice supporters hope will spread to other pet shops around the city. “Why put money in people’s pockets who are destroying these dogs?” said Sonja Raymond, who owns Collar & Leash with her husband and his brother. The pet store, which has been situated...

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Driving With Your Dog?

Driving With Your Dog?

CHICAGO — Proposed legislation would make it illegal in Illinois for dogs to get behind the wheel of a car. Dogs in the driver’s seat — on their owners’ laps — is a dangerous but common habit, said state Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago), co-sponsor of the bill. “Because I travel, I can’t help but observe the number of people with dogs on their laps,” he said. “It is a public safety concern. If a driver is...

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SAC: Soldiers’ Animal Companions Fund

SAC: Soldiers’ Animal Companions Fund

NOWZAD DOGS: An organization dedicated to helping the strays of Afghanistan – particularly those who have meant so much to our troops stationed in this grim war zone. How did it all begin?  When Pen Farthing, a British Royal Marine, arrived in Afghanistan, little did he know that his tour of duty would involve more than focusing on the welfare of his men. Appalled by the lives of the stray animals, and seeing the comfort and enjoyment they...

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Choosing a Dog or Puppy

Choosing a Dog or Puppy

You’re excited about getting a dog or puppy — but you’re a little nervous, too. What breed is right for your lifestyle? Should you get a puppy or older dog? Rescue or purebred? One or two? Should you buy a dog online? Is your house ready? Your kids? What about food? Leashes? Collars? Crates? Yikes! Choosing, raising, and training a dog is a big responsibility. The time you spend getting ready will make a big difference. As a...

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Happy St Paddy’s Dog Day

Happy St Paddy’s Dog Day

Coco says “Happy St. Patrick’s Dog Days to everyone!” “I was returned to rescue 2 months ago when my owner died, so I am looking for a good home, again.” – Coco Celebrate with corned beef & cabbage and a new addition to your family! Check out the furry friends at your local shelter or rescue group, Rescue Pets are the best pets! They know that they have been saved. Call Cindy at the Critter Camp in...

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Dogs in Britain to ALL have Microchips by 2016

Dogs in Britain to ALL have Microchips by 2016

The microchips will be coded with owners’ details, and people who do not comply could face fines of up to 500 pounds. LONDON, UK: Every dog owner in Britain will have to put microchips on their pets starting 2016 under plans intended to cut a rise in stray animals, BBC reported. The microchips will be coded with owners’ details, and people who do not comply could face fines of up to 500 pounds. Owners could also be prosecuted over an...

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