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  • Q: Is playing with other dogs all the socialization my puppy needs? A: Puppies have an adult learning brain at 8 weeks old, so it’s recommended to start training and socializing ASAP. Dogs go through a critical socialization period until 16 weeks (4 months) old. This means that during this time, most pups can roll […]

  • Summer is finally here and we are all excited to head outdoors!  Whether you’re heading to the dog beach, out for a road trip, or even just for a walk, there are a few safety considerations to keep in mind when you head out with your dog. Click here to read this article in its […]

  • Consider this a “pup” quiz of sorts: You’re walking down the street, perhaps even through a public building, and suddenly you see someone approaching with a leashed service dog. How do you react? Click here to read this article in its original magazine format. Most of us are familiar with guide dogs used by those […]

  • One Dog’s Journey Back Home I work at Go Dog Go in Oswego and Katherine, the owner of our shop, often helps foster senior dogs for Angels on Wheels Rescue. One dog she recently took in was a beautiful 15-year-old, partially deaf border collie who she affectionately called Lulu. Click here to read this article […]

  • Meet Miley! Turning one year old this spring, Miley is a small girl with a big heart. She loves to play, she loves to cuddle and she’s won over the hearts of many rescue volunteers. Miley is great with other dogs and she loves children. Although she can be slightly shy at first, she quickly […]

  • Stella entered the Spay Illinois adoption program after being rescued from an abandoned apartment, where she had been left alone, emaciated and injured. Stella also suffered from luxating patellas in both of her hind legs, a condition that would require two invasive surgeries and, at least, a three month recovery. To date, Stella has truly […]

  • When Bashel and Squanto found themselves in a shelter with their brother Chowder, it took eight long months before a family came along who could keep the bonded trio together. Luckily, Beth Hukill had always wanted five dogs, and she already had two — so adding an extra few furry faces was perfect for her […]

  • Q. Can Dog Training Save Your Dog’s Life? A. Yes, it can! Two basic commands taught in almost every obedience class, Come and Leave It, can possibly mean the difference between life and death for your dog. Picture this: you’re playing fetch with your dog in the yard. You throw the ball a little too […]

  • Pet leashes are often a necessity designed to keep canines, other pets, and fellow humans out of harm’s way — though somewhat understandably, not all dog owners enjoy the thought of their beloved pet being constrained. As a result, retractable leashes have become increasingly popular. These devices allow a dog to roam 10, 15 or […]

  • Gorgeous two-year-old, bubbly Bubbles found herself alone and scared in an overcrowded animal control facility — and when she leaned up against the cage bars asking for some love and attention, the folks from Anderson Animal Shelter felt their hearts melting. Now safe and staying with a foster family, Bubbles awaits her forever home. Bubbles […]

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  • West Suburban Humane Society is pleased to announce their first annual calendar for 2015 featuring shelter alumni! This beautiful full-color calendar is sure to bring a smile to your face all year long and will certainly make a great...

  • Searching for the perfect photo to grace your holiday cards? Then grab your two- and four-legged family members and head to Immanuel Hall, 302 South Grant St. in Hinsdale, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 29 for your...

  • Every day is a great day to add a canine companion to your family, but especially during Hinsdale Humane Society’s Adopt-A-Dog Month this October. “Adoption is such a great option for people looking to add a canine companion to...

  • Blackbird’s Bowl, Natural Pet Foods & More, at 221 Liberty St. in Downtown Morris, recently expanded their store to include a Healing Room that offers complimentary therapies for pets. On Wednesday, September 10th from 3:30pm-6:30pm, Blackbird’s Bowl will host...

  • Missed fashion week in Paris and couldn’t make it to NY, London or Milan for theirs? Then come to Bloomingdale, Illinois, where you are invited to the “Best In Show” Fashion For Compassion 2014, the third annual luncheon and...

  • A shopper’s delight, the Great Annual Rover Rescue Garage Sale is coming soon! Just follow the crowds to 326 Sharon Lane in North Aurora between 8 am and 4 pm, August 1st and 2nd. It’s one of the biggest...

  • On June 14, When Cristyn Zloza took 2nd place at the 2014 PetQuest Poodle tournament in Wilmington, Ohio, it was more than a win for her skill Oxide now review cheaper band spy photo iphone 4 better: thick your...

  • For the past several months, the Board of Directors of Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin was hard at work to fill their Executive Director position. The position had been vacant since September of 2013, but on Monday, May...

  • Every spring and summer, “kitten season” arrives and animal shelters are inundated with homeless cats and kittens. To help address the need and provide more cats and kittens with loving homes, Hinsdale Humane Society is celebrating Adopt-a-Cat month this...

  • It’s that time of year again when local kids get to experience “Adventures in Animal Awareness” as part of Hinsdale Humane Society’s summer pet camp. Children in fourth through sixth grades will learn from a number of up-close experiences...

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