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Q. How can I teach my dog complex behaviors? A. The best dog trainers are kind of sneaky. If you watch a professionally trained dog, it seems amazing to watch the dog scamper into their kennel or go lay in a specific place with a mere wave of the trainer’s arm. This leaves the observer […]
Is your pet having difficulties going up and down the stairs or jumping onto the couch? What do you do when your dog or cat starts to limp? Just like humans, our pets suffer from all kinds of pain, including arthritis, injury pain and post-surgical pain as well as aches and pains associated with age. […]
It’s that time of year. Red and green are making a colossal comeback in virtually every retail display and store window we encounter and, as part of a long-standing, American hometown holiday tradition, most main thoroughfares are virtually thrumming with twinkling colors. As the Christmas carol “Silver Bells” so tunefully sums it up, “Strings of […]
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 gift for any animal lover. For a limited time only, receive yours FREE with a $25 […]
At just under a year old, Lola is a fun-loving and goofy girl who is eager to find a family to call her own! At the shelter, Lola loves play dates with her buddy Ralph and she could certainly go to a home with another social dog who finds her playful antics endearing. Lola also […]
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 photo with Santa. Hinsdale Humane Society Ambassadors will host a festive morning filled with holiday music, […]
We adopted our “Christmas Collie” eight years ago — and we laugh every Christmas remembering how Bella hid under our tree for days. Once her hiding place was hauled out to the curb, though, she had no choice but to join our family’s pack. Eventually she came around, graciously accepting her new role as “The […]
Brody was wearing a collar with a tag when he was picked up by animal control, but when his owners abandoned him and refused to pay the fine, Collie Rescue of Indiana took him in. Weighing only 43 pounds, he was emaciated and needed reliable meals. Even so, his foster mom, Mary, could see this […]
Some dogs were born to run — and some were born to run while pulling sleds or wagons behind them. If you have a dog like that, what’s more fun than watching him run with the joy of pulling cargo? When I run behind Shadow, our husky/standard poodle mix, he is beautiful, muscles rippling, doing […]
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 their home, and right now we have dogs of nearly every type, size, age and personality […]