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Help Pets Fight Cancer with 2.5 mile Walk

4 Paws/1 Cause…help pets fight cancer annual walk-a-thon kicks off on June 24 The Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital in South Barrington is hosting the first … Read more ›

Lazer, an eight-year-old Sheltie, visits with a young patient at Northwest Community Hospital (NCH). The Animal-Assisted Therapy program at NCH is comprised of specially trained dogs like Lazer, and their adult owners, who visit with hospital patients, bringing comfort and companionship. Now, NCH is recruiting dog and owner teams to expand this popular program. Training sessions will be held this summer to prepare qualified teams for hospital visits. For more information and an application, visit
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Northwest Community Hospital seeks lovable dogs to expand Animal-Assisted Therapy

At Northwest Community Hospital (NCH), you’re likely to spot a few volunteers that you wouldn’t expect to see at the Arlington Heights hospital. Yes, these … Read more ›

Arrial looks out at the activity in the main room at the Buddy Foundation April 4. (Michelle Stoffel/Tribune)

Tied up, left in box or wandering outside, animals find refuge at Buddy Foundation

One morning when staff at the Buddy Foundation were arriving for work they found a box left on their doorstep. It had no address, but … Read more ›

One of 43 puppies found Tuesday in a van in the Little Village neighborhood is shown at Chicago's Animal Care and Control office. The department has taken custody of the puppies, pending the results of a legal case against two men allegedly found in possession of them. (HANDOUT / February 8, 2012)

Lawsuit accuses Chicago-area chain of selling dogs from puppy mills

A half dozen pet owners have filed a lawsuit alleging a chain of Chicago-area pet stores sells puppies from what the suit alleges are “some … Read more ›

APA 5 Star Approval
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American Pet Association Accreditation to Local Pet Sitting Service

Shannon's Pet-Sitting received the only Business Approval that includes Humane Treatment of Animals, Cleanliness and Safety of Facility AND Ethical Business Practices of the Owner … Read more ›

Bambi and Centipede
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Bambi and the Centipede – Aldens Kennels Pomeranian knows how to have fun

For some, boredom sets in as soon as they click off the video-game console. There are some, however, who don’t require electronic gadgetry to remain … Read more ›

Darius Kidd, the new dog trainer at Aldens Kennels and a descendent of notorious Captain Kidd, spends some time playing with his dog, Delilah.
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Argh maties – a touch of Captain Kidd comes to Aldens Kennels

Aldens Kennels, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood, is known for going to any length to provide the best and most promising dog trainers for their … Read more ›

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Aldens Kennels stretches Cyber Monday through New Years for dog training discount

When Aldens Kennels, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood, offered a $200 Cyber-Monday discount on its Board & Train program, the response was enthusiastic. However, Janet … Read more ›

Get your pet microchipped, and keep your contact information updated!
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So you got your dog "chipped" – Now What?

A lot of dog owners are talking about the importance of getting your pet micro-chipped. But, what is it? It is an “outpatient” procedure done … Read more ›

By working together, Ringwood’s Aldens Kennels, McHenry’s Riverside Animal Clinic and Spring Grove’s Nature’s Feed provide area pets with a level of collaborative health that is otherwise unheard of.
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Aldens Kennels, Natures Feed and Riverside Animal Clinic – trio defies logic in surpassing quality pet care

When Aldens Kennels, Natures Feed and Riverside Animal Clinic combined their efforts, the net result, in terms of benefits to area pets and their owners, … Read more ›