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Pet obesity: Big dogs, fat cats increasingly common

Even before Eric Pihl pulls into TheraPET Wellness Center parking lot, his dog, Bonnie, climbs up from her lounging position in the back seat and … Read more ›

Photographer Jim Hoch captures a dog as it leaps to catch a disc in the air. Photo submitted by Cantingy Park

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We are undoubtedly in the dog days of summer; every day seems to bring another heat advisory or apocalyptic storm. But instead of grumbling and … Read more ›

What is this cat smiling about?  Name-Your-Own-Price Cat Adoptions at DCACC!
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Name-Your-Own-Price Cat Adoptions at DuPage County Animal Care & Control

Sizzling Summer Savings To Make You Smile…Name Your Own Cat Adoption Fee at DuPage County Animal Care & Control! How often have you wished you … Read more ›

Woofin & Hoofin Doggie Dash participants dash across the finish line.
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Dozens Go Woofin & Hoofin In Support Of Homeless Pets

More than 100 people and pets converged on Netwon Park this Father's Day for the 3rd Annual Woofin & Hoofin 5K and Doggie Dash, a … Read more ›

Two kittens sit on their new blanket provided by a 95-year-old volunteer of Comfort for Critters at the Four Paws Shelter in Bartlett (Photo courtesy of Linda Kozlowski)

Glen Ellyn group provides comfort to homeless pets

When Glen Ellyn resident Linda Kozlowski adopted a kitten in 2007, she couldn’t help but notice the other animals that wouldn’t be going home with … Read more ›

Susan Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo director, holds a Blanding's Turtle kept at the zoo. Unlike this turtle, most have very little contact with humans to ensure their survival once released into the wild. (TribLocal photo/Jenn Zimmerman)

Cosley Zoo committed to effort to save endangered turtles

In the basement of a home across the street from the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton sits the quiet sanctuary of a species that is carefully … Read more ›

Misty Lindstrand pets her foster dog, Maggie, while daughter, Eliana, 5, watches. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

Green Pup Shelter provides foster, permanent homes for unwanted dogs

The first three years of her life, Maggie lived in a wire cage no larger than her tiny body. She had little human contact, and … Read more ›

Rat terrier puppies saved from the Metropolis, Ill. flooding will be up for adoption in next few months. (Submitted photo)

Dogs saved from southern Illinois floods brought to DuPage shelters

Recent flooding in southern Illinois left many residents homeless and unable to take care of family pets, but thanks to a team led by Downers … Read more ›

Jaxx will be one of the dogs featured at the animal adoption event who is need of a good home. (Photo courtesy of DuPage Animal Care and Control)

Cosley Zoo event promotes animal adoption

A trip to the zoo may often mean having to leave the animals behind, but this weekend visitors to Wheaton’s Cosley Zoo will have the … Read more ›

Puppy Palooza: A Benefit Concert For Homeless Pets - This Saturday at Glenbard West H.S.
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Puppy Palooza Benefit Concert For Homeless & Unwanted Pets

Puppy PaloozaSaturday, February 19th7pm – 9:30pmGlenbard West High School ~ Biester Gymnasium670 Crescent Blvd.Glen Ellyn Join us this Saturday for the first ever Puppy Palooza … Read more ›