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Darius Kidd, the new dog trainer at Aldens Kennels and a descendent of notorious Captain Kidd, spends some time playing with his dog, Delilah.
From the community

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 ›

Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, of Berglund Animal Hospital in Evanston.
From the community

Howes Calls Pet Advice Column

Q: I have two cats and one dog. Now that winter is approaching what should I do to maintain my pet's health? A: Just as … Read more ›

Toby, winner of the best pooch costume at the Schaumburg Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade, relaxes on the cool October day. Toby is dressed as an Olympic gold medalist speed skater. (Photo submitted by the Schaumburg Park District)

Share photos of your costumed pets!

It’s not just children and adults getting into the Halloween spirit, pets get in on the action too. We want you to share photos of … Read more ›

Jeanette Schulz, executive director of On Angel's Wings, saved this dog from euthanization. He'll song go to an adoptive parent in Fox Lake. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

On Angel’s Wings dream come true for pets and humans

Inch Bug had two days left to live. It’s not that the 3-year-old  Chihuahua-Pomeranian  mix  was sick. There just wasn’t enough room for the dog … Read more ›

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From the community

Aldens Kennels and Camp Bow Wow unite to give dogs vacations to remember

Some time ago, a woman brought her dog to Aldens Kennels, 6810 Barnard Mill Road, Ringwood, for boarding. Janet Domrase, whose husband, Al Domrase, owns … Read more ›

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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

Share your doggie photos with TribLocal

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 ›

Animal Shelters Fall on Hard Times

Morton Grove Patch reports: At the Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) in Evanston, an older dog was handed over by a woman who had lost … Read more ›

Parker is a fantastic 6 year old Lab mix looking for a happy home!
From the community

Sweet 6 year old Parker is available for adoption at Heartland Animal Shelter

Parker is a super sweet 6 year old Labrador Retriever mix. He is friendly to everyone he meets and loves getting attention. Parker walks nicely … 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 ›