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CAPS and community  members, shown Feb. 4, have been protesting an area pet store since November. (photo submitted by CAPS)

CAPS group says it will keep on protesting pet store

Whether it’s freezing and snowy or hot and humid, Kristen Kaminski said she is not going away. Kaminski and her group, the Companion Animal Protection … 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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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 Cantigny 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 ›

Gizmo – Needs leg surgery.
From the community

Items needed for animal rescue group

Holistic Happenings Healing Center has chosen Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue as their charitable organization for the month of July, and there are several ways to … 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 ›

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From the community

P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park Celebrates 20,000th Adoption!

Just this last year, PAWS of Tinley Park witnessed the adoption of their 20,000th orphaned pet to a loving, forever home. He was a boxer … Read more ›

At this dog-training program, canines aren’t the only ones learning valuable lessons

The Chicago Tribune is reporting on how a dog-training program at the Sertoma Centre is giving young adults and canines some valuable life skills. To … Read more ›

P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter seeks votes for online contest

 Volunteers from P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in Tinley Park are asking readers to help them with an online contest and a chance to win valuable prize … Read more ›