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Katherine Romb, a volunteer with Community Animal Rescue Effort in Evanston, poses with Bella, a stray recently picked up in the north suburb. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

In Evanston and Skokie and many places, pets are being given up due to economy

With the economy still in the doldrums, an increasing number of people are abandoning or giving their pets up for adoption, which has put a … Read more ›

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

Free Pet Seminar Coming To Skokie Library

Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, medical director and owner of Berglund Animal Hospital will present an informational seminar entitled "Your Guide To A Happy And Healthy … Read more ›

If your cat is overweight, work with your veterinarian to help your kitty safely lose weight.
From the community

Ask the Vets – Is my cat too fat?

Obesity isn’t just a concern for people; it has become the top nutritional concern for cats across the U.S. as well. A survey of veterinarians … Read more ›

Katie with her now retired guide dog, Fairway
From the community

Finding the Right Spot

What do teaching early childhood special education, having a guide dog, and skydiving have to do with pet massage? If you’re Katie Mehrtens, everything! Katie … 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.
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 ›

From the community

The Holidays and Your Dog

The holiday season can be joyous, but can also create certain dangers for your dog. It’s a time for family, friends, food and celebrating. Dogs … 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 ›