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Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 1, 2012 SPAY ILLINOIS EXPANDS ITS VACCINE CLINIC & SPAY/NEUTER OUTREACH PROGRAM Villa Park, IL: SPAY ILLINOIS will now be hosting a … 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 ›

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Presents for Pets Campaign

FLOOFINS & CO. PARTICIPATES IN NAPPS “PRESENTS 4 PETS” CAMPAIGN IN HONOR OF HSUS NATIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER APPRECIATION WEEK With National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week … 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 ›

Queenie, lost 2,100 miles from home around O'Hare Airport on 7/20/11
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Oregon trucker loses dog near O'Hare on 7/20/11

Karl Ward, a long-distance truck driver from the state of Oregon, lost his dog "Queenie" on 7/20/11 while making a delivery in Wood Dale, IL. … 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 ›

West Suburban Humane Society is the only local shelter among 10 across the country selected to receive donations of food. It is the only shelter that has turned down part of the donation.  File photo.

Shelter rejects part of dog food donation

How much is too much of a good thing? That was the question West Suburban Humane Society officials had to ask themselves recently after they … 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 ›