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Sandy Fries holds Toby in his office at the College of DuPage. (Michelle Manchir/Tribune)

Dog inspires COD professor’s first book for kids

Sandy Fries remembers the moment inspiration struck seven months ago he sat at his Warrenville kitchen table. Paying bills is boring, he remembers thinking. He … Read more ›

DCACC Office Cat "Scratch" with Santa Paws
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Pictures With Santa Paws!

Pictures with Santa Paws ~ No Reservation Needed!Sunday, December 4th12pm – 4pmDuPage County Animal Care & Control Shelter120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton 100% of … Read more ›

Who doesn't want to include the family pet(s) in their holiday gifting?
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Are holiday pet treats in area stores safe

Just this morning, I saw more cautions floating around the Internet regarding pet treat products (such as chicken jerky) sourced from China. As I not … 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 ›

Fall Festival Pet Expo & Adopt-a-Thon THIS Saturday, Sept. 17th hosted by DuPage County Animal Care & Control
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Fall Festival Pet Expo & Adopt-a-Thon…Our Goal: 100 Homes For Homeless Pets!

DuPage County Animal Care & Control Fall Festival Pet Expo & Adopt-a-ThonSaturday, Sept. 17, 201111am – 3pm(Casual Group Dog Walk Around County Campus at 1pm)DCACC … Read more ›

Join canine-focused activities at the fifth-annual "Ruff'n It" event at Greene Valley Forest Preserve.
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Canine Fun at "Ruff'n It" at Greene Valley Forest Preserve

Calling all dogs! Fetch your favorite leash, wag your tail, and bring your human companion for some canine fun during the fifth-annual “Ruff’n It” at … 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 ›

FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic at DCACC Saturday, August 13th
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FREE Rabies Vaccine Clinic THIS Saturday!

FREE 1 Year Rabies Vaccine Clinic at DuPage County Animal Care & Control Saturday, August 13th 3pm-5pm 120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton Purchase of … Read more ›


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 ›