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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 ›

Sara Tucker had her 24-year-old horse Kismet cremated at Hinsdale Pet Cemetary in Willowbrook. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune photo)

Horse crematorium open in western suburbs

When Darien resident Sara Tucker was deciding how to peacefully dispose of her deceased horse’s body, the last thing she wanted was to see her … Read more ›

Laugh a Minute Clinic
From the community

Book Signing by Local Veterinarian

Gregg T. Greiner, DVM will sign copies of The Laugh a Minute Clinic on Tuesday August 23, 2011 at Frugal Muse in Darien, Illinois. Located … Read more ›

County rule change would allow pygmy goats and pigs

Herald News reports: Pygmy or dwarf goats and pigs would be allowed as pets in unincorporated areas of the county under proposed zoning ordinance changes. … 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 ›

Diane Sept
From the community

Become Better Connected With the Horse(s) You Ride

I met Peggy Cummings, (the developer of Connected Groundwork® and Connected Riding® ) in 2004 at a Connected Riding clinic outside of Madison, WI. I … Read more ›

What is this cat smiling about?  Name-Your-Own-Price Cat Adoptions at DCACC!
From the community

Name-Your-Own-Price Cat Adoptions at DuPage County Animal Care & Control

Sizzling Summer Savings To Make You Smile…Name Your Own Cat Adoption Fee at DuPage County Animal Care & Control! How often have you wished you … 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 ›