It’s the OTHER hockey team in Chicago, the Chicago Wolves. Listen HERE to my conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, with Don Levin, owner of the American Hockey League Chicago Wolves. Once a month, dogs are adopted at Wolves games, and over 1,300 dogs have been adopted—no doubt setting some sort of sports record. That’s a lot of dogs finding homes who otherwise might have perished.
To support pet adoption, commemorative jerseys are also available. The final pet adoption game is January 21, or check out the jerseys at ChicagoWolvesStore.com
For those who can’t attend any of the three games in which the Wolves wear their Animal Adoption Awareness jerseys, an online silent auction begins on Monday, January 23, and runs until noon on Friday, February 3. There will be three jerseys available in this fashion: a Size 56 jersey that allows the winner to choose the nameplate on the back of a No. 17 jersey, a Size 58 jersey that also allows the winner to personalize the nameplate on the back of a No. 17 jersey, and the third and final Binnington jersey.
Don and I talk about just a bit of what he’s done behind the scenes over the years. Now, he’s helping out the Animal Welfare League of Chicago, where our little Hazel happens to be from.
I also talk about keeping pets safe in cold weather, and answer a common problem at the moment: “My dog won’t potty in the cold.” My solution, reward the dog as if the dog was a puppy all over again. And provide comfort in the cold (or at least relative comfort) like a sweater or coat, booties, and pet-friendly ice melter, like Safe Step Sure Paws.
I also answer a question about a guy feeding a cat egg nog. Festive? Yes. The best idea? No.