Adopt Pluto: One Tail at a Time and CRISP Gala


Cara Schwalbach of One Tail at a Time getting ready to be on the radio

Pluto appeared with Steve Cochran and myself on WGN Radio and CLTV – and impressed everyone. But did we find him a forever home? We will – and spreading the world will help, a lot!  Cara Schwalbach, development director of One Tail at a Time talks about how we will never know why Pluto was dropped off at Chicago Animal Care and Control; he is a wonderful dog a perfect little gentleman who has been living with a foster family. And he’s clearly cute, and at only about 2-years old.

Schalbach also announced a 2-phase capital campaign (OTAT Cooperative) that will add four new facilities to their thriving One Tail at a Time adoption center in Bucktown.

Here’s a Facebook live with Schalbach and Pluto.


One Tail at a Time is also a pioneering partner at CRISP (Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program).

For many years I have been talking about how criticizing municipal facilities like Chicago Animal Care & Control or places like Anti Cruelty Society that have an open-door policy (and municipal facilities must have this policy by law) is wrong. We know most people don’t really want to give up their pets, they just don’t have the resources for veterinary or pet behavior help….or can’t find housing allowing their larger dog or dog called a pit bull. Or with domestic abuse in the home, they want to save the dog or senior citizens without family support….Whatever the issue is. CRISP intercepts BEFORE animals enter the shelter, and often finds those resources for desperate families. I celebrate what CRISP does, it’s exactly what I have been talking about for many years. The only problem is that CRISP receives no government help for what they do, and survives only with help of folks like all of you.

The Third Annual CRISP Forget Me Not Gala is Saturday June 29, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, at 7 p.m.

Fireworks and Pets

I will also discuss how to minimize fear of fireworks over July 4th with Steve Cochran. Here’s a guide to how to desensitize and counter-condition, and a listing of some available products which may also minimize fear.