Articles: pet adoption

Dr. Kim Kendall and two kittens are better than one

Two Kittens Are Better than One

Speaking with my pal Dr. Kim Kendall, a cat veterinarian from Sydney, Australia who feels very strongly that two kittens are better than one. She explains here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Kittens need to play and learn and to bite, and if there’s not another kitten, you might be the…

Quirky the Dog Seeks a Forever Home, Visiting WGN Radio

Here’s what happened when Quirky walked into WGN radio hoping to be adopted on October 22: He was mauled with love. WGN employees ran out of their offices to see Quirky. And Quirky responded by literally rolling over with joy. However, despite that fact that he is a walking party, filled with love to give,…

Superheroes Batman and Wolverine to the Rescue for Pet Gotcha Day on WGN Radio

I make WGN radio history- listen here to my scintillating and inspiring  interview with super heroes Batman and Wolverine.. With U.S. Presidents and all the celebrities from Robert Redford to Meryl Streep to appear on WGN, only I have had the honor of interviewing Batman and Wolverine. The Super Heroes talk about Pet Gotcha Day Heroes…
PetSmart Charities helps Hurricane Michael dogs

PetSmart Charities Commits $1 Million to Help Animals In Need Following Hurricane Michael

PetSmart Charities President Dr. David Haworth has been a friend of animals (and a friend of mine) for a very long time, one of those names in veterinary medicine that has contributed to animals in need in so many ways throughout his career. So, I wasn’t surprised when this press release was sent out regarding…
benefit for Famous Fido

Farewell to Susan Russell Benefiting Famous Fido and Wilson

A farewell to Susan Russell, who was unceremoniously fired as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control at the end of June, is barking goodbye to Chicago. She’s off to  The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly). Her farewell party on Friday October 12 at the Atlantic Bar, 5062 N. Lincoln Ave.,…
Emrick adopted on WGN Radio from Chicago Canine Rescue

Emrick Finds Forever Home from Chicago Canine Rescue

Legendary NHL broadcaster Doc Emrick continues to make a difference for Chicago animal welfare. He’s previously paid forward for adoptions at South Suburban Humane Society, and now he’s done the same for Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). Live on WGN radio, I presented a $1,200 check to Beckie Tomala of Chicago Canine Rescue.from Emrick. We had…
Susan Russell lands job in Philadelphia

Axed Chicago Animal Control Director Off to Philadelphia

After just over two years on the job as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell on June 29. There isn’t a City in America that wouldn’t be happy with a live release rate of dogs and cats of just over 90 percent at a municipal animal shelter. I…

Scoring for CCR Adoptable Dogs Thanks to Doc Emrick

Steve Dale’s Pet World  on WGN radio with Beckie Tomala, member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) on National Dog Day. Listen here as we have much to celebrate. Legendary hockey broadcaster Doc Emrick has again stepped it up, paying it forward for Chicago’s homeless dogs. We named four dogs, Kaner,…

Doc Emrick Supports Chicago Canine Rescue Dog Adoptions

Legendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick over and over continues to support Chicago’s homeless animals and dog adoptions. He’s supporting the adoption of four dogs from Chicago Canine Rescue CCR). CCR has found homes for over 6,000 since their inception in 2001 That’s amazing! But it gets better, the dogs (and a few cats…

Doc Emrick Scores for Chicago Canine Rescue

Legendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick has again come through for Chicago’s homeless animals. He gave me a check for $1,2000 to give to Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). I was thrilled to present that check during my monthly pet adoption segment on WGN radio. CCR’s website says they’ve saved 6,000 dogs (and some cats…

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