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It’s Up to You New York: Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats at Pet Stores

No responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store, and that is why so many communities have  banned sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes also rabbits) from pet stores. Several counties have done the same. Forgot about going into a pet store to purchase a dog or cat in California or in Maryland, that…

No Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills; Lincoln State Cat Show

On my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Listen in HERE. I mention King, who won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Then, I launch into a conversation with Dr. David Oppenheim, village Trustee in Vernon Hills who along with his colleagues on the council all agreed unanimously to ban pet store sales of…

Eliminating Puppy Mills: Banning Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats Is Only a Start

The real problem with eradicating puppy mills is that somehow some way the State Departments of Agricultures and for that matter U.S. Department of Agriculture look the other way, and at times so does law enforcement. That is a sad reality. And people knowingly or not continue to keep puppy mills in business by purchasing…

More Communities Ban Pet Store Sales of Dogs/Cats

Village of Vernon Hills – Government (just outside Chicago) is now the 7th municipality in Illinois to band dogs/cats from being sold at pet stores. Over 200 additional cities around the country (and Canada), and the entire states of California and Maryland have followed with additional states waiting in the wings. Here’s a list of those…
Pet expert Steve Dale and Paul Cstro Jr. about Aeris a movie about a kitten with FIP

Aeris the Movie About a Kitten with FIP Now Available

Filmmaker/actor Paul Castro Jr. with actress Aly Miller produced a movie called “Aeris.”  The short award-winning short film is about a very unusual topic for a movie: a kitten with a presumed fatal disease called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). We talk a bit about what FIP. Paul says he made the movie because he and…

Labrador Chases the Cat

Q: I have a 5-month old chocolate Labrador. My problem of Labrador Chases the cat is when she starts playing with my cat. She chase’s the cat around the living room and kitchen then takes a flying leap down the family room stairs then jumps on the couch at full force no matter who is…

Speaking About Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills

A chain pet store selling puppies was considering a move into the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills but rebuffed (clearly the Trustees and the Mayor/President Roger Byrne have done their homework on this topic), and changed their course following push back. At least for now. A wave of cities across American and Canada and the…
PetSmart offering free baths following Hurricane Florence

PetSmart Offering Free Dog Baths in Hurricane Florence Region

PetSmart is offering free dog baths to help pet parents who have animals affected by Hurricane Florence. Now through Saturday, September 22, from noon until close, PetSmarts impacted communities will offer free basic bath to pets. Residents are encouraged to call the store ahead of time to book their pet’s bath appointment; mention the free bath…
Puppy Mill Project Walk

March for National Puppy Mill Awareness Day

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day is September 16. The Puppy Mill Project will march down Michigan Avenue to create educational awareness, communicating loud and clear where dogs sold at pet stores are really from. It’s amazing how many people actually have no idea pet store dogs are from puppy mills. An that by supporting or…

Lemon Laws for Pet Store Sales: That’s NOT the Solution: Say NO to Naperville’s Proposal

Remember this: No responsible breeder EVER EVER EVER sells to a pet store. Some communities suggest, “Can’t we just have a ‘lemon law’ to protect consumers?” Well here are problems with an idea, and at one time it seemed like the lemon laws were a viable compromise. I was wrong. ‘Lemon laws’ only encourage pet…

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