Join In the Salute to Dr. Sheldon Rubin


Chicago’s doesn’t have a veterinarian named James Heriot, but we did have Dr. Sheldon Rubin for 41 years caring for and treating pets, advocating for laws beneficial to pets and appearing in the media to disseminate information.

Lake Shore Animal Shelter is honoring Dr. Rubin with a Bone Vivant thank you brunch, June 13 at the Sissotel Chicago (323 E. Wacker Dr.), and you can bring your dog!!! Aside from GREAT for for you, your dog gets to dine at a buffet. Tickets are $50, $10 for dogs. Call
312-409-1162 for phone orders.

Long before there were spay/neuter initiatives, Dr. Rubin advocated for low cost options – and put them in place at the Anti Cruelty Society, where he still serves as a board member.

From Oprah, to Bozo the Clown to Wally Phillips, Dr. Rubin has been the most visible veterinarian in Chicago, and one of the most visible in the nation. He has appeared on my radio shows more than any other veterinarian. Here’s a link to a recent WLS Podcast, where we spoke about everything from heartworm disease to grooming dogs for the summer. He was honored in this conversation by the executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Rubin has served as president of the Chicago and Illinois Veterinary Medical Associations, American Heartworm Society, and so much more than that over the years. Most of all, he’s helped countless pets with his good medicine, and countless clients with his good heart.

I was honored to speak at a private party for Dr. Rubin. Many clients and fans and pet lovers wanted to come but space was limited. Here’s your chance to say ‘thanks’ to Dr. Rubin.
Lake Shore’s executive director phoned me several months back and asked
“If Dr. Rubin would mind Lakeshore using his good name to raise funds –
especially in this economy we really need it.” My reply, “If it helps
animals, Dr. Rubin will be there.” Indeed he will be! 

And you can bid on some really cool stuff available in a silent auction at the brunch:

  • Cubs seats that are so exclusive they’re not available for sale,
    and include a VIP backstage Wrigley Field tour. The seats are so good,
    apparently you will feel like you play for the team.
  • Signed items by Chicago Blackhkawks (by the time the brunch happens – this could mean Stanley Cup winning Blackhawks!!!)
  • Golf resort packages
  • A pampered pet package from the Swissotel.
  • Basket of green pet items from, custom made jewelry, art work and more!