Darrick Sharkey allegedly threw a dog off a porch, injuring the animal. (Chicago Police Department)

Police: Man Throws Girlfriend’s Dog Off Porch During Argument

Darrick Sharkey, 24, of the 4200 block of West Iowa Street, was charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals.


Byron The Dog

Charges Upgraded Against Man Who Poured Boiling Water On Dog

Authorities have upgrade charges against a 20-year-old college athlete accused of throwing boiling water on his dog after the animal urinated on the floor.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

Isis, a shepherd terrier mix who was abandoned on the West Side and beaten by kids with bats and broomsticks in December 2011, was moved to a foster home a month and a half later. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care and Control)

Dog Abandoned And Attacked On West Side Now In Foster Home

Isis, the shepherd terrier mix who was abandoned in the cold by her owners and then attacked by children with baseball bats, is now in a foster home.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Dog Prints

Police: Man Poured Boiling Water On Dog For Peeing On Floor

An East Pilsen neighborhood man faces animal cruelty charges, after police say he threw boiling water on his dog because the animal urinated on the floor.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Dog Prints

Dog Abandoned In Cold, Beaten By Kids On West Side

There is a heart-wrenching story Monday morning about a West Side family on-the-move, a pet dog abandoned in the cold, and some cruel kids.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Meet Luella, the Blagojevich family's new puppy. (CBS)

On Night Out, Blagojevich Gets Upstaged By New Puppy

The former governor and his wife, Patti, and their two daughters traveled to Chicago’s PAWS animal shelter to get a Maltipoo named Louella, which had been rescued from the city pound.


Wolfie & Marving hizang out with Santa (credit: Jacob Knabb)

Best Places For Pet Pictures With Santa

Dogs, all pets for that matter, are family too. And they should be included in on the holiday festivities, including a trip to visit Santa Claus. Santa makes special visits just for pets around the Chicagoland area so you can have your dog or cat’s photo taken with him. And on Christmas morning, let them rip open one of their own gifts so they can experience the thrill of a magical Christmas too.


Dog Prints

2 Bigger Dogs Maul Family’s Pet At Naperville Park

A Naperville woman says her small dog is recovering from serious injuries after a vicious attack by two bigger dogs.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

The Kerryman Irish Bar & Restaurant

Dog Friendly Bars In Chicago

If you’re looking to take your pooch out for drinks tonight, check out these dog-friendly bars.


Skeletal Remains At Indiana Demolition Site

Dog Finds Skeletal Remains At Northwest Indiana Demolition Site

Police are investigating a mystery stemming from a grisly discovery at a Hammond, Ind., demolition site.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011


Volunteers Search For Dog That Escaped In Wood Dale

A dozen volunteers are scouring the northwest suburbs for an elusive dog who got away from her owner.

WBBM Newsradio–08/24/2011

Dog Prints

Family Gets $330,000 Judgment After Police Shoot, Kill Dog

A jury has awarded more than $330,000 to a family whose dog was killed by Chicago Police.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Dog Prints

Dangerous Dog Put Down After Mistakes, Another Bite

Officials in Kendall County say Moose the dog will not hurt anyone else ever again.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Nova The Dog

Great Dane From Addison Wins World Record For Height

A Great Dane from Addison has won the Guinness World Record for the tallest living female dog on earth.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Photo Of A Snarling Pit Bull Terrier Dog. (AP Photo)

Victim Of Dog Attack Speaks Out

Police shot a pit bulldog to death Wednesday evening after it attacked a real estate agent in front of his West Ridge home.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Trumbull Avenue Police Shooting

Police Kill Dog, Wound Suspect In Drug Raid

Police shot and killed a dog, and wounded a suspect, during a drug raid in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Taylor Mae Stinchcomb and her dog.  (Credit: CBS)

Funeral Services Set For Girl Who Died In Crash With Sick Dog

Funeral services will be Saturday for Taylor Mae Stinchcomb, the 15-year-old girl who was killed in a tragic crash near Grayslake, which also took the life of her sick dog.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Taylor Mae Stinchcomb and her dog.  (Credit: CBS)

Distraught Girl, Sick Dog Killed In Crash Near Grayslake

A 15-year-old girl is dead following a crash near Grayslake, in which she asked a friend to take the wheel because she was too upset that her dog was going to be euthanized. The dog also died in the crash.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011


Amateur Operation On Dog Leads To Animal Cruelty Charge

Stewart Gibbs of the West Loop apparently thought he was smart enough to perform surgery on his dog without training – and while apparently drunk – but he ended up getting arrested on an animal cruelty charge.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011


Navy Enlistee Charged With Slamming Small Dog Into Wall

A U.S. Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer and Iraq War veteran from Rogers Park is facing felony animal cruelty charges, after police say he slammed his girlfriend’s small dog into a wall during an argument.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011