Dogs

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Best Dog Runs In Chicago

Let Fido run off the leash at these dog runs in the Chicago area.

03/27/2015

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Increase In Kennel Cough Affecting Some Chicago Area Doggy Daycares

A virus that affects dogs has many folks in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs seeing their fair share of cases, reports Mariam Sobh.

03/23/2015

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Vets Seeing Uptick In Kennel Cough Among Chicago Area Dogs

Veterinarians citywide say they’ve seen a spike in kennel cough cases and one or two boarding facilities may be the source.

03/10/2015

Vito Stramaglia and Hugo Santamaria (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Seven Dogs Found In Trunk Near Mag Mile; Two Men Arrested

Two out-of-state men are facing animal cruelty charges after police found seven dogs in a vehicle’s trunk Friday on the Near North Side.

03/08/2015

Surveillance video shows two suspects drive off with a dog-daycare van. (Chicago Police)

Van Filled With Dogs Was Unattended Before Theft: Surveillance Video

Previously, the highly publicized dognapping incident, which ended with the stolen pets recovered Thursday, was characterized as a carjacking.

02/19/2015

An Illinois Department of Transportation truck blocks a lane of traffic on the Bishop Ford Freeway after spotting two dogs wandering on the shoulder near 115th Street. (Credit: CBS)

Owner Rescues Two Dogs Wandering Along Bishop Ford Freeway

The Akita dogs were spotted along the shoulder of the Bishop Ford near 115th Street around 6 a.m. Illinois State Police said a woman and her daughter had been searching for the dogs all night, and when they learned the dogs were on the Bishop Ford, the daughter drove to get them.

02/05/2015

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West Loop Park Patrons Call On Dog Owners To Pick Up Poop

Park patrons in the West Loop are calling on police to ticket irresponsible dog owners who leave dog droppings behind, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

01/13/2015

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Dogs Helping Kids Learn To Read At 13 Chicago Public Schools

Books, computers, and even apps can help your children learn to read, but at 13 Chicago Public Schools, young students are becoming better readers thanks to dogs.

12/09/2014

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6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban Areas

These 6 tips will benefit any dog owner living in the big city! These do’s and don’ts are important to consider for any dog lover.

09/23/2014

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6 Must-Read Books For Dog Lovers

These books are perfect for anyone who has fallen in love with man’s best friend.

09/12/2014

Cat Emergency At Battersea As Fewer Prospective Owners Come Forward

Dogs vs. Cats: Which States Love Them More

Dog owners vs. Cat owners: In the United States, it reflects our national politics.

07/28/2014

Rahan Silversten and her mother, Kerry. (Credit: Facebook)

Girl Selling Lemonade To Help Soldiers Bring Home Rescued Dogs

Rahan Sivertsen has a soft spot for dogs and soldiers, so she came up with an idea to sell lemonade and watermelon to raise funds for the Puppy Rescue Mission, which assists in adoptions of stray dogs that soldiers have rescued from war zones.

07/11/2014

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic uses a special canine mask to provide oxygen to Patchy, one of two dogs rescued from a burning home in West Pullman on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Save 2 Dogs From West Pullman Fire

Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room

06/26/2014

BGA: Animal Control Mistakes Led To Deaths Of 2 Dogs

Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is charged with controlling and caring for unwanted or abused animals, but a WBBM investigation with the Better Government Association has uncovered recent mistakes that killed two dogs at the South Side facility.

05/15/2014

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Pet Owners Say Dogs Shouldn’t Have Died After Spaying At Animal Clinic

You never expect your pet to die after getting spayed. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with one grieving owner.

05/02/2014

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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.

04/04/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of ‘Puppy Mill’ Animals At Pet Stores

The City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.

03/05/2014

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Puppy Bowl X To Feature Two Chicago Puppies

The Bears may not have made it anywhere near the Super Bowl, but there are at least two Chicagoans you’ll be able to cheer for on February 2nd: Sharpie and Taser, two puppies from ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue. The pups will be appearing in Puppy Bowl X…

01/24/2014

This bike path is where a 68-year-old bicyclist was fatally injured. (CBS)

Police Seek Owners Of Unleashed Dogs Who Caused Fatal Bike Crash

Wladyslav “Walter” Bujak was on the bike trail doing what he loved. But Bujak did not finish his ride. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/04/2013

A dog displaced by the destruction of a Niles no-kill shelter. (CBS)

Destroyed Animal Shelter Will Hold Adoption-Donation Event This Weekend

Offers of help are pouring in for a Niles animal shelter that was decimated when a runaway school bus plowed into it earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/03/2013

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