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Ask A Chicago Expert: Tips For House Training Your Dog

Are you planning to get a new dog? Two Chicago experts share some of their tips on how you can housetrain your new pet.


A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For Animals

If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.


Adam Johnston poses with his dog, Barnaby, after the two were reunited. Barnaby had been stolen from Johnston's West Loop apartment, but was later returned to PAWS Chicago. (Source: Facebook)

Dog Stolen From West Loop Apartment Returned To PAWS Chicago

On Wednesday, a post on a Facebook page titled “Find Barnaby” reported that Barnaby was dropped off to PAWS Chicago after a woman saw someone matching the alleged thief’s description at a Petco.


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Best Local Organizations For Holiday Donations In Chicago

Check out this list for five holiday gift ideas where money and items do a lot of good.


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Best Dog Obedience Schools In Chicago

From basic puppy classes to agility training, check out the following dog obedience schools available for your pooch in the Chicago area.


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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Chicago

If you love animals and are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life, consider volunteering at one or more of the animal-related opportunities available in Chicago.


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Best Pet Rescue Shelters In Chicago

Rescuing an animal can be a great way to give a home to a needy pet and add to the love in your family. Chicago rescue shelters offer a safe and comfortable environment for their rescues and provide some great options for prospective pet owners.


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Management Education Helps Chicago Director Better Community

Rochelle Michalek, executive director of PAWS Chicago, gives the scoop on the importance of obtaining an advanced degree.



Best Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities For Families In Chicago

Make the most out of the summer by getting the whole family involved in a worthwhile volunteer opportunity. This not just contributes to the community but also helps to get the whole family out and about in an outdoor activity in Chicago.


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Chicago Volunteers Bring Back Homeless Pets That Survived Oklahoma Tornadoes

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are back in the city this morning with 79 homeless dogs and cats that survived the tornadoes in Oklahoma last month.


Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

Pets From Tornado-Ravaged Town Find Fresh Start In Chicago

Lori Gentile began to cry when she saw the parade of dogs and cats — including the newest member of the Gentile family — scampering down the sidewalk into PAWS Chicago’s Lincoln Park adoption center Monday.


A pit bull at a Chicago shelter. (Credit: CBS)

Pit Bulls Put Down At Alarming Rate

Pit bulls waiting to find new homes in city shelters are being put down at an alarming rate in Chicago.


Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Family Looking For Owner Of Pit Bull That Killed Their Pet

It took just seconds; a dog that was supposed to be playing on the beach ended up dangling from the jaws of another dog, dying and unable to fight back. Now, there’s a huge push to find the owner of the animal that reportedly attacked.

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Laine, a female terrier mix, is just one of scores of dogs and cats up for adoption at PAWS Chicago's 36-hour adopt-a-thon starting Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Credit: PAWS Chicago)

PAWS Animal Shelter Holding 36-Hour Adopt-A-Thon This Weekend

PAWS Chicago is hosting a 36-hour animal adopt-a-thon starting Friday morning at its Lincoln Park neighborhood shelter.

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Best Places To Adopt A Dog

Dogs will always wait to greet you at the door, cuddle with you when you’re sad, and lend a floppy ear (with no judgmental feedback) when you need someone to listen to you. Chicago offers a few great places to go to and meet your new best friend.


Puppy Mill Dogs Up For Adoption

Several dogs go up for adoption today (Friday, March 25) in Chicago after being rescued from puppy mills in Missouri.


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Anti-Cruelty Society Takes In 27 Dogs From Puppy Mills

More than two dozen dogs that were rescued from three different puppy mills in Missouri will be making Chicago their new home.

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CBS 2’s Susan Carlson and PETCO’s Dean Dabuert showed us some Halloween costumes for your pet this morning, and some puppy models were on our set. The puppy models are just a few of the […]