Expanded 'Pets On Trains' Program Begins Saturday On Metra Trains“We are pleased that the test on the Rock Island Line went well and that we can now offer this option to all of our customers,” Metra Executive Director and Don Orseno said in a statement.
Metra Expands Program Allowing Pets On TrainsFollowing a successful three-month test on one commuter rail line, Metra will now allow small pets on all of its weekend trains. Pets must be in an enclosed, protective carrier.
Made In Chicago: Poop Bags From Loft 312Now that the city has a ban on lightweight plastic bags, what are dog owners supposed to do?
It's Finally Illegal In Illinois For Owners To Expose Pets To Extreme WeatherBelieve it or not, there wasn't previously an Illinois law making it illegal for pet owners to leave pets in extreme heat or cold.
Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For AnimalsIf 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.
Free Dog Healthcare Clinic Held On West SideNearly 200 West Side dogs received free health care and more during a three-hour clinic in the parking lot of the Austin district police station on West Madison Street.
Metra To Test Policy Allowing Pets On TrainsAs things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency's board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.
5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For SummerHelp your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.
America's Top 5 Must-Visit AquariumsWant to explore the ocean's depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, "The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness."
DeKalb Animal Shelter Holding On To Pets While Tornado Victims Find Living ArrangementsAt least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can't find the owners.
DeKalb County Shelter Planning Facility For Aging Pets Of SeniorsAnimal-loving senior citizens will no longer have to choose to give up their pets without ever seeing them again, if the DeKalb County Board approves a proposed animal shelter addition.
6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban AreasThese 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.