Archive for March, 2009

Spring Adoptions Specials

Monday, March 30th, 2009

KittyDespite the snow over the weekend, it really is spring. One of the unfortunate aspects of spring, however, is an overabundance of kittens. Many shelters are offering discounts on cats & kittens now to help make room for the newcomers. So, if you are thinking about adding a cat to your family, now you can do it with a spring discount!

West Suburban Humane Society has the following specials:
1) Kittens which are normally $175 can be adopted for the fee of $95.
2) Adult cats which are normally $150 can be adopted for the fee of $75.
3) Adult cats 7 years and older which are normally $75 can be adopted for the fee of $25.
4) Adopt 2 kittens and get them for the special fee of $175

Here’s to finding a new furry friend!

Easter Egg Hunt for the Dogs

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Easter BasketEaster has gone to the dogs. . .literally! Next weekend instead of the traditional Easter egg hunt, you have two chances to hunt eggs with your hound! Saturday, April 4, hunt on Towne Square in Palatine and snap a photo with the Easter Bunny.($5 pre-registration, $6 event day. All dogs must be on leash & wearing rabies tag. Info 847-991-0333, Palatine Park District.) On Sunday, April 5, from noon-2PM, hop on over to Central Bark Oswego for another chance to find a golden egg! ($10; RSVP to Judi at 630-554-3866, email

Best (Pet) Adoptee of ’08

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Best AdopteeLast call for all who adopted a pet in ’08 to enter the Best Adoptee of ’08 Contest. Please tell us (, in 40 words or less, why your pet should be the Best of ’08. Be sure to include at least one photo. The winner will be treated to a “diva” photoshoot and will be on an upcoming cover of The Chicago Pets Directory.

The finalists will be posted on the website in early April and it will be up to YOU to vote for your favorite.

A New Twist on the Easter Bunny

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

RabbitAre you & the kids tired of the same old Easter Stuff? In the weeks leading up to Easter, all the talk is about “The Easter Bunny.” So, it’s no surprise that many children beg for a bunny of their own. Unfortunately, many people buy rabbits on a whim without understanding the care they require. As a result, rabbits are the third most surrendered pet–many appearing in shelters in the weeks after Easter. In an attempt to bring this situation to the forefront, DuPage County Animal Care & Control is promoting two alternatives that also benefit the shelter. Help spread the education mission by purchasing something from Make Mine Chocolate or adopting a stuffed rabbit.

When you think about it. . .wouldn’t you rather have chocolate anyway!

Dog Art Makes the News

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Daily Herald Health petCheck out the great article about the Dog Art Challenge that appeared in a special Healthy Pet section of the Daily Herald. Titled “Pawsitively Artistic” the article features two great photos of a Yorkie and a cat in the midst of their creation.

All artwork will be sold to benefit pet charities during either the Live Auction on Friday, March 20, at 6PM or the Silent Auction Saturday, March 21, during the Chicagoland Family Expo.

You’re Invited

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

InvitationThe Dog Art Challenge for Charity starts in TWO days and you are invited! We hope to see you there. Download a copy of the Auction Catalog at the above link or look through this thread to see the pieces available. You’ll be the envy of your neighborhood when you have one of the masterpieces in your home!

Have a Green Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009


A Candle for Mom (& pets)

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

CandlesHelp homeless pets and get a great gift for Mom at the same time! Now through April 1st, DuPage County Animal Care & Control will recieve 40% of all sales from Yankee Candle’s Spring Fundraising Catalog. Orders can’t be placed on line but you can view the full catalog on this link. If you see something you like, call the shelter at (630) 407-2819 or email to order.

There is a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with your purchase. If you’ are unhappy for any reason, you may take your purchase to any Yankee Candle retail store and exchange it for another Yankee Candle product.

Order now and give a homeless pet a second chance. You’ll feel great and make your house smell great too!

Desperate Housecats

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

catNaperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) announces its 2nd Annual Desperate Housecats event. Often cats aren’t as “adoptable” as kittens and many shelters have more cats than they can handle. In an effort to place more cats, NAHS created the event last year and increased cat adoptions over 73%!

If you are looking for an adult cat to share your life, now is a great time. From March 15 through April 15, adult cats are only $75–that’s a 40% discount! NAHS has cats in all sizes, colors, and ages. The cats are up to date on vaccinations, including rabies, and are spayed or neutered, microchipped and FIV and FeLV negative.

Check out their website for information and photos of adoptable pets.