Archive for the ‘Fun Things’ Category

Rover Rescue Dog Show

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Just returned from the Rover Rescue Dog Show. The staff/volunteers at Rover Rescue invent fun and interesting categories of competition so every family pet out there can be a blue ribbon winner. In today’s economy where people are looking for low-cost family fun, this show is a winner. It’s not too early to start practicing for next year!

Burton, last year’s “Most Kisses” champion, challenged all dogs to “pucker up” for a good cause and take his title away. It worked! The competition was stiff and Burt was only able to capture third place. Paree is the new champ and she wears the honor well!

Byron Turns 25 Tomorrow!!!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

byron-blog.jpgByron, a Red Lored Amazon parrot & Copy Editor of The Chicago Pets Directroy, turns 25 on 4/23. In his career, Byron has enjoyed a “bird’s eye view” of America’s finest newspapers and freely provided “editorial comment” to many!

Send Byron a BDay greeting by replying to this blog or via Twitter. The best greeting will win a small gift from Byron.

April Showers Bring. . .

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

rabbit-tulips-blog.jpgThose of us waiting for spring hope the answer is “May Flowers!” However, for our hard-working shelter folks, April Showers bring. . . puppies & kittens! To help prepare for the new arrivals, DuPage Animal Care & Control could use any of the following items:

Kitten Nursers (Bottles & Nipples)
Just Born Brand Kitten Formula
Heating Pads (Electric or Microwaveable)
Small or Medium Pet Carriers

Or, you can make a small monetary donation by purchasing a personalized “shower favor” to be placed on your favorite adoption animal’s enclosure. Favors are one for $2 or three for $5 with 100% of the proceeds benfiting the pets. Favors may be purchased in person at the DCACC shelter or over the phone via credit card–(630) 407-2819 or email at

Oh, and if you want to enjoy the May flowers with a new friend, DCACC invites you to become a foster parent–learn more.

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.

A Bday Party for Dixie!

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Dixie & FriendsFrosty TreatDixie in TunnelDixie w Ballbday-party-fun.jpgThanks to The Bellyrub Klub, I was an honored guest at Dixie’s Doggie Birthday Party. Dixie is an active girl and did she have fun! She couldn’t get enough of chasing ball and running through the agility tunnel. Not only did she play, but she also enjoyed a frosty and a picture with her friends in their birthday party bandanas. We have one question for Dixie’s mom–did she sleep that night?