November 30, 2011 |
Listen, I like Ozzie Guillen. I really do. We were two of the only people in Chicago with back-to-back Z's in our first name. But there comes a time in a dog's life when he must take a stand. Ozzie has crossed a line. And behalf of all dogs in this fine world, I've got to put him - and all dog owners, for that matter--in his place. Please, for the love of all that is sacred, don't kiss your dog with an open mouth like the Ozman did on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. First of all, it looks downright revolting.
November 14, 2013 |
Who's a better date than your own dog? The Houndstooth Ball, an annual gala hosted by Chicago-based dog rescue group One Tail at a Time, will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 6 at Architectural Artifacts (4325 N. Ravenswood). The ball, which welcomes dogs and dog owners alike, is the main annual fundraiser for the organization, which has found homes for more than 200 dogs this year. The organization, Logan Square, works to facilitate adoptions of dogs from local pounds, as well as to find temporary foster homes for dogs at risk of being euthanized.
January 4, 2012 |
A horrific dog attack that left a jogger critically injured this week has brought to light a familiar debate over laws governing animals and their owners. Joseph Finley, 62, was mauled by two pit bulls Monday while he was running on a path in Rainbow Beach Park. A bystander came to beat the dogs off with a bat, and police fatally shot the animals when officers arrived to the scene. Finley remained in critical condition Wednesday night at Stroger Hospital. The incident has reignited conflict between Chicago dog owners who take care of their pets and residents who...
January 10, 2012 |
After all the disturbing news in Chicago about pit bull attacks, it's nice to see responsible dog owners and the athletic pooches they have trained to participate in the Olympic-style events at the 14th annual Purina Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals. NBC will air the Finals, which took place in St. Louis in October, at 4 p.m. Jan. 14. The network provided this teaser clip of dogs from around the world competing in events such as Dog Diving, Freestyle Flying Disc, 30-Weave Pole Race, Jack Russell Hurdles and Agility.
January 4, 2012 |
Chicago's municipal code defines so-called dangerous dogs, mandates restrictions on them and imposes penalties on irresponsible dog owners. Here's a breakdown. Leash ordinance Letter of the law: It's illegal for animals to be outside their owners' property lines without a leash - unless the animal is a dog at a dog park. Violations: If no one is severely injured or killed and there is no property damage, the fine is $300. If someone is severely injured or killed, owners face fines of $1,000-$10,000 and the possibility of jail time and community service.
January 8, 2014 |
Looking for love this year? Or at least a date? You may get online to help you check off that New Year's resolution of finding a mate. The real question is will you get a message from that potential special someone? Well, dating site Plenty of Fish said that depends on a number of factors including age, education, and income among others. This month, the site said it processed 1.8 million messages over seven days from heterosexual users in the U.S. ages 25 to 35 to describe the most desirable men and women in 2014.