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Dogs and Cats - Pets in Chicago

Chicago relishes its dog friendly events and no-kill cat shelters; Fido and Miss Kitty never had it so good. Check here for adoption centers, dog parks, veterinarians, and other resources for enjoying your furry kings and queens.

What Breed is President Obama's Dog, Bo?

Find out the breed, see photos, and read about Barack Obama's controversial dog Bo.

Obama Dog Photos - Photo Gallery of Bo Obama, The First Dog

See a photo gallery of the President Barack Obama's dog, Bo, and the first family playing with their new dog Bo.

Vet Advice on Chicago Dog Parks

Learn what Dr. Scott Rovner of the Roscoe Village Animal Hospital advises about taking your dog to the Chicago dog parks.

Top Preventable Health Concerns for Chicago Dogs

Learn the top three preventable health concerns for dogs identified by Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner of the Roscoe Village Animal Hospital.

Chicago Doggie Easter Egg Hunt - 2009

Find the date, location, and details for the annual Chicago Doggie Easter Egg Hunt 2009.

Top 12 Chicago Dog Parks - Where to Take Your Dog Off-Leash

The Chicago Park District likes to call dog parks "dog friendly areas." But, if your dog is like mine, she won't know the difference.

Chicago's Dog Parks: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Sure, you want Fido to romp in Chicago's dog parks, but you first need a tag and a permit or you could face up to $500 in fines.

Dogs in Chicago Restaurants - Rules and Regulations

In 2008 Chicago dog owners can begin taking their dogs to restaurants that have outdoor patios. Find the rules and regulations of this city ordinance.

2007 Readers' Choice Awards for Pet Services from TAIL Magazine

From "Best Agility Instruction" to "Best Pet-Friendly Outdoor Cafe," the 2007 Readers' Choice Awards from TAIL magazine will point you in the right direction. (Although we're a little worried about how exactly they judged "Best Dog Food.")

The Anti-Cruelty Society - Chicago

Since 1899, these folks have been committed to the humane treatment of animals. Find information on adopting, volunteering, behavior training, and more.

City of Chicago Animal Care and Control Home Page

The city's official site for animal care. Find tips on adopting dogs, cats, and rabbits, a list of veterinarians, free city pet events, tips on finding a lost pet, and more.

Chicagoland Tails Magazine Home Page

Link to free monthly Chicago magazine that "celebrates the relationship between pets and their people."

PAWS - Chicago

Pets Are Worth Saving, a no-kill adoption agency, is dedicated to the humane care of abandoned pets, matching unwanted pets with loving homes, and the smart management of overpopulation. Find dogs available for adoption, adoption instructions, special events, and more.

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Updates

Although this site serves a medical association, it also provides the public with pet care updates and timely information about laws affecting pets and their owners.

Dog Advisory Working Group (DAWG)

A Chicago-based non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the dog ownership experience, foster positive community relations between dog and non-dog owners, and to combat aggressive behavior toward dogs and in dogs.

Felines Inc.

Kind of like a cat lady, but more organized. Felines Inc. shelters more than 100 cats in a two-story north side home. Find information on cat adoption, special needs cats, volunteer work, donations, and special events.

Tree House Animal Foundation

Chicago's largest cageless, no-kill cat shelter dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of strays. Find information on cat adoption, spay-neuter services, volunteering, special events, and more.

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