We’re all feeling a little extra stress this week. This month. This year. This everything. Our pups are certainly picking up those cues. And if you’re working from home, you’re likely both getting a little antsy being inside all day. Ah, Chicago winter. Here are a few things you can do with your pup to change things up, give them a little brain and physical exercise and have a little fun. It doesn’t take long—a quick 10-minute or 15-minute session each day will do. And isn’t complicated—uses items you already have. It will build your bond, grow their confidence and give you some free time afterwards for that Zoom call or Netflix show on your to-binge list.
Disclaimer: I’m a dog mom, not a dog trainer or a vet. Please consult with yours before doing any new physical activities with your pup.
The dogs of Hinsdale Humane Society LOVE their beds, as you can see here with bonded pair, Sky and Rock. They each have their own bed, but clearly love to snuggle. Kuranda makes these amazing beds and while mostly indestructible, they do have their expiration date.
Several beds have reached their expiration date and I'd love to raise the funds to pay for these beds.
Each bed costs between $89 to $114, which is too much to ask anyone to send one full bed; but together every donation helps raise the total needed to replace the 5 bed we need which total $496.80 as shown below.
Won't you please help us reach our goal?
Share your puppy love with the world or send a gram to your crush. We all know we love our pets the most.
For a wee fee of $5 benefiting Hinsdale Humane Society, you can download our cute Valentine's Day-themed social media bundle. Since we can't host events, this is a small way to raise SOME funds for our local rescues. It's not much, so play along!
Hank’s Tragic Story
In March 2020, Michigan Doodle Rescue Connect (MDRC), a nonprofit dog rescue that specializes in rescuing poodle mixes (commonly referred to as “doodles”), received a phone call about a litter of puppies that were “free to a good home.” MDRC’s team sprang into action and rescued three dirty, matted, and malnourished springer-doodle siblings from an Amish breeder in rural west Michigan.
Gus moved in with us for what should have been a simple recovery from having a bad eye removed. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and nearly a month post surgery, Gus is having his wound opened a 3rd time, to be cleaned and cultured and flushed out. His eye is JUST NOT HEALING. This picture was on a good day last week and since then things just have gotten yuckier. We are sparing you the gory details.
Dr. Andrew Lee received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois-Chicago and then his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. As a Chicago area native, he is happy to be helping pets live their best lives in his hometown. Dr. Lee is passionate about forming life-long relationships with clients through education, compassion, trust, and works with owners to be active participants in the healthcare of their pets.
In his free time, Dr. Lee likes to spend time with friends and family, travel, exercise (but no running!), work on cars, fancy a new whiskey, watch movies, try new cuisine, and savor a lazy Sunday afternoon. He lives with Scout (an affectionate and sweet mixed breed dog), Sawyer (a hyperactive schnauzer), and Lego (a mischievous siamese cat).
You can find Dr. Lee helping pets and educating their owners at My Vet Animal Hospital in Bucktown starting this February. My Vet Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited hospital that is dedicated to providing gold standard medicine with compassion and attention to detail, while providing exceptional customer service. You can also follow Dr. Lee on his instagram @Dr.andrewlee.
Today is very important day. It's World Mental Health Day.
I was diagnosed as having "PTSD with Depression" in 2017, but once I started taking medication, I began to realize that I have been depressed my entire life. I also learned that my medications helped relieve the unrelenting anxiety that I never realized wasn't "the norm" either. Side story: I will work endlessly to break the stigma about being medicated. The clarity and warmth that I felt when my meds started working will always be the moment I go back to when I feel down.
REAL DOG MOMS OF CHICAGO
Our goal is to connect dog rescues, dog-friendly businesses & dog lovers. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we host fun events for dogs & humans at great places with all proceeds going to local dog rescues.