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Operation Noah’s Ark

Written by: Emily Richards, fellow dog mom, friend and animal advocate In April of 2018, Animal Rescue Corps received a call for help. ARC is an organization that responds to animal rescue missions nationwide. When inhumane hoarding, breeding, abandonment, dog fighting, and various other abuse and neglect cases are uncovered around the country, Animal Rescue Read More

Meet L.E.A.D. Rescue

LEAD (Love Everything About Dogs) is a volunteer-run, non-profit 501(c)(3) dog rescue devoted to helping animals in need and lowering the euthanasia rates for Chicago area open-access shelters. LEAD Rescue NFP is a no-kill foster based dog rescue, that helps dogs in the Chicagoland area find loving, adoptive homes. LEAD first started unofficially, as a Read More

A Dog’s New Year Resolution.

written by: Side By Side Pet Food

This Year, Help Your Pet Get Healthier & Live Longer

Take The Whole Food Pledge!

Ahhh New Year’s Resolutions – a time to eat healthier, cut the sugar, ditch the booze, sleep more, get to the gym, floss (your teeth not the dance, but if that’s one of your resolutions… that’s cool too, you do you!) Every year millions of people make a commitment to themselves to get healthier, but what about our pets? Often times we forget to apply these same philosophies to our beloved fur babies, but not this year! This year is going to be the year your dog will feel better than ever, jump higher, run faster & add years to their life. Seem crazy? It’s not. The length & quality of their life starts in their bowls and in their bellies.

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Who Rescued Who, Vol. 2

This fall we created a bandana that was made to tell a story and provide 100% donation to the rescue of your selection. We are so excited to share the second story written by one of my FAVORITE families. We met them early on and I’ve (jes) spent 1.5 years working to get Sweet Lucy to let me pet her. It finally happened at our Winter Photos and I can now die happy. Here is their story: Read More

Winter Gloves For Dog Owners

UPDATE!! We have enough orders for free shipping (to rdmoc for your pick up) See details at end of blog.

It appears whether we intended to be our not, Real Dog Moms of Chicago has become a resource for all things dog. Most recently with the weather changing, we’ve been asked if we know a glove that saves us dog parents from freezing our fingers off when we walk/pick up after our dogs. Just like you, I had NO clue. Until now. Read More

Moose’s Mission

written by: Jenny McClear

Moose’s Mission started small, in my one bedroom apartment in the West Loop, with one volunteer – me. Read More

First-Time Pet Owners’ Guide to Adopting an Animal

Guest Blog written by: Jessica Brody of Our Best Friends 

Have you decided to adopt your first pet? Adopting a pet can be very exciting, especially if it is your first time as a pet owner. But, it can also bring up a whole bunch of questions that you didn’t even know you had. Because of this, it is very important that you enter pet parenthood well-informed. Read More

Spooky Pupkin Treats


Our dear friends from Side By Side Pet have made a special video for us on how to make at home, SPOOKY PUPKIN treats!! Please enjoy making and tag us in your after photos!!

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Who Rescued Who, Vol. 1

This fall we created a bandana that was made to tell a story and provide 100% donation to the rescue of your selection. We are so excited to share this first story written by a girl crush of mine. She’s a CACC transfer volunteer who’s Instagram stories always warm and break my heart. Read More

Foster life turned Fetching Tails Foundation

Written By:

Kristen Gottschalk
Co-Founder | Executive Director
Fetching Tails Foundation

Where do I even start with Wrigley? I adopted him with my now-husband 12 years ago so I was only 23 years old at the time. He was my first personal dog. I never had a breed preference when it came to owning a dog as I grew up with all large-breed dogs my entire life. But Chris wanted a lab and I wanted a male dog so we compromised. I still remember the day when we went to the foster family’s home and there were two lab brothers and we picked out our Wrigley.  Wrigley was a rescue from Hurricane Katrina and came up on a transport from Louisiana. Read More

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