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  • Veterinarians take posts on Capitol Hill

    Veterinarians take posts on Capitol Hill

    Three veterinarians will join the ranks on Capitol Hill, and will take up posts in the offices of senators from Illinois and Minnesota, and a representative from Nebraska.

  • Top 8 dog parks in America

    Top 8 dog parks in America

    Seven states, eight parks; DogTime takes a look at the best public places to take your dog; each locale is unique, and includes obstacles, water, and more.

  • Proposed Illinois bill would put rescue pets at risk

    Proposed Illinois bill would put rescue pets at risk

    Illinois Senate Bill 628 would make it mandatory for private shelters and rescues to turn over any animal taken in to their facility to animal control within 24 hours.

  • Critics divided on controversial sport of dog “weight-pulling”

    Critics divided on controversial sport of dog “weight-pulling”

    Dog weight pulling is where a dog is attached via harness to a wagon that’s loaded with heavy objects; the object is to see how far the animal can pull it in the fastest time.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.

  • Dog and man reunite more than a week after tornado

    Dog and man reunite more than a week after tornado

    A man in Washington, Illinois, thought he lost his 6-month-old Pit Bull Terrier in the devastating tornadoes, but the puppy survived for 9 days underneath a pile of rubble.

  • Illinois tornado survivor finds his lost dog in the rubble

    Illinois tornado survivor finds his lost dog in the rubble

    An Illinois man, whose house was destroyed by the recent devastating tornadoes, thought he lost his family’s beloved family dog, too, but the pooch survived.

  • Dog finds new home with firefighter who saved him

    Dog finds new home with firefighter who saved him

    After rescuing a yellow Lab from a burning home and resuscitating him, Swansea Fire Chief John McGuire later adopted the dog when his owners surrendered the animal.

  • Retired Military Working Dog passes away

    Retired Military Working Dog passes away

    Golden Retriever Freddie was more than just man’s best friend — he was a hero, especially to veteran Ryan Anderson of Galva, Ill. Anderson, who worked as a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler, first met Freddie back in 2009 while the two were serving in Afghanistan. Though Freddie started off as a show dog in […]

  • Photo of service dog at college graduation goes viral

    Photo of service dog at college graduation goes viral

    Many students received their well-deserved diplomas at the University of Illinois commencement this spring, but a Labrador Retriever named Hero was certainly the vale-dog-torian at the U of I College of Applied Health Sciences graduation ceremony last Saturday. Orland Park, Illinois native Bridget Evans lives with a condition called Spina bifida and uses a wheelchair […]