Category Archives: Animals and Pets

Cat Film Festival in Chicago September 10

For those who love cats, a special film program, The Cat Film Festival, will be at the Century Centre 7 and Highland Park theaters on Tuesday Sept. 10. Showtime and programs are listed below.

The festival celebrates our love for cats, illustrated through film. Unlike Internet video festivals, these programs are works of art, thoughtfully curated by pet wellness expert and champion, Tracie Hotchner.

The Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, cats have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them. The Cat Film Festival enhances our appreciation and understanding of how cats share our world, while benefiting cat welfare nationwide.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Century Centre 7 , 2828 N. Clark St. , Chicago
Renaissance Place , 1850 2nd St. Downtown , Highland Park

A portion of every ticket benefits local animal welfare organizations Treehouse Humane and Save a Pet.To purchase tickets or for more information:

Tickets will also be available at the box office .


The Cat Film Festival 2019 (2 Hours)

[The films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.]

The Pet Effect (2:00) Prescription: cat; Little Works of Art (13:00) Kim Best’s look at Harold “Cat Man” Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, which houses over 10,000 cat-related objects and honors cats as “little works of art”; Art’s Automotive (6:00 )Erik Dumas’ animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an automotive repair robot in the future; Akamatsu the Cat (10:00) Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about life with a disabled kitty cat, Akamatsu, who was paralyzed but went on to live another 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair; Pure Fluff (4:00) Sean Skelton’s documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this combative challenge; Winter Break (5:00) Rick Hamilton’s look at the thoughts of a school teacher who has only her cat for company during winter break; Guardians of Recoleta (21:00) Blake & Adrienne Kuhre (who run their own non-profit cat rescue in Los Angeles) examine the community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers; Scaredy, the Cat (8:00)  Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people whom she eagerly greets; Marnie: The Cat Guru (2:00) Anca Vlasan’s philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness; Cat Nation: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26:00)  Tim Delmastro’s documentary about Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats; Instagram Cat Mom (5:00) Jess Spawn’s mockumentary takes us behind the scenes on the lengths people might go to for the purrfect photo to post online; Samantha and the Rock Cats (11:00)  Jacob Feiring’s documentary follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show; Mittens from Kittens (4:00) Kim Best’s documentary shows how one woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair into spinning and knitting it into useful item; Beth Is Not a Cat (3:00) Beth is not a cat, but looks like one, which perplexes her orange tabby.

*Program subject to change without notice

About the Festival Founder

In 2015 the first NY Dog Film Festival™ premiered in New York City to a sold out theater. In 2017 the first annual NY Cat Film Festival™ followed suit, both events growing out of Tracie Hotchner’s desire as a pet wellness advocate to expand her Radio Pet Lady™ Network’s outreach to educate the public about adoption, health issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives.  Today, both festivals travel the country, delighting pet lovers everywhere.

Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know as well as THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know. She is recognized as a thought leader in improving the lives of companion animals and is the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio.

She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® for over 7 years on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM until the channel was canceled. Tracie then created her own Radio Pet Lady™ Network, where she still produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.

Tracie continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after more than 12 consecutive years and 575 shows.


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Halloween Boystown Chicago Events


Join us Saturday Oct 20, 10am-12pm for the Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl hosted by Miss Foozie presented by A Dog’s Best Friend and Northalsted – a fun pre-Halloween dog party and neighborhood walk with prize raffle, gift bag, treats and After Party at Lark featuring Alaskan Brewing Co. Oktoberfest sampling. Dog costumes optional but encouraged!

$5 registration per dog includes raffle entry and goodie bag/treats.

Participating locations: The Leigh Gallery – FFC Boystown – Chicago Male Salon – Double Trip Press – Trickery Chicago – Men’s Room Chicago – Universal Wellness Source – Ricci Kapricci – Sapphire Nail Salon – Little Jim’s on Halsted St

Thanks to vendor participants: Countryside Bank – TheK9PT – Canine Rehabilitation & Wellness – Children’s Learning Place – Drew’s on Halsted – Live Like Roo Foundation

Get to work on your costume! The 22nd Annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Costume Contest  returns Wednesday October 31, 7:30pm bigger and scarier than ever! Brought to you MB Financial Bank.

The Parade will be led by a lit AF glowing party bus with a 10,000 watt sound system! Followed by the always spectacular Chicago Thriller dancers, Lakeside Pride Marching Band, and more.

The Costume Contest has total of $4,000 in cash & prizes in four categories: Theme, Group, Drag & Scary. Featuring a panel of drag queen judges and spectator Instagram hashtag voting! Winners Ceremony presented by Circuit Mom. More details at


BIGGEST Show on Earth! April






The most impressive and immense big top on the planet – part of the largest touring production ever created – has been raised today at Soldier Field South Lot in Chicago, in preparation for the much anticipated Midwest debut of Odysseo, the latest theatrical adventure by Cavalia. Following the Montreal company’s original and eponymous production Cavalia, which enjoyed a very successful run in Chicago in 2009, the new $30 million theatrical production imagined by Normand Latourelle will begin its run April 1 with matinee and evening performances through April 23. Odysseo is a veritable revolution in live entertainment that marries the equestrian arts, stage performances, and high-tech theatrical effects in never-before-seen ways.

Tickets are now on sale at or by calling 1-866-999-8111.


Standing 125 feet tall and covering a surface area of 58,397 square feet – the size of the adjacent Chicago Bears’ football field – Odysseo’s exceptional White Big Top is twice the size of the one that housed Cavalia. The giant tent is a mix of art, technology and advanced engineering. In order to break through the limitations of standard big top tents, allow for more flexibility in the performance area, and to give the horses the space they need to express themselves in all their beauty, Normand Latourelle, Cavalia’s artistic director and founder, partnered with specialized companies in Europe and Canada to create this high-tech structure. By removing the usual supporting masts from the stage and shifting the weight of the structure from the masts to three arches above the tent, this specially designed White Big Top is the best environment for the horses and acrobats to perform breathtaking numbers and for the creative team to design immense staging.

This unprecedented ‘traveling theatre’ is also composed of several exceptional features including its grandiose stage – larger than the United Center ice rink – that enables large-scale, cutting-edge creative performances. Surrounded by bleachers with 2,074 seats, the 17,500-square-foot stage requires 10,000 tons of stone, earth and sand to create so that it offers a vast space of freedom where 65 horses and 48 artists can display their intimate collaboration.


To help immerse the audience in the magical world of Odysseo, images of the most beautiful landscapes from around the world are projected throughout the show onto an 8,400-square-foot screen. Its technical grid, worthy of the largest permanent installations in Las Vegas, New York or London, can support 80 tons of equipment for the stage needs of the show, including a majestic life-sized merry-go-round.


Never afraid of using unparalleled technical, visual, and sound infrastructure, the Odysseo creative team has invented a feast for the eyes, a multi-dimensional spectacle with staggering effects created by state-of-the-art scenery. During the breathtaking finale, a vertiginous virtual waterfall overhangs a lake made possible by an underground drain system that releases 40,000 gallons of recycled water onto the stage, in which horses, riders, and artists join to frolic, leaving behind them the traces of their splashes—and an astonished audience.

The White Big Top you see right now at Soldier Filed, is just one part of a larger community; the Odysseo village will take shape over the next few weeks and consists of five tents: the White Big Top, the stable tent, the Rendez-Vous VIP tent, the warm-up & artistic tent, and the kitchen tent serving the 200 employees. In total, 110 semi-trailer trucks will be required to transport the world’s largest touring production to Chicago. THIS WILL BE HUGE!


TICKETS – Adult tickets are priced from $34.50 to $144.50 (no service charge). Special pricing and packages also available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+). For an extra special outing, the Rendez-Vous VIP package offers the best seats in the house, full meal buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The Rendez-Vous VIP package prices range from $144.50 to $269.50 (no service charge).


ABOUT CAVALIA INC. Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia Inc. is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage, and the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates magical, unique, never-before-seen experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 4 million people across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia since its 2003 debut. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere. Follow Cavalia’s latest developments at or #OdysseoCHI


Fred Says Fundraiser at Progress Bar for Photo Project June 14

progress bar chicago fred says

‘When Dogs Heal,’

a pet friendly HIV-campaign

Fred Says is hosting a fundraiser at Progress Bar for their new photographic project that raises awareness about HIV/AIDS and pet owners.
WHAT: “When Dogs Heal”, is a new project organized by Fred Says, highlights the incredible role dogs play in helping their owners heal from emotional and physical ailments. This Chicago fundraiser will feature award winning pet photographer, Jesse Freidin, who will take photo-booth style pictures of people and their pets while attendees sip cocktails and eat small brunch items at Progress Bar, 3359 N. Halsted Street. The event is open to the public and serves as a fundraiser for the Fred Says and their new project.
WHY: Fred Says is compiling the pictures taken for a book that will photographically depict the profound healing effect dogs have on humans. After receiving a cancer diagnosis and shortly thereafter an HIV+ diagnosis, Dr. Rob Garofalo, Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, adopted Fred, a Yorkie puppy and face of the charity, and quickly began to see a drastic change in his physical and mental well-being. Dr. Garofalo credits Fred with “saving his life.” While Saturday’s event is about pets and their owners, all photos will not have to used in the book
Studies have repeatedly shown that people with pets are healthier, happier and less depressed than those without pets. The social support a pet provides its owner decreases stress and encourages more social interactions which can help decrease depression and isolation. Dr. Natalie Marks is one of the owners of Blum Animal Hospital and voted “Veterinarian of the Year” in 2012 says, “Pets have an incredible ability to heal on not only a physical but also a mental/emotional level.

It is well documented that petting a dog or cat can significantly lower blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol (stress hormone) levels…The strength of the human-animal bond is almost beyond description and companion animals should be part of the healing process for many chronic illnesses.”
On June 15th, Jesse Freidin will be doing closed-studio portraits of people who are HIV+ and have dogs. Those interested in participating in this portion should email Zach Stafford,
HOW: A suggested donation of $15 is encouraged to attend, and $25 to attend and have a portrait taken by Jesse Freidin.

WHO: 21+ with proper I.D, dogs encouraged.

WHEN: Saturday, June 14th from 12pm-3pm. Doors open at 12pm.




Two Dogs in Chicago Desperately Need a Home!

Sadie & Wilson
These two witnessed their owner’s death and were found 2 days later
in the home – they were then sent to a kill kennel and separated.
Famous Fido was able to rescue them from death and they are now together
again. They are being boarded together at a kennel but they are

They have to leave the kennel by this Friday, July 26th.

Sadie is a very sweet 5 – 7 year old Lab mix, Dear, sad Wilson (a 5
– 7 year old Shepard) hasn’t fared as well. He’s despondent and truly
needs a truly experienced dog-nurturer (with patience and heart) to help
him through his depression. He needs a yard without any other dogs,
cats, or children.

Sadie & Wilson and bonded, but if they have to be separated we
will consider it. These dogs have no where to go and need help – these
lives are worth saving. Any donations would be helpful for boarding
costs and care.

Please contact GLORIA at 773.907.0305

Dog Poop in Chicago…The BEST bag ever Invented!

Is there anything worse, then walking down the street, minding your own business, and step in some business! Dog Poop. It stinks and it’s messy, it’s nasty, there is NO REASON for it  and Dog owners need to take responsibility.

 in some cities, people are SO LAZY,
they don’t bother to pick up their dogs poop! And I am so sick of it!
If you own a dog, clean up after it!

The island of Capri (Italy)  is going high-tech to deal with an age-old problem: dog
poop.They have solved the problem and more cities are talking about it.

The mayor of the island, located off the coast of Naples, is determined to
rid Capri of the rather distasteful predicament by using DNA testing.

The small island is a large tourist destination and is home to 7,305 people
owning 1,000 dogs. Unfortunately, some of the residents seem unwilling to scoop
up poop. In order to maintain the pristine setting Capri is famous for, the city
is using technology to track down pet owners who befoul the town by leaving
piles of scat behind.

The mayor plans to take advantage of a law that requires dogs to undergo a
blood test for canine diseases. The city will use the blood to perform DNA tests
on puppy excrement and identify the source of the smelly mess.

Ok – so lets say you ALWAYS pick your dogs poop. You grab one of those “recycle bags” that every store in the world  uses now, right? And you throw it away. But then what? Where does it go?? It gets sent
off somewhere, to live on forever and ever and ever.

may not think about it, but chances are if you have a dog you’re creating
excess waste, somewhere. There are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the
United States. That’s a lot of poop! 

A brilliant man in Chicago has come up with THE BEST solution, and THE BEST DOG POOP bags ever made!  Biodegradable Poop Bags by meet the ASTM D6400
specification for biodegradability, compostability, and comply
with California’s compostable product claims.*
FACT  — 20-30% of all pollutants in waterways attributed to dog waste:
Pollutants originating from rainwater run-off via sewer systems, and
dogs pooping near watersheds or beaches. Overall, it is believed dog
waste is third or fourth on the list of contributors to bacteria in
contaminated waters.

plastic bag manufacturers probably use the term “biodegradability” –
shall we say – loosely and lightly. The ASTM D6400 specification puts a
kibosh on all of that. Basically, the specification requires that the
material is fully tested to ensure that it will degrade at a similar
rate as an apple (composting), and that no large plastic fragments
should remain.

More than likely, the loose and light manufacturers’ bags do not meet
biodegradable/compostable standards of any sort, and are just regular
plastic bags. All in all, bag manufacturers – who claim their bags are
biodegradable or compostable but do not meet the ASTM specifications –
are misleading consumers and are acting negligently towards the

California’s law, SB 1749, maintains that bags should meet the ASTM
D6400 specification for compostable product claims. Several other states
are also instituting policies like California. The Original PoopBags
proudly meet this standard, and our other bags meet national ASTM
certifications as well.

Additional Facts about Poop Bags:
– Made from a combination of corn and other renewable products.

– Shelf stable just like paper plates or paper towels.

– There are no chemical additives to enhance decomposition. The bags
degrade naturally when exposed to the earth’s elements and
micro-organisms in the soil.

– “Breathe” – allowing heat and moisture to escape or evaporate. This
feature reduces bacterial build-up of collected waste, thus reducing

– Will decompose in a commercial composting environment between 60 and 90 days after use. strongly urges consumers not to
place feces-filled bags into home composting systems or green bins as
this could lead to E.coli contamination. Basically, dogs eat meat.

– Will decompose in a natural setting at an extended rate comparable
to other naturally compostable materials, such as paper, leaves and food

If the poop bags are placed in an “open” or “turned” landfill they
will decompose at a rate similar to other biodegradable/compostable
materials in the same setting. 

If the landfill is anaerobic/locked, no
biodegradable/compostable products will degrade – even banana peels.

*Please note this statement does not apply to the flushable bags.



Charity Bingo at Hamburger Marys April 8th

 FAMOUS FIDO RESCUE Founder and businesswoman Gloria Lissner has been rescuing homeless dogs since 1975. She had become increasingly frustrated with the staggering number of
adoptable animals destroyed every year in the Chicago land area. Her goal is to Chicago a NO KILL city.
Come by Hamburger Marys on April 8th for fun and charity!! 
Bingo, prizes, drink specials.
5400 N Clark St  Chicago

Chihuahua Rescue and Awareness Feb 24th


FRED SAYS Yorkie Raises Money for HIV AIDS Dec. 8th

Who Is Fred?

I’m a cute little yorkie

 with a big heart!

I am a Yorkshire Terrier in Chicago and adopted by my Dad, Rob Garofalo. 

Dad says I’m a miracle because I helped him through
some of the darkest periods in his life (professionally, health wise
and personally).

I seem to have a therapeutic affect on people,
because I’m cute as a button and sassy.

It was Daddy’s idea to put me
to work — using my image to sell boxes of greeting cards. The proceeds
go to care for HIV+ adolescents who do not have health insurance. I don’t
mind because it is a great cause.


Saturday, December 8, 2012
4:00pm until 7:00pm
 @  SCARLET      3320 North Halsted Street

is raising money to support the healthcare of HIV+ Teens this holiday
season at Scarlet! There will be drinks, complimentary hors d’oeurves
from the generous folk at Taverna750, raffle prizes and lots of holiday

Also there will be the live world premiere screening of
Fred’s first promotional video to support the charity’s work — it is
not to be missed!!

So please come join us and bring your friends.

Suggested donation of $10 or $20. The $20 donation includes a box of
Fred Says greeting cards – which make an excellent holiday gift.

Facebook  invite


Awesome Chicago Holiday Dinner Dance Gala for Famous Fido

On Friday December 9, Famous Fido will be hosting a Gala Holiday Dinner, and you’re invited! Not
only will this event be a chance to eat, drink, dance, and shop at our
Holiday Bazaar, Silent Auction and Raffle, and the proceeds will benefit Famous Fido’s important work
in the year to come. 

Come share the joy that animals bring to your life!

Friday, December 9, 6PM
Grossinger Auto Plex  @  1530 N Dayton Ave (North and Clybourn)
Tickets are $30 each, or $50 for 2
Dinner buffet, wine, beer and soft drinks! What a deal!

And Every
dollar will go back to the animals. Join us in ringing in the holidays
with some smiles, laughter, and joy, all for a great cause! Your support
keeps these animals off the streets and gets them into the homes they

Purchase tickets
please call  773-907-0305

More details  online.


Famous Fido Dog Adoption Fun Oct. 15-16


PAWS Chicago Run Walk Fundraiser Sept. 25

 PAWS Chicago’s 11th Annual Run for Their Lives to Benefit Homeless Pets
A crowd of more than 5,000 runners, walkers and pooches are expected to attend!

The  11th Annual Run for Their Lives is expected to attract a larger crowd then ever before to raise money for Chicago’s homeless pets.  

Support PAWS Chicago’s mission to build a No Kill city by running or walking for homeless animals. Bring the whole family to participate in the child and pet-friendly 4K Walk or compete against the clock in the 8K Run.

By participating, collecting pledges, or both, you can win great prizes while helping PAWS Chicago build a No Kill city!  A canine carnival, animal communicator and Disney Spooky Buddies Howl-o-ween dog/owner costume contest are just a few of the other attractions offered at the event.
This annual event is extremely important in raising funds for PAWS Chicago’s life-saving programs. PAWS Chicago works to end the unnecessary killing of homeless pets through free spay/neuter for pets of Chicago residents on public assistance; adoptions through the Midwest’s only state-of-the-art, cageless Adoption & Humane Center; and community education programs.
Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped more than 50 percent.  PAWS Chicago is working to build a No Kill Chicago—a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless.
WHERE:        Montrose Harbor
                        – Just east of the Montrose Harbor Drive and Simonds Drive intersection
                        – Parking is available throughout the park
WHEN:           Sunday, September 25      9 a.m.



Dog Adoption Sat. Sept. 10 in Andersonville

Over a dozen dogs need a home, this Saturday, Sept. 10th!!

Dogs who really need
Loving and Happy Homes will be on hand and available for adoption at the event – 
These dogs are  all saved from Kill-Shelters and REALLY  need your support!

Saturday, September 10, 2011       9:30am – 5:00pm

Famous Fido Rescue   and Adoption Alliance
5430 North Clark    Chicago, IL 60640        Rear Parking Lot
Please call us at:   773.907.0305
or visit us us at:   


Dog Rescue Rummage Sale in Andersonville Aug. 21-22


3rd Annual:
Saturday, August 21, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday, August 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm
Monies raised at the RESCUE RUMMAGE SALE will help our rescue dogs by providing…

Much Needed Food!
Medical Care!
Spaying & Neutering Services!
Necessary Shots!
and Micro-chip to ensure that these dogs can be located if lost again in the future.
– in addition, you can help by donating items that can be sold – items from your attic or from your spring cleaning can help us raise funds and save a life!
Please contribute to our worthy cause, it will also help fund our rescue cookie boxes, allowing us to raise funds for the many animals we are trying to save lives at kill shelters!
Please contact Gloria to make donations and donate items at:
Famous Fido Rescue     and Adoption Alliance
5430 North Clark    Chicago, IL 60640    Rear Parking Lot
Please call us at:    773.907.0305
or visit us us at:    


Animal RESCUE Rummage Sale July 16-17

2nd Annual:
Saturday, July 16, 2011
9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, July 17, 2011
10:00am – 5:00pm

Items for sale include:
Furniture, Home-decor & accersories, housewares, antique furniture, linens, one-of-a-kind collectibles, apparel, books, DVD’s, Children’s Items, and much more!
Monies raised at the RESCUE RUMMAGE SALE will help our rescue dogs by providing:
Much Needed Food!
Medical Care!
Spaying & Neutering Services!
Necessary Shots!
and Micro-chip to ensure that these dogs can be located if lost again in the future.

Famous Fido Rescue    and Adoption Alliance
5430 North Clark   Chicago, IL 60640    Rear Parking Lot
Please call us at:    773.907.0305
or visit us us at:   


Rummage Sale – To Help Animal Rescue June 18-19 in Andersonville

1st Annual:

in  Andersonville
Saturday, June 18, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, June 19, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm
Monies raised at the RESCUE RUMMAGE SALE will help our rescue dogs by providing:

Much Needed Food!
Medical Care!

Spaying & Neutering Services!
Necessary Shots!

and Micro-chip to ensure that these dogs can be located if lost again in the future.

– in addition, you can help by donating items that can be sold – items from your attic or from your spring cleaning can help us raise funds and save a life!
Please contribute to our worthy cause, it will also help fund our rescue cookie boxes, allowing us to raise funds for the many animals we are trying to save lives at kill shelters!
Please contact Gloria to make donations and donate items at:
Famous Fido Rescue    and Adoption Alliance
5430 North Clark   Chicago, IL 60640     Rear Parking Lot
Please call us at:    773.907.0305
or visit:



HELP! These Dogs Need a Good Home in Chicago!


Gloria Lissner, owner
of Happy Tails,in Andersonville,  is founder of a new  Rescue & Adoption Alliance. She has 4 rescues in her shop that are ready & waiting for good homes. If you are  interested in adoption, please give her a call today and  make an appointment to meet the dogs. You won’t regret it!
5430 N Clark       773.907.0305

Daryl • 1.5 yrs, male
Shar Pei/Boxer mix. Has great energy and loves the outdoors

Foxy • 4-years, female Sheltie mix. She was badly abused and
could use a quiet home with consistent love and attention.

Lucky • 1-yr, male Terrier/ Bichon. Playful and loving,
he prefers consistency in routine and would do well with an affectionate family or individual.

Cookie • 1.5 yr, female Bulldog/ Boxer mix.Cookie was found
crated in the basement of a drug den. Despite this, she is super  sweet and loves to play.

All are neutered & have their shots.


Sunday April 3rd Famous Fido Animal Rescue Event Las Manos Gallery

Famous Fido


Best Friends – Help Homless Pets and SMILE


Frazzled from shopping yet?  Tired of the crowds?

This will put a smile on your face !

Watch these adorable dogs decorate cookies and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style. They’re not only spreading good cheer, they have an important message to share— Make a holiday wish come true for a homeless dog or cat…ADOPT!

HOMELESS PETS – It’s so sad.  Best Friends Animal Society   is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. At the core of Best Friends’ work is the dream that one day kindness will replace cruelty, and animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Spaying and neutering will be the rule for all pets and adoption will be the first option for everyone. Making this dream a reality is the mission we call No More Homeless Pets. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. 

Sponsor an animal. Help buy food. Donate a dollar or two. Your contribution to Best Friends goes straight to work helping tens of thousands of animals both at the sanctuary at Best Friends and through outreach and rescue programs all around the country.

For more information visit: 

(there are lots of fun videos on their site – sure to make you smile!)