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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.

The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.
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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.




Steve Dale’s Pet World 11/11/2018

Steve Dale answers listeners’ questions; discusses the importance of service dogs; and invites Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot to share why she cares about companion animals and how she plans to to ensure pet care education is easily accessible for all. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World: Full Show 11-4-18

On this Election Day weekend, Steve Dale chats with candidate Paul Vallas about why companion animals are important to him. They also chat about issues like lead in water. Tune in here for the full show.


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/28/2018 | Fear Free Pets

Steve Dale is joined in-studio by America’s Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker to learn the secret on how to remove the fear, anxiety and stress of veterinary visits. Dr. Becker shares information about Fear Free Pets, the many ways that procedures at the veterinarian have changed over time, and more. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/21/2018 | Pet Gotcha Day!

Steve Dale is joined in-studio by Crystal Broccardo of Pet Gotcha Day, accompanied by Batman and Wolverine, to discuss Pet Gotcha Day! with Heroes to the Rescue! The Pet Gotcha Day Foundation is a non-profit aiming to ensure that no pet is left-behind, regardless of age or being seen as “at risk”. Pet Gotcha Day! will be held November 3rd and will be a day filled with infamous superheroes, adoptable animals, and more. Tickets can be purchased HERE! Learn more at […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/14/2018

Steve Dale welcomes Dr. Brooke Bartell of MedVet Chicago into the studio to talk emergency medicines, the many concerns that arise during the Halloween season, and much more. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/6/18

On this episode, Steve chats with Shorty Rossi, star of Pit Boss on Animal Planet. Rossi is brining a Freedom Tour to Chicago this Wednesday, October 10. He says that pit bulls are most commonly seen in animal shelters, but in fact, those pit bulls are mixed breeds. One of his goals with this tour is to bring public awareness to these breeds of dogs. Greg Alonzo and his wife have been working with rescue pets for about eleven years, […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/30/18

It’s a super spooky edition of Steve Dale’s Pet World as Steve chats Gabbie Roderer, Pet Living Manager at Chalet in Wilmette. Gabbie talks about the phenomenon of Halloween costumes for your pet and how to dress up your pet while making sure they stay comfortable. Plus, Steve reports on a new FDA warning regarding flea and tick products. For more, visit


Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/23/2018

Steve Dale speaks with Fear Free Certified Dr. Todd McKracken. As the veterinary services manager at CEVA Animal Health, he is the veterinarian responsible for Chicago and much of the Midwest. Dr. McKracken discusses some concerns about certain flea and tick products due to a warning issued by the FDA, answers listeners’ questions, and more. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/16/2018

Happy Puppy Mill Awareness Day! Steve Dale is joined in studio by Renata Block to discuss The Puppy Mill Project‘s march down Michigan Ave to create educational awareness about where dogs that are sold in stores are really coming form. Renata also shares information about Canine Companions for Independence and their upcoming doggie runway fashion show, HAUTE DOG | CHICAGO. The show will feature some of latest fall fashions, a silent auction, and much more. The show takes place September 20th...


Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/9/2018

Steve Dale speaks with veterinary parasitologist and distinguished professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michael Dryden, about the expansion of ticks and the epidemic that is currently growing. Steve also discusses the importance of your cat’s diet and the direct effect it can have on your pet’s life span with Dr. Kurt Venator, chief medical officer at Purina. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World- 9/2/18

In this episode ovarian cancer is the topic. Steve welcomes Vallie Szymanski of Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness and and Sue Janson to talk about how dogs can help create a breakthrough with early discovery of ovarian cancer.


Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/26/18

This week on Steve Dale’s Pet World: It’s National Dog Day! Steve welcomes Beckie Tomala of Chicago Canine Rescue to talk about saving and adopting dogs here in the city and the “Doc Emrick dogs” that are looking for their forever homes.


Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/19/2018

Steve Dale is joined in-studio by Erica Bishaf and Crystal Broccardo of Pet Gotcha Day to discuss their efforts to motivate potential animal adopters. Through 360-degree interactive videos, Pet Gotcha Day provides a way for you to get to know more about a future pet from the comfort of your home. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/12/2018

Steve Dale speaks with the Executive Director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), Kelly Gandurski, about the recent rescue of over 45 dogs from a home in the South Side of Chicago. CACC rescued every animal safely and all of the animals are currently being placed in homes and foster care at an amazing rate. Steve also speaks with Allycia Durst of the Lincoln Park Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers about the upcoming Bowling For Rhinos Fundraiser. 100% […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/5/2018

Steve Dale speaks with Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas about the importance of companion animals and the impact they have on their owners and the communities they inhabit as well. Paul also shares his plans for Animal Care and Control and the integration of heightened focus on companion animals if he wins the election. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World 07/29/18

Natalie Marks joined the show to discuss ‘Fear Free’. It is a new initiative in veterinarian clinics that takes extra steps to make sure you pet has positive and relaxed experience. Learn more @


Steve Dale’s Pet World 7/22/2018

Steve Dale speaks with the Co-founder of Alley Cat Allies, Becky Robinson, as she prepares to be today’s keynote speaker at The Meow Meet-Up. Becky shares details about what Alley Cat Allies is, the benefits of TNR (trap-neuter-return), and more. The Board Secretary and Adoption Counselor at CARE – Community Animal Rescue Effort Adoption Center, Diane Moe, also calls-in to talk about all of the work the center does and the opening of the new facilities in Skokie. Learn more […]


Steve Dale 7/15/2018: Susan Russell, former director of Chicago Animal Care and Control

Steve Dale is joined in studio by the former director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, Susan Russell, to discuss her controversial firing. Susan and Steve explore her accomplishments while working with the Chicago Animal Care and Control; the importance of continuing to support the volunteers and all other employees in their efforts; and more. Learn more at


Steve Dale’s Pet World 7/8/2018

Steve Dale is joined by Dr. Kendall Houlihan and CEO and Co-Founder of the Catnip Times, Lauren Mieli Morales, to get a full rundown on the upcoming Meow Meet Up – the largest cat convention in Chicago. Held July 21-22 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, the convention will feature various informative presentations, kitty-yoga, and more. You can save $5 on your ticket to the Meow Meet Up by using the Promo Code STEVE...


Steve Dale’s Pet World 07/01/2018

As the summer heat officially hits, Steve Dale advises everyone to take their dogs out for an early morning walk to avoid the heat and remember to never leave your pet inside a hot car. Alderman Nick Sposato joins Steve to discuss the recent termination of Susan Russell, Executive Director of Chicago Animal Care ad Control. Learn more at: