Category Archives: Pets

Governor Pritzker: Please Pardon Luna, the Coyote, and Allow Her to Return Home

After a Year Full of Misery, Governor Pritzker Could Start 2021 by Making the Land of Lincoln a Bit More Humane and a Little Less Corrupt.

Tinley Park, IL – USA | February 23, 2021 — As a new year begins, Tinley Park resident Tomi Tranchita continues to grieve for Luna the Coyote, the lone survivor of an illegal and brutal seizure by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) in April 2019. Luna’s three pack mates died as a result and elderly Luna is languishing at a facility in Indiana while Tranchita continues to battle IDNR in the courts.

IDNR Conservation Sergeant Joshua Mooi, who had moved near Tranchita, orchestrated the raid that initiated the isolation of Luna and separation from Tranchita. IDNR’S explanation is because she had inadvertently forgotten to renew a $25 state permit, yet her facility has been federally licensed the entire 13 years of its operation.

“Mooi knew that none of my coyotes posed an imminent danger to anyone. He interviewed our neighbors, learned they had no complaints whatsoever about the coyotes and examined state and federal licensing and permitting records. Yet, he arrived at my home at the crack of dawn with a rifle slung over his shoulder,” Tomi Tranchita, who called her Wildlife Educational Program and Refuge, Happy Coyotes: Truths about Peaceful Coexistence.

Tranchita videotaped the seizure of her coyotes, who had never experienced inhumane treatment, but rather greeted visitors with wagging tails. According to her, “I offered to get any state permits needed. I begged to crate the animals, as they were crate trained as part of her USDA emergency plan, but Mooi insisted on having the coyotes chased, cornered, and shot with tranquilizer darts — but refused to wait for the tranquilizer to take effect —supposedly he was in a hurry to leave on vacation that afternoon. So, they then used cruel chokeholds.”

For reasons that bewilder and dismay Tranchita and some 50,000 petition signers, the Illinois agency prevails in insisting she have a fur-bearing mammal breeder permit, and since last spring, a hound running area permit. The hound running area permit, not required by the IDNR of any other wildlife facility with coyotes, is the issue currently before the federal court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Luna, whom Tranchita rescued as an orphaned pup, still lives, but spends her days in constant fear of everything, relieved only by rare visits from Tranchita, her only bonded human. “We are pleading with the Governor and others with political power to remedy this tragedy that should have never occurred, especially over a little red tape. By pardoning Luna, Pritzker could help improve Illinois’ politically corrupt reputation,” Chicago Alliance for Animals Executive Director, Jodie Wiederkehr.


YouTube Video Links:


Press & Media Contact:
Jodie Wiederkehr
Chicago Alliance for Animals (CAA)
Chicago, IL – USA
+1 773-726-0589
+1 708-305-1244 (Tomi Tranchita)

Dog Training Bite Suite Is 100 Percent Safe

You aren’t repeating things, and repeating them again, and again, and again. If treats are the primary reinforcement in training your dog, then repetition is a close second. Dogs don’t learn obedience the first time you show them or the second and probably not the third. In order to learn, the dog must experience repeated lessons. You may get bored of the same lesson, but this repetition is crucial for your dog’s successful training.

After you have spent countless hours teaching tricks and obedience skills to your dog, you’re more than ready to put them to the test in a public setting. You know he’s got it, after all. But wait… unless your dog is trained to ignore distractions, it’s likely that all of your hard dog training work will seemingly fly out the window in a new or noisy environment.

Obedience training is an important part of responsible dog ownership. These techniques lay the foundation for a well-behaved and well-adjusted dog that is able to participate in family life at home without difficulty, and is able to feel at ease in the presence of other people. Here, then, are some dog house training tips.

Involve family members : Because dogs are part and parcel of the household, getting all other family members involved in training them is very important and beneficial in the long run. Family members should be familiar with the dog training method being used because they are able to continue training it even when one is away. They can also make observations about the progress made by the dog and give recommendations where necessary. It may even help relieve the burden of training the dog.

By subsequent my guidance and my strategies, you’ll be able to get your dog to become obedient in much less than two weeks. … and it normally takes only 15 minutes each day!

Number one: Start training at an earlier age. This will keep bad habits, which are difficult to break, from being developed. Also, this will keep bad behaviors that are just starting to form from developing into habits. Keep your training short and simple, though. Limit your training sessions to a few minutes every day. Remember to end your session on a positive note by way of praising him or spending time for play.

Learn that all dogs are trainable : All dogs need training irrespective of their color, size, breed or shape. With training of dogs becoming increasingly needful in the modern world, one needs to start training their dogs as early as possible.

Going through dog training successfully is a great achievement. You feel proud when your dog doesn’t jump on people, bother your guests, beg at the table or pull on the leash. However, what happens when you want to go for a vacation and it would be very inconveniencing to carry your dog? You wouldn’t like to leave your dog with someone who will not reinforce the lessons your dog has learnt over the years. Going through dog training in Memphis was never easy so you would like to leave your dog on safe hands.

You aren’t using reinforcement. Dogs are not purely verbal learners. They need reinforcement. Purchase a big bag of mouth-watering treats, and you’re in possession of your best training tool.Treats, the primary reinforcement in training, are essential. Another handy tool is a clicker to help reinforce the conditioning process. The clicker provides an immediate feedback cue that signals to your dog that he or she has done something right at a specific moment in time.

So the one thing i have learn for both of these behaviors is too socialize your dog. Your Australian Cattle Dog is instinctively aggressive.

“Marketing Manager Joins Shannon’s Pet Sitting Team”

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is happy to announce a new member of the team! Lauren Lenartowski officially joined Shannon’s Pet Sitting in July of 2012 as the Marketing Manager.

Carpentersville, IL – (USA), Thursday – July 05 2012 — Shannon became friends with Lauren Lenartowski on Facebook. Lauren had been posting her photography of the cats at Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin. Shannon absolutely loved the spirit and essence of each cat’s personality that Lauren captured in her photos. The two soon became online friends & swapped message, photos, comments & jokes. In 2011 When Lauren lunched her own graphic design website “lalcreative”, Shannon was more than happy to help promote it. Later that year, Shannon was in need of some graphic design work & got in touch with Lauren to see if she was interested in the project. Lauren jumped at the opportunity to work with Shannon. Through working closer together Shannon got to know & like more things about Lauren’s background & personality. She realized this was the girl for the Marketing job!

Lauren is a graphic designer by trade. She started in the field in 2006 as a Graphics editor and later attended the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After graduating Lauren worked at the Atlas Screen Supply Company and Ambria College of Nursing in their Marketing Departments. Lauren currently works full time at R.F. Technologies, Inc as their Marketing Coordinator. Over the years Lauren has performed just about every aspect in Marketing which includes: customer service, website maintenance, prepared trade show kits, Social Media Marketing via Twitter and Facebook, designing flyers, brochures, e-mail blasts, web banners , catalogs, flyers, booklets, direct mail pieces, web graphics and sending out direct mail/mass mailing pieces.

Lauren LOVES Cats!! She & her family are owned by 7 of them! So it’s was no surprise when she started volunteering at Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, IL in 2010.

Lauren’s background makes her the perfect combination as the Marketing Manager:
* A Graphic Designer
* Marketing Experience
* Loves animals & is a cat lover to the extreme
* Thinks Shannon is the best pet sitter on earth & can’t rave about her enough

She is a fun & lively asset to the Shannon’s Pet Sitting team!

Since Lauren works full time during the weekdays for another company, she is most easily accessible through email. Inquiries regarding marketing, advertising, shows/expos, press releases or other news for Shannon’s Pet Sitting please contact Lauren at:

For more details visit and

Press & Media Contact:
Shannon Cole
Shannon’s Pet-Sitting
Carpentersville, IL – USA
(847) 987-4322

Local Pet Care Professionals Collaborate

With thousands of pet owners in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs it is no surprise that there are pet care providers popping up everywhere. Few pet care companies have been able to differentiate their services and successfully “specialize” in particular areas of pet care.

Carpentersville, IL (USA), Saturday – June 23rd, 2012 — With thousands of pet owners in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs it is no surprise that there are pet care providers popping up everywhere. Few pet care companies have been able to differentiate their services and successfully “specialize” in particular areas of pet care. In June 2012, Shannon’s Pet Sitting & Mustang Sally Horse and Pet Sitting decided to combine forces, but did it in a way that allows them still maintain their own individuality in the pet care industry.

Shannon’s Pet Sitting specializes in pets with behavioral problems, medical needs & senior pets. With her background as a certified veterinary assistant specialized in Cardiology, Internal, and Emergency Medicine combined with her intuitive instinct of animal behavior, Shannon is able to recognize medical and behavioral concerns.

In late May 2012 the pet care veteran of 15 years became over whelmed while working a full time day job and trying to manage the increasing demand for her “specialized” pet care service. She determined it was necessary to delegate the daytime administrative aspects of the business. Through the small “pet” business-networking group Shannon co-founded, “PetNet”, she was able to consult with fellow business owners. Sally Kazanis of “Mustang Sally Horse and Pet Sitting” offered support in assisting Shannon until the position had been filled.

Mustang Sally knows her way around horses, dogs, cats and other domestic pets, intuitively! Animals always respond to her calming nature in a positive way. She has worked with countless horse breeds as well as dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, and other exotic pets. As an owner and caretaker of horses and pets, Sally understands and works with pet owners to eliminate the anxiety of leaving their cherished family members in the hands of another person. Sally’s love for horses comes through touch because she is a certified Equine/Canine Masseuse. She received and completed her training under the instruction of Mary Schreiber, Founder of Equissage Round Hill, VA in 2000.

Shannon offered Sally the position as her “Administrative Assistant” on a permanent basis. Not only is Sally able to assist Shannon with the administrative aspects of her business, when Shannon is unavailable Sally also serves as her “back up” sitter. Sally is able offer her services with Shannon’s consent under her own business of “Mustang Sally Horse and Pet Sitting”. Therefore maintaining her individual identity in the industry.

Both companies are bonded, insured, certified in Pet CPR & First Aid. Through their combined efforts as pet care providers, they are able to maintain the one-on-one personalized service that their clients have grown accustom to and love. While at the same time, growing and expanding their businesses through team work thanks to the power of networking.

Shannon’s Pet Sitting ( ) & Mustang Sally Horse and Pet Sitting service the Chicago Northwest Suburbs of: Carpentersville, Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, Algonquin, Gilberts, Elgin, South Elgin, Lake In The Hills, Barrington, Tower Lakes, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Cary, & Fox River Grove, Illinois.

Shannon’s Pet Sitting: (847) 987-4322

Mustang Sally Horse and Pet Sitting: (708) 309-1316

Press & Media Contact:
Shannon Cole
Shannon’s Pet-Sitting
Carpentersville, IL – USA
(847) 987-4322

American Pet Association Accreditation to Local Pet Sitting Service

Shannon’s Pet-Sitting received the only Business Approval that includes Humane Treatment of Animals, Cleanliness and Safety of Facility AND Ethical Business Practices of the Owner and Employees.

Carpentersville, IL (USA), Thursday – February 23, 2012 — The American Pet Association was founded in 1991. The goal is to provide education and services that result in more humane treatment of companion animals in the homes and back yards of the average American.

A great addition to the APA in 2010, and the pet community in whole, is their Business and Product Approval Departments. Pet Owners asked, What products can I trust? What businesses are going to treat my pet properly? What businesses are reputable?

* Business Approval is designed to allow pet owners to know, nation wide, not only which pet businesses they can trust their pets with, but which businesses use ethical, safe and fair business practices.
* Product Approval allows pet owners to know at a glance which product is not only safe and effective for their pets, but that they will not be wasting their hard earned money on a product that is ineffective.

Shannon’s Pet-Sitting of Carpentersville, IL was one of the first businesses to receive this accreditation and has been with the APA since October 2009. Owner Shannon Cole, was awarded the prestigious APA 5 Star Approval and to date is the only pet business in the state of Illinois to hold this accreditation. Her membership packet is the one featured on the APA’s website.

“There are more businesses and products than ever and it is hard to know as a pet owner who to trust. With APA Approved, you know the business or product you use is committed to a higher standard and you can use them with confidence” – American Pet Association

Over the years Shannon’s Pet-Sitting has built a strong reputation and rapport with the local veterinary clinics and in the communities working with multiple animal rescues and non-profit charitable organizations by participating in community fundraising events and donation programs.

One customer reported about Shannon’s Pet Sitting ( ), “Shannon’s been taking care of my cats for years. I’ve always been happy with her service, but didn’t think much about it. This Thanksgiving however, my kitty got sick two days before I was supposed to go away! She had to stay in the hospital for a couple of days and would be ready to come home the day I left! I called Shannon and she took care of everything. including my worries!! She picked Connie up from the hospital (which was a half hour away), brought her home, made sure she was alright, administered her medicine AND kept me updated the whole time. All this at her busiest time of the year! Because of Shannon I was able to go home without to much guilt, and know that my kitty was in very good hands! I unconditionally recommend Shannon! “- Jennifer Wright

Providing care in the pet owner’s home specializing in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral problems, medical needs, and senior pets – Shannon’s the next best thing to you!

For more information, visit

Press & Media Contact:
Shannon Cole
Shannon’s Pet-Sitting
Carpentersville, IL – USA
(847) 987-4322


National Pet Month runs from 2 April – 2 May and is the ideal time to show your pet how much you care.

The month aims to promote responsible pet ownership and make people aware of the benefits that having a pet can bring, as well as allowing owners to celebrate their four legged friend.

Why not take this opportunity to treat your pet to some new toys or even some delicious treats to show how much they mean to you?

Internet based pet retailer Online for Pets sell a wide range of goodies for you to spoil your pet with, as well as all the dog supplies and cat supplies you could require. From dog beds, to cat toys, to dog training supplies, everything you and your pet could wish for is available.

They stock a great selection of products from all the leading brands you trust and as Online for Pets is based solely online, they offer you excellent prices and real value for money, so your pet can enjoy the very best at a price you can afford.

For More Info Visit :

82 Rosemary Hill Road,
Four Oaks,Sutton Coldfield,
Birmingham,B74 4HJ,
United Kingdom,
Phone: 08451770615,

Find affordable variety of dog doors with

(March 28, 2011)- Are you one of those who love to have a dog but do not want to wake up in the night for your dog? Then dog door is the answer. has one of the finest lines of dog doors and gates available in the market. This company has the largest selections of dog gates. The variety of mounting options and the quality construction materials for dog doors is endless with features products by some of the famous companies like Ideal Pet Products and Dog Walk Dog Doors. The more attractive characteristic of the dog doors manufactured by this company are that they are energy efficient. They can be custom made to fit in to your budget.

The best place to shop for a doggie door is from this website. Through this website you will be able to buy a doggy door on the basis on price, types, sizes and brands. At PPT Dog Doors, all shipments within and to places nearby USA are delivered free of charge. has partnership with the most respected suppliers all the doggie doors in the industry.

A dog door is certainly something every dog owner must possess. A dog door bought from such a reputed company will only make life easier for you and your pet. So even when you are not around the dog can relieve itself. You can also navigate through their site and find out more.

They are highly durable and excellently designed pet entrances. Dog doors are great in all weather. The company also has extreme weather pet door. Such brilliant dog doors are made from dual or triple flaps to with stand extreme climates.

The temporary doors of this company are prefect for renters and dog owners looking for a temporary door. These doors are easy to install since no additional changes are required in the existing door or wall.

By a simple sign up you can even receive newsletters from this company. This would keep you updated about the new products launched by the company.

The main aim of this company is customer satisfaction. This is reflected in dedicated customer care facility. You can easily contact the customer service via telephone. No wonder the customers have only good things to talk about the company.


This company with in a short span of time has enjoyed a great reliability amongst their. They can easily match up to your specific dog door requirements. So whether you have a small dog, a mid sized dog or a large dog, will surely have a dog door for you. I certainly recommend this company to all the dog owners. This is a best gift you can present to your pet. For any further information or query feel free to contact the company at the following:

Address: 2571 Vance Dr
Zip Code: 37312
Phone: 1-877-269-5015


A new online ‘one stop shop’ for owners of large and giant breed dogs has been awarded ‘Young Business of the Year’ in the 2011 Surrey Business Awards.

Launched in September 2010, Big Dog World is based near Dorking in Surrey. Delivering nationwide they supply everything for large dogs, including premium dog food and treats, large dog beds , collars, harnesses, and coats, tough toys and chews, health and grooming products and training accessories.

Managing Director Neil Stanton started the business after struggling to find suitable products for his own dog, a 13-stone Newfoundland called Elvis.

Mr Stanton said “To be recognised in these awards so soon after starting up is extremely encouraging and feels like a real achievement. The business is growing rapidly and our range of products is expanding every month. We are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative products, especially from small independent manufacturers.”

“Since our launch, we have received huge support from large dog owners across the UK. Customer service is our number one priority, so its really pleasing to hear all the positive feedback and have a 100% customer satisfaction rating.”

Category judge Sarah De’lacy from Surrey Research Park said “Neil particularly impressed me with his passion and determination to succeed, and the thorough research he did on his market.”

For More Info Visit:

Park View, Stane Street
City: Dorking
County/State: Surrey
Postcode/ZIP: RH5 5TD
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 08456809364


Splash our and treat your special four-legged animal as you would do with your child, with Dog toys and new Dog beds from Online For Pets.

A new survey has shown that pet owners consider their pets like humans, even setting up a social networking profile for them.

The survey revealed that over 140,000 dog owners and plus 120,000 cat lovers had set up a Facebook page for their beloved companion.

Treating them similar to humans even extended to letting them share their bed, celebrating their birthday, buying them a cake for the event, and pampering them at pet spas.

Perhaps the bed sharing is a little far and instead you can show them how much you care with luxurious quality Cat beds ; their role as a family member will be just as cemented.

So show your furry friend how much you care and shower them with gifts and indulgences, they are totally worth it.

Online For Pets have an extensive range of products that are perfect for your pooch and with our wide stock range you are bound to find a style that will suit your pet.

We are dedicated to offering you customer transparent delivery charges, fast delivery service, a no hassle return policy, customer satisfaction and the acceptance of all major debit and credit cards which is why there is free shipping on all orders over £50.

Based 100% online, all our prices are competitive and affordable to spoil your little feline or pup as well as save cash in your back pocket.

But even though our prices are low all products are only of the highest quality!

View all pet supplies today at or call us on 08451770615

Dog Teaching Information For Maximizing Your Puppy’s Potential

This is for protection of your puppy and the safety of the other puppies in the class. Necessary beforehand are a Bordatella Vaccination (variety of kennel cough) and a unfavorable stool sample.

The stuff you teach them at house…

Home coaching must get started the day you provide your pup household. That doesn’t necessarily mean training requirements to be intensive correct off the bat. At this stage in training, you really should get the job done with your puppy in brief spans of time (5 to 10 minute sessions). From there just easily bump up the time.

Dogs and puppies are immediately discovering from birth…

At initial their entire world is smaller. What they discover comes from their mother, the other puppies in the litter, and their atmosphere. By the time they are prepared to be sent on their way to new loving houses, they have discovered a cast total of points. All of this from their mom, litter-mates, and their atmosphere. Hopefully, if the pup come from a mix-breeder, the pup has had a very good foundation set for potential mastering. That is why it is very good to obtain a puppy from a educated and respected breeder.

Leaning comprises a lot of variables: