Dogs in the News | December 2014


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Happy Holidays!

We hope you’re enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. Amidst the craziness of the holiday season there’s a lot of dog-related news to catch up on. From a new dog park in the South Loop to dogs helping kids learn to read, everything you need to know about what’s happening in the lives of Chicago’s four-legged residents is right here.

Park District Bans Dogs from Maggie Daley Park Just days before the unveiling of Maggie Daley Park’s ice skating ribbon, the Chicago Park District announced dogs will not be welcome to the Lakeshore East park upon its Spring 2015 grand opening. Needless to say, the 10,000+ residents who call Lakeshore East home are not thrilled – especially those who are dog owners.

Read the full story via NBC Chicago.

New Dog-Friendly Park Coming to South Loop This winter Chicago’s latest dog-friendly area will open in the South Loop, part of a larger one-acre plot that will pay homage to Chicago jazz great and saxophonist Fred Anderson. Half of the park will house enclosed dog-friendly areas for both large and small dogs. Plans include artificial turf, water play fountains and narrow water channels.

Read the full story via the Chicago Tribune.

Four New Dog Breeds Added to American Kennel Club The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog, in a move allowing them to compete in prestigious canine competitions nationwide. With the additions, the number of AKC recognized breeds has increased to 184.

Read the full story via the Chicago Tribune.

Dogs Helping Kids Learn to Read at 13 Chicago Public Schools Volunteers from the non-profit reading program SitStayRead are helping teach kids to read using dogs. For one hour each week for eight weeks, kids read in groups or echo read. Then they break off into one-on-one sessions with the dogs to practice what they’ve learned.

Read the full story via CBS Chicago.

Top Dog Names of 2014 are also the Dullest The dog-sitting company Rover.com has released survey results showing the most popular dog names for 2014. Unfortunately, the names are pretty predictable. The top male name is Max, and the top female name is Bella. If you’re interested in reading the full list, the survey results have been published on Rover.com.

Read the full story via the Chicago Tribune.

That’s it for this month. And this year, for that matter! If you haven’t already, be sure to “like” The Doggy Dojo Facebook page for daily news updates and adorable action photos live from dog daycare.

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