Dogs in the News | September 2015


Now that the kids are back in school, the summer vacations are over and everyone is settling back into their routines, it’s time to catch up on some dog-related news. Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve seen in Chicago over the past week.

The Top 10 Dog Names in Chicago Every year we see a list of the most popular baby names, but what about our furry family members that bring us so much joy? Nextdoor.com surveyed people from over 70,000 neighborhoods across America to learn the top names we give our dogs. Is your dog’s name on the list?

Read the full story via US 99.5.

Best New Cars for Dog Owners According to Autotrader, more than half of American dog owners consider buying a vehicle based on its ability to accommodate their furry friend. With this knowledge, the site compiled a list of the nine best new cars for dog owners with features like fold-flat rear seats and under-floor storage.

Read the full story via The Chicago Tribune.

Introducing MyRescue.dog, a New Platform Benefiting Homeless Dogs A new website, MyRescue.dog, allows adopters to post pictures and short stories about their beloved rescue dogs, each of which generates a $10 donation to Petfinder Foundation. Consumers can vote for their favorites through September 26th, and each vote generates a $1 donation, all up to $100,000.

Read the full story via PR Newswire.

Chicago Entrepreneur Creates Biodegradable ‘Poop Bag’ for Dog Waste In the wake of Chicago’s plastic bag ban, Jennifer Blaese, CEO of Chicago startup Loft 312, comes to the rescue with her line of biodegradable dog waste bags called GreenLine. The product is different because the dispenser attaches to the dog’s leash on both ends; and the bags themselves break down completely in three years, even in a landfill.

Read the full story via WasteDive. That’s it for this month. If you haven’t already, be sure to “like” The Doggy Dojo Facebook page for daily news updates and adorable live action photos from dog daycare.

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