Friday, April 12, 2013
This pooch really knows how to fetch!
Meet Max A. Pooch, the "recycled" Labrador retriever who loves to help his owner Keith Sanderson recycle. Max even has his own Facebook page and website with tips on protecting the environment. Max, of Deerfield, was originally adopted about seven years ago from Orphans of the Storm, an animal shelter in Riverwoods. Tired of the basic game of fetch, Sanderson determined that Max was smart and energetic enough to learn some a valuable new trick—recycling. Soon, Max was fetching items like plastic water bottles and aluminum cans on their daily walks, reported Patch in 2011. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, Max is eager to spread the word about keeping the planet green and the environment clean, reported the Deerfield Review. His owner …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Share photos of your pet and learn about where to adopt an animal in the Deerfield, Highland Park and Lake Forest area.
Thursday, April 11 marks National Pet Day—a day to celebrate the happiness that animals can bring as a part of the family. Share photos of your pet by uploading them to this article! National Pet Day was founded by Colleen Paige to not only appreciate our four-legged friends, but to create awareness about the thousands of animals waiting for forever homes in shelters across the country. If you are interested in adopting a pet, contact one of the area animal shelters: Orphans of The Storm (Riverwoods) Tails of Hope (Highland Park) Heartland Animal Shelter (Northbrook) Save-A-Pet (Grayslake) Animal Education & Rescue (Humane Society, Libertyville) If you know of other nearby rescue organizations or shelters, please let us know in the …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Orphans of the Storm Sets Up Shop at Northbrook Court.
When looking for a Valentine’s gift, why not give one that will love you back? That is what Riverwoods based Orphans of the Storm is making possible at Northbrook from noon to 7 p.m. through Feb. 18 at Northbrook Court. Volunteers from the organization are staffing an adoption center and gift wrapping facility on the lower level of the mall. If that does not work, the Riverwoods shelter, with more than 500 dogs and cats, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Find your new furry family member at the Orphans of the Storm adoption event at Re-Invent in Lake Forest Saturday.
Lake Forest's Re-Invent Gallery at 202 Wisconsin Ave., will host an animal adoption event from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 for Orphans of the Storm, a shelter based in Riverwoods that is celebrating its 85th year. Come warm you heART at reinvent... A new exhibition by Derek Moore, Cookies, cider and pups and kittens from orphans of the storm for adoption! posted Re-Invent on its Facebook page. Jackie Borchew, the shelter's director of community outreach and development, told Pioneer Press she used to hold adoption events at pet stores but owners were often too busy handling their own animals, so she branched out to places like art galleries and shopping malls. “I like to go to places where people don’t expect to see the pets,” …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Orphans of the Storm in Riverwoods has dogs and cats ready for adoption.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Editor’ Note—Orphans of the Storm in Riverwoods has been rescuing animals on the North Shore and putting them up for adoption for more than 80 years. Patch will be featuring a dog, cat or both available for adoption on a regular basis. We give a special thanks to Community Outreach Director Jackie Borchew for her help with this. By Jackie Borchew, Community Outreach Director, Orphans of the Storm Lincoln . . . a noble name for a noble dog. This three year old, male beagle - jack russell terrier mix is always anxious to get out of his kennel and get going. Whether to a weekend adoption event, a presentation at a local school, or a long walk up the winding Riverwoods bike trail, it doesn’t matter as long as he is on the end of a leash with…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This week's Patch Portrait series also features a Skokie shortstop pursuing his big league dreams.
This week's Patch Portrait series also features a Skokie shortstop pursuing his big league dreams. By now you may have heard of Max and his unique trick. After rescuing the Labrador from Riverwood’s animal shelter Orphans of the Storm, Max’s owner Keith Sanderson decided to teach his pup more than the normal game of fetch. Every morning the duo hit Deerfield’s streets looking for trash to pick up. Max spots things like bottles and cans, retrieves them and brings them to Sanderson to be recycled. Check out archives of the entire Patch Portrait series. Patch first wrote about Max’s green habits back in June. But since then and because of positive responses from the article, we decided to make him the subject of this week’s Patch Portrait. …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Riverwoods facility beats odds and has adoption success compared to others.
“Hi sweetie,” Rochelle Bishop whispered to a dog at Orphans of the Storm while enthusiastically petting its nose through a cage. The Zion resident said she traveled 40 minutes to the animal shelter in Riverwoods after she was tipped off about its great selection. “I think it’s better to give a dog a home than go buy a puppy from a pet store,” Bishop said about her desire to select a furry friend from a facility like Orphans. “It’s too many dogs that need homes.” Bishop is exactly the kind of person animal adoption centers are looking for. The problem is, there aren’t that many potential adopters like Bishop out there right now. According to The Humane Society of the United States, shelters nationwide are facing tough times including lower …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Adoptions and donations drop as economy forces owners to give up their pets.
Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook is looking for a home for Sparky, who was rescued from a shelter that euthanizes animals. He was sent there by his owner who lost her home and had no funds to board him. A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, also in Northbrook, has been looking for a new home for Eddie the Cockatoo for a year and a half. The bird was given up by his owner whose business was crashing. At the Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) in Evanston, an older dog was handed over by a woman who had lost her home and was moving in with friends. The dog didn’t live long afterward. “She just died of a broken heart,” said volunteer Erin Marcus. “Those are bad days when we take in animals like that.” The details are always different, but…