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Steve Dale is a syndicated columnist; TV, radio and podcast host; pet advocate and certified animal behavior consultant. Pet owners across the United States seek out his expert advice and commentary on everything from controversial pet legislation to calming an anxious calico.

Dale writes two weekly syndicated columns for Tribune Media Services (TMS). He’s also a contributing editor at USA Weekend, a columnist for Cat Fancy and thecatchannell.com, and a ChicagoNow blogger. Recently, Dale published his first series of eBooks, including “Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions” and “Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions,” for the ePublishing division of TMS.

Dale also hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, “Steve Dale’s Pet World” and “The Pet Minute,” together these shows air on more than 100 radio stations, and a weekly WGN radio podcast. He’s appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,”  “National Geographic Explorer,”  “Pets: Part of the Family,” and several Animal Planet television programs.

Dale serves on the boards of the CATalyst Council (where he is a founding member), Winn Feline Foundation, Tree House Humane Society (Chicago), and the American Humane Association, where he’s a National Ambassador. Among his many honors, Dale has received the AVMA Humane Award and the HSUS Pets for Life Award. In 2012, he will be the youngest person ever inducted into the Dog Writers Hall of Fame.

Betty White is a beloved actress and impassioned animal lover. Known equally for her illustrious 60-year career in show business and her life-long philanthropic work with animals, White has devoted her life to numerous animal advocacy organizations, including the Morris Animal Foundation, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the American Humane Association.

 

Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer, author, and radio and television host. The star of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog,” Stilwell  is a passionate advocate for positive reinforcement training methods, which she supports through her  Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training program and companion website, Positively.com.

 

Dr. Sheldon Rubin is a Chicago veterinarian and advisor for Steve Dale’s nationally syndicated column and radio programs. Among his numerous industry awards and board positions (past president of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association), Rubin is an author of six books on pets and has appeared on a variety of local and national broadcast programs advocating responsible pet ownership and dispensing medical information on pet care.

 

Pamela Johnson-Bennett is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, author, and public speaker. Her groundbreaking “Think Like a Cat” approach to cat behavior has been widely featured and profiled. Johnson-Bennett is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Winn Feline Foundation Award and multiple Cat Writers’ Association awards.