Steve Dale, CABC (certified animal behavior consultant), reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America.
Steve writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Media Services, since 1995); he’s a contributing editor at USA Weekend (since 2002) and blog Petphoria. Host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on over 100 radio stations, syndicated Black Dog Radio Productions, since 2001). He’s also a special contributor and program host, Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN Radio, Chicago. He’s also a columnist and special correspondent for Cat Fancy and thecatchannel.com. He’s a Chicago Tribune blogger (www.chicagonow.com/stevedale), and contributes blogs on various other websites, including for Victoria Stilwell.
On TV he’s appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show; National Geographic Explorer; Pets Part of the Family. PBS; various Animal Planet Shows and many others. For several years, Steve was a regular contributor to Superstation WGN-TV morning news. And he formerly hosted Animal Planet Radio.
In print, he’s been quoted in, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Redbook, veterinary publications and dozens more. Steve’s the author of two ebooks, “Good Dog!” and “Good Cat!” (published by the Chicago Tribune). Steve edited “Decoding Your Dog,” written by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (due out in 2014). He’s the author of several other books including “DogGone Chicago” and “American Zoos.”
Among Steve’s many awards, the AVMA Humane Award (the only AVMA honor bestowed to a non-veterinarian), Editor and Publisher syndicated newspaper Feature Writer of the Year Award, AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Public Service Award, HSUS Pets for Life Award, and has been honored with over 15 Maxwell’s Awards from the Dog Writer’s Association of America and over 15 Muse Awards from the Cat Writers’ Association of America. He’s also been honored by the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and was the first recipient of the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award. In 2012, Steve became the youngest person ever inducted into the Dog Writer’s Association of America Hall of Fame.
Steve’s a regular speaker at veterinary and shelter conferences around the world, and for shelter fundraisers, and other special events. Steve’s presented at each of the major U.S. veterinary conferences (numerous times), and he’s the only speaker to present in all of the conferences for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (which he is a certified member). He’s also spoken at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Conference, Caribbean Veterinary Conference and many others.