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Spring pet event calendar

Tue, Mar 3, 2015 - 5:48 PM 0

From pet expos to adoption fairs, fundraisers to galas - our pet community is on the move! Get in on the action this spring and bring your pet along.

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  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 26, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday...

  • Pet of the week: Doodlebug

    Name: Doodlebug Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Owner: Beth Cutter Doodlebug's story: Eight years ago this month, I adopted my Jack Russell Terrier Doodlebug from an animal rescue group in Bristow, Okla. Up to then, I had been indifferent to dogs (including all the hunting dogs my husband owned throughout our marriage). When I retired, I thought...

  • Humane Society kicks off March Madness-themed fundraiser in Colorado Springs

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is channeling the increasing popularity of March Madness, the annual men's and women's college basketball tournaments, with a BasketBowl fundraising campaign that aims to feed 500 homeless shelter animals. "We were trying to think of new ways of getting the community's attention, and we wanted our...

  • Colorado Springs man kills three pit bulls that came into garage through dog door

    A man said he shot and killed three pit bulls early Saturday morning after they came into his garage, Colorado Springs police said. The shooter, who police did not identify, said he woke up to sounds coming from the garage at his home on the 2100 block Eddington Way, grabbed a handgun and shot the pit bulls that entered through a dog door,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 19, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m....

  • Fat camps offer pudgy pets a variety of exercises

    It's not only a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo, to help slim down man's best friend. In the U.S., 53 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, up from 45 percent four years ago. In cats, the...

  • Pet of the week: Cali

    Name: Cali Breed: Corgi Owner: Susan Wright Cali's story: My 7-month-old corgi, Cali, has figured out if she stands on my little chair in my bathroom she can look out the window and see the neighbor's dogs and bark at them. She is an amazing dog. - Wright. To have your pet considered, email a high- resolution photo to pets@gazette.com....

  • Red Cross Hometown Heroes: 'Animal Hero' has nose for diabetes

    At any given moment, Missy Lynn May Doremus might save your life. At the very least, she'll steal your heart. The affable, 4½-year-old yellow pup - half Labrador retriever and half blue-nose pit bull - has become such a star that she'll have to wear sunglasses when she leaves the house, said her most recent rescue, a 57-year-old diabetic....

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 12, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

  • Pet of the week: Seven

    Name: Seven Breed: Lakeland Terrier Owner: Roxanne Bridgewater Seven's story: We had looked for a Lakeland Terrier for 2 years before a breeder in Casper, Wyo., put us in touch with a breeder in Virginia. Seven (Hollybriar's Secret Agent Man) was a retiring 2-year-old show dog who needed a new forever home. He was raised on a farm with nine...

  • Fans of German dog sport ask, 'Who needs sheep?'

    With shouts of "point" and "drive" from her handler, the 3-year-old German shepherd charges into the triangle of brightly colored rubber orbs, scattering them with her nose like a cue breaking balls on a pool table. Then, zigging and zagging, Riley nudges the big purple one expertly down the field and into the goal. "There's a good girrrrrrl,"...

  • Local artist to pen cute cartoons for PETacular

    Leslie Thompson has been drawing since she was three years old growing up in New Hampshire. "I had a dog growing up, so I've combined my two loves," she said. Thompson hand draws whimsical cartoons of dogs and cats, and starting this issue, her creations will run quarterly in PETacular magazine. She should have plenty of material, considering...

  • The Country Life: Want to keep bees? Get educated first.

    Spring is coming - and for some people, that means the welcome arrival of bees. It appears a lot of folks in the Pikes Peak region are interested in beekeeping: Last weekend's day-and-a-half session of the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association's 2015 Beekeeping School was filled, as is this coming weekend's second and final session. And there's a...

  • Colorado Springs cat rescue opens Saturday cafe for feline lovers

    Sounds of scratching, hissing and meowing filled an upstairs room Saturday as three cats scurried around a group of admirers. It was the grand opening of the Kitty Love Cafe and Gallery in Colorado Springs at the Look What The Cat Brought In cat-exclusive rescue and shelter. Jim Donnelly sat at a table watching the trio stalk around the...

  • Pets of the week: Kona and Sadie

    Name: Kona and Sadie Breed: Golden retriever/lab mix Owners: Abby Sears and Kaitlin Sundahl Kona and Sadie's story: They are one year old and the best of friends. - Sears To have your pet considered, email a high-resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 5, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. Look What The Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday,...

  • Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings'

    Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird. These pigeons aren't the nuisance flocks that swarm food scraps at outdoor restaurants. They are genetically...

  • Look What The Cat Brought In invites community to Kitty Love Café

    Sponsored Feature First Tokyo, then Paris, New York City and San Francisco – now a cat café is coming to Colorado Springs. Look What The Cat Brought In (LWTCBI), 2129 E. Boulder Street, will host the opening of its Kitty Love Café at 1 p.m. on March 7, followed by weekly events. The shelter is continuing to celebrate its new and expanded...

  • Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too. While millions of residents from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast shovel snow deep into the season and hunker down awaiting relief, their dogs are...

  • Giving stray cat a home turned into 'scary' experience for Colorado Springs family

    A 6-month-old kitten that recently was diagnosed with rabies had been checked by a veterinarian and received rabies shots a couple of weeks before showing symptoms of the deadly virus, its owner said Tuesday. But the checkup came too late. The kitten, named Jello, was a stray found in early February that became the first rabid domestic cat to...

  • Local artist pens pet cartoons for magazine

    Leslie Thompson has been drawing since she was three years old growing up in New Hampshire. “I had a dog growing up, so I’ve combined my two loves,” she said.

  • PETacular Poetry

    To submit your original works, please e-mail hannah.blick@gazette.com or mail to PETacular Magazine, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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