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A classic love tail: Man rescues dog. Dog rescues man.

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 - 4:15 AM 0

It's a classic love tail: Broken man meets broken dog and together they make life good again. Colin Campbell was a regular guy living a regular life in...

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South Korea to Fort Collins, a 4-legged friendship endures

Sat, Aug 20, 2016 - 1:16 PM 0

FORT COLLINS — At first sight, Frodo looks like any other dog. Trotting around the backyard of his new Loveland home, the 2-year-old, Korean-jindo mix...

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Dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley

Thu, Aug 18, 2016 - 4:20 AM 0

NAPA, Calif. - You love your dog. You love wine. Lucky for you and Fido, there are a number of Napa Valley wineries where you don't have to choose between...

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Colorado Springs dog shelter raising money for new dog play area

Wed, Aug 17, 2016 - 12:56 PM 0

The tail-wagging tenants of a local animal shelter will soon have a new place to play. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is raising money for a...

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 25, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 18, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 18, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Police rescue 22 puppies living with owner in filthy Mercedes
Police rescue 22 puppies living with owner in filthy Mercedes

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

NEW YORK -- Authorities in New York City say they've rescued 22 dogs that were living with their owner in filthy conditions inside a Mercedes-Benz...

Pigs can make great pets but are not for everyone
Pigs can make great pets but are not for everyone

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Pigs don't have the greatest reputation. The word likely is used more as an insult than as a reference to an animal.

If you meet a pig,...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 11, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 11, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Survey says: Colorado Springs is 7th-best city for pets
Survey says: Colorado Springs is 7th-best city for pets

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

The Colorado Springs community cares about furry friends, according to WalletHub - it's the seventh-most pet-friendly city in the country.

The...

Stray dog wins hearts — and new home — after following man through 155-mile ultramarathon
Stray dog wins hearts — and new home — after following man through 155-mile ultramarathon

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 7, 2016

It’s still unclear how or why the scrappy, apricot-colored dog with pointy ears showed up to the starting line of the 155-mile...

Dogs steal owner's car, drive it into Walmart
Dogs steal owner's car, drive it into Walmart

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 6, 2016

Yes, you read that right. Man's best friend took a car for a short joyride on Friday.

Two pups were left alone in a car while their owner ran...

Who gets the pet? Couples work out joint custody
Who gets the pet? Couples work out joint custody

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 5, 2016

When Tricia Lerdon and her husband separated, they had to figure out how to share their beloved dachshund.

"One of us giving up the dog - that...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 4, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 4, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 4, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Ever wondered ... how animals sleep?
Ever wondered ... how animals sleep?

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 31, 2016

For most kids, the biggest concern about sleep is being told to go to bed. Things are different for animals.

Unless animals are at the top of...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 28, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 28, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 28, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Some dogs can't help inhaling kibble and getting fat - it's in their genes
Some dogs can't help inhaling kibble and getting fat - it's in their genes

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Labrador retrievers could make a good claim for being America's dog. According to the American Kennel Club, they were the most popular purebred dogs...

Rescued Chihuahuas should be ready for adoption soon
Rescued Chihuahuas should be ready for adoption soon

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Jul 27, 2016

As they were carried from their transport van, the Chihuahuas looked scared. Some quietly shivered. Others barked at the volunteers cuddling them in...

Rescued Chihuahuas coming to Colorado Springs
Rescued Chihuahuas coming to Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 27, 2016

FORT COLLINS — The Larimer Humane Society has rescued 63 Chihuahuas from a home where they were being bred without a license.

The dogs, which...

Epicurean delights in the pet food aisle
Epicurean delights in the pet food aisle

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Imagine a warm, fragrant entree of oven-baked chicken with whole-grain brown rice, steamed yellow squash and pan-wilted spinach.

Or...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 21, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 21, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 21, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Pet treat truck set for Colorado Springs stop
Pet treat truck set for Colorado Springs stop

By: Jake Allen - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Free treats, free training sessions with a local trainer and a backyard style lounge perfect for selfies with your dog are on the way to Colorado...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 14, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 14, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

So 1 dog year equals 7 people years? Not so fast...
So 1 dog year equals 7 people years? Not so fast...

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Everyone says it: One year for a dog equals seven years for a human. But like a lot of things everyone says, it's wrong.

Dogs do have life...

Man charged with animal cruelty after firefighters found a dead cat cooking in his oven
Man charged with animal cruelty after firefighters found a dead cat cooking in his oven

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man has been charged with cruelty to animals after firefighters found a dead cat cooking in his...

Boulder companies offer bonded, insured doggie hikes
Boulder companies offer bonded, insured doggie hikes

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 9, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. — Dog owners in just about any city in America can hire someone to walk their dogs.

But only in a few special places can you...

Colorado Springs-area dog with cancer finds support from national Magic Bullet Fund
Colorado Springs-area dog with cancer finds support from national Magic Bullet Fund

By: Kelsey Kendall - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Since 2005, Magic Bullet Fund has helped almost 500 dogs with cancer get the treatment they need to survive, according to Laurie Kaplan, the fund's...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 7, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 7, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Many ways to capture your pet's personality in a portrait

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 4, 2016

Want to record your beloved pet's likeness in a work of art?

There are many unusual options, from artfully designed throw pillows to stained...

Fourth of July can be frightful for Fido
Fourth of July can be frightful for Fido

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 3, 2016

The Fourth of July, with its flashing lights and booming fireworks, is here. And while many people enjoy setting off fireworks to celebrate the...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 30, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 30, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640;...

Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens
Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

CREEKSIDE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.

Creekside Fire Chief Pete...

Cat blamed for turning on faucet, flooding Florida shelter
Cat blamed for turning on faucet, flooding Florida shelter

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 29, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — A cat came with a flood warning when it was adopted from a Florida animal shelter.

Officials at the Florida Humane...

New cat adoption center in Colorado Springs gives felines more opportunity to be seen, space, sunlight
New cat adoption center in Colorado Springs gives felines more opportunity to be seen, space, sunlight

By: Cassie Heeke - 0 Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Humane Society Pikes Peak Region President Jan McHugh-Smith ducked under a ribbon held by young summer campers before turning to face her audience, a...

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Cattifying a home can help ease behavior issues, Colorado Springs-area expert says

Mon, Dec 7, 2015 - 9:48 AM 0

It's said that dogs play checkers and cats play chess. When the game board is your home - and you're living with a feline grandmaster - the dynamic can be...

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