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Summer pet events for the whole family

Tue, Mar 3, 2015 - 5:48 PM

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

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  • The Country Life: A case of canine sibling rivalry

    Blue and Hank, our ranch dogs, were best buddies - wrestling each other, chasing the ball together, cuddling up on the couch. Then something changed. The first fight came in the middle of the night; my wife, Margaret, and I, awakened by a cacophony of barking and growling, ran to the living room and had to pull Hank off Blue. The next...

  • Southern Colorado shelter says fireworks driving dog boom

    PUEBLO — Holiday fireworks are being blamed for a huge spike in dogs coming to an animal shelter in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1CQov40 ) that the dog population at PAWS for Life has doubled in the last week. Manager and acting director Linda Mitchell says the increase is caused by holiday fireworks. The blasts spook...

  • Love your country, love your dog: Keep pets safe over July 4

    To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air. The pops and explosions, raucous block parties and other loud noises during holiday festivities can scare dogs into leaping over or digging under fences to escape the thunderous blasts, leading them to get lost or injured. More...

  • Pet of the week: Leia

    Name: Leia Breed: American Longhair Owner: Anjuli Wieseler Leia's story: Leia brings great joy into my life and that of my husband's. She is a great companion and has really helped me deal emotionally with an ongoing heart condition. We were very lucky to have found her at our local animal shelter. - Wieseler To have your pet considered,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 2, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS Dreampower - 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, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org. EVENTS Wednesday Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Oklahoma City Redhawks - Bark in the Park - 7:05 p.m., Security Service Field,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 25, 2015

  • Smart, social - and messy - birds make great pets, fans say

    Atina Cote's three birds roam freely in her home, participate in making bird treats and bird toys, nibble playfully at her fingers as she types at her computer keyboard and even join her in the shower. When she walks in the front door, she says, her beloved Beeker, Schroeder and Charlie joyfully sing, "Hey Bird! Hey Bird!" "We're one big...

  • Pet of the week: Marvin

    Name: Marvin Breed: Schnoodle Owner: Ben Fromuth Marvin's story: I am submitting his name to you because he has brought so much love and comedy to our home. He is ecstatic to see each of us when we come home from school. He loves to walk, hike and join us when we go for a drive. When one of us is sick, he stays right with us - almost like a...

  • Live Well: Life changes must be met with patience, faith

    A new member joined my animal family Saturday - Butter. I renamed him, even though I typically turn up my nose when people rename an adopted dog. It always smacks of human ego to me. The poor dog's adapting to a new home; it's not like he needs to adjust to a brand new name too. But this time I cut myself some slack. Butter had had his...

  • Expansion, renovation on tap for Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region plans to break ground next week on a multimillion-dollar expansion that will include an addition to its animal shelter on Colorado Springs' west side. In the past several years, the Humane Society's services have increased as demand has risen. The organization performed more than 7,000 surgeries last...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 18, 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 under 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m....

  • Pet of the week: Zoe

    Name: Zoe Owner: Debra Horton Zoe's story: She came to me with another cat as a stray. She looked so much like one of my cats that died 2 years prior I just had to try to make her mine. The two were starving, it was freezing cold and it broke my heart. Two months working with the cats outside I gained their trust. I found a home for one and...

  • Soggy Doggy, Pup Pot among inventions by, for pet owners

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joanna Rein knew there was a way to prevent her rambunctious Labrador-collie mix from tracking in mud, water and drool from the soggy outdoors. "The kids thought it was funny. They'd chase the dog," said Rein, of Larchmont, New York. "I'd run behind them all with towels. Buddy thought it was a game." She used her dirty...

  • 3 new dog breeds join American Kennel Club pack

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Italian truffle-sniffer, a French sheep herder nurtured back from near-extinction and a small Californian shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized dog breeds. The lagotto Romagnolo, the berger Picard and the miniature American shepherd will be eligible as of July 1 to compete in the AKC's shows,...

  • 720-acre Colorado sanctuary home to more than 400 lions, bears, tigers

    Just over 100 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, more than 400 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, wolves, lynx, coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions roam freely on 720 acres of protected land. Rescued from zoos, foreign circuses, and basements, these animals have been rehabilitated from illegal and abusive environments and given the chance to...

  • Pet photo series aims to counter 'black dog' theory

    MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) — It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off. A woman was talking about "Black Dog Syndrome" — a theory that black dogs are less likely to be adopted than those with lighter coats, perhaps because of superstition or a notion that...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 11, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com. Look What The Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org. Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd.; bealuckydog.com/rescue. National Mill Dog Rescue...

  • Pet of the week: Beva Blue

    Name: Beva Blue Breed: Miniature poodle Owners: Ron and Cheryl Barnes Beva Blue's story: She was a Grand Champion show dog and now puts on a show for us everyday! 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 why your...

  • Service dog jumps between blind owner, bus

    BREWSTER, N.Y. — When Figo the service dog saw an oncoming mini school bus heading for Audrey Stone, the blind woman he was trained to guide, the golden retriever's protective instincts kicked in: He threw himself at the closest part of the vehicle he could. Police photos show the result: fur stuck to the front driver's side wheel and in the...

  • Service dogs get their own pictures in high school yearbook

    Air Bud, eat your heart out. Two service dogs working with teachers in Minnesota have been honored by their high school with a place in the 2014-2015 yearbook. The dogs, Dakota and Carmel, belong to teachers at Blaine High School. One of the dogs works with a hearing impaired teacher and another works with students in a special education...

  • Elephant treatment controversy aired as circus opens in Colorado Springs

    As a row of Ringling Bros. elephants finished a hefty brunch outside The Broadmoor World Arena, 8-year-old Talon Baleria was downtown holding a picture of the animal in a more constrained position. Its legs were tied with rope at both ends, trunk pulled back by a trainer's hands, eyes scrunched. The caption: Elephants Never Forget. Talon...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 4, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 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. Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com. National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N....

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