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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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  • Pet of the week: Tres

    Name: Tres Breed: Paint Owner: Sally Ruport Tres' story: Tres was the prize in an essay contest conducted by Renee's Friends back in 2007. Here's an excerpt from The Gazette on March 10, 2007: "Some contests give away a car or a cruise. But the prize Lenora Kater won in an essay contest was a horse of another color. Literally. On...

  • Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

    When it comes to cats, those meows mean a lot of things. With each purr, yowl or even blink, felines are saying, "Hello," "Let's snuggle" or "Beat it, Mom." For the increasing number of pet owners who want to connect with their often-aloof fur babies, experts say there's something to gain from those attempts at communication. Cats are very...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 28, 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.-4 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. Saturday and...

  • The Country Life: Treating horses and cows and emus, oh my!

    Variety is the name of the game at Airway Veterinary Hospital on the east side of Colorado Springs. There are vets who treat cats and dogs, along with other smaller pets. There are vets whose practices center on cattle, horses and other livestock. And there are vets who focus on horses. Dr. Gary McEntyre at Airway has taken care of cows,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 21, 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 and...

  • Pet of the week: Sugar

    Name: Sugar Owner: Sherry Kuhlman Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by opening & closing her mouth while looking in your face, but...

  • Dog food company recalls product over salmonella fears; product was distributed in Colorado

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. The...

  • Roman's odyssey: The tale of a stolen dog in Manitou Springs

    Sometime during the evening of May 2, the front door of Elizabeth Schnepp and Jeremy Geschke's Manitou Springs home blew open and the couple's 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, Roman, went roamin'. What truly ensued in the three and a half days that followed, only Roman knows, and he's not talking. For his owners - and the thousands...

  • Blog: Chicken coop tour is this weekend

    The sixth annual Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour is Saturday and Sunday. So if you’re thinking of raising chickens, or have chickens but want to see what other owners are doing, here’s a chance to combine some fun with education. For details, go to http://takeapeakcooptour.com. Printed guides will be available at 712 N Cedar St. and at...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 14, 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, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday...

  • Just what the cat needed: a hat

    It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. No, dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark - and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit - has turned into steady work for Sara Thomas, author of "Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and...

  • Pet of the week: Sheriff

    Name: Sheriff Breed: German Shepherd Owner: Mick Greene Sheriff's story: He is a 100-pound German shepherd house dog who is an AKC Conformation Champion. He is smart, friendly, affectionate, and understands everything said to him. A wonderful companion, he chases a racquet ball off leash in an open field every morning for 30 minutes. We are...

  • Don't let the slobber fool you, your dog could be a brainiac

    LOS ANGELES — When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog. Brozman, who has a movement disorder called dystonia, had taken her golden-Labrador retriever mix, Caspin, outside for a potty break without attaching the pulling harness he wears to guide her. Suddenly, she...

  • Veteran arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

    ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia man who saved a dog from a hot Mustang has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal. Multiple news outlets report that Michael Hammons of Athens was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car outside a store. Witnesses say that while a group of...

  • Colorado dog missing for 4 years heads home from Illinois

    It's a Colorado man's American dream: Getting back the dog that vanished four years ago on the Fourth of July. Denver resident Kelly Booker's 9-year-old Shih Tzu, Lilly, was found last month wandering the streets nearly 1,000 miles away in Elgin, Illinois, suffering from a severe infection and exposure. Her nails grew long, and people who...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting April 30, 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,...

  • Pet of the week: Sadie and Charlie

    Name: Sadie and Charlie Breed: Labrador Owner: Bruce Lane Sadie and Charlie's story: Sadie is on the left and I rescued her from the 8th Street HS about 7 years ago. She has been a PAT dog in Pasadena and retirement home critters for about 4 years. Charlie was rescued about 2 years ago and he is a swimmer and LAP dog. To have your pet...

  • Got a cat with bad teeth? You're not alone

    Like people, cats have a set of baby teeth and permanent teeth. When those permanent teeth go bad, it isn't good and it isn't cheap to fix. "We spent over $10,000 over the past 12 months on 25 cats who needed dental care before they could be adopted," said Jennifer Nosler, founder and president of Look What the Cat Brought In. The nonprofit...

  • Lil Sammy shows off his wheels at Colorado Springs event

    Like other babies, Lil Sammy wears a diaper and is dressed in outfit that protects his legs when he crawls. His mother bounces him on her hip when she holds him. Unlike human babies, Lil Sammy, a 6-year-old paralyzed dachshund, will likely never be without a diaper. But his owner, Susan Davia, has seen to it that Lil Sammy can walk on his own...

  • Fountain woman's chicken rental an egg-citing business

    In this story, the chicken comes first. Then the eggs, and then - given a long enough timeline, in theory - the nation. For now, the homesteading and locavore movements still are tilling at the edge of mainstream, but if a growing interest in small-scale and urban farming ventures is any indication, more Americans are craving a deeper...

  • "The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog' to perform at Colorado Springs Pet Expo

    10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $6, $3 ages 11-16, free 10 and younger; cspetexpo.com. Angelyne chose Eric Melvin, as he recalls. Nine years ago, Melvin visited a litter of rambunctious Australian cattle puppies. All but one little female pup came over to interact with him....

  • Pet of the week: Tess

    Name: Tess Breed: Manx Owner: Cathy Ezell Tess' story: She nearly died a few years ago from hepatitis despite being an indoor-only cat. Thanks to excellent vet care, she recovered although she must take liver med the rest of her life and undergo tests every six months. While she was hospitalized, we realized how bonded our other female Manx...

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