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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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  • Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actors

    For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he's making it real. The trainer teaches rescue dogs to beg, bark and bow or sit, stand and shake for movies, TV and the Broadway stage. Once the animal actors retire, he brings them home to join his 30 dogs, one cat, farm animals and singing macaw that swears like a...

  • Pet of the week: Griffon

    Name: Griffon Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer Owner: Robert Erickson Griffon's story: He was on his way to the pound after several aggressive incidents. We rescued him a year ago and with the help of Camp Bow Wow on Northpark he is now a really well behaved dog and a joy to own.

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 30, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 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. Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 23, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 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....

  • Pet of the week: Lola

    Name: Lola Breed: Tuxedo shorthair Owner: Pamela Alton Lola's story: I don't really think anyone can "own" Lola." Lola is a rescue cat and she always keeps you on your toes. You know the song "what Lola wants Lola gets" - that could not be more true in our house! You never know what's going to happen next as the photo demonstrates. She is a...

  • Picture of hugging dogs leads to their adoption after pet rescue center warned they would be put down

    Two dogs that were set to be put down were saved following the publication of a photograph showing one pooch wrapping its arms around the other. Dogs Kala and Keira were seen together in the snap shared Monday by the Georgia charity Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Facebook. In an online post asking for assistance, the charity wrote in the...

  • Colorado pit bull named Beefcakes recovering from post-shooting surgeries

    Beefcakes, a 62-pound pit bull found shot in the jaw at close range earlier this month, is expected to go home from the vet soon and enter foster care after several attempts last week to stabilize his broken jaw so it can heal. The dog's also become a favorite with the staff members at Longmont's Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, where...

  • Quiz: Test your ability to solve house training issues

    House training failures can frustrate pet owners and often send dogs to rescues. Take this house training quiz to see how you fare with the more difficult house training issues. Choose the true statement under each topic. Punishment and house training: A. Rolled up newspapers can be used to teach a dog not to mess in the house, as long as...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 16, 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 and...

  • Springs feline shelter rehabs, rehomes hundreds of cats annually

    Happy Cats Haven (HCH) is a nonprofit rescue and adoption center for homeless cats and kittens in the Pikes Peak region, working hard to match them to their perfect homes. Since 2011, HCH has rescued more than 900 cats and kittens, including 372 last year. Placing a cat a day means HCH can take in more of the 60-80 cats it receives monthly...

  • Colorado Kitty Pot has a higher purpose

    Nepeta cataria. It's not the newest dance craze, supermodel or voodoo curse, but the drug of choice for liberal cats everywhere - ragdoll, tabby and domestic longhair alike. For the legions of feline fans/voyeurs who grew up spiking throw rugs and scratchy pads and grooving on the cat antics, there's finally a product to complete the joke....

  • Harley's Hope striving to help pets in southern Colorado

    When someone knocked on the door of her family's Pueblo West house in the early hours of Nov. 10, 2013, Cheryl Gonzales expected bad news - an accident in the neighborhood or someone in trouble needing help. She was right, only the tragedy had yet to occur. Gonzales recalls hooking her fingers through Blue's collar to restrain the dog - a...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 9, 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: Sugar and Spice

    Names: Sugar and Spice Breed: Wheaten Terriers Owner: Steve Anderson Sugar and Spice's story: These are my two wonderful Wheaten Terriers, who ask for nothing more than an occasional tummy rub. 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...

  • Fireworks may have sparked increase in stray dogs at Humane society

    Time is ticking to find Spot. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region ended up with 108 stray dogs from July 1 through midday Monday - most of them likely runaways scared by fireworks before and during the Fourth of July weekend, said Katie McDevitt, a humane society spokeswoman. As of noon Monday, 51 of them had yet to be reunited with...

  • 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...

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