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Dog owner says lesson learned after encounter with mountain lion

Thu, Dec 1, 2016 - 6:25 AM 0

A scary encounter took place for a man and his dog in Jefferson County when they came face to face with a mountain lion. Geof Stephenson and his dog,...

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New cat hotel in Colorado Springs offers different boarding option

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM 0

If Facebook memes are to be believed, cats have only one agenda - to annoy humans. Unsurprisingly, the owner of the new Catagonia Cat Hotel thinks cats...

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A cat's sandpapery tongue is actually a magical detangling hairbrush

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM 0

Cats, depending on your point of view, are cute or aloof, predatory or lazy. What's indisputable is that they are well-honed little machines. Take their...

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Donald Trump really needs to get a dog

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 - 4:09 PM 0

Election Day 2016 brought surprises and firsts. Donald Trump will be the only president in U.S. history with no military or political experience and the...

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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 6, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 6, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 6, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 29, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Cats and dogs at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region enjoy Thanksgiving treats
Cats and dogs at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region enjoy Thanksgiving treats

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Animals got to celebrate Thanksgiving, too, at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The cats were treated to turkey, and the dogs were served...

First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog
First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 2016

A video of an enormous polar bear in Canada gingerly patting a chained sled dog hit the Internet last week and quickly went viral. The Huffington Post...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Colorado program helps corral children's grief
Colorado program helps corral children's grief

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 19, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION — Sometimes, it takes a different environment than a counselor's ear and a box of tissues to make progress in processing grief. For...

Rescue bird sanctuary helps Navy vet cope with PTSD
Rescue bird sanctuary helps Navy vet cope with PTSD

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 18, 2016

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. — Neighbors called the police after they couldn't take the avian shrieking anymore. When police entered the abandoned St. Petersburg...

Love your dog enough to wear a sweater made from its fur? This Colorado woman can make it happen.
Love your dog enough to wear a sweater made from its fur? This Colorado woman can make it happen.

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 16, 2016

People from all over the world are mailing their dog’s hair to Pat Martinek in Golden. She most recently corresponded with people in Greenland and...

Bush family announces adoption of rescue puppy named Freddy
Bush family announces adoption of rescue puppy named Freddy

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 15, 2016

DALLAS — There's a new member of the Bush family: a rescue puppy. George W. Bush says he and his wife, Laura Bush, visited the Jan Rees-Jones Animal...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 15, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 15, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 15, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Pets safe, man hospitalized after Colorado Springs apartment fire
Pets safe, man hospitalized after Colorado Springs apartment fire

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

A fluffy trio, residents of a Colorado Springs home that caught fire Wednesday, are safe and sound - thanks to firefighters. First-responders rescued...

Americans are spending more on health care - for their pets
Americans are spending more on health care - for their pets

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 8, 2016

Pets - they're just like us! Or, at least, we Americans try mighty hard to make them so. We give them fluffy beds. We take them to work. We offer...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 8, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 8, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 8, 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; colorado9lives.com....

A hairy situation: Rescuers save cat stuck on water tower
A hairy situation: Rescuers save cat stuck on water tower

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 4, 2016

LASALLE — A cat didn't have to cash in one of its lives as rescuers were able to save it from a converted water towner in LaSalle. The Greeley...

No dropping: Law mandating horse poop bags rankles Amish
No dropping: Law mandating horse poop bags rankles Amish

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 1, 2016

AUBURN, Ky. — Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 1, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 1, 2016

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 1, 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; colorado9lives.com....

Looking for a pet pal? Try BarkHappy
Looking for a pet pal? Try BarkHappy

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 1, 2016

In the country, where I grew up, dogs lead their own lives: traveling about freely - with owners or not - and showing up for dinner and some...

A combat veteran with PTSD sues after not being allowed to fly with her service dog
A combat veteran with PTSD sues after not being allowed to fly with her service dog

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Lisa McCombs, a decorated Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, claims she'd never had any trouble flying with her service dog, a Labrador...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 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; colorado9lives.com....

'Emotional support duck’ goes viral after plane ride
'Emotional support duck’ goes viral after plane ride

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 23, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Daniel the emotional support duck's 15 minutes of fame began a week ago when Asheville author Mark Essig, on a short flight from...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 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; colorado9lives.com....

A bit wild: Asian animal cafes go from mere cats to meerkats
A bit wild: Asian animal cafes go from mere cats to meerkats

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 18, 2016

BANGKOK - Cat cafes where customers sip lattes while petting resident kitties are just opening their doors around the U.S. and Europe. But in Asia,...

Man accused of having pet deer, violating town codes
Man accused of having pet deer, violating town codes

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 14, 2016

SPRINGS, N.Y. — A New York man is accused of numerous housing and code violations and illegally keeping a deer as a pet in his Long Island yard. East...

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

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 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; colorado9lives.com....

$500,000 creates 3 new “pet relief” areas at DIA that chase growing doggie trend
$500,000 creates 3 new “pet relief” areas at DIA that chase growing doggie trend

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Traveling pooches at Denver International Airport no longer need to venture outside to do their business, thanks to three new “pet relief”...

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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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