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Fun Run and Festival to benefit Humane Society

Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 9:37 AM 0

This weekend all four-legged furry friends and their companions are invited to the annual Pawtoberfest fun run/walk and festival to support the Humane...

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Colorado Springs dog training business expands to Black Forest area

Mon, Sep 19, 2016 - 5:33 PM 0

At his first puppy socialization session at Canine Coach dog training center, 4-month-old purebred German shepherd Loki Bear sat in a corner snapping at...

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Pawtoberfest raises money for Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - 10:01 PM 0

Saturday's eighth annual Pawtoberfest by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region features a 2-mile fun run/walk for runners, walkers and their...

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Millennials are picking pets over people

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 - 9:39 PM 0

Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but they do lead in one category: Pets. Three-fourths of...

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'Unlikely Friendships: Dogs' showcases interspecies bonding
'Unlikely Friendships: Dogs' showcases interspecies bonding

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

What is it about dogs that humans can't resist?

Is it their undying loyalty, soulful eyes, fuzzy underbellies or goofball antics? Whatever it...

Alaska council to vote on cat leash law
Alaska council to vote on cat leash law

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 24, 2016

KENAI, Alaska — Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval.

Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council...

Home renovations create perfect cat pads
Home renovations create perfect cat pads

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 22, 2016

TOKYO - As the number of cat lovers increases in Japan, so too does interest in homes designed specifically for living with felines. Some people have...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 22, 2016
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 22, 2016

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 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;...

Dog found 800 miles from home to be reunited with family
Dog found 800 miles from home to be reunited with family

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

HILLSBORO, Mo. — A Colorado girl with special needs will soon be reunited with her companion dog after the animal was found in eastern Missouri, more...

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

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 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;...

No 'gimmes' in Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials
No 'gimmes' in Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

By: Seth Boster - 0 Sat, Sep 10, 2016

In the mountainous outskirts of this small town on the desolate edges of the Western Slope, people from around the world come for a challenge.

...

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

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 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;...

Longmont deploys dogs to chase geese off city golf courses
Longmont deploys dogs to chase geese off city golf courses

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 4, 2016

LONGMONT — Katie Massey, a 5-year-old golden retriever, strained against her leash, eager to chase away some Canada geese from Longmont's valuable...

Inmates, cats tend to garden at Boulder County Jail
Inmates, cats tend to garden at Boulder County Jail

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 3, 2016

BOULDER — The Boulder County Jail has two new residents, and they are both really scary.

If you're a mouse, that is.

Charlie and Adra...

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

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 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;...

Before you take a pet home, have realistic expectations
Before you take a pet home, have realistic expectations

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

The middle-aged woman had brought a friend with her to the animal shelter for moral support. They sat together on a bench, soft-spoken and...

Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family
Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

BEULAH, Mich. — A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the...

Group claims University of Missouri blinded, killed 6 dogs
Group claims University of Missouri blinded, killed 6 dogs

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 31, 2016

COLUMBIA, MO (KCTV) - An animal rescue group claims that researchers at the University of Missouri purposely blinded and killed six beagles...

Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests
Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

BERLIN — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: Man's best friend really does understand some of what...

Humane Society officer injured in dog attack in Colorado Springs
Humane Society officer injured in dog attack in Colorado Springs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

A Colorado Springs woman was cited Friday afternoon in a dog attack that left an animal law enforcement officer with several bite marks on his body,...

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

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 2016

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...

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

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 26, 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;...

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

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 20, 2016

FORT COLLINS — At first sight, Frodo looks like any other dog.

Trotting around the backyard of his new Loveland home, the 2-year-old,...

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;...

Dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley
Dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

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...

Colorado Springs dog shelter raising money for new dog play area
Colorado Springs dog shelter raising money for new dog play area

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

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...

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;...

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Much-needed expansion taking place at the Humane Society

Mon, Aug 29, 2016 - 12:36 PM 0

Since acquiring their facility on Abbot Lane in the late 1990s, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has been able to help...

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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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