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

    By Carlotta Olson -By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

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

    By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    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...

  • Pet of the week: Marvin

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    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....

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

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    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...

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

    By Kassondra Cloos and rich laden The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    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...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 18, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jun 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...

  • Pet of the week: Zoe

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    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    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...

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

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    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...

  • 3 new dog breeds join American Kennel Club pack

    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    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...

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

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    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...

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