• Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has affected him more than the commercial he made for Super Bowl Sunday. It's a rare ad...

  • Pet of the week: Sam Taylor

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Name: Sam Taylor Breed: Boxador (Boxer/Lab) Owner: Emily Taylor Sam's story: She is one special pup to our family. She was a gift from my husband before his deployment and kept me company throughout as a reminder of him. She has traveled from my hometown in Georgia and back. From...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Jan. 29, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 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 ,...

  • Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Officials at the Kaunas zoo said authorities...

  • GoDaddy pulls controversial Super Bowl commercial after social media uproar

    News services
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    GoDaddy has decided to pull their ad from the Super Bowl and remove it from YouTube after causing an uproar on social media, according to USA Today. The company released their Super Bowl ad early, and it certainly has people talking-- but they're probably not saying things...

  • Large, brown dog called 'Shaggy' evades capture for 6 months

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A large, brown dog spotted wandering neighborhoods in western Michigan has evaded capture attempts for more than six months. The dog, called "Shaggy" after his shaggy appearance, has made his home in an area that's surrounded by wooded areas and large...

  • Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door. The family in Port Clinton says they were home when their 11-year-old pit bull named Mamma heard something at the door...

  • The Country Life: How to handle a snowstorm and the challenges due to isolation

    BY BILL RADFORD bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Though winter appears to be taking a break this week, it'll be back. And recent snowstorms - including one that kept me holed up in a downtown hotel overnight instead of venturing home - have had me thinking about emergency preparedness. While I was stuck in town, my wife, Margaret,...

  • Officials: Colorado dog owners face fines over wildlife harassment

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DURANGO — State wildlife officials are cautioning dog owners not to let their pets chase vulnerable wildlife during the winter, saying some people have been fined because of their animals' actions. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Wednesday one dog owner faces a $277 fine after a pet...

  • Trail Talk: Horses get in on fun at park

    By Susan Davies Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Staff members at Cheyenne Mountain State Park think of their park as a toddler. Opened in 2006 for day use, 150,000 annual visits is a small amount compared with older, more established state parks. Expect that number to grow - especially now that horses have been granted access to a...

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