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

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 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 of the week: Sadie and Charlie

    The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Name: Sadie and Charlie Breed: Labrador Owner: Bruce Lane Sadie and Charlie's story: Sadie is on the left and I rescued her from the 8th Street HS about 7 years ago. She has been a PAT dog in Pasadena and retirement home critters for about 4 years. Charlie was rescued about 2...

  • Got a cat with bad teeth? You're not alone

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Like people, cats have a set of baby teeth and permanent teeth. When those permanent teeth go bad, it isn't good and it isn't cheap to fix. "We spent over $10,000 over the past 12 months on 25 cats who needed dental care before they could be adopted," said Jennifer Nosler, founder...

  • Lil Sammy shows off his wheels at Colorado Springs event

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Like other babies, Lil Sammy wears a diaper and is dressed in outfit that protects his legs when he crawls. His mother bounces him on her hip when she holds him. Unlike human babies, Lil Sammy, a 6-year-old paralyzed dachshund, will likely never be without a diaper. But his owner,...

  • Fountain woman's chicken rental an egg-citing business

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    In this story, the chicken comes first. Then the eggs, and then - given a long enough timeline, in theory - the nation. For now, the homesteading and locavore movements still are tilling at the edge of mainstream, but if a growing interest in small-scale and urban farming ventures is...

  • "The Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog' to perform at Colorado Springs Pet Expo

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    10-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., $6, $3 ages 11-16, free 10 and younger; cspetexpo.com. Angelyne chose Eric Melvin, as he recalls. Nine years ago, Melvin visited a litter of rambunctious Australian cattle puppies. All...

  • Pet of the week: Tess

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Name: Tess Breed: Manx Owner: Cathy Ezell Tess' story: She nearly died a few years ago from hepatitis despite being an indoor-only cat. Thanks to excellent vet care, she recovered although she must take liver med the rest of her life and undergo tests every six months. While she was...

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

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 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, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 266-1224. Dreampower -...

  • Bereaved Colorado owners told they may have to rebury their pets

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    COMMERCE CITY — Owners who buried their pets at the Denver Pet Cemetery in Commerce City will have to pay hundreds of dollars to move the remains if a new owner finds a new use for the property. KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1EaO2su ) that cemetery owner Tom Hart broke the news...

  • PPCC launches 'kiss the pig' fundraiser

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig. The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money...

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