• Southern Colorado shelter says fireworks driving dog boom

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    PUEBLO — Holiday fireworks are being blamed for a huge spike in dogs coming to an animal shelter in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1CQov40 ) that the dog population at PAWS for Life has doubled in the last week. Manager and acting director Linda Mitchell says...

  • Love your country, love your dog: Keep pets safe over July 4

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    To us, fireworks are the sparkling embodiment of July Fourth. But to dogs, they truly are bombs bursting in air. The pops and explosions, raucous block parties and other loud noises during holiday festivities can scare dogs into leaping over or digging under fences to escape the...

  • Pet of the week: Leia

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Name: Leia Breed: American Longhair Owner: Anjuli Wieseler Leia's story: Leia brings great joy into my life and that of my husband's. She is a great companion and has really helped me deal emotionally with an ongoing heart condition. We were very lucky to have found her at our local...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 2, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS Dreampower - Noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. Look What The Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org. EVENTS Wednesday Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Oklahoma City Redhawks...

  • 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...

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