• Social media buzz helps reunite retired war dog, owner

    Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
    Updated: 42 min ago

    Social media was abuzz this past weekend to find a missing war hero. When Blackie the Belgian Malamois was in Afghanistan, he was a bomb detection dog for the military. Blackie came to Colorado Springs to live out his retirement years. After his owner gave him a bath on Thursday...

  • Colorado Springs Cub Scouts show their compassion for animals

    BY Eric Singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A large dose of compassion was doled out Monday by Cub Scout Pack 807 at Harrison School District 2's Giberson Elementary. Eric Perenyi, 7, and five other Pack 807 Cub Scouts collected items for care packages to be donated to the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. Eric, a...

  • Blog: Speaking with the Animal Whisperer

    Bill Radford
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    I talked this week with Herbert Aparicio, aka the Animal Whisperer. He’s teaching a class in April titled “Raising Backyard Chickens.” I’ll have some of his advice on raising chickens in an upcoming column. But I also wanted to know: Why is he known as the Animal Whisperer? It’s even...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 26, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 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 -...

  • Pet of the week: Doodlebug

    The Gazette -The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Name: Doodlebug Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Owner: Beth Cutter Doodlebug's story: Eight years ago this month, I adopted my Jack Russell Terrier Doodlebug from an animal rescue group in Bristow, Okla. Up to then, I had been indifferent to dogs (including all the hunting dogs my...

  • Humane Society kicks off March Madness-themed fundraiser in Colorado Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is channeling the increasing popularity of March Madness, the annual men's and women's college basketball tournaments, with a BasketBowl fundraising campaign that aims to feed 500 homeless shelter animals. "We were trying to think of new...

  • Colorado Springs man kills three pit bulls that came into garage through dog door

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    A man said he shot and killed three pit bulls early Saturday morning after they came into his garage, Colorado Springs police said. The shooter, who police did not identify, said he woke up to sounds coming from the garage at his home on the 2100 block Eddington Way, grabbed a...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 19, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 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. AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.com. Dreampower -...

  • Fat camps offer pudgy pets a variety of exercises

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    It's not only a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo, to help slim down man's best friend. In the U.S., 53 percent of dogs are overweight or...

  • Pet of the week: Cali

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Name: Cali Breed: Corgi Owner: Susan Wright Cali's story: My 7-month-old corgi, Cali, has figured out if she stands on my little chair in my bathroom she can look out the window and see the neighbor's dogs and bark at them. She is an amazing dog. - Wright. To have your pet...

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