• Watch: Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix; social media explodes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SUN CITY, Ariz. — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama...

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

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Feb 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. AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and...

  • Pet of the week: Dash

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Name: Dash Owner: Moira Pugsley Dash's story: Dash is a rescued kitty, rescued from a life of loneliness, fear, hunger, cold, illness and certain death. We are a Canadian Military family on our last year of a four-year posting. We had two beautiful cats and had no desire to have any...

  • Crafts: Pup needs a second coat? Try making it yourself

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    It's that time of year when many dogs need extra protection - a coat or a sweater - when going out into the cold. Why not make it yourself? Small breeds such as Chihuahuas, pugs and Shih Tzus; several kinds of terriers; and some larger, short-haired breeds such as greyhounds and...

  • The Country Life: What to do with your horse when it crosses over the Rainbow Bridge

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    This is not a pleasant topic. But it's a question pretty much any owner of horses or other large animals - llamas, goats, etc. - will have to face at some point: What do you do with the body when your animal dies? It's not a goldfish you can send to a watery grave. It's not a cat you...

  • Pawscars honor top animal actors, including prolific primate

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Honoring actors brings out red carpets, couture and - sometimes - creatures. A monkey who's starred in 25 movies over two decades was top dog at the sixth annual Pawscars, the animal version of the Oscars. Waving a statue over her head in triumph, a beaming Crystal accepted the...

  • Tail-wagging beagle best in show at Westminster; Colorado Springs dog wins 2 categories

    Stephanie Earls
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    An Old English Sheepdog from Colorado Springs came a few whiskers shy - again - of winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which concluded its 139th year Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. After winning best in breed and then best in herding...

  • Tail-wagging beagle wins best in show at Westminster

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog Tuesday night by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club. At 4, Miss P is a grand-niece of Uno — in 2008, the immensely popular...

  • Colorado Springs sheepdog takes another prize at Westminster Dog Show

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Swagger, an Old English sheepdog hailing from Colorado Springs, won best of group in the herding class Monday at the Westminster Dog Show in New York. The win by Swagger, whose registered name is Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, marks yet another triumph in his esteemed career, which...

  • Pikes Peak pooch competes at Westminster

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Gordy and Smooch came from a big family, great even by Great Dane standards, with nine siblings. Of all the litter born that November day at Janene Borini's Calhan farm, puppies number two and four had a special connection. "Gordy and Smooch were really close. They really bonded....