• Pet of the week: Griffon

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Name: Griffon Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer Owner: Robert Erickson Griffon's story: He was on his way to the pound after several aggressive incidents. We rescued him a year ago and with the help of Camp Bow Wow on Northpark he is now a really well behaved dog and a joy to own.

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

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 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...

  • Pikes Peak region pups help out in healthcare facilities

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Watson makes his way across the room, stopping for pet here and a scratch behind the ears there, slipping gingerly through a maze of metal walkers and wheelchairs to sit obediently at Marilyn Kirkpatrick’s feet. “That’s a good boy, just rest here right by me,” Kirkpatrick cooed, her...

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

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 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....

  • Pet of the week: Lola

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Name: Lola Breed: Tuxedo shorthair Owner: Pamela Alton Lola's story: I don't really think anyone can "own" Lola." Lola is a rescue cat and she always keeps you on your toes. You know the song "what Lola wants Lola gets" - that could not be more true in our house! You never know...

  • Picture of hugging dogs leads to their adoption after pet rescue center warned they would be put down

    Daily Mail
    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Two dogs that were set to be put down were saved following the publication of a photograph showing one pooch wrapping its arms around the other. Dogs Kala and Keira were seen together in the snap shared Monday by the Georgia charity Angels Among Us Pet Rescue on Facebook. In an...

  • Colorado pit bull named Beefcakes recovering from post-shooting surgeries

    Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Beefcakes, a 62-pound pit bull found shot in the jaw at close range earlier this month, is expected to go home from the vet soon and enter foster care after several attempts last week to stabilize his broken jaw so it can heal. The dog's also become a favorite with the staff members...

  • Quiz: Test your ability to solve house training issues

    By Peggy Swager, Special to PETacular
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    House training failures can frustrate pet owners and often send dogs to rescues. Take this house training quiz to see how you fare with the more difficult house training issues. Choose the true statement under each topic. Punishment and house training: A. Rolled up newspapers can...

  • Dear Miss Kitty: Helping cats, babies live harmoniously

    By Sara Ferguson, Happy Cats Haven
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Dear Miss Kitty, I'm expecting a new baby in a few months and am worried about my cat Ranger, who was my first "baby." What can I do to help him adapt to my little one? A photo on social media shows a forlorn kitty locked outside with the caption "I thought I was your baby."...

  • Colorado Springs Lost Pet Alert reunites Falcon dog, family

    By Sean Ahearn, Special to PETacular
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Oliver went missing April 22 in Calhan when he escaped from a sitter’s home. Within four days, the Falcon community, Colorado Springs Lost Pet Alert and countless others helped bring him home safely. Oliver’s family expressed its gratitude and relief in a letter submitted to PETacular...

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