• Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 21, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 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 - For...

  • Pet of the week: Sugar

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Name: Sugar Owner: Sherry Kuhlman Sugar's story: We adopted a rescue dog 3 years ago. We named her "Sugar" as she is white & so sweet! She loves to go for rides jumping up & down with happiness when she gets to go. She follows me everywhere even to the bathroom. She tries to talk by...

  • Dog food company recalls product over salmonella fears; product was distributed in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its...

  • Roman's odyssey: The tale of a stolen dog in Manitou Springs

    By Stephanie Earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Sometime during the evening of May 2, the front door of Elizabeth Schnepp and Jeremy Geschke's Manitou Springs home blew open and the couple's 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, Roman, went roamin'. What truly ensued in the three and a half days that followed, only Roman...

  • Blog: Chicken coop tour is this weekend

    Bill Radford
    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The sixth annual Take a Peak Chicken Coop Tour is Saturday and Sunday. So if you’re thinking of raising chickens, or have chickens but want to see what other owners are doing, here’s a chance to combine some fun with education. For details, go to http://takeapeakcooptour.com. Printed...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 14, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Thu, May 14, 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, 1820A W. Uintah St.; 578-1123. Dreampower -...

  • Just what the cat needed: a hat

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. No, dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark - and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit - has turned into steady...

  • Pet of the week: Sheriff

    The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Name: Sheriff Breed: German Shepherd Owner: Mick Greene Sheriff's story: He is a 100-pound German shepherd house dog who is an AKC Conformation Champion. He is smart, friendly, affectionate, and understands everything said to him. A wonderful companion, he chases a racquet ball off...

  • Don't let the slobber fool you, your dog could be a brainiac

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog. Brozman, who has a movement disorder called dystonia, had taken her golden-Labrador retriever mix, Caspin, outside for a potty break without...

  • Veteran arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    ATHENS, Ga. — A Georgia man who saved a dog from a hot Mustang has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal. Multiple news outlets report that Michael Hammons of Athens was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car...

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