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The petsitting business just became legal in Colorado

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM 0

Lisa Ullery is a part-time independent petsitter from Denver, and for nearly a year she has been using a popular app to help her find work. Ullery and...

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Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor 

Sat, Jul 29, 2017 - 8:04 AM 0

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — Authorities say firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face....

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PHOTOS: Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 - 1:49 PM 0

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours...

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Therapy animals are everywhere, but proof that they help is not

Tue, Jul 25, 2017 - 12:39 PM 0

A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring dogs...

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Lulu the dog flunked out of CIA bomb-sniffer school because she just didn't care
Lulu the dog flunked out of CIA bomb-sniffer school because she just didn't care

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Thousands apply, but only a select elite few are chosen to serve at the CIA. But even then, sometimes a job so stressful and demanding isn't all that...

For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice 
For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice 

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out. He...

Dogs are not wolves, so pet food makers put the veggies back in
Dogs are not wolves, so pet food makers put the veggies back in

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Tell your dog to get ready for quinoa kibble. Pet food trends are following their owners' tastes. Even meat-loving brands are marketing plants, the...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 17, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

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....

Colorado Springs service dog trainer agrees to close after failing inspections
Colorado Springs service dog trainer agrees to close after failing inspections

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The owner of a local service dog training facility agreed to shutter the business after state inspectors discovered dogs were fed cat food, housed in...

WATCH: Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath
WATCH: Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly...

Man admits abusing girlfriend’s puppy so badly it lost leg
Man admits abusing girlfriend’s puppy so badly it lost leg

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

NEW YORK — A man who abused his girlfriend’s puppy so badly that it lost a leg will be sentenced to a year in jail. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D....

Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days 
Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days 

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

ROME — An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 10, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 10, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

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....

Ohio cops enlist dog named Reptar to find child porn
Ohio cops enlist dog named Reptar to find child porn

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 7, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's investigative agency has added a new weapon in fight against child pornography and exploitation -- a Labrador retriever named...

VIDEO: South Dakota St. Bernard has record-longest tongue for a dog 
VIDEO: South Dakota St. Bernard has record-longest tongue for a dog 

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A St. Bernard in South Dakota has set a new, slobbery world record. Mochi, also known as Mo, holds the Guinness World Records...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 3, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Oct. 3, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Oct. 3, 2017.

Denver airport’s therapy dog program gets its first cat
Denver airport’s therapy dog program gets its first cat

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Denver International Airport’s therapy dog program –code name CATS— is getting its first genuine feline. And she looks adorable. Meet Xeli. The...

Colorado couple rescues dog missing for 5 weeks off fourteener
Colorado couple rescues dog missing for 5 weeks off fourteener

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 29, 2017

FRISCO — A Colorado family had all but given up hope that their dog Chloe was alive after she went missing for five weeks, but they've been reunited...

Donkey owner forced to pay $6,800 in damages after animal bites sports car
Donkey owner forced to pay $6,800 in damages after animal bites sports car

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 28, 2017

A court in the western German town of Giessen on Thursday found a donkey guilty of biting the backside of an expensive orange sports car and ordered...

Your dog really does love you, research finds
Your dog really does love you, research finds

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 27, 2017

They're called "man's best friend" for a reason. It turns out dogs genuinely love their owners, not just because they're holding their favorite treat...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 26, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 26, 2017

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 26, 2017

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....

Police: Stolen RV recovered with about 10 dogs still inside
Police: Stolen RV recovered with about 10 dogs still inside

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 24, 2017

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.  — Police in western Washington state say they’ve recovered a stolen motor home and reunited its owner with about 10 dogs that...

Dogs barred from Mueller State Park trails after trial period filled with violations, complaints
Dogs barred from Mueller State Park trails after trial period filled with violations, complaints

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

While dogs were on their best behavior this summer on Cheyenne Mountain State Park's trails, a three-month trial period brought more disastrous results...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 19, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 19, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs beginning Sept. 19, 2017.

Colorado Springs service dog company accused of scamming customers
Colorado Springs service dog company accused of scamming customers

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Briggs Geister decided to buy a service dog from Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope based on the company’s glowing online reviews and its reasonable prices. Her...

One home, two record-setting cats
One home, two record-setting cats

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Here's a very tall tail: Two record-setting cats are living together near Detroit. Arcturus Aldebaran Powers holds the...

50 animals die in “hellish” conditions at home of former Colorado pet shop owners
50 animals die in “hellish” conditions at home of former Colorado pet shop owners

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Prosecutors have filed 72 animal cruelty charges against a Thornton couple after authorities discovered 50 dead animals and 2,000 others including...

Dogs on best behavior during trial in state park outside of Colorado Springs
Dogs on best behavior during trial in state park outside of Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

After a successful three-month trial period, the verdict is in: Dogs likely will be allowed in Cheyenne Mountain State Park year-round. During the...

Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 12, 2017
Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 12, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Adoption fairs and other pet-related events in and around Colorado Springs for the week beginning Sept. 12, 2017.

Thousands vote to name newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9
Thousands vote to name newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Taz nabbed 44 percent of 5,699 votes. Residents named the newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9, choosing Tax over Ace or Argo - three names...

Hot dog is top dog when these Colorado Springs dachshund owners get together
Hot dog is top dog when these Colorado Springs dachshund owners get together

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Tank can tell when he's nearing Bear Creek Dog Park for a doxie meetup. "When we get to about Patsy's (candy shop on 21st Street), he just freaks...

Dozens of dogs abandoned, left unable to escape as Irma bears down
Dozens of dogs abandoned, left unable to escape as Irma bears down

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Authorities in south Florida may pursue felony charges against people who abandoned their animals as Hurricane Irma approached the Florida peninsula....

Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California island
Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California island

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Scientists assessing efforts to eradicate invasive ants on the Channel Islands off California have enlisted a four-legged expert to sniff...

New Guinness records include long-tailed cat, old bodybuilder
New Guinness records include long-tailed cat, old bodybuilder

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

NEW YORK — A long-tailed cat, an octogenarian bodybuilder and a five-inch long eyelash are included in the latest edition of Guinness World Records....

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Fish Oil Benefits Dogs and Cats

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 12:10 PM 0

You may have heard how wonderful fish oil is for human health. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, scientific studies have found fish oil to help alleviate...

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