<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Wed, 25 May 2016 18:47:54 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 19, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-19-2016/article/1576443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-19-2016/article/1576443?custom_click=rss

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, 1820A W. Uintah St. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua- smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthe catbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

Pals Forever - For dogs and

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]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 04:35:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Tiny paw-thletes compete in Hallmark's Kitten Summer Games]]> http://gazette.com/tiny-paw-thletes-compete-in-hallmarks-kitten-summer-games/article/1576435?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tiny-paw-thletes-compete-in-hallmarks-kitten-summer-games/article/1576435?custom_click=rss

What do the four-legged footballers of the Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl do in the offseason? They go for the gold in their own Summer Games, including a de-cat-hlon and freestyle wrestling.

And, bonus, the 90 or so furry Olympians were up for adoption by the rescue group North Shore Animal League America, organizers said last month at the taping of the TV special to air Aug. 5, in time for the human games in Rio de Janeiro.

The cuteness quotient was off the leash as the tiny competitors found their footing on bite-sized playing fields, frolicking on scratchable rings at the gymnastics "venue" and jumping little hurdles decked out with delectable feathers intended to keep competitors on the move over at track and field.

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]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 04:35:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting May 12, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-12-2016/article/1575937?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-may-12-2016/article/1575937?custom_click=rss

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 Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

National Mill Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Furry Friends, 3586 Hartsel Drive; milldogrescue.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.;

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]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 04:30:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Forget Fluffy; Luna is in]]> http://gazette.com/forget-fluffy-luna-is-in/article/1575667?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forget-fluffy-luna-is-in/article/1575667?custom_click=rss The new R-rated kitten comedy "Keanu" has lots of things that real-world scenarios do not - and one that many do: a pet with a person name.

According to Rover.com, a nationwide network connecting dog and cat pet sitters and walkers, more of today's feline "pet parents" in America are eschewing old-school descriptive names, such as Fluffy and Whiskers, in favor of human monikers, with Oliver and Luna being the top names for male and female cats, respectively.

The top four male cat names after Oliver are Leo, Charlie, Milo and Max; after Luna, top female cat names are Chloe, Bella, Lucy and Lily.

From 2014 to 2015, the pet care network noted a 22 percent increase in cats named after people, but about half of pet owners



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