<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:44:31 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 16, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-16-2018/article/1627820?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-16-2018/article/1627820?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - Cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - Dogs less than 15 pounds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave. 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.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.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.

SAINT Animal Rescue - Dogs, puppies, cats,

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]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 04:25:52 -0600 <![CDATA[French bulldogs' cuteness comes at a steep cost]]> http://gazette.com/french-bulldogs-cuteness-comes-at-a-steep-cost/article/1627814?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/french-bulldogs-cuteness-comes-at-a-steep-cost/article/1627814?custom_click=rss French bulldogs, with their marble-like eyes and pleated faces, are beloved by celebrities and ordinary people alike.

In the U.S., Frenchies didn't even rank in the American Kennel Club's top 30 most popular breeds in 2007. Last year, they were No. 4. In Britain, they ranked 76th in 2005. Now they're in second and on track to snag the top spot from the Labrador retriever by the end of this year, according to that nation's Kennel Club.

But French bulldogs, as dogs go, are also quite unhealthy. They're one of the brachycephalic breeds - dogs whose human-selected large heads and flat faces make them prone to certain ailments. The difficulty these breeds have breathing through their smushed noses is so severe that several

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]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 04:25:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Dog lover on a cross-country rescue mission]]> http://gazette.com/dog-lover-on-a-cross-country-rescue-mission/article/1627759?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-lover-on-a-cross-country-rescue-mission/article/1627759?custom_click=rss

When Lee Asher takes vacation, all six of his rescue dogs go too.

Since February, he's been traveling cross-country with Lillie, Butters, Cali, Stella, Molly and Bo-Bo in a 30-foot RV to promote dog adoption. Friend Luke Barton is along for the ride, taking photos and videos.

So far, they have been to 28 states and Washington, D.C., with 21 to go. Hawaii, alas, is too far to dog paddle. They hope to finish in November or December and plan a repeat trip next year.

Asher's goal was to get one pet adopted in each state visited. As of mid-June, he has averaged three per state, with 83 dogs (and one cat) finding "forever homes."

Every year, about 3.3 million dogs and a similar number of cats enter U.S. animal shelters.



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 9, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-9-2018/article/1627413?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-9-2018/article/1627413?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.

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.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco,

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]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2018 04:20:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 2, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-2-2018/article/1626995?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-2-2018/article/1626995?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.

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.

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.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099, saintanimalrescue.org.

SLV Animal Welfare Society - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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