<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:33:25 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 26, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-26-2015/article/1548569?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-26-2015/article/1548569?custom_click=rss

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 dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10

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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 dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:10:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Doodlebug]]> The Gazette -The Gazette - http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-doodlebug/article/1548552?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-doodlebug/article/1548552?custom_click=rss

Name: Doodlebug

Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Owner: Beth Cutter

Doodlebug's story: Eight years ago this month, I adopted my Jack Russell Terrier Doodlebug from an animal rescue group in Bristow, Okla. Up to then, I had been indifferent to dogs (including all the hunting dogs my husband owned throughout our marriage). When I retired, I thought a small pet of my own would be a fun pastime, but I could never have foreseen the way one 12-pound creature would transform me into a dog lover. Friends and family members actually joke about the way Doodle changed my life.

Doodle is a typical JRT (a "dog on springs"): Bright, high-energy, not always obedient.

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Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Owner: Beth Cutter

Doodlebug's story: Eight years ago this month, I adopted my Jack Russell Terrier Doodlebug from an animal rescue group in Bristow, Okla. Up to then, I had been indifferent to dogs (including all the hunting dogs my husband owned throughout our marriage). When I retired, I thought a small pet of my own would be a fun pastime, but I could never have foreseen the way one 12-pound creature would transform me into a dog lover. Friends and family members actually joke about the way Doodle changed my life.

Doodle is a typical JRT (a "dog on springs"): Bright, high-energy, not always obedient.]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:10:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Humane Society kicks off March Madness-themed fundraiser in Colorado Springs]]> BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/humane-society-kicks-off-march-madness-themed-fundraiser-in-colorado-springs/article/1548408?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/humane-society-kicks-off-march-madness-themed-fundraiser-in-colorado-springs/article/1548408?custom_click=rss

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is channeling the increasing popularity of March Madness, the annual men's and women's college basketball tournaments, with a BasketBowl fundraising campaign that aims to feed 500 homeless shelter animals.

"We were trying to think of new ways of getting the community's attention, and we wanted our homeless animals to get a special treat during March Madness," communications specialist Gretchen Pressley said. "Colorado Springs is such a sports-loving and pets-loving community that we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for residents to bridge their love of sports and love of pets while helping out the homeless animals of our community.



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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is channeling the increasing popularity of March Madness, the annual men's and women's college basketball tournaments, with a BasketBowl fundraising campaign that aims to feed 500 homeless shelter animals.

"We were trying to think of new ways of getting the community's attention, and we wanted our homeless animals to get a special treat during March Madness," communications specialist Gretchen Pressley said. "Colorado Springs is such a sports-loving and pets-loving community that we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for residents to bridge their love of sports and love of pets while helping out the homeless animals of our community.

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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 19, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-19-2015/article/1548202?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-19-2015/article/1548202?custom_click=rss ADOPTION FAIRS

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

AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.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 Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10

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

AWR Cat Tails Rescue - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd.; 369-5107, awrcattailsrescue.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 Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:15:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Fat camps offer pudgy pets a variety of exercises]]> The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/fat-camps-offer-pudgy-pets-a-variety-of-exercises/article/1548199?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fat-camps-offer-pudgy-pets-a-variety-of-exercises/article/1548199?custom_click=rss

It's not only a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo, to help slim down man's best friend.

In the U.S., 53 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, up from 45 percent four years ago. In cats, the figure is almost 58 percent, said Dr. Ernie Ward, a veterinarian and founder of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention. Overweight pets can suffer diabetes, joint problems, heart disease and decreased life expectancy, just like obese people, he said.

Wonder how you get a dog to do a downward dog? You wouldn't even recognize that yoga pose in the canine version.

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In the U.S., 53 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, up from 45 percent four years ago. In cats, the figure is almost 58 percent, said Dr. Ernie Ward, a veterinarian and founder of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention. Overweight pets can suffer diabetes, joint problems, heart disease and decreased life expectancy, just like obese people, he said.

Wonder how you get a dog to do a downward dog? You wouldn't even recognize that yoga pose in the canine version.]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:15:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet of the week: Cali]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-cali/article/1548181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-of-the-week-cali/article/1548181?custom_click=rss

Name: Cali

Breed: Corgi

Owner: Susan Wright

Cali's story: My 7-month-old corgi, Cali, has figured out if she stands on my little chair in my bathroom she can look out the window and see the neighbor's dogs and bark at them. She is an amazing dog. - Wright.

To have your pet considered, email a high- resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of why your pet is so special.

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Breed: Corgi

Owner: Susan Wright

Cali's story: My 7-month-old corgi, Cali, has figured out if she stands on my little chair in my bathroom she can look out the window and see the neighbor's dogs and bark at them. She is an amazing dog. - Wright.

To have your pet considered, email a high- resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of why your pet is so special.]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:15:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 12, 2015]]> By carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-12-2015/article/1547777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-12-2015/article/1547777?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 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, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524.

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 Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco,

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9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 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, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524.

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 Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838.

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

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3050 N. Powers Blvd. and 9835 Prominent Point; milldogrescue.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco,]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:26:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Fans of German dog sport ask, 'Who needs sheep?']]> By ALLEN G. BREED The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/fans-of-german-dog-sport-ask-who-needs-sheep/article/1547774?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fans-of-german-dog-sport-ask-who-needs-sheep/article/1547774?custom_click=rss

With shouts of "point" and "drive" from her handler, the 3-year-old German shepherd charges into the triangle of brightly colored rubber orbs, scattering them with her nose like a cue breaking balls on a pool table. Then, zigging and zagging, Riley nudges the big purple one expertly down the field and into the goal.

"There's a good girrrrrrl," Melissa Breau coos as she engages in a brief tug-of-war with Riley's favorite chew toy. Playtime over, Breau calls out to the judge for the next ball color.

"Light green," comes the shout. And Riley is off.

This is Treibball - German for "drive ball," or more loosely translated, "ball herding." The sport originated in Germany about a decade ago and migrated to the U.S. five years

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]]> With shouts of "point" and "drive" from her handler, the 3-year-old German shepherd charges into the triangle of brightly colored rubber orbs, scattering them with her nose like a cue breaking balls on a pool table. Then, zigging and zagging, Riley nudges the big purple one expertly down the field and into the goal.

"There's a good girrrrrrl," Melissa Breau coos as she engages in a brief tug-of-war with Riley's favorite chew toy. Playtime over, Breau calls out to the judge for the next ball color.

"Light green," comes the shout. And Riley is off.

This is Treibball - German for "drive ball," or more loosely translated, "ball herding." The sport originated in Germany about a decade ago and migrated to the U.S. five years]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:25:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Dog duds are labor of love for Springs woman]]> By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com http://gazette.com/dog-duds-are-labor-of-love-for-springs-woman/article/1547736?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-duds-are-labor-of-love-for-springs-woman/article/1547736?custom_click=rss

Barbara “Bobbie” Barnett’s 3-year-old Maltese Pekinese Snowstorm has the ultimate rags-to-riches pet tale: from unwanted rescue dog to adored canine clothing model.

“It was love at first sight,” Bobbie said. “When she first came, I took her on a tour of the house and the yard and said ‘Look baby, all of this is yours.’” Snowstorm “Snow” quickly made herself at home and even inspired her owner to start a business.

“I started sewing outfits for her, and Bobbie’s Doggie Duds was born,” Bobbie said. It wasn’t long until the word got out, and Bobbie started taking special orders for dogs of all sizes from friends and family members.



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Barbara “Bobbie” Barnett’s 3-year-old Maltese Pekinese Snowstorm has the ultimate rags-to-riches pet tale: from unwanted rescue dog to adored canine clothing model.

“It was love at first sight,” Bobbie said. “When she first came, I took her on a tour of the house and the yard and said ‘Look baby, all of this is yours.’” Snowstorm “Snow” quickly made herself at home and even inspired her owner to start a business.

“I started sewing outfits for her, and Bobbie’s Doggie Duds was born,” Bobbie said. It wasn’t long until the word got out, and Bobbie started taking special orders for dogs of all sizes from friends and family members.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:59:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Fear of cancer diagnosis should not stop owners short of extending pet lives]]> By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com http://gazette.com/fear-of-cancer-diagnosis-should-not-stop-owners-short-of-extending-pet-lives/article/1547735?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fear-of-cancer-diagnosis-should-not-stop-owners-short-of-extending-pet-lives/article/1547735?custom_click=rss

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Dr. Karin Cannizzo, DVM, MS, ACVIM, understands the fear that surrounds a cancer diagnosis first-hand, but she also understands that pursuing treatment is often one of the best decisions a family can make for its pet.

In 2010, she diagnosed her then 7-year-old Australian cattle dog Teva with lymphoma after feeling a lump under her skin. “She was so vibrant, I was shocked,” she said. Dr. Cannizzo, an internist a Southern Colorado Veterinary Medicine, 5520 N. Nevada Avenue, said she panicked, knowing immediately it was cancer. She felt like she had already lost Teva, which left her uncertain if she should try to treat the dog.

“There’s so much fear around the word ‘cancer,’ but it’s



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Dr. Karin Cannizzo, DVM, MS, ACVIM, understands the fear that surrounds a cancer diagnosis first-hand, but she also understands that pursuing treatment is often one of the best decisions a family can make for its pet.

In 2010, she diagnosed her then 7-year-old Australian cattle dog Teva with lymphoma after feeling a lump under her skin. “She was so vibrant, I was shocked,” she said. Dr. Cannizzo, an internist a Southern Colorado Veterinary Medicine, 5520 N. Nevada Avenue, said she panicked, knowing immediately it was cancer. She felt like she had already lost Teva, which left her uncertain if she should try to treat the dog.

“There’s so much fear around the word ‘cancer,’ but it’s

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:54:11 -0600
<![CDATA[The Country Life: Want to keep bees? Get educated first.]]> By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/the-country-life-want-to-keep-bees-get-educated-first./article/1547642?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-country-life-want-to-keep-bees-get-educated-first./article/1547642?custom_click=rss

Spring is coming - and for some people, that means the welcome arrival of bees.

It appears a lot of folks in the Pikes Peak region are interested in beekeeping: Last weekend's day-and-a-half session of the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association's 2015 Beekeeping School was filled, as is this coming weekend's second and final session. And there's a waiting list.

The students are a mix of city and country residents, says Sandy Halby, who teaches at the school with her husband, Mike; in Colorado Springs, you're allowed to maintain one beehive, "provided that they are not a nuisance." If you want to take up beekeeping but didn't get a spot in the school, Halby advises attending some other class.



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Spring is coming - and for some people, that means the welcome arrival of bees.

It appears a lot of folks in the Pikes Peak region are interested in beekeeping: Last weekend's day-and-a-half session of the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association's 2015 Beekeeping School was filled, as is this coming weekend's second and final session. And there's a waiting list.

The students are a mix of city and country residents, says Sandy Halby, who teaches at the school with her husband, Mike; in Colorado Springs, you're allowed to maintain one beehive, "provided that they are not a nuisance." If you want to take up beekeeping but didn't get a spot in the school, Halby advises attending some other class.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:06:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too]]> http://gazette.com/winter-weather-wrath-pooches-paws-feel-the-pain-too/article/feed/210588?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winter-weather-wrath-pooches-paws-feel-the-pain-too/article/feed/210588?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.

While millions of residents from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast shovel snow deep into the season and hunker down awaiting relief, their dogs are either missing out on walks or left vulnerable to injury with each salt-coated step.

Rock salt and shards of ice can cut feet or get wedged between toes, de-icing chemicals can burn paw pads and frostbite can happen. That's led to a late-season boost in sales of doggy boots, which can be an annoyance for canines but allow owners to protect pets that are like family.

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.

While millions of residents from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast shovel snow deep into the season and hunker down awaiting relief, their dogs are either missing out on walks or left vulnerable to injury with each salt-coated step.

Rock salt and shards of ice can cut feet or get wedged between toes, de-icing chemicals can burn paw pads and frostbite can happen. That's led to a late-season boost in sales of doggy boots, which can be an annoyance for canines but allow owners to protect pets that are like family.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:31:34 -0700