<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:58:59 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[A classic love tail: Man rescues dog. Dog rescues man.]]> http://gazette.com/a-classic-love-tail-man-rescues-dog.-dog-rescues-man./article/1583641?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-classic-love-tail-man-rescues-dog.-dog-rescues-man./article/1583641?custom_click=rss

It's a classic love tail: Broken man meets broken dog and together they make life good again.

Colin Campbell was a regular guy living a regular life in 2008. He had a nice job, a nice house and a beautiful wife until, as heartache often happens, he returned from a business trip to learn his beautiful wife didn't want to be married anymore.

"I really struggled" is Campbell's short description of what went down. "I was shocked. There were no second chances. No discussion about it."

With Campbell living in Toronto and working hard as he always had, his friends grew concerned, suggesting he do something that he never had done: get a dog.



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 25, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-25-2016/article/1583640?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-25-2016/article/1583640?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, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd. 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.;



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 18, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-18-2016/article/1583077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-18-2016/article/1583077?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. 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.;

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]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:20:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley]]> http://gazette.com/dog-friendly-wineries-in-the-napa-valley/article/1583076?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-friendly-wineries-in-the-napa-valley/article/1583076?custom_click=rss

NAPA, Calif. - You love your dog. You love wine. Lucky for you and Fido, there are a number of Napa Valley wineries where you don't have to choose between the two.

Here's a sampling of wineries that welcome humans and their (well-behaved, leashed) best friends:

- HALL St. Helena welcomes dogs year-round, and in the fall they take the wine-canine connection a step further with Harvest Hounds, a tasting with proceeds going to Napa Humane. Reservations not required for a tasting, but they are required for tours plus tastings.

- Honig Vineyard & Winery in Rutherford has three resident dogs and welcomes other, well-behaved, canines as visitors. In fact, the best-selling book in the tasting room is about winery dogs. Treats

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]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:20:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Pigs can make great pets but are not for everyone]]> http://gazette.com/pigs-can-make-great-pets-but-are-not-for-everyone/article/1582470?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pigs-can-make-great-pets-but-are-not-for-everyone/article/1582470?custom_click=rss

Pigs don't have the greatest reputation. The word likely is used more as an insult than as a reference to an animal.

If you meet a pig, though, you might feel differently.

"People will come and volunteer with us and most of them have never been around pigs," says Jen Reid, manager of Marshall's Piggy Paradise at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. "They go away smitten."

Their fans say pigs are funny, smart and full of personality.

So then why do they end up in a sanctuary?

Time and again it's the same story: "People say, 'We bought a pig a year and a half or two years ago, and the breeder told us it would not get larger than 40 pounds,'‚ÄČ" Reid says. Then the animal grows to 150 or 250 pounds - or more.



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 11, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-11-2016/article/1582471?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-11-2016/article/1582471?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.; 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.

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

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