<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:26:04 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Fourth of July can be frightful for Fido]]> http://gazette.com/fourth-of-july-can-be-frightful-for-fido/article/1579241?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fourth-of-july-can-be-frightful-for-fido/article/1579241?custom_click=rss

The Fourth of July, with its flashing lights and booming fireworks, is here. And while many people enjoy setting off fireworks to celebrate the holiday, many dogs will suffer through a long weekend.

Loud noises can make some dogs nervous, and that can cause issues for those dogs and their owners.

Jill Haffley, local dog behaviorist, said dogs that are too nervous can cause damage to property or even to themselves. She said she has seen dogs run through windows trying to escape the noise.

They also might chew on drywall or floorboards and pull all the food from the pantry if not confined properly.

"They do anything they can possibly do to get away from (the fireworks') noise," Haffley said.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:15:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 30, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-30-2016/article/1579317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-30-2016/article/1579317?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.

Pals Forever - For dogs and puppies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 528-6590;

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]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Dock diving a joy for dogs and owners alike]]> http://gazette.com/dock-diving-a-joy-for-dogs-and-owners-alike/article/1578833?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dock-diving-a-joy-for-dogs-and-owners-alike/article/1578833?custom_click=rss

VAIL - It was hard to tell who was more eager: Yvet Montiel, preparing the video on her iPhone as she stood beside the 40-foot pool, or Trouble, the Dutch shepherd who bounced about as he readied to dash and dive from the dock above.

Blaring over the speakers at the GoPro Mountain Games' DockDogs Big Air event was "You Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog." Spectators surrounded the pool, holding their phones toward Trouble.

On the end of the dock, he crouched at the command of Rich Schafer, Montiel's husband. Holding a toy, Schafer took 15 steps ahead near the edge of the pool. He placed his feet squarely. He looked at Trouble.



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:15:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 23, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-23-2016/article/1578829?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-23-2016/article/1578829?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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]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:15:08 -0600 <![CDATA[9 dog-friendly breweries in the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/9-dog-friendly-breweries-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1578641?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/9-dog-friendly-breweries-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1578641?custom_click=rss

If your pup’s polite, leashed and content to chill while you chug, here’s a list of 9 breweries in and around Colorado Springs where you both can enjoy the craft beer experience.

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:30:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Drinking your dinner, with dog, OK at many Colorado Springs-area breweries]]> http://gazette.com/drinking-your-dinner-with-dog-ok-at-many-colorado-springs-area-breweries/article/1578582?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/drinking-your-dinner-with-dog-ok-at-many-colorado-springs-area-breweries/article/1578582?custom_click=rss

That plaintive whine you hear echoing down from the north? Likely Denver's craft brewery-loving dog owners.

Health codes long on the books but rarely enforced in Colorado's capital have returned to bite beer fans who've grown accustomed to having a cold one, with Rover in tow, at one of the city's many brewery-based tasting rooms. Under Denver city health code, beer is classified as food. So regardless of whether a brewery has a kitchen and serves meals made on site, nonservice animals are verboten in any "dining" area, inside or out.

In the past, a lack of personnel to regularly inspect such nonrestaurant restaurants meant the rule was more of a technicality. Sadly for Denver's pub-loving pooch owners, that's no longer the



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:24:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Canines brighten up workplaces in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/canines-brighten-up-workplaces-in-colorado-springs/article/1578595?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/canines-brighten-up-workplaces-in-colorado-springs/article/1578595?custom_click=rss

Meet Brutus.

Brutus is 183 pounds, very hairy and adored by his co-workers at Vladimir Jones, though he spends most of his workday stretched out on the floor at the office.

Lucky for Brutus, a St. Bernard owned by Jonathon Neugebauer, dogs are a welcome presence at the ad agency. On any given day in the downtown Colorado Springs office, a few of them can be found reclining next to their owners' desks or basking in attention.

If your heart breaks a little every time you leave your pup for work, you might want to talk to your boss about Friday's national holiday: Take Your Dog to Work Day.

The holiday was established by Pet Sitters International in 1999 and has been celebrated each year since on the Friday after



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:51:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting June 16, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-16-2016/article/1578350?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-june-16-2016/article/1578350?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, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org.

Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 228-9274.

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 - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Cheers

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]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:10:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Leaving pet in car can be hazardous to its health]]> http://gazette.com/leaving-pet-in-car-can-be-hazardous-to-its-health/article/1578349?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/leaving-pet-in-car-can-be-hazardous-to-its-health/article/1578349?custom_click=rss

As temperatures continue to rise, extreme caution should be used when bringing pets along for the ride. Animals can be in danger of heat stress when left in hot vehicles for extended periods of time.

Last year, there were 555 reported incidents of dogs left in hot vehicles in the area, according to Joe Stafford, director of animal law enforcement for the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. While the majority of those reports came during summer, it can happen at any time of year.

Stafford said there isn't a set temperature when heat becomes dangerous for pets.

"There's a lot of different factors that we have to take into consideration ...," he said. "It will depend on species and individual circumstances.

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