<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:29:14 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Pets pick up on cues to comfort the dying, the grieving]]> http://gazette.com/pets-pick-up-on-cues-to-comfort-the-dying-the-grieving/article/1558596?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pets-pick-up-on-cues-to-comfort-the-dying-the-grieving/article/1558596?custom_click=rss

For those who are dying, it's clear why all dogs go to heaven.

They provide comfort not only in death, but in other difficult times, whether it's depression, job loss or a move across country. Dogs know when people are dying or grieving through body language cues, smells only they can detect and other ways not yet known, experts say.

As a hospice veterinarian, Dr. Jessica Vogelsang knows how much "being there" can mean to struggling people or pets. She's director of Paws Into Grace in Southern California, a group of vets who provide end-of-life care and euthanasia for pets at home.

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]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:30:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Subarus, beer, adoptable dogs at Colorado Springs festival]]> http://gazette.com/subarus-beer-adoptable-dogs-at-colorado-springs-festival/article/1558188?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/subarus-beer-adoptable-dogs-at-colorado-springs-festival/article/1558188?custom_click=rss

Anybody who's driven around our fair state has surely noticed a glut of Subarus.

Heuberger Motors, a local Subaru dealership, is the largest Subaru dealer in the country. Last year they sold more than 5,000 cars, says Alex Gauthier, head of social media marketing for Heuberger.

So it made sense to pair the popular vehicle with generous pours by a popular brewery (Bristol Brewing Co.), throw in a dog adoption fair by a local animal rescue (Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region), set up a DJ booth, cook up some food and make it a party. The second annual Growl Fest is Saturday at Ivywild School.

"It's definitely for anybody who has a Subaru or is interested in them," Gauthier says, "and wants to meet a bunch of



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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:12:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 27, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-27-2015/article/1558177?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-27-2015/article/1558177?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.

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.

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.

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog, 4401 Mark Dabling Blvd., Suite 10; bealuckydog.com/rescue.

National Mill Dog Rescue - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,

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]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:05:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Puppy reunions might be more fun for humans than for dogs]]> http://gazette.com/puppy-reunions-might-be-more-fun-for-humans-than-for-dogs/article/1558175?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/puppy-reunions-might-be-more-fun-for-humans-than-for-dogs/article/1558175?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS - It wasn't up to Guinness World Record standards, but I was pretty shocked when the rescue dog we were fostering had 13 puppies. Although it was a ton of work, I resisted when the vet told me they usually divided such large litters among multiple temporary homes until they were old enough for adoption.

They were, after all, a family. None looked like its redheaded mother, Goldie, yet the pups were so similar I could only tell the brown fur-balls apart by their numbered collars.

Besides, they had so much fun together. A couple would start to wrestle and the others would come running, to watch or join. The largest and the smallest were inseparable. They all spent countless hours playing their own versions of hide

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]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:05:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Your photos: National Dog Day]]> http://gazette.com/your-photos-national-dog-day/article/1558141?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/your-photos-national-dog-day/article/1558141?custom_click=rss

Happy National Dog Day!

People are celebrating their furry friends Wednesday. Here is a gallery of reader submitted photos via Facebook.

To submit yours, leave a comment on our Facebook page here.



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs rescue is the cat's meow]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-rescue-is-the-cats-meow/article/1558090?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-rescue-is-the-cats-meow/article/1558090?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Springs kitten got its 15 minutes of fame Tuesday after Animal Law Enforcement officers rescued her from a storm drain.

Stormy, as the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has named her, is about 2 months old and weighs 2 pounds. She's healthy and has "quite the lungs on her," said Sgt. Ryan McFadden, who followed Stormy's meows as he crawled to her rescue on Tuesday morning. He and other Animal Law Enforcement officers opened manhole covers in the area of Pikes Peak Avenue and 36th Street to bring her to safety.

"Luckily, it was a storm drain and not a sewer," he said.

A concerned neighbor heard the kitten crying underground and alerted authorities. It's possible Stormy squeezed through a grate to follow



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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:42:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Aug. 20, 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-20-2015/article/1557740?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-aug.-20-2015/article/1557740?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, 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.

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.

Lucky Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N'

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]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Pets pick up on cues to comfort the dying, the grieving]]> http://gazette.com/pets-pick-up-on-cues-to-comfort-the-dying-the-grieving/article/feed/258908?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pets-pick-up-on-cues-to-comfort-the-dying-the-grieving/article/feed/258908?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those who are dying, it's clear why all dogs go to heaven.

They provide comfort not just in death, but in other difficult times, whether it's depression, job loss or a move across country. Dogs know when people are dying or grieving through body language cues, smells only they can detect and other ways not yet known, experts say.

As a hospice veterinarian, Jessica Vogelsang knows how much "being there" can mean to struggling people or pets. She's director of Paws Into Grace in Southern California, a group of vets who provide end-of-life care and euthanasia for pets at home.

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