<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:13:02 -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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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:04:43 -0600
<![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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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:41:42 -0600
<![CDATA[South Korea to Fort Collins, a 4-legged friendship endures]]> http://gazette.com/south-korea-to-fort-collins-a-4-legged-friendship-endures/article/1583273?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-korea-to-fort-collins-a-4-legged-friendship-endures/article/1583273?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS — At first sight, Frodo looks like any other dog.

Trotting around the backyard of his new Loveland home, the 2-year-old, Korean-jindo mix seems carefree, innocent. But by the time of our first meeting, I had already learned of his near-adoption, great escape and the 11 days he spent wandering a south Fort Collins natural area in July.

Then, stepping gingerly out of her hiding space into a sunny patch beside Frodo, I saw Peggy — the reason he'd come back.



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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:16:36 -0600
<![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[Colorado Springs dog shelter raising money for new dog play area]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-dog-shelter-raising-money-for-new-dog-play-area/article/1583008?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-dog-shelter-raising-money-for-new-dog-play-area/article/1583008?custom_click=rss

The tail-wagging tenants of a local animal shelter will soon have a new place to play.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is raising money for a new dog park to replace its old yard, which has been taken over by the Colorado Department of Transportation for the Interstate 25 and Cimarron Street interchange project, said Gretchen Pressley, spokeswoman for the shelter.

Since the old park shut down, a team of more than 150 volunteers have walked dogs at the shelter on a daily basis. The new park will be located just north of the Humane Society's facility off 8th Street, offering the animals a grassy 1-acre space with a pond, walking paths, an off-leash area, and plenty of trees and sunshine.



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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:56:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Police rescue 22 puppies living with owner in filthy Mercedes]]> http://gazette.com/police-rescue-22-puppies-living-with-owner-in-filthy-mercedes/article/1582701?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-rescue-22-puppies-living-with-owner-in-filthy-mercedes/article/1582701?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK -- Authorities in New York City say they've rescued 22 dogs that were living with their owner in filthy conditions inside a Mercedes-Benz SUV.

New York Police Department officers alerted by a concerned citizen earlier this week found the 54-year-old woman and the dogs living inside the vehicle in the Bronx.

Authorities say a 4-year-old German shepherd named Bruno and 22 puppies were living in filth and needed medical attention when officers found them.

Two rescue groups are caring for the dogs. It's unclear when they will be available for adoption.

The dogs' owner was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

22 dogs saved from vehicle! Great work..psa 8. #45pct lots of



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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 22:36:50 -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,' " Reid says. Then the animal grows to 150 or 250 pounds - or more.



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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:02:19 -0600
<![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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]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:16:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Survey says: Colorado Springs is 7th-best city for pets]]> http://gazette.com/survey-says-colorado-springs-is-7th-best-city-for-pets/article/1582294?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/survey-says-colorado-springs-is-7th-best-city-for-pets/article/1582294?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs community cares about furry friends, according to WalletHub - it's the seventh-most pet-friendly city in the country.

The country's most populated cities were ranked based on pet budget, pet health and wellness and outdoor pet friendliness, leaving Colorado Springs near the top.

But in other pet-related categories, the city didn't fare as well. Colorado Springs is 44th for veterinary costs, 37th for the number of pet-friendly restaurants per capita and 19th in dog parks per capita.

Two other Colorado cities made the top-100 pet-friendliness list: Denver at 34th and Aurora at 66th.

The complete survey can be found at wallethub.com/edu/most-pet-friendly-cities/5562.



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Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:35:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Stray dog wins hearts — and new home — after following man through 155-mile ultramarathon]]> http://gazette.com/stray-dog-wins-hearts-and-new-home-after-following-man-through-155-mile-ultramarathon/article/1582155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stray-dog-wins-hearts-and-new-home-after-following-man-through-155-mile-ultramarathon/article/1582155?custom_click=rss

It’s still unclear how or why the scrappy, apricot-colored dog with pointy ears showed up to the starting line of the 155-mile ultramarathon in June. The closest village was several miles away, and all that lay ahead was the vast, unforgiving Gobi Desert.

Dion Leonard, a distance runner from Scotland, noticed the pup scampering alongside a group of American runners, but didn’t think she would last long — much less through most of the six stages of a grueling, week-long endurance race.

Until she reappeared by his side at the start line on the morning of Day 2.

“This little dog’s sort of sitting next to me, looking up like, ‘Are we going to run together



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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 13:35:44 -0600