<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:07 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Long dog-gone trip: Florida pooch travels to Boston and back]]> http://gazette.com/long-dog-gone-trip-florida-pooch-travels-to-boston-and-back/article/1586462?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/long-dog-gone-trip-florida-pooch-travels-to-boston-and-back/article/1586462?custom_click=rss JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.

Cynthia Abercrombie tells the Florida Times-Union there were times over the past six weeks that she thought she'd never see Apollo again. But nearly two dozen volunteers helped return Apollo to Abercrombie, who lives on a fixed income and couldn't afford a 1,100-mile trip to Massachusetts to pick him up.

No one knows how Apollo, who escaped from his enclosure Aug. 11, got to Boston. Swansea animal control officer Lisa White found Apollo Aug. 8. A microchip helped officials locate Abercrombie and White started looking for ways to get him home.

Mary Ellen House of East Coast Paws arranged



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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:09:02 -0600
<![CDATA['Unlikely Friendships: Dogs' showcases interspecies bonding]]> http://gazette.com/unlikely-friendships-dogs-showcases-interspecies-bonding/article/1586385?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unlikely-friendships-dogs-showcases-interspecies-bonding/article/1586385?custom_click=rss

What is it about dogs that humans can't resist?

Is it their undying loyalty, soulful eyes, fuzzy underbellies or goofball antics? Whatever it is, we love them and they love us.

"They've been part of our lives for so long; they were the first domesticated animal," New York Times best-selling author Jennifer S. Holland said. "They're intelligent - we found out they respond to the tone of our voice and understand more than what we used to think. ... They're such good friends. The unconditional love you get from them is unlike anything else.

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:15:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Alaska council to vote on cat leash law]]> http://gazette.com/alaska-council-to-vote-on-cat-leash-law/article/1586291?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alaska-council-to-vote-on-cat-leash-law/article/1586291?custom_click=rss

KENAI, Alaska — Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval.

Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law after complaints from residents about roaming felines.

The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/2diht2m) that current city code does not include cats on its list of animals that need to be restrained.

The proposed ordinance also cites complaints about the impact of a growing cat population on the Kenai Animal Shelter's resources.

Kenai City Manager Rick Koch says shelter resources are sufficient. He said he will research data and see whether other Alaska communities have similar laws.



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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Home renovations create perfect cat pads]]> http://gazette.com/home-renovations-create-perfect-cat-pads/article/1586097?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/home-renovations-create-perfect-cat-pads/article/1586097?custom_click=rss

TOKYO - As the number of cat lovers increases in Japan, so too does interest in homes designed specifically for living with felines. Some people have renovated their homes by adding walkways for cats, while some have attached guards over windows to prevent their pets from escaping.

Because cats love climbing and jumping onto high places, the Wan-nyan Kenko Jutaku Kenkyujo design office, based in Tokyo, offers housing solutions so people and their pets can live together.

"Owners should understand the nature of cats before creating a living environment (for them)," said Mitsuru Shimizu, who heads the office. He added that clients often ask him to install catwalks in their homes.



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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:45:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 22, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-sept.-22-2016/article/1586096?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-sept.-22-2016/article/1586096?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, 22 Sep 2016 04:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Dog found 800 miles from home to be reunited with family]]> http://gazette.com/dog-found-800-miles-from-home-to-be-reunited-with-family/article/1586007?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-found-800-miles-from-home-to-be-reunited-with-family/article/1586007?custom_click=rss

HILLSBORO, Mo. — A Colorado girl with special needs will soon be reunited with her companion dog after the animal was found in eastern Missouri, more than 800 miles from the girl's home and five years after the dog was stolen.

KSDK-TV reports that Missy the St. Bernard was picked up as a stray Monday near Hillsboro in Jefferson County. Animal control workers found an identification chip with outdated information but a resident, Brandi Cross, tracked down the family in Colorado. Another stranger, Melissa Morton, plans to drive the dog back home on Friday.

The dog went missing five years ago when she was stolen from the Colorado family's yard. It isn't clear how the dog ended up in Missouri.



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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:39:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Fun Run and Festival to benefit Humane Society]]> http://gazette.com/fun-run-and-festival-to-benefit-humane-society/article/1585321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fun-run-and-festival-to-benefit-humane-society/article/1585321?custom_click=rss

This weekend all four-legged furry friends and their companions are invited to the annual Pawtoberfest fun run/walk and festival to support the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR).

Join with animal lovers from across the Springs at Bear Creek Regional Park on Saturday for a fun-filled morning with families, friends and a wide-variety of pets while helping to support the work of the HSPPR.

The run/walk kicks off from the Bear Creek Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. and meanders across a two-mile course, concluding at the festival where pet-friendly vendors, activities and contests are combined with mouth-watering munchies and delicious craft brews.



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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:37:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs dog training business expands to Black Forest area]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-dog-training-business-expands-to-black-forest-area/article/1585867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-dog-training-business-expands-to-black-forest-area/article/1585867?custom_click=rss

At his first puppy socialization session at Canine Coach dog training center, 4-month-old purebred German shepherd Loki Bear sat in a corner snapping at every dog that walked past him. But at his second play date last week, he explored the training room, cautiously sniffing out new friends.

"This is a huge improvement," lead dog trainer Linda Brennen told the Tuesday evening class' half-dozen other attendees, who have brought their pooches in the hopes they can learn how to behave around other dogs at an early age.

The sessions are offered at Canine Coach Inc., a company Brennen founded seven years ago and that celebrated the grand opening of its Black Forest location last week.



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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:33:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Pawtoberfest raises money for Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region]]> http://gazette.com/pawtoberfest-raises-money-for-humane-society-of-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1585532?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pawtoberfest-raises-money-for-humane-society-of-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1585532?custom_click=rss

Saturday's eighth annual Pawtoberfest by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region features a 2-mile fun run/walk for runners, walkers and their well-behaved pooches. It begins at Bear Creek Nature Center and winds up at the festival grounds in Bear Creek Regional Park. Participants are encouraged to ask family, friends and co-workers to pledge their financial support and raise money for homeless animals. Top fundraisers can win prizes, including a GoPro Hero Session camera with dog harness, yoga mat with the HSPPR logo and Ruffwear Highlands Sleeping Bag.



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Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:01:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Millennials are picking pets over people]]> http://gazette.com/millennials-are-picking-pets-over-people/article/1585590?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/millennials-are-picking-pets-over-people/article/1585590?custom_click=rss

Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but they do lead in one category: Pets.

Three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel. That compares to 50 percent of the overall population with dogs, and 35 percent with cats.

The findings come at a time when millennials, roughly defined as the generation born between 1980 and 2000, are half as likely to be married or living with a partner than they were 50 years ago. They are also delaying parenthood and demanding flexible work arrangements — all of which, researchers say, has translated to



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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:39:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Sept. 15, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-sept.-15-2016/article/1585515?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-sept.-15-2016/article/1585515?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, 1820A W. Uintah St. 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.

National Mill Dog Rescue - Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Furry Friends, 3586 Hartsel Drive; milldogrescue.org.

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

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