<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:14:14 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[New Colorado Springs Humane Society adoption center to feature 'cat condos']]> http://gazette.com/new-colorado-springs-humane-society-adoption-center-to-feature-cat-condos/article/1578932?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-colorado-springs-humane-society-adoption-center-to-feature-cat-condos/article/1578932?custom_click=rss

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is opening a new cat adoption center on Monday.

The new center, at 610 Abbot Lane in Colorado Springs, features room for more than 40 cats in unique "cat condos," where kitties will be able to showcase their personality in a home-like setting.

The remainder of the Humane Society's expansion, including a new lost and found center, disaster holding space and dog park, is set to open in the fall.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region said it serves nearly 24,000 animals each year. They provide adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, discount spay and neutering services, and a trap-neuter-return program for feral cats.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:17:22 -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[Colorado company makes wine for cats (sort of)]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-company-makes-wine-for-cats-sort-of/article/1578632?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-company-makes-wine-for-cats-sort-of/article/1578632?custom_click=rss

A company in Colorado hopes to capitalize on both people’s love for wine as well as their propensity for spending money on their animals by pioneering wine for cats.

The company is Apollo Peak, and no, the cat wine does not actually have alcohol – or even grapes, for that matter.

Instead, the product (which costs $4.95 for a taster and $11.95 for an 8-meownce bottle) is made of “all-natural organically grown catnip, fresh beets and natural preservatives.”

The wine varieties are called "Pinot Meow" and "The MosCATo." 

According to the FAQ on Apollo Peak’s website, the drink should be served at room temperature, because cats tend not to like cold beverages.



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:06:04 -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[Baltimore Ravens' Ronnie Stanley adopts 'not-so-adoptable' dog from animal shelter]]> http://gazette.com/baltimore-ravens-ronnie-stanley-adopts-not-so-adoptable-dog-from-animal-shelter/article/1578554?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baltimore-ravens-ronnie-stanley-adopts-not-so-adoptable-dog-from-animal-shelter/article/1578554?custom_click=rss

Baltimore Ravens rookie Ronnie Stanley walked into an area animal shelter last week with a very specific request.

"'We are looking for [a] dog that's been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable,'" the offensive tackle told employees at the BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, according to a post on its Facebook page.

"'Not-so-adoptable' can mean a lot of things here," the post added, "senior pets, physically imperfect, on-going medical and more."

Needless to say, the animal shelter recalled its "matchmakers were delighted."

Stanley and his girlfriend adopted a 6-year-old dog, originally named Winter, which came to the shelter after being found in a vacant lot "on a hot day."

"She was dehydrated and



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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:10:59 -0600
<![CDATA[WATCH: Man breaks BMW window to rescue dog trapped in hot car]]> http://gazette.com/watch-man-breaks-bmw-window-to-rescue-dog-trapped-in-hot-car/article/1578453?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-man-breaks-bmw-window-to-rescue-dog-trapped-in-hot-car/article/1578453?custom_click=rss

A determined man broke the window of a BMW with a rock on Saturday to save a dog that appeared to be overheating in the parking lot of a festival in Ontario.

A video uploaded on Facebook by Will Costa, shows the unidentified man repeatedly hurling a large rock at the window, and ultimately breaking it. In the video, the man pulls the drenched dog out of the car as people watch.

Costa told Global News that the announcer at the concert repeatedly told the crowds that a dog was locked inside someone’s car.

“The owners were not around, and someone had mentioned they had called the police,” he told Global News. “So we kind of waited around a bit until police showed up or the owners showed



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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:48:36 -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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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.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

Nakio's Underdog Rescue - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 228-9274.

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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