Service dogs “lifesavers” for veterans

elaine | November 9, 2012

Service Dogs can be life saving to our veterans,but shrinking federal budgets and the sheer number of injured service members are overwhelming government programs, so there just aren’t enough service dogs to go around.
Colorado organization, Freedom Service Dogs(FSD) continues to rescue shelter dogs, custom train them and then provide them to returning veterans at no [...]

Local woman honored for her work saving dogs

elaine | November 9, 2012

A local woman has been named a “Hero Among Us” in People Magazine for her work saving dogs.
Theresa Strader, founder of Colorado Springs based National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) is being honored in the current issue of the magazine. Theresa hopes the story will spread awareness about the cruel reality of puppy mills.
Theresa had [...]

The dogs will be out in Pueblo this weekend

elaine | November 8, 2012

This weekend thousands of dogs will descend on Pueblo this weekend.
The Southern Colorado Kennel Club’s All-Breed Dog Show set for Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
The two-day  American Kennel Club(AKC) show will feature more than 150 breeds of dogs from across the nation taking part in obedience,  rally obedience, and  conformation competitions.
The [...]

Dog looking for new home after owner dies of fungal meningitis

elaine | November 6, 2012

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Relatives of an 89-year-old woman who was the first person to die in Indiana from a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak are looking for a new home for her dog.
The poodle mix named Lucky lived with Pauline Burema at her Cassopolis, Mich., home until she was hospitalized with meningitis after getting a [...]

Vote!!! It is your “petriotic” duty

elaine | November 5, 2012

We all know that the 2012 election is serious business. That is why we need to do something fun, like voting for our favorite pet. I know we are not supposed to have a favorite.. but VOTE DOG 2012!!!

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The debate of detection dogs and the 4th Amendement

elaine | November 1, 2012

WASHINGTON(AP) – Can you trust what a dog’s nose knows? Police do, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday considered curbing the use of drug-sniffing dogs in investigations after complaints of illegal searches and insufficient proof of a dog’s reliability.
In court papers, the Justice Department said it does not oppose allowing a federal appeals court in [...]

Pit Bull advocates plan large gathering in Colorado Springs

elaine | October 26, 2012

Many people love them and many people fear them, but a local group says that if the folks that fear Pit Bulls got to know the dogs, they would change their mind about the controversial “bully” breeds, so they are having a rally.
Tomorrow is Pit Bull Awareness Day, and Pit Bull owners and other advocates [...]

Family claims puppy was abused at boarding facility

elaine | September 11, 2012

FORT COLLINS – Animal Protection and Control has opened an investigation against a Fort Collins boarding and training facility following a complaint from a Fort Collins family.
Tiffany Brown of Fort Collins said her 13-week-old purebred German shepherd puppy, Baron, suffered blunt force trauma and injuries that resulted in the surgical removal of the dog’s eye [...]

Puppy found in suitcase returns home

elaine | August 30, 2012

FAIRBANKS — Life has returned to normal for Scrappy, the puppy who was left for dead in a suitcase inside a Fairbanks Dumpster earlier this month.Wednesday afternoon found the 4-month-old Labrador-pit bull mix playing with siblings Sativa, Brutus and Little One in a North Pole area yard.
He looked happy and energetic as he [...]

How to get revenge on your four-legged criminal

elaine | August 23, 2012

Has your dog done something terrible… so terrible you want to out him or her?    Well apparently you are not alone.
“Dog shaming ” is the latest craze to hit the Internet on a site in which canines are forced to confess their sins while looking guilty.

There are two rules when it comes to “shaming” [...]