Have dog, will travel.

elaine | August 27, 2009

 A Colorado author has a new book that is a must have for those of us who travel with our dogs.  Bridgette Maxwell has written “Fido’s Finest –Southwest Edition. The book includes 365 of the top pet friendly hotels and destination resorts here in Colorado as well as Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The [...]

Why is Fido furry?

elaine | August 27, 2009

     Here is something that I find very interesting. According to a new report , researchers have just discovered that nearly all the differences in the coat types of purebred dogs result from variations in just three genes and It’s not so much the genes themselves, but how they work together that makes the difference.
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Is your dog a real dog?

elaine | August 27, 2009

Is your dog a “dogs dog”, a real pooch that digs, chews and drools? Well if so he might be able to win you a year supply of Alpo and a special place in a new book. Alpo’s “Real Dogs Tell It Like It Is,” contest is searching for real dogs to share their stories [...]

Paws for a good cause.

elaine | August 26, 2009

Do you like walking your dogs?  Of course you do or you wouldn’t be reading this blog!  Well why not help others while having a good time with your best friend.   The Bark For Life is this Saturday, August 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., at Ute Valley Park in Colorado Springs.  Anyone interested in [...]

Service dog denied access to school

elaine | August 26, 2009

Normally service dogs are welcome anywhere, but not at a school near Chicago.  When an autistic boy’s family asked if his service dog “Chewy” could accompany the boy, the answer was “no”! 
  Kaleb Drew’s family says that the Labrador Retriever is trained to deal with the boy’s disabilities keeping Kaleb safe and calm at school.  Officials [...]

Dog loving Kennedy dies at 77

elaine | August 26, 2009

Senator Edward Kennedy will be best remembered for being a champion for social issues like anti-discrimination and health care for everyone, but he was also a champion for dogs.  Kennedy loved dogs, specifically Portuguese Water Dogs commonly known as “Porties”.  This water loving breed was perfect for the Senator, because when his was not on [...]

Police K-9 gets his man

elaine | August 26, 2009

Move over McGruff, a local CSPD K-9 is really taking a bite out of crime.  When an alleged burglar ran away from officers overnight it took a four legged officer to track him down.  Colorado Springs police say they responded to a call of a burglary in progress Sunday night on McKay Way.  When they got [...]

CSU has a new cancer study for dogs!

elaine | August 25, 2009

A study at Colorado State University’s Animal Cancer Center is looking at a new way to treat cancer in animals and people. The study is investigating the impact of a drug on cells that suppress the immune system and allow cancer tumors to grow. Initial results in mice and dogs show that the drug can [...]

Twitter a Critter

elaine | August 25, 2009

Hey Twitter fans!  You can now use your favorite social networking site to help shelter animals.      “TwitterACritter” a new social media campaign created by Adopt-a-Pet is now Twitter to spread the word about adoptable pets in shelters.    Pet lovers can select one of the 130,000 homeless dogs, cats, and other pets listed on Adopt-a-Pet.com and tweet [...]