Honoring the working dog on labor day.

elaine | September 7, 2009

     Labor Day is a time for rest and relaxation for many of us, a time we take a break from a hard day’s work, but it is not just people that work.  Dogs are increasingly joing the workforce, being trained in jobs that can not only make our lives better, but they can also [...]

Craigslist pet story goes mainstream.

elaine | September 7, 2009

This morning I read a little column in the Denver Post that talked about a Denver woman by the name of Marilyn Vargas that recently lost her dog.  The story unfolded on the website Craigslist, so I decided to check it out for myself.   The web post was placed in the pet section and is [...]

Get your dog vaccinated against rabies!

elaine | September 1, 2009

  Six rabid skunks have been found in El Paso County.   This is an important issue for all pet owners and a wake up call to anyone who hasn’t had their pet vaccinated.  We haven’t seen skunk rabies in this area since 1970, but now the state has confirmed 26 skunks infected with rabies  This [...]

Pooches in Pink is almost here.

elaine | September 1, 2009

     Time to get out your leash and walking shoes!  On Saturday, September 12th the “Pooches in Pink” dog walk will take place in Garden of the Gods.  All leashed, friendly dogs are welcome, and the best part, there will be lots of door prizes and contests.  The cost is $40 for a dog/human team [...]

Dealing with a smelly situation.

elaine | September 1, 2009

Yesterday evening I was out walking my three dogs as I always do when I get home from work.  Normally it’s a very relaxing time that both the dogs and I enjoy very much, as we stroll down the country roads near our home. Yesterday was a little different.  As we were walking, my puppy [...]