See you on the 12th!!!!

elaine | June 30, 2010

The Colorado Dog Blog is taking a little vacation.   I will not be posting until July 12th.  I hope you all have a very fun and safe 4th.  Remember to keep your pet away from fireworks and out of hot cars.  See you in a week!!
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3 new breeds join the AKC

elaine | June 30, 2010

The American Kennel Club is adding the Cane Corso, Icelandic Sheepdog and Leonberger as the 165th, 166th, and167th AKC recognized breeds.
The Icelandic Sheepdog will join the herding group while both the Cane Corso and Leonberger will join the working Group
The new breeds became eligible for AKC registration on June 1, 2010 and are eligible for [...]

World’s Ugliest Dog goes to, well… One ugly dog.

elaine | June 29, 2010

It is one of the most coveted awards in the dog world, no I am not talking about Westminster’s Best in Show. I am talking about the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif.
Last years winner, a Boxer named “Pabst” that had a face only a mother could love,  came up [...]

Dog is left for dead after someone slits her throat

elaine | June 28, 2010

According to a story by the Associated Press, A German Shepard-mix in Minnesota is lucky to be alive after someone slit her throat and left her for dead.
The dog , now called “Star”, was found after she wandered into a yard last week, suffering from serious injuries according to Ericka Stoltenberg, manager of the Otter [...]

Keeping your dogs safe on the 4th

elaine | June 28, 2010

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday.  I always find myself in the mountains somewhere enjoying the festivites.  While I love the holiday, many pets do not.  Many animals hear and see fireworks and run off into the night on the 4th. 
In fact July 5th is the busiest day for most animal shelters.   “4th [...]

Don’t forget your pet tomorrow morning!!!!

elaine | June 24, 2010

I am actually off tomorrow, so I can’t participate, but for those of you who work, It is Take Your Dog To Work Day  on Friday, June 25, 2010.
This was an event created by Pet Sitters International in 1999, and has grown all over the country.   Take Your Dog To Work Day celebrates the great [...]

Dog food and vitamins recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

elaine | June 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration says a company is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its “Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement” tablets for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. 
The company, United Pet Group, says the product was sold nationally at various retailers. 
The supplement comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and [...]

How you can help keep local dogs out of the shelters!

elaine | June 22, 2010

From Now until July 10th, Pikes Peak Pet Pantry is trying to gather 10,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food. 
They are also trying to get 500 pounds of bird, rabbit, ferret, horse, and reptile food.
If you don’t know, the Pikes Peak Pantry is a pretty cool organization.  They give pet food to help local [...]

Dogs tied to a tree and left for dead in forest

elaine | June 16, 2010

Three dogs left for dead in the Santa Fe National Forest have been given a new chance thanks to the kindness of strangers and quick action among local animal-welfare advocates.
Some campers stumbled upon the dogs while out hiking with their own two dogs late last month, said Natalie Owings of Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, [...]

“Pickle Von Corndog” tops list of unusual pet names

elaine | June 16, 2010

Shakespeare once famously asked “What’s in a name?” When it comes to pet names, the answer is puns, pop culture references, and food.
For the third year running, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), put out a list with names of a truly unforgettable nature.
VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog and cat names from the company’s database [...]