Bar goes to the dogs and patrons have a tail-wagging good time

elaine | June 16, 2010

There is a bar in Idaho City, Idaho that is well doggone popular.  NBC’s John Miller shows us why.

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Keeping your cool on summer hikes

elaine | June 15, 2010

Keeping cool in the summer months can be difficult when you are covered in fur and sweat primarily through your tongue.  But there is a new product that some folks are telling is the answer to a hot summer day hike over-heating.Could this product be the answer to the summer heat? 
 I have had a few [...]

Year round fun for four legged family members!

elaine | June 15, 2010

We have another great summer vacation for you and your dog in our “Destination Pooch!” section.
 The YMCA of the Rockies has two affordable family resort locations here in Colorado and they consider dogs family!  Each location has different pet friendly activities
Nestled in the mountains near Winter Park is Snow Mountain Ranch.
At Snow Mountain Ranch pets [...]

Fox that went after dogs tests positive for rabies

elaine | June 14, 2010

A fox that reportedly was charging dogs in El Paso County had rabies.
This is the second fox to test positive for rabies in the county, this one was in the Woodmoor neighborhood in the Monument according to the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment.
As of June 8th , 57 animals in Colorado have [...]

Canine flu vaccine, it’s official

elaine | June 14, 2010

Nearly one million doses of the canine influenza vaccine have been given, now the USDA has granted it a full license.
The vaccine “Nobivac Canine Flu H3N8” was given a conditional license last year and with the growing concern over canine influenza, it has become a regular vaccination regimen for many dog owners.
With the dogs vaccinated [...]

Dog show on tap for this weekend in Colorado Springs

elaine | June 10, 2010

The Colorado Springs Kennel Club Dog Show is coming to the Phil Long Expo Center on June 12th and 13th.   
If you are looking to get a dog this is a great place to see many different breeds and talk to the people who own them and decide if it is the right dog for [...]

Fabulous shopping and you can bring you pets!

elaine | June 10, 2010

There is a shopping in Colorado Springs that caters to dog owners, and this weekend it will really be going to the dogs!
The Promenade Shops at Briargate will hold it’s 5th Annual Bark at Briargate this Saturday, June 12th.
The free outdoor expo will have vendors, groomers, trainers, rescue organizations, veterinarians and a charity dog wash. 
If [...]

My smelly summer ritual and the lessons learned from it

elaine | June 9, 2010

Every year it happens.  It is pretty much a given that at one point in the summer one or both of my Bernese Mountain Dogs will end up on the wrong end of a skunk.  
Last summer while on a leisurely evening walk my pack was hit by a roadside stink bomb. It started when [...]

Air Force dogs honored in ceremony at Peterson A.F.B.

elaine | June 9, 2010

Reported by Andy Koen/News First 5
In the past decade, Air Force service dogs Wodan and Chaky have guarded presidents, sniffed out bombs in Iraq and been shining examples of what working military dogs can be.

The two Belgian Malinois were recognized for their many years of service to the country Tuesday at Peterson Air Force Base.
Wodan [...]

Dogs painted like lions, tigers, and panda bears? Oh my!

elaine | June 8, 2010

The latest craze to come out of China involves dog owners painting their pets to look like other animals such as tigers and pandas.
You thought the poodle cut was odd, check these pictures out.
Crowds gathered to witness this odd spectacle at a showcase event which took place in Zhengzhou, eastern China.
Among those on display were [...]