Dock Dogs a must see at the State Fair!

elaine | August 31, 2010

The Colorado State Fair in going on all week in Pueblo and this year there is a special treat for dog lovers.   Dock Dogs is holding a competition at the fair.   This is an event where water loving dogs sail into a pool.  The competition features dogs of all shapes and sizes.   I went this [...]

Rumors of poisonings worry area pet owners

elaine | August 26, 2010

Posters showing up in stores around Penrose have pet owners in Fremont County on edge.
The hand written posters have been placed in windows, bulletin boards, and counters and they warn pet owners about someone who is randomly poisoning dogs with anti-freeze in meat.
The signs don’t tell people where the poisonings took place or who is [...]

Last “Bark in the Park” tonight!

elaine | August 25, 2010

Tonight is the last night you will be able to take your dog out to a Sky Sox ball game this season. 
The popular “Bark in the Park’ wraps up tonight at Security Service Field where the Sox
will take on the Salt Lake Bees at 6:05pm.
Fans that purchase a ticket to the game can bring their [...]

Puerto Rican stray finds home in Colorado

elaine | August 23, 2010

By: MIKE PETERS
Greeley Tribune
When you hear the story of Francisco, you know he shouldn’t be here.  He’s a dog, after all, a stray dog from a country with an estimated 400,000 stray dogs who fight every day for survival.  But the story of Francisco and how he got to Greeley, how he adopted an American, [...]

Russia celebrates 50th anniversary of dogs’ space flight

elaine | August 19, 2010

Russia is marking the 50th anniversary of the space flight of two mongrel dogs — Belka and Strelka — who became the first living creatures to circle the Earth and come back alive.
The August 1960 mission helped test the equipment which was used to carry the first human, Yuri Gagarin, into space on April 12, [...]

Colorado drivers are often distracted by their dogs

elaine | August 18, 2010

    For as long as we’ve had cars, dogs have been going for rides in them, but a new report by AAA of Colorado says that many Coloradoans put themselves and other drivers at risk by driving with their dogs unrestrained.
More than 43% of Colorado households include a canine companion and most of those dogs end [...]

Woman claims she found frog in can of dog food

elaine | August 17, 2010

My dogs would have considered this find a bonus, but most pet owners wouldn’t agree with them!
An Illinois pet owner says she made  a “disgusting” discovery when she recently opened a can of Pedigree dog food.   Inside the can of chicken with gravy food Dianne T. says she found a dead frog.
“It was the most disgusting thing,” [...]

Heat may have killed 7 puppies in airplane cargo hold

elaine | August 17, 2010

Heat might have killed seven puppies that died in the cargo hold of an American Airlines jet this month.
American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said Tuesday that necropsies on the puppies were inconclusive but found that heat “may have been a factor.”
The puppies died soon after the flight from Tulsa, Okla., landed in Chicago on [...]

Dog treat recall!

elaine | August 16, 2010

Some dog treats are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
All lots of 10-ounce “Beef Filet Squares” for dogs and “Texas Hold’ems” pet treats made by Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, because they may be contaminated with salmonella. People handling the treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly [...]

Study shows family and location change a pet’s status in household

elaine | August 16, 2010

In the movie  Lady and the Tramp, Lady is told “When the baby moves in, the dog moves out,”  by the other dogs.  Turns out, they may have been right, at least partially right.
A new study shows that pets often lose their status as “children” when owners start having children.
“If you have kids, you have [...]