Clean up day at the dog park!!

elaine | September 30, 2010

For all of you who love to take your dog out to the Bear Creek Dog Park, here is a way you can give back to a place that gives your dogs so much to enjoy! 
El Paso County Parks and the Pikes Peak United Way will host a clean up day at the Bear Creek [...]

Local event is betting on a cure for canine cancer

elaine | September 30, 2010

Camp Bow Wow of Colorado Springs is hosting its first annual “Casino Night to Cure Canine Cancer” from 7 to 10 p.m. on October 1st at the Phantom Canyon Brewing Company (3rd Floor) on Pikes Peak Ave.
The event aims to raise awareness and funds for three key canine cancer nonprofits including the Colorado State University’s Animal [...]

Strange dog sighting in Colorado Springs

elaine | September 29, 2010

While visiting Colorado Springs last month a Colorado Dog Blog reader spotted a very strange creature.
 The Indiana man sent this picture and we joked that it looked like a Chupacabra, but I am pretty sure it is actually is a rare, hairless breed of dog known as Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced show-low-eetz-kwint-lee), or a Mexican Hairless. 
Pictures of [...]

HOWL’ oween event sure to be a ghoulish good time!

elaine | September 29, 2010

Safe Place for Pets will hold their 3rd annual “HOWL’oween” event on October 16th
The event will be at University Village Center from 10 until 2.    Come enjoy the many Tricks & Treats activities with your dog, and enter to win great prizes in the Canine Costume Parade, including a Best in Show gift basket worth [...]

Kennel cough; What to do when your “kids” have the flu

elaine | September 29, 2010

It seems to happen about once every couple of years, despite vaccination efforts, my dogs get the dreaded “kennel cough”, also known as ‘infectious tracheobronchitis’.
Usually this happens in the winter after a show that has been held indoors for several days, but this time my “kids” picked it up at a summer show that we [...]

Mark your calendars for Mushing 101!

elaine | September 16, 2010

Dr. Robert Forto is training for his first Iditarod in 2013 and is putting on a learning series about the sport of mushing.
If you would like to learn about mushing and the Iditarod you will want to be at this event. The cost is only $10.00 per person and all proceeds will benefit Team Ineka’s [...]

Another DockDogs event on tap for this weekend!

elaine | September 16, 2010

Did you miss the DockDogs competition at the State Fair, or did you go and decide you might want to try it? If so you may want to check out another DockDogs event this weekend near Denver.
Newcomers are welcome to join the fun learning the “Big Air”, “Extreme Vertical”, “Speed Retrieve”, and “Iron Dog” skills [...]

Get your dog washed while helping homeless pets

elaine | September 16, 2010

4 Paws Rescue is holding a charity dog wash and adoption fair this Sunday, September 19th.
The event will be from 11a.m.- 4p.m. at the Wag-n-Wash at 1625 W. Uintah.  All dogs will be washed and dried for a donation. ($15 dollars or more is suggested!) and for a little more you can even get your [...]

Are your pets ready in case of a wildfire evacuation?

elaine | September 6, 2010

With the wildfire and evacuations caused by the Fourmile Canyon Fire just west of Boulder, it is a good time to take a look at our pet emergency plans.
We live in an area where fires are just a fact of life, and right now the fire danger is extreme in many areas.  It is important [...]

Massive dog treat recall

elaine | September 6, 2010

There is a massive dog treat recall that may impact your pet.
Hartz is recalling nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats due to salmonella concerns.
Random testing conducted by the “FDA” revealed that some 8-ounce bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats were contaminated. The lot code is “BZ0969101E.”
Hartz is urging dog owners who have purchased the [...]