Super cold weather can be dangerous for dogs!

elaine | January 31, 2011

A snow storm with bitter cold weather is on the way and it is time to make sure furry family members stay warm.
Although they are equipped with fur coats, dogs and other domestic animals can still suffer from frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources freeze. So be kind and bring [...]

Labradors stay on top of most popular breed list, but the Bulldog is on the move

elaine | January 26, 2011

The American Kennel Club  announced its nationwide registration statistics today and once again the Labrador Retriever came out on top.
 While the lovable Lab has sat at the top of the list for 20 years, other breeds were on the move.  The Beagle overtook the Golden Retriever for the 4th spot and the Bulldog, who has [...]

Love American Style; Afghanistan dog now living the good life!

elaine | January 25, 2011

Last May we told you the story of a group of Fort Carson soldiers stationed in Afghanistan that had been “adopted” by a little blonde dog named Babe. The soldiers wanted to get her home and they couldn’t arrange that themselves, but one soldier’s wife decided that she would arrange to ship the dog and [...]

Firefighter saves dogs in Colorado Springs fire

elaine | January 24, 2011

This afternoon a near tragedy turned into a heroic story when a local firefighters pulled some little dogs out of a burning house to safety. One little dog even needed “snout to mouth” resuscitation after he was found unconcious and struggling to breathe.
Fire crews were called to a home on Chamberlin South in El Paso [...]

Dogs love snow!

elaine | January 20, 2011

It is a proven fact that dogs love snow, especially Colorado dogs . So when I asked folks to send me their favorite photos of their dogs loving the snow, I started getting tons of them. They are so fun and awesome, so I will be posting them throughout the winter. I hope you enjoy [...]

More than 40 dogs taken from Bent County residence

elaine | January 20, 2011

More than 40 dogs were removed from a private residence in Bent County yesterday.
The Bent County Sheriff’s Office says they came to the home after getting to animal cruelty complaints. Once on scene, the sheriff’s office along with the Colorado Humane Society and SPCA investigators found the dogs were living in unsanitary conditions with inadequate [...]

9400 year old domestic dog bones found in Texas

elaine | January 19, 2011

Nearly 10,000 years ago, man’s best friend roamed the earth with humans, but he may not have been just for companionship.
That’s what researchers are saying after finding a bone fragment from what they are calling the earliest confirmed domesticated dog in the Americas.University of Maine graduate student Samuel Belknap III came across the fragment while [...]

Stock Show place to be for dog fans!

elaine | January 19, 2011

Many people think that the National Western Stock Show is just for people who like cows and horses, but it is a Mecca for dog lovers too!
Let’s start first with all the dog events. This year they had several dog competitions including a dog weight pull, fly ball, agility, and the ever popular stock dog [...]

What a difference a few letters make

elaine | January 18, 2011

I would like to add a note about the Soldier story. 
Several times we mention a business by the name of Rocky Mountain Dog Trainers. This was a dog training business in Colorado Springs that was involved in a controversy that aired on a local television station.   
The owner, Scott Martin, was also caught with fake [...]

Injured soldier claims his dog was sold and then euthanized

elaine | January 18, 2011

When a soldier is deployed in a war zone they have a lot to worry about. For one soldier his worry was his American Bulldog, Ava. That worry was put to rest when a local dog training business stepped up and said that they would keep Ava safe. It seemed like a perfect solution, but [...]