FUR~R~R Ball coming up this weekend

elaine | April 28, 2011

The Annual FUR~R~R BALL to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is coming up this Saturday.  The event will be at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort ;The theme, “All Creatures Great and Small”.  The theme was chosen to honor companion animals and the unconditional devotion and friendship they give us. From extra-large dogs [...]

Little dog gets new leash on life at local vet clinic

elaine | April 28, 2011

Meet Ruby, a 6 week old Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppy. Ruby was brought into a local Colorado Springs veterinarian last week after a big dog attacked her at her home. The larger dog broke Ruby’s jaw; badly. Ruby needed specialty care at Animal Dental Care where Dr. Tony Woodward specializes in situations just like this, [...]

Dogs maul and kill woman in New Mexico

elaine | April 26, 2011

(AP) A woman from Truth or Consequences has died after being attacked by four dogs while taking a walk Easter Sunday, New Mexico authorities said.
Officer James Harrington said he found four pit bulls mauling Margaret Salcedo, 48, when he arrived in response to a 911 call.
The department said his attempt to drive the animals off [...]

Dog fighting app causes fur to fly

elaine | April 26, 2011

There’s an “app” for just about  everything, but a  new dog fighting game made for Android phones has animal rights activists fighting mad, so mad that they may have actually stopped the game’s distribution.  Even former dog fighting kennel owner Michael Vick has taken a stand against the game.
The “Dog Wars” app by Kage Games [...]

Deputy shoots and kills 4-H Dog Obedience Champion

elaine | April 14, 2011

A family in eastern Colorado is upset after a sheriff deputy shot and killed their dog.
It happened last week in the small town of Wiley a few miles northwest of Lamar. Seonie Paintin says that her two dogs, a Border Collie and a Great Dane, got out of their fenced yard when the wind blew [...]

April Stools Day this Saturday!

elaine | April 13, 2011

This Saturday will be a big day at the Bear Creek Dog Park!  It is time for the annual “April Stools Day”.
This event combines a spring clean up of left behind dog poop with prizes for finding a “Golden Stool” while searching for real poop to clean up. There will be about 9 or 10 [...]

Pit Bull rescue could be shut down

elaine | April 12, 2011

A dog rescue specializing in Pit Bulls is facing a possible shut down if they can’t get up to code.
Mariah’s Promise is a non-profit dog rescue that is based in Teller County west of Colorado Springs. For years the rescue was operated in a location in Divide; becoming very well known after taking in Pit [...]

Amazing animal videos on Ellen

elaine | April 7, 2011

If you missed Ellen today, you missed some pretty funny animal videos. Check out the 3rd one where a dog steal pizza right out of the fridge!

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Dock Dogs at Pueblo’s 1st Annual Pet Expo

elaine | April 7, 2011

If you’re Looking for something new to do with with your dog this weekend; check out the Pueblo Convention Center’s 1st Annual Pet Expo  where you can watch the Dock Dogs and even participate with your dog!
Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs  will be having a “Big Air” competition, where dogs run down a dock and dive [...]

Family decides to put down pups after they tangle with rabid skunk

elaine | April 6, 2011

Yesterday we told you about a situation in which two dogs in Eastern El Paso County tangled with a rabid skunk over the weekend leaving their owner facing some serious decisions; spend thousands in boarding fees to keep her dogs in quarantine or humane euthanasia.
Today the owner, Deanna Weatherford decided she had no choice but [...]