Humane Society full, but there are other options

elaine | June 24, 2012

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is full to capacity right now, but they have secured a secondary site to care for animals evacuated by the Waldo Canyon Fire.
HSPPR is setting up the facility and will announce its capacity, and location tomorrow morning. In the meantime here is a list of other licensed [...]

Places for pets evacuated in Waldo Canyon Fire

elaine | June 23, 2012

Many people are helping by offering a place for evacuated animals.
Large animals can be taken to Norris-Penrose on Rio Grande. If you have a horse or stock trailer and can help move horses and livestock please call the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region at (719) 473-1741. Small animals [...]

Two dogs allegedly attack puppy at dog park

elaine | June 6, 2012

A leisurely afternoon walk at the dog park turned chaotic after a dog attack left a Weimaraner puppy bleeding and needing a veterinarian.
It started around 2:30 yesterday when a Kari Haugh and Shari Sherman were out walking their dogs at the Bear Creek Dog Park on the west side of Colorado Springs. That’s when they [...]

Rumors of nails being found in cheese worrying dog park users

elaine | October 4, 2011

An alarming report of someone deliberately poisoning or injuring dogs has been freaking out dog owners who enjoy dog parks; but is there really anything to worry about?
The story circulating like wildfire throughout social media sites like Facebook looks like this:

PARK ALERT: We have received two notices. (1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dog missing on the west side of Colorado Springs

elaine | August 5, 2010

A family in Colorado Springs is hoping that you may have seen their dog Trooper.
Trooper had just been adopted by his new owners five days before his ran away.  Trooper apparently was spooked during a walk at Bear Creek Park and slipped out of his harness on July 15th.
Trooper posters were placed around the area [...]

April Stools Day will be held on Saturday

elaine | April 5, 2010

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Dog Park in Bear Creek Regional Park for the annual April Stools Day Saturday, April 10.   All the park users are invited to bring their pooches and clean up all the leftover poop and trash.
       The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The location is [...]

Dog park users asked to help fix up Bear Creek Dog Park

elaine | April 1, 2010

El Paso County Parks is asking for dog owners to help improve the Bear Creek Dog Park.  Users of the park have probably noticed the bright yellow donation boxes the entrance.  The money will be used to make some upgrades.  The county also applied for a large grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, and local donations [...]