Woof! Dog lovers have several events to enjoy this weekend

elaine | June 11, 2011

The dog day of summer is here with several events for the dog lover in Colorado Springs today.
The Colorado Springs Kennel Club Dog Show going on this weekend. 15-hundred dogs from around the country will be at the show which runs through Sunday. Show hours are 8am to 6pm.  The event will be held at [...]

Tearful dog owner says her dog didn’t need to be killed

elaine | March 3, 2011

It started out as a nice evening walk in a northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood with her dog, but Tammira Martinez says it ended terribly.
Last night a man walking  a Greyhound shot and killed Martinez’ dog after the two dogs got into a fight.
The man pulled out a gun and fired point blank at her Bullmastiff [...]

Letting your dog chase wildlife could cost you or your dog big time

elaine | February 8, 2011

Dogs chasing wildlife is becoming a problem, a problem that is dangerous to both the dogs, wildlife and your wallet.
Colorado Division of Wildlife says their offices are receiving reports of dogs chasing wildlife, especially deer.
“This is the time of year when deer are weak, gathered in small groups and are easy targets for dogs,” explained [...]

Show dogs stolen at AKC Championship

elaine | November 30, 2010

UPDATE!!!! 
Good news! All four dogs were found safe and sound in the Los Angeles area. 
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are looking for four valuable show dogs in a white cargo van stolen from a Motel 6 parking lot in Bellflower California.
The dogs were in town for the big AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show.
The van was [...]

My smelly summer ritual and the lessons learned from it

elaine | June 9, 2010

Every year it happens.  It is pretty much a given that at one point in the summer one or both of my Bernese Mountain Dogs will end up on the wrong end of a skunk.  
Last summer while on a leisurely evening walk my pack was hit by a roadside stink bomb. It started when [...]

Great Dane rescue hits the streets to educate Marmaduke fans

elaine | June 3, 2010

This weekend the movie Marmaduke hits theaters nationwide and while kids are looking forward to seeing a dancing talking dog, Great Dane fanciers are a little concerned.
Typically with dog “stars”, the popularity of breeds involved tend to spike.  This was seen during the Lassie heyday when there was a collie in almost every yard. More [...]

A warning for dog owners that your dog won’t appreciate

elaine | April 26, 2010

   A new report from the Food and Drug Administration is warning dog owners about the danger of bones.
   The idea that it’s natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it’s a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.
“Some people think it’s safe to give dogs large [...]

Huskies siezed in abuse case are available for adoption

elaine | January 20, 2010

     Some of the huskies that were confiscated from a sled dog kennel in Park County last month will soon be available for adoption.
Three of the four Huskies brought to Colorado Springs will be made available for adoption this Saturday at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
     These dogs are seeking special homes [...]