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 [...]

Guilty dog

elaine | March 21, 2011

There are times when all dog owners come into a room to find that Fido has done something naughty.  Some dogs don’t really worry about consequences, but others make it obvious that they know they did something wrong.   This is a video of one dog that doesn’t have a very good poker face.

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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 [...]

Holiday gift event perfect for dog owners!

elaine | November 4, 2010

“Holiday Gifts For Pets and Their People” is a holiday craft event for and about pets and their people. It emphasizes hand-made crafts (no imports here!) and animal-related and themed activities.
The event celebrates and honors animals as our pets and our partners, as well as provides a venue to raise funds for smaller, less-publicized Colorado [...]

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 [...]

Fitting end to the dog days of summer!

elaine | September 4, 2010

The Fort Carson community will celebrate Labor Day with Doggie Day at the outdoor pool on post Monday beginning at 5 p.m.
Canines of all sizes, along with their two-legged friends, are invited to enjoy the last day of outdoor pool operations for this summer season.
A bathing area with shampoo will be provided for all dogs [...]

Last “Bark in the Park” tonight!

elaine | August 25, 2010

Tonight is the last night you will be able to take your dog out to a Sky Sox ball game this season. 
The popular “Bark in the Park’ wraps up tonight at Security Service Field where the Sox
will take on the Salt Lake Bees at 6:05pm.
Fans that purchase a ticket to the game can bring their [...]

Colorado drivers are often distracted by their dogs

elaine | August 18, 2010

    For as long as we’ve had cars, dogs have been going for rides in them, but a new report by AAA of Colorado says that many Coloradoans put themselves and other drivers at risk by driving with their dogs unrestrained.
More than 43% of Colorado households include a canine companion and most of those dogs end [...]

Study shows family and location change a pet’s status in household

elaine | August 16, 2010

In the movie  Lady and the Tramp, Lady is told “When the baby moves in, the dog moves out,”  by the other dogs.  Turns out, they may have been right, at least partially right.
A new study shows that pets often lose their status as “children” when owners start having children.
“If you have kids, you have [...]

3 new breeds join the AKC

elaine | June 30, 2010

The American Kennel Club is adding the Cane Corso, Icelandic Sheepdog and Leonberger as the 165th, 166th, and167th AKC recognized breeds.
The Icelandic Sheepdog will join the herding group while both the Cane Corso and Leonberger will join the working Group
The new breeds became eligible for AKC registration on June 1, 2010 and are eligible for [...]