Low cost spay and neuters available to low income pet owners

elaine | August 2, 2011

Pueblo Animal Services is offering low cost spay-neuter surgeries to income qualified pet owners thanks to grant funds from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund (CPOF).
“We hope that by offering spay and neuter surgeries at drastically reduced co-pays, the Pueblo community will be encouraged to use our services. Our goal is to help remedy the issue [...]

Reminder to bring your pets in tonight!

elaine | November 29, 2010

Ok… I know I have posted it before, but I have to post it again.
Tonight temperatures will dip around zero, and I am sure this is just one of many cold Colorado winter nights. So a reminder to please bring your pets inside.
I have suggested it as a precaution on most winter nights, but when [...]

Dogs are smarter than cats! We can prove it.

elaine | November 23, 2010

Here is something that isn’t too surprising to us dog lovers.  An Oxford study charted the evolutionary history of the brain across different groups of mammals and decided dogs are smarter than cats.
Over millions of years, the intelligence of social animals – like man’s best friend – has improved at a greater rate than that [...]

Are your pets ready in case of a wildfire evacuation?

elaine | September 6, 2010

With the wildfire and evacuations caused by the Fourmile Canyon Fire just west of Boulder, it is a good time to take a look at our pet emergency plans.
We live in an area where fires are just a fact of life, and right now the fire danger is extreme in many areas.  It is important [...]

“Pickle Von Corndog” tops list of unusual pet names

elaine | June 16, 2010

Shakespeare once famously asked “What’s in a name?” When it comes to pet names, the answer is puns, pop culture references, and food.
For the third year running, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), put out a list with names of a truly unforgettable nature.
VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog and cat names from the company’s database [...]

Fox that went after dogs tests positive for rabies

elaine | June 14, 2010

A fox that reportedly was charging dogs in El Paso County had rabies.
This is the second fox to test positive for rabies in the county, this one was in the Woodmoor neighborhood in the Monument according to the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment.
As of June 8th , 57 animals in Colorado have [...]

Many think dogs listen better than spouses… Hummm

elaine | April 28, 2010

Here is something many dog owners probably already know; Dogs are great listeners!  In fact, according to a new poll, about one in 10 pet owners in the United States would confide in a pet,. 
The Associated Press-Petside.com poll  surveyed 1,112 pet owners nationwide and found that one-third of pet-owning married women and 18 percent of [...]

Low cost spay and neuters available

elaine | December 9, 2009

If you have a dog or cat that you need to have spayed or neutered, but you don’t have the money, a program in Colorado could be the answer.  Every year thousands of  taxpayers mark the “check off”  on their tax returns to fund low cost spay and neuters.  Then veterinary clinics and animal welfare [...]

Dogs in Danger follow up.

elaine | October 29, 2009

Several weeks ago I told you about a couple of dogs that were close to the end if they didn’t find homes.  I’ve got good news and bad news.  First I will start with the happy story. 
  Shiloh has been adopted.  The shy sweet Shepard mix that was found as a stray was adopted and [...]

Look cool and Smile too!

elaine | October 8, 2009

Want to look trendy AND help out your favorite cause?   Check out some new bracelets that are all the rage in Hollywood.  You can see this wrist candy on the arms of stars like Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, and Darryl Hannah.  They are called “I’m Tired of…” bracelets and 50% of proceeds go to the charity [...]