Injured soldier claims his dog was sold and then euthanized

elaine | January 18, 2011

When a soldier is deployed in a war zone they have a lot to worry about. For one soldier his worry was his American Bulldog, Ava. That worry was put to rest when a local dog training business stepped up and said that they would keep Ava safe. It seemed like a perfect solution, but [...]

Prisoners training dogs that help veterans

elaine | November 10, 2010

Special assistance dogs usually help guide the blind but now some therapy dogs are helping disabled veterans who suffer with PTSD. An interesting twist is that these animals were raised by inmates in some of our nation’s most notorious prisons.

Donations help cover the $30,000 cost to train the dogs. One strong supporter has been 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]