Police officers save injured Dog

elaine | January 22, 2013

Earlier this month, three Los Angeles police officers stopped to help a 2-year-old Pit Bull mix who’d been struck by a car. Officers Jennifer Cohen, Cindy Herrera and Valerie Lancaster drove the dog to a veterinarian, and where the injured dog had emergency surgery on a broken front leg and two fractured ribs.   During the [...]

Man floats his sick dog to sleep, becomes Internet sensation

elaine | August 10, 2012

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The unconditional love of a dog is a powerful thing. Just ask John Unger of Bayfield, Wis.
For the past 19 years, Unger’s loyal companion has been a shepherd mix named Schoep. Unger learned two weeks ago that his dog had severe arthritis and may need to be put down soon. He was devastated — [...]

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 [...]

Military members worry over pet shipping fees

elaine | February 15, 2012

Many servicemembers with pets are worried they can’t afford to take their 4-legged family members with them overseas because of new airline fees, but there may be a way around it.
According to a report in the Stars and Stripes, as part of its merger with Continental Airlines, United Airlines has announced that on March 3 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]