Colorado Springs goes to the dogs this weekend

elaine | June 5, 2012

Colorado Springs is known as a dog friendly town, but this weekend it will even be more dog friendly.
Thousands of pooches from around the country  will meet at the Norris-Penrose Event Center Friday through Sunday for the Colorado Springs Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show.
Not only will there be lots of dogs, there will also be [...]

Low cost rabies clinic in Pueblo this weekend

elaine | August 10, 2011

Due to the increased number of Rabies cases in Southern Colorado, Pueblo Animal Services is offering low cost rabies shot clinic on Saturday, August 13th
The clinic will run from 9am to 1pm. Rabies vaccinations will be $8 per animal and other vaccines will be available for only $10 each.

“There have been several confirmed Rabies cases [...]

Little dog lands a jetliner after biting people on plane

elaine | December 6, 2010

A dog accompanying an elderly New Jersey woman on a US Airways flight to Phoenix became agitated and bit a passenger and a flight attendant today, forcing the pilot to make an unexpected stop in Pittsburgh.
The 12-pound Manchester terrier named Mandy was riding in an approved carrier on Flight 522 from Newark, airline and local [...]

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 [...]

Strut Your Mutt in Pueblo this weekend!

elaine | October 25, 2010

The Strut Your Mutt run and walk will take place on Saturday, October 30th in Pueblo.
The event will benefit Paws for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Agency, a no-kill shelter in Pueblo.  
The fun starts at 9am at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo(HARP) at Victoria Avenue at the St. Francis of Assisi statue located on [...]

Don’t forget Pawtoberfest this weekend!

elaine | October 7, 2010

This Saturday is Pawtoberfest!  It really sounds like a good time and it helps pets in need, so come on out and walk with us.  I am hoping to make the walk (not the run) and I hope that you can too.  If you do go send us pictures! 
WHO:              The Humane Society of the Pikes [...]

HOWL’ oween event sure to be a ghoulish good time!

elaine | September 29, 2010

Safe Place for Pets will hold their 3rd annual “HOWL’oween” event on October 16th
The event will be at University Village Center from 10 until 2.    Come enjoy the many Tricks & Treats activities with your dog, and enter to win great prizes in the Canine Costume Parade, including a Best in Show gift basket worth [...]

Rumors of poisonings worry area pet owners

elaine | August 26, 2010

Posters showing up in stores around Penrose have pet owners in Fremont County on edge.
The hand written posters have been placed in windows, bulletin boards, and counters and they warn pet owners about someone who is randomly poisoning dogs with anti-freeze in meat.
The signs don’t tell people where the poisonings took place or who is [...]

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 [...]

Dog treat recall!

elaine | August 16, 2010

Some dog treats are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
All lots of 10-ounce “Beef Filet Squares” for dogs and “Texas Hold’ems” pet treats made by Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, because they may be contaminated with salmonella. People handling the treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly [...]