Dog save pups from fire and places them on fire truck

elaine | August 13, 2012

A German Shepherd named Amanda has touched the city of Temuco, Chile after she carried her five 10-day old puppies to safety following a house fire on Thursday.
According to Soy Temuco, the dog rescued her pups by picking them up with her snout and placing them on a fire truck.
Amanda could be seen going back [...]

Little dog survives euthanizia and has hundreds wanting to adopt him

elaine | March 3, 2011

Hundreds of people now want to adopt a puppy that somehow managed to survive euthanasia.
The little puppy was one of five that was dropped off at the Sulpher, Oklahoma animal shelter. The puppies appeared to be thin and sick so control officer Scott Prall put them all to sleep Friday; or so he thought.
One little [...]

Kennel cough; What to do when your “kids” have the flu

elaine | September 29, 2010

It seems to happen about once every couple of years, despite vaccination efforts, my dogs get the dreaded “kennel cough”, also known as ‘infectious tracheobronchitis’.
Usually this happens in the winter after a show that has been held indoors for several days, but this time my “kids” picked it up at a summer show that we [...]

Dog saves his own life when locked in hot car

elaine | July 12, 2010

Even with all the warnings, this time of year many dogs end up dying in hot cars.  This could have been the fate of one dog in Pennsylvania, but he took it upon himself to get out alive.
One local Labrador helped himself get out of a scorching situation by taking matters into his own “paws.”   Eleven-year-old [...]

Tick season strikes fear in pet owners! Ok it strikes fear in me anyway.

elaine | March 15, 2010

 The weather is starting to warm up, and if you are like me and most Colorado dog owners you are itching to hit the trail with your four legged hiking partner, but you will want to make sure that “itching” is just a figure of speech.  In my opinion there is not a lot of [...]

Give a disabled vet the freedom they have given you

elaine | November 11, 2009

 
This Veteran’s Day you can help disabled vet and give an unwanted dog a second chance.  Freedom Service Dogs based right here in Colorado was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to help disabled people get trained service dogs.  Since then Freedom Service Dogs has become one of the leading service dog training [...]