1. Only dogs that are entered in the competition are allowed at the shows.
2. Dogs may not be bought, sold, or otherwise adopted at the shows.
3. Please be careful and watch your children. While our exhibitors take great efforts to make sure that their dogs behave, dogs can and do bite. Please keep an eye on your children, and make sure you get permission from the dog’s owner before touching any dog.
4. Baby strollers are not allowed in the building. Remember, a baby stroller puts your baby’s head at the tooth level of most dogs. That can be a very scary experience for both your baby and our dogs. So please, no baby strollers.
5. The show giving clubs, show superintendent, their agents, employees, etc., assume no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury sustained, and further assume no responsibility for injury to children.
Attention Exhibitors! These are large shows. Please plan to arrive early to be ready for your ring time. While every breed is different, you should try to arrive at least an hour before your scheduled ring time. Thank you!
On January 21st, the Zoom Room will open its doors to celebrate the social aspect of dog ownership in Denver, Colorado. The day will include FREE dog agility classes throughout the morning and a fabulous party in the afternoon. Everything is free – and everyone, including your pooch, is welcome! And we’ll be giving away some great prizes, including a free group class and a free dog party!
INTERNATIONAL HEARING DOG, INC HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL DOG-O-WEEN EVENT
Organization Invites Dog Lovers to Free Event
On October 29, at the Westminster PetCo, Halloween is truly going to the dogs.
Denver’s pet owners will be coming out in full swing to show off their dog in costume and compete in International Hearing Dog, Inc.’s Second Annual Dog-o-Ween dog costume contest.
Along with the costume contest, event goers have the opportunity to compete in a tailgate decorating contest, play games, win prizes and enjoy delicious food. The event is a part of an effort to raise support and awareness for International Hearing Dog, Inc.’s (IHDI) programs.
IHDI, started in 1979, is the original Hearing Dog program. The organization rescues dogs from local animal shelters, trains them in sound response, basic socialization and obedience then places them with hearing impaired recipients throughout the United States and Canada free of charge. Now in its 32nd year of operation, IHDI has placed over 1,100 Hearing Dogs and continues its mission to serve the hearing impaired.
Hundreds of paws and feet hit the trail to help homeless pets at Dumb Friends League
DENVER/CASTLE ROCK (Sept. 19, 2011) Homeless pets will benefit from the hundreds of paws and feet that hit the trail on Sept. 17. The Dumb Friends League hosted its seventh annual Wag `n Trail to raise money for the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colo.
Nearly 1,500 dogs and people participated in the fundraiser, which included a 1.6-mile hike at the Glendale Farm Open Space. The event raised more than $125,000—a new record for the event.
In addition to the hike, pet lovers had the opportunity to watch flyball demonstrations, meet adoptable pets, participate in contests, win prizes and shop for pet-friendly goods and services.
“We would like to thank all of the participants, donors, sponsors, vendors and volunteers who helped make the Wag `n Trail such a success,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO for the Dumb Friends League. “It is the community’s support that enables us to offer services for pets and people in Douglas County and beyond.”
The funds raised will help provide shelter and care for as many as 4,500 homeless cats, dogs and other small pet that come to the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center each year. In addition to adopting homeless pets, the center also offers other services, including lost and found, humane education and animal cruelty investigations.
The 2011 Wag `n Trail was sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet. For more information or to make a donation in support of homeless pets, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.
About the Dumb Friends League
As the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for 100 years. The Dumb Friends League has two shelter locations: 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. For more information, visit ddfl.org.
***All information, images provided by the Dumb Friends League.
Scott Carpenter Pool turns into an aquatic dog park for two weeks in September. The pool closes for human usage and we open up the water for dogs to enjoy.
The Dog Dayz event has been running strong for nearly a decade and saw close to 2,000 dogs come through the gate last year. It is a great way to spend a warm afternoon with your best friend — your dog (or dogs) will be grateful for the chance to cool off and play with others.
Be a part of the best dog friendly event around!
Dog Expo – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
Join us for a day of fun in the sun with our canine friends. The pool will be open for the dogs to swim and organizations from around the county will be on hand with samples, prizes and information.
Hike with your hound and help homeless
pets at Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail
Sept. 17 fundraiser supports Dumb Friends League Buddy Center in Castle Rock
Follow the trail of wet noses and wagging tails at the Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail! The 1.6-mile hike for people and their dogs takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Farm Open Space north of Castle Rock. The seventh annual fundraiser benefits the League’s Buddy Center.
There is no registration fee for the Wag `n Trail, but participants are encouraged to collect pledges and earn prizes. You can hike the trail at your own pace anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. If you raise at least $75 in pledges, you will receive a long-sleeved Wag `n Trail T-shirt, ice cream for you and your dog, a bag of dog biscuits and a professional photo along the trail. More pledges earn participants additional prizes.
Following the hike, animal lovers can enjoy flyball demonstrations, food and refreshments, as well as purchase pet-related merchandise from sponsors and vendors. There is a five-acre off-leash park located near the trailhead as well.
The Buddy Center provides shelter and care for more than 5,000 homeless pets each year. In addition to adopting homeless pets, the center also offers other programs and services, including lost and found, behavior training, humane education and animal welfare investigations.
The 2011 Wag `n Trail is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet. For more information on how to register, collect pledges and win prizes, visit ddfl.org/wnt, or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378.
About the Dumb Friends League
As the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for 100 years. The Dumb Friends League has two shelter locations: 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. For more information, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.
All information and photos from the Dumb Friends League
DENVER – Veterinarians across Colorado will offer free wellness exams and rabies vaccinations on July 30 and 31st as part of the 9PetCheck. This program is a partnership between 9News, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Rocky Mountain PBS and more than 40 veterinary clinics to help pet owners who are struggling financially get free wellness examinations for their beloved cats and dogs.
Colorado veterinarians know the importance of annual examinations for keeping pets healthy and preventing future health problems, and are here to help pets and families truly in need by participating in this event.
Appointments are required at each of the participating veterinary clinics. Pet owners who can’t afford to take their cats and dogs to a veterinarian can make an appointment by calling 9NEWS Pet Check Line9 on July 25 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The number to call is 1-877-667-6727.
These free exams are for people living on a restricted or low income or those who are unemployed. If your animal is sick or injured, you should contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible to care for your pet.
Here is a list of cities where participating veterinary clinics are located:
All pets should see veterinarian at least once a year
We all know that preventive care for ourselves and our loved ones is important to live a long, happy and healthy life. Same goes for your pets. Veterinarians recommend that all pets receive a comprehensive annual exam at least once a year (older pets should see a doctor every six months) in order to keep track on the changes in health and attitude of the animal.
Here are just a few diseases that lead to very serious health issues if left untreated. But, they are the most preventable, so it is important for your pet to receive an annual exam.
Dental disease: This is the most common disease among pets, affecting 68 percent of cats and 78 percent of dogs. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart, kidney and liver disease, but it can be prevented by annual teeth cleaning.
Diabetes: As with humans, the disease is associated with obesity and reduced exercise.
Heartworm disease: This usually fatal disease is 100 percent preventable but still occurs in every season and every state across the country. Ask your veterinarian about medications!
If you are unable to afford healthcare for your pet, ask your veterinarian if there is donor-subsidized support in your community.
If you are in the Denver-metro area and need help with veterinary care for your pet, contact:
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital
191 Yuma Street, Denver CO 80223
Remember, being a responsible pet owner and seeing your veterinarian every year and if there are every any changes or issues in between annual exams, will keep you and your pet happy and healthy for a very long time.
For more information on pet health, visit www.colovma.org and click on “Resources for Pet Owners.” To find a veterinarian in your area, click on “Find a Veterinarian.”