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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.

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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.

Our partners are the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association: and Rocky Mountain PBS:

Here is a list of cities where participating veterinary clinics are located:
Castle Rock
Grand Junction
Highlands Ranch
La Junta
Lone Tree
Steamboat Springs

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

For spay and neuter services, contact:

Spay Colorado

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 and click on “Resources for Pet Owners.” To find a veterinarian in your area, click on “Find a Veterinarian.”

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(Denver) Escape the “dog days” of summer at the third annual “Gone to the Dogs” juried exhibit August 19-September 17, 2011 at Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive. Jurors Rik Sargent and Kara Duncan made their selections from a call for entry in which artists were asked to submit work in any medium featuring the dog. Past years entries have included paintings, sculpture and photographs depicting canines of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Dog lovers are sure to be equally delighted by this year’s selections.
The public is invited to view and purchase art during regular business hours Wednesday-Friday 1 – 5 pm, Saturday, 12-4 and during the following special events:
Opening and Artists Reception: Third Friday, August 19, 2010, 5-8 pm
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, September 2, 5-8 pm.
The Dumb Friends League will be at the gallery with adoptable dogs during both of these events. The Dumb Friends League is the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, welcoming tens of thousands of animals to our two shelters. They are a national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals.
Juror Kara Duncan is the owner of Vertigo Art Space, also located in the Art District. Rik Sargent is a local sculpture, most recently known for his large “One World, One Water” public installation.
Gallery owner and multi-disciplinary artist Niza Knoll received her formal training in painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before becoming a full-time visual artist she had two rewarding careers as a graphic designer and a teacher of painting and photography. Niza Knoll Gallery opened in April 2010 and welcomes artists to show their portfolio.  The gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 12-4, First and Third Friday 3-8 pm.  The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours.
For more information visit and for questions contact Niza at or 303-953-1789.

Lala’s Dog Days Of Summer Wine Tasting

Lala’s will be celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer” by hosting a wine tasting for pups and their parents. Join us Saturday, July 23rd from 2-4pm on our patio for an event that will benefit Denver Dumb Friends League. Enjoy wine from Cru Vin Dogs, paired appetizers and housemade gourmet dog treats.  All friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to participate in puppy contests and compete for prizes from local pet boutiques. (Contests include categories like “Best Hair,” “Most Appropriate Name,” and “Best Trick”) Paige Elizabeth, an amazing  photographer will be here capturing the moments as treats are eaten and wine is sipped.  Paige Elizabeth will provide a snap shot of your lovely pet.  Also, make sure your furry friend gets feathered with Pet Plumes from Fine Featherheads!

All information and images from Lala’s email to me.

Denver Municipal Animal Shelter closes June 5, reopens June 8 at new location

Welcome to the Denver Animal Shelter.June 8, 2011 is the first day of business at the new facility. While the new location of the Denver Animal Shelter at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave sits less than a mile from the existing site on Jason Street, the new site on the South Platte campus offers better visibility from I-25, and at just under 36,000 square feet–more than twice the space of the old one.

The extra room allows for more amenities and features, including people and animal-friendly pet adoption spaces with “real life” pet visitation rooms for dogs, and cat colony rooms.

A few of the new amenities include:

•    Separate lobbies for adoption services and lost and found

•    Energy efficient heated flooring will keep paws warm and natural daylight throughout the building will

keep the space bright and airy and minimize energy use

•    A new education/ community room

•    Additional housing for dogs and cats

•    Short-term housing for urban wildlife (raptors, raccoons, snakes, etc).

•    Medical isolation areas designed to reduce disease transmission

•    State-of-the-art surgery suite which will allow for on-site spay/neuter of shelter animals and care for

injured animals

They are looking for VOLUNTEERS !

General Information

720-337-1800 or Dial 311

This is a great Doggie Day Care with an IN GROUND POOL FOR YOUR DOG ! I send my dogs here and THEY LOVE IT !

This event is supporting some great causes. I went last year and my dogs and I had fun and met some new friends.

Bring your dog and join us for Yappy Hour on Friday, June 3rd at our 8th & I25 location

This is THE party in town where both you and your dog can have an amazing time while benefitting two local dog rescues.  City Bark is teaming up with Duo Dogs (Duo Marketing & PR’s Doggie Social Group) to host this event to benefit Safe Harbor Lab Rescue and Big Dogs Huge Paws.  Beer and hot dogs will be provided for a suggested donation of $15 per person.  Plus our dog park and swimming pool will be open for your dog to enjoy, so bring a towel if your dog is a swimmer.

Where: City Bark at 2000 W. 8th Avenue (at the 8th Ave. & I25 interchange near downtown).
When: Friday June 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Why: Where else can you meet other dog lovers, grab a beer, and bring your dog while raising money to save dogs in need of forever homes?
Suggested Donation: $15/person

All well behaved dogs and their owners are invited! If you don’t have a dog and just want to find out what all the talk is about or are interested in adopting a dog in need of a forever home feel free to come.  We do recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty because our pool and dog park will be open and bring a towel if your dog is a swimmer.

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue is a local non-profit that rescues homeless labs and lab mixes and places them in forever homes.  Big Dogs Huge Paws is a local non-profit that rescues several different breeds of homeless dogs including Great Danes, Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, Newfies and many more large breeds and places them in forever homes.  Both rescues are run 100% by volunteers so ALL donations go to provide basic care like vaccinations, spays and neuters and more specialized care like complex surgeries.  City Bark strongly supports both organizations and has been a foster home for Safe Harbor since City Bark first opened over 8 years ago and for Big Dogs Huge Paws for over 3 years.

* All information taken from the City Bark Denver website

Zoom Room® Inks Franchise Deals to Bring Agility Training Centers, Canine Social Clubs to Denver, CO; Charlotte, NC and Claremont, CA

This is GREAT NEWS for Denver !! It sounds like a place I will be spendng A LOT of time with my dogs !!!

The Zoom Room®, the world’s first dog agility training franchise and the only brick-and-mortar dog training franchise in America, announced today it has signed three separate franchise agreements that will bring new locations to Denver, CO; Charlotte, NC and Claremont, CA.

The Zoom Room® focuses on the bond between the owner and their dog by offering an array of classes and activities for energetic dog owners in a modern, social atmosphere. The Zoom Room® offers positive dog training in group or private classes, including agility, puppy training, obedience, therapy dog training, dog tricks, scent class, Pup-lates® and Shy Dog training for rescue dogs.

Here are details on the three franchise agreements signed by the company:

• Kathy Thorpe, a life-long dog lover and successful marketing expert, will open the second Zoom Room® in the state of Colorado. Her Denver location will debut in early fall of 2011.

• Dog owners in the Charlotte, NC area will be able to enjoy the athletic and social atmosphere of the Zoom Room® with the opening of a location in late summer 2011.

• Angela Sousa, who has worked in the business world for the past 16 years, will bring the fourth Zoom Room® to California. Her business in Claremont is expected to open in August 2011.

“We are thrilled to fill the much-needed demand in all of these states with a business where dog owners can bond with their pets and stay fit at the same time,” said Mark Van Wye, Chief Operating Officer of the Zoom Room®. “The rapid growth of the franchise means that even more pet owners will soon have access to the top-notch training and solution-oriented retail products we offer.”

Unlike most other dog-related businesses, the Zoom Room® requires owners to be present with their dogs at all times – deepening the bond between the dogs and their owners and promoting responsible pet ownership as well as great opportunities for socialization.

In addition to agility training and other specialized classes, the Zoom Room’s® Open Gym provides an opportunity for quality exercise time with one’s dog, regardless of the weather. Stores also carry a full line of eco-friendly, solution-oriented training gear including raw and organic dog food, all-natural treats and chews, collars, leashes, harnesses, dog toys and puzzles. As a canine event center, the Zoom Room® is uniquely positioned to host a dog birthday party, meet-up group, charity fund-raiser or a Doggy Disco®.

The original Zoom Room® opened in Culver City, CA in 2007 and converted to the first franchised location in 2009. The company-owned flagship location is in Hollywood, CA.

According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, nearly 40 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog. Knowing dog owners are always looking for new activities to enjoy with their pets, dog training expert Jaime Van Wye started the Zoom Room® as an exciting new place that encourages lasting friendships with other like-minded pet owners. As a sporty, eco-friendly and fresh approach to dog ownership and training, the Zoom Room® is a promising new addition to the $48 billion pet industry.

The Zoom Room® franchise requires an initial investment between $99,000 and $178,000 – significantly lower than other brick-and-mortar pet franchises currently on the market.

About Zoom Room®
The Zoom Room® is a dog training center and canine social club specializing in dog agility. Founded in 2007 by expert dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, the Zoom Room® offers dozens of classes teaching dog owners how to train their dogs, in addition to hosting events such as dog birthday parties, breed meet-up groups and fundraising events. For more information, visit

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Please join us for this two-mile walk for animals in Washington Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, benefiting the Dumb Friends League.

This fundraiser helps us care for as many as 25,000 homeless pets every year and provide valuable services to our community.


Day-of registration will begin at 7 a.m.
Walk will commence at 9 a.m.


Enjoy refreshments and demonstrations before, during and after the walk.

Shop our Flealess Market for pet-friendly merchandise and services offered by more than 130 vendors.

Enter our Pet/Person Look-alike, Best Pet Kisser, Best Tail Wagger and Best Trick contests beginning at 9:45 a.m.


Washington Park
1000 S. Downing St.
Denver, CO 80209

Registration Fee: $50


We need hundreds of volunteers to ensure its success. Beginning February 1, please visit the following website to volunteer for this event:

* All information and images obtained from the Denver Dumb Friends League website.

Pet Friendly Rentals / Denver Dumb Friends League

Pets Are Welcome Rental Listings on the Denver Dumb Friends League Website

Denver Dumb Friends League Has a place on their website that allows you to look up rentals that allow pets. What a great service to the community ! Thanks Denver Dumb Friends League.

Dumb Friends League launches $50-fee adoption campaign for all cats and dogs

DENVER (March 21, 2011) Luna, a sweet 3-year-old cat, has been waiting—now more than a month—for a family to welcome her into their home. She is one of the many homeless animals affected by increased pet relinquishments and longer shelter stays at the Dumb Friends League. Due to the concerning figures, the region’s largest animal welfare organization will launch a 15-week campaign to encourage more adoptions at their two shelter locations. Today through June 30, adoption fees will be reduced to $50 for all cats and dogs.

“There’s an endless stream of pets coming through our doors right now,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “Further, we have seen fewer adoptions during the past two months and some pets are actually waiting longer to find homes.”

Over an eight-month period, the shelters have experienced a 12 percent increase in the number of relinquished pets. An additional 1,570 animals have been surrendered compared to that same time frame last year. There are more than 880 pets in the Dumb Friends League’s care right now. Last year the organization helped save 18,070 cats, dogs and other small pets. The organization hopes to exceed that number this year.

“For these reasons we have decided to take action with an adoption campaign, which we hope results in more pets going into loving homes,” said Rohde. “By adopting, people not only give a homeless pet a second chance at happiness, they welcome more love and companionship into their own lives.”

The campaign not only highlights the discounted adoption fees, it also highlights the benefits of adopting in a creative way—urging adopters to find a $50 home entertainment system, personal trainer, deluxe vacuum cleaner or life coach at one of the Dumb Friends League shelters.

There are more than 350 pets available for adoption at the Dumb Friends League on any given day, with cats and dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds and temperament. All feline and canine adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip ID implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The $50 adoption fee applies to adult cats and dogs as well as kittens and puppies.

Interested adopters can view all pets in need of homes online at as well as visit the Dumb Friends Quebec Street shelter in Denver or the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.

For more information and to view the adoption advertising campaign, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

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