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Contents

05 Letter from the Publisher

A thank you, a promise and an ongoing mission

Pets and their People 08 Khyber with owners Sarah &

Chris Martin of Cooper and Cooper Fine Jewelry

24 Hoogie with owner Louis

Fowler award wining local writer, blogger and radio personality

25 Bear, Ana and Patch with own-

ers Hardy Martin and Sarah Legare

32 Max, Grace with owner Adam Hogg of the Colorado Eagles

33 Skid with owner Jill Reynolds canine massage therapist and SARDOC member 44 Baxter with owner Cindy Lee

from Wags and Menace Foundation

Articles 09 Bark and Bluegrass

Update on our First Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival as well as what’s in store for year number two

Spring & Summer 2011

14 Quality of Life Discussion 17 Dental Disease in Pets 23 Colorado Horse Rescue 28 Animal lovers’ maps Find the fur-friendly destinations in Fort Collins, Loveland, & Greeley

35 Jake the FCCR Therapy Cat 38 14er quest continues

It was an eventful summer for Sawyer & Josh our Fall 2009 cover story subjects. We check in on their quest to climb all the Colorado 14ers

41 Pet products we like ...

Our review of the latest & greatest products – most made in CO – for your furry friends

45 Wild Mustangs of Colorado 47 Paw Pages directory listings Find whatever it is that you (and your critters) have been sniffing around for – we’ve got Northern Colorado’s best pet products and services covered here.

... and lots of local voices

We’re honored to feature loads of content from local animal experts and animal-related non-profits. Check ‘em all out for some great advice, info, and insights regarding your pets and our Northern Colorado animal community. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER

Published by: Colorado Paw Pages LLC n Founder/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Jeff Reichert n Ad sales info: Jeff Reichert, jeff@coloradopawpages.com: Mike Kusa, mike@coloradopawpages.com n Editorial inquiries: Jeff Reichert, jeff@coloradopawpages.com n Proofreading: Erin Reichert n Photography: Heidi Muller, Louis Leber II, Erin Reichert n Mailing address: PO Box 1244, Fort Collins, CO 80522 ©Copyright 2010, Colorado Paw Pages LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction of editorial content in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Colorado Paw Pages LLC does not assume responsibility for the advertisements, nor any representation made therein, nor the quality or deliverability of the products/services themselves. Reproduction of articles and photographs, in whole or in part, contained herein is prohibited without expressed written consent of the publisher, with the exception of reprinting for news media use. Printed in the United States of America.

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Paw Pages Northern Colorado

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A message from the publisher Greetings from Colorado Paw Pages. Many thanks for once again picking up our latest and fourth edition of the publication! I hope that you enjoy reading the magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together. Since the first edition of Northern Colorado Paw Pages hit the streets over two years ago many of our readers have asked me, “What was your inspiration for creating Paw Pages?” The answer to this question is simple. I’ve had the good fortune of having many wonderful pets in my life. I look at Paw Pages as an ongoing “pay it forward” project inspired by them and created for you, our readers. I consider Paw Pages a thank you to all of the animals that it’s been my pleasure to have owned and met over these many years. These wonderful animals have given me more pleasure, comfort and joy than I will ever be able to thank them for. In many cases, these pets and companions have literally saved my life. All my pets have had a huge impact on my life, but one of them especially stands out in my memories. I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for him. One of the first memories I have as a young boy growing up in Fort Collins was of my beloved dog Hulk. Hulk, as his name implied, was a massive 130-pound police-trained German Shepherd. He was the most well trained and loyal dog I’ve ever met. Hulk quickly became my boon companion and protector. We were truly inseparable. During the summers my friends and I would spend many an afternoon swimming in the local lakes around my neighborhood. One afternoon Hulk, myself, and my friends swam out to a dock floating in the middle of the lake. We were diving, swimming and messing around as

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young teenagers are apt to do during the summer. That afternoon all of my friends had to leave early which left Hulk and I alone on the dock. After a short nap in the sun we decided it was time to head home. Hulk and I jumped into the cool water and proceeded to swim to shore. Halfway to the beach I got a cramp and could no longer swim. I started to panic at the thought of drowning. Hulk, being a great swimmer, was far closer to shore than I. He heard me thrashing about and the panic in my voice as I started to go under. He quickly turned around and offered me his collar to grab on to. Being such a powerful animal, he effortlessly dragged me to shore and quite literally saved my life that afternoon. For this I will forever be in Hulk’s debt. Hulk was only my dog for a brief period of time, but the impression he left on me will live forever in my memory. Paw Pages is dedicated to all of the animals throughout Colorado. As always, the goal of Paw Pages is to enhance, enrich and extend the lives of all the animals of Colorado in the same way they have enriched all our lives beyond measure. If the team here at Paw Pages can succeed at all in these areas, I’ll continue to consider our work a success. I’d like to thank you - the pet lovers of Northern Colorado. Without you, our publication would not be possible. I hope you all enjoy this, the fourth of many editions of the Northern Colorado Paw Pages. We’re looking forward to doing all that we can to serve our local pet-loving community, and to working with and for you for many years to come. Keep those tails waggin’! Jeff Reichert Founder / Publisher

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Pets and their People

The pets

Khyber, German Shepherd, born June 2007

The owner

Chris and Sarah Martin - Owners of Cooper and Cooper Fine Jewelers

What is your dog’s name? Breed? Birth month and year? Khyber, German Shepherd - June, 2007

stage, he nibbled a small hole in the fabric at the base of my favorite couch. He’s since then never damaged any other item of furniture, but of course when he did that one time, it was the nicest piece of furniture in the house.

What are the inspiration behind Khyber’s name? (Does the name have a special meaning?) Khyber is named after the Khyber Pass, a mountain pass that links Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s a very rugged and beautiful area. It seemed like a fitting name for a dog that loves the outdoors so much.

Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans? They have the ability to effortlessly live in the moment and love without conditions. American comedian Rober Benchly is quoted as once saying, “A boy can learn a lot from a dog; obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” What’s the biggest lesson that you’ve learned from Khyber? Daily walks and other active outings make you feel better and if you put them off too long you get barked at.

How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I have been fascinated with animals of all kinds ever since I was a little kid. I was especially taken with my neighbor’s Doberman/Lab mix, Inca. She was so sweet and patient with me. What is Khyber’s favorite activity? Swimming! Khyber’s a nut for the water.

Where is your favorite place in Colorado to take Khyber? We take Khyber on the Poudre Trail and its associated parks more than anywhere else.

What is Khyber’s most annoying habit? Most endearing habit? Khyber has a habit of following our cat Mr. Coal around and licking his ears. It’s extremely annoying to our cat! His most endearing habit is his daily morning greeting. He watches us closely to be sure we’re awake, and then he comes up for kisses, tail wagging happily. If we don’t get up right away, he lays his great head on the bed and gazes at us with his liquid, mahogany eyes, as if hoping to get us up though pure force of will. He thinks the day is too short to be wasted sleeping late.

If you had to pick one of Khyber’s qualities “most likely to make an impression on new people,” which would it be and why? That he’s not huge, as dogs go, but he has a powerfully large presence This one may take a little consideration. If you had to pick one musician (or actor, writer, celebrity, historical figure … whatever) whom Khyber most reminds you of, who would it be and why? He is a unique creature in my experience, he reminds me most of himself.

What’s the single worst deed that Khyber has ever committed? When Khyber was going through the teething

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(above) Jeff Reichert and Drew Emmitt at the end of a great Festival. Photo by Erin Reichert. (left) Civic Center Park in Old Town Fort Collins was the hottest ticket in town on July 31st. Photo by Erin Reichert.

MY WHOLE LIFE I’VE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO BRING MY DOG TO A LIVE CONCERT. I’M A HUGE LIVE MUSIC FAN AND THE SUMMERS IN COLORADO PROVIDE SOME OF THE MOST UNIQUE CONCERT GOING OPPORTUNITIES, AND VENUES, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. My whole life I’ve wanted to be able to bring my dog to a live concert. I’m a huge live music fan and the summers in Colorado provide some of the most unique concert going opportunities, and venues, anywhere in the world. The status quo of “no dogs allowed” at these concerts has always been a big drawback for me. I, like many others, really wanted to be able to include my dogs in the fun. So, in late 2009 an idea came into my head for Colorado Paw Pages to host a dog friendly live music festival. With this simple thought, the First Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival was born. The goal behind the Bark and Bluegrass Festival was to bring together Northern Colorado’s animal loving community for a full day of family fun, live bluegrass music, delicious food & tasty local beer while simultaneously raising awareness about animal related issues and organizations in Northern Colorado. I thought this event would also

be a great opportunity to raise desperately needed funds for two essential Northern Colorado animal non-profit organizations – The Larimer Humane Society & The Animal House Rescue. From the very beginning stages of planning for the event the support from the community was absolutely overwhelming. Local businesses, media partners, non-profit organizations and individuals came from everywhere to show their support and provide their assistance towards making the Bark and Bluegrass Festival a reality. Having personally never hosted an event larger than my own wedding, I decided to partner with several local festival experts with decades of planning experience. In retrospect this was the smartest decision I could have made. Thankfully, these individuals provided their sage advice and expertise in planning and execution of the festival. The one consistent bit of advice these partners

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Here’s a look at the 1st Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival by the numbers: Human Attendees – 1.500 + K-9 Attendees – 600 + Bands – 5 (The Honey Gitters, The Holler!, Mountain Standard Time, Motorhome, The Drew Emmitt Band) Vendor, Educational and Non-Profit Organization Booths – 62 Volunteers – 100 + Beverage and Food Vendors – 5 Meals served – 1,300 + (we ran out of food) Kegs of Odell Beer served- 24 (that’s around 3,000 glasses of beer) Compost – 0.5 yards collected, 8 full bags = 325 pounds or ~ 65%

offered was “Think Bigger”. Planning for this Festival involved more than six months of hard work and sleepless nights. The end result was more than worth the effort involved. The idea finally came to fruition on Saturday, July 31st 2010 in Civic Center Park in Old Town Fort Collins. On this day, Colorado Paw Pages hosted the First Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival. By all measures, especially for a first year event, the day was a phenomenal success. The weather could not have cooperated better. It was a picture perfect Colorado day with blue skies and sunshine to spare. Many thanks to the first year attendees, bands, sponsors, vendors and volunteers. I’d like to give a very special and heartfelt “thank you” to our sponsors and volunteers for helping to make the 1st Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival possible. What I’ve learned as a first time event promoter: In short, you don’t know what you don’t know. It’s critical to partner with experts in their field if you plan to have a successful event. The only downside from the first year was I didn’t reach my goal of raising thousands of dollars for the Larimer Humane Society and the

Cardboard – 0.6 yards collected = 30 pounds or ~ 6%

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Recycling – 2.5 yards collected = 112 pounds or ~ 22%

(1) The crowd relaxes in the early afternoon shade while enjoying the live bluegrass music. Photo by Louis J Leber II. (2) One of the more energetic attendees playing some frisbee in front of the stage. Photo by Erin Reichert. (3) Josh Vogeler, drummer for The Holler! and his dog Monkey entertaining the early afternoon crowd. Photo by Erin Reichert. (4) Judy Calhoun - Executive Director of the Larimer Humane Society, Sandra Risler Executive Director of Animal House Rescue present Jeff Reichert - Founder of Bark and Bluegrass with their “Champion for Life Award”. Photo by Erin Reichert. (5) Drew Emmitt pickin and grinnin. Photo by Louis J Leber II. (6) The Odell Brewery beer tent was a popular spot for both human and canine attendees. Photo by Louis J Leber II. (7) Jack River Reichert, Son of Bark and Bluegrass Founder Jeff Reichert, cools off in one of the kiddie/doggie pools. Photo by Louis J Leber II. (8) Little girls and little dogs enjoy some easy transportation. Photo by Louis J Leber II. (9-10) Two families relaxing with their pups and a picnic listening to some great music by Motorhome. Photos by Louis J Leber II.

Landfill trash – 0.25 yards collected = 37.5 pounds or ~ 7% All electricity for event: Generated on site via portable bio-diesel generators. Total Volunteer Hours – 1,300 Total cost for hosting the festival – $45,344.88 Total money generated from the festival – $41,747.75 Total Net for the festival: a loss of $3,597.13 (pretty great for a first year) Injuries to attendees – 0 Neighborhood complaints – 0 Dog skirmishes – 1 (as far as I know. It was brief and resulted in no injuries) Medical assistance provided to attendees by PVH EMT staff – 2 band-aids. Rain – not a drop all day Breeze – just enough to keep things cool. Good times had; friends and great memories made – Far too many to count!


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Animal House Rescue. This fact has kept me up many sleepless nights since July. The festival lost a little over $3,500.00 after all was said and done. The upside from the first year was, judging by the first year attendance and community support, the 2011 festival will do much better financially. Having already hosted one event I’ve learned how and where I can save a lot of money in putting on future events. I’ve also learned what opportunities are available to generate more community support, attendance and ultimately revenue for future festivals. I have it on good authority that most music festivals take many years to actually turn a profit. With that said, my expert festival planning partners are still flabbergasted at how well the event did financially in the first year. They all assure me that the 2nd Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival will be a financial success. I won’t consider the event a true success until we are able to raise many thousands of dollars to help out our non-profit beneficiaries. Thank to everyone for their comments, stories, photos and suggestions regarding the 1st Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival. The overwhelming numbers of comments I’ve received have been very positive, flattering and appreciated. The rest were helpful and constructive suggestions that haven’t fallen on deaf ears. The Bark and Bluegrass Festival is for you, the animal loving community. I welcome any suggestions you may have to make your experience at future events more enjoyable. To the booth vendors – The first event was a very long day for all of you. Thank you for your patience. This year your day will be much shorter and you’ll be able to enjoy more of the entertainment and refreshments. To the volunteers – Thank you for being so flexible and thinking on your feet. We will continue to provide you all with T-shirts, beverages, food

and festival tickets as a thank you for your continued volunteer assistance. To the attendees – This year we’ll have more food and beverage vendors for you to choose from. Shade is also on the agenda. We’re hoping the 2nd Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival will be a 2 day event, and we will have more kid friendly activities and educational opportunities as well. For the Puppies – We’ll have more shade and water stations as well as a fenced in “off leash” play area so you can frolic with your K-9 buddies. We are working toward having some yummy snacks, toys, contests and games being thrown into the mix for this year. By any measure the 1st Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival was a huge success. Based on numerous requests from the attendees we are working toward adding an additional Boulder festival to our calendar for the Summer of 2011. Negotiations have already begun with some great local and national musical acts for both of these events. For details surrounding the Bark and Bluegrass Festival Series for 2011 please be sure to check into the website www.coloradopawpages.com for updates and information. While you’re there please sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletter or to be a volunteer. Once again I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support in attending our 1st Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival. I look forward to seeing you all in the Summer of 2011 for the 2nd Annual Bark and Bluegrass Festival. Keep those Tails Waggin’! Jeff Reichert Founder / Publisher of Colorado Paw Pages Bark and Bluegrass Festival Promoter

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Quality of Life

Beginning that difficult end-of-life discussion by Dr. Kathleen Cooney

a family come to the decision to euthanize. If the family is not yet ready, then together you can decide how best to proceed such as with hospice care. If the quality of life is poor, choosing to do nothing is choosing to let them suffer. I also find it helpful for families to make a list of things their pet enjoys doing. This list, like the scale, can be a fallback when emotions are running high and anticipatory grief is taking over. I remember when my husband and I were faced with managing our elderly lab’s health. He had arthritis, panted all the time, and stumbled quite a bit. Early in his fourteenth year, I found a primary lung tumor, which appeared to be slow growing. My husband didn’t want to talk much about it, so I suggested we make a list of the things that McKenzie enjoyed. He liked to sleep at night in our bedroom downstairs, he loved meeting new dogs at the park, and he never missed an opportunity to eat. We decided that when he could no longer get down the five steps to our basement, cross the yard to say hi to a passing dog, breathe easily or seek out food, then we would talk about euthanasia. A few months after we made the list, he started falling down the steps. He started having stress diarrhea in the house because it was too hard for him to navigate even the one step into the back yard. We helped him as best we could with pain management, but soon saw how

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is meant to be hard. How can it not be? You have loved and cared for them through most, if not all, of their life. And when it comes down to making the difficult decision to euthanize, your strength and emotional well-being will be tested to the core. If you find yourself constantly thinking about what lies ahead, my heart is with you. Help your pet by discussing how the family will want to proceed before a crisis sets in. Over the years, veterinarians and animal lovers have devised many quality-of-life grading scales to make it easier for families to ascertain when euthanasia might be appropriate. The scales include physical and mental factors that can be scored and tallied up to determine whether or not life remains bearable for the pet. Scales like this aim to be objective during an overwhelming emotional time. They can be used to evaluate the success of hospice care and/or look at the health and happiness of a pet that is not receiving medical care. Every scale is a little different from the next, but the goal of them all is to help the family and veterinarian understand what is happening with the pet and proceed with the best course of action, (i.e., improve the pain control, offer better nutrition, manage pressure sores, etc.). Qualityof-life scales can be the “reality check” that helps

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much his efforts were taking out of him. We even stopped taking him to the park. He never did lose his appetite or struggle to breath, but the rest of his troubles were enough and we let him go. The list we made for him was our guide and it forced us to acknowledge the changes we were seeing.

FACTORS ASSESSED IN QUALITY-OF-LIFE SCALES INCLUDE: Appetite • Hydration • Hygiene Pain Mobility • Mental status Happiness Good days versus bad days Urination • Defecation

About the author - Over the past several years Dr. Cooney has helped over 3000 families with their pet’s end-of-life transitions. She was also recently appointed to the 2010 American Veterinary Medical Association’s panel on euthanasia guidelines and recently completed the first Pet Loss Companioning certification program in the United States. In the fall of 2010, Dr. Cooney opened the first-ever pet euthanasia center in the United States located on her 35-acre farm in Loveland Colorado. For information on quality of life worksheets and ways to help open discussion among family members, contact Dr. Cooney by phone at 970-412-

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Robin Downing, DVM Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management Hospital Director The Downing Center for Animal Pain management, LLC Windsor Veterinary Clinic, PC

Dental Disease in Pets Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Approximately 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three are estimated to have some form of periodontal or dental disease. Unfortunately, very few pets show outward signs of dental disease. It is up to the pet’s family and veterinarian to uncover this hidden and often painful condition. Dental problems in dogs and cats are NOT the same as those in humans. In humans, the most common problem is tooth decay with subsequent loss of calcium from the enamel. This decay results in painful, infected caries (also called cavities). In the pet population, tooth decay represents less than 10% of all dental problems. The most common dental problems seen in dogs and cats are caused by periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease is a term used to describe inflammation or infection of the tissues surrounding the tooth. Accumulation of tartar and calculus on the teeth causes gum recession around the base of the tooth. Infection soon follows and the gums recede further, exposing sensitive unprotected tooth root surfaces and the bony tooth sockets. Left untreated, the infection spreads deep into the tooth socket, destroying the bone. Ultimately, the tooth loosens and falls out. Periodontal

disease is by far the most common disease affecting our pets. The mouth is home to thousands of bacteria. As these bacteria multiply on the surfaces of the tooth, they form an invisible layer called plaque or biofilm. Some of this plaque is removed naturally by the tongue and by chewing. If allowed to remain on the tooth surface, the plaque thickens and becomes mineralized. Mineralized plaque forms tartar and as the tartar thickens further it becomes calculus. The tartar accumulates above and below the gumline and presses on the gums, causing inflammation called gingivitis. As the oral infection progresses, tonsillitis and pharyngitis can also occur. The bacteria can also be absorbed into the blood stream and be carried to other organs. “Bad teeth” can cause infections in the heart valves (endocarditis), kidneys and/or liver. In cats and some dogs, unique lesions called resorptive lesions can occur that result in painful defects in the enamel and ultimately in tooth destruction.   Plaque becomes mineralized in some animals more quickly than in others. The best way to prevent tartar build-up is regular home care, particularly tooth brushing using toothpaste that is specifically designed to be swallowed - - do NOT use human toothpaste! Special chews and treats may help reduce or

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delay tartar build-up (even in cats!). Some pet foods have been specifically formulated as dental diets that mechanically assist in plaque removal. Once tartar has formed, it will be necessary to remove it by professional scaling and polishing under general anesthesia. It is IMPOSSIBLE to appropriately clean and polish a pet’s teeth while it is awake! A professional periodontal therapy with a cleaning and polishing involves a thorough dental examination, followed by a dental scaling and polishing to remove the tartar and invisible plaque from all of the tooth surfaces.

equipment to remove all traces of tartar, both above and below the gum line. The tartar below the gum line causes the most significant gum recession and it is extremely important that it is removed thoroughly. After scaling, the teeth are polished to remove microscopic scratches in order to help prevent subsequent plaque build-up. Special applications such as fluoride, antibiotic preparations and cleaning compounds may be indicated to decrease tooth sensitivity, strengthen enamel, treat bacterial infection and reduce future plaque accumulation. The procedures that your pet

Your veterinarian will perform pre-anesthetic blood tests to ensure that kidney and liver function are satisfactory for anesthesia. Sometimes antibiotic treatment is started before the periodontal therapy is performed. Your veterinarian will discuss the specific predental recommendations for your pet. Once your dog or cat is anesthetized, your veterinarian will thoroughly examine the mouth, noting the alignment of the teeth and the extent of tartar accumulation both above and below the gumline. If periodontal disease is severe, it may not be possible to save badly affected teeth, which may need to be extracted. Next, tooth scaling will be performed using both traditional hand scalers and ultrasonic cleaning

may require will be discussed with you before your pet’s dental cleaning. Since it can be difficult to predict the extent of dental disease in advance of the procedure, it is imperative that your veterinarian is able to reach you during the procedure to discuss any additional treatment that may be necessary. Plaque and tartar begin forming in as little as six hours after your pet’s dental cleaning. A home dental care program including regular tooth brushing is a must for all pets. Your veterinarian will provide you with detailed instructions on how to brush or rinse your pet’s teeth. Both cats and dogs can generally be taught to accept dental home care - - it’s worth the effort!

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Rascal the day he arrived at the CHR in pretty bad shape.

By Judy B. Smetana, Ph.D. Executive Director Colorado Horse Rescue

to them by the dedicated staff and volunteers of Colorado Horse Rescue and it is wonderful to observe the horses’ progress each and every day. What is the cost of rescue? To fully understand the financial impact of the unwanted horse problem, it’s imperative to look at the current situation faced by Rescue/Adoption Facilities. With an average annual budget need of $2,300 to care for one horse, the industry will need a minimum of $25,714,000 just to care for the horses that are currently being turned away. At Colorado Horse Rescue they are working hard to help as many horses as they can. They are currently training a number of horses so they can get adopted, thus opening up space for new horses, coming into the Rescue. Rescues are highly dependent on private and public donations and we need your help. Go to their website at www.chr.org to get information about how you can get involved in helping Colorado Horse Rescue help horses!

Did you know there are approximately 6,000 unwanted horses annually, in Colorado. And, sadly, only 24% of these horses can be accommodated by horse rescues. Unfortunately, the number of unwanted horses exceeds the resources currently available to accommodate them. The estimated cost of providing basic care for a horse is about $2,300 per year. Currently, there are not enough volunteers, funding or placement opportunities for all of the unwanted horses. Why do horses become unwanted? Horses become unwanted because they are; sick, injured, old, outgrown, (too small, not advanced enough), dangerous, too expensive or burdensome. Horses have long been a part of our American, and Colorado landscape. Given this incredible meaning and history it is hard to see the abuse and neglect of horses that we do. We are faced with stories of outright lack of responsibility and yet, these creatures, which helped explore and discover our beautiful country, have a resilience which is incredible. They thrive on the care given

Judy Smetana, Executive Director of CHR with Rascal 3 months after he arrived looking much happier and healthier.

Moon and Logan looking for treats.

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Pets and their People

The pets

Hoogie, male Black Lab, Pointer mix unsure of birthdate

The owner

Louis Fowler, an award-winning pop-culture writer and blogger (LouisFowler.com) and hosts the also awardwinning radio show DAMAGED Hearing on 88.9 KRFCFM. He enjoys tacos and husky jeans.

What is your dog’s name? Breed? Birth month and year (or approximate age)? His full name is Senator J. Phillips Hoogenstern Fowler, but as a “dog of the people”, he just prefers to be called “Hoogie”, lest he be accused of snobbery by the Liberal media. His breed is in question—I’m thinking half-black Lab, halfpointer—but most people tend to see something or other when they meet him. As for his birthday, your guess is also as good as mine. I place him physically around 6 or 7 years old, with a soul around 43 or 44.

Hoogie devoured an entire 8-inch chicken Parmesan hoagie sandwich with a side of fries. What is Hoogie’s favorite activity? Eating. Hoogie is quite the “foodie”, with a distinct preference towards Mexican and barbeque. He also enjoys setting up stuffed animals and, with the methodology of a serial killer, ripping off their faces and legs. His cottony trail of dismembered toys around the house is the stuff of FBI profiler portfolios. What are Hoogie’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? His annoying and endearing are the same. Any place that is my spot, be it the LazyBoy recliner or the right side of a king-sized bed, he wants to claim as his. I am actually surprised that he hasn’t had little flags made to proclaim such underhanded real-estate thefts!

What are the inspirations behind Hoogie’s name? The main inspiration between Hoogie’s name is two-fold: when first adopted, a total obsession with Adult Swim’s TOM GOES TO THE MAYOR was marinating around the house, with an episode wherein the titular Mayor buys numerous hoagie sandwiches—comically mispronouncing them as “hoogies”—becoming an all-around catchphrase for weeks. This name was only spiritually reinforced when, within minutes of adoption,

Where is your favorite place in Colorado to take Hoogie? I wish I could be one of these proto-typical

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Pets and their People

The pets

Bear, 3/4 Lab, 1/4 Pit Bull mix born in February of 2002 Ana, border collie mix born in January of 2006 Patch, 13 year old thoroughbred mix

The owner

Hardy Morton, Contracting Arborist, Firefighter, EMT, Rope Rescue Tech and owner of Hardy Helps Tree Service Sarah Legare, Research associate in the Biomedical Sciences department at CSU, recently assigned 2 Year Peace Corp assignment in Senegal Western Africa.

What are the inspirations behind Bear, Ana, Patch’s name? (Does the name have a special meaning?) Bear was named after Bear Gulch in Rist Canyon where Hardy grew up, and for other obvious reasons. Ana was rescued from the side of I-25 in Santa Ana pueblo, New Mexico. Patch was given to Sarah and already had his name, inspired by the black patch on his nose.

when did your love for animals begin? Both of us are lifers. Hardy really fell in love when he watched his dad’s Abyssinian cat give birth to 6 kittens when he was young. One of Sarah’s earliest sources of entertainment was a cat and a piece of string. She also went through the usual horse-crazy phase of a 12 year old girl, and ended up with a young ex-racehourse, which turned into its own adventure, but she wasn’t deterred.

Do you also have nicknames for Bear, Ana, Patch? And if so, what are they? Bear also goes by Bearon, The Big Brown Bear, and The Oldest One. Ana has become Anabell, Bellie Benelli, Quadra Jellie, and so on. We call Patch Mahon or Mahoney, and he gets various other name if he’s behaving particularly unfavorably.

What are Bear, Ana, Patch’s favorite activity? Bear goes crazy for rocks in the water. He wades into the water, gets a rock into position with his front paws, then dunks his head completely under water, grabs the rock in his mouth, carries it to shore, and repeats until he’s forced to stop. These aren’t pebbles either – he’s been know to drag out 10-pound rocks. He also used to earn Hardy free windsurfing by cleaning coral rocks of the beach in Florida. Ana most loves to be outside running and

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Northern Coloradans who can talk about how much fun it is to strap on some Keens and go hiking on a hot July day up Horsetooth with my dog, but I just can’t. There’s nothing Hoogie and I like more than heading out to Loveland and taking in a sampler plate at Serious Texas Bar-B-Q. It’s one of the few places that has an outdoor patio area. When he’s done, you can be he’ll assertively help himself to numerous spoonfuls of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. It’s alright though. There’s no need to be polite—it’s barbeque!

This one may take a little consideration. If you had to pick one musician (or actor, writer, celebrity, historical figure … whatever) whom Bear, Ana, Patch most reminds you of, who would it be and why? Bear is like Chewbacca because he’s is so big and cuddly, but can get agro if the situation calls for it. Ana is like Dobby from Harry Potter; she makes herself scarce until she knows she can trust you, then she’s the most loyal friend you could have. Patch, of course, is like Chuck Norris. He has a plan for you whether you know it or not.

If you had to pick one of Hoogie’s qualities “most likely to make an impression on new people,” which would it be and why? Untethered friendliness. Hoogie will just walk right up to you and sit politely while you search your pockets for a snack of some sort. Don’t worry, he’ll wait. Follow Hoogie on Twitter: twitter.com/ hoogiefowler

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Max, male Boxer & Pitbull mix, born February 2007 Grace, female German Shepherd, born January 2005

The owner

Adam Hogg, Hockey player for the Colorado Eagles (#19), position - center.

Do you have nicknames for Max and Grace? Max has about 50 nicknames but the ones we use most are D.W., George and Maxie. Grace’s nicknames are Gigi, Big G & Gracie

Once Max escaped on Halloween dressed in his piggy costume, which resulted in us chasing him all around Water Valley. Grace once tore up an entire couch when she was a puppy.

How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I’ve always loved animals but it wasn’t until I met my wife that I actually became a dog owner. Now, I can’t imagine my life without dogs around.

Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans? They give unconditional love. American comedian Rober Benchly is quoted as once saying, “A boy can learn a lot from a dog; obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” What’s the biggest lesson that you’ve learned from your dogs? More than anything else I’ve learned not to take life too seriously.

What are your dogs favorite activities? Max’s favorite activities are wrestling, snuggling and sleeping. Grace really enjoys pulling me around the neighborhood on my rollerblades and eating. What are your dog’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? Max has a habit of waking my wife and I up by either constantly scratching at the wall or by sitting on our heads. The rest of the time Max spends his days acting silly and doing whatever it takes to put a smile on your face. Grace leans towards getting into the trash and eating everything. We really enjoy our pre-game naps on game days.

Where is your favorite place in Colorado to take Max & Grace? Walking around Vail, Co If you had to pick one of your dogs qualities “most likely to make an impression on new people,” which would it be and why? For Max it would be his human-like personality and friendliness. In Grace’s case it would be her calm, cool demeanor and her loyalty to her family.

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Pets and their People

The pets

Skid, 2 year old, “red” Australian shepher, his birthday is July 10, 2008

The owner What are the inspirations behind Skid‘s name? (Does the name have a special meaning?) Skid’s name came from his athletic antics as a puppy…skidding across the floor trying to herd his 2 cats!

Jill Reynolds, Certified Canine Massage Therapist: Canine Massage of the Rockies Associate Director of Animal Massage: Boulder School of Massage Therapy Host: KRFC’s Critter Patter. Member of SARDOC Team (Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado) Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans? In the search and rescue world, I am constantly amazed at how Skid can detect scent in mountainous terrain and follow up the slightest of clues to find where the subject is located. It is a beautiful thing to watch, and it’s a real privilege to have a partner like that!

Do you also have nicknames for Skid? And if so, what are they? I also call him Skid Row, Skid Mark, Skid Man, Skidder, Skiddy. You get the idea. Oh yeah, I also call him “Banana Head”. That definitely fits! How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I had dogs as a kid but really became a dog lover when I moved to Colorado in 1983 and saw Australian Shepherds for the first time. I’m a total Aussie geek. I must have been one in a previous life!

Where is your favorite place in Colorado to take Skid? No question that his favorite place is the cabin at Red Feather Lakes. We could hike and explore that area forever and never get tired of it! Plus, there are great chocolate milkshakes at the Hilltop general store!

What is Skid’s favorite activity? Skid is a Certified Wilderness Air Scent dog with Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado and Larimer County Search and Rescue. We trained for a year and a half, 12 hours a week to get certified. He was born to do this job and loves it more than anything else in the world. His favorite words are - “Go Find!!”

If you had to pick one of Skid’s qualities “most likely to make an impression on new people,” which would it be and why? Most likely impression you’d get from Skid is his natural exuberance! He’s got a 5’5” standing vertical jump and is a happy, goofy, energetic boy!

What are Skid’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? Skid’s other favorite activity is hiking. He loves to carry a stick around. He goes with me about everywhere and if he is mad about being left in the car for a while, he makes a teeny-tiny slit in the straw of my Diet Coke so you can’t get a thing when you suck on the straw. He’s very sneaky! What’s the single worst deed that Skid has ever committed? One time he was so mad about waiting in the car, he picked up a big piece of ice in his water dish and put it right in the middle of the driver’s seat (not so sneaky!). Who says dogs can’t communicate emotion?

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Jake the Therapy Cat By Pam Wolf from Fort Collins Cat Rescue

he is a registered Koret that got lost while visiting relatives in Fort Collins. Or, maybe not. What we know is that four families have taken him in to their homes. We also know he was brought back each time. It was clear Jake wanted to be the center of attention. He had higher aspirations than to be a ordinary house cat. Jake wanted to be in command of a bigger enterprise, a place that brought in and found homes for every cat that came through the doorway.

You will know immediately when you open the door to the Fort Collins Cat Rescue who owns the place. A majestic grey cat with riveting green eyes will stop you in your tracks. This is Jake. He has taken up a position on the most recently donated monster cat tower. The tallest softest spot in the room. Know this, he is checking your credentials. You speak to him first. Then, and ONLY THEN can you proceed to check in if you are a volunteer (like me), or speak to the receptionist about adopting one of his charges, or keep an appointment with Sarah Swanty, the FCCR Director (and second in command) Jake could be a Russian Blue, a fairly rare breed, or maybe a Koret. Korets are known as good luck tokens in their native country of Thailand. This reputation for good luck is a legacy that goes back to 1300 A.D. and has somehow found its way across the centuries to Fort Collins. We like to think Jake is a Koret and has brought good luck to the FCCR. The 2010 Chat Amour fundraiser event earned $38,593.59. We just love him and feel Jake has brought good luck to the FCCR. We don’t really know where Jake came from. He was six months old when he was picked up as a stray by the Larimer Humane Society. Maybe

But that is getting ahead of my story. His first family included a young girl three years old or so and a couple of dogs at least. He seemed to fit in well at first and had free run of the house. Then one day he didn’t get along with the middle sized dog. We are not sure what happened but he won’t talk about it. After that he began spraying walls and missing his cat box. So, as I mentioned, he’s not talkin’. The last straw was when he became a door dasher. Reluctantly his family said goodbye to Jake and returned him to the Humane Society shelter. He had been with his first family about three months. It was cage life again for Jake who really knew how to burn bridges. Jake still radiated charm and within a week was re-adopted. Sometimes charm

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can’t override bad habits. He was surrendered again two months later. By now Jake didn’t know it but he had used up his options. He was facing euthanasia after he failed his evaluation process. Humane isn’t in the Humane Society’s name for nothing. Pity was taken on this handsome youngster and they called the FCCR to see if we could help him on some behavior modification to help him become adoptable. A few things were tried. Some seemed to help. Jake enjoyed longer play times, a bigger litter box, different kinds of litter. Finally Jake got what he wanted. FREE RUN of this busy happy place for cats. He was became better about his litter-box. Although, I have to admit, he did still miss the box once in a while. At least he was trying. By now so many people had seen Jake at FCCR there was a waiting list to adopt him. So away he went. Sadly, a month later he returned because of the same problems. The second in line to adopt him were sure they could work with him. Alas, the evaluations, work and additional lessons still didn’t stick. What to do now? High level conference. What was Jake trying to get across? Everyone put their heads together and realized he wanted to stay with his buddies and buddetts. He loved people and what was in his heart was to soothe anxiety, bring back memories, and provide a purrrfect companion for those seeking comfort. Jake wanted to become a therapy cat. He could visit and purr and pose to his heart’s content and could spend lots of lazy hours a week being a very special lap cat. Now he is just that. This guy had used up four of his chances and we don’t know how many of his nine lives. One thing does stick. The FCCR never gives up. It could be a forever home or it could be a forever job. In Jake’s case he knew all along. We just had to figure it out. Just as Jake was to begin his visits as a new therapy cat he greeted everyone one morning with a decided limp. He was the one who needed some therapy. He had caught his paw in something and it seemed to be dislocated and possibly infected.

His position of hierarchy with the other cats was affected because he had to sport a bandage on his foot. Jake healed quickly with some extra attention. The other good news is that he is not having trouble with his litter box anymore. It seems he never really did have trouble while he was at the shelter, only when he was adopted. As soon as it was clear to him that he was going to get to stay at the shelter he was fine. According to FCCR Animal Care Technician, Judy Miotke, cats that have trouble with litter boxes may need some time to get used to a new place. Sometimes if cats start having litter box issues after they had been using a litter box successfully it could be a sign of possible illness like a kidney infection. New stresses on cats can sometimes create the same problems. It is worth checking with your local vet if litter box issues begin to occur. Jake jumped into his therapy job with no hesitation. His most recent visit was at the Columbine rehabilitation center. While exploring and sniffing the hand of each new person who reached down to pet him he reflected his keen interest and calm demeanor. The first person who met him was Coleen. She was delighted and her face lit up. Even though Jake was more interested in exploring than sitting in Coleen’s lap, she understood. He was, after all, new at this. Coleen gave him a new name. He is officially ‘Pretty Kitty” at the rehabilitation center and he did look very handsome with his red kitty harness. The bright red against his rich silvery grey coat made him look even more lustrous. As usual, Jake knew he was a star. Waving his tail as he walked down the hall you could tell he already had it figured out, he ‘owned’ this place too. Pam Wolf is a Fort Collins writer and poet committed to animal welfare and is a volunteer for Fort Collins Cat Rescue. See more stories in her blog, “Writing Outside the Barn” www.pamelawolf.blogspot.com

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Josh and Sawyer at Snowmass Lake with Snowmass Mountain in the distance.

Josh & Sawyer Update: From the Publisher: Of all the articles we have run in Paw Pages, no article has had a larger response from our readers than “Meet Sawyer: Greeley’s 14er-bagging dog”. It’s been over one full year, and one full climbing season, since this article ran in our Fall Winter 2009-10 publication. A lot has transpired for Sawyer, and his owner Josh in that time. Many of our readers have requested a progress report on Josh and Sawyer’s efforts to summit all of Colorado’s 14ers. Josh was kind enough to provide us all with an update on their adventures over the past year. Enjoy. From Josh: Sawyer and I were able to summit two more fourteeners this year (2010), Snowmass Mountain

and Little Bear Peak. Snowmass took four tries over the course of five years. Little Bear took five tries in five years. Snowmass was a mountain I shied away from for many years. The standard route from the east was more than twenty miles and required climbing on a large snowfield to reach the summit. Neither of those things seemed pleasing. A trip from the west avoided snow and the summit could be reached in one day as opposed to two or three. That said, our first three attempts would be from the west. After three unsuccessful summit attempts, two within site of the summit. Sawyer and myself finally reached the summit of Snowmass Mountain this past summer using the east slopes approach.

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(Left) Sawyer on the south summit of Little Bear. Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak can be seen behind him.

(Below) Sawyer on the Little Bear’s true summit. The jagged connecting ridge to Blanca Peak can be seen behind him.

Because Sawyer is older now, I build in rest days for his comfort. The trip took us seven days. Our Snowmass experiences remind me that the ‘easy way’ isn’t always ‘easy.’ In my life, I have rarely done things the easy way. Because of that, I have been rewarded more. When I have tried to take short cuts, it generally backfires. But with that said, I have often failed more by doing things the hard way. Accepting failure can be difficult, but I am at peace as long as I gave it my best. I do not accept not trying, half-hearted efforts or caving into fear. Without question, Little Bear Peak has been our most difficult fourteener. When you consider all the factors: number of failed attempts, physical exertion required, ever changing weather, difficult mountain terrain and the numerous possibilities for death, it makes sense why the famous mountaineer Gerry Roach says, “There is nothing little about Little Bear.” None of the routes up Little Bear are easy. The peak has taken many lives and only a month before Sawyer and I would attempt it for our fifth time, it had claimed the life of another experienced climber. Until this past summer, our first attempt, in 2006, had been our most successful. After that, things got worse with each subsequent attempt. It seemed as the years went by that our chances of reaching the Little Bear summit were growing dimmer and dimmer. When we would drive past the peak, I would look up and say, “Soy, do you think we’ll ever make it up there?” On July 20 that question was answered. At ten years old, Sawyer had just climbed his most difficult fourteener! When I think of Little Bear now, the mountain is a symbol reminding me that perseverance is often greater than the obstacles ahead. People always ask me, “So how do you get Sawyer to the top of all these peaks?” Everyone

seems to be looking for that golden ticket answer that gives them the ‘ah ha’ moment. The reality is Soy and I climb these peaks just like everyone else does. We do it one step at time, one maneuver at a time. In many cases we had to literally risk our lives. Golden ticket theories aside, there is no doubt that Sawyer is a special dog that has all the qualities needed for this. Plus, he has the right owner that has a bit of that maniac attitude it takes to do something like this. Most individuals wouldn’t spend ten years risking life and limb with their dog. I don’t think this would work if I had another dog or if Soy was with another owner. The two of us are just the right mix. That said, I think the real key to all our success is the bond we share. We trust each other with our lives. That is why my responsibility is so great. Many people have just assumed that our bond was formed on the peaks. People don’t realize our bond was created off the mountain. Soy was there when I went through my divorce seven years ago. He loved me when others abandoned me, believed in me when others doubted and was trustworthy when others betrayed. People have marveled at how Soy could climb so many difficult peaks for so many years. The difficulty of our climbs is a direct reflection of the difficulties we’ve experienced together in life. I never would have guessed that my life would become so intertwined with a dog. At 34, I have no kids. Sawyer is my kid. Unless things change at some point, Sawyer will be the legacy I leave on this planet. I hope our story is a good thing that inspires people to keep going when times are tough. I hope people realize that it is good to have dreams and even better to go after them. Too many people let their dreams die because they seek everyone’s approval before trying. If they

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Sawyer on the summit of Snowmass Mountain. Capitol Peak can be seen in the background. following day. Our climbing season was now over, and perhaps our time together on the peaks was over. My emotions were all over the place. I was crying throughout the day and trying to conceal it from coworkers. On day three, I figured it was time to look forward and change my attitude. Four days after the injury, I had surgery to repair the tendon. From day three on, my mind set has been focused on getting better, staying positive and achieving the impossible. I don’t know what the future holds for Sawyer and me on this fourteeners quest of ours. So much is uncertain and it is very scary. Each day I try to focus on the day at hand. What can I do TODAY to push myself to get better? What can I do TODAY to help Soy stay in shape for next summer? Although I am very much ahead of the game, I am still recovering and Sawyer will be eleven years old this June. The odds are very much stacked against us, but it is when we are at our weakest, that God is at His strongest. I ask God every day on my way to work, “God, somehow, someway, please help Soy and me finish all the fourteeners.” God has given us the chance to reach 59 of the 61 summits so far but I still have faith He has two more chances waiting for us next year.

don’t get enough approval from enough people, they call it quits. Life has many difficulties and there are people out there that don’t like it when you go for your dreams. One thing I have admired about Soy is that he doesn’t spend time listening to what others say he can’t do. He just spends his life doing all those things. At times, this whole fourteener journey has come somewhat easy for Sawyer and me. In 2004, everything went our way. We reached multiple summits of great difficultly all in one try. Fellow climbers either supported our efforts or scoffed at them, but it didn’t really matter because we always had fun and we always reached the top. But it was very difficult then because the climbing community had not warmed up to the idea of a dog like Sawyer. I just wanted climbers to accept us like they would accept anyone else. While that is very much the case now, it was not for a very long time. In our first five years, we climbed 48 of the 61 peaks. It seemed like we were always overcoming the odds. In the last five years, things have been so different. It’s been a dogfight just to climb eleven summits in that time. On August 2, only six days before our next climbing trip, I ruptured the Achilles tendon on my right leg while playing basketball. With only two fourteeners left, I was devastated, extremely angry and questioning God. Reality set in the

Stories and photos copyright © Josh Aho.

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SkratchKabin & KatKabin DezRez - a place to sleep and scratch! The SkratchKabin provides your cat with a warm, cosy place to sleep, together with a curved, textured scratching surface. www.katkabin.net

High Hopes™ Easy Bake Pet Treats™, Celebration Cupcakes for Dogs. Just add milk or water, love and bake for 10 minutes. Pet Food Forum.They donate 3.5% of every sale to High Hopes for Pets Foundation. www.highhopesforpets.com

The Pet Crystal - This amazing all natural crystal absorbs pet odors naturally.The perfect product, small/ space saving, non- toxic and spill proof. Fantastic for Litter Boxes, Pet Bedding, Pet Cages, Pet Food, and Soiled Areas. www.naturallyfreshdeodorantcrystal.com

Odell Brewery - Great Beer and a key sponsor for the Bark and Bluegrass Festival. We love all of the local breweries (obviously), but have a special place in our heart for Odell’s.

Dog Brick - A one-of-a-kind, interactive wooden puzzle made especially for dogs. Keeps their mind sharp and helps form a close bond between dogs and their human family members. www.activedogtoys.com/nina_ ottosson_dog_brick.html AiKiou interactive food bowl - Helps dogs eat more slowly and keeps them busy!All you need to do is fill up the Aikiou Bowl’s compartment with your dog’s favorite food or treats and then watch as he has a ball turning the wheel and opening the doors with his paws or nose. www.activedogtoys.com/ Aikiou_Food_Bowl.html

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Colorado-based company.

The To Go Bowl is created for dog owners who love to take road trips with their furry companions. Fits conveniently into your car’s 3 to 4 inch cup holder and comes complete with a splash guard and lid. www.furrytravelers.com God and Dog, by Wendy Francisco GOD AND DOG is a phenomenon. First appearing on YouTube, the video of Wendy Francisco’s charming animated illustrations and moving song tells of the unconditional love of both God and Dog. www. godanddog.org

Woof Wallet - Lightweight and compact, your Woof Wallet is made of durable nylon fabric. Small enough to not weigh you down, but large enough to hold your phone, wallet and small digital camera. Reflective strip for safe night time walking. Leash slips through pocket so that the Woof Wallet stays in place while walking or running! www.woofwallet.com

Katie’s Bumpers Frequent Flyer Featch Toy Primary Colors! Primary Shapes! Primary Fun! The Frequent Flyer is easy to see on the water, on land, in the snow, and in the shadows. Dogs don’t miss them! www.katiesbumpers.com


Dogs - a coffee table photo book by Tim Flach. Dogs, multi-awardwinning photographer Tim Flach’s stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Equus, delves deep into the psyche of this enduring bond with Canis familiaris to present an exquisite study of “man’s best friend.” www.timflach.com

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Grip Trex feature two major advancements in dog boots—an upper inspired by human shoes, and a high performance Vibram® sole. Put them on your dog and unleash the canine athlete inside... then do your best to keep up! www.ruffwear.com

Beezer and Boomer by Doug Koktavy A poignant, insightful, and deeply moving story imbues rich life lessons from the canine world. It reveals the ever-strong human-animal bond when confronting end-of-life issues and anticipatory grief.

DogDration Premium Pet Water Deionized water enhanced with electrolytes for hydration, ginseng for health, glucosamine for hips & joints, and brewers yeast for healthy skin. 100% all natural peanut butter allergen free flavor. www.dogdration.com

The OtterBox 3500 Series is a cleverly-made drybox designed to withstand submersions up to 100 feet! Waterproof, crushproof and airtight, these cases provide protection for your GPS, PDA, small video/ digital camera and so much more! This case is also perfect for keeping your ammo dry during hunting season. We’ve found they are great for keeping your pets food and snacks dry and safe as well.

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Pets and their People

The pets

Baxter, Newfoundland/Boarder Collie mix rescue, born 07/11/05

The owner

Cindy Lee, President of The Wags and Menace Make a Difference Program Foundation What are the inspirations behind Baxter‘s name? (Does the name have a special meaning?) Named after Baxter Black the Cowboy Poet as he has great sensitivity for a dog. Baxter has been inspired to be the CEO of my Wags and Menace Foundation. He was beaten, abused and found as a stray in a bad gang area in Denver. He was only 24 LBS. at six months & was the worst case I have seen in my many years of volunteering at the shelters. When I rescued Baxter I knew in my heart he would become something amazing ............he is now my CEO. Do you also have nicknames for Baxter? And if so, what are they? Nickname Mr. CEO, Fluffernutter, Baxter Bunny How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I have been a pet owner my whole life. My love for animals started when I was just four years old selling homemade cookies to raise money to build a BIG dog house in our driveway for all of the homeless animals at our local shelter. My Dad knew right then and there that this was only going to get bigger. What is Baxter’s favorite activity? Baxter favorite is to go dog swimming in Telluride! Also, he loves to eat frozen peanut butter filled ice cubes in the car on dog road trips. What are Baxter’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? Most Annoying: chasing squirrels and jumping around like crazy Most Endearing: Big snuggler all the time What’s the single worst deed that Baxter has ever committed? Baxter ate many dog leashes and fences when he was a little puppy. Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans?

I think pets are more intuitive to people & things that are around them. They always know the good people from the bad people. What one movie, book or song most reminds you of life with Baxter? Baxter is a funny dog the best movie that reminds me of him would be Austin Powers International man of mystery. American comedian Rober Benchly is quoted as once saying, “A boy can learn a lot from a dog; obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” What’s the biggest lesson that you’ve learned from Baxter? I have learned to be in the moment and be animated when needed. Baxter seems to have that balance 24/7. Where is your favorite place in Colorado to take Baxter? To ride the Gondola in Telluride and go for a big dog hike on top of the mountain. Baxter LOVES to chase his tail in a circle many times before he has DOG DINNER! If you had to pick one of Baxter’s qualities “most likely to make an impression on new people,” which would it be and why? Baxter always gives me unconditional love because he knows if I have had a long day at the office he snuggles right up to me. He can feel the energy and knows how to help me in that moment. This one may take a little consideration. If you had to pick one musician (or actor, writer, celebrity, historical figure … whatever) whom Baxter most reminds you of, who would it be and why? He is a cross between Leslie Nielson ( Guy from Airplane) and Mother Teresa. Baxter is a very loving, caring, and funny dog. I am so lucky and blessed to have him in my life!!.

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Centauro Sky Original Oil on Board By Melody Perez

Wild Mustangs of the West By Gabriele Moritz: Airline pilot, Northern Colorado resident, wild horse owner, trainer and advocate.

“Praise the tall – saddle the small”. Mr. Mustang, Bob Brislawn, founder of the Spanish Mustang registry 1957. The wild mustangs of the West have been called many things; broomtails, broncs, varmints, pests and icons. One thing is for sure, they are living representations of the illustrious history of this country. These magnificent creatures are direct descendents of the horses ridden by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. Our American wild mustangs are in dire straights and in great need of our engagement. The time has come to decide their fate once again as the ranges they are currently on are closing in on them. The numbers are staggering and though not conclusive do show that there are today nearly four times as many mustangs in feedlot type “holding facilities” than there are out on the range of the ten western states managed by BLM (Bureau of Land Management). The largest numbers of wild horses are in Nevada, followed by California, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Arizona and New Mexico.

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In 1971 their protection was put into law, because their numbers had dwindled. At that time approximately 53 million acres of public lands were allotted for their well being. For several reasons that land has since decreased by nearly a third and the wild horse ranges or horse management areas have been reduced from 288 to 188. Montana, per example, has only one intact wild horse herd left. Colorado has only four wild horse areas left: The Sandwash Basin Horses located west of Maybell, Craig and Steamboat Springs. 160,000 acres with approximately 250 horses The Little Book Cliff Herd located north of Grand Junction. 35,000 acres with approximately 120 horses The Piceance Herd (Near Meeker) 148,000 acres and approximately 90 horses The Springcreek Basin Herd located on the border of New Mexico. 22,000 acres with


Cheyenne Whisper Original Oil on Masonite Board By Melody Perez Branded - Original Oil on Canvas By Melody Perez approximately 70 horses. Though these wild mustangs are under federal protection from harassment and slaughter these very things are once again being considered at this time. The consequences of a wild horse roundup are trauma, tremendous injury and death, procession, processing and transport to a life long capture facility. All of this at expense to the tax payers. These wild horses were protected to be managed in the wild and on the range, and it can be done. Answers are hard to come by but some of the most essential questions are: How many horses are out there? Who counts them and when and how? If we know the number how can they be monitored and regulated, so that numbers don’t increase over a certain amount? One answer is “on range management�. This is comprised of fertility control combined with proper census, predator reintroduction where possible and natural, for specific reductions and treatment. Capture of these wild mustangs can be accomplished through low stress baiting in small numbers and smaller corrals. Some of the horses would be treated, some removed and made available for adoption. As always, increased awareness about the desirability of the breed is critical to their future. Other options include utilized education and exploration through eco-tourism to generate revenue and attention for the horses, which

historically live in sparse but beautiful country and landscape. One of the most utilized methods of rounding up and capturing these wild mustangs in the past has been aggressive helicopter and exhaustive driving round-ups. This method is antiquated and dangerous and does not agree with the image of these freedom-loving creatures that we cherish for the very image they stand for. No degradation needs to occur if we can expand our compassionate footprint. If you are interested in becoming an involved advocate for the wild mustangs here are some ways for you to become effective: Speak to a friend and spread the word through education. Claim your wild horses here in Colorado. Go visit and see them live or celebrate them in music, art and theater. Engage in the enhancing of the image and treat yourself to an experience you will never forget. Learn more about the wild horses influence on history through art, music, theater, philosophy and politics. Adopt a wild horse if you like to train, have the time and passion to ride and love the versatility of a natural horse. Join up by becoming an advocate in your local area, or form a group to learn about and debate the issue. For more information on wild horses visit: www.mustangecotours.blogspot.com www.thecloudfoundation.org www.wind-dancer.org www.mustangheritagefoundation.com

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DIRECTORY LISTINGS TABLE OF CONTENTS ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES............................48 ACUPUNCTURE................................................48 AGILITY TRAINING...................................................48 ALL-NATURAL/HOLISTIC PRODUCTS......................48 ANESTHESIA FREE TEETH CLEANING.....................48 ANIMAL HOSPITALS...................................................48 ANIMAL PORTRAITS.................................................48 ANIMAL PROTECTION & CONTROL SERVICES.48 ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION........49 BARS..........................................................49 BAR-B-QUE......................................................49 BEER..........................................................49 BICYCLE ADVOCACY.................................................49 BOARDING/DAYCARE/KENNELS...........................49 BOUTIQUES......................................................49 BOWLING..........................................................49 CANINE REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES....................49 CATERERS........................................................49 CAT PORTRAITS...........................................................50 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS......................................50 COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE........50 COMPOSTING SERVICES...........................................50 5COMPLEMENTARY & ALT. MEDICINE (CAM)....50 COUPONS....................................................50 CREMATION SERVICES/BURIAL SUPPLIES......50 CUSTOM JEWELRY.....................................................50 DENTISTRY.........................................................50 DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES............................................51 DOG ART.........................................................................51 DOG & CAT FENCING..................................................51 DOG DAY CARE.............................................................51 DOG EVENTS.................................................................51 DOG PARKS...................................................................51 DOG PHOTOGRAPHY.................................................52 DOG TRAINING............................................................52 DOG WALKING.............................................................52 DOG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT...............................52 DOG WELLNESS/FITNESS........................................52 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES........................................52 EMERGENCY NEEDS..................................................53 EMERGENCY VET CARE...........................................53 ENTERTAINMENT........................................53 FENCING..........................................................53 FOSTER CARE.............................................................53 FRESH, ORGANIC FRUITS & VEGGIES...............53 FUNDRAISING.............................................................53 FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES.............................54 GARDEN CENTER & NURSERY..................................54 GREEN / EARTH FRIENDLY........................................54 GRIEF COUNSELING.................................................54

GROOMING.....................................................54 GROOMING (MOBILE)...............................................54 HOTELS / PET-FRIENDLY............................................54 HUMANE SOCIETIES..................................................55 JEWELRY........................................................55 LANDSCAPE DESIGN..................................................55 LASER SURGERY.........................................................55 LODGING (PET-FRIENDLY).....................................55 LOST, FOUND, OR STOLEN PETS..........................55 MARKETING.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 MASSAGE........................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 MED. SERVICES (MICROCHIPPING, DNATESTING).55 NONPROFITS...............................................................56 PAIN MANAGEMENT..................................................56 PATIO ROOMS...............................................................56 PET ACCESSORIES......................................................56 PET BAKERIES.............................................................56 PET BOUTIQUES..........................................................56 PET DOORS...................................................................56 PET FOOD......................................................................56 PET MEMORIALS........................................................56 PET PHOTOGRAPHY / PORTRAITS........................57 PET-SITTING SERVICES............................................57 PET SUPPLIES..............................................................57 PHYSICAL THERAPY/REHABILITATION.............57 PRINTING SERVICES................................................57 PUPPIES/KITTENS.....................................57 RADIO.................................................................57 REAL ESTATE - RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL....57 REHABILITATION........................................57 REHABILITATION (WILDLIFE)................................57 RESTAURANTS....................................................57 SEARCH & RESCUE....................................................58 SENIOR CITIZEN PET SERVICES..........................58 SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION)..............58 SIDING....................................................................58 SPAY & NEUTER..........................................................58 SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNING.................................58 STUMP REMOVAL.......................................................58 TEACH ANIMAL EDUCATION CLASSES..............58 TREE PRUNING / REMOVAL......................................58 TREE SPRAYING..........................................................58 VACATION RENTALS (PET-FRIENDLY)................58 VACCINATIONS.....................................................58 VEGGIE & FRUIT SHARES.....................................59 VETERINARIANS...................................................59 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES............................................60 WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT............................................60 WINDOWS...................................................................60

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ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

ALL-NATURAL/HOLISTIC PRODUCTS

Colorado Paw Pages www.coloradopawpages.com PO Box 1244, Fort Collins…………........970-219-0213

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. Huge selection of natural pet foods & supplements! 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…........970-482-2741

Front Door Direct www.frontdooryp.com 260 E. Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins....... 970-232-3170

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. Huge selection of natural pet foods & supplements! 6204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins….....970-225-1255 Wagz of Colorado (see our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Bet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave, Fort Collins…........970-482-9249

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ANIMAL HOSPITALS The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434 Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252 Veterinary Emergency Hospital www.veterinaryemergencyhospital.net 816 S Lemay, Fort Collins.....................970-484-8080

ACUPUNCTURE The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management Cert.Vet.Acupuncturist, www.downingcenter.com 415 MainSt.,Windsor..............................970-674-0434

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 18 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

Front Range Veterinary Clinic (See our ad on page 7) “Friends for Life” www.frontrangevetclinic.com 3200 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins………......970-484-5667

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

AGILITY TRAINING

Heidi Muller Photography www.heidimuller.net…............................970-282-8408

Canine Massage of the Rockies www.k9massagerockies.com…………...970-498-0060

ANIMAL PROTECTION/CONTROL SERVICES

Come-Play-Stay! Indoor & Outdoor Year-round Classes - All Levels 3801 S Mason St., Fort Collins….......970-226-6526x6

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins...................970-226-3647

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Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427)

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

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ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION

Chipper’s Lanes 2 Fort Collins locations, Broomfield and Estes Park www.chipperslanes.com

Animal Rescue Connection www.animalrescueconnection.org…......970-381-5573 Apso Rescue – Colorado ApsoRescueColorado.org………...........970-663-5910

Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427)

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. Grooming shop/No-kill shelter. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive, Fort Collins970-224-DOGS(3647)

Odell Brewing Company Odellbrewing.com 800 East Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins….....970-498-9070

Colorado Aussie Rescue www.coloradoaussierescue.org……..303-993-8424

The Steakout Saloon Dog lover’s choice for food and drinks 152 W. Mountain Ave.,Fort Collins……..970-416-5989

Colorado Pug Rescue www.copugrescue.org……..................303-659-9689

BICYCLE ADVOCACY

Duncan’s Place, a cat sanctuary www.duncansplace.org ………............970-214-2233

Bike Fort Collins Making Fort Collins a better place to ride a bicycle www.bikefortcollins.org

Fort Collins Cat Rescue www.fortcollinscatrescue.org 2321 E. Mulberry St.#1, Fort Collins…970-484-8516

BOARDING/DAYCARE/KENNELS Come-Play-Stay! at South Mesa Boarding options to fit every need! www.comeplaystay.com…..................970-226-6526x1

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

Rover’s Ranch Budget-minded boarding for your best friend 4837 N. Highway 1, Fort Collins.............970-493-5970

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins...970-226-3647

Aspen Grove Veterinary Care www.AspenGroveVet.com 2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins..........970-416-0232

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program www.rmrp.org 720 East Vine Drive, Fort Collins……970-484-7756

BOUTIQUES

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

Second Chance Rescue www.scrco.org…….970-371-6897

BOWLING

Western Border Collie Rescue www.wbcrescue.org……..307-436-5458

Chipper’s Lanes (See our ad on page 31) 2 Fort Collins locations, Broomfield and Estes Park www.chipperslanes.com

BARS

CANINE REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES

Chipper’s Lanes 2 Fort Collins locations, Broomfield and Estes Park www.chipperslanes.com

South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com (See our ad on page 62) 3801 S. Mason St., Fort Collins.........970-226-6526x0

Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427)

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 18 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

The Steakout Saloon Dog lover’s choice for food and drinks 152 W. Mountain Ave.,Fort Collins……..970-416-5989 Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427)

CATERERS Hundley’s Gourmet Catering www.hundleysgourmetcatering.com 1000 W Horsetooth Rd,FortCollins.........970-206-1196

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COMPOSTING SERVICES

CATERERS (CONTINUED)

Clean Air Compost Year round residential compost pick up service! www.cleanaircompost.com ……………970-224-4732

COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM)

William C. Hundley, Executive Chef

Canine Massage of the Rockies www.k9massagerockies.com…………...970-498-0060

1000 W. Horsetooth Rd. #D7 Fort Collins 970-206-1196

The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

COUPONS

Be Local Northern Colorado NEW Be Local Coupon Book available at 50 outlets www.BeLocalNC.org…........................970-482-2081

www.hundleysgourmetcatering.com

CREMATION SERVICES/BURIAL SUPPLIES

Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427)

Home to Heaven (See our ad on page 15) Serving Northern Colorado 24/7 www.hometoheaven.net.............…….....970-412-6212

CAT PORTRAITS Heidi Muller Photography www.heidimuller.net…............................970.282.8408

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

CUSTOM JEWELRY

KRFC 88.9fm Community Public Radio for the Front Range Krfcfm.org……………............................970-221-5075

Cooper and Cooper Fine Jewelers Locally owned and operated (See our ad inside front cover) 23 Old Town Square, Fort Collins……..970-221-0303

Larimer Animal People Partnership (LAPP) Is your animal therapeutic? Join Us! www.colapp.org

DENTISTRY Front Range Veterinary Clinic (See our ad on page 7) “Friends for Life” www.frontrangevetclinic.com 3200 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins………......970-484-5667

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE Grant Family Farms CSA Locally grown organic fruits, veggies, eggs, meat, bread & flowers www.grantfarms.com………………........970-568-7654

Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252

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DENTISTRY - DOG PARKS

DENTISTRY (CONTINUED)

DOG DAYCARE (CONTINUED)

South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com (See our ad on back cover) 3801 S. Mason St., Fort Collins..........970-226-6526x0

The Dog Club of Fort Collins www.dogclubonline.com (See our ad on this page) 2439 South College Ave., Fort Collins....970-416-1166

Ultrapet Dentalcare Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning at Veterinary Hosp. www.ultrapetdentalcare.com…...............303-449-9543

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Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 20 415 Main St., Windsor.............................970-686-9664 Worthington Animal Clinic Medical, Dental & Surgical Care for small animals 4212 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland................970-667-2422

The Dog Club of Fort Collins is owned by Louise Kuipers CPDT-KA, who has transformed it into a premium daycare, grooming and training facility for your dog.

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES Front Range Veterinary Clinic (See our ad on page 7) “Friends for Life” www.frontrangevetclinic.com 3200 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins………......970-484-5667

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Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 18 415 Main St., Windsor.............................970-686-9664

Rover’s Ranch Doggie daycare available 7 days/week 4837 N. Highway 1, Fort Collins.............970-493-5970

DOG ART Cooper and Cooper Fine Jewelers Locally owned and operated (See our ad inside front cover) 23 Old Town Square, Fort Collins……....970-221-0303

www.roversranchftcollins.com

Doggie Daycare & Boarding

DOG & CAT FENCING

4837 N. Hwy 1, Fort Collins

Invisible Fence - Northern Colorado Larimer, Weld & Boulder Counties www.invisiblefence.com.........................970-223-8354

OWNERS LIVE ONSITE • CALL FOR HRS

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Proven Indoor & Outdoor Solutions from Invisible Fence® Brand.

DOG EVENTS Bark and Bluegrass Festival Dog friendly music festivals in Fort Collins & Boulder www.coloradopawpages.com…………..970-219-0213 Bark for Life A benefit for the American Cancer Society April 30th , 2011, Twin Rivers Park, Greeley

Northern Colorado Authorized Dealers Larimer-Weld-Boulder Counties Call for a free on-site estimate.

970-223-8354 • 303-499-0220

Doggie Olympics 1) Train your dog 2) Go to the Doggie Olympics! www.colapp.org Linnea Memorial Foundation www.LinneaMemorial.org linnea.memorial@comcast.net……..970-214-5732

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Pooch Plunge Bring your pooch for a swim at the pool! August 2011, City Park Pool, Fort Collins

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. We offer installation of our “invisible” fences! 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…........970-482-2741

DOG PARKS

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. We offer installation of our “invisible” fences! 6204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins….....970-225-1255

Fossil Creek Dog Park 5821 South Lemay Ave., Fort Collins

DOG DAYCARE

Come-Play-Stay! Innovative and Safe with Tons of Outdoor Space! www.comeplaystay.com…..................970-226-6526x6

Freedom Dog Park 2095 42nd Street, Evans

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EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Island Grove Park 14th Ave. and D Street, Greeley

Argus Institute CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital……..970-297-4143

Poudre Pooch Dog Park SW Corner of Poudre Nat. Park, 1050 Larch Dr., Windsor

Canine Massage of the Rockies www.k9massagerockies.com…………...970-498-0060

Rover Run Dog Park 5207 F Street, Greeley

Colorado State University Continuing Education Courses for animal lovers, vets and techs. www.learn.colostate.edu/pp …………....970-491-5288

Soft Gold Dog Park 520 Hickory Street, Fort Collins

icine Veterinary Med s Online Course

Spring Canyon Dog Park West end of Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins

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DOG PHOTOGRAPHY Heidi Muller Photography www.heidimuller.net…............................970.282.8408

DOG TRAINING Come-Play-Stay! Reward-based Training for the Real World! www.comeplaystay.com…..................970-226-6526x6 Doggie Olympics 1) Train your dog 2) Go to the Doggie Olympics! www.colapp.org The Dog Club of Fort Collins www.dogclubonline.com 2439 South College Ave., Fort Collins...970-416-1166

Physical Therapy & Injury Prevention

DOG WALKING

Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel Let our Concierge arrange dog walking/pet sitting www.monaco-denver.com

DOG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Canine Fitness Zone (www.caninefitnesszone.com) Build happy, healthy, winning dogs for life. 3801 S. Mason, Fort Collins……….........970-988-7997 The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor.…………………..970-674-0434 Because Conditioning Needs to Exceed Drive!

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 18 415 Main St., Windsor.………………......970-686-9664

DOG WELLNESS / FITNESS Canine Fitness Zone (www.caninefitnesszone.com) Build happy, healthy, winning dogs for life. 3801 S. Mason, Fort Collins……….........970-988-7997

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IDEA WILD www.IdeaWild.org 420 Riddle Drive, Fort Colins……….......970-482-6748

Odell Brewing Company Odellbrewing.com 800 East Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins….....970-498-9070

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

Pooch Plunge Bring your pooch for a swim at the pool! August 2011, City Park Pool, Fort Collins

EMERGENCY NEEDS

FENCING

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program www.rmrp.org 720 East Vine Drive, Fort Collins…….....970-484-7756

Invisible Fence - Northern Colorado Larimer, Weld & Boulder Counties www.invisiblefence.com.........................970-223-8354

The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org (See our ad on page 1) PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80222

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. We offer installation of our “invisible” fences! 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…........970-482-2741

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. We offer installation of our “invisible” fences! 6204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins….....970-225-1255

EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE

FOSTER CARE

Home to Heaven (See our ad on page 15) Serving Northern Colorado 24/7 www.hometoheaven.net.............…….....970-412-6212

Animal Rescue Connection www.animalrescueconnection.org…......970-381-5573 Apso Rescue – Colorado ApsoRescueColorado.org………...........970-663-5910

Veterinary Emergency Hospital Open 24/7/365 - veterinaryemergencyhospital.net 816 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins.............970-484-8080

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive,Fort Collins.970-224-DOGS(3647)

Emergency Veterinary Hospital

Duncan’s Place, a cat sanctuary www.duncansplace.org ………...............970-214-2233 Fort Collins Cat Rescue www.fortcollinscatrescue.org 2321 E.MulberrySt.,Unit 1,FortCollins....970-484-8516

Walk-In Urgent Care Fully Staffed Hospital 7 Days A Week 24 Hours Per Day Weekends & Holidays Included

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

484-8080

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

www.veterinaryemergencyhospital.net

816 South Lemay, Fort Collins

The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org (See our ad on page 1) PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80222

ENTERTAINMENT Bark and Bluegrass Festival Dog friendly music festivals in Fort Collins & Boulder www.coloradopawpages.com…………..970-219-0213

Western Border Collie Rescue www.wbcrescue.org……..307-436-5458

Chipper’s Lanes 2 Fort Collins locations, Broomfield and Estes Park www.chipperslanes.com

FRESH ORGANIC FRUITS & VEGGIES

Grant Family Farms CSA Locally grown organic fruits, veggies & flowers www.grantfarms.com………………........970-568-7654

Hundley’s Gourmet Catering www.hundleysgourmetcatering.com 1000 W Horsetooth Rd,FortCollins.........970-206-1196

FUNDRAISING

Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427)

Bark and Bluegrass Festival Dog friendly music festivals in Fort Collins & Boulder www.coloradopawpages.com…………..970-219-0213

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FUNDRAISING (CONTINUED) The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org (See our ad on page 1) PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80222

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES Bark and Bluegrass Festival Dog friendly music festivals in Fort Collins & Boulder www.coloradopawpages.com…………..970-219-0213

Argus Institute CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital……..970-297-4143

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GROOMING

Aspen Grove Veterinary Care www.AspenGroveVet.com 2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins..........970-416-0232

Bark for Life A benefit for the American Cancer Society April 30th , 2011, Twin Rivers Park, Greeley

Come-Play-Stay! Reward-based Training for the Real World! www.comeplaystay.com…..................970-226-6526x6

Linnea Memorial Foundation www.LinneaMemorial.org linnea.memorial@comcast.net……..970-214-5732

Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252

GARDEN CENTER & NURSERY Bath Garden Center and Nursery Helping You Grow Better naturally! www.bathgardencenter.com………….....970-484-5022

GROOMING (MOBILE) Pet Elite Taxi Grooming transportation is our speciality! www.PetEliteTaxi.com…………..............970-690-2097

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ESTES PARK Castle Mountain Lodge 1520 Fall River Road, Estes Park...……970-586-3664

Clean Air Compost Now offering year round residential compost pick up service! www.cleanaircompost.com…970-224-4732

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LODGING / PET-FRIENDLY

Hotel Columbia Telluride 300 W. San Juan Ave., Telluride........….970-728-0660

YMCA Estes Park Center (see our ad on page 4) www.ymcarockies.org 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park....………800-777-9622

WINTER PARK Beaver Village Lodge 79303 US Hwy 40, Winter Park..........…970-726-5741

YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch www.ymcarockies.org (See our ad on page 4) 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO ….. 800-777-9622

YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch www.ymcarockies.org (See our ad on page 4) 1101 County Road 53, Granby, CO ….. 800-777-9622

LOST, FOUND OR STOLEN PETS The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

HUMANE SOCIETIES The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 36) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

MARKETING

CCSEO Make your website more effective. www.ccseo.com contact@ccseo.com………….................970-670-0736

JEWELRY Cooper and Cooper Fine Jewelers Locally owned and operated (See our ad inside front cover) 23 Old Town Square, Fort Collins……....970-221-0303

Colorado Paw Pages www.coloradopawpages.com PO Box 1244, Fort Collins…………........970-219-0213

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Front Door Direct www.frontdooryp.com 260 E. Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins....... 970-232-3170

Bath Garden Center and Nursery Helping You Grow Better naturally! www.bathgardencenter.com………….....970-484-5022

LASER SURGERY

Ramplify A la carte hard marketing www.Ramplify.Biz…………….................970-227-5449

Aspen Grove Veterinary Care www.AspenGroveVet.com 2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins..........970-416-0232

MASSAGE

Canine Massage of the Rockies www.k9massagerockies.com…………..970-498-0060

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 18 415 Main St., Windsor.………………......970-686-9664

LODGING / PET-FRIENDLY

Pioneer Ridge Steamboat’s Local Lodging Company, homes & condos. www.Steamboat-Springs.com.............800-233-8102

Pet Friendly Lodging in Steamboat Springs

Professional, in-home canine massage Jill Reynolds, CCMT www.k9massagerockies.com MEDICAL SERVICES (MICROCHIPPING, DNA TESTING) The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

970.879.0517 • 800.233.8102 www.Steamboat-Springs.com

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

MEDICAL SERVICES (MICROCHIPPING, DNA TESTING)

Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive,Fort Collins.970-224-DOGS(3647)

PATIO ROOMS

Champion Windows Patio Rooms - www.championwidows.com 5850 Byrd Dr., Loveland................ 888-419-2004

Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252

PET ACCESSORIES

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com (See our ad on page 18) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

Drool Hog Personalized Pet Placemats (see our ad on page 14) www.claymanpromo.com.......................800-545-1113

NON PROFITS

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

Argus Institute CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital……..970-297-4143

PET BAKERIES

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive,Fort Collins.970-224-DOGS(3647)

Bones Du Jour www.dogtreatssogood.com 221 W. Prospect, Fort Collins…..............970-290-8874

Be Local Northern Colorado www.BeLocalINC.org 215 West Magnolia, #204 Fort Collins....970.219.3382

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

Duncan’s Place, a cat sanctuary www.duncansplace.org ………...............970-214-2233

PET BOUTIQUES

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

Elder Pet Care / Thomas Veterinary Service Low-cost vaccines every Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon 909 N. College Ave., Fort Collins............970-493-2657

PET DOORS

Fort Collins Cat Rescue www.fortcollinscatrescue.org 2321 E.MulberrySt.,Unit 1,FortCollins....970-484-8516

Champion Windows Pet Doors - www.championwindows.com 5850 Byrd Dr., Loveland................ 888-419-2004

PET FOOD

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

Bones Du Jour www.dogtreatssogood.com 221 W. Prospect, Fort Collins…..............970-290-8874

IDEA WILD www.IdeaWild.org 420 Riddle Drive, Fort Colins……….......970-482-6748

Drool Hog Personalized Pet Placemats (see our ad on page 14) www.claymanpromo.com.......................800-545-1113

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. We offer installation of our “invisible” fences! 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…........970-482-2741

Linnea Memorial Foundation www.LinneaMemorial.org linnea.memorial@comcast.net……........970-214-5732

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. We offer installation of our “invisible” fences! 6204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins….....970-225-1255

Morris Animal Foundation www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/pet-memorial/ 10200 E.Girard Ave.,Ste.B430....Denver800-243-2345

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

PET MEMORIALS

Prevent Unwanted Pets, Inc. P.O. Box 51, Fort Collins….....................970-229-0717

Morris Animal Foundation www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/pet-memorial/ 10200 E.Girard Ave.,Ste.B430....Denver800-243-2345

The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org (See our ad on page 1) PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80222

Home to Heaven (See our ad on page 15) Serving Northern Colorado 24/7 www.hometoheaven.net.............…….....970-412-6212

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RADIO 99.9 The Point Today’s Best Music www.999thepoint.com ………….888-666-1999

Heidi Muller Photography www.heidimuller.net…............................970.282.8408

K-99 Colorado’s Best Country www.k99.com …………..800-500-2599 KRFC 88.9fm Community Public Radio for the Front Range Krfcfm.org…………….970-221-5075 Tri 102.5 At Work Listening Choice www.tri1025.com ……………800-964-1025

PET SITTING SERVICES

REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL

Sit Stay & Play in home pet sitting sitstayandplayloveland.com info@sitstayandplayloveland.com..........970-667-7866

RE/MAX Alliance - Downtown Fort Collins www.homesincolorado.com 215 W Oak,Suite 100, Fort Collins........970- 482-1781

PET SUPPLIES

Drool Hog Personalized Pet Placemats (see our ad on page 14) www.claymanpromo.com.......................800-545-1113

RE/MAX Alliance - South Fort Collins www.homesincolorado.com 4703 A Boardwalk Dr. Fort Collins......... 970-226-3990 RE/MAX Alliance - Greeley www.homesincolorado.com 5586 W. 19th St. Ste. 2000....................970-330-5000

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. Huge selection of natural pet foods & supplements! 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…........970-482-2741

RE/MAX Alliance - Loveland www.homesincolorado.com 750 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland.......970-669-1234

Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. Huge selection of natural pet foods & supplements! 6204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins….....970-225-1255

RE/MAX Alliance - Windsor www.homesincolorado.com 4630 Royal Vista Cir. #13, Windsor........970-686-6888

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 60) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

REHABILITATION

Canine Massage of the Rockies www.k9massagerockies.com…………..970-498-0060

PHYSICAL THERAPY / REHABILITATION

Canine Fitness Zone (www.caninefitnesszone.com) Build happy, healthy, winning dogs for life. 3801 S. Mason, Fort Collins……….........970-988-7997

Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

REHABILITATION WILDLIFE

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

PRINTING SERVICES

Ramplify A la carte hard marketing www.Ramplify.Biz…………….................970-227-5449

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program www.rmrp.org 720 East Vine Drive, Fort Collins…….....970-484-7756

PUPPIES & KITTENS

RESTAURANTS

Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive,Fort Collins.970-224-DOGS(3647) Fort Collins Cat Rescue www.fortcollinscatrescue.org 2321 E.MulberrySt.,Unit 1,FortCollins....970-484-8516

Chipper’s Lanes 2 Fort Collins locations, Broomfield and Estes Park www.chipperslanes.com Hundley’s Gourmet Catering www.hundleysgourmetcatering.com 1000 W Horsetooth Rd,FortCollins.........970-206-1196 Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill www.mojeauxsfortcollins.com 820 City Park Ave., Fort Collins..970-484-RIBS (7427) The Steakout Saloon Dog lover’s choice for food and drinks 152 W. Mountain Ave.,Fort Collins……..970-416-5989

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550 Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

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Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado jill@k9massagerockies.com….........970-498-0060

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 34 1620 42nd St., Evans..............................970-506-9550

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Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252

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Hardy Helps Fully licensed, insured, bonded (See our ad on page 27)...........970-388-TREE (8733) The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org (See our ad on page 1) PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80222

TREE PRUNING / REMOVAL

Hardy Helps Fully licensed, insured, bonded (See our ad on page 27)...........970-388-TREE (8733)

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Hardy Helps Fully licensed, insured, bonded (See our ad on page 27)...........970-388-TREE (8733)

SENIOR CITIZEN PET SERVICES

VACATION RENTALS (PET-FRIENDLY)

Pioneer Ridge Steamboat’s Lodging Company, homes & condos. www.Steamboat-Springs.com..............800-233-8102

Pets Forever Lori.kogan@coloradostate.edu..............970-491-7984

SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION)

VACCINATIONS

CCSEO Make your website more effective. www.ccseo.com contact@ccseo.com………….................970-670-0736

Aspen Grove Veterinary Care www.AspenGroveVet.com 2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins..........970-416-0232

SIDING

Countryside Animal Hospital, P.C. www.countrysidevet.com 3820 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins......970-223-7789

Champion Windows Siding - www.championwindows.com 5850 Byrd Dr., Loveland................ 888-419-2004

SPAY & NEUTER

Elder Pet Care/Thomas Veterinary Service Discounts for elderly, affordable prices for everyone 909 N. College Ave., Fort Collins............970-493-2657

Elder Pet Care / Thomas Veterinary Service Low-cost vaccines every Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon 909 N. College Ave., Fort Collins............970-493-2657 Fort Collins Spay & Neuter 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 9, Fort Collins…...970-484-1861

Fort Collins Cat Rescue www.fortcollinscatrescue.org 2321 E.MulberrySt.,Unit 1,FortCollins....970-484-8516

Front Range Veterinary Clinic (See our ad on page7) “Friends for Life” www.frontrangevetclinic.com 3200 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins………......970-484-5667

Front Range Veterinary Clinic (See our ad on page 7) “Friends for Life” www.frontrangevetclinic.com 3200 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins………......970-484-5667

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The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

Healthy for life. Loved forever. Full-service medical & surgical small animal hospital

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org (See our ad on page 21) 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647 Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252 South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com…....................970-226-6526x0 Veterinary Emergency Hospital Open 24/7/365 - veterinaryemergencyhospital.net 816 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins.............970-484-8080

Laser Surgery • Cold Laser Therapy Internal Medicine • Grooming Premier Dog Boarding

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com (See our ad on page 18) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

No extra charge for: outdoor play • ono-on-one attention treat times • individalized care

VEGGIE AND FRUIT SHARES

Visit online for virtual tour!

Grant Family Farms CSA Locally grown organic fruits, veggies & flowers www.grantfarms.com………………........970-568-7654

VETERINARIANS

Aspen Grove Veterinary Care www.AspenGroveVet.com 2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins..........970-416-0232

2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO (970) 416-0232 www.AspenGroveVet.com

Countryside Animal Hospital, P.C. www.countrysidevet.com 3820 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins......970-223-7789

The Pet Wellness Clinic, LLC Where Pets Are Family 4848 S. College, Suite B, Fort Collins....…970-282-9719

We specialize in personalized care of dogs and cats in a home-like setting.

South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com (See our ad on back cover) 3801 S. Mason St., Fort Collins..........970-226-6526x0

www.countrysidevet.com 970-223-7789

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com (See our ad on page 18) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com (See our ad on page 2) 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

Worthington Animal Clinic Medical, Dental & Surgical Care for small animals 4212 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland................970-667-2422

Elder Pet Care / Thomas Veterinary Service Low-cost vaccines every Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon 909 N. College Ave., Fort Collins............970-493-2657 Front Range Veterinary Clinic (See our ad on page 7) “Friends for Life” www.frontrangevetclinic.com 3200 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins………......970-484-5667

WORTHINGTON ANIMAL CLINIC Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Surgical Care for Small Animals

Home to Heaven In-Home Pet Euthanasia Services Serving Northern Colorado 24/7; See our ad on page 15 Fort Collins, www.hometoheaven.net.....970-412-6212

Mon.-Fri. 8-6, Sat 8-3

Jack C. Worthington, DVM n Wendy Love, DVM Randy B. Smith, DVM

4212 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland n 667-2422

Loveland Veterinary Clinic Honest, Considerate Care 1403 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland………..970-667-3252

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Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. Grooming shop/No-kill shelter. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive, Fort Collins….970-224-DOGS(3647)

Pooch Plunge Bring your pooch for a swim at the pool! August 2011, City Park Pool, Fort Collins

Bark and Bluegrass Festival Dog friendly music festivals in Fort Collins & Boulder www.coloradopawpages.com…………..970-219-0213

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program www.rmrp.org 720 East Vine Drive, Fort Collins…….....970-484-7756

Doggie Olympics 1) Train your dog 2) Go to the Doggie Olympics! www.colapp.org

Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado jill@k9massagerockies.com….........970-498-0060

Duncan’s Place, a cat sanctuary www.duncansplace.org ………...............970-214-2233

Western Border Collie Rescue www.wbcrescue.org......................…307-436-5458

WINDOWS

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org (See our ad on page 34) 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

CCSEO Make your website more effective. www.ccseo.com contact@ccseo.com………….................970-670-0736

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

WINDOWS

Champion Windows - championwindows.com Pet Doors, Windows, Siding, Patio Rooms 5850 Byrd Dr., Loveland........................ 888-419-2004

Linnea Memorial Foundation www.LinneaMemorial.org linnea.memorial@comcast.net…......…..970-214-5732

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A Most Unique Pet Bowtique & Treat Barkery

Beds Artwork Bowls Food

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132 North College Avenue downtown Fort Collins, Colorado 970.482.9249 www.wagzcolorado.com

Carriers Gifts Pet Apparel Treats Toys People Apparel 60


Honest Considerate Care WEB DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT

Loveland Veterinary Clinic Devoted to Doing What Is Best For Your Pet!

Dr. Matt Jones

Dr. Kim Ackerman

General Medicine • Surgery • Dentistry Preventative Care • Grooming • Boarding

Newly Re-Modeled!

We Do House Calls!

Flexible Drop Off & Pick-Up Hours 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday lovelandvet@hotmail.com

970- 667- 325 2


NCPP SS 2011  

Northern Colorado Paw Pages Spring/Summer 2011 edition

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