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Contents Pets and their people 07 Tas, Tika, & Colorado

Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien

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11 The “Name That Breed” Quiz Test your dog and cat knowledge. Can you identify all the breeds pictured on the page?

13 OUR COVER FEATURE Meet Sawyer, Greeley’s 14er-climbing Golden

09 Abby & CSU Rams

33 Animal lovers’ maps

Offensive Lineman Ryan Griffith

Find the fur-friendly destinations in Fort Collins, Loveland, & Greeley

16 Our cover story subjects: NoCo

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14er climbers Sawyer & Josh Aho

21 Our “NoCo’s Cutest Critter” contest winners: Toby, David Seufer, & Kathleen McGuire

23 Apollo & UNC Bears Safety Ryan Lutz 25 Mollie, New Belgium Brewer Eric Salazar, & New Belgium Sensory Specialist Lauren Salazar 27 Cyrus & Fort Collins Police K-9 Unit Officer Rick Mainwal 29 Norman & Northern Colorado 5 Reporter/Producer Alex Hannum 31 Titus and Host of KRFC’s

“Critter Patter” Cindy Reich

39 Lily and K99 Radio Morning News Reporter Susan Moore

A roundup of the latest & greatest products – most made in CO – for your furry friends

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43 Fire Hydrant 5 45 CSU’s the Fast & the Furriest 47 City Park Pool Plunge 49 Paws on the Promenade 51 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.

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A message from the publishers Greetings from the publishers of the Northern Colorado Paw Pages. And many thanks for picking up our magazine! We’ve worked very hard to make this, our second edition, even better than our first – and we hope that you enjoy reading the magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together. First off, we’d like to thank you – the pet lovers of Northern Colorado – for making this one of the best places on the planet to be a pet owner. (Or a pet, for that matter.) We’ve produced this publication for you, and we hope that our content will interest, educate, and entertain you for many years to come. Further, the contents of the Paw Pages have been designed with an eye toward another major goal – enriching, enhancing, and extending the lives of our pets in much the same way that pets enrich our lives beyond measure. If we can succeed at all in this area, we’ll consider our work a success. Second, we’d like to thank those who helped make our second edition happen. We’d like to thank our advertisers, who have recognized the value in speaking directly to you – the large and loyal pet-loving community of Northern Colorado. Not only do these folks offer some great products and services, but they’re generally the kind of friendly people we like to do business with. (A common theme, we’d like to add, throughout Northern Colorado.) Please support these fine folks when it’s time to spend your hard-earned money on your furry friends. We’d like to thank our contributors and feature subjects – of both the twolegged and four-legged varieties. It was truly a pleasure working with all of you, and many thanks to you, too, for contributing your time and efforts to our young publication. And we’d like to extend a special thanks to Josh and Sawyer, our cover subjects. We’re amazed by what you two have already accomplished together, and our thoughts and prayers will be with you on the rest of your quest. Good luck finishing those 14ers! Lastly, we hope that you all enjoy this, the second of many editions of the 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 – Northern Colorado’s animal community – for years to come. Thanks again for your interest in our second edition, and keep those tails waggin’! Ed Lammon, Co-Founder/ Editor-in-Chief (seen w/ Bryce)

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Pets and their People

The pets

Tas, German Shorthaired Pointer, born 10/20/96 Tika, German Shorthaired Pointer, born 8/16/03

The owner

Colorado Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien Editor’s note: The painting seen above Lt. Gov. O’Brien’s desk is entitled “Silver Lining” and was created by Fort Collins artist Lisa J. Cameron. Please visit www.lisajcameron.com for more info. What are the inspirations behind Tas’ and Tika’s names? My son was in fourth grade and was reading a series of science fantasy books. He named the dogs after two of his favorite wizards in the series.

her room. One day, she left her door open and Tika got into the crackers. She must have turned into a whirling dervish in her excitement. It was as if the crackers were poured into an open blender. The room was covered in a fine dust of Goldfish crackers. The bedspread, curtains, carpet (and all her clothes on the floor) had to be cleaned. We are still vacuuming gold cracker bits out of the nooks and crannies of that room.

Do you also have nicknames for Tas and Tika? If so, what are they? My husband, Rick, and I refer to them as “the girls.” People think we’re talking about our daughters until we remember to mention “the girls” are our dogs. There have been some funny misunderstandings, as in “the girls will be OK if we don’t let them out until tonight.”

This one may take a little consideration: What politician, past or present, does Tas most remind you of, and why? Lyndon Johnson – because she always has an agenda.

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And the same question for Tika? Sonny Bono – pretty much bouncing through life.

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Ryan Griffith, Offensive Lineman, CSU Rams How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I grew up with animals and have had all different types. My love started when I was old enough that I was able to take care of them and play with them without my parents around. So about 4 or 5. What was the name of your first pet? And what type of pet was that? My first pet that was only mine was a Rosy Boa (snake) named Rosy. What are Abby’s favorite activities? Abby loves playing fetch and going on car rides. What are Abby’s treats? Pizza crust.

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What are Abby’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? She can be mischievous when no one’s around. She loves to cuddle and be with me at all times. What’s the single worst deed that Abby has ever committed? The worst thing she has ever done is steal one of my roommate’s steaks off the counter. American comedian Robert Benchley 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 dog? That if you look cute you can get away with a lot more. No – but I have learned that loyalty and love can go a long way.

Where is your favorite place in Northern Colorado to take Abby? There is a dog park at the top of Horsetooth Road that is big and has a lake where the dogs can swim around. Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans. In their athletic abilities – in the way they can move, jump, and get around. This one may take a little consideration: If you had to pick a single athlete (past or present) who Abby most reminds you of, who would it be and why? Tom Brady, because (Abby) was a hidden gem. (Brady) came out of college as a nobody and the Patriots took a shot on

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Here: Sawyer atop El Diente Peak. Below: The cover of “Climbing Colorado’s 14ers with Sawyer,” which chronicles all of Sawyer’s 14er climbs with his owner, Josh Aho.

Meet Sawyer: Greeley’s 14er-bagging dog Book excerpts from “Climbing Colorado’s 14ers with Sawyer,” by Josh Aho; Article intro by Ed Lammon Our vote for “the most Colorado dog in Colorado” is in, and he’s a Golden Retriever named Sawyer. Just why is Sawyer so “Colorado”? Well, he resides in Greeley, but that’s not what really sets him apart from the pack. As his owner, Josh Aho, describes it, “I was always getting glimpses that he was different from other dogs.” We couldn’t agree more. Alongside his climbing companion Josh, Sawyer has summited 57 of the 61 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. (While most consider Colorado to have between 51 and 58 14ers, Josh’s definition is more inclusive. We, who start breathing heavily at the mere thought of climbing a 14er, are hesitant to argue.) Of the four remaining summits, Josh and Sawyer were within 25 feet of Mount Wilson’s peak, within 50 feet of Snowmass’ peak, and reached Little Bear’s south summit. Sawyer is soon to be the main character in Josh’s book about their 14ers quest, “Climbing Colorado’s 14ers with Sawyer.” Josh has provided Paw Pages with a collection of some of his favorite excerpts from the book. Read on to learn more about Josh, his amazing dog, Sawyer (“Soy”), and their quest to climb all of Colorado’s 14ers.

Mount Elbert, Sawatch Range We climbed Mount Elbert via the Mount Elbert Trail. Mount Elbert was our first fourteener. Looking back, I was totally unprepared to climb with a dog. Soy had no shoes or paw protection. Making matters worse, he was on a leash with a choke chain. His climbing speed, being much quicker than mine, left me choking him constantly. I quickly realized voice control was the leash to use. For hydration, I had no bladder system, just bottled water. Sawyer’s bowl was not collapsible, but

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Here: Josh and Sawyer are seen with the Mount of the Holy Cross in the background. Below: Sawyer cuts loose with Torreys Peak in the background.

hard plastic. Getting water for both of us meant stopping, removing my pack, and filling his plastic bowl. About a hundred feet from the top, Soy looked back as if to say, “Dad, would it be okay if I went ahead and waited for you at the top?” I said, “Go ahead, Soy, I’ll meet you up there.” When I reached the summit, he was introducing himself to the other climbers and greeting those still arriving. Mount Bierstadt, Front Range Three times we climbed Mount Bierstadt via the trailhead at Guanella Pass. One of those times was in conjunction with Mount Evans. Our first trip up Bierstadt was a memorable one. The Sawtooth, one of Sawyer’s first Class-3 climbs, was our immediate obstacle after an easy Bierstadt summit. Soy, who typically preferred to lead, was now following. With every step I took, he watched my feet and then replicated the pattern for himself. This was much slower than our later Class-3/4 climbs where he dominated me, the mountain, and everyone else. The Sawtooth showed me that he was capable of controlling fear and able to follow orders. On our second Bierstadt climb, a man commented that he was amazed Sawyer didn’t run away. I asked the man, “Where would he run?” His response was, “My two dogs would run into the wilderness and become wolves!”

Bross summit may have been the largest of any fourteener and possibly bigger than the summit of Longs Peak. At any rate, it was a huge summit and not particularly the best one for viewing the surrounding area. The most interesting part of the climb is seeing old mines and the roads leading to them. Sawyer’s memories of Mount Bross are certainly better than mine. At the summit, we decided to rest and break for lunch. Sawyer, however, had already consumed all of his food on the ascent. Since I didn’t have any dog food or bones left, I gave him some of my food. His lunch consisted of numerous treats, including the pinch of summer sausage he persuaded me to hand over. This summit was one I’m sure he loved!

Mount Bross, Mosquito Range We climbed Mount Bross several times from Kite Lake. Climbing, or should I say hiking, Mount Bross is fairly easy and highly boring. I thought the Mount

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Sawyer sits on a ledge a few hundred feet below the summit of Uncompahgre Peak during his and Josh’s descent.

knew it, we did it! We summited! Of all things, a dead mountain goat lie right on the summit. Had it been struck by lightning? I couldn’t believe it. Even Soy seemed baffled! Climbers traversing from Maroon Peak said, “The only thing weirder than seeing a dead mountain goat up here is seeing a live Golden Retriever!”

Little Bear Peak, Sangre de Cristo Range We climbed South Little Bear Peak via Hakan Bergstrand’s route on the southwest ridge. This day was painful, brutal, and heartbreaking. Regardless, it was very memorable. Little Bear was a summit we never quite reached. The south summit, only two-tenths of a mile away, is only fifteen feet shorter than the actual summit. Hakan described his route as “Little Bear the Easy Way.” This route was everything but easy. We spent hours hacking through trees while gaining and losing elevation throughout the entire day. We spent 20 consecutive hours climbing. We reached South Little Bear at 1 p.m. The nightmare only worsened on our return trip. A hard hail storm bruised my arms and we ran out of water while reclimbing the west ridge. Ending the day with a bang, a chipmunk had crawled into the ventilation system of my truck and died in there on our 5-hour drive home. Damn!

Wetterhorn Peak, San Juan Mountains We climbed Wetterhorn Peak via the Matterhorn Creek Trailhead. The story starts about 30 feet from the top. A grumpy old man, standing on the summit and looking over the edge, saw us coming up. With Soy leading and only a few feet from the top, the man yelled down to me, “Don’t blame me if your dog falls off the mountain and dies!” I yelled back to the man, “He will be fine.” He then ripped me a new one for bringing Sawyer, saying it was too dangerous. Having just reached the summit and not yet catching my breath, the grumpy old man continued his harsh comments. I could feel myself getting angrier, so I stopped and calmly asked him how many fourteeners he’d climbed. He proudly proclaimed he’d done 25 of them. I then said, “Well, he’s done 46 of them, so if you have any questions feel free to ask him.” Climbers on the summit laughed and the guy finally shut up.

North Maroon Peak, Elk Mountains We climbed North Maroon Peak via the northeast ridge route. I had heard the stories of the deadly Maroon Bells, but I also had faith we could make it. (Sawyer) had physical gifts, but his mind is what made him special. He had supreme confidence. Not so slowly, but surely, we made our way up. Before I

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Pets and their People

The pet

Sawyer, Golden Retriever, born 6/9/00

The owner

Josh Aho, Graphic Designer, The Greeley Tribune What’s the inspiration behind Sawyer’s name? When I was about 12 years old, I saw a show on Nickelodeon where two families and their dogs would compete against each other for prizes. On one particular episode, a family had a Golden Retriever named Sawyer. I was amazed how smart the dog was and his name always stuck with me.

and then his pal Winston a few years later. What types of dogs were Winston and Gutherie? Gutherie was the name of our Cocker Spaniel. Winston was also a Cocker.

Do you also have nicknames for Sawyer? If so, what are they? Sawyer has many nicknames – Soy, Inky and “T” are the main ones, though.

When did you first discover that Sawyer is such a gifted climber/hiker? I was always getting glimpses that he was different from other dogs. As a puppy, he wasn’t afraid of ledges and cliffs. In fact, he enjoyed looking over them. The more we climbed, I was able to see that other dogs, even more athletic ones, got scared on the mountain and stopped.

How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I have always loved animals, especially dogs. Even when I was a very tiny kid. When I was about 11 years old, we got our first dog named Gutherie,

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Soy always pushed on as if nothing really fazed him. He respected heights but never really feared them. How did the idea behind the 14ers quest come about? About two weeks after I got Sawyer, it was my 24th birthday. I was given a book called “Fourteeners Grand Slam” by Roger Edrinn. The book was a coffee table style that had many photos of the 14ers. What caught my attention was his dog, Diente, had supposedly climbed all of them with him in the 80s. Not only that, Diente was the only dog to do this. Edrinn only had four or five photos of his dog in the entire book. The rest was just picture after picture of Colorado’s 14ers. Regardless, I thought it would be fun to try the same. What are Sawyer’s favorite activities? Obviously he loves hiking and climbing. He also likes to swim. He enjoys playing with my parents’ dogs when I visit them. What are Sawyer’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? Soy will hide in the bathtub if he thinks people are arguing. He also will paw at you for constant attention and pets. He loves carrying his stuffed animal toys around the house and constantly is arguing with me about taking them outside. What is Sawyer’s single worst deed ever? Maybe four years ago I was working a lot of hours. Soy was upset I was neglecting him and ate two pounds of defrosting ground beef from my kitchen countertop. What are Sawyer’s favorite treats? During our hiking and climbing trips, I give him MilkBones. On our drive home, we either stop for Subway or we will go to the Dairy Queen Grill restaurants that have

burger meals with fries and onion rings. He loves the Dairy Queen ice cream also. American comedian Robert Benchley 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 you’ve learned from your pets? Sawyer has taught me many things. Life is fast. Go for your dreams. Love people and make friends. Forgive and forget. Don’t be scared to try something no one believes you can do. Failure is okay. Lastly, the summits are celebrated for only moments, but the journeys are cherished forever. Where is your favorite place in Northern Colorado to take Sawyer for a hike? Probably St. Vrain Mountain is the best. We’ve climbed many

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peaks in Northern Colorado, but St. Vrain is always our training peak for the 14ers. We’ve climbed it every spring. Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans. Not only are they more loyal, they aren’t afraid to be real. This one may take a little consideration. If you could pick any fictional character, historical figure, celebrity – or even a song, movie, or work of art, for that matter – that epitomizes Sawyer, what would it be? And why? Sawyer reminds me of the story of Hidalgo. People many times bet against him before our climbs. Some were very vocal, saying it would be “too hard” or “impossible” for Soy to climb certain peaks. Maybe those people were right, but God helped us overcome the odds so we could achieve the “impossible.”


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Sawyer update: A return from retirement Interview intro by Ed Lammon When we first met Josh and Sawyer in April ‘09, Josh was on the verge of retiring Sawyer from their 14ers quest. His concerns for Sawyer’s health and well-being took clear priority over any desires to finish the 14ers pursuit they’d so nearly completed. As Josh put it in an emotional e-mail to friends and family: “... Soy is fine and I believe he will still live a good life for quite a while, but his body is showing signs that age finally has caught up with him. Last summer, he injured his scapula on our week-long trip in Chicago Basin. He has since recovered, but it has only recently become noticeable that he’s not the same. This past weekend, I took him on longer walks to test his body, and it was clear afterward that things are different. Even after seven months of rest, he simply can’t recover the way he used to. Right now, I would say it’s probably God’s way and Soy’s way of letting me know our journey is complete. ...” But since then, through rehab work and lots of prayers, Sawyer has made a comeback and is climbing again. Just before our September press date, we had a chance to interview Josh about Sawyer’s health and the current status of their 14ers quest. Josh’s answers to our interview questions follow:

Top: Josh and Sawyer at their high camp in Chicago Basin, late July 2009. Above: Sawyer is seen on the Sunlight Peak summit plateau, with the two Mount Eolus summits in the background. 7½ months. Improvement for him during that time was minimal at best. His bruised scapula stemmed from our long trip into Chicago Basin in late July 2008. At the age of 8, it was too many miles in too short a time for him. He literally went from climbing 14ers one day to having a difficult time walking around in the neighborhood. At times, he didn’t even want to walk around the house. It was as if he aged 7 or 8 human years overnight. When I retired him, I could see that his body wasn’t recovering, as our simple around-the-block walks together wiped him out for the entire day. I knew then our journey was done, as I was totally unwilling to continue our quest. Doing so would have been absolutely selfish and completely inhumane. Soy is my best friend, and his well-being comes first in decisions on and off the mountain. We had to risk our lives enough when we were healthy. Having an unhealthy Soy meant it

Paw Pages: When we first met you and Sawyer, you were very concerned for Sawyer’s health and were considering “retirement” from your 14ers quest. What caused your concerns? And what turned things around? A few days after we all met about this story, I did retire him. At the time, Sawyer had been injured about

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Sawyer spies a pair of mountain goats from his lookout in the tent at Chicago Basin high camp, July ‘09. was time to stop. My reasons for climbing the 14ers weren’t about me. They were about him. Many people, especially fellow climbers, have never really understood that.

back on the mountain, I had to restrain him because he was so excited. In his mind, he’s still the 2-year-old dog that can climb the mountain three times to my one. Now things are different. We are connected on all hikes and climbs by a 12-foot piece of rope leading from my climbing harness to his. This limits his speed and miles as well as prevents re-injury in his shoulder. In many ways, our current climbing condition represents our bond. We are linked together and responsible for each other with each step.

What types of rehab work were you doing with Sawyer, and how often? How long did it take before you started noticing results? And at what point did you begin to feel comfortable with Soy climbing again? We started swimming together in Lake Loveland roughly three days a week for at least an hour each time. Some weeks, we logged more than four hours in the water. Basically, it was a way to be active without causing further injury. I would throw Soy’s squeaky toy out in the water as far as I could, and we would race each other to get it. I never once beat him to it. After two weeks, I could see a significant improvement in the way he was walking. Within six weeks, we were hiking again. Within two or so months, he was essentially healed. At the threemonth mark, we returned to Chicago Basin and reached the summit of Sunlight Peak. We took our time and Soy never displayed any pain or discomfort.

Any ideas yet on a release date for the book? (Or a target in mind?) My book is a work in progress, and a project that has taken my entire adult life. The journey has been nine years so far, but I hope to release this book within the next 18 to 24 months. People will get a real look at my life, the heartache I’ve experienced, and the difficulties Sawyer and I faced together on and off the mountain. I believe people will begin to understand the bond Soy and I now share. Readers will see why I call him my best friend. Taking Sawyer out of retirement extends the book project, as we are still creating our story. ... I would like to give this quest one more shot next year if Soy is still healthy and able to climb. I hope and believe God will give us this chance.

What climbs have you and Sawyer attempted since? And which ones did you summit? We climbed Lily Mountain, Crosier Mountain, North Star Mountain, and one unnamed peak near Breckenridge. The only 14er we attempted this summer was Sunlight Peak, as I wanted to be extra cautious regarding Soy’s age and previous injury.

As of press time, Josh and Sawyer had their sights set on the last of the 14ers that they’d yet to attempt – Capitol Peak. The pair had been waiting for the right weather to make the climb and were optimistic that the coming weekend would allow for a shot at the peak. We at the Paw Pages wish them both the best of luck in their quest. And we hope to have more good news to report in future issues!

How did Sawyer take to climbing again? (Did he seem excited to be “back in the saddle”?) In my opinion, dogs that climb are not made, they are born. Sawyer was born a climber. As soon as we got

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And the winner is ...

3rd place: Biggie Smalls

Photos courtesy of contestants

Grand prize winner: Toby

2nd place: Auggie

Above: The contest-winning photos. Below, top photo: Paw Pages Editor-in-Chief Ed Lammon, right, presents contest winners Toby and owner David Seufer with their prize package. Below, bottom photo: Paw Pages Director of Business Development Jeff Reichert, right, holding second-prize winner Auggie, presents Auggie’s owner, Theresa Tonozzi, with the pair’s prize package.

participated in this year’s contest. We hope to see you back again next year!

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We at the Paw Pages would like to thank all of you – our readers, contest entrants and voters, contest sponsors, and, of course, all of the furry (and even feathered) photo subjects – who helped make the inaugural “NoCo’s Cutest Critter Contest” an overwhelming success! Please take a moment to meet our grand-prize winners – Fort Collins Dachshund Toby and his owners, David Seufer and Kathleen McGuire. The winning photo is pictured at right, and depicts Toby after an exhausting day of playing in the park. As David described the shot in his contest entry: “The story goes as such ... We went to the park for a while with a group of other dogs. This is the aftermath ... Toby asleep in the middle of the floor!” Congratulations to Toby, David, and Kathleen! They claimed our top prize, which included: n $400 cash n a “Pets and their People” photo session with Heidi Muller Photography and a subsequent photo feature in the Paw Pages (see opposite page) n a Mountainsmith K-9 Cube n a Bones Du Jour “Bone of the Month Club” one-year membership n a grooming at Animal House Rescue & Grooming. Congratulations are also in order for our second- and third-prize winners: n “Auggie the Doggie” and owner Theresa Tonozzi n “Biggie Smalls” and owner Brittany Perich. Many thanks to all of you who

The Paw Pages’ “NoCo’s Cutest Critter Contest” #s at a glance: - Contest duration: Aug. 12 - Sept. 10, 2009 - 170 total entries - 1,627 total votes - 22,232 total page views

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Pets and their People The pet (& the first NoCo’s Cutest Critter contest winner!) Toby, Dachshund, born 9/15/09

The owners

David Seufer, Fort Collins resident, Investment Advisor Representative Kathleen McGuire, University of Denver Student (pursuing Master of Finance degree)

backyard, belly rubs, chewing a good bone or toy, ripping apart any toy that can be ripped apart, belly rubs … I think that pretty much sums it up.

Editor’s note: All of the questions below have been answered by David.

What’s the single worst deed that Toby has ever committed? Mistaking my bed for a big patch of grass and doing his business.

What’s the inspiration behind Toby’s name? The inspiration came from the popular NBC TV show “The Office.” He is named after the character Toby Flenderson. Mr. Flenderson is a red-headed HR employee who is always “down in the dumps” and always has sad, puppy-dog eyes. He always looks like he needs a big hug, just like Toby (the dog) did the day I met him.

American comedian Robert Benchley 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 dog? I have learned to not take everything so seriously. Toby is always having so much fun and showing so much love. As long as Toby and I have food, shelter, and a squeaky toy, we are golden.

Do you also have nicknames for Toby? And if so, what are they? Nicknames? Are you kidding? Toby has tons of nicknames … Tobers, Toberson, Bobers, Boberson, Toby-Monster.

Name one way that you think pets are superior to humans. Pets will always love you no matter what. They love you when you are in a bad mood, super tired, or even if you take away their favorite toy. It’s great to have that in my life.

What are Toby’s favorite activities? Belly rubs, burrowing under blankets, playing with other dogs, belly rubs, sleeping, guarding the house/

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The pet

Apollo, Great Dane, born 12/14/06

The owner

Ryan Lutz, Safety, UNC Bears What is the inspiration behind Apollo’s name? A couple of reasons – when we were searching for a dog, we saw on a Web site ... that Great Danes are the “Apollo” of dogs, and we thought that it sounded appropriate. Secondly, we came up with Apollo Creed from the movie Rocky. Do you also have nicknames for Apollo? And if so, what are they? Buddy Guy, Paul, Pallos, Polly, and sometimes my girlfriend calls him Polly Pocket (so manly). Have you always been a fan of big dogs? Why do you prefer them to smaller dogs? Yes, I have always been a fan of big dogs. I feel like big dogs have more character and personality. Also, you can play a little rougher with a big dog than you could with a small dog. Plus, it is a bonus not having to bend down to pet him! Has Apollo’s size ever caused you any particular problems as a pet owner? And if so, could you provide any examples? The problem with Apollo’s size is that he is unaware of how big he is. The most memorable time that I can remember Apollo’s size getting in the way was when Apollo was running with the volleyball team, and he knocked over my friend Bre but he had just bumped into her. What are Apollo’s favorite activities? His number one favorite activity is what we call “stinky blankey.” Apollo has a blanket that he drags around the house and chews on. We have to wash it every other day so it doesn’t get too smelly. Apollo’s second favorite activity is to chew on tree branches and

logs. He will find the biggest branch or tree and lay in the yard and chew on it for hours … One time we found him with a 2x4! What’s the single worst deed that Apollo has ever committed? Although every puppy chews, when Apollo was a puppy, he would pick out the most important or expensive item he could and then demolish it. One specific time he found my BlackBerry that I had just gotten and cracked the screen and broke the cover. Keep in mind I had no warranty! This one may take a little consideration: If you had to pick a single athlete (past or present) who Apollo most reminds you of, who would it be and why?

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This is tough, but for comical relief, I would best compare Apollo to George Foreman. They both are large in size, hit hard, and have a deep interest for what your food tastes like!


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The pet

Mollie, Mixed breed, born early 2008

The owners

Lauren Salazar, Sensory Specialist, New Belgium Brewing Eric Salazar, Brewer, New Belgium Brewing Editor’s note: All of the questions below have been answered by Lauren. What’s your best guess at Mollie’s breed? Well, we think we might have cracked the code. Australian Kelpie (sheep dog) and something else – maybe even just another shepherd/cattle dog/border collieesque dog. We think the description is right on the money: Kelpies are loyal, friendly, intelligent, energetic dogs that require a challenging job to be satisfactory companions. They need to be stimulated, as idle and bored dogs become frustrated, noisy, and destructive. (Uh, yeah, that’s pretty much it.) With personalized love and attention, they can be very placid and faithful, although they do need space to run. What’s the inspiration behind Mollie’s name? She came with it and we just could not bear to confuse her. She had a rough start to her life. She needed love and consistency. Do you also have nicknames for Mollie? And if so, what are they? Her everyday nickname is TaMollie. But she also goes by MolE-Coyote (Genius Hardheadius), Butros Butros Mhali, and My Little Friend (because she recently acquired a big scar right under her eye – Scarface: “Say hello to my little friend”). What are Mollie’s favorite activities? Frisbee, swimming in the river, Frisbee, running full speed

without looking where she is going (hence the scar), free Walrus ice cream scoop downtown walks, and, um, Frisbee. What are Mollie’s most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? Begging for Frisbee. Looking super cute when she is begging. She’s a cuddler. What’s the single worst deed that Mollie has ever committed? $350 in Chacos (and counting) and destruction of an Afghan rug. Does Mollie dig beer? (Sorry – I had to ask.) She is not 21 yet. We’ll keep you posted.

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Pets and their People Photos by Mark Bolles, www.propetpix.com

The (working) pet

Cyrus, K-9 officer, Belgian Malinois, born 9/04

The handler

Officer Rick Mainwal, Fort Collins Police Dept. K-9 Unit What is the inspiration behind Cyrus’ name? Funny you should ask. My daughter, Alexa (then 10), and I weren’t thrilled about being apart for five weeks. So to give her something to work on, I told her she could name him. K-9 Officer Rob Knab knew my daughter’s interests and threw the name out there. Well, if you know lil’ girls’ interests, then you know the name origin. She was thrilled to name him and it’s a cool name, so I suppose you could say it’s the “best of both worlds.” Do some police dogs specialize in certain areas of law enforcement, while other police dogs have different areas of specialization? What is Cyrus’ specialty? Absolutely! There are patrol dogs, narcotic-detection dogs, arson dogs, cadaver dogs, explosive-detection dogs, wildgame dogs, fruit-detection dogs, counterfeit-currency-detection dogs. Actually, the list is quite long. ... Cyrus is a dual-purpose K-9. He is trained for patrol work and narcotic detection. Where does Cyrus live? (Does he go home with you or live at the station?) Cyrus goes home with me. All police dogs owned by the city live at home with their handlers. Are you a pet owner? If so, for how long? And when did your love for animals begin? I have owned and loved pets since I can remember. I have very understanding and patient parents. I have had everything from rats, dogs, over 50 large parrots, snakes, lizards, chipmunks, chickens, a monkey, and many other critters. ...

I currently have a Hyacinth Macaw, homing pigeons, Sugar Gliders, a tortoise, dogs, goats, and a cat (thanks to Alexa). Name one way you think K-9 partners are superior to human partners. Why? Just one? There is a plethora of ways. They do what they are told and their awareness and instincts are far superior to humans. Plus, they are more fun to play fetch with. This one may take a little consideration: If you had to pick a single law-enforcement personality (past or present) who Cyrus most reminds you of, who would it be and why? I know, you were expecting a

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Dirty Harry- or Marshall Cahilltype response, but I would have to go with the Keystone Cops. He’s just a nut job.


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benefits and risks of complementary medicine for large and small animals, including the use of acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and herbal care. In addition, these complementary medicine services are available to clients. The hospital is also known for making advancements in pain-management research and in setting the standard of care for helping reduce pain in animals. The equine hospital at the VTH is a state-of-the-art facility that provides services ranging from preventive care to complicated surgical procedures and neonatal emergency care. Expert veterinarians can perform state-of-the-art gastroscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, laser surgery, and fracture repair. The equine veterinarians provide emergency and critical care service and specialize in difficult birthing, sick foals, exercise intolerance, neurologic problems, geriatrics, diarrhea, chronic abdominal pain, lameness, and surgery. An isolation facility is available for horses with potentially contagious diseases. The hospital has the world’s largest Animal Cancer Center, which treats cancer in large, small, and exotic animals. The center’s research is on the cutting edge to helping cure, prevent, and treat cancer in both animals and humans. Many discoveries directly benefit humans and a number of clinical trials available to pet owners through the center are overseen by the Children’s Oncology Group. The university provides radiation therapy, including through a Varian Trilogy linear accelerator, the first of its kind in a veterinary teaching hospital in the world. The Argus Institute is unique to CSU. It offers pet hospice care to local clients. The hospice services are available due to the volunteer efforts of CSU veterinary students, who run the service. The institute offers a professional support staff to assist with difficult decisions and grief counseling. The hospital’s veterinary pharmacy offers prescription services from licensed pharmacists and full lines of dietic pet foods and over-the-counter medicines. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, and evening hours are available for some services. In addition, an internal medicine specialist is available for consultation at all times for pets that come through the university’s emergency services.

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Pets and their People

The pet

Norman, Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix, 6-8 yrs. (estimate)

The owner

Alex Hannum, Reporter/Producer at CBS Northern Colorado 5 What is the inspiration behind Norman’s name? The humane society named Norman. Since it really fits his personality we just kept it. We love his name! Do you also have nicknames for Norman? And if so, what are they? Yes, Norm and Normie.

What’s the single worst deed Norman has ever committed? We were moving out of our apartment and threw out an old turkey breast. We then went to dinner. While we were gone, Norman pulled the entire turkey breast out of the trash and started eating it. He must have gotten full, so he buried the rest of it in a blanket. We found it later that night. Norman was very lethargic for several days after … apparently the tryptophan got him!

How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? Both my wife and I have been pet owners since we were kids. I mostly had hamsters and fish. Sara owned cats. Norman is our first dog, and we’ve become true dog lovers – especially of the smaller breeds! What are Norman’s most endearing habits? Norman’s most endearing habit is his ability to “know” that something is wrong or that you’ve had a bad day. He loves to snuggle or give you kisses to try and cheer you up. It usually works!

Name one way you think pets are superior to humans. They don’t judge people. They love you unconditionally.

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The pet

Titus Andronicus, Miniature Bull Terrier, born 7/29/99

The owner

Cindy Reich, Host of KRFC’s “Critter Patter” What is the inspiration behind Titus’ name? Well, this is a bit gruesome. His dam had two puppies and killed one. The breeder put the dam down, as she wouldn’t have a dog in her breeding program that killed pups. Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays. Titus Andronicus was a Roman general who served the sons of an enemy to him unknowingly in a pie. I would guess this is why the breeder named him as such. Do you also have nicknames for Titus? And if so, what are they? Bubble Butt, Bubbula, Little Man. How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? I have always had pets. I was fortunate to have a mother that loved animals, too. I grew up on a horse breeding farm in Boulder and was also in 4-H for 10 years. I had cattle and sheep, as well. Growing up, we had a variety of dogs, cats, gerbils, rabbits, the odd chinchilla, lots of snakes, birds, lizards. The only thing my mom ever said no to was pigs. What are Titus’ favorite activities? He loves to shovel a big ball around the yard with his nose. He loves his “wubbie” toy to be thrown and then brought back. He likes tug of war. His favorite thing is to bring his food bowl after he has eaten and trade it for a treat. What are Titus’ most annoying habits? Most endearing habits? He always beats me to the recliner chair in the evening! He can destroy any soft toy in under 30 seconds. I should rent him to dog-toy

manufacturers as a qualitycontrol tester. He tears out all the fluff and tosses it aside. Once he’s “killed” it, he loses interest. He is a terrier, after

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Photos by Mark Bolles, www.propetpix.com

Pets and their People

The pet

Lily, Arabian mare, born 7/93

The owner

Susan Moore, Weekday Morning News Reporter, K99 Radio How long have you been caring for Lily? And how did you come to be her owner? Lily was my Christmas gift in 2000. She was a brood mare, but, according to her previous owner, she wasn’t pretty enough to breed. She had no training to carry a rider, and her future didn’t look too rosy at the time. Are all of your horses rescue horses? How many do you have? And what first spurred your decision to start taking in rescue horses? Yes, all the horses were found in “unfortunate situations.” There are four horses in my barn now, and I have two others leased out to families. I’ve placed one or two horses per year. Lily started it all when she rescued me from a nice life to one that is almost magical. It just feels good to bring home a slaughter-bound horse, get it healthy and trained, and place it with a new family!

“anything with a heartbeat” in preschool. A horse was a tough sell, but they did get me a grand old mare when I was about 10. Where is your favorite place in Northern Colorado to take Lily? Lory Park is a great venue for horseback riding, and on hot summer days, we go into Horsetooth to swim. This one may take a little consideration: If you had to pick a single radio or news personality (past or present) whom Lily most reminds you of, who would it be and why? Oh, without a doubt, Diane Sawyer ... intelligent, charming, beautiful.

How long have you been a pet owner? And when did your love for animals begin? (Additionally, when did your love for horses in particular begin?) My parents say I started bringing home

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Pet products we like ... The DoggyTote

by CycleTote (www.cycletote.com)

The K-9 Cube by Mountainsmith

(www.mountainsmith.com) Call it your canine’s camping kit. The K-9 Cube, made by Colorado-based company Mountainsmith, includes a PEVA-lined food container (that held enough grub for a four-day weekend for our resident tester, Made in Colorado Yellow Lab Bryce), a zipdown food tray complete with water and food bowls, a top pocket and dispenser for easy access to pooh bags, and even a soft-sided flying disc in its own back pocket. All of these elements, along with a 1-gallon water jug, fit nicely into an easily organized interior compartment. MSRP $50.

Not only would you be supporting the local economy by buying CycleTote’s DoggyTote bike trailer (the company is located right here in Fort Collins!), you’d also be picking up one of the safest and best-performing bicycle trailers on the market. All of CycleTote’s bike trailers, including the pooch-specific DoggyTote, boast a number of advantages over their competition. First, with frames constructed of tig-welded aluminum, CycleTote’s trailers provide

Made in Colorado stronger crash and roll protection than most commercially available trailers. With their center-pull hitches that attach to your bike’s seat post rather than your rear axle or the side of your bike frame, Cycle-

Totes trail in-line behind your bike, eliminating lateral oscillation. Full-sized, quickrelease bicycle wheels offer a smoother ride and reduce rolling resistance. And lastly, with a center of gravity sitting well below the wheel a x l e , C y c l e To t e trailers provide superior cornering stability.

The Flophouse Foam Pad by Ruff Wear (www.ruffwear.com)

We all need a comfy place to rest after a long day on the trails, in the waters, or generally out and about. To this end, Ruff Wear’s supportive Flophouse Foam Pad combines your pup’s needed on-the-go comfort with easy portability and resistance to the elements. The pad’s top filter foam layer is non-absorbent, allowing moisture to drain out, while its base foam layer is dense and waterproof. And, built to last, the machine-washable pad is designed not to pack down or flatten over time. MSRP ranges from $59.95 for the small size to $99.95 for the large size.

More cool stuff ... n Another homegrown NoCo product, the Hoppy Dawg Tag is the perfect way for you – and your furry friend – to profess your beer brand loyalty. This customiz-

able bottle cap I.D. tag is designed to let you keep your pet’s identification info tucked inside your favorite bottle cap and eliminates tag jingle. Each tag is hand assembled in Fort Collins under the strict supervision of the mighty Milo. (www.hoppydawg.com) n While it can be a challenge

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to be especially unique in the leash and collar business, Lupine Collars and Leads backs its products in a remarkable way. Should anything ever happen to accidentally damage your Lupine product – including chewing mistakes – the company will replace the item. (www.lupinepet.com)


ANIMALS PEOPLE COMMUNITY

EDUCATE CARE PROTECT

Celebrating 40 years of compassionate service to our community! v Adoptable Animals v Animal Protection & Control v Community Outreach v Foster Care v Humane Education v Lost and Found v Pet Licensing v Volunteering v Wildlife Rehabilitation

Join us as we continue our mission to promote and provide the responsible care and treatment of animals. For more info, call 970-226-3647 or visit www.larimerhumane.org 6317 KYLE AVENUE, FORT COLLINS, 970-226-3647, WWW.LARIMERHUMANE.ORG HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 11 A.M.-7 P.M. AND SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. AN INDEPENDENT, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION


All photos by Hilary Lammon, Paw Pages

The Larimer Humane Society’s 19th Annual Fire Hydrant 5 brought out more than 450 runners, walkers, volunteers, pet fair vendors, and 200 tail-wagging canines this year. The event featured a 5K race, 3K walk/fun run, and pet fair and raised more than $29,000 for the Larimer Humane Society and its work to help domestic, exotic, barnyard, and wild animals in Northern Colorado.

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Itchy pet? Come talk to Northern Colorado’s pet-nutrition experts. We know what works! At Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, we’re: n Locally owned n Knowledgeable n Open 7 days a week We know our brands and carry them out for you. We feature:

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Wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the 2009 edition of the Fast & the Furriest 5K/1K Run/Walk on the Oval at CSU. The event, which featured road races, a doggie/runner expo, prize giveaways, and even live music from vet-student band Bog Spavin, raised $8,500 for the CSU Veterinary Medical Center’s Companion Care Fund.

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Once again, the pups took over the pool as the City of Fort Collins held its 6th Annual Pooch Plunge at City Park Pool Aug. 16-17. Over the course of the two days, around 800 dogs and 1,600 people attended the event, which marks the closing of City Park Pool at the end of each summer. Don’t miss your chance to get Fido in on the fun next year! Tune into www.coloradopawpages.com (no hyphen) for the 2010 event date.


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A one-day dog expo at Loveland’s Promenade Shops at Centerra (which features a number of pet-friendly retailers), the fourth annual Paws on the Promenade featured a costume con-

test and dog-trick contest. Other activities at the May 30 event included agility demonstrations, K-9 demonstrations, as well as a silent auction for custom-built dog houses. All photos by Hilary Lammon, Paw Pages


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DIRECTORY LISTINGS TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACUPUNCTURE................................................52 AGILITY TRAINING...................................................52 AIR DUCT CLEANING................................................52 AIR FILTRATION..........................................................52 ALL-NATURAL/HOLISTIC PRODUCTS......................52 ANIMAL COMMUNICATION...................................52 ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION..............................53 ANIMAL HOSPITALS...................................................53 ANIMAL PORTRAITS.................................................53 ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION........53 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.....................................54 BIRD FEEDING - WILD BIRDS..................................54 BOARDING/KENNELS.................................54 BOUTIQUES..............................................54 BUSINESS NETWORK.................................................55 CANINE REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES.................55 CARPET CLEANING....................................................55 CAT BOARDING............................................................55 CAT FOOD......................................................................55 CEMETERIES..........................................55 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS......................................55 COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE.....55 COMPLEMENTARY & ALT. MEDICINE (CAM)....56 COUPONS....................................................56 CREMATION SERVICES/BURIAL SUPPLIES......56 DENTISTRY.................................................57 DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES............................................57 DOG & CAT FENCING..................................................57 DOG BEHAVIOR...........................................................57 DOG DAY CARE.............................................................57 DOG PARKS...................................................................58 DOG PHOTOGRAPHY.................................................59 DOG TRAINING............................................................59 DOG WALKING.............................................................60 DOG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT...............................60 DOG WELLNESS/FITNESS........................................60 DRAIN CLEANING.......................................................60 E D U C AT I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 0 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES........................................61 EMERGENCY 24/7 WATER EXTRACTION...............61 EMERGENCY NEEDS..................................................61 EMERGENCY VET CARE...........................................61 EQUINE VETERINARIANS........................................61 EXOTIC ANIMAL MEDICINE....................................61 FENCING..........................................................61 FOSTER CARE.............................................................61 FRESH, ORGANIC FRUITS & VEGGIES...............61 FUNDRAISING.............................................................61 GARDEN CENTER & NURSERY..................................61 GENERAL CONSTRUCTION....................................61 GRIEF COUNSELING.................................................61 GROOMING.....................................................61 GROOMING (MOBILE)...............................................63

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HANDYMAN SERVICES............................................63 HOLISTIC SERVICES..................................................63 HOME PET CARE........................................................63 HOTELS (PET-FRIENDLY).........................................63 HUMANE SOCIETIES..................................................63 LANDSCAPE DESIGN..................................................63 LASER SURGERY.........................................................63 LODGING (PET-FRIENDLY).....................................63 LOST, FOUND, OR STOLEN PETS..........................63 MARKETING.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 MASSAGE........................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 MED. SERVICES (MICROCHIPPING, DNATESTING).63 NATURAL AREAS......................................................63 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS............................64 NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS.............................64 ODOR CONTROL.........................................................64 PAIN MANAGEMENT..................................................64 PET ACCESSORIES......................................................64 PET BAKERIES.............................................................64 PET BOUTIQUES..........................................................64 PET FOOD......................................................................64 PET-FRIENDLY SHOPPING/RETAIL.......................64 PET/HORSE CPR AND FIRST-AID CERTS...............64 PET MEMORIALS......................................................64 PET PHOTOGRAPHY.................................................64 PET PORTRAITS..........................................................64 PET SAFETY.................................................................64 PET-SITTING SERVICES............................................64 PET STAIN AND ODOR REMOVAL........................65 PET STORES.................................................................65 PET TRANSPORTATION...........................................65 PET WASTE REMOVAL..............................................65 PHYSICAL THERAPY/REHABILITATION..............65 PLUMBING & HEATING.............................................65 PRINTING SERVICES...............................................66 PUBLIC RELATIONS..................................................66 PUPPIES/KITTENS.....................................66 RADIO.................................................................66 REHABILITATION........................................66 REHABILITATION (WILDLIFE)................................66 SENIOR CITIZEN PET SERVICES..........................66 SPAY & NEUTER..........................................................66 TEACH ANIMAL EDUCATION CLASSES..............66 UPHOLSTERY CARE.................................................66 VACATION RENTALS (PET-FRIENDLY)................66 VACCINATIONS.........................................66 VEGGIE & FRUIT SHARES.....................................66 VETERINARIANS.............................................67 VETERINARY MEDICATIONS & SUPPLIES........67 VOLUNTEERING........................................................67 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES............................................67 WATER HEATERS........................................................67


ACUPUNCTURE - ANIMAL COMMUNICATION

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ACUPUNCTURE

See the results of this year’s

Animal Medical Services of the Rockies, PC Improved wellness & performance for your horse 1700 E. County Road 66, Wellington.......970-266-8025

NoCo’s Cutest Critter Contest

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

on pages 20-21. And be sure to enter your cute critter next year!

AGILITY TRAINING Come-Play-Stay! (www.comeplaystay.com) Indoor & Outdoor Year-round Classes - All Levels 3801 S. Mason St., Fort Collins............970-226-6526x6

AIR DUCT CLEANING All Natural Air Duct Care What’s in your vents? Pet Dander, Dust  Mites, Etc. allnaturalcarpetcare.com.....................970-282-9090

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AIR FILTRATION Allen Service www.allenservice.com You deserve service this good! 101 Link Lane, Fort Collins…..................970-484-4841

ALL-NATURAL/HOLISTIC PRODUCTS Canidae Pet Foods All-natural nutrition for dogs and cats www.canidae.com...............................800-398-1600 Doggie Dips & Chips (www.doggiedipsandchips.com) Please see our ad on page 40. 265C E. 29th St., Loveland…..................970-461-1109 Mammal Mama (See our ad in Puppies/Kittens) Milk Booster and Suckle Soother made with organic herbs 3101 Kintzley Court, Unit T, Laporte........970-221-4830 Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. (North) Huge selection of natural pet foods & supplements! 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…..........970-482-2741 Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. (South) Huge selection of natural pet foods & supplements! 6204 S. College Ave, Fort Collins….........970-225-1255

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION Lead With Your Heart Flower Essences, Veggie Meals, Pet First-Aid Certs, Horses … www.leadwithyourheart.net.................970-372-0543

Lead With Your Heart, LLC

n Communication n Horses n Flower essences n Veg. meals n Pet First-Aid Certs & more

www.rmrp.org 970-484-7756

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ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION - ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION

ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Save a tree! Download your free digital copy of the Paw Pages at www.coloradopawpages.com

Morris Animal Foundation www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org 10200 E. Girard Ave., Ste. B430, Denver..800-243-2345

www.larimerhorseman.org

ANIMAL HOSPITALS The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management www.downingcenter.com, See our ad on page 4 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434 Laporte Animal Clinic 3333CR54G,OverlandTr.Shoppes,Laporte..970-490-1999 Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 10 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

The easy and effective alternative to snow chains

ANIMAL PORTRAITS Heidi Muller Photography See our ad on page 3 www.heidimuller.net….........................970-282-8408

800-420-1062 www.snobootz.com

Heidi Unlimited Photography without limitations, all types of pets & their people. Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.......970-222-9540

ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION Animal Rescue Connection www.animalrescueconnection.org…...970-381-5573 Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. Grooming shop/No-kill shelter. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive, Fort Collins….970-224-DOGS(3647) Apso Rescue - Colorado ApsoRescueColorado.org...................970-663-5910 Colorado Aussie Rescue www.coloradoaussierescue.org….......303-993-8424 Colorado Pug Rescue www.copugrescue.org.....................…303-659-9689

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ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION - BOUTIQUES

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ANIMAL RESCUE, SHELTERS, & ADOPTION

BOARDING/KENNELS

Fort Collins Cat Rescue 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 1, Fort Collins…..970-484-8516

Camp Bow Wow Play all day, snooze the night away! www.campbowwow.com/fortcollins…..970-266-9247

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

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

K-9 Bed & Biscuit No-Kill Pet Rescue - Pets listed @ Petfinder.com www.K9BandB.org…...........................970-352-5330

Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital & Boarding www.gardenvalleyvet.com 32450 Highway 257, Windsor................970-674-5105

K-9 Bed & Biscuit

Adoptions n Fostering n Education

We are a NO-KILL shelter

n Fun, caring staff n Large play yards n Luxury kennels n 2-level kitty condos!

www.K9BandB.org 14253 Hwy 392, Greeley n 970-352-5330

970-674-5105 n www.gardenvalleyvet.com

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

Happy Trails Pet Spa and Resort Happy Tails at Happy Trails www.happytrailspetspa.com................970-663-7297

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

Mountain Vista Dog Daycare and Boarding We’re right on the way to DIA! 12680 WCR 28, Platteville…..................970-785-2134

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

Northern Colorado Pet Resort Where Pets Go For Vacation 7837 6th Street, Wellington…................970-568-7387

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Progressive School for Dogs, LLC Come, stay & play. Please our ad on page 22 www.progressiveschoolfordogs.com...970-686-6782

Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training HAPPY DOGS = HAPPY FAMILIES. See our ad below 305 W. Magnolia #378, Fort Collins...877-500-BARK(2275)

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

Doggie Daycare & Boarding n Personalized, Budget-Minded

Pet Boarding

n Large Play Yards

(& No-Charge Socialization!) n Owners Live Onsite n Open 7 Days/Week!

4837 N. Hwy. 1, Fort Collins CALL FOR HOURS

970-493-5970

Good Dogs Forever www.gooddogsforever.com.................970-461-9247

BIRD FEEDING - WILD BIRDS

BOUTIQUES

Wild Birds Unlimited (www.wbu.com/fortcollins) Finest in Bird Feeding Supplies & Nature Gifts 3636 S. College Ave., Fort Collins…....…970-225-2557

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 41) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.............970-482-9249

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BUSINESS NETWORK - COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE

BUSINESS NETWORK

Prevent injury, promote agility with dog stretches

Be Local Northern Colorado Supporting local-unique independent businesses www.BeLocalNC.org...........................970-232-9920

By Sasha Foster, MSPT

CANINE REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES

We can help our dogs remain injury-free and agile by including a gentle stretching routine in their wellness programs. Stretching lengthens tight muscle tissues by returning them to a natural, healthy state. In younger dogs, this can help prevent overuse injuries and improve muscle performance. In older dogs, it can relax tight muscles protecting arthritic joints and make movement more supple and pain-free. There are five steps to safe and effective stretches. 1) Warm-up: Stretching after exercise ensures the muscle tissues are warm so the elastic muscle fibers can lengthen safely. It also lubricates the joints by decreasing the viscosity of the synovial fluid within the joint. 2) Relax: Relaxing prior to stretching increases stretch efficacy. A quiet, side-lying position helps the dog calm down. Placing the hands on the rib cage and gently rocking the dog will render the muscles soft and supple. 3) Joint Stabilization: Stabilizing the joint at the beginning of a stretch will maintain relaxation throughout the range of motion. For example, when stretching the shoulder, one hand is placed on the scapula while the fingers of the same hand wrap around the front of the shoulder joint. 4) Straight Plane Movement: Lifting the limb into alignment with the joint and maintaining this straight plane throughout the stretch ensures muscles, and not supporting ligaments, are lengthened. For the shoulder joint, the long bones of the front leg are lifted into the same plane as the shoulder joint. 5) Hold the Stretch: Holding the stretch for 30 seconds allows the elastic and non-elastic components of the muscle tissue to be lengthened. For the shoulder joint, while maintaining joint stabilization and straight plane movement, the limb is slowly moved toward the tail until gentle tension is felt. This position is held for 30 seconds. As with any exercise regimen, a health screen must be completed by a veterinarian before beginning a stretching program. Once cleared by a vet to integrate stretching into a wellness plan, the physical benefits will be immediately observable. But the benefits transcend the physical. Knowing you’re doing something for your dog that he or she cannot do for themselves will make you feel good. Editor’s note: Sasha Foster, MSPT, is the coauthor of “The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog, A Physical Therapy Approach” and the founder of Canine Fitness & Rehab Zone. Visit www. caninefitnesszone.com to learn more about her and her business.

South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com…...................970-226-6526x0

CARPET CLEANING All Natural Carpet Care DON’T BEE STUNG BY THE WANNABEES! www.allnaturalcarpetcare.com............970-282-9090 Mike’s Carpet Care Inc. Building our reputation one house at a time See our ad on page 32.........................…970-593-0110

CAT BOARDING The Cat House Floor to ceiling rooms, each with a window www.thecathouse.info…......................970-663-1103

An Exclusive Feline Boarding Kennel

3523 S. Taft Ave., Loveland

970-663-1103 CAT FOOD Felidae Cat Food All-natural nutrition for cats www.canidae.com...............................800-398-1600

CEMETERIES Precious Memories Pet Cemetery & Crematory Inc. Celebrating 20 Years of Service in Northern Colo. Preciousmemoriespetcemetery@yahoo.com…970-482-7557

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS KRFC 88.9 FM (www.krfcfm.org) Northern Colorado’s community radio 618 S. College Ave. Suite #4….................970-221-5075 Larimer County Horseman’s Association www.larimerhorseman.org…...............970-568-9526 Tripawds Three-Legged Dog Community www.tripawds.com….................jerry@tripawds.com

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

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COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) - CREMATION SERVICES/BURIAL SUPPLIES

COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM)

Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium Helping you say goodbye to your faithful companion www.Rainbowbridgepetcrem.com.......970-962-9200

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

Pets Leave Paw Prints on Our Hearts

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

CREMATION SERVICES/BURIAL SUPPLIES Home to Heaven Fort Collins, www.hometoheaven.net....970-412-6212 The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

n Walk-ins welcome n Grief counseling services

n Full line of remembrance items n Home or vet’s office pickup

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-3p.m. (By appointment after hours, Sundays & holidays) 2105 E. 11th Street, Loveland n 970-962-9200

Precious Memories Pet Cemetery & Crematory Inc. Celebrating 20 years of Service in Northern Colo. 5815 E. Hwy 14, Fort Collins…................970-482-7557

Preparation, moderation can keep your K-9 safe outdoors By Jill Reynolds On a blistering-hot July day, volunteer search and rescue crews are mobilizing to respond to an emergency on Greyrock trail. A lost or injured hiker? A climbing accident? Not even close! Rescuers hike in to find a heat-exhausted, 90-pound Rottweiler lying on his side with all four pads on his feet cut and bleeding. While this might seem farfetched to most dog lovers, it is indeed a true story, and, unfortunately, it’s becoming more and more common. Taking our pups with us on wonderful outdoor adventures is a blast, but some wilderness education tips might help us keep them happy, safe, and enjoying the fun. Start with preparing your dog physically. If your dog’s idea of activity is going back and forth from the couch to the food bowl, acclimate him slowly to physical activity. Work up to 30 minutes of walking before taking a short, flat one-hour hike. Consider some booties for his feet when temperatures are either extremely hot or cold and snowy. Booties can also protect your dog’s feet from abrasions or cuts from rocks on the trail. Evaluate your dog’s weight and help him gradually trim down if you plan on taking him on outdoor adventures. Have your veterinarian check the boy out for any health issues before starting on his exercise plan. Consider your dog’s age before heading out for the day. Most dogs will do whatever you ask them to do, even if it is detrimental to their health. You must be the voice of reason and curtail activities for him to keep him safe and feeling well.

The author’s dog, Skid, is a SARDOC (Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado) air-scent dog in training.

Now let’s get you ready to hike with your pup! CSU and the Red Cross offer canine first aid classes, and it’s a good idea to know how to respond to a medical emergency, whether at home or in the backcountry. Check out your local bookstores for canine first aid books, and make a safety kit. Commercial kits are available from www.DogKits.com, www. petfirstaidkits.com, www.bowwowcastle.com, and www.first-aid-product.com. Get the kit together and – hello – carry it with you! Next, check the maps of places you are hiking and see if there are reliable water sources for your dog. If not, load up, up, up on extra water for your dog. (Yes, you carry it.) Look at the map and note elevation gains to see if this is an appropriate hike for your dog’s age and fitness Continued on next page

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DENTISTRY - DOG DAY CARE

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DENTISTRY

Keep your companion safe on your outdoor adventures

South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com…...................970-226-6526x0 Ultrapet Dentalcare Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning at Veterinary Hosp. www.ultrapetdentalcare.com…...........303-449-9543

Continued from previous page level. Throw some treats in your pack to help keep your dog’s energy level up. Be sure to bring along a leash and use it … not because of regulations, but because it keeps your guy from tangling with wildlife, stumbling upon a rattlesnake, taking a fall, misjudging a jump, or losing footing in a swift water crossing. If you plan on backpacking or hiking out of town, locate the closest veterinary care in case of emergency. Now you’re ready to hit the trail! If you’re taking your pal hiking with you, be flexible about your day and leave your “summit fever” behind. The welfare of your dog is your responsibility, and depending on how he is doing, as well as changing weather conditions, it might not be your day to reach that beautiful alpine lake or sweeping vista. Take breaks often in the shade. Hike early or late in the day to avoid mid-day heat. Watch his body language for signs of fatigue. He may be panting unusually hard, slowing down, dragging behind you, or stopping altogether. Respond to these signs and remember your destination is only half of your day. By far, most accidents – for people and for dogs – happen on the way back to the car, when folks are tired and more careless. There is always another day, another hike, and another adventure down the road. Keep an eye on the weather and make sure both of you get down below the treeline when thunderstorms pop up. Finally, take the time to check your dog for ticks, thorns, burrs, and any other unwanted souvenir from your trip into the wilderness. One last thought. Should you see other dogs on the trail who are showing signs of fatigue, heat stress, or thirst, consider talking to the dog’s companion in a kind and neutral voice (no trail rage, please) and see if you can provide water or point to a shaded area for rest. It’s always a risk to do so, but you may just provide the help needed to protect a dog’s life. Be a gentle advocate for our canine friends and everyone will benefit. See ya on the trail!

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. American Vet. Dental Soc., www.windsorvet.com 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 10 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

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

DOG BEHAVIOR The Pet Wellness Clinic, LLC 4848 S. College, Suite B, Fort Collins.......970-282-9719 Sit Means Sit Dog Training www.sitmeanssit-northernco.com 3590 Draft Horse Court, Loveland…970-484-OBEY(6239)

DOG DAY CARE Camp Bow Wow Play all day, snooze the night away! www.campbowwow.com/fortcollins…..970-266-9247 Come-Play-Stay! Innovative and Safe with Tons of Outdoor Space! www.comeplaystay.com…...............970-226-6526x6 The Dancing Dog Motel – by appointment Small & Medium dogs….........................970-663-1408 The Dog Club of Fort Collins www.dogclubonline.com 2439 South College Ave., Fort Collins......970-416-1166 Happy Trails Pet Spa and Resort Happy Tails at Happy Trails www.happytrailspetspa.com............…970-663-7297 Loveland Dog Club Happy Dogs Have More Wag! www.lovelanddogclub.com…..............970-669-4245 Progressive School for Dogs, LLC Come, stay & play. See our ad on page 22 www.progressiveschoolfordogs.com...970-686-6782

Editor’s note: Jill Reynolds is a member of Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado (SARDOC) and is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist who owns Canine Massage of the Rockies. To learn more about Jill’s business or SARDOC, contact her at jill@k9massagerockies.com.

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

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DOG PARKS Fossil Creek Dog Park 5821 South Lemay Ave., Fort Collins Freedom Dog Park, 2095 42nd Street, Evans Island Grove Park, 14th Ave. and D Street, Greeley Poudre Pooch Dog Park SW Corner of Poudre Nat. Park, 1050 Larch Dr., Windsor Rover Run Dog Park, 5207 F Street, Greeley Soft Gold Dog Park, 520 Hickory Street, Fort Collins Spring Canyon Dog Park West end of Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins Fairgrounds Park, 700 South Railroad Ave., Loveland

Is chiropractic care a good option for my animal? By William Stults DC, VOM Animal chiropractic care is a drugless alternative method of health care. Many have found chiropractic helpful in increasing energy, improving sports performance, and even increasing resistance to disease. Equine and canine chiropractic care works with the nervous system to help the brain better communicate with the body. This is done using chiropractic adjustments that specifically help to keep joints properly aligned. Better communication within the body means better functioning of that body in all activities. Chiropractic does not replace traditional forms of veterinary health care; rather, it complements them. When a joint is affected, it loses motion and, eventually, proper position as well. The chiropractic adjustment restores motion and alignment and therefore function and performance. In horses, there are many causes of a misalignment in the spine that may include injuries, stress, malnutrition, improperly fitting saddles or harnesses, stall confinement, need for hoof care, poor conformation, too much work, or even not enough work. Symptoms you may observe include: n difficulty in tacking up n head shy

n flinching during grooming n difficulty with shoeing and foot trimming n irritability and sudden behavioral changes n difficulty with one lead n difficulty changing leads n refusal at jumps n difficulty bending and flexing at the pole, neck or back n chronic or acute lameness n poor performance in competition n horse appears uncomfortable or out of balance. In dogs, you may observe symptoms such as: n lameness n difficulty putting on a collar n does not want to be touched or petted n can’t jump up n shows sudden behavioral changes n shows body stiffness n shows body weakness n excessive paw licking n dragging the feet n dragging the hind end n favors sitting to one side n digestion troubles n shows the beginnings of incontinence n shows a decreased interest in play or work n poor performance in competition. Chiropractic works by finding the cause of the problem, at-

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tempting to eliminate that cause, and then allowing the body to heal itself. Keep in mind that your horse or dog may or may not experience any symptoms of spinal misalignment, but a regular checkup will help to prevent any problems that may arise in the future. Editor’s note: William Stults DC, VOM is a board-certified chiropractor and is also a certified animal chiropractor. He works in association with Rick Dumm DVM of Garden Valley Veterinarian Hospital using chiropractic protocols to improve function and performance in animals. To learn more about the practice, please call 970217-5024.


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DOG PHOTOGRAPHY

Dog Training in Your Home Eliminate: Jumping, Chewing, Digging, Barking, Door Rushing and more!

Heidi Muller Photography See our ad on page 2 www.heidimuller.net............................970-282-8408

DOG TRAINING Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training HAPPY DOGS = HAPPY FAMILIES. See our ad, pg. 54 305 W. Magnolia #378, Fort Collins...877-500-BARK(2275)

HUMANE, SIMPLE & EFFECTIVE TRAINING! Housebreaking advice ALWAYS free

Come-Play-Stay! Positive Methods – All levels and agility too! www.comeplaystay.com…...............970-226-6526x6

Good Dogs ... Forever! 970-461-9247

The Dog Club of Fort Collins www.dogclubonline.com 2439 South College Ave., Fort Collins......970-416-1166

www.gooddogsforever.com elizabeth@gooddogsforever.com

Loveland Dog Club Classes, Private Lessons & Daycare Training www.lovelanddogclub.com…..............970-669-4245

Good Dogs Forever In-home training with “Aunt Elizabeth.” See our ad this page www.gooddogsforever.com....................970-461-9247

Business owners: Did you miss your opportunity to join this issue?

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DOG TRAINING

DRAIN CLEANING

Progressive School for Dogs, LLC See our ad on page 22 www.progressiveschoolfordogs.com...970-686-6782

Allen Service www.allenservice.com You deserve service this good! 101 Link Lane, Fort Collins…..................970-484-4841

EDUCATION

Sit Means Sit Dog Training www.sitmeanssit-northernco.com 3590 Draft Horse Court, Loveland…970-484-OBEY(6239)

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

DOG WALKING Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel Let our Concierge arrange dog walking/pet sitting www.monaco-denver.com…...............303-296-1717 Pet Services Pet sitting, walking, and waste pickup. swalter@colostate.edu........................970-391-1852

DOG WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Canine Fitness Zone www.caninefitnesszone.com…...........970-988-7997

DOG WELLNESS/FITNESS Good Life Physical Therapy for Animals 2355 Flora Drive, Loveland....................970-667-3957

Own a horse? Learn to think like one ... By Diane Ellis

Why think like a horse?

Have you ever wondered how horses see us and how we fit into their world? To understand the horse, we must first be able to see the world through their perspective. We must learn why and how they react to each other, people, other animals, and the environment in which they live in their own individual, unique way. Once we understand these elements of the horse, we start to see and feel them through intuitive communication that is used among all species. To form a beautiful relationship and connection with your horse, you need to think and feel like a horse. How does one accomplish the task of becoming part horse? n Through respect, love, and trust n By understanding the horse’s own senses and instincts n By knowing what horses like and don’t like n By knowing what horses need. n By communicating through pure thought and feel n By becoming a calm and assertive herd leader It is our job to help the horse adapt to our environment and alleviate domestic living pressures. When your horse does something out of the ordinary, stop for a moment and look at the situation through the eyes of your horse. Remember, they have much more acute senses of smell, sight, hearing, and feel

n To eliminate misunderstandings n To reduce episodes of panic and fear n To help keep communication consistent through understanding each other n To bring out the horse’s full potential n To reduce stress in the horse n To help the horse to be confident n So they see us as another horse n So the horse can trust us and feel protected through our role as herd leader than we do. They can see, hear, and smell things miles away and feel vibrations we cannot from the ground through their hoofs. They can also feel the changes in the weather and your emotions before they happen. So what you may perceive as bad behavior is actually just natural horse behavior. Look, listen, and feel like a horse. When you allow yourself to do so, you become part horse. What better way to learn about how the horse thinks, than to allow the horse to become the teacher. Editor’s note: Diane Ellis is a Pet Tech-certified instructor for Pet & Horse CPR and First-Aid & Care. To learn more about her and her business, visit www.LeadWithYourHeart.net

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EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - GROOMING

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Laporte Animal Clinic Equine medicine, dentistry, lameness, therapeutic shoeing. 3333CR54G,OverlandTr.Shoppes,Laporte...970-490-1999

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

EXOTIC ANIMAL MEDICINE

Canine Massage of the Rockies Classes on canine massage offered www.k9massagerockies.com…..........970-498-0060

Laporte Animal Clinic Birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, Guinea pigs, pocket pets. 3333CR54G,OverlandTr.Shoppes,Laporte...970-490-1999

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

FENCING DogWatch of Northern Colorado Hidden dog fences www.dogwatch.com............................970-203-1356

Tripawds Blogs and Discussion Forums 3-Legged Dog Cancer/Amputation Advice & Help www.tripawds.com….................jerry@tripawds.com

970-203-1356 FOSTER CARE The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80224-0986

FRESH, ORGANIC FRUITS & VEGGIES Grant Family Farms CSA Locally grown organic fruits, veggies, eggs & meat www.grantfarms.com...........................970-568-7654

EMERGENCY 24/7 WATER EXTRACTION All Natural Inc. Call Anytime 24/7 www.allnaturalcarpetcare.com….........970-282-9090

FUNDRAISING

EMERGENCY NEEDS

The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80224-0986

The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80224-0986

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

EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE Home to Heaven Serving Northern Colorado 24/7; See our ad, page 8 Fort Collins, www.hometoheaven.net....970-412-6212

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION Your Hand Y Man Cross that project off your to-do list Ask for Jeff............................................970-484-8451

EQUINE VETERINARIANS Animal Medical Services of the Rockies, PC Improved wellness & performance for your horse 1700 E. County Road 66, Wellington.......970-266-8025

GRIEF COUNSELING Argus Institute CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital….....970-297-1242 Rainbow Bridge Pet Crem. (Pam Gale, RN, MS, FNP-C) www.Rainbowbridgepetcrem.com.......970-962-9200

GROOMING All Heart Bath & Brush 6850 W. Highway 34, Loveland…..........970-214-8419

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Paws for the cause

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

At Paw Pages, we’ll ALWAYS donate a portion of our annual proceeds to local animal nonprofits.

Beggin for a Bath 2329 Sunburst Dr., Fort Collins…..........970-222-6415 Camp Bow Wow Your premiere grooming, daycare and boarding facility www.campbowwow.com/fortcollins…..970-266-9247 Come-Play-Stay! at South Mesa (comeplaystay.com) Professional 12 Point Grooming System 3801 S. Mason St., Fort Collins...........970-226-6526x3

Daycare Training Grooming www.dogclubonline.com 970-416-1166

Make it Your Business to Make a Difference!

D.O.G.S. (Dog Owners General Store) Located at The Promenade Shops at Centerra See our ad in Pet Stores..........................970-213-4246

Find out how a business membership can provide support for abused and neglected children in Larimer County.

Happy Trails Pet Spa and Resort Happy Tails at Happy Trails 3590 Draft Horse Court, Loveland….......970-663-7297 K-9 Hairstylist 3325 N. Garfield, Loveland….................970-667-3007 Le Clipperie Dog Grooming 2526 W. 10th St., Ste. B-1, Greeley…........970-356-1016

Realities For Children, Inc. (970) 484-9090

Loveland Dog Club Gentle Grooming Spa & Daycare www.lovelanddogclub.com…..............970-669-4245 Spa 4 Paws (www.spa4pawsonline.com) 328 S. Link Lane, Fort Collins..................970-484-7297

www.realitiesforchildren.com

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GROOMING (MOBILE) - NATURAL AREAS

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GROOMING (MOBILE)

LASER SURGERY

At Your Door Grooming FortCollins,Mkbenson308@hotmail.com…970-308-1098

Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 10 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-686-9664

The Pooch Mobile www.thepoochmobile.us….....................970-310-3737

LODGING (PET-FRIENDLY)

HANDYMAN SERVICES

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

Your Hand Y Man Cross that project off your to-do list Ask for Jeff.........................................…970-484-8451

HOLISTIC SERVICES Healing with Grace Physical & emotional issues; communication allowgrace@gmail.com.......................970-407-9973

HOME PET CARE PETZcheckIN.com Pet home care ASSURED! See our ad, this page www.PETZcheckIN.com…..................970-568-3176

LOST, FOUND, OR STOLEN PETS The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550 Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins....................970-226-3647

MARKETING The Mantooth Company Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Events www.mantoothcompany.com…...........970-482-7644

HOTELS (PET-FRIENDLY) Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel Pet-friendly downtown Denver 4-Diamond Hotel www.monaco-denver.com…...............303-296-1717

MASSAGE Canine Caring Therapeutic Massage 1750 S. Estrella Avenue, Loveland…970-222-3061

HUMANE SOCIETIES

Heart In Hand Canine Massage www.k9rubdown.com..........................970-488-0046

The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans.............................970-506-9550

MEDICAL SERVICES (MICROCHIPPING, DNA TESTING)

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

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

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

NATURAL AREAS

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

Fort Collins Natural Areas Program www.fcgov.com/naturalareas…...........970-416-2815

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NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS - PET-SITTING SERVICES

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Be Local Northern Colorado Dedicated to a Local Living Economy www.BeLocalNC.org........................…970-493-3674

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Vetline See our Ad on Pg. 40 425 John Deere Dr., Fort Collins….........970-484-1900

ODOR CONTROL

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Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. (South) Come talk to the pet nutrition experts! Ad on pg. 44 6204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins…........970-225-1255 Wagz of Colorado (Visit www.wagzcolorado.com) Your Best Friend’s Supply Store – Free Food Delivery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.............970-482-9249

PET-FRIENDLY SHOPPING/RETAIL The Promenade Shops at Centerra Enjoy over 30 dog-friendly shops & restaurants! I-25 and Hwy 34, Loveland…..................970-461-1285

Mike’s Carpet Care Inc. Stain and odor removal experts See our ad on page 32.............................970-593-0110

PET/HORSE CPR & FIRST-AID CERTIFICATIONS

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Lead With Your Heart Animal Communication, Flower Essences, Veggie Meals www.leadwithyourheart.net.................970-372-0543

The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management Diplomate, American Academy Of Pain Management 415 Main St., Windsor............................970-674-0434

PET ACCESSORIES Doggie Dips & Chips (www.doggiedipsandchips.com) 265C E. 29th St., Loveland…..................970-461-1109

PET MEMORIALS Morris Animal Foundation www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/pet-memorial/ 10200 E. Girard Ave., Ste. B430, Denver...800-243-2345

PET PHOTOGRAPHY

Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 40) We offer unique dog clothes, accessories, gifts and more. 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.............970-482-9249

Heidi Muller Photography See our ad on page 2 www.heidimuller.net….........................970-282-8408

PET BAKERIES

Heidi Unlimited Photography w/o limitations, all types of pets & their people. Fort Collins and Northern Colorado........970-222-9540

Bones Du Jour www.dogtreatssogood.com…................970-290-8874 Doggie Dips & Chips (www.doggiedipsandchips.com) 265C E. 29th St., Loveland…..................970-461-1109 Wagz of Colorado 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins...........970-482-9249

Heidi Unlimited PET PHOTOGRAPHY

970-222-9540

heidiunlimited@q.com www.heidiunlimited.com

PET BOUTIQUES Wagz of Colorado (See our ad on page 40) Fort Collins’ Premier Pet Bowtique & Barkery 132 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.............970-482-9249

PET FOOD Canidae Pet Foods All-natural nutrition for dogs and cats www.canidae.com...............................800-398-1600 Doggie Dips & Chips (www.doggiedipsandchips.com) Please see our ad on page 40. 265C E. 29th St., Loveland…..................970-461-1109 J & T Feeds www.jtfeeds.com, Greeley & Johnstown…970-378-0240 Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, Inc. (North) Come talk to the pet nutrition experts! Ad on pg. 44 622 N. College Ave., Fort Collins…..........970-482-2741

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Pro Pet Pix Turning Special Moments Into Treasured Memories www.ProPetPix.com............................970-613-1015

PET PORTRAITS Heidi Muller Photography See our ad on page 2 www.heidimuller.net….........................970-282-8408

PET SAFETY CycleTote Bicycle Trailers Take your pet along safely and comfortably behind your bike www.cycletote.com/doggy_tote.html…800-747-2407

PET-SITTING SERVICES Best Paws Forward Edie’s At-Home Pet Care & Dog Walking www.bestpawsonline.com.................970-282-1113


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PET-SITTING SERVICES

PET STORES

DOGS

Happy Paws Pet Care (ask for Char) charshappypaws@gmail.com…970-396-9918

(Dog Owners General Store LLC)

Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel Let our Concierge arrange dog walking/pet sitting www.monaco-denver.com…...............303-296-1717

l Healthier food choices

Paws-itively Purr-fect Loving care for your pets in their own home Serving Fort Collins…...........................970-631-8529

l Treats l Dogtography

l Full-

service grooming

PETZcheckIN.com Pet home care ASSURED! See our ad page 63 www.PETZcheckIN.com…..................970-568-3176

& much more!

l Toys

Open now in the Promenade Shops at Centerra! (Across from Dick’s Sporting Goods)

Purr-Furr’d Pet Sitting Service Serving the Greeley, Windsor, and Johnstown areas Greeley…...................................970-353-PETS (7387)

Mention this ad for $5 off a full grooming service.

970-213-4246

Purr-Furr’d Pet Sitting Service

PET TRANSPORTATION DoggyTote Bicycle Trailers by CycleTote See our ad and product feature in this issue www.cycletote.com/doggy_tote.html...970-482-6648

serving the Greeley, Windsor and Johnstown areas

970-353-PETS(7387)

PET WASTE REMOVAL Pooh Duty Poohduty@yahoo.com….......................970-515-5551

Tiffany the Pet Sitter Pet Sitting & Walking Services Available for All Animals TiffanyThePetSitter.com…..................970-631-8563

Puppy Poop Patrol Enjoy your dog without the hassle of the dreaded cleanup. www.puppypooppatrol.com….............970-284-5343

TLC Services Pet & Plant Care While You’re Away www.tlcpetsitting-exercising.com…........970-225-1864

PET STAIN & ODOR REMOVAL

PHYSICAL THERAPY/REHABILITATION

All Natural Pet Stain & Odor removal Call the pet stain and odor experts! www.allnaturalcarpetcare.com….........970-282-9090

Good Life Physical Therapy for Animals Please see our ad, this page 2355 Flora Drive, Loveland…................970-667-3957

Deanna Rogers, PT Animal Physical Therapist

Most popular calls for 2008:

970-667-3957 goodlifept@ gmail.com

Domestic at large: 5,698 n Domestic in custody: 3,475 n Investigate animal neglect: 2,352 n Barking dogs: 1,848 Animal Control responded to a total of 24,572 calls in 2008 n

PLUMBING & HEATING Allen Service www.allenservice.com You deserve service this good! 101 Link Lane, Fort Collins…..................970-484-4841

Source: Captain Bill Porter, Director of Animal Protection and Control

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PRINTING SERVICES

REHABILITATION (WILDLIFE)

Business Card Factory of Colorado You’ll look great in our color www.bizcardcolorado.com…................970-493-3401

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins.....................970-226-3647 Rocky Mountain Raptor Program www.rmrp.org…....................................970-484-7756

SENIOR CITIZEN PET SERVICES Pets Forever lori.kogan@colostate.edu…970-491-7984

SPAY & NEUTER PUBLIC RELATIONS The Mantooth Company Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Design and Events www.mantoothcompany.com…............970-482-7644

PUPPIES/KITTENS Fort Collins Cat Rescue 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 1, Fort Collins…...970-484-8516 The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans..............................970-506-9550

Elder Pet Care/Thomas Veterinary Service Please see our ad on page 26 909 N. College Ave., Fort Collins..............970-493-2657 Fort Collins Spay & Neuter 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 9, Fort Collins…...970-484-1861 The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans..............................970-506-9550 Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins.....................970-226-3647 Prevent Unwanted Pets, Inc. P.O. Box 51, Fort Collins….......................970-229-0717

TEACH ANIMAL EDUCATION CLASSES The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80224-0986

UPHOLSTERY CARE RADIO K99 Colorado’s Best Country www.k99.com.......................................800-500-2599 Tri 102.5 At Work Listening Choice www.tri1025.com…..............................800-964-1025 99.9 The Point Today’s Best Music www.999thepoint.com.......................…888-666-1999

REHABILITATION

All Natural Upholstery Care DON’T BEE STUNG BY THE WANNABEES! www.allnaturalcarpetcare.com..........…970-282-9090

VACATION RENTALS (PET-FRIENDLY) Pioneer Ridge Steamboat’s Local Lodging Company, homes & condos. www.Steamboat-Springs.com..............800-233-8102

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

Canine Massage of the Rockies For geriatric dogs with twinges in the hinges! www.k9massagerockies.com…............970-498-0060

The Humane Society of Weld County 1620 42nd Street, Evans….......................970-506-9550

The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management Cert. Canine Rehab. Pract., www.downingcenter.com 415 Main St., Windsor.............................970-674-0434

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

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VETERINARY MEDICATIONS & SUPPLIES

VETERINARIANS Aspen Grove Veterinary Care 2633 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.......…..970-416-0232 The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management Dr. Robin Downing, Internationally Known Pain Mgmt. Expert 415 Main St., Windsor......970-686-9664/970-674-0434 Elder Pet Care/Thomas Veterinary Service Discounts for the elderly, affordable prices for everyone 909 N. College Ave., Fort Collins..............970-493-2657 Gamble Pet Clinic www.gamblepetclinic.com…................970-221-9995 Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital & Boarding www.gardenvalleyvet.com 32450 Highway 257, Windsor.................970-674-5105 Home to Heaven In-Home Pet Euthanasia Services Serving Northern Colorado 24/7; See our ad on page 8 Fort Collins, www.hometoheaven.net.....970-412-6212 Housecall Veterinarian, LLC “Less Stress for You and Your Pets!” www.DrMeloraDVM.com......................970-217-2894 Laporte Animal Clinic We treat dogs, cats, exotics, and horses. 3333CR54G,OverlandTr.Shoppes,Laporte...970-490-1999 The Pet Wellness Clinic, LLC Where Pets Are Family 4848 S. College, Suite B, Fort Collins....…970-282-9719

The Pet Wellness Clinic, LLC Traditional & Holistic Medicine Laser surgery for less pain & faster recovery

Vetline See our Ad on Pg. 40 425 John Deere Dr., Fort Collins...........…970-484-1900

VOLUNTEERING The Wags & Menace Foundation (Cindy Lee, Pres.) www.wagsandmenace.org PO Box 24986, Denver, CO 80224-0986

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animal House Rescue & Grooming, Inc. Grooming shop/No-kill shelter. www.animalhousehelp.org 1104 W. Vine Drive, Fort Collins….970-224-DOGS(3647) Apso Rescue - Colorado ApsoRescueColorado.org................970-663-5910 Colorado Aussie Rescue www.coloradoaussierescue.org…....303-993-8424 Colorado Pug Rescue www.copugrescue.org..................…303-659-9689 Food Bank for Larimer County Providing hunger relief for those in need www.foodbanklarimer.org…................970-493-4477 Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity www.fortcollinshabitat.org.................970-223-4522 K-9 Bed & Biscuit Volunteers needed - office, dog walking, cleaning www.K9BandB.org…........................970-352-5330 KRFC 88.9 FM (www.krfcfm.org) Northern Colorado’s community radio 618 S. College Ave., Suite #4…..............970-221-5075

Pain management & geriatric care

Larimer Humane Society www.larimerhumane.org 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins.................970-226-3647 The Humane Society of Weld County www.weldcountyhumane.org, See our ad on page 39 1620 42nd St., Evans.........................970-506-9550

Video otoscopy & endoscopy

Pets Forever lori.kogan@colostate.edu.................970-491-7984

4848 S. College Ave., Fort Collins 970-282-9719 www.thepetwellnessclinic.com

Realities for Children, Inc. 1610 S. College Ave., Fort Collins….....970-484-9090

The Roving Veterinarian’s Clinic 3734 Cleveland Ave., Wellington….........970-568-4240 South Mesa Veterinary Hospital www.southmesa.com…....................970-226-6526x0 Wellington Veterinary Clinic, PC Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Assoc. 7837 6th Street, Wellington…................970-568-7387 Windsor Veterinary Clinic P.C. (Brent Morris, DVM, MS) www.windsorvet.com, See our ad on page 10 415 Main St., Windsor.............................970-686-9664

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Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado jill@k9massagerockies.com….........970-498-0060 Second Chance Rescue www.scrco.org..............................…970-371-6897 Western Border Collie Rescue www.wbcrescue.org......................…307-436-5458

WATER HEATERS Allen Service www.allenservice.com You deserve service this good! 101 Link Lane, Fort Collins…................970-484-4841


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Your pet products and services “furectory”

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS (All display advertisers listed below) Accountability............................................................52

K-9 Bed & Biscuit...........................................................54

All Natural, Inc...................................Inside Front Cover

Laporte Animal Clinic & Animal Supply......................45

Allen Service...................................................................46

Animal House Rescue & Grooming..............................62 Animal Medical Services of the Rockies........................61 Bark Busters...................................................................54 Bark in the Dark............................................................48

Bath Garden Center & Nursery....................................49

Be Local........................................................................24

Bones Du Jour.................................................................8

Business Card Factory of Colorado..............................66 Canidae........................................................................22

Canine Massage of the Rockies.......................................8 Caribbean Food Shack.................................................43

The Cat House.................................................................55 Chipper’s Lanes.............................................................50

Coldwell Banker/Bonnie Robinson.............................59 Colorado State University............................................60

Come-Play-Stay! at South Mesa....................Back Cover

CycleTote......................................................................48 The Dog Club of Fort Collins.........................................62

Doggie Dips & Chips......................................................40

Dog Owners General Store............................................65

Dogwatch......................................................................61 The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management......4 Elder Pet Care..............................................................26

Fall Harvest Brewfest...................................................24

KRFC..........................................................................30

Larimer County Horseman’s Association...................53

Larimer Humane Society.............................................42 Lead With Your Heart.................................................52

Loveland Dog Club.......................................................47

Mammal Mama..............................................................66

The Mantooth Company.............................................30 Mike’s Carpet Care......................................................32

MoJeaux’s Bar & Grill..................................................34 Morris Animal Foundation.........................................53 The Pet Wellness Center.................................................67 Petz Check In..................................................................63

Pioneer Ridge..................................................................63 The Pooch Mobile...........................................................8 Poudre Pet & Feed Supply.............................................44

Precious Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory........45 Progressive School for Dogs.........................................22

Pro Pet Pix....................................................................32 Puppy Poop Patrol.........................................................65 Purr Furr’d Pet Sitting Service......................................65

Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium...............................56 Realities for Children....................................................62

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program................................52 Rocky Mountain Small Business Services...................49

Felidae..........................................................................22

Rover’s Ranch..............................................................54

Good Dogs Forever....................................................8, 59

Snobootz.......................................................................53

Grant Family Farms....................................................48

Steakout Saloon..............................................................43

Happy Trails Pet Spa & Resort......................................26

Tiffany the Pet Sitter......................................................65

Heidi Unlimited Pet Photography................................64

Vetline...........................................................................40

The Humane Society of Weld County............................39

Wagz.............................................................................40

Home to Heaven .............................................................8

Windsor Veterinary Clinic...........................................10

Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital.............................54

Sit Means Sit..................................................................26

Good Life Physical Therapy for Animals.......................65

South Mesa Veterinary Hospital...................Back Cover

Habitat for Humanity.....................................................58

Thomas Veterinary Service.........................................26

Heidi Muller Photography...........................................2

Tripawds.......................................................................61

Hotel Monaco Denver...................................................12

Wags & Menace..............................................................1

Hundley’s Gourmet Catering........................................8

Wedzines.....................................................................12

K99...............................................................................32

Your Hand Y Man.........................................................30

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Northern Colorado Paw Pages Fall/Winter 2009 Edition  

Northern Colorado Paw Pages Fall/Winter 2009 Edition

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