Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Orvis Pet Photo Contest!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bringing New Life To Dog Shelter

Bringing New Life To Dog Shelter
PAWS Website

PUEBLO - The Animal Welfare and Protection Society is looking to make its mark by building a one of a kind facility in the Steel City. The shelter's plan is to build the only non-profit, no kill, Platinum LEED Certified Shelter in North America. The minute you take a look inside the current facility, it's no secret; the thirty-year-old facility is ready for a face-lift. "Definitely time for an upgrade," said Beverly Kachel, President of the Pueblo Animal Welfare Society or ‘PAWS'.

The non-profit shelter houses on average about 50 dogs, but because they are a no kill shelter, space is extremely important. The new building will be able to house at least 150 dogs and cats.
"We've been here for about thirty years and I think were one of Pueblo's best kept secrets and we sure do want to change that," said Kachel.
Their plan is to go big...really big.

‘PAWS' is going to turn their current run-down shelter into a state of the art, platinum LEED certified building. That means it will be built completely green. "We will provide heating and cooling through a geo-thermal field," said Clyde Young, the Building Committee Chairman for ‘PAWS'. "We will provide energy through solar panels...we want to preserve the environment, it's good for the dogs, good for the cats, good for the people and good for the planet," he added.

The plan is to build the facility in several phases. The first one will include the shelter itself, after that they have a plan to build a do park, agility course, doggy day-care, and an emergency vet clinic. All in all, it would help create at least 50 new jobs in Pueblo. "It's something that Pueblo can be proud of," said Young. But in order to make it all happen, they still need help from the community. "From the community, we'd like to have your support, your monetary support, your physical support, we can always use volunteers," said Kachel. The total cost of the facility is estimated at around $7.7 million. So far, the Pueblo Animal Welfare and Protection Society has saved about $1.7 million. That means they are still about $6 million short of their goal.

Board members for ‘PAWS' say that they have been applying for several government grants and are looking for business sponsorships as well to help raise money. If you would like to donate your time, money, or supplies to the shelter you can find information on their website on how to do so

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stapleton and Lowry Summertime Holiday Pet Care

Pet Care During The Summertime!

Our pets need the best care we can give. Their lives depend on us. Here are some pet care tips you can use with your animal friends.Since dogs are the most common house pet, let us start with them. When it comes to dog pet care you should consider comfort and amusement. Dogs love to play and they love to run. So before you even decide to buy a dog you should take into consideration the place where you and your dog can play. They are a very social animal that’s why if possible you should provide a place for them to have fun with you and your family. Dogs also like comfort, so as the owner you should provide a comfortable space for them to sleep and relax. When it comes to feeding your dog you have two options. One, is you can buy dog foods available in the market. Most dog foods already include all the daily vitamins that the dog will need. Second option is to feed him real food from your home. Dogs as we all know love to chew on chicken bones, but that shouldn’t be the only thing you give them. You can also add chicken meat, vegetables and boiled rice. You should also ask your veterinarian regarding the vitamins or supplements that your dog needs. Just like humans they also have daily requirements of calcium, and other vitamins. Lastly, for dogs and all other animals vaccination is needed. This is to prevent them to be able to protect them from disease. Better to do this while they are still young. Just like humans they can also get sick. Some of the most common sickness among dogs are the following: Vomiting and diarrhea, blood in urine and itching and scratching due to skin infection. These can all be prevented if they are properly given vaccines.Another common house pet are fishes.

Pet care for fishes is very meticulous. Before you even bring home your fish you should be able to prepare the aquarium that the fish will be living in. The water inside the aquarium should be treated. You should put water inside the tank and allow it to settle for a few days then add rocks and you can now run the filter and the air pump. Now that the aquarium is ready you can now put your fish there. Feeding them is another part of pet care. Fish food that can be purchased commercially should be approved by the vet. And you should also carefully read the back label first before you feed it to your fish. Fish shouldn’t be fed just about anything that you think you like. They have a special need that’s why it’s best to consult the vet first.All in all pet care is a big responsibility because another life is in our hands. But you are not alone. You have your veterinarians that can help you and can give the best answers to your questions.

Friday, July 3, 2009

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Denverdaawg Pet Sitting offers loving, attentive pet care, professionally trained and includes references so you can be sure your pets are well taken care of and given the extra TLC they need while you are gone.Best of all, we are situated in your local neighborhood. No more having to call around or stay home because your sitter wasn't available. One call to us is all it takes to line up professional pet care in your area. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.denverpet.net , contact us via email at denvdaawg@hotmail.com, or call usWe look forward to meeting you and your furry, feathered friends soon!Denverdaawg Pet Sitting is a Licensed, Bonded and Insured business. References Available! We are Proud members of NAAPS & Pet Sitters International

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Denver Holiday's With Pets

The 4th isn’t fun for everyone; tips for protecting your pet

Although the Fourth of July may be an exciting time for you and your family, the celebration can often be a frightening experience for your pets. Animals can be easily startled by loud noises and may start responding in ways that are not normal to their typical behavior. Some pets may go to any means necessary to escape this uncomfortable situation and may even start being destructive. Here are a few rules to follow that Maricopa County Animal Care and Control recommends:- Keep your pets inside. - If you leave your pets outdoors, the loud noises could cause them to try to escape by either digging under or jumping over a fence. Also, if a dog is tied up outside, it could strangle itself while attempting to get away. - It is best to keep your pets in a safe room, preferably without windows and leave something on like a fan, television or radio to help cover up some of the noise.- Do not bring your pets to a fireworks display or leave them in the car. "More animals are lost Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year," Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Max Wilson said. "If animals are left outdoors, they might get anxious and run away."To prevent the permanent loss of your pet, make sure that your dog or cat is always wearing a fitting collar with either a dog license or identification tag attached to it. If you do lose your pet, visit both of MCACC Centers located at 2500 South 27th Ave. in Phoenix between Lower Buckeye Road and Durango Street and 2630 West 8th St. in Mesa near Price Road.