Monday, June 13, 2011

Denver's New Animal Shelter Is Finally Here!

Denver’s new animal shelter is open to the public after a big move over the weekend.
Story Link

I was lucky enough to see the new building during it's initial construction period and can't wait to get back to see it now that it's complete. Check them out and if you or a friend needs a pet, no better place to get one than the Denver Animal Shelter!

The new facility is 1241 West Bayaud Avenue near Interstate 25 and Alameda. It is more than twice as large as the old shelter. It features separate areas for lost pets and adoptions.

*Checkout Denverdaawg's Pet Rescue Forum we also started to help the less fortunate!
*If you need any Pet Care or Dog Walking assistance, feel free to call us

Friday, June 10, 2011

Denver Pet Activities, Events, Clinics or Dog Fairs..What's Going On This Summer?

Denver Pet Summer Events

Dumb Friends League Career Critter Camps
June 27-July 21: Four-day session camps for future animal advocates, veterinarians and behaviorists, ages 11-14 (6th through 8th grade). Participants explore careers in animal welfare and learn about pet safety, animal behavior and training. $200 for four-day session, fees benefit the Dumb Friends League. Financial aid available. 2080 S. Quebec St., 303-751-5772 ext. 7231,

Dumb Friends League Critter Camps
May 30-June 24 and July 25-Aug. 12: Week-long camp for ages 8-11 (3rd through 5th grade). Children learn animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. $250 per week, fees benefit the Dumb Friends League. Financial aid available. 2080 S. Quebec St., 303-751-5772 ext. 7231,

Eagle's Nest Owl's Roost Environmental Day Camp
June-July: Colorado State University Extension Jefferson County camp for children entering 4th and 5th grades. Explore Colorado's natural and cultural history through hands-on outdoor activities. Weekly camps June 6-July 15 and 4-H Jr. Science Explorers, ages 8-10, June 27- July 1 and July 11-15. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. $155 per week, financial aid available. 303-271-6620, jeffcoextension

Thanks to the Denver Post for the Listings
Read more: Colorado Summer Camps 2011: Day Camps - The Denver Post

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

L.A. Pet Super Adoption, a Rookie’s Perspective-Best Friends Org

L.A. Pet Super Adoption, a Rookie’s Perspective
May 25, 2011, Story Link
By David Dickson, Best Friends staff writer

'Super' is an understatement when it comes to 284 (and counting) animals finding new homes during two-day event

Having worked as a writer at Best Friends for several years now, I’ve heard an awful lot about the L.A. Pet Super Adoption events. Yet, I’ve never actually attended. Well, this past May 21 and 22, I finally made it down, and let me tell you something: Hearing about it from afar is nothing whatsoever like being there in person.

Before heading to L.A., I had a pretty solid handle on one particular detail: This event is big. Perhaps a little perspective on the area will help. Los Angeles County is the most populated county in the United States, has been for decades. In fact, on its own, Los Angeles County has more people than 42 of the 50 states.

When you have those kind of numbers to pull from, it’s a no-brainer why there are so many castaway animals in need of homes! Sure enough, close to 1,300 animals showed up from 18 shelters and approximately 50 rescue groups, each ready to find his or her own happy ever after. I had all this in my head conceptually before heading down. So yes, I was prepared for big. Instead, I should have been prepared for massive! There’s something entirely different about seeing it with your own eyes.