Woof! Even Santa Claus knows, if our furry family members are being naughty or nice! (Cats and dogs can be mischievous, but you can’t help but love them unconditionally, right?) And, because they’re family, you have to make them part of all of the holiday traditions, including sitting on Santa’s lap. [Read more…] about Furry Friends Get Free Photo With Santa at PetSmart
Everyone seems to appreciate the love and companionship of a furry friend, even the homeless. However, if a pet parent is homeless, that means so is the canine or feline and likely not getting the best care possible. Thousands of veterinarians from around the country will be in Denver from July 13 to 17 for the annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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The Dumb Friends League has a spay-neuter clinic for cats. The clinic offers FREE spay/neuter surgeries for all Colorado cats, including feral cats, community cats (tame or feral free-roaming cats) and owned cats. The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic operates Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetAid Colorado on 191 Yuma St. in Denver, near I-25 and 6th Avenue. Other services include Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine for $25, FeLV/FIV Combo Test for $25 and microchip for $25. All surgeries are by appointment only and can be scheduled online or by calling 303-751-5772.
The Dumb Friends League just opened a new spay/neuter clinic for cats, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce the number of cats on the streets and in shelters. The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic offers fully subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for all Colorado cats, including owned cats, feral cats, trap-neuter-return cats and community cats (tame or feral free-roaming cats). Anyone can bring a cat to the clinic for spay/neuter surgery for FREE, regardless of income.
The clinic is located at PetAid Colorado on 191 Yuma St. in Denver, conveniently located near I-25 and 6th Avenue. The clinic is operated by the Dumb Friends League and staffed by members of the Dumb Friends League veterinary team. (For convenience, they also offer the following services at the clinic at an additional cost: Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine for $25, FeLV/FIV Combo Test for $25 and Microchip for $25.) To schedule an appointment, click here. Me-ow!
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Looking for dog friendly patios to take your pup to this summer? How about a scenic hike in the mountains to beat the heat? You’re in luck! There is a new resource for Colorado dog lovers. Woofalong.com is a desktop and mobile resource website for finding dog friendly businesses and attractions. With new locations being added each day, the website features more than 400 dog-friendly restaurants and breweries, 500+ dog-friendly shops and businesses, dog parks in nearly 50 cities across Colorado, 250 hikes and trails, dog-friendly Colorado attractions (including guidelines and restrictions for taking your dog to national parks and landmarks) and upcoming dog-friendly events around the state. Make sure to follow Woofalong.com on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news, location reviews, safety tips for your pup and to interact with other dog lovers in your community. Woofalong.com will also be giving away prizes during the month of July. You can enter to win by subscribing to their email newsletter, liking them on Facebook, and following them on Instagram and Twitter.
The Denver Animal Shelter offers discounted vaccination clinics for both dogs and cats every Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (on occasion they are closed due to a holiday, so always check their website first). The clinic is first-come, first-served. Vaccinations, including rabies and distemper/parvo, cost $35 and include a one-year license. For $55 get a three-year rabies vaccination (must bring proof of prior year rabies vaccinations), distemper/parvo and a three-year license for Denver County residents or out-of-county residents that use Denver dog parks.
Puppies and kittens under four months only receive the distemper/parvo or feline distemper vaccination. But you can bring them back in for the additional rabies shot when they are old enough. Cats must in carriers and dogs on leashes. For more information, dial 3-1-1 or, if you live outside Denver, call 720-913-1311 (this goes to the city’s 311 information center which will connect you to the shelter). 1241 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver.
Finding a good bargain and helping a good cause is always a win-win for everyone. Angels With Paws Thrift & Gift Store opened its doors in 2013 in Lakewood at 2010 Youngfield St. The non-profit cat rescue & adoption center is almost solely supported by donations and fundraisers. Its thrift store is located just a few blocks away from the shelter itself. (There are many friendly felines looking for the “purr-fect” family to call home, if you’re interested.) The store sells clothing, accessories, jewelry, toys, housewares, electronics, DVDs, CDs, books, home décor, pet supplies and more — something for just about every bargain hunter. (They’re also looking for donations of gently-used items to sell. Donations are accepted during business hours.) Stop by and tell them MHOTC sent you! (We’ve been there often and, every time, the shelves are packed with “new” merchandise. The store is bigger than it looks from the outside.) The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.