Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pet Food Drive 2011 2nd Annual

Pet Food Drive 2011 - Second Annual Drive helps 'families in need' keep pets at home in Denver
Posted by Melinda Yeary on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 11:17am
dogandcat_400As we continue to read about the challenging economy and the increasing foreclosure rates another statistic goes hand in hand, families having to part with their beloved family pet due to the cost. The shelters are filled with additional animals due to abandonment, or many times, families bringing them in with no other place to turn. The situation exists across the nation.

As we approach the holidays, please count your four-legged blessings and pick up an additional bag or can (or 2) of cat or dog food for those in need - The Pet Food Drive continues from December 4th - December 17th, 2011. The drop off site is our office at 3627 West 32nd Avenue 's in North Denver's Highland neighborhood. Food Bank of the Rockies will distribute the food to families in need and channel the food through additional agencies such as Meals on Wheels and other groups assisted by the food bank.

I'm a proud sponsor of the Pet Food Drive and an advocate for our furry friends. I've worked to raise funds with several local animal non-profits, including Denver Dumb Friends’ League, Divine Feline & Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance. Denver is such a pet-friendly place! We understand what our pets mean to our families, and the thought of a family having to make a choice to let go of a loved pet hurts us all!

For additional information call Melinda at 720-291-5200.
Melinda Yeary Cell/Text 720.291.5200
Broker Associate/Realtor
Live Urban Real Estate
3627 W. 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Office 303.455.LIVE (great search tool here!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dumb Friends League offers Winter Critter Camps

Good Morning!

Is your child looking for something to do during winter break? Why not send them to the Dumb Friends League Critter Camp? Below you will find information on our camp, which kicks off on Dec. 20. All of these are one-day camps teach kids lessons of compassion and respect toward animals.

Dumb Friends League offers Winter Critter Camps

Send your kid to a fun and educational camp over winter break! The Dumb Friends League will host three one-day camps at each of their shelter locations during winter school breaks.

They will be held Dec. 20, 21 & 22 at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock and Dec. 27, 28 & 29 at the League's Quebec Street shelter in Denver.  The camps help children learn lessons of compassion, respect and responsibility. Critter Craft Camp is for third through fifth graders, Cat Camp is for third through fifth graders, and Careers Camp is for sixth through eighth graders. Tuition is $50 for each camper, with fees benefiting the Dumb Friends League.

For more information on the camps or to register, visit or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 7231.

Please let me know if you need anything else. Thanks for all that you do!

Chris Gallegos
Public Relations Manager
720.241.7081 (office)
303.419.1162 (cell)
303.696.0063 (fax)

Cat adoption special extended through December

Media Contact:
Chris Gallegos

Cat adoption special extended through December

DENVER (Dec. 1, 2011) Though our call for help has been heard by supporters around the Denver metro area, the Dumb Friends League still has more than 550 cats in its care. Because of the growing need to find these cats their forever homes, the League is extending its waived adoption fee for cats 1 year and older through Dec. 31. The special is taking place at both shelter locations—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, as well as the adoption center in Northfield-Stapleton and on its mobile adoption unit, the Pet Care-avan.

“The community has responded to our waived adoption fees on cats, but the challenge continues,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League.

Every cat adoption includes a spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, a microchip ID implant, a free office visit with a participating veterinarian and a bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food. The League spends approximately $300 for each homeless cat that comes through its doors, including shelter, foster and medical care, and TLC.

“By choosing to adopt, you get a great deal financially while giving a homeless pet another chance at happiness,” said Rohde. “Plus, adopters welcome more love and companionship into their own lives.”

Interested adopters can view all pets in need of homes online at as well as visit the shelters, which are open seven days a week. For more information on the adoption special and on volunteering as a foster parent for cats, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

About the Dumb Friends League
As the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for more than 100 years. The Dumb Friends League has two shelter locations: 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Howliday Photos

Don't Miss Out...RMGDRI Holiday Events!
Howliday Photos * Wine Tasting
Howliday Photos
Saturday, December 3rd
12 - 3 p.m.
Wild At Heart - "an artisan's boutique"
7180 W. Alaska Drive/Lakewood, CO
 (Bel Mar Shopping Center)Holiday Cheer

Come have a Holiday potrait taken in front of the beautiful fireplace decked out for the holidays with your familly (including your four-legged kids).  Santa will be on hand to join you if you would like jolly old St Nick in your photos.

$20 sitting fee (includes 3 digital photos)
$25 sitting fee (iincludes 5 digital photos).

Sittings will be in 15 minute increments (please note your preferred time in the comments section of the online order form).

ALL funds will go to help SASKIA (Shoulder Replacement) and CHIP (Hip Replacement)

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is just days away! 

Tuesday, December 6th is the 2nd Annual Colorado Gives Day.

This initiative was started by the Community First Foundation in an effort to increase philanthropy in Colorado. The first Colorado Gives Day, held in 2010, was a huge success, raising nearly $9 million for local charities and foundations.  Foothills Animal Foundation was part of this historic day of giving and we hope you, your friends and family will be able to support us again this year.

Remember, all donations made on December 6th via the Community First Foundation’s Giving First website will be matched by up to $0.10 per dollar, thanks to generous support provided by FirstBank Colorado. In addition to First Bank’s incentive fund, additional challenge grants are being offered!  Three of these challenge grants will be awarded to the organizations with the highest number of donors highest number of donors.  So, even if you or your friends and family can only donate a few dollars, please consider making a contribution to Foothills Animal Foundation on December 6.  100% of your donation will benefit the animals and programs of Foothills Animal Shelter.

Visit on December 6th to participate in this incredible day of giving. To go directly to Foothills Animal Foundation’s profile page visit, From there, you can simply click on the “donate” button.  Worried you may forget to make your donation on December 6?  You can visit our profile page anytime and set up a donation to be processed on December 6th!

African Grey Savings

30% off your in-store purchase! Come celebrate Rags turning 21 with cake and a BIG SALE! This weekend, December 3 & 4. See you there!


Karen Goodman

Monday, November 21, 2011

IHDI's Barking' Brunch!

You're Invited to IHDI's Barkin' Brunch!
International Hearing Dog, Inc.
5901 E 89th Ave.
Henderson, CO 80640
December 6, 2011
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

IHDI's Barkin Brunch to Celebrate a Digital Donation Day
Chip in and chow down during IHDI's Barkin' Brunch on Tuesday, December 6 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. We'll provide the food and open our doors to you.
Come in, join us for lunch and get a first hand look at what we do. We'll have computers on hand to give everyone a chance to donate during Colorado Gives Day. The food is FREE but online donations are greatly appreciated!

For more information, call 303-287-3277, or

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Dear Friends ,
We'd like to invite you to participate in our first Barkin Brunch! On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM we're having a miniature open house! We'll have free food, tours and demonstrations to celebrate our Digital Donation Day! Online donations are greatly appreciated. We'll have computers and helpers set up for those wishing to do so.
We've set a goal to raise $2,000 through online donations in 24 hours on December 6, 2011. Although this is a part of Colorado Gives Day, all of our supporters are welcome to participate! Any donation on December 6th will be matched by FirstBank of Colorado so your dollar is doubled!

If you plan to attend, drop us a line and let us know how many people will be with you!
Please help us reach our goal even if you can't attend the brunch! Visit and make an online donation. Any amount helps!

Thank you for your continued support!

Valerie Foss-Brugger
Executive Director & President
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Digital Dogs
From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube, you can stay up-to-date with International Hearing Dog, Inc. online. Go along with Bob on placements by following his Twitter. We've also redesigned our website! Check it out and make a purchase from our Gift Shop.
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Paws To Give... or Shop to Help Homeless Pets this Holiday Season


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Media Contact:
Chris Gallegos

PAWS TO GIVE… or Shop to Help Homeless
Pets this Holiday Season

DENVER (Nov. 21, 2011) Our four-legged friends need your help this holiday season. The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give fund drive in November and December to help care for more than 24,000 homeless pets this coming year.

“We need your help now more than ever,” said Bob Rohde, Dumb Friends League president and CEO. “Any amount you can give—whether it’s $10, $25, $50 or more—is much appreciated and can make a big difference for the pets and people in our community.”

Financial contributions can be made online at or by mailing a check to Dumb Friends League Paws to Give, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.

In addition to making a financial donation, you can also help homeless pets by doing your holiday shopping at the Dumb Friends League:
·         Sit… Stay… Shop. Visit the Sit… Stay… Shop at both shelters for gourmet pet treats, food and supplies such as pet beds, toys, collars and leashes.
·         2012 pet calendars. Purchase a full-color 2012 Dumb Friends League pet-photo calendar for $15. Print an order form at and mail it to the Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231, or fax it to (303) 696-0063. These calendars are also available for purchase at the shelters’ Sit… Stay… Shops.
·         Holiday cards. Mail holiday cards to the pet lovers in your life (10 cards and envelopes for $15). Print an order form at and mail it to the Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231, or fax it to (303) 696-0063. These cards are also available for purchase at the shelters’ Sit… Stay… Shop.
·         Gift cards. Purchase a Dumb Friends League gift card for the pet lovers in your life. The gift card may be used toward an adoption fee or items at either Sit… Stay… Shop.
·         Online Shop. Visit the online shop at where you will find a variety of shirts, hats, coffee mugs, tote bags and other items.

The funds raised will help the Dumb Friends League care for thousands of needy cats, dogs and other small pets. The private, nonprofit organization spends approximately $300 for each homeless pet, including shelter, food and medical care. Last year 19,535 pets were adopted to new homes or returned to their owners by Dumb Friends League. In addition to adopting homeless pets, the League offers other services, including lost and found, humane education, behavior training, animal cruelty investigations and donor-subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for pets in underserved areas.
For more information on the Dumb Friends League and how you can help, visit or call (303) 751-5772.
About the Dumb Friends LeagueAs the leading animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the Dumb Friends League has been helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond for 100 years. The Dumb Friends League has two shelter locations: its main shelter at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock. For more information about the Dumb Friends League, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

RMGDR Wine Tasting

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Dear RMGDRI Wine Lovers:

Our next Wine Tasting event will be held at Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro in Denver, CO. 
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We will be taking over the entire establishment for an afternoon of good wine and good friends for a good cause!

Meet Buster our PAW It Forward Grant recipient.  The funds raised from this event will go toward the remaining balance on Buster's surgery.
Your ticket purchase includes....

  • Wine tasting of six wines
  • Hors d'ouvres
  • Free dog treats
  • Chance to win numerous door prizes
Check out this handmade elevated feeder made from recycled wine barrel wood and a faux granite top.  This elevated feeder will be auctioned off at the wine tasting. 
Elevated Feeder  
We will also have... 
  • 6 Handcrafted Dog Bowls filled with fun goodies to raffle
  • 2012 Calendars for sale
  • Custom designed t-Shirts for sale
  • Wine bottle serving trays with Navarre's watercolor portrait (see picture above)

We are looking for 5 enthusiastic supporters to be Wine Captains and commit to bringing a party of 6 (including yourself).  Your party can be made up of other couples, friends, co-workers, etc. 

By signing up as a Wine Captain, you are entitled to a free custom-designed fashion t-shirt as a thank you for your support!

E-mail Erin Rist to sign up as a Captain.
RMGDRI Wine Tasting
Saturday, December 10th
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tastes Wine Bar
4267 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO

Tickets - $25

Thursday, November 10, 2011

HOWLiday Mart

HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue!

Please come to Pet Station

on Sun, Nov 13 from 11a to 5:00p 

for a self-pet wash benefit for HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue!

$12.00 per pet, we have everything you need to bathe your doggy! 

All proceeds benefit HO-BO Care!

Pet Station
2300 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Colorado

Holiday Bazaar

Hey Guys,

Make sure you're prepared to fill everyone's stockings (especially your 4-legged kids) 
this holiday season with stuff they really want. 
I'll be presenting Snuggle Snacks, Lunch totes, Handbags and lots of pet items for sale
this Thurs. 9-4 and Fri. 9-5 at the HLLC Preschool Holiday Bazaar!
Although pets are not allowed within this fair, Santa will be there on Fri.
from 3-5 for your 2-legged kids!

What:  Holiday Bazaar
When:  Nov. 10th 9-4
            Nov. 11th 9-5
Where:  Holy Love Lutheran Church
            4210 S. Chambers Rd.
            Aurora, CO  80014

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 "Puttin' on the Max"

2011 "Puttin' on the Max"
"We are Colorado!"
Saturday October 22nd, 2011
Benefitting Maxfund Animal Shelter
MaxFund, a non-profit No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center announces their 23rd Annual black-tie fundraiser Puttin' on the Max: "We Are Colorado". The Event will include Silent Auction, Live Auction, Live Entertainment, Dinner and a Pet Parade! This year's Emcee: Mike Nelson of Channel 7 News! and other special appearances.
Proceeds from the event will go towards MaxFund's continued effort to help animals in need find forever homes.

Puppy Up! Walk Denver 2011


I would like to say thank you for making The Puppy Up! Fort Collins Walk a huge success last year. Because of you, Fort Collins was the number one fundraiser in the country and we had the privilege of having Luke, Hudson and Murphy walk with us. This year The Puppy Up! Walk is going to be held in Denver. I would like to invite you to join us at The Puppy Up! Denver Walk at Stapleton Central Park in Denver on Nov. 6. The proceeds we raise will benefit 2 Million Dogs and lead to improvements in cancer treatments for people and pets with cancer. 2 Million Dogs is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to discovering the links between canine and human cancers and their causes through comparative oncology research.

The Puppy Up! Denver Walk will begin with an opening ceremony that is followed by a 2 mile walk. At the conclusion of the walk, we will have human and canine entertainment, prizes, contests, vendor booths and more. You can stay informed about the exciting developments by liking The First Puppy Up! Denver Walk 2011 on facebook and by following PuppyUpDenver on twitter.

We would also like to encourage you to SIGN UP BEFORE MIDNIGHT EST ON OCT. 22. Luke , Hudson and his new puppy, Indy, wil be walking in the city that has raised the most money by that time. ( For those of you who don't know, the 2 Million Dogs organization suffered a great loss when Murphy lost his battle with nasal cancer in June of this year. )


Puppy Up!

Hope Lisle
Puppy Up! Denver Walk Manager

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yappy Hour at Barkly Manor in Denver!

WHAT: A fun, casual social Saturday afternoon doggie happy hour event for you, your four-legged friends and lots of Denver dog lovers, too! 

WHEN: Saturday, November 5th from 2pm-5pm (feel free to stop by any time, but please RSVP regardless of when you plan to arrive; please RSVP for the number of humans only, and feel free to note how many dogs you'll be bringing in the RSVP comment section)

WHERE: Barkly Manor, located at 5010 East Colfax Avenue, Denver (at Colfax and Elm)

Who's invited? You, your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else who would like to join us at this Yappy Hour event benefiting the animals of Life is Better Rescue! Please note: While neither the rescue nor Barkly Manor is officially charging for this event, there is a suggested $10 per guest donation; if you donate $15 or more at the door, you'll receive two drink tickets!*

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for a small donation as well. Activities and games will be set up (participation is completely optional of course!), and you're invited to bring your four-legged friend(s), relax and enjoy a Saturday afternoon with other canine enthusiasts at Barkly Manor! Barkly Manor is an incredible indoor-outdoor facility so regardless of weather conditions, there is a lot of space for your canine companions to play.

*You must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to trade in your drink tickets for alcoholic beverages.

If you're planning to attend - and we hope you will! - please RSVP (humans only) via or email your RSVP to LIBR's Event Coordinator, Megan Brocato at (non-Meetup group members) so LIBR and Barkly Manor can plan accordingly.


To learn more about Life is Better Rescue, visit To learn about Barkly Manor, visit

Feel free to contact Megan Brocato at with any questions or to request a PDF copy of the event flyer to print, post and share. We're looking forward to seeing you at Yappy Hour at Barkly Manor on Saturday, November 5th!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paws in the Park

A Dog Walk to benefit Every Creature Counts

deKoevend Park, Shelter C (across the bridge from Goodson Recreation Center)
6301 South University Boulevard, Centennial, Colorado 80121
Saturday, October 29, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Walk your dog along a 1.5 mile section of the beautiful Highline Canal Trail and raise money for Every Creature Counts!

Creature Crawl                     
Free T-shirt for Registered Walkers                                                    
Canine Costume Contest                  
Doggie Bag Full of Goodies                                          
Silent Auction                                         
Register Today!            

Click for Registration Form                                    
   Vendor Booths                                
         Fees are $5 more
           on day of event.

Schedule of Events
     11:00 a.m.   Registration and T-shirt pick-up
     12:00 p.m.   Paws in the Park dog walk begins
     1:30 p.m.   Creature Crawl Canine Costume Contest

  Prizes for best costume, funniest, and best team.
Please complete registration form on back.

Wine, Tapas and Dogs - Oh My!

 Wine, Tapas and Dogs - Oh My!


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Thursday - October 20th

Enjoy a great evening of music, tapas, Cru Vin Dog wines and support the
Denver Dumb Friends League for only $25


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Combining great wine, fine art, special dogs, and worthy causes is what Cru Vin Dogs is all about!

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What a Night!

miniBAR will provide music and
will be serving some of their best tapas!

Mini Bar food

Cru Vin Dogs will be pouring some of their
excellent newest wines!

West Highland Terrier Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - "Westie"


Cru Vin Dogs 
Blue-Heeler Shiraz~Grenache~Mourvedre 2008

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The LOYAL COMPANION Red Blend and Chardonnay

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Come join us for a night of great food paired with excellent wines for worthy causes! 

See You There! 

303-668-4064 ~ Reservations not required.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
7:00 - 10:00pm

   2623 East 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Hope to See You There!


Denver Dumb Friends League

A national leader in providing humane care to lost and abandoned animals, rescuing sick, injured and abused animals, adopting pets to new homes, helping pets stay in homes, and educating pet owners and the public about the needs of companion animals

Cru Vin Dogs

Cru Vin Dogs isn’t your ordinary wine company. We exist to combine our passions—friendship, wine, art, and our love of dogs and worthy causes—into a wine brand with a purpose