Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Doggie Costume Contest

8th annual Oktoberfest in Windsor

 Colorado. Saturday, October 1st at Boardwalk Park, 11am to 4pm. 

Wiener Races start at 1pm. 

Sponsored by Windsor Vet Clinic. Call 970-674-2443 to get those runners registered.

 Proceeds donated to help Colorado's homeless Dachshunds.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Zoom Room(r) in Longmont Hosts Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Canine Social Club Celebrates Man's Best Friend, Benefits Local Animal Rescue Longmont, CO (September 13, 2011) - Zoom Room Longmont is hosting a celebration of four-legged companions throughout the city on September 17. The local dog training business and canine social club that specializes in dog agility is sponsoring an event intended to remind Longmont pet owners what it means to be a dog parent.

In honor of the American Kennel Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Day in September, Zoom Room locations across the country are holding events to educate first-time dog owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership and to help current owners enhance their relationships with
their pets. Zoom Room Longmont will offer a variety of free activities fun for the whole family, and will be accepting monetary donations and supplies to benefit Every Creature Counts , a 501(c)3 volunteer rescue organization that found homes for more than 2,600 animals in 2010.

"At the Zoom Room, we feel that every day is responsible dog ownership day," said Marnie Johnson, owner of Zoom Room Longmont. "Classes here are for those who really enjoy spending quality time with their pets. All the products we offer are specifically tailored to improving the health, safety, comfort and training of your dog, and because of this we naturally attract dog owners who desire the same thing: the best possible quality of life for their companion."

Zoom Room will kick off the afternoon with a tricks contest. Participants can sign in at 11:30 am and compete to win prizes such as a Doggy Disco Party, a free group class and a $50 gift card to Zoom Room.

The business will also host two complementary "introduction to agility" classes at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Class sizes are limited, so pre-event registration is encouraged and can be completed on the Zoom Room website.

Outside vendors will be present to give pet owners a chance to speak one-on-one with experts about canine health, safety and behavioral topics. A pet first aid seminar will be held at 4:00 pm courtesy of
Cambridge Animal Hospital in addition to a low-cost microchipping clinic offered throughout the day. A variety of adoptable dogs from Every Creature Counts and Big Dog Huge Paws Rescue will be at the event, and local Longmont author Devin O'Branagan will be present to autograph her Aussie-based book, Show Dog Sings the Blues.

Other vendors include: Happy Tails: Canine and Equine Massage Therapy, Doggie Doodles yard pick up, House of Hounds dog daycare and boarding, Studio LaBelle Photography, Blue Hills Dog & Cat Shoppe, Field Turf Colorado,, Invisible Fence, Inc. of Northern Colorado/Boulder and Your Dog's Best Friend pet walking. The event will also feature live music and family entertainment such as bobbing for tennis balls, a coloring station for kids, and a "Guess the Breed" contest with prizes donated by vendors.

The Responsible Dog Ownership Day event at Zoom Room Longmont, located at 2318 W 17th Ave, Suite F, Longmont, CO 80501, will take place Saturday, September 17 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. To learn more about Zoom Room or to sign up for activities, visit

About Zoom Room

The Zoom Room is a dog training center and canine social club specializing in dog agility. Founded in 2007 by expert dog trainer Jaime Van Wye, the Zoom Room offers dozens of classes teaching dog owners how
to train their dogs, in addition to hosting events such as dog birthday parties, breed meet-up groups and fundraising events. For more information, visit

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wag'n Trail 2011 Sept. 17th


Hike with your hound and help homeless
pets at Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail
Sept. 17 fundraiser supports Dumb Friends League Buddy Center in Castle Rock

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (August 30, 2011) 
Follow the trail of wet noses and wagging tails at the Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail! The 1.6-mile hike for people and their dogs takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Farm Open Space north of Castle Rock. The seventh annual fundraiser benefits the League’s Buddy Center.

There is no registration fee for the Wag `n Trail, but participants are encouraged to collect pledges and earn prizes. You can hike the trail at your own pace anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. If you raise at least $75 in pledges, you will receive a long-sleeved Wag `n Trail T-shirt, ice cream for you and your dog, a bag of dog biscuits and a professional photo along the trail. More pledges earn participants additional prizes.

Following the hike, animal lovers can enjoy flyball demonstrations, food and refreshments, as well as purchase pet-related merchandise from sponsors and vendors. There is a five-acre off-leash park located near the trailhead as well.

The Buddy Center provides shelter and care for more than 5,000 homeless pets each year. In addition to adopting homeless pets, the center also offers other programs and services, including lost and found, behavior training, humane education and animal welfare investigations.

The 2011 Wag `n Trail is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet. For more information on how to register, collect pledges and win prizes,, or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378. 

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 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. For more information, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

Help the German Shepard Rescue of the Rockies

On October 1st, 2011, GSROR will host the “Octoberfest Yard Sale,” so if you are cleaning out your closets and emptying out your drawers, keep us in mind to donate your items to. Things we are looking for are books, toys, knick-knacks, tools, small furniture, garden items, dishware, utensils, etc.  Pretty much anything you don't want laying around your home, however, no clothes please.

If you would like to donate to our yard sale, please reply to this email to arrange for one of our volunteers to pick-up your items.  This will save you a trip to the good will stores. 

Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.  Please remember that all proceeds from our sales go directly to costs associated with the rescue of another German Shepherd.  

Thank you in advance for your generous support and contributions to GSROR.

Thank You
Katie -  German Shepherd Rescue of the Rockies

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Cat population at Dumb Friends League outnumbers
human population in 100 Colorado towns

Dumb Friends League waives adoption fee through Sept. 30 for adult cats

DENVER (Sept. 7, 2011) Nearly 760—that’s the number of cats that are in the care of the Dumb Friends League right now, which outnumbers more than 100 incorporated municipalities of Colorado. In effort to increase feline adoptions, the area’s largest animal welfare organization is waiving adoption fees through Sept. 30 for all cats, 1 year or older.

“Since March, we have seen more than 6,000 cats and kittens come through our doors at both of our shelters,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the League. “We are here to serve animals in need and be a voice for them, but now more than ever, we need our pet-loving community to help homeless cats find permanent homes.”

The waived-fee feline adoptions will be offered at both shelters—the Quebec Street shelter in Denver and the Buddy Center in Castle Rock—and the satellite adoption center in Northfield Stapleton.  The adoption package includes spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, microchip ID implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The League spends approximately $300 on each homeless pet it receives, including shelter, foster and medical care, and adoption services.

“We want to see cats in loving homes, not in a shelter,” said Theresa Geary, vice president of operations. “That is why we’re waiving adoption fees for adult cats all month long.”

Families that cannot adopt at this time may still help by becoming foster parents for needy cats or dogs. Foster volunteers provide temporary care in their homes until an animal is ready for adoption or space is available at the shelters. The League provides foster families with food and supplies, as well as veterinary care as needed.

“We need everyone’s help to prevent more unwanted pets from coming through our doors,” said Geary. “It’s essential people with unaltered pets have them spayed or neutered.”

In addition to spaying and neutering every adoptable pet at both shelters, the League also offers donor-subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for pets in underserved areas of Metro Denver. These surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians on the League’s two mobile clinics, the Meow Mobile and the LuLu Mobile.

For more information on the Dumb Friends League, adopting or fostering a homeless cat and spay/neuter resources, 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 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. For more information, visit or call (303) 751-5772.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Location

Today is the day all of us have been waiting for! 

We are opening our new adoption center at 11:00 am!!!!!!! 
The space is incredible and the kitties seem happier than ever!!! 
Stop by for a visit and maybe, just maybe, you might have room for one more homeless kitty!