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