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Partner Highlight: The Lodge Casino

The Lodge Casino is honored to partner with Foothills Animal Shelter to help foster compassion in our community through working with and supporting our animal friends. The Lodge Casino’s year-round commitment supports our Pet of the Month program! This program highlights a special pet at Foothills each month, helping them find a loving home. We…

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Introducing Dr. Vivian Tran…

Join us as we welcome our newest veterinarian! Tell us a little about your background and how you became a veterinarian. “I was born and raised in Denver. I attended the University of Colorado Denver for my Bachelor’s degree, where I initially was interested in going to (human) medical school. I realized in my junior…

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Tails of Foothills Newsletter: Summer 2024

Pounce on the latest issue of Tails of Foothills to read all about our upcoming events, including the highly-anticipated return of Squeakeasy, stories from adopters, an introduction of our newest Shelter veterinarian, and more! Tails of Foothills Summer 2024 Newsletter

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Unleashing Joy: A Dive Into Pet Enrichment

By Steph Baigent, Associated Director of the Animal Experience at Foothills Animal Shelter Enrichment isn’t just about keeping animals occupied; it’s about igniting joy, stimulating minds, and creating fulfilling experiences. At Foothills, we understand the vital role enrichment plays in the well-being of our Shelter animals. Our approach to enrichment is deeply rooted in observation—we…

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“I Need My Cat.”

Keeping Families Together Through Crisis By Kyra Munz, MSW, Better Together Program Manager “I need my cat. I have tried every medication I can to treat my depression, but nothing helps me quite like he does.” Andrew almost needed to separate from his cat, Loki, due to a crisis—but the Better Together Program at Foothills…

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Unknown Canine Respiratory Disease

Last updated December 19, 2023 The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has been receiving calls over the past two months from practicing veterinarians reporting an elevated number of canine respiratory disease cases in the state. Other states, including Oregon, Florida, and New Hampshire, are seeing a similar pattern at this time. Has Foothills seen increased…

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Hot Weather Safety Tips

With the record-breaking heat we’ve been experiencing in Colorado, we thought it was a great time to remind everyone how to keep their pets safe and comfortable during the Dog Days of Summer. Never leave your pet in a car unattended. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach upwards of 115 degrees in just…

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

Keeping people and pets together at Foothills Animal Shelter is part of our business – especially when your beloved best friend goes missing unexpectedly. With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s more important now than ever to make sure you and your pets are prepared should you become separated. Backyard BBQs, fireworks…

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Foothills Animal Shelter has received a positive test for the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus (HPAI). The Shelter is working with the State Veterinarian and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) following this outcome and will continue our work to keep the people and animals in our community safe. With this test result and…

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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

With warmer weather quickly approaching and as we enter a season in Colorado that typically experiences an increase in natural disasters, including fires, Foothills Animal Shelter wants to help pet owners in Jefferson County that may experience these emergencies. Below are some reminders and tips to ensure your pets are prepared should you need to…

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