Pet Tips

We know you love your pet just as much as we love all 12,000 of ours! Here are some tips to make sure your furry friend stays happy, safe and healthy.

Tips for Camping with Your Dog

Summer is a great time to plan an enjoyable camping adventure for you and your dog! Here are some tips to keep your four-legged friend safe in the great outdoors. Preparing for Your Trip Research pet-friendly campgrounds: Not all...
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The Terrier

High-intelligence, lively personality and spirited attitude are all common characteristics of the terrier group. Historically used to hunt small burrowing animals, these dogs are fast and love to dig. This group is also highly diverse and...
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The Hound

The dogs in the hound group are often considered the original hunting dogs. This group of dogs can include everything from Beagles to Basset Hounds, Dachshunds to Greyhounds. And of course, here at the Shelter, we also frequently see...
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The Working Dog

Historically used for jobs like sled-pulling, rescuing stranded humans in avalanches and guarding property, dogs in the Working Group are accustomed to having an important job to do. In fact, they are most comfortable when they are given a...
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The Toy Dog

Man’s tiniest best friend can typically be found in the toy dog group. Although these dogs are little, they may have big personalities and can turn into little divas! Because of their small size, these dogs also make great apartment dogs...
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The Sporting Dog

Sporting dogs are oftentimes full of energy, needing regular, vigorous exercise. With Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels included, the Sporting Dog group boasts of some of the most popular dog breeds. Many of these...
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The Herding Dog

Originally used by cowboys and shepherds to herd livestock, the dogs in the herding group have not lost their sense of organization and intelligence. German Shepherds, Border Collies and Australian Shepherds are just a few of the common...
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10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

Unfortunately, senior animals (usually grouped as 7 years and older) are often overlooked when people are searching for the perfect pet to bring home. However, adopting a senior pet has many benefits! Here are our top ten reasons to adopt...
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Fireworks Pet Safety

If you already have a pet or are planning on getting a pet around the 4th of July, New Year's or any other holiday where fireworks are likely, please use common sense to ensure your pet is safe. Here are some good tips If your pet...
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Tips for Pets in Parks, Trails, and Other Public Areas

We have partnered with Jeffco Open Space to spread the word about keeping pets safe on trails, in parks and in other public areas. By following these tips you can help both you and your pet reduce encounters with wildlife as well as...
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Hot Weather Pet Safety

As the heat cranks up this summer, we cannot forget to educate and remind pet owners about the safety of our four-legged friends. Read below for some great tips on keeping your pet safe in the sun! No matter how tempting it may be, or...
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How To: Photograph Your Pet

Ever wondered how to take amazing photos of your pets? Follow these simple tips and you'll be photographing your pets like a pro, every time!
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Lost Pet Prevention

Although no one wants to think about losing their pet, trying to be proactive in avoiding it altogether and being educated on what to do if it does happen, is important. 1. BE PROACTIVE Take steps beforehand to ensure that if your pet...
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Caring for Senior Pets

Consider adopting an older pet! Senior pets still have a lot of love to give. There are many fantastic advantages to having a senior pet: For starters, with age comes experience. Older pets may already be housebroken or litter box...
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Keeping Your Pets Active in Winter

During the cold and snowy winter months, it can become harder to get your dog outdoors to exercise, but this doesn’t have to be a boring time for your pet. Here are some tips and tricks to keeping your pets happy and occupied during the...
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Holiday Pet Safety

The holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving, can be a fun and joyous occasion for both you and your pet. However, with all of the turkey day goodies and holiday cakes, candies and decorations, it's still very important for pet owners...
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Cold Weather Pet Safety

Winter in Colorado is marked by days of cold and lots of snow. Here are a few tips to make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm during this time of year: The simplest way to protect your pet from weather-related...
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Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween night can be a stressful time for pets due to all of the strange noises and kids in scary costumes going up and down the street. It is important that owners are mindful of potential pet hazards that can sometimes go along with...
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