Animal

Dogster’s is looking for a little love for the holidays

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist While you’re planning your holiday giving, don’t forget about our four-legged friends. Dogster’s Spay and Neuter Program, all-too-appropriately known as D-SNIP,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

End-of-life care for pets presented Thursday

End-of-life care for pets presented Thursday “Saying Goodbye to a Dear Pet” will be presented from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Veterinarian Dan...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog training classes offered at the rec center

The Durango Community Recreation Center is partnering with GentleCanine to offer new dog training classes. GentleCanine is a local dog training company that focuses on real-world training skills,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Try these helpful tips with your fearful dog

Often, the most obvious sign of fear in dogs is avoidance of things that worry the dog. Avoidance is powerfully reinforcing since it offers distance and safety from objects that the dog fears. As...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Durango Dog Tales

La Plata County barking dog law advances

La Plata County commissioners are moving forward with the county’s first regulations to rein in barking dogs and expect to enact the new rules by year’s end. The county has spent a year drafting...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schnauzer arrives safely in Cincinnati

After a long day of check-ins, waiting and flying, Doctor arrived safely in Cincinnati late Thursday night, a little jet-lagged but happy to be back with his family. The schnauzer served as a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

7-year-old shnauzer stays in the family thanks to donors

Doctor has traveled to the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, Florida and California, and on Thursday, he boarded his first plane, headed to Cincinnati via United Airlines thanks to the generosity of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reported sightings, but no solid leads on missing llamas

The search for two missing llamas – aka Chai and Dawson – has included sporadic sightings and insightful intuitions of their wanderings, but nothing that has proved fruitful in the 1½-month pursuit...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best Friends manager and ‘DogTown’ star to speak

John Garcia, emergency response manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and star of National Geographic’s “DogTown” show, will speak at the La Plata County Humane Society ’s ninth annual Bark &...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attempts to rescue lost llamas fail in Weminuche Wilderness

Efforts to capture two pack llamas that have been stranded for a month in the Weminuche Wilderness have so far been unsuccessful. The llamas, Dawson and Chai, accompanied two women who became lost ...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County looks to draft rules to limit barking dogs

Through lively and sometimes emotional discussion, rural La Plata County residents suggested regulatory solutions to one of the county’s favorite subjects: barking dogs. At a Tuesday open house on...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks feedback on barking dog regs

On Tuesday, the public will have a chance to provide input and get information on La Plata County’s proposed regulations on barking dogs and animal cruelty. County staff has spent the past year...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News