Animal

Lynx ambles among skiers, boarders at Purgatory Resort

A lynx ambled through a crowd of enthralled onlookers at Purgatory Resort on Wednesday, which was the second time in two weeks that the elusive animal crossed paths with humans in the area. ...

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

Home-school students learn with equine program

Fourteen students at Silver Spruce Academy are better equestrians after completing a seven-week riding and horse-care course with Horse EmPower. Silver Spruce provides enrichment activities for...

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

Photo: Frosty morning break for horses

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Strolling in holiday style

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts barking dog, animal neglect rules

A landmark moment for La Plata County was recorded Tuesday with the unanimous passage of the county’s first regulations to address barking dogs. The new rules, which came in response to an...

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

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