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Dogs & Cats of Boulder Pics!

May 3rd, 2022

Boulder is full of animal lovers with roughly one-third of all households in the entire city owning at least one dog. Although Boulder has created several dog laws including a law that doesn’t allow animals on Pearl Street, it’s safe to say that Boulder is one of the most dog-friendly places in all of Colorado. If you just walk around town and notice how many happy dogs are running around everywhere you’ll see that Boulder’s dogs are friendly and have great personalities. This is exactly what the Faces of Boulder photography team did for a number of days, dog photography,... Read More

Bats; Our Silent Defender

April 24th, 2022

Bats are often portrayed as creatures of horror. They’re popular around Halloween and in Scooby Doo intros, and they don’t spring to mind as being cute or friendly, but Boulder has actually befriended the bat, and now they’re existence in our ecosystem is essential, and they’re proving to be quite a good friend to have. It’s common to see a bat around Colorado, especially in and around Boulder, given our location near to the flat irons, which are an excellent place to be if you are a bat. Though, bats might be more common than you think. 45% of all bat species in the US can be found in... Read More

Top 3 Dog Friendly Hikes in Boulder

April 16th, 2022

Boulderites love our dogs! Good news is you don’t have to leave your pup behind on your next adventure!! Just remember, Boulder County requires that dogs have a ‘voice and sight’ control tag to go off-leash. Here is our list of the top 3 dog-friendly hikes: Royal Arch Trail – This moderate 3 mile out-and-back trail will provide you with good views and a nice incline to wear out your dog! Expect crowds during peak times though. First and Second Flatirons Loop – This loop is a fantastic choice, as it is under 3 miles, provides nearly 1500 ft of vertical gain, and is known for its beautiful... Read More

Fit Your Dog to your Lifestyle

March 26th, 2022

Getting the opportunity to visit your local shelter in search of a new dog is a joyous event that brightens the lives of not only the humans who get to bring home a new friend, but also the pups who get to settle into loving forever homes. Forever homes are the ideal for any shelter, of course, but there are a lot of factors that go into that decision, and each and every person adopting a new pet should take seriously and pause to consider. There are many tests and quizzes online from places like the American Kennel Society and Animal Planet that are great for narrowing down your choices and comparing... Read More

Boulder County Dog Parks & Amenities

March 19th, 2022

East Boulder Dog Park – 5660 Sioux Dr. Fenced area for both large and small dogs. There is a concrete barrier in the lake that some dogs are able to climb. Large area is about 1.5 acres. Small area is about .45 acres. There is limited water access to a small lake. Foothills Dog Park – 800 Cherry Ave. Two acre fenced park with a separate areas for both small and large dogs. Large area is about 1.6 acres Small area is about .5 acres Howard Heuston Off-leash Dog Area – 34th & Iris, then south to O’Neal Parkway Please note this as an ‘off-leash dog area’... Read More

Photos from Pet Loss Grief Group Event at Luvin Arms

January 26th, 2022

Luvin Arms held a special pet loss grief group on Sunday for those who lost their companion animals during the Marshall Fire. I would like to share some photos of that day, which included Connect and Cuddle healing time with our beloved animal residents. Included here are grief counselor, Richard Mercer, and co-facilitator, Jeremy Moore (standing). Also pictured here (with our Lily the pig) is Chris Clearday, a community member who spontaneously showed up to the grief group event with the sole desire of gifting both humans and animals alike who have been impacted by the fire with Reiki healing.... Read More

Boulder Wildlife Studies: Even the Littlest Project Matters

January 19th, 2022

In a state like Colorado, knowing that there is wildlife around us comes to most Boulder residents as a given. It’s no shock to see a deer in the early morning, or see small chipmunks or mice scurrying about while hiking. Many people see a group of prairie dogs and think nothing of them; they’re just a part of our every day lives. However, there are biologists that are paying closer attention, from the smallest creatures to the largest, and they are always working on a variety of projects to help us help the wilder side of our state live with us too. For instance, many residents know that where... Read More

Giant Cat Looks Set to Break World Record after Weighing in at 27.5lb!

January 19th, 2022

Maine Coon weighs 12.5kg (27.5lb) Kefir is only 22 months, located in Stary Oskol, Russia.  Maine Coon cats do not reach full physical maturation until they are about 4-5 years old. The accepted size standard for the breed ranges between 11-25lbs, with the males being larger than the females. This breed grows at double the rate of other domestic cats. They can easily gain 2 pounds per month during their growing cycle.  The standards are 15-25lbs for males and 11-20 pounds for females. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Coon _______________ Photo Credit: SWNS South West News Service  Read More

Top Dog Friendly Breweries in Boulder

December 18th, 2021

Looking to grab a quick drink but don’t want to leave the pup at home? Check out one of these dog friendly breweries in Boulder this weekend!   Boulder Beer Company – 2880 Wilderness Pl.   Wild Woods Brewery – 5460 Conestoga Ct.   Upslope Brewing Company – 1898 S Flatiron Ct. Unit 20   Stein Brewing – 2516 49th   Asher Brewing Company – 4699 Nautilus Ct.   Grab a leash, a couple treats, and your 4 legged best friend and enjoy a nice cold one in the best city on earth!    Read More

Voice and Sight: Pros and Cons

June 8th, 2020

As winter gives way to spring, the heat is slowly returning to the Colorado front range, and that means that Boulder residents are returning to their favorite warm weather past times. For many, this means going out hiking with their dogs in tow. Boulder is home to hundreds of canine companions, and it’s no strange occurrence to come across proud pet owners and their pups on the popular trials near town. To many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s also a great opportunity to let their dogs loose to romp in nature. The legality of such a practice can be blurry, which is where a dog tag, normally called... Read More

Boulder Bees: How Boulder is Handling the Bee Crisis

May 26th, 2020

It is common knowledge that the bee population across the world is in peril. Which is no small thing, considering their importance. At least a third of all of the world’s food supply relies on the pollination habit of bees, flowers, of course, rely on bees, and in fact most kinds of fruit and berries and general plant life would cease to exist without them. In recent years, the largest contributor to the death of these fuzzy insects has been insecticide, something humanity may only be learning too late as the numbers of bees on our planet continue to dwindle away. However, there is still hope... Read More

Comfort Animals on the Rise: A Need Area CU Boulder is Not Addressing

March 20th, 2018

Ordinarily, CU Boulder is seen as a liberal leaning, animal friendly campus with daily visits of dogs belonging to students and locals alike. It’s no rare thing to see pups of all ages and sizes out playing fetch or taking a stroll, especially on the campus’ largest open quads, such as Farrand Field or the Norlin Quadrangle. Though with mental illness becoming more frequently reported by students, it’s becoming apparent? that one growing source of self-care is still unfortunately banned by most universities. Mental health issues have been growing on college campuses for years, and as conversations... Read More