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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day -Jenae!

September 6th, 2022

Jenae is a kennel tech at a Veterinary Hospital here in Boulder. She cares for all types of animals – taking them out for walks, cleaning them, feeding them etc. She started working there this past January. When I asked her why she took the job, she told me that it was because of her love for animals. Jenae grew up on a farm here in Colorado and has been surrounded by animals her whole life. Currently, she’s living in Boulder and studying at CU, but her current apartment doesn’t allow tenants to have pets. Thankfully, she gets her fix at work.  Read More

Fit Your Dog to your Lifestyle

August 16th, 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

Boulders Dog of the Day!

August 11th, 2022

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Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day

August 6th, 2022

“I was unsure when people told me that I would like Boulder, but I’ve never been happier.” Originally from Boston, Grace is here at CU Boulder studying Evolutionary Biology and Pre-Vet. She originally wanted to be a surgeon for humans, but after shadowing various surgeries at a vet clinic she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. “I just like animals more than I like people.”  Read More

[LIVE] Osprey Camera ~ Boulder County Fairgrounds

July 15th, 2022

Boulder County Fairgrounds Osprey Camera Provided by: Parks & Open Space Foundation Fairgrounds Osprey This is one of several osprey nests in Boulder County. In the spring of 2003, this osprey pair began nesting on a light pole at the Boulder County Fairgrounds and returned each year. In 2009, wildlife biologists moved the nest to its current location just east of the Cattail pond for the birds’ safety. The pair shifted to the new location with ease. Our biologists believe that the local surge in nests may be offspring returning to their previous habitat area. In 2014 and 2015, a female osprey... Read More

Dog of the Day for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2022

The Real Miracles of St. Patrick and his Dogs Patrick’s journey began when he was 16 years old. Captured by Irish pirates headed by the warlike king Niall of the Nine Hostages, Patrick lived half-naked on a mountain called Slemish, with just a dog and a few sheep for company. He had to put up with this life for over seven years. His favorite sheepdog appeared as an angel in a dream one night, telling him to flee to a ship 200 miles away, a ship from Gaul loaded with Irish Wolfhounds. Patrick followed his dream and arrived to the ship, soaked to the skin, tired, and pleading to be allowed... Read More

Luvin Arms Hosts Refugees for a Day of Service and Refuge

March 10th, 2022

March 10, 2022 – Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary is collaborating with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) this month for a day of contemplative service work in honor of both female refugees and the animal residents of Luvin Arms. The IRC is one of three resettlement agencies in the Denver area for refugees, asylum seekers, and special immigrant visa holders. Their women’s support group, We Can Do It!, is an adjustment and acculturation program that uses different tools and mediums for stress relief, trauma processing, and community building. Women from different nationalities and backgrounds... Read More

Arya wants to know if you will be her valentine!

February 12th, 2022

Walk around the Sanctuary and receive custom valentines from our animal residents. Make sure to stop by the craft tent for a fun activity. MU Denver (plant-based Asian streetfood) and Solstice Sweets (vegan sweet treats) will also be here with their delicious offerings. Come at any time between 12:00PM and 3:00PM. We recommend giving yourself an hour to complete all the activities. All ages are welcome. Parents may attend without a ticket if accompanying their child. Covid Policy: Masks are required – thank you! Date/Time: Sunday, February 13, 2022, 12:00-3:00M Mtn Location: 3470 County Road... Read More

Once in a Lifetime Photo of Three Bobcats Together

February 2nd, 2022

Picture taker Flies Drone To Discover A Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot Of 3 Bobcats Sitting On A Log Capturing a great photograph requires technical skill, foresight, and intuition, but you also need a lot of luck! After all, being in the right place at the right time is something that’s hard to plan for.   Photo Credit: nature.ugurturkum.com  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’s Dog of the Day Pic! – Boulder Bloodhound Waiting his Turn at the Water Bucket

January 26th, 2022

Fun Facts on Bloodhounds: Life span: 10 – 12 years Temperament: Stubborn, Even Tempered, Affectionate, Gentle Height: Female: 23–25 inches (58–64 cm), Male: 25–27 inches (64–69 cm) Colors: Liver & Tan, Black & Tan, Red Weight: Female: 80–100 lbs (36–45 kg), Male: 90–110 lbs (41–50 kg) The Bloodhound’s ancestors were created in medieval France to trail deer and boar. Today, this is a highly active and intelligent dog breed whose keen sense of smell has found them a special place in law enforcement and search and rescue. Their fans... Read More

VIDEO: Large Mountain Lion, Coyotes, & Bobcats in Estes Park Caught on Camera

January 21st, 2022

https://www.eptrail.com/2021/03/05/video-of-the-week-incredible-footage-of-mountain-lions-coyotes-and-bobcats-in-estes-park/  Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

January 20th, 2022

It’s time to start getting back out on the trails. What better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more. But, before heading into the great outdoors with your pooch, don’t forget to bring a leash and some doggie bags. While the Open Spaces and Mountain Parks welcome dogs, it is your responsibility... 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

Featured Colorado Animals of the Day Pics! – Wolf LOVE at their Sanctuary!

January 17th, 2022

Wolf Sanctuary: https://wolfsanctuary.co/ You can check out Dex’s amazing work here: https://indevisual.co/photography/wildlife/   Photo Credits: Dex Ballard  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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 19th, 2016

Dogs are humans too! And this dog is named Pete (Pronounced Pete-ee). She’s a mix of Pitbull and something else, her owner isn’t too sure. Pete’s real owner is away so Blair volunteered to watch her for a while and take her on some Colorado adventures. What are you and your dog doing this weekend?  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 4th, 2016

There isn’t a place Natalie doesn’t go without her dog, Bruno. This past weekend, Natalie and Bruno explored the back country of Nederland and enjoyed the warming weather. “Almost every weekend, we spend our days hiking together. He goes everywhere with me,” said Natalie. Just like her, Bruno was decked out in his own personal hiking gear – jacket, water bottle, snacks, and toys. Natalie is a teacher from Longmont and is a dog trainer on the side. Besides hiking, she enjoys cooking, reading, and curling up by the fire with a good book. Her ideal Saturday is spend... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 1st, 2016

This Portland, Oregon native just moved to Colorado in the middle of January to experience the mountain lifestyle. Meet Allison, an outdoor enthusiast and world traveler! Allison originally knew she was bitten by the travel bug ten years ago right before she started college. She participated in a study abroad program in Copenhagen that allowed her to travel all throughout Europe for 6 months. Since then, Allison took a year to move back to Oregon to pack her things and see her friends and family before she was off to her next destination, San Francisco. In the past few years, she has traveled... Read More