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Boulder County Dog Parks & Amenities

August 9th, 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

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

August 6th, 2022

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3 Tips for Traveling With Your Arthritic Dog

August 6th, 2022

Having a senior dog with arthritis requires a lot of care and empathy from your side, because your dog won’t be able to communicate exactly what’s hurting, where it’s hurting, and when it’s hurting.  For this reason, you’ll need to be extremely thoughtful of everything you do involving them, and try your best to not stress or strain them in any way.  If you take some time to study your dog’s behavior, you’ll be able to figure out what he doesn’t mind doing, and what causes him pain. For instance, your dog may not have trouble standing up and walking around, but he may try to... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day – Woody!

August 5th, 2022

Meet Woody! Woody visits the dog daycare I help out at every so often, and has quite the personality. Some of his favorite things include belly rubs, a good stick, and catching his own tail (which he is extremely good at I might add). Rumor has it, if you pet him behind the ear in just the right way, his tail can wag near the speed of light. Boulder is home to many incredible and interesting animals, and Woody is no exception.  Read More

7 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Boulder County

August 3rd, 2022

If you’re like me, you like getting outside with your furry best friend. But sometimes it’s hard to know what trails allow four-legged adventuring companions and which frown on it. Here at AboutBoulder we’ve compiled a list of the best dog-friendly hikes in the area so you’ll never have to leave your pup behind again! Royal Arch Trail This challenging 3.4-mile loop will gain 1,358 feet and provide you and your pooch with a killer workout. The trailhead begins in Chautauqua and splits off at the flagstone staircase—just follow the signs. Ascend through pine forests and wildflower meadows... Read More

Hiking with Dogs in Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

August 1st, 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’s Dog of the Day!

July 27th, 2022

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How many Boulder residents own a Dog?

July 17th, 2022

With an average household size of 2.20 people, this equates to around 45,211 people living in households. Based on the fact that one in every three households owns a dog, Boulder’s dog population is estimated to be roughly 15,000–or approximately 6.5 people per dog. The Open Space and Mountain Parks system is one of the few on the Colorado Front Range that allows dog guardians to walk their dogs off-leash.  This opportunity is only available if dogs are responsibly controlled by voice and sight and wear a voice and sight dog tag. It is a demanding standard for both dogs and their guardians. Pearl... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 15th, 2022

When Taryn met Oscar. “I’m glad he doesn’t have thumbs.” “I met him in Breckenridge. It was love at first sight. I’ve felt like we’ve been together ever since that day just mentally. He is filling a void for me and that’s great. His meaning to me is larger than life.”  Read More

Boulder’s Dogs of the Day!

July 15th, 2022

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Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

July 10th, 2022

Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which they can increase your health and  longevity. Increased physical activity. Dogs are more likely than other house pets to beg for play or exercise, encouraging owners to take more frequent walks or exercise with their dogs. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found dog owners were... Read More

Colorado’s Official State Dog

July 1st, 2022

Shelter dogs and cats are Colorado’s official state pets. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill making the designation in 2013.  State Dogs _______________ Rescued puppies (credit: CBS)    Read More

Having A Dog Is Good for Your Health

June 22nd, 2022

Colorado is frequently ranked high on lists of the most dog-friendly places. Denver has gotten positive feedback for its overall dog-friendliness, including rankings on the dog-centric community website Rover and financial consulting company SmartAsset. Match.com ranked Colorado as the number one dog loving state. Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which... Read More

Top 3 Dog Friendly Hikes in Boulder

June 21st, 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

3 Inspired, Innovative, Boulder-Based Inventions

June 17th, 2022

Maybe you already know that the comfortable (and allegedly edible) innovation; the Crocs shoe, was created in Boulder County. Today we’re checking out some less explosive, but equally clever, Boulder-based inventions. This is one smart city, and the products created here prove it! Nimbus Cloud Dome The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a deceptively simple invention created by Boulder resident Cindy Litchfield. As a jewelry maker, she struggled to create close-up, glare-free photos of her products. No one had addressed the problem before, so she took on the challenge. The result was the Nimbus Cloud... 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’s Dog of the Day!

February 4th, 2022

Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which they can increase your health and  longevity. Increased physical activity. Dogs are more likely than other house pets to beg for play or exercise, encouraging owners to take more frequent walks or exercise with their dogs. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found dog owners were... Read More

Faces of Boulder~ Pic of the Day ~ Eva & Halo!

January 30th, 2022

Meet Eva and Halo! These Boulderites were out in Chautauqua Park  exploring and walking around.  Halo was very excited to be out in the snow and sporting her cute little dog vest to stay warm.  Eva said that Halo is a one year old mini Australian Shepherd and is full of energy having fun jumping around in the snow we received this past weekend!  Read More

Hotel Luna Mystica – Glamping Done Right

August 15th, 2021

Hotel Luna Mystica Down in New Mexico at the foot of Wheeler peak and right next to the Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership stands a little-known hotel…if you want to call it that.  Hotel Luna Mystica is what they call it and it is an amazing place dotted with restored vintage trailers, campsites, and even trailer hookups if you bring your own. Trailer park? Not quite. At the risk of this place being overrun, let me tell you a little bit about it. The Best Winter Glamping Escape Close to Colorado Hotel Luna Mystica is an experience, to say the least, they have several restored vintage trailers... Read More

An Older Adult’s Guide to Caring for Pets

February 14th, 2021

Whether it’s a cat or dog, pets make our lives better. This is especially true for older adults, but it can be tough to know how to choose and care for a new pet. If you’re a senior who wants to enrich your life with a new pet, you’ll want to keep these essential tips in mind. Choosing the Right Pet As an older adult, you should keep your lifestyle in mind when looking for a new pet. Think about the space you have at home and what animal will fit in with your routine. Cats are generally low-maintenance and are a good option for people with limited activity. If you’ve always dreamed of... Read More