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The Healing Paws of Boulder: The Wonderful Working World of Therapy Dogs

January 28th, 2024
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  Jack Russell Terriers Many Dogs Have Natural Supportive Instincts And Train to be Therapy Dogs Readily In our Boulder world bustling with stress, adventures and challenges, therapy dogs stand out as four-legged heroes, offering comfort and peace. These special canines are not just pets; they are trained companions that bring joy, provide emotional support, and help alleviate anxiety in various settings. Today, let’s delve into the heartwarming and impactful universe of therapy dogs. The Making of a Therapy Dog Not every dog is cut out to be a therapy dog. These unique canines must... Read More

Sunday Short Dog Story and GO BUFFS!

January 21st, 2024
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I am happy to share that we’re headed to see Boulder‘s Own Lady Buffs play USC this afternoon. However, that limits my time window for writing this Featured Dog blog. So I figured out that I just have to write about a short dog. In fact, about the SHORTEST DOG! Hint: Fido approves.  Apparently the shortest-on-average dog is our own Chihuahua! Our Official Dog Mascot, Fido, approves of this re-visiting of the generally shortest dog. The Chihuahua Is Short In Stature And Tall In Love. Chihuahuas are known for their small size, with an average height of about 6 to 9 inches (15 to 23... Read More

The Bernese Mountain Dog, Fido Says, Is A HUGE BUFF Fan! BARK ON, BUFFS!

January 18th, 2024
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Fido Feels Fantastic introducing the Boulder Berner, the Bernese Mountain Dog. Please ignore this entire blog, since if you read it you’ll want one of the magnificent beasts. And if you all run out and get Berners, the price will go up and I won’t be able to afford one! So everything that follows that sounds good is a lie that I’ve made up, and the problems, if any, are understated. Get the point? I love these dogs. Your Mascot, Fido. GO LADY BUFFS! BUFF BARK! BUFF BARK! BUFF BARK! Yup! Let’s Play! The Bernese Mountain Dog, a magnificent breed known for its striking... Read More

Spring Skiing Buff St. Bernard. Avoiding the Rocks!

January 17th, 2024

This is Colorado. This is Boulder. One day it is a sub-arctic or arctic blizzard, and the next day it’s spring skiing. The St. Bernard has long been associated with rescues on the slopes. Saint Bernards are a breed of large working dogs from the Swiss Alps, renowned for their historical association with snowy mountain rescues. Originating from the hospice at the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border, these dogs were bred by monks in the 17th century. They were initially used to guard the hospice but soon became famous for their incredible ability to locate and rescue lost... Read More

Tuesday’s Fido Pick: The Buff Beagle

January 16th, 2024
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  Time to celebrate! We can again take our Fido-Fan Friends out for a walk without dread leading the way! Beagles are perhaps one of the most popular of the multitude of dog breeds. The popularity of the Buff Beagle is not only the result of just how cute they are. Beagles are one of the most popular and beloved dog breeds in the world, known for their adorable appearance, friendly nature, and remarkable sense of smell. Originating in England, these small to medium-sized hounds were primarily developed for hunting rabbits and hare, but they have since found a place in many homes as cherished... Read More

Boulder’s Mascot Fido Fights Paw Freeze Fifteen Ways!

January 14th, 2024
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We spend a lot of time focusing on keeping safe in the winter. We learn how to avoid the physical harm that the Boulder extreme cold can cause us. But do we do the same for our loved dogs? Let’s look at a list of how to protect Fido and Friends both indoors and outdoors from the bitter cold. Some are obvious, some are less known. All are great! To protect dogs from bitter cold, consider the following list of items and practices: Dog Booties: Provide insulation and protection from ice, salt, and cold surfaces. Insulated Dog Coat: A warm coat, especially for short-haired breeds, offers... Read More

Fido’s Fabulous Furry Friends

January 13th, 2024

Posing for us in the Boulder snow are an assortment of the many breeds we have in the Boulder Valley. They are lined up in front of our famous Fido, thus the order and cooperation. No Assortment Of Boulder Dogs Is Typical! Boulder Is Simply Not A Typical Town! Dogs, descendants of wolves, are inherently pack animals, exhibiting behaviors and social structures deeply rooted in their ancestral lineage. This pack mentality is fundamental to understanding dog behavior and their interaction with humans and other animals. In a pack, there is a clear hierarchy, typically with a dominant alpha leading,... Read More

Boulder Barkers Abound Spreading Smiles

January 10th, 2024

      Boulder Dogs spread smiles throughout town. Dog friendly patios at restaurants add to that ambience.   Collies Are Truly Beautiful and Regal Dogs The Collie, renowned for its striking appearance and gentle demeanor, is a breed that has captured the hearts of dog lovers worldwide. Originating from Scotland and Northern England, Collies were primarily used as herding dogs, a role that has significantly shaped their characteristics, making them excellent family pets. One of the most notable traits of Collies is their intelligence. These dogs are exceptionally smart,... Read More

Boulder’s Friday Fido Festivities!

January 5th, 2024
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  Do I go to Work Again Tomorrow? These Cloths are Not Always Comfortable! TGIF works for dogs also! For so many of these family members, the weekend means more time with the rest of their family. For many it means outdoors, dog parks, and more of what makes a dog’s life a grand thing. We are responsible for our own happiness, and we play a significant role in our dog’s happiness! Of course TGIF is an acronym for “Thank God It’s Fido!” This puggish pup makes denim work! Boulder, Colorado, is widely recognized as a haven for dog lovers, particularly evident... Read More

Dog of the Day for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2023

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