SPEAK! Blog


Did you know that over 48 million households in the U.S. own dogs? While we love our furry friends, it’s shocking how little we actually know about them! So, here are 31 doggone facts for the 31 days of Dogust. Enjoy!


1. A dog’s nose print is unique, just like a fingerprint!...

We know work can be ruff! So instead of working like a dog every day, why not join a team where you can work WITH a dog every day? In 2019 alone, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s (HSPPR) team of nearly 200 employees helped over 25,000 local pets, and it wouldn’t have been possible...

Did you know HSPPR took in more than 10,000 lost and stray pets last year alone? We know losing your pet can be scary, but we want to make sure you have the resources you need to get your pet back as soon as possible. As a socially conscious shelter, we believe pets and people are better...

By: Miguel Gonzalez, Behavior Programs Manager, HSPPR Pueblo

Can you believe the 4th of July is already upon us? That being said, while it’s a fun time for humans, it can be a scary and unsafe time for your pets. So, here our top six tips for keeping your pets safe this over July...

Our new Behavior Programs Manager Danielle is already hard at work building upon our behavior modification program to continue saving as many lives as possible. 

About Danielle

Danielle’s career in animal behavior and welfare began with a kennel associate position at...

It’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Did you know, in 2019 we saw a 3% increase in the number of cats coming in to HSPPR? Fortunately, our adoptions numbers are up as well with 4,744 cat adoptions, but we need everyone’s help in making sure all our kitty friends find amazing new homes!

Here, in...

As summer approaches, so does harsh weather, like fire and flooding, that all pet owners should be prepared for. And June is Pet Preparedness Month, so it’s the perfect time to make sure your pets are prepared if any disasters should come your way!

How do I prepare?...

Just like all people are different, so are all animals. The needs of one do not equate to the needs of another. As a Socially Conscious Shelter (SCS) (check out our previous blog for a breakdown of what SCS means), we see animals from all walks of life entering our doors. Whether they have been...

Hi, I’m Wendy! My story doesn’t start very happily, but...

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At this point, the majority of us have begun to feel the side effects of being stuck inside our homes during the quarantine. Whether it be boredom, fatigue, or...

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