SPEAK! Blog

On August 17, 2019, we officially reopened our Pueblo shelter! (Even though we had been performing limited services since June.) The community welcomed us back with open arms, and...

In this blog, we are going to explore socially conscious sheltering (SCS), what it is, why we at HSPPR practice it, and each of its eight facets that make it successful. Month by month in 2020, we will continue this blog series to explain each key theme with a relevant story, so you can better...

It’s one of our favorite months of the year -- Train Your Dog Month! We’re celebrating by introducing you to the story of sweet Buffy, who successfully completed our Behavior Modification Program (b-mod) and got adopted.

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January is Train Your Dog Month, so we’ve asked our Behavior Programs Managers, Miguel Gonzalez and Fernando Diaz (both Certified Professional Dog Trainers, Knowledge Assessed), to share their responses to common dog training misconceptions below!

Misconception #1 – Positive...

Fernando Diaz (CPDT-KA) and Miguel Gonzalez (CPDT-KA)

Cindy and Mike of Status Symbol Auto Body and Bill and Debbie of Dent-Tec together pledged to donate $25 to our life-saving programs for every pet that found a home (or was lost and was returned home to their owners) in the month of December. Our goal for December 2019 was to get 1,100 pets Home...

We at HSPPR are so grateful for our Home for the Holidays donors in Colorado Springs! Cindy and Mike of Status Symbol Auto Body and Bill and Debbie of Dent-Tec together will be donating $25 to our life-saving programs for every pet that finds a home this December. This doesn’t mean just...

Cindy and Mike of Status Symbol Auto Body and Bill and Debbie of Dent-Tec together will be donating $25 to our life-saving programs for every pet that finds a home this December. We at HSPPR are so grateful!  Our goal for the month of December 2019 is to get 1,100 pets into a home in December...

By Dr. Rainey, Staff Veterinarian, HSPPR

Providing hospice care to senior pets and/or chronically ill pets is an incredibly noble gesture – if it’s for the right pet, in the right condition. However, as a veterinarian, I know that animals often don’t show signs of discomfort, even...

It’s #AdoptASeniorDogMonth – one of the best months in the year! From grey muzzles to kitten cuddles and anything in between, HSPPR serves as the lifeline for 17,000 animals that rely on us each year. While we ALWAYS encourage adopting senior pets (they need love just as much as those cute...

Waffles|Brown Tiger|5 years old|Daughter of Julia and Joel Simmons

Hey, hey, fan club. It’s your girl, Waffles! I’m the new spokescat for HSPPR, and I’m a rescue just like all my kitty friends. My parents were lucky enough to spot me at an adoption fair in California when...

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