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Green drinks, green clothes, green food—St. Patrick’s Day is always a reminder of the green things many people don’t like, including the snakes he chased out of Ireland! But, not liking snakes is not the same as not needing snakes. In this blog, we’ll explore why St. Patrick should’ve been a...

Vets, licenses, and tags – oh, my! It’s Responsible Pet Owners’ Month, and while being a responsible pet owner can be work-intensive, Fido and Fluffy stay SO much healthier when we take these steps. Because there are MANY ways to define what “responsible” is, below are a few guidelines (NOT a...

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...

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