The Parker Recreation team feels fortunate to have been able to offer the Barker Days event for so many years. With the recent renovation to H2O’Brien Pool, the Town of Parker can no longer hold this type of event in the pool facility because of the risk of damage to our new amenities and pump/filtration system. Please continue to enjoy the USMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park with your puppy pals!
We all know how nutty about Dogs Denver folks are. You really can’t walk in any park in town without seeing dozens of dogs and having a dog park nearby is at the top of the list for people moving to a new town in Colorado.
WHERE TO DRINK WITH YOUR DOG IN DENVER
We have searched out some doggie friendly bars throughout Denver for you to explore.
Southeast | 5411 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246
When you’re on the Southeast side, you and your pup should head to the Watering Bowl to meet some new friends. This dog-friendly restaurant with vaulted ceilings has both a great beer selection and yummy, affordable appetizers. Because you’ve got your dog by your side, you might just want to hang out for hours. And so will your pup, thanks to the large outdoor area where he can do a bit of socializing of his own.
Speer | 98 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209
Locals come to Spot Bar & Grill in Speer for the delicious smoked wings and stay for the awesome outdoor seating area, perfect for hanging out with four-legged companions. Bonus: Vintage photos of dogs hung all over the walls!
Central | 1345 Cortez St, Denver, CO 80221 (303) 428-3600
All-purpose bar with pool, karaoke, wings, burgers & other pub grub plus outdoor space for pooches.
DENVER BEER CO. 5 BONES ON BRING FIDO!
Highland | 1695 Platte St, Denver CO 80202
Dog-friendly brewery with a beautiful outdoor beer garden. Pooches are allowed on leash in the building and can even sample a “Dog Beerscuit” made from the spent grain from the brewing process. It is the place to head to if you love house-brewed premium ales and lagers made with fresh, local ingredients. Grab a pint and head out onto the dog-friendly beer garden where you can sip and socialize with fellow dog-lovers.
Five Points | 2625 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80220
This neighborhood watering hole in Five Points serves up great drinks with a side of Bocce ball. When it’s nice out, head out onto Matchbox’s large patio with your pup and challenge someone to a game. Inside, you’ll find a great jukebox and out front, rotating food trucks perfect for a post-drink snack.
JAKES FOOD & SPIRIT
RiNo – 3800 Walnut Street, Denver
Every community needs a friendly neighborhood tavern that delivers great meals, cheap drinks and a place to hang out with neighbors and friends. Prior to 2010, the historic Five Points communities of Cole, RiNo (River North), Whittier and Curtis Park had no such place to congregate, so being residents of Five Points ourselves we opened Jake’s Food & Spirits to accommodate the increased number of families, young couples and businesses moving into the area.
Located just a mile and a half from Coors Field in the heart of RiNo, Jake’s is open for lunch, happy hour, dinner, late-night dining and weekend brunch both inside and outside on our 100-seat, dog-friendly patio. Visit us to lounge on the patio, watch your favorite team on one of our 10 HDTVs
75 Santa Fe Drive
Great gay, dog-friendly bar! Amazing back patio. Dogs welcome inside and out. Darts, pool table, super friendly service.
Uptown | 538 E. 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The Tavern Uptown is known for its bottomless Bloody Mary bar, and weekly trivia nights, and massive TV’s perfect for catching the big game with friends. On warmer days, patrons flock to the dog-friendly outdoor seating area to enjoy libations. They’ll even bring your pup a water bowl so he can quench his thirst while you quench yours.
Dougherty’s Neighborhood Pub
Speer | 5 E Ellsworth Ave, Denver, CO 80209
Dougherty’s in Speer is everything you want in a neighborhood Irish pub: good food, drinks, and vibes. Stop in for mouth-watering Shepherd’s Pie and scrumptious Guinness Mac and Cheese. The dog-friendly outdoor patio is a great place to sip on some Irish whiskey while hanging out with your furry friend.
DOG-FRIENDLY PATIOS IN DENVER
Stella’s Coffee House provides free Wi-Fi, offers complimentary dog bones to its puppy customers and has a roomy front patio.
Oblio’s Pizzeria is dog-friendly and offers tasty pizzas, subs, and salads that are reasonably priced.
Homegrown ingredients and creative cuisine equal a must for Denver diners! Bringing Fido? Ask for a water bowl!
“Squeaky Bean is a great restaurant, really top notch and you get to bring your dog. Not a greasy spoon, but real food with heart and soul. My pup had a great time visiting with all the cool people walking by. Very pleasant dinner with my best friend.” 4 bones on Bring Fido .
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream serves some of the best ice cream in Denver and offers pet-friendly patio seating.
Cafe Europa serves up tasty java in a relaxed atmosphere and has seating outside that’s dog-friendly. on Bring Fido.
RACINE’S 5 BONES ON BRING FIDO
Racine’s diverse menu offers everything from burgers to Southwestern to hot turkey dinners. Dogs are welcome at umbrella tables.
“When you dine on Racine’s lovely patio, your dog is welcome. They even bring a water bowl! Lots of people bring pets and they try to seat near the sidewalk so that you can dash out if need be. Enjoy a cocktail under the Colorado stars and bring your dog. It’s great!”
1201 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO, US 80218
303-839-1394In the mood for a taste of the Emerald Isle, swing on by The Irish Snug. Corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Guinness ice cream, you name it, they got it. Dogs are allowed on the Marion St. patio every day after 5 pm.
A beautiful coffee house/wine bar with a spacious dog-friendly patio. Water bowls and treats will be provided.
Dogs are welcome inside this new microbrewery in South Parker, they even have several dog events scheduled throughout the year including a couple of painting classes geared towards dog lovers.
Listed below are all of the pet rescue and shelter organizations in Colorado listed by city. If we have left one of the lists please let us know and we’ll get it added.
COLORADO PET SHELTERS, RESCUE AND ADOPTION
* Do Home Checks -Recommended
- Nelly’s Spot Akron, CO
- San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society Alamosa, CO 719-587-woof (9663)
- Valley Humane League Alamosa, CO 719-589-0703
- BFF Rescue Arvada, CO 303-456-6906
- Care For Strays Arvada, CO 303-421-8200
- Denver Samoyed Rescue Arvada, CO 303-453-1360
- Lucky Paws Rescue Arvada, CO 303-940-1071
- Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue Arvada, CO (303) 424-0037
- Aspen Animal Shelter Aspen, CO Aspen, CO 970.544.0206
- Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado Aspen, CO 970-379-4606
Colorado Pet Rescue in Aurora
- 4 Paws 4 Life Aurora, CO 720-949-6560
- Big Dogs Huge Paws, inc Aurora, CO 303-322-4336
- Cavy Care Inc. Aurora, CO 303-593-2195
- Colorado Cocker Spaniel Rescue Aurora, CO 303-690-6553
- Colorado Japanese Chin Rescue Aurora, CO 720- 288-8436
- Colorado Puppy Rescue Aurora, CO
- Courageous Heart Rescue, Inc. Aurora, CO 720-87-2483
- Dachshund Rescue Colorado (DRCO) Aurora, CO 303-369-8170
- Demi’s Animal Rescue Aurora, CO
- Denver Afghan Hound Rescue Aurora, CO 303-766-1177
- *DMK Rehoming Aurora, CO 303-593-1340
- Forgotten Felines Rescue Aurora, CO 303-532-5521
- *My Fairy Dawg Mother – Aurora, CO
- New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue and Rehoming Inc of CO Aurora, CO 720.201.5241
- Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue Inc. Aurora, CO 303-552-0484
ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS BAYFIELD – CENTENNIAL
- Spring Creek Horse Rescue Bayfield, CO
- Great Pyrenees Rescue & Sanctuary Black Forest, CO 719-495-5810
- Triple Acres Horse Rescue, Inc Boone, CO 7199245101
- Humane Society of Boulder Valley Boulder, CO 303-442-4030
- Indian Peaks Rottweiler Rescue Boulder, CO 303-443-4563
- Mountain Dog Mission Boulder, CO 720.379.6681
- Adams County Animal Control Brighton, CO 303-288-3294/ 288-3135
- Countrydogs Rescue, Inc. Brighton, CO 720-278-5543
- Biscuit’s Safe Haven Rescue Broomfield, CO
- Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission Broomfield, CO
- MuttSavers Rescue Broomfield, CO 720-432-3649
- Peak to Peak Keeshond Rescue Broomfield, CO 303-469-4181
- Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue Broomfield, CO 303-818-8508
- Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue Broomfield, CO
- Save The Giants Broomfield, CO 720-445-6911
- Ark-Valley Humane Society Buena Vista, CO 719-395-2737
- Buddy Center (Denver Dumb Friends League) Castle Rock CO
- German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado Buena Vista, CO
- Humane Society of Fremont County Inc. Canon City, CO 719-275-0663
- Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program Canon City, CO 719-269-4650
- K9 Rescue Referral Carbondale, CO (970) 379-7530
- Town Of Carbondale Animal Control Carbondale, CO 970-704-0403
- Valley Dog Rescue Carbondale, CO 970-963-3858
- My Second Home Rescue Carr, CO (303) 775-2081
- Colorado Animal Welfare League Castle Rock, CO 720-515-CAWL
- Mile High GSP Rescue Castle Rock, CO 303-489-5991
- Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control Cedaredge, CO 970-856-2346
- English Springer Rescue of the Rockies Inc. Centennial, CO 720-283-6710
- Home Sweet Home Foster Centennial, CO 720-318-7057
- IGCA affiliate – Colorado Centennial, CO
- Sakari Rescue Centennial, CO 303-585-1537
PET ADOPTION AND RESCUE COLORADO SPRINGS
- 4PAWS Rescue Colorado Springs, CO 719-359-5140
- 9 Lives Rescue Inc. Colorado Springs, CO 719-591-4640
- All Breed Rescue & Training Colorado Springs, CO 719-264-6460
- Black Forest Animal Sanctuary Colorado Springs, CO 719-494-0158
- Chihuahua Small Dog Rescue Inc Colorado Springs, CO
- Dream Power Animal Rescue Colorado Springs, CO 719 390 7838
- Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
- Happy Cats Haven, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO 719-635-5000
- HemoSolutions Colorado Springs, CO 719-380-1900
- Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Colorado Springs, CO 719-473-1741
- Look What the Cat Brought In Colorado Springs, CO 719 331 6852
- Lucky Dog Rescue, Inc Colorado Springs, CO 719-433-0131
- Maine Coon Rescue (MCR) Colorado Springs, CO E-mail Only Please
- National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs, CO
- PALS Forever Animal Rescue Colorado Springs, CO 719-528-6590
- Pet Project – FS Colorado Springs, CO 719-583-1113
- Purrz Feline Rescue Colorado Springs, CO 719-291-1636
- Safeplace Pets Colorado Springs, CO 719-359-0201
- Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation Colorado Springs, CO 719-931-0006
- Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Colorado springs, CO 719-964-8905
RESCUE SHELTERS COMMERCE CITY CO – DELTA CO
- Colorado Toy Breed Rescue Commerce City, CO 720-209-7669
- Cortez Animal Shelter Cortez, CO 970-565-4910
- For Pets’ Sake Humane Society Cortez, CO 970-565-7387
- Craig Animal Shelter Craig, CO 970-824-5964
- Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary Crawford, CO 970-399-7152
- Cripple Creek Police Dept. Cripple Creek, CO 719-689-2655
- DELTA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Delta, CO 970 874 2149
- Western Colorado Sheltie Rescue Delta, CO 970-856-4841 or 434-2307
DENVER CO PET RESCUE AND ADOPTION ORGANIZATIONS
- American Fox Terrier Rescue – West Denver, CO
- Animal Rescue of the Rockies Denver, CO
- Barnwater Cats Rescue Organization Denver, CO 303-759-2855
- Big Dog Huge Paws Denver, CO
- *Bruno the Companion
- Cairn Terrier Club of Denver Denver, CO
- Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Denver, CO 303-772-7325
- Colorado Pug Rescue Denver, CO
- Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue Denver, CO 720 981 1700
- Denver Animal Shelter Denver, CO 720-913-1311
- Downtown Animal Care Center Denver, CO 303-595-3561
- Dumb Friends League Denver, CO 303-751-5772
- Ferret Dreams Rescue & Adoption Denver, CO 303-733-0086
- Fox Terrier Rescue of Colorado Denver, CO 303 494-1596
- Front Range German Shepherd Rescue Denver, CO
- German Shepherd Rescue of the Rockies Denver, CO
- *Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
- Good Samaritan Pet Center Denver, CO 303-333-2291
- HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue Denver, CO 303-744-8329
- Irish Setter Club of Colorado Denver, CO 303-819-7696
- MaxFund Animal Adoption Center Denver, CO 303-595-4917
- Mile High Husky Rescue Denver, CO
- Mile High Weimaraner Rescue – Denver Denver, CO
- Nikenos Second Chances Denver, CO 720-514-2543
- Planet Pet Denver, CO 720-937-0633
- Retriever Rescue of Colorado Denver, CO 303-671-4659
- Rocky Mountain Cattle Dog Rescue Denver, CO 720-838-7504
- Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue Denver, CO 303-744-6076
- *Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue
- Save Our Setters Inc. Colorado Office Denver, CO
- The Gabriel Foundation Denver, CO 303-629-5900 x 213
- The Way of the Paw Denver, CO 303-300-9053
ANIMAL SHELTERS COLORADO CITIES D-F
- Mariah’s Promise Divide, CO 719-687-4568
- Teller County Regional Animal Shelter Divide, CO 719-686-7707
- Running Dog Ranch Dolores, CO 970-882-7987
- Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter Dumont, CO 303-679-2477
- Annie’s Orphans Durango, CO Please email us.
- La Plata County Humane Society Durango, CO 970-259-2847
- Eagle Valley Humane Society Eagle, CO 970-328-PETS (7387) or 970-280-5738
- Friends Rescued Animal Network Elizabeth, CO 303-877-8749
- Colorado Canine Rescue Englewood, CO 18888967251
- Colorado Sheltie Rescue Englewood, CO 303-783-5772
- Doberman Rescue of Colorado Englewood, CO 303-888-9614
- Freedom Service Dogs Englewood, CO 303-922-6231
- Stormy Weathers Animal Rescue Englewood, CO 303-652-7540
- Humane Society of Weld County Evans, CO 970-506-9550
- Evergreen Animal Protective League Evergreen, CO 303-674-6442
- High Plains Gordon Setter Club Rescue Evergreen, CO 303-674-0484
- Park County Animal Control Fairplay, CO 719-836-4380
- Colorado Bullmastiff Rescue Florence, CO 719-784-6666
- Harmony Equine Center Franktown CO,
FORT COLLINS COLORADO PET RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS
- A Puppy’s Voice FC Fort Collins, CO 973-452-5127
- A Soft Place to Land, Inc Fort Collins, CO 970-308-5416
- Animal House (Dog Rescue) Fort Collins, CO 970-224-3647
- Cavalier Rescue USA (CO, UT) Fort Collins, CO (970) 223-9692
- Colorado/Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group, Inc. Fort Collins, CO 970-568-9042
- Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado Fort Collins, CO 970-226-2844
- Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic Fort Collins, CO (970)484-8516
- Friends of Pets Fort Collins, CO
- Larimer Humane Society Fort Collins, CO 970-226-3647
- North Star Siberian Husky Rescue / Polaris Malamute Rescue Fort Collins, CO
- Pure Hearts Rescue Fort Collins, CO 970-590-3708
- Recycled Ruffs Chihuahua Rescue, Inc. Fort Collins, CO 970-215-7250
- Shiba Scout Rescue Fort Collins, CO
ANIMAL RESCUE & ADOPTION FORT LUPTON – YODER CO
- Every Creature Counts Fort Lupton, CO (303) 546-2704
- Fort Morgan Humane Society fort morgan, CO 970-542-6416
- Northern Colorado Shetland Sheepdog Rescue Fort Morgan, CO
- Tinker’s Dream Fort Morgan, CO
- Pet Rescue Resource Franktown, CO 303-888-3189
- Harmony Center, (Dumb Friends League) Franktown CO
- Summit County Animal Shelter Frisco, CO 970-668-3230
- HOPE FOR ANIMALS Georgetown, CO 303-890-1806
- Colorado Animal Rescue Glenwood Springs, CO 970-947-9173
- Foothills Animal Shelter Golden, CO 303-278-7575
- Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Golden, CO 303-279-2400
- SAFE HARBOR LAB RESCUE Golden, CO (303) 464-7777
- Second Chance Jack Animal Rescue Golden, CO 303 210-0263
- Grand County Animal Shelter and Animal Control Granby, CO 970-887-2988
- CLAWS Rescue and Adoption Center Grand Junction, CO (970)241-3793
- Loma Cat House Grand Junction, CO 970 245-0769
- Roice-Hurst Humane Society Grand Junction, CO 970-434-7337
- Homeward Bound Rescue of Colorado Greeley, CO (970) 353-1385
- Paws And People Greeley, CO 970-978-5713
- Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue Greeley, CO 970-351-6582
- Fur Angels Abroad Greenwood Village, CO 303-898-8644
- Hope4FuzieFaniez Grover, CO 970-895-2327
- Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League Gunnison, CO 970-641-1173
- Buck’n-R-Ranch Animal Rescue, Inc. Hesperus, CO 970-259-3550
- The Heart of Leo Howard, CO 7192071901
- Horses Forever Hygiene, CO 303-651-3070
- German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Ignacio, CO
- CBR Youth Connect New Leash on Life La Junta, CO 719-384-5981
- La Junta Animal Rescue La Junta, CO 719-384-2737
- All Breed Rescue Network Inc. Lakewood, CO (303) 989-7808
- Angels With Paws Cat Adoption and Shelter Lakewood, CO 303-274-2264
- Cat Care Society Lakewood, CO 303-239-9680
- Life is Better Rescue, Inc. Lakewood, CO
- Sunrise Foundation LTD Lakewood, CO 303-408-0243
- The Misha May Foundation Lakewood, CO 303-239-0382
- Lamar Animal Sanctuary Team (L.A.S.T.) Lamar, CO 719-336-5318
- Front Range Equine Rescue Larkspur, CO 719-481-1490
- Leadville/Lake County Animal Shelter Leadville, CO 719-486-8951
- Colorado Coonhound Rescue Littleton, CO
- Colorado Greyhound Adoption Littleton, CO 303-816-2799
- Colorado Parrot Rescue, Inc. Littleton, CO 303-973-7655
- DAARE – Denver Animal Adoption and Referral Littleton, CO 303-882-0837
- Doggy Dog World Rescue Littleton, CO 720-280-6979
- Humane Society of the South Platte Valley Littleton, CO 303-703-2938
- L.O.L.A.’S Rescue (Labs and Other Large Angels) Littleton, CO 303-842-1661
- RESCUE ME Littleton, CO 719-778-7962
- Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue Littleton, CO (303) 973-SCSR (7277)
- Vintage Dog Rescue Littleton, CO 720-320-2413
- Colorado Collie Rescue Inc. Longmont, CO
- Colorado Pit Bull Rescue Longmont, CO
- Colorado Reptile Humane Society Longmont, CO 303-776-2070
- Knick OTime Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Longmont, CO 303.359.2273
- Longmont Humane Society Longmont, CO 303-772-1232
- Western Border Collie Rescue Louisville, CO
- American Lhasa Apso Club Rescue – Colorado Loveland, CO 970-663-5910
- Duncan’s Place, a cat sanctuary Loveland, CO 970-308-4972/970-214-2233
- IMPS – Internet Miniature Pinscher Service – CO / UT / WY / NM region Loveland, CO 720-427-6942
- Poudre Puppy Rescue Loveland, CO 970-692-1278
- Small Dog Rescue of Northern Colorado Loveland, CO 970-227-0630
- Town of Meeker Animal Control Meeker, CO 970-878-4968
- Upper Rio Grande Animal Society – Conour Animal Shelter Monte Vista, CO (719) 852-3366
- City of Montrose Animal Services Montrose, CO 970-240-1487
- Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue Inc Morrison, CO 303-681-2512 hotline
- Mountain Dog Rescue and Referral Nederland, CO
- Perfect Unions Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. New Castle, CO 970-274-1690
- Recycled Critter Rescue Northglenn, CO 303-429-2395
- Hoof & Paw (West End Animal Assist) Nucla, CO 970-428-4663
- South Eastern Colorado Animal Rescue Effort Ordway, CO 719-267-4858
- Colorado Plains Animal Rescue Otis, CO (970) 630-1526
- Dog Guardians Animal Rescue Pagosa Springs, CO 970-903-7789
- Humane Society of Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs, CO (970) 731-4771
- Misha Siberian Husky Rescue Pagosa Springs, CO 970.817.5632
- Pagosa Animal Advocates Pagosa Springs, CO 970-903-2500
- Sundance Kennel Palmer Lake, CO 719-481-3864
- CAWS (Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter) Paonia, CO 970-527-3350
- Bichon Frise Get Away Rescue Ranch Parker, CO 720-851-1671
- Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc. Parker, CO 303-617-1939
- Rocky Mountain Yorkie Rescue Parker, CO
- GSP Rescue of Colorado Penrose, CO 719 429-1435
- *Painted Paws for Veterans – Peyton Colorado
- Breeder Release Adoption Service Peyton, CO 719-845-0120
- Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Colorado Inc. Peyton, CO
- Intermountain Humane Society Pine, CO 303-838-2668
- For The Luv of Dogs Placerville, CO 970-708-7691
- PAWS for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society Pueblo, CO 719-543-6464
- Pueblo Animal Services Pueblo, CO 719-544-3005
- The Lazarus Fund Pueblo, CO 719-240-4375
- Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue, Inc. Pueblo West, CO 719-547-4008
- Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue Ramah, CO 719-541-3642
- Rangely Animal Shelter Rangely, CO 970-629-3865
- Second Chance Humane Society Ridgway, CO (970)626-2273
- Rifle Animal Shelter Rifle, CO 970-625-8808
- Rocky Mountain Newfoundland Rescue Silverthorne, CO Prefer Email Contact
- Blue Rose Ranch Springfield, CO 303-796-7739
- Routt County Humane Society Steamboat Springs, CO 970-879-7247
- Steamboat Springs/Routt County Animal Shelter Steamboat Springs, CO 970-879-0621
- Logan County Humane Society Sterling, CO (970)-520-2804
- Colo. Shih Tzu Maltese & Lhasa Apso Rescue Thornton, CO 303 289 2541
- Colorado Aussie Rescue Thornton, CO 303-558-6437
- Noahs Ark Animal Welfare Association Trinidad, CO 719-680-2385
- A Puppy’s Voice Westminster, CO 303-466-4744
- Almost Home Adoptions for rescued cats Westminster, CO 303-432-2299
- ARFF – Animal Rescue for Furry Friends Westminster, CO
- Thunder Puppy University Wheat Ridge, CO 303.898.4238
- Mountain Pet Rescue Winter Park, CO 970-281-7381
- Feline Friends of the Pikes Peak Region Woodland Park, CO 719-748-8297
- Blue Lion Animal Rescue Yoder, CO
- Majestic Canine Rescue Yoder, CO
- Peanut’s Place Bully Rescue Yoder, CO
*RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO HOME CHECKS
- Painted Paws For Veterans
- The Misfits Dog Rescue
- Last Hope Animal Rescue
- My Fairy Dawg Mother
- Colorado Greyhound
- Denver Dauschund Transport & Rescue
- Polar Is Malamute Rescue
- Bruno The Companion
- Colorado Sheltie Rescue
- Aurora Animal Control
- Mile High Dauschund Rescue
- Rocky Mountain Yorkie Rescue
- Miniature Schnauzer Vintage Dog Rescue
- Lucky Day Rescue
- Colorado Canine Rescue
The rescues above have been verified by Deb Nabb – The Mutt Master.
Deb talks about the importance of doing home checks when adopting out dogs. She also talks with Ty S Warrick from Painted Paws For Veterans about home checks and adopting dogs.
This does not mean that other listed rescue organizations don’t do home checks.. it is simply the one’s we have verified so far. We will be updating the list as the team investigates further.
Lost & Found Pets in Parker Colorado
We have an amazing community of pet lovers in Parker and by following these guidelines you have an EXCELLENT chance of getting your furry family member back home safe & sound. Call the Parker PD non-emergency number 303-841-9800 to report either a lost or found pet. The Parker police will hold pets for a short time, post them on their social media and if they aren’t picked up by the end of the day take them to the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, part of the Denver Dumb Friends League. Next tag the Missing Mutt Detectives on Facebook. This team of ladies is expertly equipped to help you find your pet.
Have you lost a pet? Found a Pet?
Don’t know where to start? Head to this Facebook page that’s open to everyone and will provide a free and powerful way to locate your lost family pet.
SIX THINGS TO DO RIGHT AWAY!
Act fast! Colorado shelters are, by law, only required to keep lost pets for 5 days. (If overcrowded.. some keep them for less)
SIX WAYS TO HELP YOU GET YOUR PET HOME IN COLORADO!: Whether you have lost a pet or found one, there are high tech & low tech tasks you should do right away
- HelpingLostPets.com Click this link and fill out the form. This puts your pet in a nationwide database and map, provides you with a flyer for printing to post in your neighborhood (old school still works!) and one to share online. Colorado Lost & Found pets will be emailed with that information and will post it to the Facebook page, added to the appropriate album. It will go out through both HeLP & the CO L&F Twitter feed. The posters also have a QR code.
- File a report with the Humane Society/Local Shelter. Some shelters allow this to be done online, but YOU should also go to the shelter. The shelters will often keep a list of animals not for public view. It also gives you a chance to go through their found/lost reports that are not usually online. Contact veterinary clinics in your area. Use their “Lost and Found” bulletin boards.
Other Colorado Rescues by City
City and State Roads (deceased animals): This will vary by city and county. Check with your shelter for how your area handles deceased pets.
2. ONLINE! On Facebook, watch for your post yourself in your Colorado Lost & Found Pets Album post. Use that SAME file every time you share all over Facebook! This is SO IMPORTANT! The more that one image gets “liked and shared” the more powerful it is. Put that poster on YOUR facebook page.. Your friends might not know you are missing your dog.. Change your top banner & Profile photo to your LOST PET Photo!! Have more photos? add them in the comments of your pets album post. RESPOND to people’s questions and follow up on ALL leads ASAP
Check & register with www.fidofinder.com – www.petharbor.com & Helping Lost Pets. (If you didn’t do this in step 1)
Fido Finder has a $5 fee to upload a photo of your pet which makes your ad much more effective.
ADD YOURSELF TO THE PETHARBOR EMAIL LIST: CHECK AREA SHELTER by going to Petharbor.com Pet harbor will allow you to search at shelters within a 200-mile radius of your zip code. You can request to get a notification on new pets coming in.
(They also offer a service to send out postcard flyers to a certain zip code for a fee)
3. CRAIGSLIST! This is a place a lot of people go to when a pet is lost/found.
Craigslist can be tricky when looking for or post a lost or found pet
WHEN POSTING: Be clear if you have FOUND a dog. Post in Lost and Found OR in Pets, or both. Include a picture. We know there is concern about someone claiming a dog that is not theirs but leaving a picture out makes it tough for the people who are sincerely trying to find their pet. There are other ways to confirm ownership.
WHEN SEARCHING: Some people will post “LOST DOG” when they FOUND a lost dog. The breeds can be wrong — we have seen a cattle dog listed as an American Bulldog before. They can also leave very vague posts– e.g. “ I found a dog-call to describe” Same with cats.. you might not even know what “kind” of alley cat you own which is why I wrote this post: Guide to Alley Cats / Mixed Breeds by Color
NOTE: There have been some cases where dogs have been found being rehomed on Craigslist, so please keep an eye on all areas of Craigslist.
4. MICROCHIP! If you have found a pet…Has it Scanned for a Microchip at the local vet, shelter or Petsmart? If you have lost your pet, contact the chip company as they can often send out the alert (there might be a fee).
There are a few companies that do this. The most common is HomeAgain http://public.homeagain.com My favorite service is Petlink. They email me every quarter to remind me to update my information and it was a small one-time fee. www.petlink.net Not sure if your pet’s chip is registered? Enter the number here to check: http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/
Some good insight from someone who lost their pet: “One problem we had that we didn’t know we had: Home Again never put our contact information in their system. When I called to alert them that we had a missing dog, they couldn’t help. I didn’t have the ID number. Check to see that the chip is registered! And make certain the second point of contact has the ID number.” Your Vet can check your chip for you to make sure it’s got the correct information on it.
5. FLYER FLYERS AND MORE FLYERS!!!!! OLD SCHOOL!
MOST Important!!! Post Flyers. Big Flyers. Let people know you are missing your pet. Unfortunately, some people will not call the Humane Society, and may not actively look for you, but if they see a flyer they may think twice about keeping your pet. Additionally, if one person in the family has decided to keep your pet, but someone else sees the sign they might act on getting your pet back. ( Remember, you got flyers in step #1)
Print Color Flyers with LARGE Letters a great Photo and your phone number. Make them easy to read! People will be driving by so if they can’t tell what it is then it’s not going to help you. Put the flyers in a sheet protector upside down and tape the bottom shut with duct tape. That way if Colorado weather happens, your posters won’t be soaked.
Dog Off-Leash Areas in Douglas County
Douglas County offers several off-leash areas for your canine companions, including Bayou Gulch Regional Park, Fairgrounds Regional Park, Glendale Farm Open Space Trail and Greenland Open Space – Devon’s Dog Park. Please be respectful of all dog park users by adhering to the posted rules and cleaning up after your dog. This helps to ensure these areas remain open. Pet waste removal bags are provided at each location. Dogs are allowed off-leash ONLY in designated areas. Dog parks are open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. For more information or questions, please call 303-660-7495 or view the Dog Off-Leash Brochure.
Other dog-off leash areas in the County that are maintained by other entities are the Chatfield State Park’s Dog Off-Leash Area, David A. Lorenz Regional Park Bark Park, and four off-leash areas in Highlands Ranch.
Douglas County is pleased to offer several off-leash areas for your canine companions. Dog park users must adhere to all posted rules. Pet waste removal bags are provided at each location. Please help keep these areas open by cleaning up after your dog. Remember, dogs are allowed off-leash ONLY in the designated areas. For more information or questions regarding Douglas County dog parks, call 303-660-7495.
Devon’s Dog Park, a 17-acre dog park, is located on the east side of the Greenland Open Space trailhead. Devon’s Dog Park is open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Douglas County expresses appreciation to Devon Theune for spearheading the creation of this dog off-leash area in 2008 as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Provides 2+ acres of off-leash fun for man’s best friend on the east side of Fox Sparrow Road. The dog park area is adjacent to 2.5 miles of soft-surface trails that require dogs to be on a leash as a courtesy to other trail users and wildlife. The dog park is open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Located in downtown Castle Rock, has 2+ acres in the eastern corner of the park for an off-leash doggone good time! The dog park is open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Glendale Farm has a 17-acre off-leash dog park that is perfect for burning some of Fido’s energy. The dog park is adjacent to 1.6 miles of Glendale Trail, where dogs are required to be on a leash to protect the sensitive habitat of the area. The dog park is open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
Other Dog Off-Leash Areas in the County
The Highlands Ranch Metro District offers four off-leash areas around their community. For more information or questions regarding the Metro District’s dog parks, call 303-791-2710.
South of the Quebec/University/Lincoln intersection behind the Highlands Ranch Post Office. Hound Hill users may park in the Highland Heritage Regional Park parking lot at 9651 S. Quebec Street to access the off-leash park.
Digger’s at Dad Clark Park
3385 Asterbrook Circle, west of Fairview Parkway and Summit View Parkway. Parking is available at Dad Clark Park.
Fido’s Field at Foothills Park
1042 Riddlewood Drive. To get to Foothills Park from Lucent Boulevard, turn south on Timbervale Trail to Riddlewood. It can also be accessed from Winterthur Way, west of Broadway. Parking is available at Foothills Park off Winterthur Way.
Rover’s Run at Redstone Park
East of 3280 East Redstone Park, near the intersection of Town Center Drive and Foothills Canyon Boulevard. Parking is available at the Redstone Park Tennis Center.
Managed by South Suburban Parks and Recreation (www.ssprd.org) at 8560 S. Colorado Boulevard. Park access is from the south side of County Line Road at the intersection of Big Dry Creek Road. For more information on this dog off-leash area call 303-798-5131.
11500 N. Roxborough Park Road, Littleton, CO
The park has miles of paved and unpaved hiking trails, 69 acres set aside as a dog off-leash area and two ponds within this acreage for your dog to cool off and play with friends. Access the dog park from the Stevens Grove parking lot, downstream from the dam. Chatfield State Park requires a daily entrance fee of $8 or an annual pass to all Colorado State Parks, $70.00 (prices as of 2015). There is an additional daily entrance fee of $2.00 per day for the dog off-leash area, or $20 for an annual dog off-leash pass. For more information please call Chatfield State Park at 303-791-7275.
Source: Douglas County
Halloween is a fun holiday for humans, but there are some things you should do to make sure it doesn’t get scary for pets. Here are some tips that will help keep pets safe:
- Protect your pets on Halloween by keeping them indoors. A pet that’s out at night with trick-or-treaters might get spooked by noises and costumes, which could cause him to run away.
Halloween Safety for Cats
- Cats should be kept indoors at all times, and if you have a solid black or solid white cat, you should be especially careful about keeping it indoors on Halloween. Some people are superstitious about cats and may try to scare or harm them.
- Keep pets confined and away from the door while you’re greeting trick-or-treaters to prevent them from darting outdoors.
Halloween Safety for Dogs
- Your dog may feel that his territory is being invaded by the constant onslaught of visitors. Keep your dog in a secluded area of the house to help him stay calm and prevent him from growling or possibly biting your visiting ghouls and goblins.
- Keep Halloween candy out of your pet’s reach because it can make your pet sick. In fact, chocolate and raisins can be fatal to dogs. Instead, celebrate Halloween with goodies made especially for pets, like dog biscuits or cat treats.
Animal Costume Tips
All Colorado dogs are Bronco Fans so if you need a costume, check out some great options here or these Fun dog costumes here. Who doesn’t love dressing up their four-legged friend for the holiday? Here are some Halloween costume safety tips to prevent a frightfully dangerous night:
- Don’t restrict your pet’s ability to walk and sit down comfortably. If your dog or cat looks miserable, they probably are.
- Don’t make your pet wear a mask that covers their eyes, ears or nose.
- Don’t put your pet in a costume that makes it difficult to breathe. This is especially important for flat-nosed dogs such as bulldogs, pugs, Boston terriers and Pekinese.
- Always supervise your dog while in costume so they don’t chew or eat any costume parts.
- According to the National Retail Federation, 15% of Americans plan to deck out their dogs this Halloween
- Americans will spend nearly $300 million on costumes for pets this year
To make sure dogs are safe and comfortable in their costumes:
- Avoid masks that cover the face and ears
- Mobility/freedom of motion is essential
- Costumed pets should be supervised at all times
- Help pets ease into the act of dressing up in the few days leading up to Halloween
- If your pet looks miserable, they probably are. Opt for a festive bandana instead.
For more information on the Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772
More Cute Pet Lovers Gear
If you have lost or found a pet in Parker or anywhere in Colorado please visit the Colorado Lost & Found Pets page on Facebook.
“Wildlife in Our Town”
One of the most attractive thing about living in Douglas County is the abundant wildlife and open space but that very close to nature feel can also be very challenging to newcomers to the area.
This is the first in a two-part series about how to live with wildlife in the Town of Parker.
In most situations, people and wildlife can coexist. The key is to respect the wildness of wildlife.
• Do NOT feed wildlife! Feeding songbirds is okay, but be aware it may attract other animals.
• Don’t give wildlife the opportunity to get into your garbage. Store it in metal of plastic containers with tight-fitting lids. Keep the cans in a garage or shed and put trash out only when it’s scheduled to be picked up.
• Keep pet food inside.
• Fence gardens and cover fruit trees with commercially available netting to protect your harvest.
• Leave wildlife alone! Wildlife should not be harassed, captured, domesticated or fed.
In Colorado, nearly all species of snakes are not only harmless but beneficial to humans because of their appetites for insects and rodents. However, if you prefer to keep them from moving into your yard or home, follow these four tips:
1. Eliminate cool, damp areas where snakes hide. Remove brush and rock piles, keep shrubbery away from foundations and cut tall grass.
2. Control insect and rodent populations (the snakes’ primary food source) to force them to seek areas with a larger food supply. Put grains in tightly sealed containers and clean up residual pet food and debris.
3. In rattlesnake-infested areas, construct a snakeproof fence around the backyard or play area.
4. To prevent snakes from entering basements and crawl spaces, seal all openings ¼-inch or larger with mortar, caulking compound or 1/8-inch hardware cloth. Check for holes or cracks around doors, windows, water pipes, electrical lines, etc.
Snakes may seek shelter in basements, sheds, or crawl spaces in cold weather. If it becomes necessary to remove a snake, several humane methods are available.
1. A good way to remove a nonvenomous snake is to seek it into a large bucket with a broom and then release it outdoors.
2. Damp burlap sacks covered with dry sacks to retain moisture are attractive denning sites when placed along a wall in a basement or crawl space. Check the bags daily and remove snakes with a shovel.
In areas where deer are common, shrub and tree damage may be a problem. Commercial deer repellents or mixtures containing eggs have proven successful in warding off deer. You can also keep deer from eating flowers and shrubs by putting wire cylinders and fences around plants or by planting deer-resistant plants.
If you come across a fawn lying quietly by itself leave it alone. Even though the fawn appears to be orphaned, it is not alone; its mother is nearby, aware and attentive. If you are absolutely certain the parent animal has abandoned their young, mark the location on a map or measure the mileage from a landmark and report it to the Animal Services Officer.
For more information on living with wildlife, visit www.ParkerPolice.org/wildlife.
Normally this lake has a few tadpoles, some small bass or trout but certainly not a flesh-eating South American species of Piranha.
It’s likely that someone bought the Pacu from a pet store and when it started outgrowing their fish tank and eating the other fish they decided to let it go in the pond.
“It was going to eat too much vegetation and kill everything else in the lake,” said Norman when Fox 31’s Mark Meredith interviewed him.
This is certainly true. Wikipedia says this species of Piranha grows much larger as big as 3 feet long and weighing 55 pounds. That would have been a big surprise for the happy labs that jump in to fetch a stick or two.
Garry Norman has him in isolation from the rest of the tropical fish he keeps at his home.
Source: Fox31 Denver
You may have missed the soft opening yesterday but never fear, Murdoch’s first full day in Parker is Thursday, October 13, 2011.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a store on the empty corner at Parker Road and Lincoln to keep the Sprouts and Starbucks company so having Murdoch’s open for business is cause to celebrate.
Grand Opening at Murdoch’s in Parker
Wednesday, October 12 thru Sunday, October 16 to get the Parker shoppers in the door Murdoch’s is kicking off with a sale on tools a Dead or Alive tool trade in event and a 25¢ BBQ on Saturday, October 15 from 11 AM – 1 PM.
WIN JASON ALDEAN TICKETS AND GET A FREE POSTER
Now thru October 16, 2011
Spend $30 on any Wrangler or Justin products and receive a FREE Jason Aldean Poster and register for your chance to win tickets!
Wondering what they sell at Murdoch’s? We did too, here’s the list:
Gifts | Hardware | Heat | Lawn & Garden | Pet Supplies | Tack | Tools & Shop | Toys
Coyote sightings occur on a frequent basis in Parker, as well as in our surrounding communities. Residents should expect to see coyotes in this area, but are encouraged to employ hazing tactics to deter them from becoming too comfortable around people. The goal of hazing is NOT to hurt or endanger animals, rather to help change behaviors and establish and maintain a healthy wariness of humans in local coyote populations.
The Colorado Department of Wildlife recommends the following hazing techniques:
- Yell and clap
- Bang pots and pans together
- Throw rocks and sticks
- Spray with garden hoses, water guns or sprinklers
- Use noise-making devises such as air horns, whistles, cans filled with pennies, etc.
- Install motion sensor lights and sprinkler systems at your home
- Use deterrent sprays
Residents should not seek them out, but are encouraged to use these methods if they are approached by or come in close proximity to coyotes.
Residents are also encouraged to avoid walking between dusk and dawn – hours when coyotes are most active. Keep all pets on a leash when walking and avoid areas with a lot of vegetative cover for coyotes. Walk with a friend and/or carry a noisemaker, walking stick or similar deterrent with you. Also be vigilant about supervising your pet when they are outside, especially if your home backs to a trail or open space.
If a coyote approaches too closely or engages in aggressive behavior towards you or your pet, please contact Animal Services at 303.841.9800.