Marlo and Vivian adopted an abandoned Chihuahua mix named Bella four months ago and since then, both agree that life has improved substantially for them, as she’s become a regular part of their daily routine. “It’s hard to get by living solely on Social Security income,” says Vivian, “but having Bella encourages us to get out of the house, stay active, and enjoy life so much more.”
Don’t forget that PetAid’s annual Mutts & Models | The Fundraiser for Underprivileged Pets is fast approaching on Saturday, May 20 at the EXDO Event Center. Put on your finest black-and-white party attire for our “Bark & White Ball” and have fun socializing with like-minded philanthropists and media personalities before they strut down the runway with their favorite pooch.
Tinker is a 13-year old cat described as “a furry tuxedo” by his owner, Kerry, who adopted him six years ago from a shelter. Tinker has been a solid source of support for Kerry, helping her overcome “depression, fatigue, and tremendous loneliness” after her husband passed away. Recently, Tinker became restless and started “peeing in places he’s not supposed to” like on the windowsill and in the closet.
Benji is a 12-year old poodle adopted by an immigrant from Greece who works for minimum wage at a national supermarket chain. When Benji began showing symptoms of weakness and a decreased appetite, x-rays and an ultrasound discovered a bleeding tumor that was cancerous.
PetAid is hosting an online diamond auction that will last until Tuesday, February 28 with final bids being accepted until 5:00 PM. This one-of-a-kind round and brilliant diamond has 0.91 carats and a strong blue fluorescence.
Lucy is a nine-year old Brittany Spaniel and the constant companion of Annie, who lives on disability insurance. “Lucy is my whole world,” Annie says. “With my disability, it’s really hard to even go outside or get around, and Lucy is the only company I keep on most days.” So imagine Annie’s fear when Lucy lost her appetite, began vomiting, and wasn’t acting like her usual energetic self.
Celebrating its 16th year, Mutts & Models is Denver’s premiere canine and celebrity fashion show, and will be taking place on Saturday, May 20 at the EXDO Event Center from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Mutts & Models’ 2017 theme will be “The Bark and White Ball” and is inspired after Truman Capote’s legendary black-and-white dance.
Celebrate the joy that comes hand-in-hand (or hand-to-paw) with faithful companionship by honoring the pet, friend, or family member you love most with a tribute gift through PetAid Colorado. It is a significant opportunity to recognize those who have made a meaningful impact in your life while remembering the special animals and people who shaped who you are today.
Would your company like to help vulnerable pets at risk of suffering, relinquishment, and/or euthanasia? PetAid has created free kits highlighting our mission as the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets.
We've all seen the adorable videos—an unsuspecting husband, wife, or child opens a present and, much to their surprise, out pops a puppy or kitten! While this is cute and fun, there are many things to consider before giving someone a pet as a present.
Winnie is a six-month old Collie mix who met her owner, Patty, at the local grocery store in Bennett. Winnie and her sister, Remmie, were up for adoption and Patty ended up bringing both puppies home. The playful and affectionate sisters quickly settled in and enjoy running around their home on the Eastern plains of Colorado while chasing rabbits and other critters. One day, before leaving for work, Patty called the pups to put them in their outdoor dog run, but only Remmie answered her call. By lunch break, Winnie had yet to be seen, and Patty began to worry.
For its seventh year running, Community First Foundation and FirstBank presented Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 6. Donations made to PetAid specifically on December 6 increased the value of every dollar spent through the Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund, and we are happy to report that PetAid supporters raised $33,000 with a record number of 311 donations on behalf of all of the animal companions who depend on our care.
PetAid is very lucky to have so many exceptional volunteers who donate their time and efforts to lend a helping hand to PetAid and its programs. We are pleased to recognize two volunteers in particular who have gone above and beyond this year—Bob and Sue Shalley, who are both loyal, longtime supporters of PetAid.
‘Tis the season for family, football, and, of course, food. And if you have pets, there’s one more thing you need to keep in mind this Turkey Day: while the cornucopia of tasty treats may be the highlight of your holiday, it could mean trouble for your furry friends.
PetAid Colorado is delighted to offer a holiday gift option for the pet lover on your list -- festive greeting cards from Buddha Dog Cards artist and creator Gretchen McArthur Roman. Ten greeting cards and matching envelopes are just $20.00, and all proceeds from each sale go directly to PetAid to further our efforts in keeping pets and people together.
Medusa is a bull terrier puppy who was brought to PetAid Animal Hospital after her owner, Martha, noticed that she was having trouble walking and was vomiting after meals. Martha had only adopted Medusa a few days earlier, but the two were already inseparable. “It was heartbreaking to see this little baby of mine, under my care, suddenly get so sick. I knew I had to help her as best I could.”
For its seventh year running, Community First Foundation and FirstBank will present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 6. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Please keep PetAid Colorado in mind if you’d like to benefit underprivileged pets and animals in need.
By being aware of potential hazards, pet owners can make sure Halloween stays fun for the whole family and doesn’t turn into a real-life nightmare. Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe during the spookiest night of the year.
Join us on Tuesday, October 25th for “Pints for PetAid”, our first ever happy hour fundraiser at Jagged Mountain Brewery! Raise a glass to give back to pets who need your help most. For every beer purchased, $1 will be donated to PetAid Colorado to help us continue the lifesaving work we do through the Animal Hospital, Care Grants, and Community Outreach.
Because of Violet’s outgoing personality, her owner typically lets her roam outside to play with the other neighborhood cats, but one day, she came home with “what looked like a ribbon tied around her tail.” Upon closer inspection, it turns out that Violet’s tail was bloody and had been badly damaged with several centimeters of bone exposed.
An exam showed that Samson had swallowed one of his toys, and surgery would be required to remove it from his intestines. The cost of the surgery was well outside of his family's limited budget, and they weren't sure where to turn.
One day, while his owner, Mike, was cooking in the kitchen, Gregory the baby goat managed to unlock the front door and sneak out to graze in the front yard. His curiosity got the better of him, and as he headed down the road in search of more tasty greenery, he was accidentally hit by a neighbor's car.
The weather couldn’t have been better on Friday, August 12, when PetAid hosted its annual golf tournament at Park Hill Golf Club. About 75 participants came to support us while enjoying some much-needed fun in the sun, and to compete for the coveted first prize spot and trophy.