Brownie, a 13-year-old dachshund, is the only family Phil has left after inheriting her from his son who unexpectedly passed away. The two formed a close bond as they mourned together during this extremely difficult time. When Brownie was diagnosed with a tumor in her stomach, Phil was at a loss for options on how to treat her, but couldn’t bear to abandon her during her greatest time of need.
After being adopted just a few months ago, Chewy had begun adjusting and enjoying his new family and home. His owner was told that the litter Chewy came from had already been given their parvo vaccines, which is why it didn’t seem to make sense when he began displaying classic symptoms like vomiting, fever, and a drastic loss in appetite. When Chewy started having bloody stools, his owner became increasingly alarmed—but living paycheck to paycheck, wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do.
The Louise Harrison Legacy Society’s Donor Appreciation Luncheon was held on Thursday, July 27 at the home of PetAid Colorado Board Member, Anne McGihon. The Legacy Society is a special group of people who have shown extraordinary generosity by including PetAid in their estate plans.
PetAid Animal Hospital's isolation ward has a new HVAC unit! The isolation ward is where we treat contagious parvovirus cases, and the HVAC cooling unit is imperative when it’s time for hospital staff to work together to help pets with parvo survive.
The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate and be with friends and family, enjoying all that summer has to offer. With just a little preparation and precaution, you can also make sure it’s a fun and safe holiday for you and your pets!
A curious fellow occasionally prone to mischief, Charlie is a seven-year old Maltese Schnauzer who enjoys exploring and often sticking his nose into places where it might not always belong! Charlie’s curiosity put him in serious danger when he came across some parachute cord in his garage and gobbled it up while his family was fast asleep.
PetAid Colorado is partnering and saddling up with the Colorado Horse Park for their Summer in the Rockies event on Saturday, June 17! Join us for the exciting Grand Prix competition at 5:00 PM and exhibitor party afterwards, during which guests can learn more about PetAid and make a financial contribution if they wish.
Foxy Brown is a ten-year old Pomeranian who first came to PetAid Animal Hospital in 2016 for pyometra, an infection in the uterus. Foxy was spayed, recovered well, and went home happy and healthy with Sarah, who was also very pleased with her experience at the hospital. However, 2017 brought new challenges for Foxy when she was attacked by another dog so viciously that her entire shoulder joint was destroyed.
Thank you ever so much for gracing us with your presence at “The Bark & White Ball” for Mutts & Models | The Fundraiser for Underprivileged Pets, Denver’s premier canine and celebrity fashion show. Words cannot express how much we appreciate and value your support in helping us to fulfill our mission of providing the healthcare safety net for underprivileged pets.
We look forward to seeing you at Puttin’ for PetAid, our annual golf tournament that is open to the public and anyone who wants improve the lives of vulnerable pets without access to medical care. You’re more than welcome to bring along your friends or colleagues to form your own team. Prefer to attend solo? Let us pair you up with other animal-loving golfers!
If you’re looking to update and enhance your wardrobe with some sophisticated apparel or if the shopping bug has hit hard with a recent craving for new jewelry, accessories and shoes, have we got the perfect opportunity for you!
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.