For years, we've covered the controversy over pit-bull bans -- policies that pit-bull activists feel punish the breed when those truly at fault for attacks or other incidents are poor owners. Last night, the Aurora City Council gave preliminary approval to move forward on a series of ballot measure ... More >>
Take Your Dog to Work Day began back in 1999 as a way for professional to bring their furry helpers with them one day per year. And the holiday continues in tomorrow, June 21. But at Kyjen, founded in Centennial by Kyle Hansen every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day as there are a dozen office dogs t ... More >>
Dogs just want to have fun -- and fortunately, Denver has no shortage of places where you can take your pet. The Mile High City has dog-friendly salons, bars, stores and parks, of course. Here are ten places you and your dog will love this summer: See also: - Photos: Ten favorite dog names in Color ... More >>
Most fans will know author Rory Freedman as co-author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch, a lifestyle book disguised as a diet book. Now she's back to expand on her philosophy about animals in Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals. And to some people, it will seem radical. We talked to Freedman ... More >>
Ken Foster, the New Orleans-based author of I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet, spoke to a crowd of dog owners and advocates at the Tattered Cover Colfax last night. Foster's stop here was significant: Not only does Denver have a controversial breed ban on pi ... More >>
The local Team Pit-A-Full organization continues to push an online petition against breed-specific legislation exemplified by Denver's pit bull ban. But such efforts are complicated by stories like one out of Colorado Springs, in which Bud Linton, pictured, shot a pit bull dead after it allegedly a ... More >>
Latte.Yesterday, we shared the story of Cristina Amaro, whose two small dogs, Latte and Swag, appear to have been shot to death. The post prompted one reader to castigate such actions while at the same time stressing that owners of noisy pets need to be take responsibility for their actions.
In a Freudian sense, domestication is a pretty steep trade-off: For human beings (we call our domestication "civilization"), we get the benefits of safety, security and society, the comfortable pleasure of staking out some degree of order in an otherwise chaotic, dangerous world -- the price, ... More >>
Diamond.Earlier this week, Matthew Weatherspoon was charged with stabbing a five-month-old bulldog puppy named Diamond after the dog nipped him. He is then accused of tossing the dog out of his apartment, where it was later discovered and taken to an animal hospital. Unconscionable? Yes. But ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: As we noted yesterday, no charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of an incident in which a man shot a 140-pound dog after it attacked his greyhound -- and that remains the case at this writing. However, the owner of the dead pet -- a bullmastiff named Flato -- has ... More >>
City Hall will be going to the dogs today, with pit bull protesters converging on the building at 14th and Bannock streets at 11 a.m. today -- if the protesters can get around all that Big Air scaffolding. But there's already plenty of hot air in the dog-eat-dog world of pit bulls.
A vigorous conversation has taken root on our post about the Denver City Council rejecting a service-dog exemption for pit bulls. One interesting observation has to do with the way pit bulls are covered by the media in comparison with other dogs.
Long before the Americans with Disabilities Act was revised to protect pit bulls as service dogs, critics have been snapping at Denver's 1989 ordinance that bans the breed. But last night, Denver City Council brushed aside both the critics and the feds in upholding the ban. And that bites!
Why is every body always picking on me?A federal class-action suit involving disabled Coloradans -- two war veterans with psychological disorders -- and their service animals was filed Tuesday against Aurora, the City and County of Denver and its head of Animal Control. The two veterans, an ... More >>
Justice, an 11-month-old Great Dane, scopes the competition at the RMC dog show.Every year around this time, the Westminster Kennel Club puts on its hifalutin, thoroughly mockable parade of purebreds, all vying to star in the next Christopher Guest movie. And around the same time, a down-home ... More >>
The Festival of the Bastardino ensures every dog has its day.
Does the Chihuahua accurately represent Mexico?
This fine specimen of Puma concolor posed for a portrait around mid-afternoon last Tuesday on the Shadow Canyon south trail, just a few miles south of Boulder. The photographer is Denver Public Library staffer Rob Jackson, who explains that the mountain lion was kind enough not to snack on his borde ... More >>
It's the Pits
Recycled Racers of Colorado
The Rocky Mountain Cluster Dog Show will give viewers paws.
Rally-O isn't really ruff on pooches
From the week of June 17, 2004
Owning a pit bull look-alike can be the pits.
Disc Dogs teaches Rover the rules
Dog school lets mutts strut their stuff.
Fillmore St. between 2nd and 3rd avenues
How and where to get in the game
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event
Stinky Dog No More
Puttin' on the dog at the Rocky Mountain Classic.