Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Off-Leash Dog Park to Open in Denver

A new, off-leash dog park, Railyard Dog Park, will open in Denver by Labor Day. The Railyard Dog Park near downtown will be landscaped along the edges and will include trees, decorated pee posts, a shade structure and separate play areas for small and large dogs.

Riverfront Park Community Foundation has issued a challenge grant; for every dollar that is raised between now and Labor Day, they will match it dollar for dollar, up to $42,000, and that will be a loan that does not have to be payed back! The Foundation has been a huge supporter of this park, contributing almost half of the funds to build it.

Get more details on the park, how you can donate, future fundraisers and ways to participate at

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dogs in China 'welcome' Year of the Tiger and confidence boost

This year, the Year of the Tiger in China, has brought an interest in the dyeing trend - with tigers being the most-sought-after look. From Golden Retrievers to Pekingese, pets are not just being dyed basic colors but are being transformed to look like other animals. Dogs In China

Dogs are being decorated as turtle-dog, zebra-dog, spiderman-dog, tiger-dog and even panda-dog.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dock Dogs Will Be In Town

Event Name: SummerSplash presented by Chicagoland DockDogs

Event Date: June 17-20, 2010

Event Location:
Carlson Ice Arena Grounds
4150 N. Perryville Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Additional Event Information: HPC "Single" Points Event

Online Pre-Registration Closes: June 15, 2010 at 12:00pm EST (pre-reg. for a wave will close at 30 participants)

Pre-Registration Entry Fees:
$20.00 per dog per Big Air WAVE Competition (Limited to 30 dogs per wave)
$20.00 per dog per Speed Retrieve Competition (Limited to 25 dogs per wave)
$20.00 per dog for Extreme Vertical Competition (Limited to 20 dogs)

On-Site Registration Entry Fees:
$25.00 per dog per Big Air WAVE Competition
$25.00 per dog per Speed Retrieve Competition
$25.00 per dog for Extreme Vertical Competition

Event Schedule:

Thu June 17, 2010
Newbie Night - 3-7pm (to learn more, please click here!)
Click here for the Newbie Night Registration Form!

For more info:

Saturday, June 12, 2010


1 ripe banana
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup wheat germ

Mash banana then add the peanut butter and mix well.
Stir in wheat germ. Chill 1 hour or freeze.

Serve in small portions as a special treat.