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DOGSASPEN is Aspen, Colorado's local, up-to-date resource for everything dog...and cat, too. We also dabble in birds, horses, and other valley animals. We keep you posted on pet-friendly events and activities, businesses offering the best pet-related products and services, and adoptable pets still looking for the perfect home.
DOGSASPEN offers information about the Aspen Animal Shelter, the Aspen Boarding Kennel, Aspen's Pet Shop and Grooming Salon, and our non-profit Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter. We are always adding new items so stay tuned!
DOGSASPEN is focused on creating awareness and enthusiasm for the Aspen Animal Shelter, a privatized, for-profit, self-sustaining, no-kill shelter which is primarily supported by income created via The Aspen Boarding Kennel. The shelter provides sanctuary for the homeless dogs and cats of Aspen, Pitkin County and beyond. We do house the occasional bird or rabbit as well. Each homeless pet is neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Volunteers are always welcomed, and encouraged, to walk the dogs, brush the cats, or even wash the dirty bowls. Please call the shelter at 970-544-0206 with questions or comments, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Second Annual Dog Day Afternoon--Another Fun Community Carnival for All---jam-packed with dogs, kids and adults
The Title Sponsors: Josh Landis, of Aspen Real Estate Company, and his celebrity bulldogs, Pancake (next to Josh) and Flash (front) at the VIB (Very Important Bulldogs!) tent--to which all attendees (two-leggeds and 4-leggeds) were invited. Photo by Karen Sanders
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Kenichi's benefit for Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter on Thursday, April 21st was a HUGE success. Thank you again, Brent Reed and Staff.
The 21st Annual K-9 Uphill, sponsored by the New Krabloonik, on April 9th gives a generous portion of their proceeds to Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter
The Winners! From left to right, Josh Hejtmanek, first place in the men's division with his dog Kramer; Annie Farris Murphy, first place in the women's division; and Jeason Murphy, second place in the men's division.
Left: Musher Ryan McGowan with Krabloonik dog Jumper is enjoying resting after the uphill. Right: Nina Beidleman holds a future uphill participant who just arrived at the Aspen Animal Shelter this week from New Mexico and is up for adoption.
Photos by Linda Koones and Bland Nesbit.
Another Successful Hearts for Hounds at the Christopher Martin Gallery on February 9th...with hearts and puppies galore!
Conrad and Piper Martin hold two of the adorable Hound mix puppies who are up for adoption at the Aspen Animal Shelter and who were probably the most popular attendees at the event!
Sponsored by Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter, The Aspen Animal Shelter, Hotel Aspen/Molly Gibson Lodge, Endless Pawsibilities, Altitude, Aspen Real Estate Company, bb's, The New Krabloonik and Aspen Sojourner
Shelter Graduates Sweep the Canine Fashion Show at Wintersköl!
Not only are these dogs winners in every way but their owners all happen to be great supporters of our shelter and our non-profit, Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter. Photos by Bland Nesbit
Bentley, with owners Nancy Patton and Lance Hughes, not only won first in their category, "Aged to Perfection," but they also won the overall title of Best in Snow!
Joshua Landis and Flash, another shelter graduate, were both thrilled to win their category, "Best Dog-Owner Look-Alike." Flash was especially excited as you can see from his expression.
Our very own Spencer, a shelter resident and currently up for adoption, even took third in the "Most Adorable" category with over 25 contestants! Her handlers are local Natalie Noakes and visiting Jen Elmslie. Jen immediately fell in love with Spencer when she met her this morning. She went to the Thrift Shop and dressed her up in a very fashionable outfit--just to make sure she would win a prize today...and she did!
Home Sweet Home At Last...
Balto, an 11-year-old Italian Sheepdog and former resident of the Aspen Animal Shelter, is enjoying being back with his family after his wild 5-day adventure on the lam and miraculous capture on Christmas morning. Here he is with his loving owners, Joe Bergquist and Judy Bryns and his “sister” Frida, also a rescue. He appears to be none the worse for wear although sore and a bit thinner. Joe and Judy report that Frida covered him with kisses upon his return and then sniffed every inch of him while he slept! He has been sleeping a lot and getting every imaginable food treat he wants. Judy and Joe want to again thank everyone whose positive thoughts and efforts helped bring Balto home. Photo: Bland Nesbit
Dog Training at the Shelter...
Farrah offers a FREE 30-minute Coming Home lesson to people who adopt dogs from the shelter! She has gotten rave reviews from many people who have used her to train their dogs.
About the trainer...
Farrah is a Certified Professional Trainer and has degrees in Psychology and Canine Learning Theory. She has been training for over 12 years and believes that each dog is unique and training should be approached in an individualized and holistic manner.
Farrah offers private lessons, puppy socializing groups, and other training services to accommodate your needs and schedule.