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Local animal news in brief, May 7, 2015

Adoptable pets join youth symphony eventThe Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association hosts its second Paws Pageant on Saturday, featuring adoptable animals, a host of vendors, free demonstrations, live music and a dog showThe event, dubbed The Dog Show For Every Dog, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Railyard District. Several family-fun activities are planned, including “competitive” events to show off the beauty and talent of dogs. Categories include Best Dressed Dog, Best Talent,…See More
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Pepper's headed back to Santa Fe!

Some of you may remember Pepper - he's the dog who helped rally a community to rescue him when he spent more than six months roaming the arroyos and streets of Santa Fe. Thanks to Steve and Yvette Dobbie and their Pepper's Posse, Pepper was rescued and found a beautiful sanctuary in Northern California. Unfortunately that sanctuary is no more and Steve and Yvette are once again there for Pepper. Steve picked up Pepper - the last of the animals at the sanctuary - to bring him to back to their…See More
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Local animal news in brief, April 24, 2015

Annual cleanup set for off-leash parkDog lovers of Ortiz Park are gearing up for Saturday’s annual poop-the-scoop party and are banking on a big turnout.The twice-yearly cleaning drives help make the park, located at the Frank Ortiz Park off Camino de las Crucitas in the city’s Solano neighborhood, a pleasant experience for everyone, said cleanup organizers. The spring cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Utensils, including buckets, tables, chairs, bags and hand sanitizers, as well as…See More
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Lost dog, Rodeo Road area

I was babysitting my daughters puppy, and I lost her. My boyfriend put her out to potty and it is believed she jumped the fence and someone picked her up. Will you be on the lookout for her pretty please?See More
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Ben Swan commented on Ben Swan's blog post Local animal news in brief, Jan. 22, 2015
"I wish. They keep cutting it out for some reason .... they've cut the space down, but I've encouraged them to run it or do a larger story."
Feb 4
Julie L commented on Ben Swan's blog post Local animal news in brief, Jan. 22, 2015
"Will the article on the missing dog Xena be in the New Mexican newspaper sometime soon, with a photo?  The more exposure the better!"
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Our family is blessed with Zach, an 6-year-old Shar-pei and Labrador mix. Beta, my 14-year-old Shar-pei-Dalmatian mix, died at the end of April 2008. Sister, aka Bear, was adopted from The Animal Support Center in Las Vegas, NM. Jimmy, aka James Bond, was rescued from Clovis. Our latest addition is from the Santa Fe shelter, Mimi, also a Shar-Pei mix. Our beloved Chihuahua, Olivia, died at the beginning to 2012. In May, we adopted Dolly, a Chihuahua-Jack Russel Terrier mix. She was among three puppies we bottle-feed to maturity after their poor mother died. We also have a houseful of birds, including Joaquin, a cockatiel, budgies, parrotlets and canaries.

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Instagram contest highlights Santa Fe Dsogs

Take photos of your dog in your favorite dog-friendly Santa Fe locales and win prizes!



@SimplySantaFeNM, a local Instagram photo sharing company, and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter are showcasing dog-friendly businesses and places in Santa Fe through an Instagram photo contest. The contest offers prize packages for the top 12 winners as well as prizes for at least the top three crowd favorites.



To participate, post photos of your pup (or a friend's) at your favorite…

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Posted on May 25, 2015 at 2:42pm

Shelter offers reduced adoption fees

Winterlike weather and full kennels has prompted the Santa Fe animal shelter to offer reduced adoption fees on all adult animals.

The shelter’s Christmas in Spring special features $25 adoption fees on all adult animals, reduced adoption fees on other animals, and special gifts for all adopters.

“It’s hard to believe that spring is here when we’ve just had snow and rain,” said Dylan Moore, the shelter’s adoptions director. “But that just gives us a chance to offer a fun…

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Posted on May 25, 2015 at 2:38pm

Local animal news in brief, May 7, 2015

Adoptable pets join youth symphony event

The Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association hosts its second Paws Pageant on Saturday, featuring adoptable animals, a host of vendors, free demonstrations, live music and a dog show

The event, dubbed The Dog Show For Every Dog, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Railyard District. Several family-fun activities are planned, including “competitive” events to show off the beauty and talent of dogs. Categories…

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Posted on May 6, 2015 at 1:47pm

Pepper's headed back to Santa Fe!

Some of you may remember Pepper - he's the dog who helped rally a community to rescue him when he spent more than six months roaming the arroyos and streets of Santa Fe. Thanks to Steve and Yvette Dobbie and their Pepper's Posse, Pepper was rescued and found a beautiful sanctuary in Northern California. Unfortunately that sanctuary is no more and Steve and Yvette are once again there for Pepper. Steve picked up Pepper - the last of the animals at the sanctuary - to bring him…

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Posted on May 2, 2015 at 12:10pm

Local animal news in brief, April 24, 2015

Annual cleanup set for off-leash park

Dog lovers of Ortiz Park are gearing up for Saturday’s annual poop-the-scoop party and are banking on a big turnout.

The twice-yearly cleaning drives help make the park, located at the Frank Ortiz Park off Camino de las Crucitas in the city’s Solano neighborhood, a pleasant experience for everyone, said cleanup organizers. The spring cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Utensils, including buckets, tables, chairs,…

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Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:36am

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At 11:27am on November 24, 2011, Shari Shantasi said…

Hi, Ben. In case you are the one responsible for posting the AP article on GPS for pets, I want to thank you so very much for doing so. Using tracking devices for our pets has been a cause of mine for years. The products are becoming more advanced and affordable. Great to see more info on these fabulous systems to help people find their lost animals.

With appreciation,

Shari

At 1:00pm on August 4, 2011, Amy Balent said…
Right now it is called Rouge Cat & Dog Soiree...but if you want to promote it as SFe shelter Doggie Disco also is what I meant!  :-)
At 12:59pm on August 4, 2011, Amy Balent said…
Hi Ben, I just left you a msg at the store...would like to join teams for our fundraiser on the 13th...Doggie Disco? We would like to raise money for the shelters too...I know it is short notice but it could be a major event!  :-)  Amy
At 12:35pm on June 20, 2011, Claudia Inoue said…
How about some NEW pictures of our beloved Lady Olivia?????
At 1:26pm on October 4, 2010, HILLARY VERMONT said…
Hi Ben,
It was fun to finally meet you at Barkin Ball. What a great event. I saw one other person wearing my Dogs Rock tee shirt! Could you give a Woof Out to all doggy owners in Santa Fe...our new Flea at the Santa Fe Downs (off 1-25 and 599) IS DOGGY FRIENDLY! They can even see Hula on the big "The FLEA" sign I painted that can be seen from the highway. It's a great destination to share with a doggy...and they should come see the best doggy tee shirts (for adults!) in the Big Tent aisle 1 ! we are there through Thanksgiving, Sat/Sun 9-3. Woof Y'all.
Hillary
At 10:29pm on October 2, 2010, Claudia Inoue said…
Lieber Ben,
Es war sehr schön, Dich vorhin zu sehen.
Ich hatte noch keine Zeit, etwas über unseren Ausflug heute nachmittag zu schreiben, aber ich werde es morgen tun. Ich nehme an, Du kannst Dir denken, warum ich auf Deutsch schreibe…
At 10:41am on September 2, 2010, cricket said…
Thanks Ben, They are my best friends.Looks like you have a big family
At 6:23pm on July 17, 2010, Staci Matlock said…
The pup pictures are coming as is one of the fat mustang!
At 3:04pm on July 12, 2010, Tim Huber said…
It is, though there are two (other was a reporter in Kansas). Been with AP for four years. Cover the coal industry nationally. Say hi to your mother. I am jealous of the trip up north.
At 2:51pm on July 12, 2010, Tim Huber said…
Hi Ben. Then I moved from the Midwest to West Virginia and tracked you down. I may have to drop in, since I have family there in Santa Fe.
 
 
 

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