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Abandoned B&W Pointer at Dog Park?

I was at the Franklin Miles dog park today from 10:30-12 and there was a black and white male (neutered?) Pointer with no collar wandering around seemingly desperate to find his owner. I tried catching him, tempting him with chicken strips with no luck. He was hanging out at the top of the hill, then the parking lot, then hiding in the sagebrush on the edge of the parking lot. Hopefully the owner has returned to the park and picked him up by now, but… Continue

Added by Julie L on May 25, 2009 at 1:02pm — 11 Comments

Kermit's latest trial: Finding a home

The plump dark bullet shooting after a ball in the shelter’s dog park one recent weekday bears little resemblance to the starving canine found roaming the highway south of Madrid in March.

A soft sheen of black fur now covers the skin where ribs once protruded. A strong wind no longer threatens to topple over the once-tittering, malnourished dog.

Most people watching Kermit endlessly catch and retrieve a tennis ball would only… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 24, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Urgent help needed:


I am forwarding you the first of several emails from Nina at the Espanola Animal Shelter. They have four eight-week old greyhound-cross pups and the pups are SHORT ON TIME!

Does anyone know of a group, an adopter, a foster...ANYONE who can take one or more (hopefully all) of these babies? This is a desperate situation.

Please forward to EVERY PET LOVER YOU KNOW!

Pat Getz

Greyhound Protection League

Hi Pat,

I am writing you… Continue

Added by om on May 22, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Lucky needs some help

I'm looking for someone who'd be interested in fostering or adopting Lucky. She's from the Espanola Valley Humane Society. An interested person would need to complete a quick foster application before the Shelter would agree to transfer. I recently adopted a dog and found out this week she has heartworms and now needs 6 weeks of no activity which will be more challenging since my dog and Lucky love to play (local shelters test for heartworm but for… Continue

Added by Julie L on May 20, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Video: Veteran with dog Pax reunion behind bars

So touching. I believe Jane with Hope Howse is working towards inmates training puppies right here in our prison.
What a perfect match, what a great idea, what are we waiting for?

Also Check Glenn Close and puppies behind bars:

Added by om on May 18, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Sockington - Ashton Kutcher's nemesis? Do cats rule? Going for a million followers on Twitter.

Cat Alert !!! Ben - Heads up.

Here's his website - a blog about his takeover move...

And here's where you can follow Socks on Twitter - BEWARE:

My dog is going for the mouse... outrage!

What's a mouse?

Added by Kenton Cowdry on May 17, 2009 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

Mr. Fuchs

Mr. Fuchs, he does not mind my using the Germanic version of his real name, is about to have breakfast on the Plaza with his 2 bulldogs in tow. It cracked me up watching him, I was reminded of the German author Wilhelm Bush (they look a bit a like, I think) who wrote in the mid to late eighteen hundreds in verse very satirical, poignant social observations in form of poetry and added his own drawings. He is known for Max and Moritz. One such drawing… Continue

Added by om on May 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sweet, sweet Cleo

Cleo passed away quietly and peacefully at home on Saturday. We were nose to nose on my bed. Friends came by in the morning to say their goodbyes, hold me tight, stroke her soft fur and wish her health in her next life. I can't write much now, I am so raw.

Because of her injuries, she was on a lot of different medications and I would like to offer them to anyone who has a dog on the same meds. They are : Novox 75 mg, generic for Rimadyl, Gabapentin 100mg, Proanthozone 50 and Baytril… Continue

Added by Katherine, the Doglady on May 11, 2009 at 7:14pm — 5 Comments

Paws for a Cause

As many Scoopers have noted, Saturday was THE day for a walk in the park, and the Plaza, and places beyond. More than 100 people and their canine companions showed up to strut their stuff, chat with like-minded souls and show the world that we're all better for a canine by our side. It's just amazing how people will smile at you if you are with a dog. Maybe we can end road rage that way! I'll be writing some stories later on the event, I think mostly focusing on some… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 11, 2009 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Off leash blog: Katherine Bryce, a dedicated trainer to the end

Those who were fortunate enough to watch Katherine Bryce work with canines would often just step back and let the magic happen.

“She could read animals better than anyone,” said Kathy Jackson, owner of Lucky Dawg Daycare in Santa Fe, where Bryce led classes for the past four years. “She was a fabulous trainer.”

What few knew and Bryce often made light of was her longtime fight against cancer. Bryce died May 2 after “coming to terms with breast cancer.” She was… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 10, 2009 at 12:09am — 2 Comments

Our (Scoop) Ben at work on the Plaza

Here are Ben and his buddy Zach hard at work during today's Paws for a Cause fund raising walk in Santa Fe. No rest for the weary, huh Ben?

Added by CindyR on May 9, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

May old, gentle Dame Heidi rest in peace

Homage to Heidi

and find a cool creek of her own to frolic in.

Heidi was relieved of suffering from Cancer Monday 5.4.09, we miss her!

Heidi was my neighbor's companion and sometimes hung out with us and was a pleasure always to have around. I discovered last summer that she is scared of thunderstorms, but not of my kitty or vice versa. She loved our… Continue

Added by om on May 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

A little help with meds for pets....

We had a health fair here at work today for staff and faculty, and one of the groups there participating was Santa Fe County. I had a wonderful discussion with the lady manning the table and she encouraged me to pick up a few of their FREE Prescription Discount Cards She noted that they were helpful to people with limited means or income to help them obtain needed medications, but what really caught my attention was when she noted that they could also be used for pet medications!

I… Continue

Added by Lisa on May 6, 2009 at 3:43pm — 6 Comments

The animals have lost a true friend in Carole Noon, founder of Save the Chimps.

Save the Chimps Sanctuary founder dies

Last Update: 5/02 11:29 pm

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL--The founder of the Save The Chimps Sanctuary in St. Lucie County died Saturday.

A spokesperson for the organization wouldn't go into details, but says Dr. Carole Noon died from a recent illness. She was in her early 60's.

Noon founded Save the Chimps in… Continue

Added by Michele Rokke on May 4, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Words of comfort

I am writing this in response to Ben's post below, "Love knows no bounds or species".

Recently, after my beloved cat Lucy died, I went to breakfast with Lisa, another Scoop member. We had never met before but we had hit it right off here on Scoop. Lucy had only been gone a week and I still found it very hard not to cry when I talked about her.

Lisa and I had a nice breakfast with lots of conversation and as we were parting,… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on May 3, 2009 at 9:45am — 19 Comments

Here's the link to "Kermie and the Peace Cranes"...

Hope you enjoy...

Thank you to all of the kind souls who contributed.


Added by Kenton Cowdry on May 3, 2009 at 12:04am — 3 Comments

Off-leash blog: Love knows no bounds or species

In the days leading up to Beta’s death last year, I’d often catch her staring out the window at nothing that I could see. I imagined she was seeing the ghost of Krista, our black Labrador, and Beta’s best buddy for many years.

Beta had been alone a long time, and while Zach was a good canine companion, their relationship was never like the one she shared with Krista. I think I was a fairly good substitute, although I’m sure I relied on her companionship much more than she did on… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on May 2, 2009 at 11:56pm — 2 Comments

Derby Day.....

Generally I don't approve of the methods for horse racing, they start these horses way too young in this country to race. And then wonder why they are pretty much crippled by the age of 5 most times.

However, that being said, New Mexico made headlines today with the Derby winner, Mine That Bird. 50 to 1 odds from last to winning by 6 3/4 lengths. Amazing to watch. I wasn't overly surprised to note that he pretty much ran an easy race, he didn't seem all that winded, but having… Continue

Added by Lisa on May 2, 2009 at 8:12pm — No Comments

KERMIT *UP*D*A*T*E* !!!!

I just received this from the shelter director, Mary Martin. I know a lot of you are wondering about Kermit. He is with someone who works at the shelter, I believe her name is Kathy, don't quote me on that though....but here is her message, posted with permission from Mary:

Subject: Kermit

It has been a busy week for Kermit. He has gone on three walks (on leash) in

the Barancas in Pojoque. He is fine even with my dogs… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on May 1, 2009 at 7:59am — 5 Comments


PET SUITES Boarding, Grooming, Training and Daycare facility at 7502 Mallard Way - (505) 424-7387- will be sponsoring ADOPTIONS for the Santa Fe Humane Society and Animal Shelter. Right now we have 3 - now 2 (1 just got adopted) BEAUTIFUL Aussie Shepard Mix Female puppies who are just 8 weeks old. We will also have a much bigger Adopt-a-Thon on May 30th featuring dogs and puppies of all ages & breeds, as well as music and cards by Caroline Martin. Please stop by and even if you don't adopt,… Continue

Added by Mickey Rogers on April 30, 2009 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

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