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28
Sep 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Sox is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week!   Sox is a sweet old guy who loves to be brushed. He is strikingly handsome and was reported to have been quite the mouser in his younger years! These days, he seems to appreciate a quiet environment to sunbathe in. He’d love to find a home of his own to live out his golden years in, do you have room for Sox?   PS since he is a senior cat he is considered priceless, adoption fees waived <3  ......

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21
Sep 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

King is once again our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week!   This adorable, small 5 year old American Pit bull terrier mix has been at the shelter for 111 days now with almost no adoption interest ☹️   He has gorgeous blue eyes, loves all people, and enjoys playing with toys and going on walks. He can be selective about who his dog friends are (we get it!), so make sure to bring your pup to the shelter to meet him.   PS since he is our Pet......

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14
Sep 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Lincoln is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week!   Lincoln was found in Salida in early August. Unfortunately no one came forward for Lincoln, so he’s hopeful he’ll be lucky and get adopted soon!   Lincoln is an incredibly sweet and outgoing 6 year old male Domestic medium hair mix. He enjoys humans who give generous pets and ear rubs which he LOVES to lean into.   Lincoln gets along with the other cats in our adoptable cat room. Unfortunately since he was a found stray, we have......

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08
Sep 2022
Happy Healthy

By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Board Member & Volunteer A healthy animal is a happy animal, and the animals at Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS) receive the very best medical care to keep them happy. All staff members are trained to do initial health exams on each animal that comes into the shelter.  If a staff member notices anything of concern during this exam, then the animal is referred to veterinarian, Dr. Annie Schultz-Cordova, DVM. Animals that appear healthy, are up to date on rabies vaccines, and are already spayed/neutered, may not see Dr. Annie......

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07
Sep 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

King is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week!   King is a 5 yr old American pit bull terrier mix. He’s been at the shelter longer than any of our other animals, for 97 days now, and we really hope you’ll help us find him a home soon!   King is a snuggly, sweet dog who loves to sunbathe every afternoon. Yesterday was another hot afternoon in Buena Vista. Most of the shelter dogs opted to have short outings in the yard and hang out in the A/C......

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31
Aug 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Zelda is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week!   Zelda is a gorgeous 1 year old domestic medium hair mix. She was transferred in from Aztec Animal Shelter in New Mexico to help ease kennel capacity in their shelter.  Zelda is one of our most photogenic cats. She loves to meet other people. When she’s not making new friends she enjoys laying out on our catio- bathing in the warm summer air.    If you’re looking for a social and gorgeous cat Zelda may be your girl!  ......

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25
Aug 2022
DOGust

by: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer and Board Member The “Dog Days” of summer are here, and on Monday, August 1, DOGust began. In 2008, the world’s largest no-kill shelter and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, New York, chose August 1, “DOGust,” as the universal birthday for all shelter dogs who have no records. Shelter workers can estimate a dog’s age, but they cannot precisely determine the day a dog was born.  Because no one at North Shore Animal League wanted to see a sweet dog without a birthday, DOGust began. It is now considered a universal birthday......

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24
Aug 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Loki is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week! Loki is an almost 2 year old male shepherd mix that we transferred in from Aztec, NM along with 3 other dogs and 8 cats. He was shy and timid upon arrival at the shelter. Staff has since gained his trust and learned that he is a snuggly, outgoing dog! He’s made other dog friends at the shelter and would love to meet you soon too!   AND since he’s our pet of the week his adoption fees are half......

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17
Aug 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Molly is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week! Molly is a 1 yr old female Cane Corso mix. She is an incredibly wiggly and sweet young gal who is looking for a loving forever home. Molly has mastered the art of crate training here at the shelter and loves making new friends!   If you’ve been looking for a younger dog to add to your family we hope you will consider sweet Molly!   PS since she is our Pet of the Week her adoption fees are half......

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10
Aug 2022
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

King is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News pet of the week! King has been at the shelter longer than any of our other adoptable dogs with very little interest 😔 He is a wonderful pup who has never met a stranger! He loves to sunbathe and hang out with staff in our play yard every day. ☀️ Understandably, King is not BFFs with every dog he meets (just like us humans!) so will need to meet any dogs in the home at the shelter to see if it’s a good fit.......

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