Blog


03
Jun 2021
Feel Good. Volunteer.

By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer Spring is blooming, summer adventures are calling and our Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS) is excited to be opening up its volunteer program again. It is such a rewarding, heart-warming and fun experience to volunteer at AVHS.  Seeing dog tails wag and hearing cats purr will lift your spirits and make your soul smile. The caring and friendly staff are appreciative of any and all help, and there are so many opportunities to assist them and make a difference for these wonderfully deserving shelter animals. You can walk......

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02
Jun 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Dewey is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Dewey is a 10 year old female Domestic Shorthair mix who was surrendered to the shelter last month when her owners could no longer care for her. During her time here she hasn’t had too much interest, it can be a lot harder to adopt out a 10 year old cat, especially when we have cute, younger kittens available. She would make a great addition to your home and is full of personality and sass that will keep......

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28
May 2021
Collars, tags and chips needed to return lost pets

By: Judy Lore, AVHS Volunteer The topic of dog collars might not sound particularly interesting, but if you dig into the history of dog collars you can read some fascinating information about our relationship to canines and human history.  Collars to control dogs or in some cases to advertise the owners’ wealth and status have been part of history since ancient times. Chipping dogs and other animals is relatively new, as it began in the 1980s. Why write about dog collars and chipping our pets? I am alarmed each time a dog......

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26
May 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Josiah is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Cuddly, wiggly Josiah is sure to win over your heart as soon as you meet him (he definitely has won over every staff and volunteer member he’s met so far!).   Josiah’s story is also one that tugs at the heart – he was in the care of Roswell Animal Control for around 1.5 months. Due to lack of space he was at a high risk of euthanasia. In fact, there were two days during his stay at......

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20
May 2021
Magic

By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer As the days become warmer, it is heart-warming to see children and their dogs outside having fun, enjoying the “magic” of life.  Dogs and children can be best friends, enriching each other’s lives physically, emotionally and socially, but both need to be taught how to behave together. Children get so excited about a dog, they want to run, scream, chase and hug this wonderful furry friend.  They need to learn that such enthusiasm could frighten a dog, causing unwanted and unpleasant behavior. A few basic lessons about......

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20
May 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Doug is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Doug is a 1 year old male American Pit Bull Terrier mix who quickly became a staff favorite. Doug’s goofy and lovable personality has won over every human (and dog!) that he’s met. If you are looking for a young, cuddly, and dog friendly pup, then head over to our website to fill out an adoption form for Doug today! https://www.ark-valley.org/adoption-matchmaker-application/ Hurry! His adoption fees will be half off (just $75) until next Wednesday! ❤️      ...

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12
May 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Gaia is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Gaia is a gorgeous 10 year old female Domestic Shorthair mix. She’s been spending her days in a wonderful foster home where she enjoys spending time looking at the world outside and sleeping in her cozy cat fort. She equally loves snuggling with someone while they watch tv and prefers to be held close.   Gaia is an amazingly sweet cat, her fosters describe her as an independent kitty who loves her cuddle time. If Gaia sounds like......

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05
May 2021
Pets of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Ramona & Ruca are our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pets of the week!   This mother daughter duo is looking for a forever home together! Ruca is 5 years old and Ramona is 3 years old, both are female Tibetan Spaniel/Pekingese mixes. This pair would love to stay together as they really come out of their shells when they have one another. Ramona is definitely the more social of the pair, but Ruca can be just as loving once she warms up to you! They love to hang out in......

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28
Apr 2021
Pet of the Week - Heart of the Rockies Radio

Zorro is our Heart of the Rockies Radio News Pet of the week!   Zorro is a 12 year old male Domestic Shorthair mix. He came to the shelter when his older owner could no longer take care of him. Her daughter helped get Zorro to us in the hopes that he would find a new forever home. He’s been with us for almost a month now with no interest, so we’re hopeful that you can help him find a home!   Zorro is declawed so will need to be an indoor......

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22
Apr 2021
Dogs and Kids, Happy Together

By: Judy Hamontre, AVHS Volunteer I was fortunate to have a wonderful childhood, but it became even richer when at age 6, a border collie pup I named Tammy came into my life.  She and I grew up together playing, laughing and cuddling.  She made me feel happy, secure and loved.  She taught me responsibility and compassion.  She was my best buddy. Such is the beauty of a dog in a child’s life.  Research shows the benefits are numerous. Dogs provide constant companionship through the ups and downs of children’s lives.  They......

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