5 Valentine's Day Ideas for You and Your Pet

Ahh, Valentine’s Day – the season of love! Though we commonly celebrate this day by sharing gifts and time with our significant others, why should pets be left out? After all, they show unconditional love throughout the year, it seems that…

5 Reasons to Spay/Neuter Your Pet

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month which celebrates the importance of animal population control and encourages families to ensure their dogs and cats are spayed or neutered. Each year, more than 6 million dogs and cats wind up in animal…

February is National Cat Health Month

February is a month focused on cats, most importantly that they are living a healthy lifestyle that provides many great years ahead of them. During the month, we ask cat families to give extra attention to their cat’s physical and mental well-being.…

How to Keep Companion Animals Safe from Mountain Lions

Recently in northern Colorado, there has been an increase in mountain lion sightings throughout the region. Domestic cats and dogs can be easy prey for these animals, but there are actions you can take to help protect them. “We can live with…

Preparing Your Pets for When Kids Go Back to School

In just a matter of weeks, summer vacation will be over and your kids will be going back to school. While it may be a relief for some parents, it's also a time of change for your pets that they need to grow accustomed to. Over the past 17…

Why It's Important to Adopt Bonded Pairs Together

It is not uncommon to see bonded pairs of animals come into the shelter, whether surrendered together or arriving following the incapacity or death of an owner. Whenever possible, we work to adopt bonded pairs out together – a scenario that…

Top 5 Hiking Trails for Dogs in Northern Colorado

January is “Walk Your Dog Month”, and we are lucky to live in an area that provides some of the best trails in America to enjoy with your furry family member! If you’re looking to do a trail walk or hike and wondering which ones allow…

A Pet is a Commitment, Not Just a Holiday Gift

Many families look to welcome new pets to their homes around the holidays. While new pets may initially seem to bring holiday cheer, it’s important to consider the level of commitment these new family members will require. Before you make…

Safety Moment: Pet Safety During the Holidays

It's amazing to think that there are only three weeks left in the year, which is still plenty of time for our furry family members to be exposed to possible dangers. This week, Larimer Humane Society Shelter Supervisor Lee Jones provides some…

Homemade Thanksgiving Dog Treats

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and as we discussed in last week’s blog, your typical holiday foods can pose a danger to your furry family member. However, that doesn’t mean they need to be left out when indulging in the food of the season. Your…