dogs

Can Dogs See Ghosts?
Oct27

Can Dogs See Ghosts?

While there are people who believe in the paranormal, have you ever wondered whether your dog is able to sense the spirits? After all, canines have extraordinary senses that are much sharper than a human’s. And wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your dog is able to detect a loved one who has passed on? As much as we’d like to believe there is some truth to the idea that dogs can sense the paranormal, the scientific answer is that...

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How to Adopt a New Pet During COVID-19
Oct05

How to Adopt a New Pet During COVID-19

Pets need good homes at all times, regardless of what’s going on in the world. If you’ve been wanting to adopt a pet, you can still do so during the pandemic. Some pet shelters and breeders might have different policies during the pandemic, but you can still find many pets to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know about the process. First, Pick the Pet That’s Right for You Each type of pet and specific breed has its own...

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Durango’s Open Spaces
Sep06

Durango’s Open Spaces

  As a relatively small mountain town, Durango doesn’t skimp on parks, playgrounds, and open spaces! Either to play frisbee, set the kids loose on a playground, or just relax in a park, here are some great choices to visit! Buckley Park is located in the heart of downtown right on Main Avenue in between 12th and 13th Street. A large flat area and a hill make it a great spot to set up a picnic or go sledding in the winter. Because...

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Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!
Jun03

Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!

Durango River Report The Southwestern United States harbors some of wildest rivers in the world. Below are displayed the real time discharge of prominent rivers in the Durango and Four Corners area including the Animas, San Juan, Chama, Dolores, Green, Piedra, Little Colorado, Salt and Colorado Rivers. This information is provided by the USGS and republished here for your convenience . Animas River Flows near Durango, CO   Animas...

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Durango Kennel Club presents annual dog show this week at McGee Park
May31

Durango Kennel Club presents annual dog show this week at McGee Park

FARMINGTON — Approximately 600 dogs from across the country are expected to look and behave their best this week when the Durango Kennel Club presents its annual American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show at McGee Park. The annual four-day event features hundreds of breeds, and handlers, owners and judges from all over the United States, as well as Mexico, according to Mary Maras, the Durango Kennel Club’s membership chair. Maras...

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Durango Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show May 19-20-21-22, 2022
May11

Durango Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show May 19-20-21-22, 2022

May 19-20-21-22, 2022 ​​4 All-Breed Conformation Shows         ​4 Obedience Trials     4 Rally Trials  ​     2 Beginner Puppy ​Pee Wee         4 Obedience Matches           McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds ​ Farmington NM The McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of the Four Corners just minutes away from Farmington, Bloomfield and Aztec. the 186-acre fairgrounds is positioned three hours north of...

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Walk your dog– 800 acres of parks and 3 million acres of forests are calling!
May04

Walk your dog– 800 acres of parks and 3 million acres of forests are calling!

Walk your dog– it’s good for you!  Your dog loves it and in this fabulous wilderness areas there are plenty of places to hike and beautiful nature to see.  Durango, Colorado– the jewel of the Southwest– is a wonderful place to live work and play!  It is dog friendly, and part of the Durango system of 800 acres of parks includes the dog park where dogs can run free and socialize together.  Durango’s parks...

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Jack Onofrio Dog Shows
Apr18

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows

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Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!
Apr12

Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!

Durango, Colorado– is beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!  We love our Spring moisture. Locals and tourists alike love the variety of the Four Seasons, and the ever changing light show on the 14,000 foot mountains that surround the town.  Today we welcome the rain and snow as it nourishes the trees and plants and brings much needed moisture to our region.  For a local weather report visit us...

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Pet Insurance
Mar31

5 Reasons You Should Consider Pet Insurance

  10 years or so ago, pet insurance wasn’t a very popular topic of conversation. But now, thanks in large part to the ways in which digital advertising has changed (and thanks to social media), more people are considering it; even Twitter’s beloved We Rate Dogs account that raises money for dogs in need has become an ad platform for pet insurance. And as a result of this kind of publicity, more pet owners are giving the matter...

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Lisa Parker’s Puppies
Feb16

Lisa Parker’s Puppies

Since 2012 when Lisa Parker fell in love with Granite, her passion for dogs needed to be shared! In 2014, Lisa and her husband, Eric, opened Lisa Parker’s Puppies. Now called Parker Animal Rescue (PAR), this local non-profit strives to rescue, foster, and find permanent home for dogs in Durango and the Four Corners area. The education of spay/neutering and training of dogs are the guiding principles to her business, foster homes, and...

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Best in Show winner at 2021 National Dog Show makes history
Nov27

Best in Show winner at 2021 National Dog Show makes history

  Claire is a bone-afide champ. History was made Thursday at the National Dog Show — the beloved annual event hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia — when a Scottish Deerhound named Claire, who also won last year, was named Best in Show. Claire’s victory marks the first time a dog has won back-to-back in the show’s 20-year history, hosts noted. “In 20 years of the National Dog Show, there’s never been a repeat champion until...

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Durango KC 4-Day Show – Oct 21-24!
Sep16
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The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative
Jun05

The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative

By Joe Yonan March 26, 2012 It’s been four months, and yet if somebody asks me about that day, my voice will crack. By “that day,” I mean the day I came home from work to find my Doberman, Red, splayed out on my bedroom floor, his head to one side, his body lifeless but still warm. It’s an image I can’t seem to shake, as much as I try. ¶ I’m no stranger to death. I was a mess of anger and confusion when my father, suffering the...

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Dog Training With Or: How Can I Communicate Desired Behaviors To My Dog?
May01

Dog Training With Or: How Can I Communicate Desired Behaviors To My Dog?

We are always on the lookout for the most successful and innovative trainers, and one of our favorites is Or Nessim of K9 Pack Training in SoCal. A former dog handler in the Israeli Army, Or is highly personal and focused on positive reinforcement. He trains for everything from pet obedience and behavioral modification, to dog sport activities and service dog training. How Can I Communicate Desired Behaviors To My Dog? When trying to...

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Perfect Anti-Depressants – Pets and Babies!
Feb15

Perfect Anti-Depressants – Pets and Babies!

Perfect Anti-Depressants – Pets and Babies! Perfect Anti-Depressants    2 ‘Who’s coming?’     3 The best of friends.     4 ‘Tell me doc, is it serious?’  5 Play time!     6 ‘Don’t be sad, you’ll get your food soon.’     7 Sharing is caring.     8 Now that’s contentment    9 . ‘Our father who art in heaven…’     10 . This baby’s guardian angel is right...

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Why do dogs bury bones?
Jan25

Why do dogs bury bones?

Why do dogs bury bones? It’s the “wolf” in them. Chewing bones is a favorite pastime of dogs. If a bone is very beloved, the dog might even bury it. To humans, this behavior may seem odd, so why do dogs invest so much energy in burying their prized possessions? “The reason why a dog buries something is to save it for later,” Teoti Anderson, professional dog trainer and behavior consultant based in...

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Bailey’s Bits
Dec21

Bailey’s Bits

Bailey’s Bits “In 2021, I need a 6-month holiday…Twice a year” Life Lessons Learned from Hanging out at RE/MAX Pinnacle Meet Bailey at https://homesindurango.com/meet-bailey

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Bailey’s Bits
Dec21

Bailey’s Bits

Bailey’s Bits “Dear Santa,  I’ve been good all year…  …most of the time… …once in a while…  …nevermind, I’ll buy my own stuff.” Life Lessons Learned from Hanging out at RE/MAX Pinnacle Meet Bailey at https://homesindurango.com/meet-bailey

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Bailey’s Bits
Dec14

Bailey’s Bits

Bailey’s Bits “I’m a morning person. I follow a strict regimen of getting up before everyone else….  on December 25th.” Life Lessons Learned from Hanging out at RE/MAX Pinnacle Meet Bailey at https://homesindurango.com/meet-bailey

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