Colorado Pet Expo – Summer Dog Days – Pet-focused shopping, dog nutrition, health and behavior information, puppy play area, kiddie zone, pet adoptions and more, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, $8, $13 for both days, free for ages 10 and under. Tickets: tinyurl.com/2p8jtc9j.
Oktoberfest – Dog walk and Oktoberfest benefiting the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak area, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 17, Bear Creek Regional Park, Argus Boulevard and South 21st Street, $25 and up. Registration: hsppr.org/events/pawtoberfest-2022.
Harley’s Hope Foundation – Provides financial assistance for major veterinary care and behavior modification services, access to a list of Colorado pet care resources, and educational information about preventative care and pet safety: harleys-hopefoundation.org, 719-495-6083.
Safe place for pets — Finding homes for pets of terminally ill owners. For more information on pets or to find animals available for adoption, call 719-359-0201 or visit safeplacepets.org.
Adopt Shelter Pet License Plates – $80 one-time fee for new or replacement plates plus other taxes and fees, $25 renewal fee. A portion of the funds benefit the Pet Overpopulation Fund; colorado.gov.
LOOKING TO HELP?
Rescue of 9 lives — Need for foster homes. Medical supplies and care provided; 719-591-4640; Colorado 9lives.com.
Breeder Release Adoption Service — Cash donations, food, dog collars and harnesses accepted; breederadoptions.org.
Haven of happy cats – Volunteer cleaners and adoption assistance needed as well as donations of Costco gift cards, groceries and office supplies; lightly worn cat gear accepted; 719-362-4600, happycatshaven.org.
Saved Hearts One-Stop Shop – Proceeds benefit local animal rescues, 3314 Austin Bluffs Parkway; 719-466-9797, rescued-hearts.org.
Rocky Mountain Cocker Spaniel Rescue — Volunteers and host families sought; rockymountaincockerrescue.org.
WHAT TO DO IF ?
If an animal bites you, if your animal runs away or if you find a stray animal, call the Pikes Peak Region Humane Society, 719-473-1741. To list a lost or found animal, go to hsppr.org.
Email adoption fairs and pet events at least two weeks in advance: [email protected]