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Wag of the Week


Last updated 8/23/2022 at 2:01pm

Why didn't I think about this before? A shout-out to our adopters, some of whom report they saw the dogs in this newspaper (they are also advertised elsewhere; some of our volunteers are in the Springs, one in Woodland, one in Divide.) By the way, we don't have an office; we are just volunteers who work from our homes. One of our recent success stories is of Thor, the gorgeous husky, who has found a home - and possibly Oakley, too, which is great - they are both seniors, 8 and 11, respectively. Yes, being a senior myself, I can tell you seniors can rock (and if there's a hill, also roll...). Balto may have a home too.

This week we feature Fergus, who is a lab/pit mix, young, about 2 years old. At this time, it is unknown how he is with other dogs. He's about 55 pounds, and, unfortunately, can climb 6-foot chain link fencing. I have meshed wire, which is more wobbly, but I would still exercise caution. Note I said climb – I'd have to find out if he jumps first for a foothold up top – which would apply to a wood privacy fence as well – but if your cross pieces face outward, it may be he'd be OK. Call for more information and advice.

Today I watched an amazing video in its entirety. For a while, I've been worried about what I feed my pups, though it's one of the most highly recommended: Canidae. I also supplement with fresh vegetables. (My dogs are crazy for carrots, which is maybe what I'll call my next book). But I learned so much. Because the link is enormously long (and many are reading the print vs. online version of this article), I suggest doing an internet search for Dr. Martin Goldstein video on pet nutrition. Now note, he will be talking about a certain kind of freeze-dried dog food, his own creation – I know, I know: sales, but still. Please take the time. I know these kinds of foods are expensive: but even if you just use it as a topper, vs. the whole day's food, and take a look at your own dog food of choice and learn what to avoid in your pet's food, it will be worth it. Some of the information may be shocking, since our pets are among (if not totally) our best friends.


We still have the animals pictured and hope they have something brewing in time for Thanksgiving - way before, actually.

For further information, please see Tumbleweed Country Kennels on Facebook. Also, AARF Colorado on Facebook.

AARF holds adoption fairs at Petsmart on Powers SUNDAYS (this is a change), 11-2: 2965 N. New Center Pt., Colorado Springs 80922. PLEASE CHECK the website/Facebook for any updates (such as inclement weather. Sometimes the fair is right here in Fountain at Tumbleweed Kennels). More info, & call any time: Julie at 719-375-1200 (land line) or Cathy at 719-761-5320. Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Facebook: AARF Colorado; website:


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