Dogs spring into fun in April

Dogs spring into fun in April
Time to enjoy going places, seeing and learning new things and fun!

Dogs are as anxious as owners to enjoy the sun, frolic, play, improve their health and make new friends. There isn’t a shortage of opportunities for dogs to enjoy the good life in April throughout Denver.

Chuck & Don's

Denver- Cherry Creek 201 University Blvd., Unit 113, Denver, CO, 303 720-496-2668:

Saturday, April 14 - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Shelter)
Come join the Humane Society of South Platte Valley for a pet adoption fair. Check out all the wonderful dogs available for adoption and also find out how you can get involved.

Saturday, April 21 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Training)
Are you having a tough time training your stubborn pooch? Curious about your dog’s quirky behaviors? Come ask anything informational Q & A with Ron Johnson, dog behaviorist from k9 Minds.

Saturday, April 21 – 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Shelter)
Front Range German Shepherd Rescue is a foster based organization dedicated to saving german shepherd dogs and shepherd mixes from Colorado and surrounding states. Come meet some of our great dogs at this event. Visit the Front Range German Shepherd Rescue website anytime to see available dogs and fill out an application.

Centennial location The Streets at SouthGlenn Shopping Center 2253 E Briarwood Avenue, Suite 502, Centennial, CO, 303-862-3414:

Saturday, April 7 - 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Training)
Melissa Crichton, LCSW, will be providing information about Calming Companions, LLC dog training and behavioral management services. What makes her unique is that she has combined traditional dog training with alternative techniques to address numerous problem behaviors.

Saturday, April 14 -11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Training)
Meet Ann Draznin - ABCDT certified dog trainer! Ask her questions about dog training and learn how to teach both the young and old dog new tricks!

Saturday, April 21 –12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Health)
Meet Mino Fuller, certified canine massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. Find out how Canine Massage, Acupressure, and Reiki can help your dog recover from injuries or surgeries, relieve pain and stiffness, and/or reduce fear and anxiety.

Saturday, April 21 – 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Pet Therapy)
Have you ever wondered if your pet could become a therapy animal? Meet Katherine Rodgers, Licensed Delta Society Evaluator and discover Animal Assisted Therapy volunteer opportunities in your community. Learn how to navigate the resources available to obtain the skills required to safely visit facilities.

Saturday, April 28 -11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Shelter)
Humane Society South Platte Valley is dedicated to finding cats and dogs new forever, loving, solid homes. Stop by and learn more about the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. For info, call the store.

Littleton location Kipling Marketplace, 5055 S. Kipling Street, Littleton, CO – 303-586-5995:

Wednesday, April 18 –5:00 -7:00 p.m. (Health)
Stop by to get a look into the psyche of your dog! Ron Johnson, dog behaviorist from k9 Minds dog training, will be in to teach you the tools you need to better communicate with your pup. You can also take an optional survey to help you get to know your dog better! Leashed dogs are always welcome.

Wednesday, April 18– 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Social)
Stop by Chuck & Don's with your pooch to have them meet other dogs in a safe environment. Ron Johnson from k9 Minds will be there to help give insight into your dog's behaviors from 5pm-7pm. We will have treats for you and your pup.

Saturday, April 21 - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Training)
Meet Ann Draznin - ABCDT certified dog trainer! Ask her questions about dog training and learn how to teach both the young and old dog new tricks!

Saturday, April 21 - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Health)
One of our approved nail clinic team members, Haley, will be conducting nail trims. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted to go to the Humane Society of South Platte Valley.

Tuesday, April 24 – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Social)
Does your pet know any unique tricks? Have you always wanted somewhere to show off your pet's rare talents? Well here is your opportunity! Bring your pet in to Chuck & Don's in Littleton and show off your pet's amazing abilities and they will receive a prize. Enter to win fabulous prizes.

Zoom Room Longmont - 2318 W 17th Ave, Suite F, Longmont, CO 80501- 303-834-8665:

Friday, April 13 – 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Social)
Zoom Room Longmont is hosting their first breed specific Happy Hour with the bouncy, fun loving 'Oodles! Any breed with "oodle" is welcome! (Goldendoodle, Whoodle, Labradoodle, Poodle, etc.) Great opportunity to meet other 'Oodle fans. Their gym is yours for 90 minutes with the agility equipment; their famous Doggy Donuts freshly baked for snack time and of course balls for non-stop fetching. Let all your "oodle" friends know too. Even if you haven't been to Zoom Room yet - we encourage you to come play! Cost is $10 per dog. Group is limited to 15 dogs but humans are unlimited. Please note: current vaccines (Rabies, Distemper combo and Bordetella) are required to be on file before you can enter the gym.

April 27th – 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Social)
Border Collie & BC mix breeds Happy Hour at Zoom Room Longmont. Their gym is yours for 90 minutes with the agility equipment; their famous Doggy Donuts freshly baked for snack time and of course balls for non-stop fetching. Cost is $10 per dog. Group is limited to 15 dogs but humans are unlimited. Please note: current vaccines (Rabies, Distemper combo and Bordetella) are required to be on file before you can enter the gym.

Misha May Foundation, event held at Doggie Delights - 1432 South Broadway, Denver, 80210 - 303-239-0382:

Thursday, April 12, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Training)
Understanding Dogs Behavior/Training Classes During this 6 week class you will receive an evaluation, treatment plan & coaching experience with your dog that attends 1 of the weeks. The other weeks you learn about dog behaviors & help other owners with their dogs. The holistic approach uses positive training techniques individualized to each dog & situation. You will improve your dog's behavior in a calm supportive environment specifically designed for human & canine education. A MUST for pet parents, professionals & rescue volunteers.

If you and your dog are the more spontaneous types, head out and enjoy one of the many dog parks located throughout the city.

The key to health, both dog’s and owner’s, is exercise and building relationships. Start today to get in shape to enjoy all the activities still to come this summer in Denver.

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