Colorado Pet Expo—The Dog Days of Summer — Pet-focused shopping, information on dog diet, health and behavior, puppy playground, kid zone, pet adoptions and more, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road , $8, $13 for both days, free for ages 10 and younger. Tickets: tinyurl.com/2p8jtc9j.
pawtoberfest — Dog walk and beer fest to benefit the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 9 am-3 pm Sept. 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 on preventive pet care and safety: harleys-hopefoundation.org, 719-495-6083.
Safe Place for Pets —Finding homes for pets of terminally ill owners. For information on rehoming pets or to find available pets for adoption, call 719-359-0201 or go to safeplacepets.org.
Adopt a Shelter Pet license plates — $80 one-time fee for new or replacement plates in addition to other taxes and fees, $25 renewal fee. Part of funds benefit the Pet Overpopulation Fund; colorado.gov.
LOOKING TO HELP?
9 Lives Rescue — Foster homes needed. Supplies and medical care provided; 719-591-4640; colorado 9lives.com.
Breeder Release Adoption Service — Donations of money, food, dog collars and harnesses accepted; breederadoptions.org.
Happy Cats Haven — Volunteer cleaners and adoption help needed as well as donations of Costco, grocery and office supply gift cards; gently used cat equipment accepted; 719-362-4600, happycatshaven.org.
Rescued Hearts Unique Store — Proceeds benefit local animal rescues, 3314 Austin Bluffs Parkway; 719-466-9797, rescued-hearts.org.
Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue — Volunteers and fosters needed; rockymountaincockerrescue.org.
WHAT TO DO IF?
If an animal bites you, your pet runs away or you find a stray, call the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 719-473-1741. To list a lost or found pet, go to hsppr.org.
Email adoption fairs and pet events at least two weeks in advance: [email protected]