Colorado Springs pet information and events starting December 9th. Celebrations


Operation Santa Paz – Donations of new toys, treat bags, Bone Pet Supply gift cards, leashes, food bowls, blankets or towels are being accepted to benefit all breed rescues and training. 10am-5pm Sunday 9am-6pm Monday-Thursday Bone Pet Supply, 2326 N. Wahsatch Ave.

Empty the shelters – hope for the holidays — Hosted by the Bissell Pet Foundation through Dec. 17 with low-fee adoptions from local shelters. For a list of participating shelters, go online to:

Need help?

Harley’s Hope Foundation – Provides financial assistance for critical veterinary care and behavior modification services, access to a directory of Colorado pet care resources, and educational information on preventive pet care and safety: 719-495-6083 ,


Adopt shelter pet license plates – $80 one-time fee, $25 renewal fee for new or replacement plates, plus other taxes and fees. A portion of the funds benefit the Pet Overpopulation Fund.

Licensing of pets – Presented by the Humane Society of Pikes Region in partnership with Bandit Pete. Go online for fees:

Safe space for pets – Finding homes for pets of terminally ill owners. For information about pet rehabilitation or to find pets available for adoption, call 719-359-0201 or visit

Looking for help?

9. Save the living – Foster homes are needed. supplies and medical care provided; 719-591-4640;

Breeder Release Adoption Service – Donations of money, food, dog collars and harnesses accepted;

Happy Cats Haven – Donations of Costco, grocery and office supply gift cards, along with volunteer cleaning and adoption assistance needed; Gently used cat supplies are accepted. 719-362-4600,

Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue – Volunteers and caregivers needed.

What if?

If an animal bites you, your pet runs away or you see a stray, call. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 719-473-1741. To list a lost or found pet, go to

Email adoption fairs and pet events at least two weeks in advance:

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