Boulder Unleashed 15

Introducing the Dogs of Downtown

As many of you probably already know, the normal day- to-day business usually revolves around our beloved hounds. Feeding, walking, cuddles and love are all included in the daily agenda. Although we give them a hand here and there (thanks to our nifty opposable thumbs), our canine counterparts put in their share of help, too. For example, dogs keep you honest in your outdoorsy lifestyle by insisting on going outside in the rain or snow, and everything in-between. So in honor of man’s best friend, we want to introduce you to some of the furrier Boulderites you might meet around town.

And as the old saying goes, ‘every dog has its day.’ And today – these dogs had theirs.

Jackson

Age: 6

Favorite Activity: Stalking rabbits and squirrels

Lula & Izze, HMH Architecture + Interiors Office Dogs

Ages: 8 & 5

Favorite Activity: Lula loves to swim & Izze loves greeting people

Captain

Age: 5

Favorite Activity: Lounging

Champ, Greeter at VOSS Art & Home

Age: 6

Favorite Activity: Hiking off leash

Fronzie

Age: 6

Favorite Activity: Chasing kitties

Lily, Helper at Fiori Flowers

Age: 9

Favorite Activity: Hiking and cuddling

Tula

Age: 2

Favorite Activity: Climbing Mount Sanitas

Charley, Sotheby Erickson team member

Age: 6

Favorite Activity: Playing with other dogs

Uno

Age: 6

Favorite Activity: Modeling and playing with tennis balls

Noteworthy Non Profits

Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue (RMPR)

A group of hardworking fosters and volunteers who work to save the lives of unwanted dogs, puppies and various animals in and around the Colorado area. They focus on the younger animals that, when dumped in a shelter, are often exposed to disease and experience lack of socialization, literally killing their chances at becoming balanced adult dogs.

RMPR has successfully rescued and re-homed 2,500+ animals and is still going strong.

Front Range Rescue Dogs

Founded in 1984, Front Range Rescue Dogs is an experienced and dynamic non-profit volunteer group committed to providing competent canine search and rescue teams to missing person emergencies. They certify teams in Wilderness Air Scent, Wilderness Trailing, Avalanche, Evidence, Disaster, HRD and Water. The group is available to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Get Involved: If getting out of bed at 2 a.m. and driving into the mountains to search for a missing person in a blizzard sounds like an adventure you would look forward to, then this might be the group for you.

Humane Society Of Boulder Valley

Every year, animal shelters around the country receive more dogs and cats than they can possibly find homes for in their communities. The humane society know what that’s like and strive every day to find homes for all of our adoptable pets. While they still have some pet overpopulation issues, our community has done a great job in focusing on the importance of responsible pet guardianship, including spaying and neutering their own pets to decrease pet overpopulation in and around Boulder County.

Get Involved: There are tons of volunteer opportunities for every type of schedule or adopt a pet!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

• 3 Tablespoons all natural peanut butter
• 3/4 cup 100 percent organic pure pumpkin puree
• 2 eggs
• 2 cups whole wheat flour or brown rice flower for your GF dog

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter and pumpkin. Stir in the flour 1/4 cup at a time just until dough is no longer sticky.

3. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4″ thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dough, then place on the prepared pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.