5 Things To Do In Greeley This Fourth of July

5 Things To Do In Greeley This Fourth of July

5 Things To Do In Greeley This Fourth of July

 

Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Greeley, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Greeley Stampede

Celebrating 100 years, the Greeley Stampede is one of the most popular events in Greeley, Colorado. This year will be the biggest yet! With more than 120 businesses and organizations from the Rocky Mountain region participating.

More details:

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:00AM
  • Where: Starts at 19th Street and ends downtown at Lincoln Park near 5th Street.
  • Activities: Flyover, Floats, Marching Bands, Equestrian Entries

Greeley Stampede Demolition Derby

Want more adrenaline than marching bands and floats? The Demolition Derby is happening this July 4th!

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 4:00PM
  • Where: Greeley Stampede
  • Activities: Demolition Derby!!

You can buy tickets at greeleystampede.org or by calling the ticket office at 970-356-7787. Tickets start at $20.

Greeley Stampede Fireworks

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:30PM
  • Where: Island Grove Regional Park

And for the adults…

Independence Day Fireworks @ Wiley Roots Brewing Co.

Want to get one of the best seats in the house? Reserve your table at Wiley Roots Brewing Co. for up to 8 people – beer is included!

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 8:00PM (Seating Begins)
  • Where: Wiley Roots Brewing Co.
  • Activities: Fireworks, Beer Included

Tiered Tray Workshop with Sally Otto

While not on Fourth of July this fun workshop can put you in the Independence Day spirit.

  • When: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 @ 5:30PM – 7:30PM
  • Where: Lincoln Park Emporium Creative’s Studio
  • Activities: Theme’d tiered tray table, drinks and snacks are included!

Admission to this event is $30.


There you have it. 5 Things to do in Greeley This Fourth of July! Actually that’s more than five 🤔😃 We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

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5 Things To Do In Littleton This Fourth of July_Header

5 Things To Do In Littleton This Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Littleton, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Backyard Bluegrass Bash

Featuring music by Big Hooray Bluegrass and Ghost Town Drifters this small, outdoor event is filled with fun.

  • When: Sunday, July 3, 2022 @ Sundown
  • Where: The Wrong Planet
  • Activities: Live Music, Tiki Bar

Tickets are required to be purchased in advance.

Littleton Red, White & You

Featuring a wide variety of activities for both kids and adults! This Littleton Fourth of July event is sure to be a hit. Fireworks start at 9:30PM. Sadly there are no pets allowed for this event. Book a Wet Noses pet sitter to visit your house during the event. We’d love to make sure your pets get their potty breaks and dinner on time.

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 5:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Where: Clement Park
  • Activities: Beer & Wine gardens, Kids Zone, Free Concert by Wash Park @ 7:00PM, Bounce Houses

Fourth of July Picnic

Picnics are a great way to celebrate Independence Day. If you’re looking for a low-cost event in Littleton this one is perfect. Grab a blanket, a cooler, and your favorite picnic classics. What’s even better is you can bring your pets along!

Bring along some dog-friendly picnic food and enjoy the day with your pup outdoors.

4th of July Bash

Looking for something that includes cooling off? Check out the Ken-Caryl Ranch’s 4th of July Pool Party Bash. This event is free and only open to residents.

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Where: Ranch House
  • Activities: Pool Party, Concert, Games, Food Trucks

Not able to make this event? Come back on August 20, 2022 with your pup for the Doggie Dip Day. Dogs get to swim all day in the Ranch House pool before they are drained for the season.

Cornerstone Park 4th of July Fireworks Show

  • When: Sunday, July 3, 2022 @ 5:00PM – Fireworks will start at 9:15PM
  • Where: 5150 S Windermere St., Littleton
  • Activities: Fireworks, Food Trucks

Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to enjoy the festivities and watch the show. Vendors will be on site if you forget something.


There you have it. 5 Things to do in Littleton This Fourth of July! Actually that’s more than five 🤔😃 We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

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5 Things to Do in Highlands Ranch this Fourth of July_Header

5 Things To Do In Highlands Ranch This Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Highlands Ranch, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Fireworks Show

This year there will be no shuttles provided to the park. So please make sure to bike, walk, and ride-share whenever possible.

Food tucks will be at the event. Keep checking the official website for more information on vendors.

More details:

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Where: Highland Heritage Regional Park
  • Activities: Fireworks

Independence Day 5K

Ready to run, or walk, a 5K? Register online to reserve your spot. Once you’re done with the 5K head on over to the July 4th parade.

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 8:00AM
  • Where: Town Center South
  • Activities: Family-Friendly 5K Marathon

July 4th Parade

Admission is free to this July 4th parade and you (and your dog) can participate as well! Registration is not required. You can find more information on how to participate on the official website.

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:00AM – 10:30AM
  • Where: The route goes South on Hepburn to the Highlands Ranch Parkway East and South into Town Center South parking lot. Here is a route map.
  • Activities: Family Bike and Pet Parade, Community Parade

Fourth of July Picnic

Picnics are a great way to celebrate Independence Day. If you’re looking for a low-cost event in Highlands Ranch this one is perfect. Grab a blanket, a cooler, and your favorite picnic classics. What’s even better is you can bring your pets along!

Bring along some dog-friendly picnic food and enjoy the day with your pup outdoors.

And for the adults…

COLORADO: Red, White & Bollywood Party!

Head on over to our neighbor Long Tree for this 18+ event. Featuring eclectic performances, cocktail specials, and dancing all night long!

  • When: Saturday, July 2, 2022 @ 8:00PM – 1:00AM
  • Where: Paradise Tavern in Lone Tree, CO (9 minute drive approximately)
  • Activities: Cocktail Specials, Music, Bollywood Entertainer DJ Prashant

You can purchase tickets early on allevents.com or at the door (subject to availability) starting at $25.


There you have it. 5 Things to do in Highlands Ranch This Fourth of July! We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

5 Things To Do In Denver This Fourth of July_Header

5 Things To Do In Denver This Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Denver, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Being the capital of Colorado, Denver has a wide variety of events to celebrate Fourth of July.

Coors Field

Following the Colorado Rockies games on the 1st and 2nd you’ll be able to view some fireworks. The best seats will be inside the stadium but if you’d rather not watch the game you can still watch the fireworks. Lower Downtown or adjacent urban neighborhoods are an alternative place to watch the show.

  • When: Friday, July 1, 2022 % Saturday, July 2, 2022
  • Where: Coors Field
  • Activities: Fireworks & Baseball

You can pre-purchase tickets here.

Cranmer Park Community Picnic

  • When: Friday, July 1, 2022 @ 6:00PM
  • Where: Cranmer Park
  • Activities: Fireworks, Music by The Denver Municipal Band @ 7:00PM

This event goes until the end of the Glendale fireworks.

Four Mile Historic Park’s Independence Day Celebration

  • When: Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Where: Four Mile Historic Park
  • Activities: Crafts, Food Trucks, Live Music by the Denver Concert Band

This event does require paid admission. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets start at $8. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets are free for FMHP members.

Civic Center Independence Eve Celebration

Unlike previous years, this years event will be fenced in for heightened security measures.

  • When: Sunday, July 3, 2022 @ 5:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park
  • Activities: Music by Dragondeer, Food Trucks, Fireworks

Fireworks begin at 9:30PM.

Central Park Pancake Breakfast & Parade

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:00AM – 10:30AM
  • Where: Central Park
  • Activities: Breakfast! Followed by an old-fashioned parade @ 10:30AM

This event has a suggested donation. Suggested donation of $5/adults, $3/children or family 4-pack for $12. All proceeds benefit the South Green Swim Team. The event will be followed by an old-fashioned parade featuring bikes, trikes, and wagons at 10:30AM

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 1:30PM – 3:00PM
  • Where: From 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St.
  • Activities: 50+ Floats, Marching Band, Costumed Characters, Live Music

There you have it. More than, 5 Things to do in Denver This Fourth of July! Actually that’s more than five 🤔😃 We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

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5 Things To Do In Centennial This Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Centennial, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Centennial itself doesn’t have much happening this Fourth of July. But if you’re in the area there are plenty of activities to do in the surrounding cities. You can check out our blogs on Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Castle Rock, and Denver for more activities.

Denver, Colorado

Denver has lots going on this 4th of July. Below are a few of the activities happening.

Cranmer Park Community Picnic

  • When: Friday, July 1, 2022 @ 6:00PM
  • Where: Cranmer Park
  • Activities: Fireworks, Music by The Denver Municipal Band @ 7:00PM

This event goes until the end of the Glendale fireworks.

Four Mile Historic Park’s Independence Day Celebration

  • When: Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Where: Four Mile Historic Park
  • Activities: Crafts, Food Trucks, Live Music by the Denver Concert Band

This event does require paid admission. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets start at $8. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets are free for FMHP members.

Civic Center Independence Eve Celebration

Unlike previous years, this years event will be fenced in for heightened security measures.

  • When: Sunday, July 3, 2022 @ 5:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park
  • Activities: Music by Dragondeer, Food Trucks, Fireworks

Fireworks begin at 9:30PM.

Central Park Pancake Breakfast & Parade

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 9:00AM – 10:30AM
  • Where: Central Park
  • Activities: Breakfast! Followed by an old-fashioned parade @ 10:30AM

This event has a suggested donation. Suggested donation of $5/adults, $3/children or family 4-pack for $12. All proceeds benefit the South Green Swim Team. The event will be followed by an old-fashioned parade featuring bikes, trikes, and wagons at 10:30AM

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 1:30PM – 3:00PM
  • Where: From 23rd Ave. from Dexter St. to Krameria St.
  • Activities: 50+ Floats, Marching Band, Costumed Characters, Live Music

Want to read more happenings in Denver, Colorado this Fourth of July? Check out our 5 Things to do in Denver This Fourth of July Blog.

Littleton

Littleton Red, White & You

Featuring a wide variety of activities for both kids and adults! This Littleton Fourth of July event is sure to be a hit. Fireworks start at 9:30PM. Sadly there are no pets allowed for this event. Book a Wet Noses pet sitter to visit your house during the event. We’d love to make sure your pets get their potty breaks and dinner on time.

  • When: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 5:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Where: Clement Park
  • Activities: Beer & Wine gardens, Kids Zone, Free Concert by Wash Park @ 7:00PM, Bounce Houses

Want to read more happenings in Littleton, Colorado this Fourth of July? Check out our 5 Things to do in Littleton This Fourth of July Blog.


There you have it. 5 Things to do (around) Centennial This Fourth of July! Actually that’s more than five 🤔😃 We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

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What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Highlands_Ranch

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Highlands Ranch

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Loosing a pet can be extremely scary, especially if you do not know where to start looking. There is a lot of information out there on how to find a missing pet, but I wanted to write something specific to Highlands Ranch, so you can just go down the checklist and get it done.

1. The Basics

For the first few minutes after a pet goes missing, you want to start with the basics.

  • Do a patrol of the area to see if you find any evidence of Buddy
  • Talk to the neighbors, especially anyone working outside, to see if they noticed Buddy going by
  • If Buddy is a dog, swing by his favorite places to walk or any place for playdates to see if he went there
  • Read up on How to Catch a Loose Dog for some tips if you do see him running free

2. Who to Contact First

You have done the basic search and turned up nothing. This is typically 15-30 minutes after you have realized Buddy is missing. Now it is time to reach out for help.

  • Douglas County Animals Services – call to speak with an animal welfare officer over the phone and give them a heads up that you just lost your pet.
    • (303) 660-7529
    • 4000 Justice Way Castle Rock, CO 80109
  • Dumb Friends League – Your pet may be taken to one of their drop-off locations. There are 2 locations where strays are accepted. They also have a dedicated Lost and Found page that provides additional resources.
    • Leslie A. Malone Center, in Denver
    • Buddy Center in Castle Rock, in Castle Rock
  • If Buddy has a microchip, contact the company to let them know he is missing and how to reach you, just in case your information is not up to date.
  • Contact any veterinarians, groomers, and pet supply stores in your immediate area (around a mile from where she went missing), in case someone picks him up and brings him in.

3. Social Media Time!

The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding a pet. Your friends and complete strangers are going to be happy to help you search the interwebs for any news of Buddy.

  • Post on all of your personal social media networks. Include a recent picture, where and when she went missing and any directions you want people to follow, such as how to contact you, not to chase Buddy, Buddy is afraid of men, etc. Specifically ask people to share the post. If you know any people in the animal world, such as your normal dog walker or groomer, ask them to share since they have such a large reach.
  • Post on these pages. There are many pages specifically dedicated to helping reunite missing pets with their people. Post on as many as you can, but start with Facebook. That is where we have had the most luck in recent years.
    • Lost and Found Pets of Northern Colorado – a Facebook group that is very active and easy to post in.
    • Nextdoor – This is a newish system for people to coordinate with their neighborhoods on various subjects. When you post it can be seen by those directly in your area.
    • Post on Denver Craigslist in the Community -> Pets section as well as Community -> Lost+Found. There is no charge to do so. Highlands Ranch doesn’t have its own dedicated section. Posting in the closest one is your best bet.
    • PetFBI – Fill out their form to add your report to their database.
    • PawBoost – You can pay for upgraded service, but they list your pet for free on Facebook and in their database.
    • LostMyDoggie – They post on Facebook but they also alert local shelters and rescues.
    • PetKey – A smaller page, but everything helps!
    • Northern Colorado Pet Lovers – A group ran by Wet Noses Pet Sitting. It’s a small group but another set of eyes always helps!
  • Head out and continue looking for Buddy. Make sure you are able to answer the phone if someone calls! Ask your neighbors to check their garages, sheds, and yards to make sure he is not hiding there.Free stock photo of house cat

4. What is the Next Step?

If you are approaching evening, there are a few steps you can take, especially if Buddy is shy and still might be in the area.

  1. Double-check with any neighbors coming home to make sure they did not see him earlier in the day.
  2. Consider leaving your door open so Buddy can come in at night if he was lost from your home.
  3. If Buddy is a cat, place his litter box outside where he can smell it.

5. The Next Day

You have done all of the fast, easy options and Buddy has not been found. Now is time to dig in and spread the word that Buddy is missing.

  • File a lost pet report if you have not already done so. Animals can travel surprisingly long ways and folks sometimes pick them up and take them to their local shelter, which may not be Douglas County.
  • Post a lost pet ad in the paper. It may seem outdated, but they are still read regularly.
  • Contact local breed rescues that relate to Buddy. For instance, if he is a Golden Retriever, contact the local Golden rescue. There are too many for me to list here, and they change regularly, so search online for one. You can also contact All Breed Rescue Network at (888) 440-6467. They keep a running list of breed rescues in the Colorado area. Sometimes breed rescues will be able to offer more suggestions or help specific to your breed.
  • Print off flyers from one of the sources you used yesterday. Post flyers in veterinary hospitals, groomers, trainers, pet supply stores, the dog park, and anywhere animal-related. Many local businesses also have community boards. Start with businesses near you and increase the distance the longer Buddy is missing. Posting flyers on mailboxes and phone poles is illegal, although many people do it.
  • Continue to update posts online. People will be wondering if you found Buddy and you want to keep them searching. Ask for help again and for people to keep sharing your posts.
  • Talk to people in the neighborhood where Buddy went missing. Offer a reward for any information leading to finding him.
  • If you hear of people spotting him, go to that area and search. Shy animals can be very hard to catch, especially during active times of the day when there are a lot of people around. If you believe he might be in the area, go out during quiet times in the evening or morning when he is more likely to appear. You can also look at renting a humane trap if you are sure he is there but cannot catch him.
    Free stock photo of dog sad

6. DO NOT Give Up Hope

The longer you search the more discouraged you become. Keep looking! Here are a few searches I have helped with over the years for people I know:

  • A small, very shy dog went missing. We tracked her to a neighborhood where kids had spotted her (we paid them to keep an eye out for her). After a few days, we were not able to find her until a kid came forward. A woman in the neighborhood had picked her up and had given her to a family member in Colorado Springs. Once confronted we were able to get her back.
  • A dog ran out of his front door. The neighbors a few houses down saw him, but not not the people at the end of the block. He vanished! They continued searching and found him late that night being walked by a nice couple who lived down the street. They had been leaving earlier when they saw him run by, so they put him in the garage and then left for a few hours. They had just returned home.
  • A woman’s dog had been missing for months. She sent out flyers to shelters across the country and he showed up in Fort Collins. Turned out a trucker had picked her up and driven her across 3 states before dropping her off at the local shelter!

We regularly hear stories of animals being reunited years after going missing due to their microchips. Keep that information up-to-date and continue your search!

7. Once you Find Your Pet

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and you must feel so relieved!

  • Take the moment and enjoy it. Do not scold Buddy, he is just happy to see you!
  • Plan a trip to the vet if your pet was gone for a while or appears to be injured.
  • Go back and take down those flyers, lost pet reports and postings online so that everyone knows you found your fur kid.
  • Return the favor and share information about missing pets for other people!

Douglas County Lost Pet Infographic

If you have a resource that is not listed, Please Let Us Know so we can get it added!

What to do if your Pet Goes Missing in Denver_Header

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Denver

What to do if your Pet Goes Missing in Denver_Header

Loosing a pet can be extremely scary, especially if you do not know where to start looking. There is a lot of information out there on how to find a missing pet, but I wanted to write something specific to Denver, so you can just go down the checklist and get it done.

1. The Basics

For the first few minutes after a pet goes missing, you want to start with the basics.

  • Do a patrol of the area to see if you find any evidence of Bailey
  • Talk to the neighbors, especially anyone working outside, to see if they noticed Bailey going by
  • If Bailey is a dog, swing by her favorite places to walk or any place for playdates to see if she went there
  • Read up on How to Catch a Loose Dog for some tips if you do see her running free

2. Who to Contact First

You have done the basic search and turned up nothing. This is typically 15-30 minutes after you have realized Bailey is missing. Now it is time to reach out for help.

  • Denver Animal Shelter – call to speak with someone over the phone and give them a heads up that you just lost your pet.
    • (720) 913-1311
    • 1241 W Bayaud Ave, Denver, CO 80223
  • Dumb Friends League – Your pet may be taken to one of their drop-off locations. There are 2 locations where strays are accepted. They also have a dedicated Lost and Found page that provides additional resources.
    • Leslie A. Malone Center, in Denver
    • Buddy Center in Castle Rock, in Castle Rock
  • If Bailey has a microchip, contact the company to let them know she is missing and how to reach you, just in case your information is not up to date.
  • Contact any veterinarians, groomers, and pet supply stores in your immediate area (around a mile from where she went missing), in case someone picks her up and brings her in.

3. Social Media Time!

The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding a pet. Your friends and complete strangers are going to be happy to help you search the interwebs for any news of Bailey.

  • Post on all of your personal social media networks. Include a recent picture, where and when she went missing and any directions you want people to follow, such as how to contact you, not to chase Bailey, Bailey is afraid of men, etc. Specifically ask people to share the post. If you know any people in the animal world, such as your normal dog walker or groomer, ask them to share since they have such a large reach.
  • Post on these pages. There are many pages specifically dedicated to helping reunite missing pets with their people. Post on as many as you can, but start with Facebook. That is where we have had the most luck in recent years.
    • Lost and Found Pets of Northern Colorado – a Facebook group that is very active and easy to post in.
    • Nextdoor – This is a newish system for people to coordinate with their neighborhoods on various subjects. When you post it can be seen by those directly in your area.
    • Post on Denver Craigslist in the Community -> Pets section as well as Community -> Lost+Found. There is no charge to do so.
    • PetFBI – Fill out their form to add your report to their database.
    • PawBoost – You can pay for upgraded service, but they list your pet for free on Facebook and in their database.
    • LostMyDoggie – They post on Facebook but they also alert local shelters and rescues.
    • PetKey – A smaller page, but everything helps!
    • Northern Colorado Pet Lovers – A group ran by Wet Noses Pet Sitting. It’s a small group but another set of eyes always helps!
  • Head out and continue looking for Bailey. Make sure you are able to answer the phone if someone calls! Ask your neighbors to check their garages, sheds, and yards to make sure she is not hiding there.
    Free stock photo of husky animal

4. What is the Next Step?

If you are approaching evening, there are a few steps you can take, especially if Bailey is shy and still might be in the area.

  1. Double-check with any neighbors coming home to make sure they did not see her earlier in the day.
  2. Consider leaving your door open so Bailey can come in at night if she was lost from your home.
  3. If Bailey is a cat, place her litter box outside where she can smell it.

5. The Next Day

You have done all of the fast, easy options and Bailey has not been found. Now is time to dig in and spread the word that Bailey is missing.

  • File a lost pet report if you have not already done so. Animals can travel surprisingly long ways and folks sometimes pick them up and take them to their local shelter, which may not be Denver County.
  • Check the Lost Pets Online. Your pet may end up on here. Animals are held for 5 days.
  • Post a lost pet ad in the paper. It may seem outdated, but they are still read regularly.
  • Contact local breed rescues that relate to Bailey. For instance, if she is a Golden Retriever, contact the local Golden rescue. There are too many for me to list here, and they change regularly, so search online for one. You can also contact All Breed Rescue Network at (888) 440-6467. They keep a running list of breed rescues in the Colorado area. Sometimes breed rescues will be able to offer more suggestions or help specific to your breed.
  • Print off flyers from one of the sources you used yesterday. Post flyers in veterinary hospitals, groomers, trainers, pet supply stores, the dog park, and anywhere animal-related. Many local businesses also have community boards. Start with businesses near you and increase the distance the longer Bailey is missing. Posting flyers on mailboxes and phone poles is illegal, although many people do it.
  • Continue to update posts online. People will be wondering if you found Bailey and you want to keep them searching. Ask for help again and for people to keep sharing your posts.
  • Talk to people in the neighborhood where Bailey went missing. Offer a reward for any information leading to finding her.
  • If you hear of people spotting her, go to that area and search. Shy animals can be very hard to catch, especially during active times of the day when there are a lot of people around. If you believe she might be in the area, go out during quiet times in the evening or morning when she is more likely to appear. You can also look at renting a humane trap if you are sure she is there but cannot catch her.
    Free stock photo of cat pet

6. DO NOT Give Up Hope

The longer you search the more discouraged you become. Keep looking! Here are a few searches I have helped with over the years for people I know:

  • A small, very shy dog went missing. We tracked her to a neighborhood where kids had spotted her (we paid them to keep an eye out for her). After a few days, we were not able to find her until a kid came forward. A woman in the neighborhood had picked her up and had given her to a family member in Colorado Springs. Once confronted we were able to get her back.
  • A dog ran out of his front door. The neighbors a few houses down saw him, but not not the people at the end of the block. He vanished! They continued searching and found him late that night being walked by a nice couple who lived down the street. They had been leaving earlier when they saw him run by, so they put him in the garage and then left for a few hours. They had just returned home.
  • A woman’s dog had been missing for months. She sent out flyers to shelters across the country and he showed up in Fort Collins. Turned out a trucker had picked her up and driven her across 3 states before dropping her off at the local shelter!

We regularly hear stories of animals being reunited years after going missing due to their microchips. Keep that information up-to-date and continue your search!

7. Once you Find Your Pet

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and you must feel so relieved!

  • Take the moment and enjoy it. Do not scold Bailey, she is just happy to see you!
  • Plan a trip to the vet if your pet was gone for a while or appears to be injured.
  • Go back and take down those flyers, lost pet reports and postings online so that everyone knows you found your fur kid.
  • Return the favor and share information about missing pets for other people!

Denver County Lost Pet Infographic

If you have a resource that is not listed, Please Let Us Know so we can get it added!

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Littleton_Header

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Littleton

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Littleton_Header

Loosing a pet can be extremely scary, especially if you do not know where to start looking. There is a lot of information out there on how to find a missing pet, but I wanted to write something specific to Littleton, so you can just go down the checklist and get it done.

1. The Basics

For the first few minutes after a pet goes missing, you want to start with the basics.

  • Do a patrol of the area to see if you find any evidence of Max
  • Talk to the neighbors, especially anyone working outside, to see if they noticed Max going by
  • If Max is a dog, swing by his favorite places to walk or any place for playdates to see if he went there
  • Read up on How to Catch a Loose Dog for some tips if you do see him running free

2. Who to Contact First

You have done the basic search and turned up nothing. This is typically 15-30 minutes after you have realized Max is missing. Now it is time to reach out for help.

  • Humane Society of The South of Platte Valley – call to speak with someone over the phone and give them a heads up that you just lost your pet. You will need to contact Animal Services to report a lost pet.
    • (303) 703-2938
    • 2129 W Chenango Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
  • Aurora Animal Shelter – Same as the HSSPV, call to speak to animal control over the phone and give them a heads up that you just lost your pet. You will need to contact Animal Services to report a lost pet.
    • (303) 326-8280
    • 15750 E. 32nd Ave. Aurora, CO 80011
  • If Max has a microchip, contact the company to let them know he is missing and how to reach you, just in case your information is not up to date.
  • Contact any veterinarians, groomers, and pet supply stores in your immediate area (around a mile from where he went missing), in case someone picks him up and brings him in.

3. Social Media Time!

The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding a pet. Your friends and complete strangers are going to be happy to help you search the interwebs for any news of Max.

  • Post on all of your personal social media networks. Include a recent picture, where and when he went missing and any directions you want people to follow, such as how to contact you, not to chase Max, Max is afraid of men, etc. Specifically ask people to share the post. If you know any people in the animal world, such as your normal dog walker or groomer, ask them to share since they have such a large reach.
  • Post on these pages. There are many pages specifically dedicated to helping reunite missing pets with their people. Post on as many as you can, but start with Facebook. That is where we have had the most luck in recent years.
    • Lost and Found Pets of Northern Colorado – A Facebook group that is very active and easy to post in.
    • Littleton Colorado Lost & Found Pets – Another Facebook group but this one is dedicated to Littleton rather than Northern Colorado.
    • Nextdoor – This is a newish system for people to coordinate with their neighborhoods on various subjects. When you post it can be seen by those directly in your area.
    • Post on Denver Craigslist in the Community -> Pets section as well as Community -> Lost+Found. There is no charge to do so. Littleton does not have its own Craigslist page. Denver is the closest page.
    • PetFBI – Fill out their form to add your report to their database.
    • PawBoost – You can pay for upgraded service, but they list your pet for free on Facebook and in their database.
    • LostMyDoggie – They post on Facebook but they also alert local shelters and rescues.
    • LostMyKitty – Same thing as LostMyDoggie but dedicated to cats.
    • PetKey – A smaller page, but everything helps!
    • Northern Colorado Pet Lovers – A group ran by Wet Noses Pet Sitting. It’s a small group but another set of eyes always helps!
  • Head out and continue looking for Max. Make sure you are able to answer the phone if someone calls! Ask your neighbors to check their garages, sheds, and yards to make sure he is not hiding there.
    Free stock photo of husky animal

4. What is the Next Step?

If you are approaching evening, there are a few steps you can take, especially if Max is shy and still might be in the area.

  1. Double-check with any neighbors coming home to make sure they did not see him earlier in the day.
  2. Consider leaving your door open so Max can come in at night if he was lost from your home.
  3. If Max is a cat, place his litter box outside where he can smell it.

5. The Next Day

You have done all of the fast, easy options and Max has not been found. Now is time to dig in and spread the word that Max is missing.

  • File a lost pet report if you have not already done so. Animals can travel surprisingly long ways and folks sometimes pick them up and take them to their local shelter, which may not be Arapahoe County.
  • Post a lost pet ad in the paper. It may seem outdated, but they are still read regularly.
  • Contact local breed rescues that relate to Max. For instance, if he is a Golden Retriever, contact the local Golden rescue. There are too many for me to list here, and they change regularly, so search online for one. You can also contact All Breed Rescue Network at (888) 440-6467. They keep a running list of breed rescues in the Colorado area. Sometimes breed rescues will be able to offer more suggestions or help specific to your breed.
  • Print off flyers from one of the sources you used yesterday. Post flyers in veterinary hospitals, groomers, trainers, pet supply stores, the dog park, and anywhere animal-related. Many local businesses also have community boards. Start with businesses near you and increase the distance the longer Max is missing. Posting flyers on mailboxes and phone poles is illegal, although many people do it.
  • Continue to update posts online. People will be wondering if you found Max and you want to keep them searching. Ask for help again and for people to keep sharing your posts.
  • Talk to people in the neighborhood where Max went missing. Offer a reward for any information leading to finding him.
  • If you hear of people spotting him, go to that area and search. Shy animals can be very hard to catch, especially during active times of the day when there are a lot of people around. If you believe he might be in the area, go out during quiet times in the evening or morning when he is more likely to appear. You can also look at renting a humane trap if you are sure he is there but cannot catch him.
    Free stock photo of cat pet

6. DO NOT Give Up Hope

The longer you search the more discouraged you become. Keep looking! Here are a few searches I have helped with over the years for people I know:

  • A small, very shy dog went missing. We tracked her to a neighborhood where kids had spotted her (we paid them to keep an eye out for her). After a few days, we were not able to find her until a kid came forward. A woman in the neighborhood had picked her up and had given her to a family member in Colorado Springs. Once confronted we were able to get her back.
  • A dog ran out of his front door. The neighbors a few houses down saw him, but not not the people at the end of the block. He vanished! They continued searching and found him late that night being walked by a nice couple who lived down the street. They had been leaving earlier when they saw him run by, so they put him in the garage and then left for a few hours. They had just returned home.
  • A woman’s dog had been missing for months. She sent out flyers to shelters across the country and he showed up in Fort Collins. Turned out a trucker had picked her up and driven her across 3 states before dropping her off at the local shelter!

We regularly hear stories of animals being reunited years after going missing due to their microchips. Keep that information up-to-date and continue your search!

7. Once you Find Your Pet

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and you must feel so relieved!

  • Take the moment and enjoy it. Do not scold Max, he is just happy to see you!
  • Plan a trip to the vet if your pet was gone for a while or appears to be injured.
  • Go back and take down those flyers, lost pet reports and postings online so that everyone knows you found your fur kid.
  • Return the favor and share information about missing pets for other people!

Arapahoe County Lost Pet Infographic

If you have a resource that is not listed, Please Let Us Know so we can get it added!

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What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing in Centennial

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Loosing a pet can be extremely scary, especially if you do not know where to start looking. There is a lot of information out there on how to find a missing pet, but I wanted to write something specific to Centennial, so you can just go down the checklist and get it done.

1. The Basics

For the first few minutes after a pet goes missing, you want to start with the basics.

  • Do a patrol of the area to see if you find any evidence of Bella
  • Talk to the neighbors, especially anyone working outside, to see if they noticed Bella going by
  • If Bella is a dog, swing by her favorite places to walk or any place for playdates to see if she went there
  • Read up on How to Catch a Loose Dog for some tips if you do see her running free

2. Who to Contact First

You have done the basic search and turned up nothing. This is typically 15-30 minutes after you have realized Bella is missing. Now it is time to reach out for help.

  • Humane Society of The South of Platte Valley – call to speak with someone over the phone and give them a heads up that you just lost your pet. You will need to contact Animal Services to report a lost pet.
    • (303) 703-2938
    • 2129 W Chenango Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
  • Aurora Animal Shelter – Same as the HSSPV, call to speak to animal control over the phone and give them a heads up that you just lost your pet. You will need to contact Animal Services to report a lost pet.
    • (303) 326-8280
    • 15750 E. 32nd Ave. Aurora, CO 80011
  • If Bella has a microchip, contact the company to let them know she is missing and how to reach you, just in case your information is not up to date.
  • Contact any veterinarians, groomers, and pet supply stores in your immediate area (around a mile from where she went missing), in case someone picks her up and brings her in.

3. Social Media Time!

The internet is your best friend when it comes to finding a pet. Your friends and complete strangers are going to be happy to help you search the interwebs for any news of Bella.

  • Post on all of your personal social media networks. Include a recent picture, where and when she went missing and any directions you want people to follow, such as how to contact you, not to chase Bella, Bella is afraid of men, etc. Specifically ask people to share the post. If you know any people in the animal world, such as your normal dog walker or groomer, ask them to share since they have such a large reach.
  • Post on these pages. There are many pages specifically dedicated to helping reunite missing pets with their people. Post on as many as you can, but start with Facebook. That is where we have had the most luck in recent years.
    • Lost and Found Pets of Northern Colorado – a Facebook group that is very active and easy to post in.
    • Nextdoor – This is a newish system for people to coordinate with their neighborhoods on various subjects. When you post it can be seen by those directly in your area.
    • Post on Denver Craigslist in the Community -> Pets section as well as Community -> Lost+Found. There is no charge to do so. Centennial does not have its own Craigslist page. Denver is the closest page.
    • PetFBI – Fill out their form to add your report to their database.
    • PawBoost – You can pay for upgraded service, but they list your pet for free on Facebook and in their database.
    • LostMyDoggie – They post on Facebook but they also alert local shelters and rescues.
    • PetKey – A smaller page, but everything helps!
    • Northern Colorado Pet Lovers – A group ran by Wet Noses Pet Sitting. It’s a small group but another set of eyes always helps!
  • Head out and continue looking for Bella. Make sure you are able to answer the phone if someone calls! Ask your neighbors to check their garages, sheds, and yards to make sure she is not hiding there.Free photos of Dog

4. What is the Next Step?

If you are approaching evening, there are a few steps you can take, especially if Bella is shy and still might be in the area.

  1. Double-check with any neighbors coming home to make sure they did not see her earlier in the day.
  2. Consider leaving your door open so Bella can come in at night if she was lost from your home.
  3. If Bella is a cat, place her litter box outside where she can smell it.

5. The Next Day

You have done all of the fast, easy options and Bella has not been found. Now is time to dig in and spread the word that Bella is missing.

  • File a lost pet report if you have not already done so. Animals can travel surprisingly long ways and folks sometimes pick them up and take them to their local shelter, which may not be Arapahoe County.
  • Post a lost pet ad in the paper. It may seem outdated, but they are still read regularly.
  • Contact local breed rescues that relate to Bella. For instance, if she is a Golden Retriever, contact the local Golden rescue. There are too many for me to list here, and they change regularly, so search online for one. You can also contact All Breed Rescue Network at (888) 440-6467. They keep a running list of breed rescues in the Colorado area. Sometimes breed rescues will be able to offer more suggestions or help specific to your breed.
  • Print off flyers from one of the sources you used yesterday. Post flyers in veterinary hospitals, groomers, trainers, pet supply stores, the dog park, and anywhere animal-related. Many local businesses also have community boards. Start with businesses near you and increase the distance the longer Bella is missing. Posting flyers on mailboxes and phone poles is illegal, although many people do it.
  • Continue to update posts online. People will be wondering if you found Bella and you want to keep them searching. Ask for help again and for people to keep sharing your posts.
  • Talk to people in the neighborhood where Bella went missing. Offer a reward for any information leading to finding her.
  • If you hear of people spotting her, go to that area and search. Shy animals can be very hard to catch, especially during active times of the day when there are a lot of people around. If you believe she might be in the area, go out during quiet times in the evening or morning when she is more likely to appear. You can also look at renting a humane trap if you are sure she is there but cannot catch her.
    Free photos of Cat

6. DO NOT Give Up Hope

The longer you search the more discouraged you become. Keep looking! Here are a few searches I have helped with over the years for people I know:

  • A small, very shy dog went missing. We tracked her to a neighborhood where kids had spotted her (we paid them to keep an eye out for her). After a few days, we were not able to find her until a kid came forward. A woman in the neighborhood had picked her up and had given her to a family member in Colorado Springs. Once confronted we were able to get her back.
  • A dog ran out of his front door. The neighbors a few houses down saw him, but not not the people at the end of the block. He vanished! They continued searching and found him late that night being walked by a nice couple who lived down the street. They had been leaving earlier when they saw him run by, so they put him in the garage and then left for a few hours. They had just returned home.
  • A woman’s dog had been missing for months. She sent out flyers to shelters across the country and he showed up in Fort Collins. Turned out a trucker had picked her up and driven her across 3 states before dropping her off at the local shelter!

We regularly hear stories of animals being reunited years after going missing due to their microchips. Keep that information up-to-date and continue your search!

7. Once you Find Your Pet

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and you must feel so relieved!

  • Take the moment and enjoy it. Do not scold Bella, she is just happy to see you!
  • Plan a trip to the vet if your pet was gone for a while or appears to be injured.
  • Go back and take down those flyers, lost pet reports and postings online so that everyone knows you found your fur kid.
  • Return the favor and share information about missing pets for other people!

Arapahoe County Lost Pet Infographic

If you have a resource that is not listed, Please Let Us Know so we can get it added!

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5 Things To Do In Fort Collins This Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is coming up. It’s best to get your pet sitter booked early. Here are some activities happening in and around Fort Collins, Colorado this Fourth of July.

Remember – in Fort Collins ALL fireworks, including sparklers and snakes are illegal to sell, possess, or use in within the city. This is great news for scared pups and freaked out cats.

Fort Collins Independence Day Celebration

  • When: Saturday, July 2, 2022
  • Where: City Park
  • Activities: Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament, Firecracker 5K, Trolley Rides, and Fireworks starting @ 9:35P.M. at Sheldon Lake at City Park

Pets are not recommended along the parade route but you may bring them for other activities such as the Food Truck Rally.

Fourth of July Picnic

A picnic is a great way to get outdoors with friends, family, and your pets. Fort Collins has a wide variety of natural areas to enjoy an outdoor picnic with over 50 areas to choose from. A few of these places are:

The City of Fort Collins has a list of perfect picnic spots they recommend. If you haven’t tried these out you should!

Go for a Hike

Colorado is known for its mountains and trails. Many of which are pet-friendly. If you want some time away from the hussle and bussle of traditional Fourth of July activities then this might be for you. Some fantastic hiking trails are:

  • Horsetooth Reservoir
  • Lory State Park
  • Maxwell Natural Area Foothills Trail
  • Pineridge Natural Area
  • Cache La Poudre River

All of the above allow dogs. Remember to follow all Fort Collins leash laws. Plus, it’s a great idea in general to keep your dog on a leash when hiking. You can come across wildlife and other dogs. Both of these can pose a danger to an off-leash dog. If you’re unsure about leash laws on a trail, make sure to call ahead.

Go Shopping Downtown

Many businesses downtown will be running special hours for the holiday as well as offering sales. Be sure to check them out! Your wallet might thank you!

While not all businesses are running sales, you can view a full directory of the shops in Downtown Fort Collins here. Downtown is proud to be highly accessible with a mix of transportation options. This includes pedestrian-friendly bike paths, modern bus transit, and old-fashion street cars.

Check Facebook for Events

Many smaller events won’t be published anywhere else. Check Facebook for any smaller happenings this Independence Day. These events are often free and run by individuals or local businesses.


There you have it. 5 Things to do in Fort Collins This Fourth of July! We hope you have a safe and fun July 4th!

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