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Foothills Animal Shelter Newsletter, July 2012
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A Simple Fix

Our spay/neuter mobile unit is on the move!


We're bringing spaying and neutering to the streets! Foothills Animal Shelter's mobile surgical unit can now bring our affordable services where they are needed most, thanks to support from the Animal Assistance Foundation.

Beginning July 27, our mobile unit will be providing spay/neuter procedures for cats and dogs at convenient locations throughout our community. While pets are in the care of our mobile surgical team, they can also be microchipped, vaccinated, and licensed for an additional fee.

Find A Simple Fix and learn the benefits of spay/neuter >> 

Foothills Animal Shelter's Mobile Surgical Unit 

Mohawks for MuttsMohawks for Mutts 

Help bring attention to our orphaned furry friends by getting a conversation-starting new 'do! Register today!
Not ready to part with your locks? You can still cheer on the barbers, dance to Falling Rock, and raise a glass at In The Zone
 on Friday, July 27. $10 suggested donation at the door.
Dog in pool
Deuce, adopted July 2012

Summertime Pet Safety   


Many of us know to never, ever leave a pet inside a car, even on mild days, but did you know that dogs can burn their pads by walking on hot pavement or sand? And that even indoor cats can suffer from heat stroke?

Read more >> 


Cool down for a doggone good cause!

Visit a Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard restaurant and treat your canine friends to a Pawbender (vanilla frozen custard, doggie biscuits & a peanut butter drizzle). Through September 30th, 2012, a percentage of the proceeds from Pawbender sales in Colorado will be donated to Foothills Animal Shelter.


 Find Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard near you >> 

Raise the Woof! Gala 2012   


3rd Annual Raise the WOOF! Gala   

Guaranteed to be the most feel-good night of the year, 300 lucky animal lovers will have the chance to eat, drink, and be merry - all while helping save the lives of thousands of orphaned animals. Now that's truly something to celebrate!


Arrive ready to savor great food and drink from top-rated restaurants, bid on fabulous silent and live auction items, and mingle with loveable Shelter dogs.


Purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities at >>

Come, Sit, Stay.... GOOD DOG!!!

Dog Training
Gabe, Dog Training Graduate,
Spring 2012
Does your canine pal have selective hearing when she spots a squirrel? Does your dog walk you?
Let our experienced dog trainers share their secrets and soon Fido will think his name is GOOD DOG!
  • Basic Dog Obedience - next six-week session begins in August.
  • $95 for Foothills Animal Shelter alumni, $105 for all others.
  • Convenient evening and weekend classes.
Adoptable Guinea Pig, Bird, Turtle, Rabbit Pets in all shapes & sizes

Did you know that the Shelter not only has adoptable dogs and cats, but also often has birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, lizards, turtles, and more? We even sometimes see more unique pets like chickens, peacocks, and pot-bellied pigs!
Last month, 407 pets in our care found forever homes, and 166 lost pets were reunited with their families! We appreciate your continued support as we help orphaned animals get the best chance at a better life.



Foothills Animal Shelter
with the support of Foothills Animal Foundation*


*Foothills Animal Foundation is the non-profit organization that raises funds to support the animals cared for by Foothills Animal Shelter.

Microchip helps a dog return to her favorite job - looking for poop! 

Thanks to a routine microchip scan, we soon discovered that a friendly pooch dropped off at our Shelter was a world-traveled scat detection dog awaiting her next adventure!


Read Sadie May's story >> 

Sadie May - Conservation Canines
Vaccine, Microchip & Licensing Clinics 
At our Shelter
Wednesdays & Fridays
580 McIntyre St., Golden
3 - 4 pm


In the Community 
All of the following clinics are held from 2-4pm:


July 21 -
Safeway on Ralston Rd., Arvada
July 28 -
Sheridan Estates Clubhouse, Arvada
August 4 -
Fruitdale Park, Wheat Ridge
Adoption Events & Community Events

July 18, August 1 and August 15 -

Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series


July 28 -

Buffalo Bill Days Parade


August 11 - Westminster Faire


Details >> 

Chow Down Supper Club
Chow Down Supper Club
Dine out to help homeless animals! Join Foothills Animal Foundation and a local restaurant partner every month.
August 15 -
Teller's Taproom & Kitchen
September 8 -
Beso de Arte 


Details >>  

Volunteer of the Month
Learn how a long-time volunteer has formed a true partnership with her rescued dog to positively impact the lives of people and animals throughout Colorado.

Maysun - looking for her forever home
Maysun came to the Shelter in December 2010 as a lost and frightened kitten. She has benefited from ongoing socialization thanks to her dedicated Foster Family, and is now ready for her forever home!
Maysun, an adoptable cat at Foothills Animal Shelter
Shelter Closure Date
The Shelter will be open from 11am - 1pm on Thursday, August 2nd. We will reopen at 11am the following day.