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Canine Festival comes to Castle Pines Village

by Sally Uhrich with photo provided by Beth Deuel, The Pooch Mobile

The Castle Pines Canine Festival was held in conjunction with the European Market at the Village at Castle Pinesin June. The festival was organized by The Pet Stuff Place and provided an opportunity for visitors to mingle with different vendors, offering many services and products pertaining to pet care.

Participants in the festival included:

Nikeno’s Second Chance adoption shelter accepts animals from other area shelters that have “run out time,” which results in the animals avoiding euthanasia. Another special aspect of the shelter is the training requirement of adoptees, which maximizes the success of placements. Contact the shelter at or call 720-514-2537.

Representatives from Tails Up, Castle Rock’s newest pet care facility, were available to answer questions. The deluxe pet hotel and daycare offers such amenities as 24 hour staffing, all suite boarding and large play yards for their clients. You may reach them at or call 303-660-9934 for more information.

The Pooch Mobile franchise owner, Beth Deuel, explained about the benefits of hydrobaths and herbal shampoos for dogs All products are environmentally friendly and PH selected to benefit your dog’s skin. The service has developed an award winning service, and has been recognized at many award presentations. Contact The Pooch Mobile at 720-839-6875 or visit

Dr. Shawn Wayment DVM, answered questions about the Animal Care Center, in Castle Rock. The full service pet clinic is dedicated to veterinary care and pet health management. New client referrals receive a $10.00 credit applied toward veterinary services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 303-688-3660 or visit

A representative from Stella and Chewy’s explained about its wholesome, less processed pet food for dogs and cats. A veterinary nutritionist helped develop the all natural, frozen and freeze dried, raw food. For more information visit

A Natura representative was on hand to answer questions about their EVO and California Natural brand pet foods. The brands offer a variety of natural pet food choices, including human grade dog food, cat food and healthy treats. Contact information is

Doug Kokatvy, the author of, The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer, inspired folks with the story of his “dog brothers.” He autographed books all morning for patrons.

The Canine Festival was a definite success. “Everyone had the chance to see many adoptable cats and dogs and learn more about training, grooming, feeding and medical care for their pets,” said Sharon Adams, owner of The Pet Stuff Place.

Look for this to become an annual event in the Castle pines community. Everyone enjoyed learning more about dog training, veterinary care, day care, boarding, mobile bathing services and nutrition.



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