dogs

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Dog Sledding!) Durango Dog Ranch. HeidiTown

Right now, I’m not traveling thanks to the pandemic, and I’ve been writing about various travel memories I have made on the road. Of course, anything involving animals is a bright spot, like feeding a baby yak in Crawford, watching the horse drive in Maybell, and cuddling lambs at The Living Farm.   Personally, I think dogs are the best beings on the planet. They are better than people and yes,

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business Dog-Friendly Lodging. HeidiTown (5)

Colorado is a dog-friendly state. I am always reminded of that when I go out-of-state and the breweries aren’t full of dogs. This is part of why I love living in Colorado: Fritzi can go almost anywhere with me. Fritzi the German Shepherd can definitely go to Vail because it is a super dog-friendly town. At the Vail Farmers Market, held every summer Sunday, I once counted ten golden retrievers

Traveling with a Dog The Importance of Dog Parks. HeidiTown.com (8)

We recently spent seven days and six nights on the road. We spent three of those nights in Phoenix visiting my parents. I’ve done a lot of road trips but just recently, all of them have included our new German Shepherd. Her name is Fritzi, she’s seven-months-old and most days I love her.  Traveling with a dog changes things, but it’s not a drastic change. We realized that as long

Meet Fritzi, the German Shepherd Colorado Dog & Head of Security

We did it. We got a puppy. Because we are crazy. Seriously, I like to say the Universe makes puppies cute so that we don’t kill them. It’s probably not a politically correct thing to say but let’s face it, it’s true. It’s been 16 years since I’ve had a puppy. Xena, HeidiTown’s first Head of Security, passed away on August 24, 2018, at the ripe old age of 15

Xena out the car window HeidiTown

I debated on whether writing about the loss of our dog on HeidiTown. However, the more I thought about it the more I realized that our dog deserves a post (or 20, but I decided on one for the sake of my readers). After all, she was with us for nearly 15 years and six months which is a large era in our lives. Xena left us on August 24,

Featured Festival Hops & Harley 2018, Berthoud, Colorado. Emily Sierra Photography

There are a handful of festivals that I’ve been involved with since the beginning and Hops & Harley is one of those fests. This year is the sixth Hops & Harley, hosted by City Star Brewing. I support this festival as an in-kind sponsor because I believe so strongly in the mission of the event. The mission is to educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known

Hops & Harley 2016 (3)

As many of you know, I’m a passionate dog-lover. I believe strongly in the dog/human bond and that’s why it’s inconceivable to me that some people abuse these wonderful animals. Puppy mills are a form of abuse. If you have any doubts, read the story of the little puppy mill rescue dog that inspired Hops & Harley. Five years ago, the first Hops & Harley occurred in the taproom of City

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Your Favorite Colorado Destinations Molly Gibson Barclay

If you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you’ve probably met our German Shepherd, Xena. As Xena got older and had more health issues, we started looking for ways to include her on our trips. However, I was astonished to discover that many so-called “dog-friendly” hotels do not allow dogs over 45 pounds. A lot of HeidiTown citizens have fur kids that exceed this weight limit – our

Dog sledding at Snow Mountain Ranch. HeidiTown.com

Dog sledding in Colorado? Yes, you can. I’ve done it twice now and our experience this past week at Snow Mountain Ranch was like no other. I was a huge fan of the Iditarod when I was a kid. The race incorporates lots of things I love; dogs, snow and perseverance. Snow Mountain Ranch is part of the YMCA of the Rockies. It is located between Winter Park and Granby,

National Mill Dog Rescue Logo

It is my great pleasure to introduce this month’s recipient of the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign. For those of you who may be new to this little town, each month I choose a Colorado nonprofit to receive a free ad space and blog post write up here on HeidiTown.com. There are certain organizations with missions that truly touch my heart and National Mill Dog Rescue is one of those groups.