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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.

Sled Dog at Dog Sled Rides Feb 2013 HeidiTown.com

Throughout childhood, I watched the Iditarod with pure excitement. I remember watching the late Susan Butcher dominate the race during the late 80s and early 90s. It was a sport that crossed gender lines and pitted human nature against Mother Nature, and Mother Nature sometimes won. I was also a fan of the Iditarod because growing up in the Pacific Northwest I had several connections to people who ran the

brother and sister puppies at Denkai

Each month I introduce my readers to a nonprofit of my choice and that organization receives free ad space on HeidiTown, plus Facebook posts and tweets about the nonprofit for the entire month. November’s recipient of the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign is Denkai Animal Sanctuary  with locations in Greeley and Grover, Colorado. If you’ve been reading HeidiTown for any length of time, you know that I’m an animal-person. Years ago,

HeidiTown.com Gives Back: Larimer Animal-People Partnership

As a reminder, I started the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign in February 2012, as a way to highlight some great Colorado charities by giving them a blog post and free, one month ad space on HeidiTown.com. So far, five nonprofits have participated. This month’s recipient of the HeidiTown.com Gives Back campaign is Larimer Animal-People Partnership. This organization came to my attention several years ago because I write about events and

Freedom Service Dogs LOGO

As a reminder, HeidiTown.com Gives Back campaign kicks off this February, and throughout the year, one Colorado-based nonprofit of my choosing will receive free HeidiTown ad space. On the first Monday of each month, I will highlight that month’s nonprofit. The first recipient of my HeidiTown.com Gives Back campaign is Freedom Service Dogs, located in Englewood, Colorado. This nonprofit incorporates two things that are close to my heart – military

Fall Harvest Brewfest 2011 logo

I am dog person. I can’t imagine coming home to a house without having an excited canine there to greet me.   While some people ooh and aww over babies, I’m the person who will get overly excited about a new puppy or newly adopted dog. Let’s face it, dogs are awesome and many of us couldn’t live without ours. That being said, this week’s give away is a pair

The BrewDogs of Colorado

Here in Colorado, certain things just go together – bikes and beer, hikes and beer, climbing and beer, rafting and beer, skiing and beer, snowboarding and beer, sledding and beer, and dogs and beer.  This might explain why the Great American Beer Festival, grand-daddy of all beer festivals, is held yearly in Denver. The GABF starts this Thursday and runs through Saturday, October 1.  In honor of this enormous beer

Brew Dogs of Colorado make a great Christmas gift!

If you know a dog lover, beer lover, Colorado fan or all three, this book will make a great Christmas present! Their tag line is “Dogs, Beer, Colorado, it doesn’t get much better.”   And it really  doesn’t get much more Coloradoan than dogs and beer. “Brew Dogs of Colorado” is a beautiful and unique book featuring over 100 Colorado breweries, the brewers and their dogs. Over 200 color photographs