Helpful Links and Resources
EMERGENCY VETERINARY CONTACT LIST
The below list may be useful in the unfortunate circumstance that your pet is experiencing a crisis and Caring Pathways is not available to immediately assist you. This list is not inclusive of all 24-hour veterinary emergency options but can be a helpful resource during an emergency.
Crisis situations include:
- Respiratory distress with significant effort to breath or open mouth breathing in a cat
- Repeated or prolonged seizure activity
- Uncontrollable vomiting/diarrhea
- Sudden collapse
- Profuse bleeding, either internally or externally
Animal ER and Specialty Center of Parker: 17707 Cottonwood Dr, Parker 720-842-5050 https://aescparker.com
Animal Urgent Care: 12570 W 64th Ave, Arvada 303-420-7387 https://www.aucvet.com
Colorado Vet Specialists & Animal ER: 401 E County Line Rd, Littleton 303-794-1188 https://www.covetspec.com
Fort Collins Vet ER and Rehab Hospital: 816 S Lemay Ave, Fort Collins 970-230-7317 www.thrivepetcare.com
Four Seasons Vet Specialists: 4120 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland 970-800-1106 www.4seasonsvetspecialists.com
Northside Emergency Pet Clinic: 945 W 124th Ave, Westminster 303-416-7132 www.emergencypetclinics.com
VCA Alameda East Vet Hospital: 9770 E Alameda Ave, Denver 303-366-2639 www.vcahospitals.com
VCA Fort Collins Animal Hospital: 4900 S College Ave. Suite 120, Fort Collins 970-204-4567 https://vcahospitals.com/fort-collins
VRCC: 3550 S. Jason St, Englewood 303-874-7487 https://www.vrcc.com
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital: 10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge 303-424-3325 wrah.com
Saying Goodbye and Pet Loss Grief Support Playlists
Recommended Pet Photographers and Artists
Adventure Pup Photography
Adventure Pup Photography will service clients in the Denver Metro and the Front Range areas. Mention Caring Pathways to receive a 10% discount with Adventure Pup Photography.
“Adventure Pup Photography offers truly unique dog portraits, where your dog’s story will live on long after they do. We want to celebrate your dog as well as all the memories you’ve shared during your time together with adventure-inspired dog portraits. With a focus on capturing the memories of canine cancer warriors and dogs of advanced age, Adventure Pup Photography is also the home of Juneau’s Rainbow Award, which on a quarterly basis provides a free photoshoot to a family with a terminal dog. Because we know how important it is to have great portraits of your dog before they’re gone, we want to help families capture and tell the stories of their dog that might not have the means to do so.”
Furbaby Photography (Northern Colorado)
Furbaby Photography joyfully services the Northern Colorado Front Range. Furbaby Photography offers custom artwork, keepsakes, and digital images starring your beloved furbabies in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors or in the comfort of your home. When you mention Caring Pathways, you will receive an exclusive price discount on your session and 20% off any wall art or albums purchased.
Photographer Shay Riccio is passionate about her mission to serve the animal obsessed. “I can’t keep your pets by your side forever, but I can help you keep those joy filled memories close so you can always feel them in your heart.”
Shay specializes in end-of-life Pet Portraits and has worked with animals at every stage of their journey. You can count on Shay to deliver beautiful, heartwarming artwork that will honor your pet’s memory. Furbaby Photography has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you’re not over the moon about your images, you will receive a full refund.
Helpful Links and Resources
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
Our friend and colleague, Coleen Ellis, launched Two Hearts Pet Loss Center in 2009 to mentor and coach those that also wished to also provide dignified pet death care services to their community. She is the author of the book, Pet Parents, A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief , which we would highly recommend to pet parents on their journey with their beloved companions.
Below are a list of helpful resources for pet parents provided by Two Hearts Pet Loss Center:
Morris Animal Foundation
Dr. Larry Magnuson, founder of Caring Pathways, has been a long-time admirer of Morris Animal Foundation. Before starting Caring Pathways in 2010, Dr. Magnuson served the Denver pet owning community for forty years and knew how both Dr. Morris Sr. and Dr. Morris Jr. were pioneers in small animal veterinary medicine. “Dr. Mark Morris Sr. and Jr. were always at the forefront of helping animals, especially in their development of diets to address disease in our patients,” said Dr. Magnuson. “To be able to partner with someone who had that kind of foresight, and that kind of vision, that’s near to my heart.”
To honor of the pets and families that we serve, Caring Pathways sends a monthly donation to Morris Animal Foundation. To send a donation to MAF, visit their website.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
It is the mission of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV) is a trusted source for services and information related to companion animals in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Founded in 1902, HSBV provides a safety net to animals in need in our community and beyond. Each year, HSBV impacts more than 10,000 animals, helping them find their new beginnings in the Boulder community or working to protect happy and healthy relationships, and supports thousands of existing pet-guardian relationships in our community through their Safety Net services.