are a full-service store for dogs and cats, now in our 11th year of offering a wide variety of pet foods
and supplies, supplements, doggie day care, do-it-yourself grooming, training classes and mediation services.
You and your
dogs are always welcome!
We firmly believe there are no silly questions about dogs and cats,
except those that aren’t asked! Call
or come in for help.
Laurie Raymond, owner of High Tails, has a monthly column in the Post Independent, called "Sextiped Valley”, devoted
to better living with pets as a community. It runs on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We also have them on this website. Click here to read her articles!
HIGH TAILS & THE VALLEY ORGANIC
GROWERS ASSOCIATION - FIELD TRIP OCTOBER 18!
is joining the Valley Organic Growers Association and will be teaching
home-made pet food classes at CMC in the spring semester. Meanwhile, we will be
providing meal-sized homemade food made with ingredients from member farms and
ranches. This will have a non-bone calcium source, so the individual trays
(foil, like pot pie containers) can be baked or fed raw. The meals will have a
variety of whole, local, organic and pasture-raised ingredients.
Join us on Saturday, October 18 for a trip to the farm! We'll leave from High Tails at 10 a.m. and carpool to Paonia for lunch at the Living Farm Cafe. We have a tour scheduled at the farm at 2:00 to see how the chickens, turkeys, sheep and pigs are raised. After the tour, we will return, stopping at the Black Bridge winery and produce market for wine and cider tasting and an opportunity to purchase local products. It promises to be a fun and enlightening day. To reserve space, please call High Tails at 947-0014. We hope a few folks will volunteer to drive so we can carpool efficiently.
GOING ON NOW . . .
classes are offered in the following areas. Call (970-947-0014) for more
information. - Beginner/Manners Classes on Tuesday nights. The
cost is still $110 for 6 weeks. We will
offer Beginner/Puppy and Advanced and Games when there is interest, so don’t
hesitate to call.
“SECOND PAW” CORNER High Tails
has dedicated space in our upstairs retail area for clean, serviceable used dog
and cat items. We accept everything from toys to sweaters, leashed, collars to crates
and medical equipment like comfort collars, ramps, assist harnesses, etc. We encourage
people who have things taking up space to bring them to us so they can go to
people and pets that need them.
If you donate
an item, 100% of the sale price goes to the Dundee Fund, or you can leave them
on consignment. You name the price, we mark it up some, and if it is sold in 30
days, you get your portion. The High Tails portion is between High Tails and the
Dundee Fund. If the item is not sold, you have a week to reclaim it; after that
it becomes the property of High Tails and can be sold to benefit the Dundee
Fund, loaned out or given away, as High Tails chooses.
always maintained some items for loan -- especially the comfort collars (alternatives
to the "cone of shame") -- because they are expensive, yet most
animals only need them for a short time after surgery. We also loan out ramps
and steps for short term need. But if we had enough of them, we also sell them
to folks who need them for longer term, and for less than new prices. It's a
way of recycling and benefiting the Dundee Fund.
BATH BENEFIT FUNDRAISERS
We do bath benefits on the first Sunday of each month, except when this falls on a holiday weekend. In that case, we automatically change it to the second Sunday.
Bring your dog for a bath or help as a volunteer at these monthly benefits! In
addition to helping some wonderful pets and their families, these
benefits are LOTS OF FUN! To help out, contact us at High Tails.
Click here for more information on these Bath Benefit Fundraisers.
DOGGIE DAY CARE & TRAINING-IN-DAY CARE Click here for details.
PROFESSIONAL DOG GROOMING Morgan Myrick is a terrific all-breed dog groomer. She's very skilled, and the dogs love her! Her twin sister, Sara, bathes for her when she gets busy, and sociable dogs enjoy joining the day care play group, between stints on the table or in the tub, for a delightful spa day experience! Professional grooming is offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, by appointment. This does not affect the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) use of the tubs, so people can still wash their own dogs any time. It does impact the DIY grooming, however (when people rent the full grooming station and all the tools.) So we ask that people reserve space in advance for DIY grooming by calling High Tails at 947-0014.
GUIDED DOG WALKS/HIKES TAILOR FOR YOU Available May through September, guides are local folks familiar with trails and AND with dog
behavior/first aid. We will customize the price and experience to your
and your dog's age and fitness level. Explore the Roaring Fork Valley
with your dog - call us at 970-947-0014.
“LEASH MANNERS” WALKABOUTS Does your
dog need a bit of practice walking on a leash? Do you lack a bit of confidence
walking in public? Come join us at High Tails at 1:30 pm every other Sunday.
Trainer Krys Moquin will guide a walk and give tips on safety and management.
These last about a half hour, and are fun! We only do them when the weather is
decent, so call High Tails (947-0014) to find out if it's "on" for a