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Closed Labor Day
Sep 4 all-day

In case of an after-hours emergency: Contact the Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center. Phone 970-255-1911. 1660 North Ave.
, Grand Junction, CO 81501  

Palisade Dog Splash Day @ Palisade Swimming Pool
Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A favorite end of summer tradition – dogs get the last lap in area swimming pools as the pools close for the season. Proceeds benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society.

Bring proof of vaccination records for your dog. One dog swims for $5; 3 dogs are $10. 

Dog Daze Swim Day Fruita
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

When the Fruita outdoor pool is closed to humans, your dog can come and play in the water! Dog Daze admission is a voluntary donation to Roice-Hurst Humane Society. 

Check-in will be at the gate, pool side. Please keep your dog on a leash until permitted into the outdoor pool. Any aggressive behavior by dogs will be required to leave the facility and we ask that you pick up after your dog. 

GJ Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool @ Lincoln Park Moyer Pool
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

dog-swimmingA favorite post-Labor Day tradition is Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pools, where dogs get the last lap as pools close for the season.

Small dogs (25 pounds or less) can get into the water from 10-11:30 am. Large dogs can swim from 11:30-2pm.

Man’s best friend can leap off the diving board, splash in the shallow end, and chase tennis balls and Frisbees on the lawn. Don’t miss this great end-of-summer event! The pool is available for canines ONLY; no humans will be allowed to swim.

Pet Food Drive @ Tiara Rado Animal Hospital
Oct 17 – Nov 17 all-day

Pet Food Drive

Join us in helping pets in need: October 17 – November 17

Join us in our 4th annual Tiara Rado Animal Hospital Pet Food Drive to benefit pets served by the Community Food Bank of Grand Junction. Please drop off pet food at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital. Cash or checks are welcome as well. We are collecting donations from October 17 through November 17th.

Do you know at food banks in our community, requests for help to feed hungry pets is one of the top requests? Let’s ensure our beloved furry friends have food going into the winter months.

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital will DOUBLE all donations!

In 2016, Tiara Rado Animal Hospital doubled the food and cash donations from generous people. That donation has fed dogs and cats for almost an entire year! Benefits Community Food Bank of Grand Junction. Read about Community Food Bank. Please note: if you’d like to contribute by check, please make the check payable to Community Food Bank.

National Cat Day!
Oct 29 all-day

Doc-flowersHUG YOUR CAT today! How is your cat? Is it time for a Fear-Free Cat Care wellness check to make sure your cat stays healthy? The Vets and staff at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital want to make sure you enjoy your cat’s companionship for as long as possible. Come in and see us!  

Other ways to celebrate National Cat Day:

  •  Adopt a cat from your local shelter or cat rescue.
  •  Donate to local animal welfare organizations.
  •  Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to play with some cats available for adoption, clean cages and litter boxes or anything else they need help with.
TRAH Scholarships at CMU application deadline
Oct 31 – Dec 31 all-day

Each year Tiara Rado Animal Hospital offers two scholarships to students attending Colorado Mesa University (CMU). Application process begins Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 31 for the following academic year. Details:

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The following is a list of leading signs of cancer in pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. An informative brochure can also be downloaded for free at

Top 10 Common Signs of Cancer in Pets

  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  • Offensive mouth odor
  • Difficulty eating/swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise/loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness/stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating

Please contact us to exam your beloved pet if you have any concerns 970-243-4007

Closed Thanksgiving Day; open Friday Nov. 25
Nov 23 all-day

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will be open Friday, Nov. 24, 8 am-5:30 pm. Enjoy Thanksgiving and remember DO NOT TO GIVE YOUR PETS TABLE SCRAPS! Your pet could get Pancreatitis!

In case of an after-hours emergency

Contact the Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center Phone: 970-255-1911 1660 North Ave.
, Grand Junction

Christmas holiday hours: Open Dec 23 and 26
Dec 25 all-day

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital is open regular hours Friday Dec. 22 and Tuesday Dec. 26.  Warm wishes to our 4-footed clients and the humans they love. 

In case of an after-hours emergency

Contact the Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center, Phone: 970-255-1911 1660 North Ave.
, Grand Junction