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Special Events

DSA Veterinary Education Program


Ž WHEN:     Monday, August 21st – Room will be open at 6:30 PM – with program beginning at 7:00 PM. 

Ž WHERE:   Deer Creek Animal Hospital -10148 W. Chatfield Ave., Littleton, CO 80127 – Meeting Room 2nd level

Ž RSVP!!:    If you belong to the Denver Samoyed Asso. & Friends Facebook Group please RSVP to the Event notice that I created for this posting, or email me privately (, so I can get an estimate on the number of people that might be attending.  


You do not need to be a club member to attend, so feel free to invite puppy people,

and maybe they will consider it after they attend! :)   

Please make sure they RSVP!


Presenters: Dr. Raymond Cox (with Dr. Markee Kuschel in the background where she prefers!) will present an education program for our Colorado Sammy community on our regular meeting night. 

Topics include

1) Laparscopic Surgical Procedures including Gastropexy - A preventative surgery for stomach torsioning that occurs when a dog bloats. 
Deer Creek had presented this program to us 13 years ago in 2004. Since bloat is still an issue in our breed, I felt it would be beneficial to some of the new members in our club, and also receive an update on what they have learned and what has changed. Deer Creek has led the way on this type of surgicial technique and more importantly strives to teach others in their field this technique. 

2) Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is used to treat multiple ailments and injuries in dogs and cats. Treatable conditions include:
Joint injuries, Ligament or tendon injuries, Fractures, Muscle sprains or strains, Skin lesions or abrasions, Post-trauma wounds, Post-surgical incisions, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nerve injury. 

3) Care for Senior Dogs / and leaving this third topic a bit open in case one of their newer vets wants to do a program on Acupuncture, and/or Dr. Cox has some good topics! 



Denver Samoyed Association


9NEWS Parade of Lights


Friday, December 4, 2015


DSA Event Coordinator: Lori Elvera


Looking forward to another great parade with friends and Sammys!

A great event to celebrate our purebred Samoyeds and their working heritage!



Photo by Kurt Fehlhauler



Photo by Denver Samoyed Association


DSA Lights it up at the Parade of Lights!


For the seventh year, DSA will participate in Denver's 9News Parade of Lights. Lori Elvera once again served as coordinator and liaison for this event. As part of the requirements, and fun of participating in this particular parade, meant that our costumes must feature lights! We decided to sew/pin battery-operated LED lights to our Wolf Packs® Dog Packs. The lights accented our beautiful Samoyed's silver tipped coats and the dog packs emphasized our working breed heritage. 


Close up view of Banzai Dog Pack with lights sewn on


Of  course the Sammy smile instilled the spirit of the holidays in everyone!





Morris Animal Foundation

Canine Cancer Campaign


3rd Annual K9 Cancer Walk in Denver, CO

Sunday, August 21, 2011


All Samoyed Enthusiasts are encouraged to join us on the walk, or make a donation on behalf of the team!


Click below to join the Sammy Team!

Denver Samoyed Association's K9 Cancer Walk Team!




What is the K9 Cancer Walk?

The "K9 Cancer Walk" is a fund raising effort benefiting the Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign. The Canine Cancer Campaign is a focused, targeted effort to raise $30 million to funds which will support 10-15 years of canine cancer research studies with the goal of finding a cure for canine cancer. walk with or without dogs to support canine cancer research. All the funds raised at the K9 Cancer Walks go directly to fund the much needed research at veterinary science research facilities across the country to study cancer prevention, develop early detection methods, develop new cancer treatments and ultimately, find a cure for canine cancer. K9 Cancer Walks are hosted by volunteers in dog friendly parks in their communities. Participating in the walk is a great way to memorialize a beloved dog(s) lost to cancer and make a brighter future for your current companion(s).









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