Friday, June 17, 2011

Denkai's Adoption Center Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our Adoption Center Facility! All of these pets in the video are currently seeking homes and are available at the facility.

Location: 14253 Hwy. 392
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 352-5330
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday-Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Scope of Services: Municipal Intakes
Dog/Cat/Horse Adoption
Subsidized spay/neuter
Subsidized Vaccinations
Micro-chipping for your pets!
Boutique and Thrift Store
Community Outreach

Denkai Thrift Store and Boutique, Open for Business!

Take a virtual tour of our Thrift Store and Boutique!
Location: 14253 Hwy. 392
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 352-5330
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm!

Get 50% off already low prices on Thursdays!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 2011 Hoofin It Home Adoption Event a Success

June 2011: Denkai's Hoofin It Home Adoption Extravaganza was a great success. Two horses and nine dogs found forever homes. Individuals had the opportunity to experience all of Denkai's Adoption Center facility including our newly opened thrift store, adoptable dogs and cats, our Equine facilities, and our educational center.

This will be an annual event and we hope that it will be even more fun next year!

Just a fraction of Denkai's team, these amazing boys work hard for the animals! Casey Babcock, Elijah Stone, Bastian Kruidenier, and Jake Shafer.

House Rabbit Society brought some adorable bunnies and tons of wonderful literature. It was great having them!

Amber Herrell with Shilo Acres Horse Rescue brought some beautiful horses, this amazing Belgian is still looking for a home!

Bee Quick Horseshoeing, Pat Hall is one of our many amazing sponsors. He helped Scott Clawson with the farrier clinic!

Cheeks Academy of Beauty Culture gave $5 haircuts and raised $50 for Denkai!

Darrin Hill, with his adopted pup. This little one was one of 7 puppies abandoned in Briggsdale, CO at the age of 5 weeks. What a trooper!

Holding pens at the Greeley facility: Bint Joi, Colby, and Dollar, all rescue horses are still seeking homes. These sweeties are all intermediate to experienced level ability.

Sandi Lucas and her husband say hello to the three blind baby goats that they so graciously took home to foster for Denkai. She will be keeping one of these sweeties permanently! The other two are still seeking homes and would like to stay together!

Judy Swenson talks with adopters regarding Bint Joi. In working to find the right match, they ended up adopting Lacy, another one of our wonderful Arabian mares!

Lynn Ryan, one of our amazing volunteers, visit with one of our blind baby goats before her departure for her new home with Sandy Lucas!

Chloe, is one of our amazing volunteers, and had a great time riding and working with Lacy, one of our amazing Arabian mares!

Scott Clawson, Judy Swenson and Pat Hall during the farrier clinic. This wonderful trio put on an amazing clinic for the public and Denkai's volunteers.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Goats of Denkai!

Denkai houses more than 10 wonderful and ornery goats. These precious babies have come to us from a variety of backgrounds, some from other rescue organizations, some from breeding and neglect situations that have gotten out of hand, and others impounded through local humane societies.

Boer goats such as the white and brown big boy in the photo below are harvested for their meat as a practice in the farming industry. Our big guy luckily escaped that fate thanks to your generous support!

DJ the Pot belly is Lovin It!

Ever seen a pot bellied pig smile! That's right! DJ is all grins and talk for his daily meal.

These eye capturing and amazing photographs taken by Judy Swenson tell a wonderful tale for this little fella!

Pot Bellied pigs, once a craze for their small size, ability to house train and cleanliness have phased out quite a bit and are ending up in rescue and sanctuary more and more. These smart babies require a very specific diet, routine tusk and toe trimming as well as vaccinations on a very basic maintenance level.

DJ came to Denkai due to a divorce.

To make a contribution towards DJ's care, please Paypal:!

Charlotte's Adventures!

The Great and Grand Adventures of Charlotte the Pig!

Charlotte, once a tiny piglet rescued by Larimer Humane Society and since residing with Denkai Animal Sanctuary has grown over the last two years from a 150 pound playful piglet into the beautiful and sweet 800 pound hog whom has become one of Judy's favorite farm subjects!

Not only does Charlotte help to clean her pen, she makes sure to get a visit in to her senior horse and pot bellied pig friends for all of the Denkai "dirt".

Charlotte is the lucky recipient on a daily basis of warm food, lots of straw bedding and the oh so wonderful daily belly scratchings of Miss Judy!

Charlotte loves visitors and will not hesitate to win them over with her funny antics!

Donate towards Charlotte's care through Paypal:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mayor Vasquez and Dr. Arun Rustgi Make a Splash and Windsor Harvest Festival!

There's nothing like a good cause and a chilly day that will make you want to jump in a dunk tank!

Mayor Vasquez and Dr. Arun Rustgi DVM both of Windsor made a tremendous splash many times over to raise needed funding for Denkai Animal Sanctuary. Thanks to the dedication of Cindy and Shawn Winklepleck in putting this together Dunks for Denkai raised close to $700.00.

A great big hug to Dr. R and Mayor Vasquez!

Jack Needs a Home!

Jack is a precious little kitten who was dropped off at the adoption center with puss filled eyes due to a massive infection.

Our veterinarian was unable to save one of Jack's eyes, but was able to preserve the other. This kitten is so super sweet, an absolute love bug and needs a home to call his own.

A big thank you to Dr. Kidd of Platte Valley Veterinary Service for her continued care of Jack until we find him a home!

Please contact us at (970) 352-5330 to sponsor Jack or give him a home!

Embassy Suites and Denkai Team Up!

Join Embassy Suites and Denkai Animal Sanctuary for some bone-chilling family fun!
If you have adopted a dog from us, have your own wonderful pets or just want to come hang with us, please join us! This will be an annual event.

Go to: to register today!

What: 4 Mile Fun Run/Walk
When: October 30, 2010

Embassy Suites Loveland’s First Annual Phantom 4-Mile Race, Bone Chilling Breakfast, and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010!

# There will be prizes for the best adult costume, best team costume, best child's costume, and best dog costume!

# Discounted rate of $79 at Embassy Suites for runners on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30!

# 7:30 a.m. - Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-up opens at Embassy Suites, Loveland.

# 7:30 a.m. - First shuttle for runners and walkers leaves from Embassy Suites Loveland to the start line at beautiful Chapungu Park at Centerra.

# 9:00 a.m. - The official 4-Mile race begins at Chapungu Park

# 9:30 a.m. - Bone Chilling Breakfast opens - free for registered runners and children, with additional breakfast tickets available for $9.00!

# 10:15 a.m. - Kids 2K Fun-Run, followed by trick-or-treating!!! Note: Kids 2K entry is free with paid adult race entry; just add them as your family member when you register! If no adult is racing, then Kids 2K race entry is only $8.00 and ALL kids receive a completion medal!!! Course includes a 2K run with obstacles and Trick or Treating!

The race benefits the Denkai Animal Sanctuary!

Event Address: 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538 view map

Course Description: The race begins at The Promenade Shops at 5971 Sky Pond Drive. The course winds through the beautiful Chapungu Sculpture Park and ends at the Embassy Suites Loveland where there will be a Kids 2K Fun-Run, followed by trick-or-treating and a Bone Chilling Breakfast!

Directions to start: Follow the map to the Embassy Suites Loveland, located just East of I-25 and Crossroads Boulevard - 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538.

Parking: Park at Embassy Suites Loveland.

Awards Info: Age group awards will be given for the top three runners in 10 year increments beginning with 10-19. Awards include spa packages, overnight guest packages at the lovely Embassy Suites Loveland, and much, much more!

Registration Info: Dogs are welcome to attend! Cost is $5 and add your pet as a family member when you register.

# August 31-October 15

Price valid until 10-15-2010
# Hauntingly Late Registration

Price valid until 10-29-2010
# 2K Kids Race (10 and Older - No Adult Entry)

Price valid until 10-29-2010
# Children under age 10 - FREE


# Race Day Registration

Price valid until 10-30-2010

Moon Gets a Second Chance!

Moon is a precious 18 year old pony. He was living near Dixon, WY and though his owners were kind-hearted, they allowed his hooves to grow a bit too long over a period of years.

This type of growth can be deadly for horses and ponies. It can cause issues with their tendons, founder, or they can grow to the point in which the horse can no longer get up to walk.

Moon is lucky, his owners were kind enough to give him up willingly knowing that it was in his best interest. The community watched this little horse knowing he needed help, but did not know where to turn. Thanks to Christi Chapman and other local residents, Denkai was able to step in and help.

We need aid in covering Moon's care (dental work, hoof trimming, medication) and transport costs now totaling $500.00. Even a $10 contribution helps tremendously.

Please visit: to make an online contribution or mail tax-deductible contributions to: Denkai Animal Sanctuary 36710 WCR 126 Grover, CO 80729.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Updates: Clide and Ivan

Clide is doing very well in his foster home with John Cowie. The surgeons were unable to save his leg because the injury was too old, so it had to be amputated. You would never know it with this pup, he has learned to balance his weight well, is still very playful and is desperately seeking his forever home! Please contact the Adoption Center at (970) 352-5330 for more information or to help Clide. Funding in the amount of $300 was successfully raised to help Clide.

Great News!

Ivan the pyrenees puppy survived parvo thanks to the wonderful staff of Planned Pethood Plus in Denver. Funding for his care in the amount of $500 was successfully raised and he has been adopted by two wonderful supporters who will give him an amazing forever home!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Urgent! Clide Needs Surgery

Clide is a 1 year old Wirehair Pointer. He was brought into our Adoption Center by a local municipality. Upon evaluation by Dr. Kidd, he was found to have a fractured femur, an old injury that needs surgery.

Estimated cost is $1,000-$1,200.

We desperately need pledges for this boy.

Call: (970) 895-2337

Ivan, 6 week old Pyrenees; URGENT

Ivan is a 6 week old Great Pyrenees puppy who upon entering our Adoption Center was diagnosed by our veterinarian with Parvo. He has been hospitalized with a veterinarian in Denver. Authorities are looking into the breeding operation who sold this puppy to the individual home that surrendered him. He is under the minimum age requirement for sale.

Veterinary bills for this baby are estimated at between $500 and $700.

Ivan is still stable today 6/22/2010 and showing signs of improvement.

So far $400 has been pledged toward his care!

Visit: for updates and more information.
To contribute: and click on any donation button.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lacy's new home!

Lacy is a Great Dane that was transferred to K9 Bed and Biscuit and then to Denkai when we took over. She is a wonderful dog, house trained and very sweet. Thanks to a very kind couple from Fort Collins, she now has a permanent home!

Josie after 1 year at the Shelter, now Denkai Adoption Center

Josie is a 1.5 year old pit bull who has lived at the former K9 Bed and Biscuit Facility for the last year. She was having some serious issues at the kennel with tearing up clothing when we would work with her, but after a very short period of time and working with her, she has learned to harness her energy in positive ways!!! She has now been placed in this wonderful and permanent home! Josie is the white pit bull in the video!

Emily Finds a Home after Four Years of being homeless

Emily is a wonderful heeler mix dog who after living her life as a homeless shelter dog has found her place with Lloyd. he had been at the shelter (now Denkai Adoption Center) Since 2006. She has been adopted by Lloyd who loves her dearly! She couldn't be happier!