Teresa Clark

Teresa Clark (Owner) I am a Colorado native, from a small-town named Yoder, Colorado. From a very young age I have always known I wanted to work with animals. I graduated from Colorado State University, with a B.S. in Animal Science.  

I would like to welcome you to The Grateful Dog.  My goal is to create a fun, safe experience where your pet (fur baby, child) enjoys coming and staying.  We offer an off leash supervised play area where dogs can play  The greatest complement I can receive is having an owner tell me 'my pet couldn't wait to come in.

In 2005, I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Sciences. While at CSU, I worked for the Larimer Humane Society. I had the opportunity to move to Trinidad where I worked for Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association (NAAWA). In 2013, I purchased The Grateful Dog, our first location was on Pine Street. The Grateful Dog moved to its current location at the historical Hollywood Bar in 2015. My goal is to have a safe fun facility that your pet enjoys coming too. I love hearing “my dog couldn't wait to come in” (here, The Grateful Dog.) That's how I know I am doing my job. As a volunteer foster parent with NAAWA, I have fostered close to 400 puppies and kittens since 2008(Please look at the community page for current fosters). I am currently a board member for Trinidad Historical Society, and Noah's Ark Animal Welfare. I am also a grant writer for Hamlett Spay and Neuter Clinic, in Colorado Springs and Noah's Ark. My current pet family consists of seven dogs; Ernie, Bull, Holo, Athena, Wickett, Millie, and Ramesses allhave been adopted from shelters, cats; Izzy, It, Skates, Fek, Punk,Jeriko, Cuddles. Three shop cats; Princess Sofia Maddam Puddinfoot,Sir Simon Peter, and Black and White (He is 18.5 years old) and two horses; Calamity and Curly. My goal and passion is to create a safe, fun, playing environment for your pet to enjoy. My staff and I take the responsibility of caring for your pet (child) as we would our own. I am always trying to improve The Grateful Dog and the care.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:30 am - 5:30 pm


7:30 am - 5:30 pm


7:30 am - 5:30 pm


7:30 am - 5:30 pm


7:30 am - 5:30 pm


8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Pickup Only

8:30 am - 9:00 am

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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