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Dogs Take Over Desert Breeze Pool Saturday

Dogs Take Over Desert Breeze Pool Saturday

A pool reserved for humans will go to the dogs this weekend.

Desert Breeze Aquatics Facility will hold its 9th annual Dog Daze of Summer event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dogs of all breeds and sizes will be allowed to splash and play in the pool for $5 per dog. Humans are free but only animals will be permitted in the water. Space is limited to 100 dogs per session and preregistration is being accepted online at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregisteration.

The event will be divided into two categories:

  • 8 to 9:15 a.m. – Small dogs, 50 pounds and lighter 
  • 9:45 to 11 a.m. – Large dogs, more than 50 pounds

Owners must show their dog's vaccination and registration. Dogs must be on a leash while outside the facility. Owners must also stay with their dogs and clean up after them. Any dog showing aggression will be asked to leave.

National Rescue Group Co-Hosts Adoption Event Thursday

National Rescue Group Co-Hosts Adoption Event Thursday

 

Nearly three dozen dogs will be available for adoption as part of the "Tour For Life" that stops in Las Vegas on Thursday.

North Shore Animal League America is hosting an adoption event from 2-8 p.m. at Walmart, 3615 S. Rainbow, to show support for Adopt A Rescue Pet for its efforts in saving and rehabilitating dogs while striving to build and open the 5-acre, no-kill Dog Sanctuary & Canine Retirement Ranch.

Each rescue dog adoption includes a free VCA animal vet visit (within first five days of adoption), a medical voucher valued at $250 (activated at time of free vet visit) covering ear/eye infections, kennel cough, intestinal parasites, upset stomach, skin issues and other maladies.

Adopt A Rescue Pet receives no local or federal funding. It relies solely on the generosity of its contributors and tax-deductible donations received from the public.

Meadows Kids Holds Bake Sale for Animals

Meadows Kids Holds Bake Sale for Animals

 

A group of local second-graders are working together to raise money for animal adoptions in the sweetest of ways.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the students from the Meadows School will hold a fundraising bake sale for the Nevada SPCA. They will be joined by rescued dogs from the shelter.

Last year, the students raised more than $7,000, primarily through the sale of items costing under $1, Nevada SPCA officials said.

Meadows School is located at 8601 Scholar Lane.

Exotic Animal Permit Approved for Southwest Home

Exotic Animal Permit Approved for Southwest Home

 

The Clark County Commission approved an exotic animal permit for a local nonprofit looking to house some unusual animals in a southwest home.

The commissioners approved a permit for Wild Adventures Zoo. Stacey Weiss owns the zoo and keeps the 11 animals in her home, including sugar gliders, opossums and a hedgehog. She takes the animals, which are all less than 10 pounds, to schools and hospitals. People cannot visit her home to see the animals.

While the commissioners approved the permit, it will be up to Weiss’ neighborhood homeowners association to give the final approval. She is planning to get three more animals, including a rodent that can grow up to 120 pounds.

 

Free Festival for Families and Pets

Free Festival for Families and Pets

 

Furry friends will be the focus of a free festival this weekend at Exploration Park in Mountain's Edge.

The Family, Fur & Fun Festival will be a fun place for families to adopt a new pet, learn about caring for their animals and get information about becoming a animal foster family.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The festival will benefit Little Friends Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter.

The festival will also feature flyball, disc dog and agility demonstrations. Two veterinarians from a local animal hospital will be there to demonstrate proper animal care. There will also be a photo studio specializing in animal photographs on hand to take pictures with the proceeds to benefit Little Friends Foundation.

 

Shelter Dogs to Compete and Hopefully Find a Home

Shelter Dogs to Compete and Hopefully Find a Home

 

Join the Animal Foundation on Sunday afternoon for its annual Best in Show fundraiser and adoption event at The Orleans Arena.

Doors open at noon and the show starts at 1 p.m.

The event will be an American Kennel Club-style dog show featuring more than 50 contestants from the shelter. The dogs will compete for hearts in several categories, and pups with the most audience applause will advance to compete for the title of Best In Show.

All dogs will be available for adoption immediately following the show. Proceeds benefit the more than 50,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned animals entering the shelter each year.

Tickets for the show can be purchased here. Cost is $12 per person, $5 for seniors over 65 and children from 2 to 10 years old.