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Yappy Hour

Bark In the Sunset

Tail Wags

Follow The Course

with Rally

Dog Parks & More

CGC Test

Paw-ty On The Patio Places to Dine with Pooch

What It Takes To Be A Good Companion

On The Cover Julius , 4 Year Old German Shepherd Owned by Olivia Wrote Photography By Rick Vierkandt, GRJV Studios


September October




YAPPY HOUR Bark In The Sunset 20

Wag Your Tail Home Baked Treats Fido will Love 28

LAS VEGAS DOCK DOGS Reaching New Heights 32

LET’S GO Q! Novice Competitors Run CPE 36

inside Dog Heros 8 Nose Worthy 14 Bone Apetite’ 24 Mark Your Spot 40 Follow The Course 46 Rescue Spotlight 48 Tail Wags 52 Rainbow Bridge 56

Editors Note

My name is Robin Ritchie and I am pleased to announce the launching of Vegas unLeashed, a new e-magazine dedicated to dog owners and their canines. The goal of our publication is to connect people and their dogs to events, clubs, and organizations in the Las Vegas Community. My Chocolate Lab, Maya, has been a family member for thirteen years. My Irish Setters, Rokee and Passion have been a large part of me over the last eight years. Passion is my beautiful girl, and is the sweetie I cuddle every morning. Rokee has been my companion through many triumphs, he is my “Heart Dog.� In truth, Vegas unLeashed was an inspiration of this redhead, he had opened up my world to the Las Vegas area, and the dog community. And in return, we want to share our experiences with you. Robin Ritchie, Our Four Legged Companions bring so much joy, Owned by Rokee, Passion (shown) love and inspiration into our human lives, and as dog & Maya owners we enjoy including them in our everyday lives. Editor They are our family members and we treat them as such. This summer has been a whirlwind of activities, meeting new friends, and re-acquainting with old, seeking new places to visit and explore. With the summer slowly fading and fall soon approaching, there are plenty of activities to keep our furry friends busy. So roll off the sofa and join us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Tammy James, Owned by Soozi Copy Editor

Mike Coers Owned by Ellie Mae (shown), Bert & Ernie Marketing

Paula Herwig Owned by Lane, Oreo, Frank, Sparky and Tink Writer



Greetings from sunny & hot Las Vegas, NV. Yep! As I write it is 108°F outside!!! Now as a Co-Editor I am not exactly sure of my duties. But Robin keeps assuring me that I am doing “just fine” and heck, if showing up for happy hour is my contribution…..well I’m the perfect employee!! Let me begin by Welcoming Everyone to Vegas Unleashed! This project is the mastermind of my friend Robin Ritchie and I am only along for the entertainment value. And on that note I would like to introduce my three fur kids (aka the entertainment). Nash who is a 9 yr old yellow Labrador Retriever, Nick a 4 yr old Golden Retriever and finally, Jet a 1.5 yr old black Labrador ReChris Card, Owned by Nash, Nick triever and the terrorist of the family. My first love and (above) & Jet passion is agility but having good looking and talented Co-Editor dogs means I have to expand into other venues. So I also compete in obedience, rally, hunt tests and conformation. Whew! No wonder I have no money and no vacation. Please enjoy the first issue of Vegas Unleashed as we have put a lot of effort into making this magazine one of the best! And remember, keep four on the floor.


Rick Vierkandt, Owned by Shadow & Peanut Photographer

Jessica Korves, Owned by Crystal, Shane & Cori Events

Not Shown Susan Barrow Owned by TeQuila, ZO & Blue Co-Editor

Sept/oct 2012


Where To Train

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Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater Planet Hollywood - V Theater 3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 Picture the cutest pet trick and you’ll see it here. From dogs jumping rope to cats pushing strollers, this show is ideal for kids as well as the kids-atheart. Tickets & Info: (702) 492-3960 (866) 80-SHOWS

Sept/oct 2012


Dog Heros

AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Program Article by Robin Ritchie | Photography by Rick Vierkandt


n August 26th, dog owners and their four legged companions took part in the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Certification program. This event was held at the trainer of Sandy Burns, located at 5729 N. Torrey Pines, just off of Ann Road. Dogs showed their skills in basic obedience, socialization, and good manners. The goal of the program is to “reward responsible dog ownership,” which “results with a dog who is a joy to live with.” Donna Shaw and her dog Lira, a Labradoodle, were the first to show off their skills as a handler team. A recent rescue from the Humane Society, Lira performed the AKC’s CGC test with a sweet disposition. Owners find that training not only stimulates their dog’s intellect, but also promtes a special bond between owner and dog.


a Dobermand Pinscher waited patiently for the call command as Kathy Sadovich, the owner, stood at a ten foot distance.


Donna Shaw and Lira greeted by Sandy Burns The CGC is considered as a first step in training dogs, and lays the foundations for additional dog related activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. If you are a novice handler, it would be a good idea to attend basic training or CGC classes to encourage confidence in the CGC behaviors. The classes will provide handlers with the skills in training your dog to be well behaved and calm in any situation. s Becky Hansen performed with her dogs Banon and Neo, onlookers could see the confidence her dogs exhibited. In addition to the Canine Good Citizenship, some of the dogs also went on to receive their Therapy Dog certification. When your dog is ready for testing, you will need to sign up with an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator. Typically, tests are held at AKC dog shows, pet super stores and training facilities. Some evaluators will make an appointment to test your dog. All dog owners are given the oath of CGC Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge


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ACK CGC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER’S PLEDGE I will be responsible for my dog’s health needs. I will not allow my dog to infrnge on the rights of These include: others. routine veterinary care include check-ups and I will not allow my dog to run loose in the vaccines neighborhood. adequate nutrition through proper diet; clean I will not allow my dog to be a nuisance to water at all times others by barking while in the yard, in a hotel daily exercise and regular bathing and grooming room, etc. I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog’s I will be responsible for my dog’s safety. wate in all puclic areas. I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog’s I will provide fencing where appropriate, not waste in wilderness areas, on hiking trails, letting my dog run loose, and using a leash in campgrounds and in off-leash parks. public. I will ensure that my dog has some form of I will be responsible for my dog’s quality of life. identification when appropriate (which may I understand that basic training is beneficial to include collar tags, tattoos, or a microchip ID). all dogs. I will provide adequate supervision when my I will give my dog attention and playtime. I understand that owning a dog is a dog and children are together. commitment in time and caring.

Kathy Sadovich preparing Q for Call Command Sept/oct 2012



Accepting a Friendly Stranger The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

The CGC consists of 10 Skills needed by all well-mannered dogs. All of the exercises are done on a leash.

Coming When Called The dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog turn to face the dog, and call the dog.

Sitting Politely for Petting Reaction to Another Dog The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it To demonstrate that the dog can behave politely while it is out with its handler. around other dogs, two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 Appearance & Grooming The dog will welcome being groomed and feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, examined and will permit someone, such as a and continue on for about 10 feet. veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to Reactions to Distractions do so. To demonstrate the dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations, the Out for a Walk (walking on a lead) The handler/dog team will take a short “walk” to evaluator will select and present two distractions. show that the dog is in control while walking on Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a leash. a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a Walking Through a Crowd crutch or cane. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate Supervised Separation that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with traffic and is under control in public places. a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain Sit and Down on Command/Staying in Place training and good manners. Evaluators are The dog will respond to the handler’s commands encouraged to say something like, “Would you to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold commanded by the handler (sit or down position, of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes. whichever the handler prefers).



prior to testing. Dogs are then evaluated on the ten steps of the CGC program. In order to request the CGC certificate, you will need to send the paperwork of the evaluator’s passing scores to the American Kennel Club and will receive your certificate by mail. All dogs both mixed and purebred are eligible to take the test, however, all dogs are required to have updated vaccines. Dogs of all ages can be a Canine Good Citizen. Bond with your friend, get inspired, your dog will appreciate the time and care that is spent just for him. For more information contact Sandy Burns at (702) 6452383, or one of the training sites mentioned. Becky Hansen & Banon display Obedience Skills

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Therapy Dog International TDI Certification Require These Skills in Addition to CGC Leave It The handler with the dog on a loose leash walks past food on the ground (placed within a distance of three feet) and, upon command, the dog should ignore the food. (Please note: TDI does not permit the use of food/treats during actual therapy dog visits.)

Acclimation to Infirmities This test demonstrates the dog’s confidence when exposed to people walking with an uneven gait, shuffling, breathing heavily, coughing, wheezing or other distractions which may be encountered in a facility.

Say Hello The TDI Certified Evaluator will test the willingness of each dog to visit a person and that the dog can be made readily accessible for petting (i.e., small dogs can

be placed on a person’s lap or can be held, medium and larger dogs can sit on a chair or stand close to the patient to be easily reached.)

Reaction to Children The dog must be able to work well around all types of populations, including children. The dog’s behavior around children must be evaluated during testing. It is important that during the testing the potential therapy dog and the children are not in direct contact. This means the dog can only be observed for a reaction toward children playing, running, or in general present at the testing site. Any negative reaction by th dog will result in automatic failure. Negative reaction means a dog showing signs of aggression.

Sept/oct 2012


Charity Events

Helping Hands To Loving Paws TREASURE AISLE


n July and August, a giant warehouse garage sale was opened to the public to benefit the Heaven Can Wait Animal Society (HCWS). Located just between Russell & Sunset Roads, treasure seekers came in search of a special find. Within the large warehouse volunteers helped customers search the rooms filled with, clothing and handbags, to electronics and jewelry. Bargain seekers searched their way through shelves of knick knacks to the warehouse back wall, where a wide variety of books awaited a summer’s read. HCWS opened its doors over eleven years ago, their mission is to eliminate the senseless killing of over 30,000 animals annually in Las Vegas area shelters,� through responsible reproduction methods for dogs and cats. Reproduction is not



Heaven Can Wait Warehouse Sale

the only goal, over 500 cats and dogs are adopted to new families annually through a partnership with local PetSmart stores. Expanding into additional community services, HCWS created programs to benefit the Las Vegas Community, including “Pups on Parole”, a rehabilitation program for dogs and inmates, and “Tales to Tails,” a program which helps improve learning abilities for children utilizing Therapy Dogs. Visit the warehouse and find your treasure, clocks, appliances, furniture, lamps, toys, holiday items, the list is endless, but the prices a bargain. Attend on Sundays, and you will find even greater rewards as almost all items are ½ priced. What better way to find some treasure and help benefit a great cause. Located at 6360 Annie Oakley in Las Vegas, look for signs, the entrance is located at the back of the building. For more information HCWS visit

vendors sold their goods, tasty meatballs from Guiardis, and shaved ice to quench your thirst. Pups took part of pictures taken inside a Lamborghini, and people conversed casually among the many tables along the sidewalk. Raffles benefited Nevada Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA), a Nevada no kill animal sanctuary. The non-profit organization offer adoptions, promote humane education, and challenge people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care. To adopt a pet or find more information on the NSPCA, visit their website at

PUPPY DATE NIGHT A hot Saturday evening in July, but people and their pups lined the sidewalk at the Paso Verde Shopping Mall as they help to benefit the NSPCA, Puppy Date Night, in partnership with At Your Service Grooming and Pet Supplies. Owners and their four footed furry canines, wandered the aisles of the store and visited with vendors who willingingly gave free samples of doggy treats, information, and more. Dogs trotted through aisles of numerous pet supplies available, and treats abounded. From bones and jerky, to cookies and cakes located at their in-store Barkery. Outside in the parking lot, additional

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Sept/oct 2012



Nose Worthy

Article Written by Paula Herwig


The Australian Sheperd was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991. Contrary to what its name suggests, the Australian Sheperd was developed in the United States of America. The breed was developed by ranchers and designed for herding, and are lovingly referred to as “Aussies.” The Aussie is a compact sturdy dog which measures between 18 and 23 inches at the withers, and weighs approximately 40 to 90 pounds. Although some pups are born without a tail, known as “natural bobs,” it is common for pups to have long tails and docked at an early age. The Aussie has a wide variety of color combinations that range from Blue and Red Merles (a marbled pattern), Black and Red Tris (a black or red dog with white & brown markings. Australian Shepard

The Aussie is a fabulous family dog, it has a great temperament, and is highly energetic. This energy allows the breed to be successful in a multitude of activities. They do very well in agility, obedience, rally, and other physical and mental activities. These are highly intelligent dogs that learn quickly. To keep the Aussie happy, provide the breed with a job of chasing a tennis ball, mastering a sport, or learning a trick. Otherwise, this breed will find its own challenge such as digging the yard, or eating your sofa.



Needs Stimulation Good Easy to Train Active Family Moderate

Irish Wolfhound

Low Exercise/Needs Space Short Life Span Easy to Train Good with Children Moderate


Measuring up to 32 inches at the withers, the Irish wolfhound has the distinction of being the tallest of all dog breeds. Adopted by the AKC in 1897, the name is quite a recent one, but the hound itself goes back far into history. In its day, the hounds were used as war dogs to haul men off horseback and out of chariots. This sighthound was known to guard herds, as well as hunt for elk, dear, boars, and wolves. Legend has it, that the wolfhound is the dog that exterminated the wolf from Ireland, and much Irish mythology tells of their bravery and ferocity. Today, these lovable giants are a definite people dogs. They are quiet and bond well to the family. The hound has a rough coat, requiring regular brushing, with colors ranging from black, grey to white, including wheat, fawn, and a brindle pattern. This muscular dog can weigh up to 120 lbs. Being developed to hunt, no one will accuse this breed of being a “Velcro� dog. The hound works at a distance from their handler making tracking, hunting, and agility great activities for them.

Sept/oct 2012


Nose Worthy LHASA APSO

Referred to in Tibet as Apso Seng Kyi, best translated as “Bearded Lion Dog,” the Lhasa’s primary function was that of a household sentinel, guarding the homes of Tibetan nobility and Buddhist monasteries. The keen hearing and sharp bark of the Lhasa Apso served to warn residents if an intruder happened to elude exterior guards. Legend has it that when a monk died, but did not reach enlightenment, he was Lhasa Apso reincarnated as one of these sacred monastery dogs. Given only as gifts, these little guardians were highly prized. The Lhasa Apso is among the first dogs bred by humans and is one of the fourteen most ancient dog breeds. Recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1935, the dog was placed in the Terrier category. Thereafter, in 1959 it was relocated to the Non-Sporting category. The dog has a long coat, particularly off the chin, giving it a beardlike appearance. Bred to withstand cold weather, the dog has a double coat. The undercoat is a soft fur which sheds once a year, while the outer coat is long straight guard hair, requiring much attention. The outer coat does not shed and parts down the center of the dog’s back. The “fall” hair over their eyes helps to protect the eyes from the weather. The many color patterns make this dog a striking little breed. The Lhasa, weighing about 12-18 lbs. is a brave soul and has a big bark that fouls someone expecting a small yap. They are loyal to the family and do well with strangers when properly trained. This breed is a great companion dog which requires little exercise. Although happy to be trained, this breed has a bit of stubbornness, but its willingness to please you will win out in the end. The Lhasa is happy indoors, but, this little companion would prefer to be resting comfortably in your lap.



City/Condo Living Long Healthy Lives Make Time Great with Families Very Important


Around 1760, the Merino sheep were imported into Hungary, and with these herds, the Pumi came along. This is a general farm dog, and is extremely intelligent, as well as fast. The dogs “jolly” personality and “will to please” makes him a good companion and family dog. More than likely, this breed was formed out of cross breedings between Puli’s and German Keeshonds. In addition, it is said that the French Briard or Terriers might have been cross bred. Not yet classified as an AKC breed, its parent club has petition the Pumi for recognition and enrollment. It will be interesting to see if they classify this terrier looking dog as a terrier, for its looks, or as a herding dog, for its abilities.


Energetic Long Healthy Lives Easy to Train Active Families Very Important Pups are born black and begin lightening up by two months of age. Most Pumis are grey, however, the shade of grey varies and colors can be so light, they are referred to as cream. These dogs have dark faces called masks which lend much to their personality. This is a non-shedding breed with thick curly medium length hair. Due to the tendency to matt, this dog requires regular brushing to remove loose hair, and a grooming routine of trimming the hair is a must. The Pumi has a brave heart and alert character, and can certainly be noisy, as he loves to bark. This energetic breed weighs approximately 22-32 lbs. and measures up to 18 inches at the withers. Because of their high energy, the Pumi needs a great deal of exercise and must be kept busy. The dog has an immense ability to learn fast and adjust quickly to his surroundings. The Pumi does well at all sports, such as agility, flyball, Frisbee, and of course, herding which is its natural talent.

Sept/oct 2012


Nose Worthy

Suds Up!!! How To Bath Fido Article by Alex Lieber

If your dog can announce his presence without barking or even entering the room, it may be time to give him a bath. Many people look forward to this as much as their pets do; that is, not at all. But you both may soon need to take the plunge. Here are a few tips to make the ritual of the bath more enjoyable, or at least tolerable, for the both of you. With some patience and practice, your dog, rather than you, will get the lion’s share of the bath.

To Bathe or Not to Bathe The first step is to consult your veterinarian about your particular pooch. Different breeds and lifestyles will dictate how often your dog requires bathing and what sort of pet shampoos work best. If your dog spends a lot of time playing outdoors, chances are he’ll need a bath more frequently. Some breeds, such as poodles, generally require more bathing than German Shepherds. Dogs with smooth coats generally require even fewer baths. Again, it depends on your dog’s lifestyle. Too much bathing (such as once a week) will remove vital oils from your dog’s coat, causing his skin to dry out. Unless your dog is especially dirty, regular grooming can reduce the number of bathes. It will also keep him looking and feeling fresh.

id masses, which will require clippers to remove. If your dog’s hair is matted with paint, tar or some other sticky material, trim with clippers or soak the area with vegetable or mineral oil for 24 hours. (You may want to speak with a professional groomer if the tangles are difficult.) Put a drop of mineral oil in the eyes to protect them from suds. Some people use cotton balls in the ears. If you use cotton balls, make sure they’re the right size for your dog’s ears; if they’re too small, they may slip down the ear canal.

The Bath

Never wash your dog outside if the weather is cold. This Prep Your Pup is particularly true for puppies, who have trouBefore bathing, comb and brush out all mats. ble regulating their body temperatures. Puppies Otherwise, the water will turn the mats into sol 18


should be at least four weeks old before they re- the tub first. The rinsing cycle, by the way, is very ceive their first bath. Bring your dog into the tub. important. You want to do it twice to make sure If you’re using a tub, fill the water to the level of all the soap is rinsed off. (Leaving soap on the dog your dog’s knees. The water should be about his can cause an allergic reaction.) temperature; around 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you need to, drain the tub again so your dog If you have a bathing tether, attach one end to his isn’t standing in water while he dries. Now, you’d collar and the suction cup to the bathtub. Ladle better back up; your dog has been waiting to the warm water over him. If you use a spray, use shake off the excess water since you began. it on low and hold it gently against his coat so Gently squeeze out excess water (don’t forget to the spraying action doesn’t scare him. When he’s remove the cotton from his ears) and finish drythoroughly wet, apply the shampoo on his back ing him with the towels. If you use a hair dryer, and work it gently through the coat for about 10 keep the heat and blow force on low. Remember minutes. Be careful not to get soap in his face to dry the ears with cotton balls to prevent infecor mouth. Use the washcloth or sponge to clean tion. and rinse his face, and the soft brush to clean the paws, between toes and on nails. Keep your dog away from any drafts until his coat is completely dry. When you’re ready to rinse, don’t forget to drain

GETTING READY Before you tackle your dog, you’ll want to go through a pre-bath checklist. Prepare the bathing area out of your dog’s presence. There’s no point in warning him ahead of time; he’ll only get anxious. Here are some items you’ll want to have on hand:

A veterinarian-approved dog shampoo (People products are not recommended because they can cause allergic reactions.) Mineral oil and/or cotton balls Washcloth or sponge Towels (the bigger the dog, the more towels you’ll need) A warm, draft-free area A bathing tether if you’re bathing him in a tub. (If you’re bathing him outside, a tether to a fixed point will do.) Brush and comb for his coat A soft brush for in between his toes and on his nails A rubber tub mat


Sept/oct 2012


Barking In The Sunset Story & Photography by Mike Coers




ull up to the front entrance of the Rumor Botique Hotel and let the valet take your car as you retreat to the inner courtyard with your best fried and let the party begin. Yappy Hour is held every third Thursday of each month 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Rumor Boutique Hotel (across Harmon from the Hard Rock) just off the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Ambience reigns supreme as canines and their owners share the ultimate intimate encounter at this music filled puppy love fest.


he event is well contained for pet safety inside the courtyard of the Rumors Boutique Hotel. Music and margaritas abound as the hustle and bay, or bark, of the guests of honor fill the Vegas night air.


arious pet minded vendors share tips and secrets for the health and well-being of your pet, including massage, pet sitting, dog walking, veterinary care, and adoption shelters. Guests are treated to raffles, contests and prizes as the sun sets and the tails wag. (continued on pg 22) Sept/oct 2012


Paige Valerie and Pharoh


alking coctails, two of the finest bartenders (and Shannon, one of the tallest ) on the strip accommodated guests with the right concoctions to get everybody’s tails a waging. Singles dress to kill, and couples alike enjoy a relaxing sunset with the hippest pet people in Las Vegas at Yappy Hour. Whether you are a Hound, a Sheperd, a Retriever, or an adorable Mutt lover, Yappy hour will become your pets favorite social event of the month, and you might just meet some special new humans as well.


ongrats to the Seigel group for hosting this amazing pet event. Don’t forget to stop into the Artisan Hotel, as well as the Resort on Mount Charleston to see the other great things the Siegel group has going on in Las Vegas.


Woof, Woof from Ellie Mae “aka Redboon Coon” who had bayingful time.


Ellie Mae



Rick Vierkandt photographer

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Bone Apettite’


ining out with your canine makes a meal entertaining, but finding a restaurant to accommodate your dog is not always possible. At the Brentwood Café and Tavern in the southwest part of Las Vegas, you can take Fido and share in his company on the patio. The Café offers a variety of bar & grill menu items, from breakfast to dinner in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Enter the side of the building on the corner of Warm Springs and Tenaya, and grab a table. A waitress will serve you with a menu and fill a bowl of water for Fido.


he Brentwood Café patio is cozy and warm, desert colors contribute to the relaxed atmosphere, and comfortable patio seating is available for approximately ten tables. Although located on a main road, traffic noise is limited, and the semi-enclosed patio offers distant views of the mountains. Large windows line the restaurant wall, and a contemporary stone fireplace, located on the opposite wall, hinted to a friendly atmosphere as the weather cools. Mid-July temperatures are warm, however, the tiled patio is cool enough in mid-morning for the pups. Overhead ceiling fans are available, and the dogs can spread out for a nap at your feet.

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ip a morning Mimosa and review the menu. Choices range from appetizers, wood fired pizza, salads,

PAW-TY ON THE PATIO Reviews by Robin Ritchie


sandwiches, and burgers. Further menu items include dinner entrees such as Lemon Grilled Chicken, Home Style Meatloaf, and a few seafood dishes. Breakfast items are also included on the menu. The Spinach and Artichoke dip is rich and creamy, served with crusty French bread. For lunch share a Triple Decker with Fido or tackle one on your own. There are no condiments on the table, so order with the meal. The dogs may look hopefully to you for a hand out, so ask for their free doggie treats.

$14.99. The Brentwood Café serves weekly specials such as $1.00 Taco Tuesday and $6.00 Margherita. Or join on Wino Wednesday with ½ price on all Canyon Road House Wines, or Sangria for $12.00. Happy Hour is from 3pm – 7pm with ½ price Appetizers and Pizzas. By dining on the patio with your dog, you can receive a 10% discount off all food entrees, excluding specials. Free WIFI is available to their customers.

The patio is located at 7325 W. rices on the menu range Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas, with pizzas starting at $8.99 NV 89113. 702 656-3000. and dinner entrees around


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Bone Apettite’


ate night with pooch at the local dog park? Or maybe the walk with your furry friend is leaving you ready for a quick pick me up. Head over to the coffee shop that is never closed, The Madhouse Coffee Gourmet Bakery - Sandwiches, located at 8470 West Desert Inn Road, on the corner of Durango and Desert Inn. The Keith Haring inspired dĂŠcor pops with graffiti style art, and customers enjoy the free WI-FI the shop offers. The patio is dog friendly, energetic and hosts a number of lively conversations with a view of the city lights in the distance. Place your order inside at the counter, and the Barista will blend up a specialty drink that will boost your blood sugar to the next level. Or go traditional with blended coffee and non-coffee. Order the tasty Tiramisu from



Etiquette Tips for Dogs at Outdoor Restaurants Make sure your pooch is well-behaved around other people and especially children. Leash your four-legged friend and keep him or her from socializing with other diners or employees, unless welcomed. Try to keep your dog close to your table or chair so he or she is not in the waiter’s path. Dogs are not allowed on the chairs or tables.

Bring your own doggie bowl or ask the waiter for a paper or plastic bowl or cup for water if necessary. Pets are not permitted to eat or drink out of restaurant glasses or dishes, unless they are disposable. Remember to tie your dog to your chair and not a table. A dog tied to a table can result in spilled drinks or food if he or she is strong enough to make the table move. Always call ahead or ask first to make sure an establishment allow dogs at their outdoor tables. Source:

In-House Tiramisu their in-house bakery and the waitress will serve you and your dog on the outside patio. Don’t forget to request a bowl of fresh cool water for Fluffy, and a dog treat they keep behind the counter. Still hungry? The Madhouse Coffee offers a wide variety of sandwiches; choose Ciabatta, Wrap, or Focaccia. Satisfy those late night munchies as you and your dog sit and mingle with the crowd, there’s always a hand ready to scratch Fluffy behind the ears. For more information visit (702) 260-0430

Soozi & Tammy James

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Bone Apettite’

Wag Your Tail

Treats Your Dog Will.... Drool For Do you have a four legged friend in your world that you would like to spoil? Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for your dog and there are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home. Many in-store dog treats are processed, and a dog’s stomach is more sensitive than our own. By making nutritious treats at home, you can control what goes into a recipe to ensure that your dog is getting a wholesome snack. You can also adjust your dog treat recipes to suit your dog’s taste preferences as well as customize organic ingredients to suit allergy or dietary restrictions. Also, not all dogs are the same size, and a large treat may be a bit much for little Fluffy, while a bite may not satisfy Rex. Baking your own treats means that you can alter their size to fit your dog’s needs. There are even dog cookie cutters that come in a variety of sizes and themes, we found ours at the local Walmart. Here are a few quick and easy recipes for healthy and nutritious dog treats that you can make in the comfort of your home. Get out the baking pans, your dogs will sit up and drool for these dog-tested yummies.

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Fido’s Favorite Treats

1 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup margarine or butter 1 cup boiling water 3/4 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons chicken instant bullion 1/2 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 egg, beaten 2 cups white or wheat flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl combine rolled oats, margarine and water; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal, sugar, bullion, milk, cheese and egg. Mix well. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form stiff dough. On floured surface, knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Store loosely covered. Makes 3 1/2 dozen large biscuits.

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Cheesie Bacon Biscuits

Combine flour, soda and salt; mix well and set aside. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased bak1 stick margarine, softened ing sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking 2/3 cup brown sugar sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack. 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese 2/3 cup wheat germ 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled



Liver Brownies 2 lbs chicken livers 2 C corn meal 2 C wheat germ 2 eggs 1/2 C dried parsley

Liquify livers in food processor, pour into mixing bowl and add other ingredients. Mix until smooth like a brownie batter. Spread on a cookie sheet approximately 1/2 sheet cake size (use parchment paper to line the pan. ) Spread evenly about 1/3 inch thick. Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes. When cool cut into squares, or whatever shapes you prefer. I keep them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator.

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Competition K9s BONE APE-



During July, summer temperatures sizzle, but dogs of all breeds and sizes don’t mind as they dive into the sparkling water they yearn for, particularly if you are a dock dog. This summer, Las Vegas Dock Dogs opened its facility to the public for their “Dog Dayz 1st Annual Splash and Play.” Water paddling pooches participated in high diving activities, and splash down fun while beating the Las Vegas heat.



Las Vegas Dock Dogs

Reaching New Heights

Story by Robin Ritchie | Photograpy by Rick Vierkandt


ock diving is a dog sport that is easy to understand and entertaining to watch. The sport challenges dogs to jump far and high from the end of a dock into a portable fourfoot-deep pool. The handler stands on the dock, throws a toy, and the dog jumps off an elevated diving dock, approximately two-feet into the pool below. The dog is measured for distance, height or speed.


ock diving got its start in 2000, during the first year of ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games where dogs competed in a game called “Big Air.” Dock Diving has gained popularity ever since, and is now promoted as the new dog sport. Introduced to Las Vegas in 2008, Las Vegas Dock Dogs organization was founded by Lianne Hassen and Lisa Weber. They compete nationwide with their dogs Tank, a Black Labrador Retriever, and Tractor, a Yellow Labrador Retriever. The club has been attracting a fast number of members since that time, and is continually expanding with the devotion of additional Dock Dog lovers.


Brianne Durham & Heist

hanks to Lianne and additional club members, LVDD has opened their doors to many new water loving enthu-

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Competition K9s siasts. With their assistance, they have helped in creating new clubs within the United States, Canada, and further overseas into the United Kingdom, helping to launch Dock Dogs worldwide into a global dog sport. Interest is steadily increasing in the dog sport and last year over 300 dock jumping titles were earned. What Is Competition? ompetitions are broken into three different events. The discipline of “Big Air,” measures a dog’s ability to jump their longest distance. In “Extreme Vertical,” dogs jump and grab a toy eight feet over the pool to measure vertical heights. While the discipline of “Speed Retrieve” tests a dog’s ability on how fast fetching a toy is retrieved. All three events are combined to determine if the dog qualifies for the Iron Dog event. Competitions are held Regionally, Nationally, and Internationally.



Who Can Dive? his water loving sport requires the least dog to dock dive, consider its experience with amount of obedience in comparison to oth- water. Some dogs take to jumping off a dock er dog sports. If you would like to train your like a “duck to water.” But other dogs may need further guidance, and LVDD offers classes that coach your pooch on the techniques of diving. With the help of a “Wrangler,” your trainer on the dock, your dog will gain the confidence needed to partake in the splash of his life. “Sixty percent is confidence and Drive” says Brianne Durham an enthusiastic Dock Dog competitor, and longtime member of Las Vegas Dock Dogs. As a team, Brianne along with her Border Collie, Heist attend the many competitions available worldwide. But to further enhance your training experience, Brianne suggests that additional instruction such as handlers throw of the toy, and release techStephanie Malone & Justin niques all contribute to your dog being a pro.





ny Breed of dog six months or older is welcome to Dock Dog events and participate in the camaraderie. The sport is enjoyed by young and old, and there is no age limit for handlers. During competitions, anyone can register his or her dog and have a good time. Dock Dogs will track every official jump of all competitors in the events. LVDD will be holding their next event at the annual Nevada Wildfest in October at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103. All you need is to sign up for the event, and LVDD will welcome your paddling pooch to catch a wave.

training facility, Sit Means Sit. Yearly membership fees are $100.00 which includes a monthly private practice, 25% off LVDD gear, discounts to club seminars, socials and events. The public can ob- “WET DOGS tain access to the diving pool HAVE MORE FUN” Wednesday - Sunday, and the first lesson is free. Cost of group lessons is $10.00 at slower times of the year. To receive additional information on the sport of dock diving, contact LVDockDogs@ or find them at It’s a laid back sport for dogs of all kinds, whether your dog is a purebred or a mix, as VDD hold club meetings once a long as they want to dock dive, they’re welcome. month at their local diving facility Sources: located at 1235 E. Eldorado Lane, Las Ve- gas, NV 89123, sponsored by the nationwide


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Competition K9s Jodi Mull &


Veronica Selco & Macho

Local Agility Event Draws First Time Competitors Story by Susan Barrow | Photography by Robin Ritchie

Let’s Go Q! A

gility is a team sport where a handler works with a dog partner, maneuvering the dog around a course of jumps and obstacles. This fun sport takes training so the signals from handler to dog, and dog to handler are understood. Taking this fun activity to a competition level is even more challenging. Let’s look at some local Las Vegas dog owners who recently took their dog training to the competition level. There are many venues for competing in dog agility, and the recent Canine Performance Events (CPE) Trial was held in July at SmartyPaws Canine Coaching, an indoor climate controlled facility.

everybody’s helpfulness accommodating a beginner”, she said. She looked at her dog Colt, a very handsome Australian Shepherd and added, “He was so good, perfect! It was a blast. I wish everybody else would be as into it (agility) as I am. I like doing the courses.” Annette said. When asked if she will compete again she noted, “Of course I want to.” lso competing in her first agility trial was Joyce Ray and her Papillion Mary Ann. This team has been training and, was ready to go trial. Joyce was very excited and thrilled when her dog ran the courses with speed and accuracy, he CPE Trial was pure competition - but and will continue competing in future trials with a fun time for dogs and people. Annette this adorable dog. Spinetti thought her dog Colt was brilliant so eronica Selco entered her rescued Pit Bull, wanted to do more with him. She started taking Macho, who is 6 years old. This was their agility lessons and vowed to have the 19 month first agility trial. Veronica noted, “It was a fun and old dog ready for their first competition at the supportive environment. I entered because this is CPE Trial. She entered and was very happy with where we practice.” Veronica and Macho were the experience and results. “I really appreciate entered in three events each day. She qualified






in the same game both Saturday and Sunday. Before running the course she calculated the points, designed a course that would work for her and her dog; and off they went very proud to have run the course as planned.


nother competitor at the CPE Trial was Jodi Mull with her dog Cali. Cali is a mixed breed, mostly Dalmatian. Jodi is very proud of their results - “we were 2 for 2”, she noted with a big smile. Jodi and Cali have trialed at previous events but this showed her the great progress the team is making. Jodi also noted that she had fun and learned new skills, “I worked a lot of the trial Saturday, pole setting and leash running; Norah Strobel even had me help a little with course building. So, all in all, it was a really neat weekend.” She and her dog, Cali, are entered in the next CPE trial and will probably also compete in local AKC events. “One final thought---win or lose, Q or not, place or not, zoomies or not, I am in this with Cali to have fun and challenge ourselves,

oh....and it was really great seeing all our hard work and training prove itself with great results!” Jodi noted. “Yes the best part of competing were Cali’s Q’s, and seeing that Cali has matured since the last trials in April... in being around the other dogs, and of course her wonderful behavior on her runs.”


here were many entries in the CPE trial these are just a few to give a flavor of the fun and excitement. Follow our Vegas unLeashed as we bring you coverage of dog events. For more information on agility visit

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Dogs need fitness

The Fit Fur Life Treadmills are the best means of exercising dogs for athletic events, conformation, or general dog health. The dogs need fitness and weight management to live long and healthy lives. I f you are busy—working, family, friends, dog training, and the other commitments of life—and just don’t exercise you dog enough—this treadmill is the answer.

Buy the Fit Fur Life Treadmill that meets you dogs needs. It is best to pick your model by the length of your dogs stride. The product models include:

Small This model is ideal the smaller dogs in it easily stores away for small housing space as well. It will hold dogs up to 175 pounds.

Medium Ideal for dogs with a medium gate and holds dogs up to 220 pounds.

Superior Excellent choice for breeders, Kennel operators —and works for larger dogs with long stride. Holds dogs up to 253 pounds. While a machine ready to work your big dogs, it still folds for easy storage .

Professional This heavy duty machine is designed for frequent use by Dog Training Centers, Veterinary Practices, Physical Rehabilitation Units. It is ideal for dogs up to 300 pounds and can fit the longest striding breeds.


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Female Dogs: 1. Bella 2. Molly 3. Lucy 4. Maggie 5. Daisy 6. Sophie

7. Jack 7. Sadie 8. Toby 8. Chloe 9. Cody 9. Bailey 10. Buster 10. Lola 11. Duke 11. Zoe 12. Cooper 12. Abby 13. Riley 13. Ginger 14. Harley 14. Roxy 15. Bear 15. Gracie 16. Tucker 16. Coco 17. Murphy 17. Sasha 18. Lucky 18. Lily 19. Oliver 19. Angel 20. Sam 20. Princess 21. Oscar 21. Emma 22. Teddy 22. Annie 23. Winston 23. Rosie 24. Sammy 24. Ruby 25. Rusty

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Events 9/1.30 - Recycle a Phone, Rescue a Lab Barking Dogs / Lemontree / At Your Service Pet Supplies / Sit Means Sit (corporate) / The Soggy Dog / Valley Cheese & Wine Las Vegas Labrador Rescue will be accepting mobile phone (working or not) for recycling! Visit one of the participating locations to drop you phone off in the donation box. 9/8 - Tails & Trails 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd. at US 95 Tails & Trails will feature unguided hikes for humans and their canine friends (dogs only; sorry, no cats or other animals) on the Springs Preserve’s 3.65 miles of trails. There also will be demonstrations by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s K9 unit plus pet tricks in the amphitheater, and exhibitors and vendors with plenty of treats and goodies for pampered pooches. Admission is free. Regular admission prices will apply for access to museums and galleries. www. 9/13 – 50 States Tour 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Kelly Cardenas Salon 6015 S. Ft. Apache Road #160, Las Vegas The salon will be hosting master stylist, Patrick Lomantini on a 50 States Tour benefiting homeless animals and the Vegas Sheperd Rescue. Make appointments at 702 454-7993. 9/15 – K-9’s and Kitty’s 10 :00 am – 3:00 pm 8544 W. Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128 K-9’s and Kitty’s is hosting our very first Sushi Bar for Pets. You can buy some fresh Sushi to take home. There will be over 12 different flavors to select from. For more info contact 9/15 - Whiskers & Tails Twilight Motorcycle Raffle 4:30pm – 9:30pm Barking Dogs Self Wash 9325 S. Cimarron Rd. Ste #145, Las Vegas, NV This event is a fundraiser benefiting All Fur Love Animal Society & Vegas Shepherd Rescue. Registration begins at 4:30. The cost is $30/rider or $50/ couple. There are raffle prizes including restaurant GC, motorcycle gear, hotel stays, and show tickets!!! Following the motorcycle run there is an all you can eat dinner at Whiskey Dick’s on Craig Rd (N. LV). For more information contact Barking Dogs 702-247-9274 or Whiskey Dick’s 702-3993425. Visit or

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9/16 - 8th Annual Dog Daze of Summer 9:00–10:15 am / dogs 50 lbs. or less 10:30 am- 12:00 pm dogs 50 lbs. Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility 8275 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV (Spring Mountain & Durango) 8th Annual Dog Daze of Summer, Come bring your pooch for a dip and you can relax by the pool! Must show current proof of dog’s vaccinations. Dogs must be leashed while outside the facility. Sorry, no people will be permitted in the pool. We will feature raffles from local vendors and pet contests such as “Tallest Dog”, “Shortest Dog”, and “Funniest Pet Trick” awards. Admission is $5 per dog if registered in advance, or $10 at the door. All dogs must be dog and people friendly, be properly licensed, and owners must have proof of their pet’s vaccination. (702) 455-7798


9/15 - Henderson’s Doggie Paddle & Play Day 9:00 am -10:15 am / dogs 40 lbs. or less 10:30 am - 11:45 am / dogs 41–80 lbs.Noon - 1:15 pm /dogs over 80 lbs. Black Mountain Aquatic Complex 599 Greenway Road, Henderson, NV Black Mountain Aquatic Complex has a graduated entry, so dogs can walk in and out of the pool with ease. In addition to swimming, dogs and their human companions can take part in contests such as pet/owner look-alike, best pet outfit and funny pet tricks. Admission is $5 per dog if registered in advance, or $10 at the door. Registration is available online at or in person at any City of Henderson indoor pool or recreation center. Humans attend for free, but may not enter the water. All dogs must be dog and people friendly, be properly licensed, and owners must have proof of their pet’s


9/15 – Pawrty for P.A.W.S. Fundraiser 7:00 pm Petra Greek Taverna 440 South Rampart Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89144 Join us for an evening of cocktails, ap-paw-tizers, entertainment, silent auction, and pet adoptions.100% of the proceeds will benefit PAWS. Tickets are $60 in advance, or $70 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 702-666-0100 or visiting NOTE: This is a human only event. Petra Greek Taverna is located within Trivoli Village.

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Events 9/18 10th Annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days (RDOD) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The District at Green Valley Ranch Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club (VVDOC) will be hosting RDOD. There will be demos in Obedience and Rally. Attendance of various breed rescue groups with an opportunity to “Meet the Breed.” No cost Canine Good Citizenship testing (max. of 10.) Therapy information, kids program, free raffle, and much more. 9/20 – Agility Fun Runs 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Henderson Equestrian Park, 1200 Equestrian Drive, Henderson, NV 89002 Agility Training Event for you and your dog! Come run full courses just like at a trial. No treats in the ring, only kind corrections. LV Dice Members Free, Non- members $10.00 per dog. Email 9/20 - Yappy Hour 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Rumor Boutique Hotel 455 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV The best place to have some Cocktails, Yappatizers and live dj music while your dog makes some friends! Your dog will also enjoy the huge courtyard and free doggy goodie bags. All dog sizes and breeds welcome! Dogs must be friendly, obedient and up-to-date on all required vaccines. Management reserves the right to refuse entrance or remove any dog from the premises. 9/22 - Reading Circles With the Love Dogs 10:00 am – 11:00 am Rise Educational Resource Center 3460 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89120 Join a Reading Circle with your favorite Delta Society Pet Partner “Love Dog” and spend an hour reading a new story or book, learning about “your” dog and being a part of a Circle to encourage one another. There will be writing projects as well as creating our own stories. 9/28 & 29 - 3rd Annual Greyt Fall Rummage 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 8648 Cremona Drive, Las Vegas, NV Find a bargain or a special item, proceeds benefit the Greyhound Pet Adoption of Las Vegas. The rescue is also accepting donations and can be dropped off 2 weeks prior to the event.

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9/29 -Railroad Tunnels with Tailgate - 6:30 PM Historic Railroad Trail 268 Lake Shore Road, Boulder City, NV This is a fun hike, kids, and dogs are welcome. The hike will end to the 5th tunnel, bring a flashlight or headlamp as it will be turning dark. After, enjoy tailgating with hiking friends, bring a snack or dish to share and a chair to sit. Please RSVP tailgate item you are to bring. For more information visit with The Las Vegas Walking, Hiking & Adventurers Meetup via


9/30 Agility Information Session 12:30 am – 2:00 pm SmartyPaws 4161 N. Rancho Drive Suite 120, Las Vegas, NV The Las Vegas Dogs in Competitive Events (LV DICE) will be holding an information session to help you get ready for local agility trials. Learn how to enter your dog in trials, register dogs with different agility organizations, understand worker positions, and meet people in agility. For more information contact


9/29 – GRRSN Bar-B-Que Fundraiser 6:00 pm Doggie District Pet Resort 3223 North Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV Group friendly dogs are encouraged to attend, or join us for the BBQ without your dog. Cost is $10 per dog and the people eat free or $10, if you attend without your dog. Please pay at the door. (100% of the proceeds go to the Golden Retriever Rescue of So NV) Bring folding chairs. RSVP the number of people attending to:

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Events 10/11.14 – Western Regional Championships 8:00 am Texas Station 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 Hosted by DockDogs Worldwide, the event will feature Big Air, Speed Retrieve Wave, Extreme Vertical, or Iron Dog. Times vary. For more information visit 10/12.14 - Black Mountain Kennel Club 2012 All-Breed & Specialty Show Palace Station Hotel & Casino 2411 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102 View the various breeds of canines as they show their top qualities and distinct personalities at Black Mountain Club’s All Breed and Specialty Show. Show times vary for different breeds. www.blackmountainkennelclub. org/Events 10/13 – 9th Annual Hallo-Wiener - Races Start 11:00am Kellogg-Zahere Sports Complex 7901 West Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128 The Hallo-Wiener is the LV Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue’s largest event of the year. The event hosts a raffle with tons of fabulous prizes from our sponsors, a Silent Auction, Costume Contest, a Photographer, Music, Games, Food, Vendors, and of course Dachshund Races. This year we are going all small breed dogs under 25 lbs are welcom. The contests and races will be exclusive to Dachshunds and their owners. There will be an admission fee for non-members of $5 per adult, $3 per child (12 and under) & $3 per dog or $15 per family. 10/13.14 - USDAA Agility Trial 8:00 am Veteran’s Memorial Park 1650 Buchanan Blvd, Boulder City, NV 89005 Watch dogs of various breeds and sizes race through obstacles of the agility course. Exciting and fast paced. Dogs not competing must confer with trial regulations.

10/18 – Yappy Hour 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Rumor Boutique Hotel 455 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV The best place to have some Cocktails, Yappatizers and live dj music while your dog makes some friends! Your dog will also enjoy the huge courtyard and free doggy goodie bags. All dog sizes and breeds welcome! Dogs must be friendly, obedient and up-to-date on all required vaccines. Management reserves the right to refuse entrance or remove any dog from the premises. 10/20 - Reading Circles With the Love Dogs 10:00 am – 11:00 am Rise Educational Resource Center 3460 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89120 Join a Reading Circle with your favorite Delta Society Pet Partner “Love Dog” and spend an hour reading a new story or book, learning about “your” dog and being a part of a Circle to encourage one another. There will be writing projects as well as creating our own stories. www.cocothelovedog. com/wordpress/events

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10/13 - One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Charity 7:00pm – 10:00pm Silverton Hotel Casino 3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, NV Benefiting Noah’s Animal House. Enjoy unlimited appetizers, over 50 world class wines & sakes, & live poolside entertainment. Grape stomping contest, silent auction, & more. $45 advance; $50 at the door. (702) 385-0072


10/13 – 1st Annual PawCasso Charity Art Auction 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Petographique 2525 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway #15, Henderson, NV The 1st Annual Vegas Pawcasso Charity Art Auction is a fundraiser created to help Animal Rescue Organizations in their mission to save animals in our community. A wonderful evening of Silent & Live Auction, entertainment, food, & spirits all to help Animal Rescue Groups.

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Events 10/20 - Family, Fur & Fun Festival 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Exploration Park / Mountain’s Edge 9600 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89178 Benefiting the NSPCA the Festival is all about families and their pets. There will be interactive booths for children to experience pets hands-on, participate in crafts, activities, and educational presentations and demos. Raffles and adoptions from the Nevada SPCA available. 10/20 - Paw Prints Pet Supplies’s 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Paw Prints Pet Supplies 1000 North Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV Pet costume contest, treats, prizes, and more! For more info contact www. 10/20 – Howl-N-Whine Costume Contest – 12:30 pm The Soggy Dog 1450 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite C202, Henderson, NV Free Treat Bags while supplies last. Prizes for winners of the costume contest 1st through 6th place!! We have the best prizes....dont miss this event!!! In Store sale items!! More details to come! For info contact www.thesoggydog. com 10/20 – Pug-O-Rama 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Silver Springs Park 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy, Henderson, NV (Tentative) The Southern Nevada Pug Rescue will be hosting a picnic in the park to celebrate all the wonderful families affected by the Rescue. For more information visit 10/21 - Heaven Can Wait 12th Annual Lose a Pound With Your Hound Memory Walk Registration 9:00 am – Walk begins 10:00 pm W. Wayne Bunker Family Park 7351 W. Alexander Road, Las Vegas, NV 89129 Grab your leash and sneakers and join Heaven Can Wait in walking for a good cause. Walkers raise money for homeless animals by recruiting their own sponsors. (Dog-less walkers are also welcome!) After the walk, everyone relaxes and visits booths to meet and greet pet-related vendors 10/25.28 - Nevada Wildfest TBD Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 3700 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103 The Las Vegas DockDogs Competition held at the Nevada Wild Fest will consist of four contests. Anyone can come out, register his or her dog and

10/27-28 - Pahrump Valley Obedience Club AKC Obedience and Rally Trials 8:00 am Petrack Park – Area C – 150 S. Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048 Corner of Hwy 160 & Basin Road Dogs demonstrate the usefulness as a companion to humankind as handler teams are judged on how closely they match the judge’s mental picture of a theoretically perfect performance. Watch dogs as they execute a series of specified exercises and/or courses. 10/27 – Doggie Date Night Horror – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm At Your Service Pet Supplies 55 S. Valle Verde Parkway, Suite 300, Henderson, NV The 2nd Doggie Date Night, dress up the pups and head on down. Enter to wind Wagon Raffle. For more info contact www. 10/28 - Mugsy’s Muttster Bash – 1:00 pm Mugsy & Moxie’s Bully Couture 420 S. Rampart Blvd. #150, 2nd Floor above Brio Tivoli Village Las Vegas, NV Cupkates by Kate & The View Bar are bringing you healthy dog treats, Wine, Special Menu in the Name of Charity! Howl-O-Ween ALL BREED Dog Costume Contest (all dogs MUST be leashed at all times) to benefit charity. For more info visit or call 702-808-9339.

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10/26-28 - Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada Agility Trial First Run Starts 8:00 am Petrack Park – Area C – 150 S. Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048 Corner of Hwy 160 & Basin Road Agility is a sport that appeals to all dog lovers - from young people to senior citizens. It has great spectator appeal. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations. It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. Dog and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock. Dogs not competing must adhere to trial regulations.


compete in the DockDogs Competition at the Nevada Wild Fest.

Competition K9s

Follow the Course AKC RALLY

Article Written by Chris Card

So what is AKC Rally?


ally is an American Kennel Club event that is considered a stepping stone from the Canine Good Citizen program to obedience. Depending on the level, the sport encourages a dog and handler team to complete a numbered course consisting of 10-20 stations. What makes this sport enjoyable to a Novice handler, is the fact that a team may move at their own pace from station to station. Communication from the handler to the dog is encouraged. If the course is completed to a judge’s satisfaction, qualifications toward a title can be achieved. Although the event is timed, the highest score is only used as a tie breaker.

What is a Station?


station is simply a sign that tells the handler an obedience exercise for their dog to perform. For example, the sign may state “SitDown.” At this point, the handler is to stop, place the dog in a sitting position, then a down position. 48


Once, preformed, the handler can move the dog to the next station after a two second pause. There are several different obedience commands that are performed along the course and can consist of basic obedience, weaving through cones, and sending your dog over a small jump.

What are the levels of compeition?


here are 3 levels of competition in AKC Rally. Novice is the beginner level and all exercises are performed on leash. At this level the handler may clap their hands and pat their legs throughout the course. “On Your Advanced is the second level and hence, from Mark, Get Set Go!” the name, will have more difficult exercises. In this level, the dog competes on leash and exercises may include a jump or about U turns. Excellent is the highest level of AKC Rally and is the most challenging. In this class handlers may only talk to the dogs, no clapping or leg pats are allowed.

Titles Earned?


dog must earn 3 qualifying scores (green ribbons) under two different judges in order to receive a title and move up to the next level. The titles that can be earned which will follow the dogs registered name are:

The exercises in this class include backing up three steps while the dog stays in heel position or a moving down while the handler walks around the dog. Whatever level you and your dog competes, Rally adds confidence to the handler and their dog.

Rally Novice RN Rally Advanced RA Rally Excellent RE Rally Advanced Excellent RAE


ll dogs can train in the Sport of Rally Obedience, which promotes confidence to both handler and trainer alike. However, How is Rally scored? he scoring for all dog and handler teams depending on the Host Club competition may begins with 100 points. So as the be limited to AKC Registered dog. The next team moves through the Rally course points Obedience /Rally Trial will be held in October, Pahrump, NV with an additional competition are deducted for in November in Las Vegas, sponsored by the mistakes. A team Poodle Club of Las Vegas. For more details visit must have 70 points Vegas unLeashed event calendar. If compeition or more to earn a is not your goal, the Las Vegas area offers qualifying score. And training facilities as well as private trainers and as was stated earlier that will help your pup achieve the confidence the team with the in mastering this sport. So roll your furry friend highest score wins! off the couch. Rally just may be the sport for Placement ribbons you! are the same for all levels, but all qualifiers regardless of placement will receive a green qualifying ribbon.


First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place

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Rescue Spotlight

Greyhounds 101 Submitted By Judy Currier Greyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas


very infrequently receive greyhound puppies or dogs that have never been trained for the track, these are much more the exception than the rule. These ex-racers are very intelligent and adaptable dogs that fit easily into their new home environ-

he Greyhounds placed by adoption organizations including ours are generally retired, specially trained, professional ca- ment, following a brief adjustment period. They nine athletes who have competed at greyhound are eager to please and respond positively to the race tracks across the country. Although we may individual attention given them upon retirement.




reyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas (GPALV) is a 501(c)(3), Nevada Nonprofit Corporation established to promote adoption of retired racing greyhounds primarily in metropolitan Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Greyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving homes for greyhounds from dog tracks across the country. Through our community service work, we attempt to raise public awareness that these ex-racing purebred dogs make excellent loving pets and that they are available for adoption into qualified homes. We have successfully found homes for over 420 retired greyhounds!

The majority of ex-track greyhounds are quiet, clean, gentle, good-natured dogs who adapt and get along well with other animals and people. They seem grateful for their new homes and reward their new owners with never-ending affection.

at our Meet and Greets. As with any dog, individual activity levels vary depending on age, health and temperament. They do not require a great deal of space to run, as many people think, but they do need exercise and stimulation for a happy, well balanced life. Exercising with daily walks and occasional opportunities to run in a safe, reyhounds have been generally bred by fenced area is all that’s required. Inside the house, professional breeders who look for speed, they are known to be “Olympic Sleepers” so most endurance and even temperament. Breeders at commonly you will find them curled up on a soft “greyhound farms” pay close attention to the physical soundness and emotional disposition of the puppies. As a result, hereditary physical and temperament prob- lems have been avoided in the breed. For the first “Let A Greyhound year of their lives, Race Into Your puppies live togethHeart” er with their litter mates encouraging development into a well-balanced adult. They are handled frequently by breeders, trainers, kennel operators and other staff so they are surprisingly socialized to people and strangers. They usually have not been exposed to other breeds of dogs or bed, snoozing. They are also fondly referred to as cats until they enter retirement. “couch potatoes” spending most of the day relaxnce retired, greyhounds make terrific pets. ing and sleeping. Greyhounds can never be trustThey are affectionate, friendly dogs that ed off-lead in an unfenced area since they have thrive on attention and human companionship. been bred and trained to think independently Raised with their littermates and large numbers and chase objects of fascination! of greyhounds at the racetrack where they comreyhound males stand 26 to 30 inches tall peted for affection, greyhounds love becoming at the shoulder and weigh between 65 and the center of attention as companion pets. Due 85 pounds. Females stand 23 to 26 inches at to their nonthreatening nature they are not conthe shoulder and weigh 55 to 70 pounds. They sidered good watch dogs. come in a wide and wonderful spectrum of black, reyhounds are the fastest breed of dog but white, shades of brindle, fawn, red, blue or any they are sprinters without a lot of endur- astounding combination of these! ance. They are very laid back as you can observe Visit us at





Sept/oct 2012


Heritage Bark Park


Reviews by Robin Ritchie


rri ve a t t he ne w Ba rk Pa rk , a t tac h ed t o t he He ri t a ge Pa rk i n He nd e rs o n , an d yo u r p o o ch w i l l be p u l l i ng a t t he leas h t o engage i n t he activities this park has to offer. Barkules, a cute puppy mascot, greets visitors in the central plaza and invites your canine to join the fun.


esigned with the public in mind, the central plaza has cushy rubber mats shaped into dog paws, comfortable to both human and canine alike. Through ornamental fencing, dog owners get a chance to view what types of dogs are using any of the dog runs and choose an area that bests suits their dog. A smaller park for Fluffy, who feels comfortable among his smaller friends, and a larger space for Fido. The park also offers a combination space to accommodate both sizes. All parks include drinking fountains and shaded structures with whimsical dog bone shaped benches for hot summer days. Beautiful landscape walking trails are accessible from the plaza which connect neighborhoods, parks and community centers.


nique to the park is an agility course which allows dogs to jump, climb, weave, and teeter over and through obstacles. This year the park has accommodated furry canines who love to get wet by opening a splash pad, just for dogs….”no humans allowed.” The splash pad is open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm during the months from May – September. The park



hosts classes and programs. Upcoming for 2013 is the Annual “Bark In The Park,” sponsored by Heritage Humane Society. The event will feature a family–friendly pledge walk and festival. Bark Park is located at 350 S. Racetrack Rd. (at Burkholder Boulevard, entrance off of Burkholder). Park hours are 6:00 am – 10:00 pm with lighting available during evenings. For more information visit www.cityofhenderson/ parks/parks/heritage_bark_park.php Sources:

Barkules Greets Visitors

Sept/oct 2012



Rising Above Las Vegas Story & Photography by Robin Ritchie


une 2012, the vehicle ascends Route SR157 the temperature drops, and the dogs feel a sense of relief from the heat that the Las Vegas valley brings during the summer months. We pass views of Joshua trees, sandstone rock formations,and low shrubs, and the desert disappers and we enter into scenery of pine trees and mountain tops. As we enter the township of Mt. Charleston, we breath a sigh of relief, take in the clean mountain air, and relax in the fact that we are with our four legged companions, away from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.




hen you first arrive at the parking lot of Mary Jane Falls, you notice the beautiful gray limestone cliffs forested heavily with pine trees above. We grabbed our packs, plenty of water, and hooked the leashes to our company for the day, Rokee and Ellie Mae. Through the parking lot the dogs made their way to the trailhead of the Falls. They excitedly sniffed the ground finding small lizards along the way. Mary Jane Falls trail is nicely marked with a gravel path which for the first 0.7 miles climbs 450 feet. Along the way, our small group enjoys shade from the ponderosa pines, rocky mountain maples, and white fir trees. The leaves of the quaking aspens make a surreal sound as the cool breeze passes through their branches. s we hike our way toward the falls, we stop to rest on fallen logs along the trail and give our dogs plenty of water. The breaks are well served, and the dogs are ready to be on the move again. The trail continues to a fork in the road. Mary Jane Falls jogs to the right at the fork, and we spot the small brown sign with the word “trail” and an arrow pointing right indicating the correct path.


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fter about 100 feet the trail cuts sharply back to the right and follows a series of switchbacks for about .63 miles. Approximately twelve switchbacks were created to help hikers up to the base of the limestone headwall. Although a fairly strenuous climb, the views of the canyon below combined with the awe inspiring tree lined mountains are breathtaking. Once at the base of the lime-

Safety Tips When Hiking with Fido From Hike With Your Dog

Summer’s the season to be outdoors. But for dogs the warm weather isn’t necessarily the best time for a hike. Keep these 7 tips in mind when you make that summer hike with your dog: Leash your dog. This is a safety factor to people as well as other dogs you may encounter along the trail. Keep Water Available. Aways make sure your dog has access to fresh water. Always. Beware of insect bites. If your dog is bitten or stung, remove the stinger and watch the site for an allergic reaction. If multiple stings occur, take the animal to the vet.

Echo Canyon

stone headwall, the trail runs north for 0.27 miles to the base of the falls, which are located in the back of the canyon. There are some stone stairs that may be loose, and parts of the trail along this section are heavily damaged, therefore, take the needed precautions.


ur trail opens onto a vast canyon where from the entrance we can view the falls. Far overhead, springs produce water which cascade over the cliffs and

Dogs don’t sweat. Their only way to reduce body heat is by panting. If your dog begins to labor or his tongue gets abnormally pink - cut your hike short. Check your dog. After your hike check for fleas and ticks. Caution with summer heat. Try to avoid strenuous exercise with your dog on extremely hot days and refrain from physical activity when the sun’s heat is most intense. Never leave your dog unattended. Direct sunlight or a closed vehicle can lead to heatstroke, brain damage or death. Signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, drooling, rapid pulse and fever. Immediately immerse the dog in cool water and seek emergency veterinary assistance.


Above: Stairway to Mary Jane Falls Upper Right. Western Columbine Lower Right Stream Orchid

down the falls. Some remains of winter snow lie at the base of the cave from which the water flows. Rokee immediately goes to investigate, while Ellie Mae spots a small Palmer Chipmunk running among the large rocks overhead. Although it is June, there is the sound of water splashing into the small pools below and we are beckoned to take a break for lunch on a fallen log overlooking the valley below. After lunch, we explore the canyon, and take snapshots of the green foliage and small wildflowers. Our final destination leads us to a cave about 400 feet farther past the falls. Up the rocks and inside the cave we find some small stalactites, and an unprecedented view of Mary Jane Falls. With our destination reached, we retraced our steps back to the trailhead.

T Directions from Las Vegas: TRAILHEAD: I-15 N from Las Vegas to 95 N towards Reno, W on SR 157 (Mt. Charleston - Kyle Canyon) continue past the hotel, 2 miles W of USFS ranger station, to Echo Road. This is where the road curves sharply to the left to head up into old town and the lodge. Instead, continue to the right (almost straight) as it becomes Echo Road. Turn left at the fork (signed) onto the gravel road and park at the trailhead. There are RR at this parking area and it is also the trailhead for Big Falls.

his is a fairly strenuous trail that climbs almost 1,100 feet in 1.6 miles. Stay on all trails and do not cut switchbacks, as this damages the trail and the vegetation, which makes things worse for everyone. Follow the rules and regulations, and remember, pack it in, pack it out. Source:

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Keep your dog from boredom and expend some of Fido’s pent up energy by enjoying one of the many parks Las Vegas and the surrounding communities have to offer. Fido will stay fit, and you’ll have a calmer pooch on your hands.


he Gardens Park located in the South Summerlin area offers a 20acre Garden Park. Paths for walking your pup wind through three distinct areas. There is a play area with court games and a playground which attract many young children. A large open field which dogs can explore, sniff and run on a long lead expands in the middle of the park. Additional areas which surround the Gardens Park Community Center include paths that lead dog walkers under large shady trees, and through several gardens which feature fantasy-like bush mazes. Sit with Fluffy and enjoy the activity that this park has to offer, such as bocce, shuffleboard and horseshoes. Or cheer on a game of basketball or volleyball. The paths are lit for night time walking. On October 6th,The Gardens holds its annual Pumpkin Festival, typically for children, but if your dog is socialized, grab your camera and take a picture of Fluffy near a Halloween pumpkin. Beware that Tuesdays are an extremely busy day at the Park due to the weekly Farmer’s Market, and there is a busy road along the west side of the park. Remember to be responsible by keeping your dog on a leash, be considerate of activities that are sponsored by the park, and clean up after pooch. Keep the park enjoyable for all alike, canine and human. Getting there: From I-215 exit Town Center Drive and head north. The park is located on the right, 10401 Garden Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV For more information visit, Sept/oct 2012



ust this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

here are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.


ll the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

Molly April 26, 2010

Taylor “Made for Me� July 27, 2012

Pj Skehan September 10, 2011


hey all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.


ou have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...

TT December 23, 2011

Rescues & Shelters

Boulder City Animal Shelter (702) 293-9283 810 Yucca Street, Boulder City, NV 89005 City of Mesquite Animal Shelter 795 Hardy Way Mesquite, NV 89027 Phone: (702) 346-5268 (voicemail)


Henderson Animal Shelter (702) 267-4970 300 E. Galleria Henderson, Nevada 89011-1903

AFGHAN HOUND - Club of America Rescue 1-877-AFRESCU (877) 237-3728

Little Friends Foundation (702) 463-9995 6631 Surrey Street Las Vegas, NV 89119

AIREDALE - Club of America Rusty LaFrance (702) 656-2736

Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) (702) 873-7722 The Animal Foundation 655 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Phone: (702)-384-3333

Adopt A Rescue Pet (702) 591-6469 (702) 798-8663 Best Friends (435) 644-2001 Fax: (866) 401-2259 Betty Honn’s Animal Adoptions (702) 361-2484 (702) 361-5137 Colossal Canine Care (702) 400-8832

ALASKAN MALAMUTE - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** AMERICAN ESKIMO - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** AUSTRALIAN CATTLEDOG - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** BASSET HOUND - Las Vegas Basset Rescue Kathleen Delaney (702) 232-8480 BEAGLE RESCUE (702) 493-9779 BEARDED COLLIE & MIXES Gena (702) 498-0416

Foreclosed Upon Pets (702) 272-0010

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB Suzanne Spradlin (775) 751-6412

Heaven Can Wait Society (702) 227-5555

BICHON-FRISE Small Paws Rescue Home (702) 837-6197 Cell (702) 378-2752 (702) 732-7282

Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (702) 434-2009 Noah’s Animal House (Pets and Women’s Shelters program) (702) 385-0072 ext. 126 Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation (928)565-BARK FAX: (928) 565-2298 Second Chance Animal Rescue (702) 885-9077 Symphony Animal Foundation Those Left Behind Foundation (702) 768-8523 or (702)630-8523 We Care For Animals (702) 346-3326 All Fur Love Animal Society (702) 362-5617 Clark County Feral Cat Colony Central Sponsor Colucci's Animal Trappers & Savers Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions (702) 533-3440 Paws 4 Love Pet Rescue Ph: (702) 560-8622 BIRDS (702) 856-3300 (702) 635-7137 Pigeon and Dove Rescue (702) 526-3496 Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary FERRETS (702) 943-0848 (702) 564-9223 Border Fairies Ferret Rescue HORSES Dream Chaser Ranch Horse Rescue (775) 513-0945 (702) 452-5853 Shiloh Charitable Trust (702) 480-8906



BORDER COLLIE - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** BOSTON TERRIER - Rescue of Southern NV Lou (702) 407-9454 E-mail: BULLDOG (ENGLISH VARIETY) Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network, Inc. (702) 645-2201 CAVALIER - Rescue Vegas Teri Koehler (702) 204-6200 COCKER SPANIEL Recovery Foundation, Inc. (702) 419-6825 Las Vegas Cocker Spaniel Rescue (702) 461-2581 or (702) 736-1578 COLLIE - Southwest Collie Rescue (480) 507-7996 or (602) 525-3313 cell DACHSHUND Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club & Rescue (702) 373-3309 On My Way Home Dachshund Rescue (702) 528-6212 DACHSHUND & DOBERMAN PINSCHER Brenda Borelli (702) 256-0321 (702) 256-0862 DOBERMAN PINSCHER - Doberman Rescue of Nevada (702) 672-7204 ENGLISH MASTIFF Friends of Rescue Mastiffs (253) 884-2930 ENGLISH, GORDON, IRISH, RED AND WHITE SETTERS (702) 630-3628 (702) 460-1345 ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL – Rescue ESRA web: Cell: (480) 844-2871 SENIOR ENGLISH SPANIELS Mary (702) 300-2808 FOX TERRIER - Adopt A Rescue Pet **

FRENCH BULLDOG Andrea (209) 691-FBRN GERMAN SHEPHERD German Shepherd Rescue of Las Vegas, LLC (775) 910-1640 Vegas Shepherd Rescue (702) 706-7437 GOLDEN RETRIEVER Rescue So. Nevada (GRRSN) Phone (702) 598-GOLD Fax (702) 920-8768 GREYHOUND GPALV Greyhound Pet Adoption Las Vegas (702) 630-6390 or (702) 392-5822 Claudia & the Greyhound Gang (435) 644-2903 JACK RUSSELL TERRIER - Adopt A Rescue Pet LABRADOR - Las Vegas Labrador Rescue NEWFOUNDLAND & NEWFMIXES Wa-Hya's Special Breed Rescue (702) 400-8278 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG Gena 702) 498-0416 Jane (310) 392-3366 PIT BULL Bullie Buddies of Las Vegas (702) 845-3393 Incred-A-Bull (702) 546-5454 Adopt A Rescue Pet ** POMERANIAN - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** PUG - Southern Nevada Pug Rescue (SNPR) (702) 883-0740 Valerie RAT TERRIERS - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Vicki (702) 451-6177 SAINT BERNARD Sin City Saint Rescue Oli Lewis (702) 896-1049 SAMOYED - Nevada Samoyed Rescue SCHNAUZER - GIANT Valley of the Sun Giant Schnauzer Rescue (602) 212-6775 Standard Schnauzer Club of America Kathleen S.UT & NV 435.986.0208 SHAR PEI Pei People Shar Pei Rescue, Inc. SHETLAND SHEEPDOG Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada & Rescue (702) 564-6963 (702) 363-0779 Arizona Sheltie Rescue (480) 507-7996 (602) 525-3313 SIBERIAN HUSKY - Adopt A Rescue Pet ** VIZSLA - Las Vegas Vizsla Rescue Kita Morris (702) 459-6284 WEIMARANER - The Las Vegas Weimaraner Club & Rescue (702) 280-6946 WHITE TERRIER (WESTIE) - (619) 579-6395 WHIPPET - Rescue and Placement - WRAP PET AWARENESS & WELFARE SERVICES (PAWS) (888) PAWSLV-1 or (702) 666-0100 ** 702-591-6469 702-798-8663

The Couch Potato



Animal Planet TV Listings For The Pooch to Tired to Pant


Bad to the Bone Premiering Sept, 10 at 10 PM E/P From a truck honking delivery dog to a monkey with plenty of attitude to a sleepwalking dog that runs into walls, this episode of Bad Dog! documents just how far pets can push their owners and still get unconditional love. It’s Me or the Dog Sep 15, 10:00 am (60 minutes) Victoria Stilwell faces a herd of spoiled Chihuahuas and a harried dog owner, who desperately needs to repair the strained relationship with her alienated children.TV-PG, CC Wild Things and Pet-ty Crimes Premiering Sept, 17 at 10 PM E/P A crooning piano playing dog goes up against a trampoline busting pet buffalo as well as a dog that will eat everything and anything in sight. Who will be crowned this week’s Baddest Dog? Find out!

Crafty Critters and Pesky Pets Premiering Sept, 24 at 10 PM E/P This week’s list of the baddest of the bad includes a dog that doesn’t know when to stop to a turtle that refuses to slow down to an escape artist with ulterior motives. Who’s the Boss? Premiering Oct, 1 at 10 PM E/P In this week’s episode of Bad Dog! meet a dog that will go to great lengths to get some food, a goose that will take a bite out of anyone in her vicinity and Denver, the dog with the guiltiest smile of all. Klepto K-9’s and Escape Artists Premiering Oct, 8 at 10 PM E/P From a dog that will eat the rug out from under you, to a pet anteater that will steal your heart, to Lucky the escape artist dog who will take us on a journey you have to see to believe, this week’s episode of Bad Dog! searches the country for the baddest pets!

Sept/oct 2012


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