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Car dealership hosting animal adoption fair

Towbin Dodge will be hosting a adoption drive for the Animal Foundation this weekend.

The adoption drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Towbin Dodge, 275 Auto Mall Drive in Henderson.

The car dealer will host a variety dogs from the Lied Shelter in its showroom in an effort to get people to adopt one. The co-owner of the dealership will also pay for a potion of each adoption fee.

Each year, the Animal Foundation houses more than 45,000 lost, unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals in Las Vegas. It is the largest open-admission animal shelter in Nevada.

Dogs and Owners Invited to Next Top Dog Event

Dogs and Owners Invited to Next Top Dog Event


Dog lovers and their pets are encouraged to come to The District at Green Valley Ranch for the 2nd annual Next Top Dog event.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday and will feature a doggie fashion show, dog obedience information and the announcement of the winner of photo contest.

So far, more than 300 people in southern Nevada have submitted photos of their beloved dogs. Staff from The District and Desert Companion magazine will pick the winner.

The prize package includes a feature in the June issue of Desert Companion, a $100 gift card to The District and a gift basket from Flea Bag's Barkery & Bow-Tique.


Bark in the Park Celebrates 10 Years

Bark in the Park Celebrates 10 Years


Time to get your mutt out of the house again for some fun in Henderson.

The City of Henderson will host the 10th annual Bark In the Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.

Admission is free and leashed dogs are allowed.

Bark In the Park features contests, vendor booths, entertainment, and demonstrations by the City of Henderson Police Department K-9 Unit and Atomic Dogs. Pet adoptions will also be available on-site.

“More than 500 dogs have been adopted at Bark In the Park over the last nine years, which means some wonderful animals have found their forever homes and many families have had their lives enriched too,” Mayor Andy Hafen said.

All dogs must be leashed and be handled by a person at least 10 years of age. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Helps Bella

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Helps Bella

Bella, 6, came into our lives as a foster dog on the day after Christmas 2009 but even on the short ride from the hospital to our home, I already knew she would be staying with us. Her physical condition on that day was just pitiful, but not her spirit.

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Henderson Restaurant Supply will partner with Adopt a Rescue Pet (ARP) on a silent auction and raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. on April 28 at Tommy Rocker’s Mojave Beach Bar & Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Dr.

ARP has a $70,000 balloon payment due May 1, and proceeds from the event will assist in meeting the $70,000 obligation. Closure of the sanctuary would be disastrous to the approximately 300 pets in the ARP program that would be immediately displaced and may face euthanasia if not re-homed, not to mention pets that need placement in the future that might have nowhere to go. Any funds raised over and above the necessary $70,000 will be allocated to veterinary care for animals entering into ARP programs or awaiting medical sterilization prior to adoption.

Event organizers are seeking donated auction/raffle items for the event through April 26, including gift baskets, gift/product certificates and services.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.