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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Manzanita
Manzanita acts like a shy girl, but it is just a façade. She’s actually a loving girl who thinks getting scratched is the best. Once she gets to know you, she will greet you with loving rubs and purrs of affection. Won’t you consider adding this sweetheart to your family?
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Fundraiser gives animal lovers ‘paws’
One of the most terrifying things for an animal lover to see is a shelter full of homeless pets. It’s like a haunted house. Now imagine spending a night in such a shelter. You wouldn’t spend a night in a haunted house, would you?
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Missing Pet of the Week
This neutered, male, fawn and black pygmy goat of unknown age has been at the shelter since Dec. 10.
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A dog’s Christmas ‘tail’ of love
Christmas was always a special time of year for me, filled with extra meaning since I was born on Christmas Day and my little girl came into my life on Christmas Day in 1993.
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Shop the Summit and adopt a pet
Celebrate Home 4 the Holidays by adopting a new best buddy from Nevada Humane Society’s temporary adoption center at The Summit in south Reno, Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Come visit with friendly dogs, playful cats and kittens, loving puppies or maybe even a rabbit. The Nevada Humane Society storefront is located between Hollister and Sunglass Hut, near Starbucks. “Thanks to The Summit, homeless pets are ...
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Keeping the holidays jolly for pets
With the holiday season in full swing, it is especially important for pet owners to keep their friends in mind as they cook, decorate and celebrate.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Ermin
Ermin might look like a big dog, but he is still just a fun-loving puppy. He loves toys, fetching and play time.
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Missing Pet of the Week
This male, white and black Hampshire pig is of unknown age. He has been at the shelter since Nov. 26.
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Celebrities to sleep in kennels to raise $10K for homeless pets
The Nevada Humane Society will remain open for pet adoptions Saturday night, as local celebrities and volunteers spend the night in shelter kennels to raise money and awareness for homeless pets as part of the In Their Paws event.
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Missing Pet of the Week
This cat was found on Nov. 14 but has not been surrendered to the shelter. It is domestic medium-hair of unknown age. If you are the cat’s owner, call Washoe County Regional Animal Services at 353-8900 and the shelter staff will help you get in touch with the finder. Reference ID No. A174303. People who have lost or are missing a pet can search a database of pets that have been found. Visit www.petharbor.com to look for a lost or missing pet.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Yakki
Yakki is a herding dog by breed, very active and smart and ready to go at a moment’s notice. She would love to be with someone who understands the herding characteristics and would do best in a home where she can be your only pet. Yakki is looking for someone who likes having fun as much as she does. Contact the Nevada Humane Society for more details or to meet Yakki. Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive Through Jan. 2, help NHS find homes f...
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Be pet prepared in case of fire
People can take measures to keep pets safe in emergencies
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Caroling and pictures with Santa Paws at NHS
The community is invited to join the Nevada Humane Society’s Home 4 the Holidays festivities from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday for pet photos with Santa Paws, caroling by a variety of local elementary and middle schools and plenty of holiday goodies. Nevada Humane Society is asking for the help of the community in reaching the goal of finding homes for 1,200 pets during the Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive, which runs through Jan. 2....
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Woman saves dozens of dogs from kill shelters, puppy mills
CARLISLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — When Amy Hunt comes home from work each day, she’s greeted by six, or sometimes more, of her closest friends. They all stick by her side, sometimes literally, while the others follow her around her farm, hungry for attention. Hunt, 32, is the face behind a dog rescue operation out of Carlisle Township, and in the last five years she’s saved more than 500 dogs — mostly Jack Russell terriers — from kill shelters around ...
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Holiday roads and traveling with pets
No doubt, millions will trek to the abodes of family and friends as the holiday season approaches. Just how many are traveling with Fido this holiday season? PetRelocation.com recently released the results of its first Holiday Pet Travel Survey of more than 7,000 pet owners worldwide. Sixty-three percent said they travel at least 50 miles with their pets during the holidays. In some states, seat belts are mandatory for dogs. From a safety pers...
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Scraps Dog Bakery to expand its Reno store
RENO — Scraps Dog Company & General Store will open an expanded location at 7675 S. Virginia St., Suite A, at the beginning of 2011. Owner Travis Wong said the larger store is at the other end of the Longley West Plaza where Scraps has been open for seven years. The new location will occupy 6,000 square feet, an expansion of 3,600 square feet from the current store’s size. “It’s kind of one of those things where these (companies) keep coming u...
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Adoptable Pet of the Week Gomez: Gomez
Gomez’s knowing eyes wisely predict all the love he has to share. He is a happy cat, satisfied spending time with you playing or maybe just enjoying a quiet moment together. If you are busy, Gomez is just fine spending time on his own, napping in a warm spot in the sun. Can you make room in your heart and home for this loving, easygoing guy? Call the Nevada Humane Society at 856-2000. Bring a pet home for the holidays The Nevada Humane Society...
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Missing Pet of the Week: Emitt
Emitt is a neutered male, chocolate and white Labrador retriever and Great Dane. He is estimated to be 8 years old. He has been at the shelter since Sunday. Emitt’s owner will need a picture ID (such as a driver’s license) to redeem him. Reference ID No. A102396. In some cases, additional proof of ownership might be required, such as the pet’s picture or registration records. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required for all dogs, cats...
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No Bones About the Holidays
Help pets enjoy a safe Thanksgiving by monitoring their extra treats
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Missing Pet of the Week
This cat is a black and white domestic shorthair of unknown age. It has been at the Washoe County Regional Animal Services shelter since Oct. 29. The cat’s owner must bring a picture ID (such as a driver’s license) to redeem it. In some cases, additional proof of ownership may be required such as the pet’s picture or registration records. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required for all dogs, cats and ferrets in Nevada. Reference ID N...
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