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AAA picks best cars for pet safety
With more than 80 percent of dog owners bringing their canine companions in the car, dog lovers are looking at more than just engine specs and cup holders when buying a new vehicle.
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Giant cat goes for world record
Cat lovers held Stewie aloft as he stretched out and allowed himself to be measured from nose to tail at the Nevada Humane Society on Saturday.
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Animals and people win at humane society duck race
In its first year as the beneficiary of the local Truckee River duck race, the Nevada Humane Society adopted out all 10,000 little yellow quackers to raise funds for its animal shelter.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Sunny
Sunny is a playful dog who is looking for an active family who will play with her and make sure she gets exercise on a regular basis. She is a young dog, and is looking for someone who can show her the ropes and teach her to be a good dog. She has been crate trained.
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Missing pet of the week
White boy is a male, black and white labrador retriever and pit bull terrier. He is estimated to be 1 year and 9 months old.
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Bark at the moon
Come to Ark after Dark on Sept. 25 at Animal Ark Wildlife Animal Sanctuary & Nature Center.
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Rubber duckies invade the river
Even if it is just for the afternoon, the Nevada Humane Society (NHS) is asking the public to adopt ducks — rubber ducks — to send floating down the Truckee River on Sunday.
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Dog play day Sunday at Spanish Springs water park
Dogs will get their annual water play day at the Melio Gaspari Water Play Park in Spanish Springs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Prissy
Prissy is an affectionate, outgoing cat. She is great with people and would love to have a feline companion. She is good with children and likes to be held and carried. She also qualifies for the Seniors-for-Seniors program.
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Missing Pet of the Week
I am a black tropical fish of unknown age. I was lost, potentially left at a foreclosed on home, but my owner did not claim me so I am now available for rescue by a Washoe County Regional Animal Services Rescue Organization or for adoption through the Nevada Humane Society.
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Safety goes out the window
Apartment living can mean pet-proofing the place for the animal's well being
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Pet of the week: Chiquita
Chiquita is a sweet, older dog. She is very affectionate and loves to give and get attention and would love to have a canine companion. If you are looking for a relaxed, easy-going dog, Chiquita is the perfect candidate. She also qualifies for the Seniors-for-Seniors Adoption Program.
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Missing Pet of the Week
I am a tricolor Guinea pig and my age is unknown. I was lost but my owner has not found me so I am now available for rescue by a Washoe County Regional Animal Services Rescue Organization or for adoption through the Nevada Humane Society.
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Dine Out to help the Nevada Humane Society on Saturday
On Saturday, Marie Callender’s will host a Dine Out event to benefit the animals at Nevada Humane Society.
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Pet blessing ceremony
All dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, turtles, bunnies and other creatures are invited to the Annual Community Pet Blessing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4685 Lakeside Drive.
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Tails from the road
When Doug and Dianemarie Collins get ready to take a trip, they go down their packing checklist: toothbrush, socks, pajamas, razor, dog.
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Adoptable pet of the week: Big Ed
Big Ed is full of big love. Easygoing and mellow, he is happy to hang out and be your new best friend. But don’t let that fool you — Ed loves to play.
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Missing pet of the week
Paula is a female, tricolor basset hound. She is estimated to be 3 years old. Paula has been at the shelter since Monday.
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Out of sight
Advice to help pet owners with their animal’s vision problems
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Hailey
Hailey is a sweet-faced girl looking for a quiet home. New situations sometimes make her nervous, so it might take a little time for her to warm up to you. Once she is comfortable, she will be your affectionate, devoted companion. Hailey would do best in an adults-only home where she can be your one and only pet. Hailey also qualifies for the Seniors-for-Seniors adoption program. Won’t you take Hailey home today? Hot Cars, Cool Cats adoption p...
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