Rhodes Ranch to host Pawfest April 19

Rhodes Ranch, a master-planned community in the southwestern valley, will host the third annual It's A Dog's Day Out Pawfest event April 19 at The R-Club, said Ryan Soucie, director of sales for the community's developer Rhodes Homes.

Rhodes Ranch residents and their families are invited to enjoy a day of outdoor fun with their dogs and participate in a number of activities, contests and demonstrations.

Pawfest begins at 11 a.m. and Rhodes Ranch residents are welcome to bring their families and friends. In addition to the vendors and demonstrations, there will also be a pet parade for the animals and residents of Rhodes Ranch.

"Pawfest is a fun event and provides an opportunity for the many dog owners in Rhodes Ranch to get together and showcases their pet's talents," Soucie said. "Not to mention the residents really enjoy dressing up their dogs for the different contests. We always have a great turnout for this event."

Dog owners and their pets will once again be able to enter contests including Best Bad Hair Day, Best Golfing Outfit, Best Vegas Outfit, Most Talented Pooch and the popular Best Dog/Owner Look-Alike Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each contest and Rhodes Ranch residents interested in participating are asked to stop by The R-Club to pick up a registration form.

Volunteers from the local Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals office will be on hand at the event with several animals available for adoption to loving homes. Pawfest attendees are also asked to bring new and gently used pet items to the event to be donated to the Nevada SPCA to help with the many animals the organization cares for at its shelter.

Rhodes Ranch's Women's Club, a nonprofit group that organizes many of the events hosted at Rhodes Ranch each year, will be sponsoring the food for the event as well as door prize drawings.

Rhodes Homes is selling homes in six neighborhoods at Rhodes Ranch: The Collection, Palms Bay, Pacific Mist, The Majors, The Fairways and The Irons. They range from 1,467 to 4,138 square feet. Home prices begin in the mid-$200,000s.

Residents have access to the award-winning Rhodes Ranch Golf Club, 35,000-square-foot recreation center, 13,000-square-foot Fun Zone Water Park and miles of walking trails and neighborhood parks.

The R-Club recreation center features a great room, fitness center, full-length basketball court, two racquetball courts, library, craft room, billiards room and multi-purpose room. Residents can participate in a variety of group classes including Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, total body conditioning and circuit training in the group exercise room.

The Fun Zone water park is a 13,000-square-foot lagoon pool with wading areas, a 10,000-square-foot water park with three speed slides, five kid slides, rope bridges, multiple squirt gun stations and a 1,000-gallon bucket that fills and tips over every five minutes.

It also includes a 25-meter lap pool, two eight-person spas, a 12-person group spa, four large covered cabanas, one lighted basketball court, two sand volleyball courts, four lighted tennis courts and a children's playground with activity structures.

The Rhodes Ranch Golf Club has become one of the hottest golf destinations in Las Vegas. Designed by renowned architect Ted Robinson, the par-72 course was named a Best Value by Vegas Golfer magazine.

To visit Rhodes Ranch, take Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, to Durango Drive and then go south to Rhodes Ranch Parkway. Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit rhodeshomes.com.