Pawfest leaves prints at Rhodes Ranch

Rhodes Ranch’s third annual Pawfest event brought several hundred residents together for a day of fun with their canine friends. The event was held April 19 at Rhodes Ranch, a master-planned golf community in the southwest part of the valley.

Pawfest attendees were able to meet KVBC News 3 Weatherman John Fredericks and his dog LJ, and volunteers from the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were on hand with several animals available for adoption. Rhodes Ranch residents donated items to help Nevada SPCA with its local shelter.

“We want to thank John Fredericks and LJ for attending this year’s Pawfest event. The residents enjoyed seeing John again and meeting his new puppy LJ,” said Ryan Soucie, director of sales for developer Rhodes Homes.

Rhodes Ranch’s Women’s Club sponsored the food for Pawfest and presented LJ with a bandana with the embroidered message, “To LJ from Rhodes Ranch.” More than a dozen vendors also participated in the event, offering products ranging from pet supplies to clothing and gifts.

The Southern Nevada Health District was also on hand to provide information on what to do for pets in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

In addition to the vendors and demonstrations, there were also contests and a parade for the animals and residents of Rhodes Ranch.

“Pawfest is one of those events that Rhodes Ranch residents really get into and support. They enjoy dressing their pets up for the contests and joining the festivities,” Soucie said. “This year, more than 35 pets participated in the 11 contests, including Best Bad Hair Day, Most Talented and Best Dog/Owner Look-alike.”

Rhodes Homes is selling in six neighborhoods at Rhodes Ranch: The Collection, Palms Bay, Pacific Mist, The Majors, The Fairways and The Irons neighborhoods. Home prices begin in the low $200,000s.

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

The R-Club recreation center features a 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 and kickboxing.

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, 12-person spa, four covered cabanas, two sand volleyball courts, four lighted tennis courts and a children’s playground.

The par-72 Rhodes Ranch Golf Club was designed by renowned golf-course architect Ted Robinson. It 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. The sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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