North Las Vegas PIO Patrick Walker talks about a house fire in North Las Vegas where a mother, her child and 41 dogs were rescued on Sept. 24, 2019. (Max Michor/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Once known as vet techs, students at the College of Southern Nevada are now on a path to becoming veterinary nurses as CSN joins other institutions nationwide in a push to define and expand the profession. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
When taking them on walks just isn’t enough, there are plenty of dog parks sprinkled throughout the Las Vegas Valley where dogs can play and owners can get to know the other pet parents in their area. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
If you’ve been to a Las Vegas Aviators game, you’ve probably seen Finn the Bat Dog. Well now, Finn is giving the Las Vegas Review-Journal an inside look on his daily routine and what it takes to get ready for a hard day at work.
The Animal Foundation is offering a new adoption special to find homes for pets who were never reclaimed by their owners after July 4th. They gave free pet adoptions that included spay/neuter surgery, microchip and up-to-date vaccines. This latest promotion is one of the foundation’s efforts to save all healthy and treatable animals in their care. The foundation provides refuge for thousands of animals throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
The Animal Foundation said Monday 38 puppies and an adult dog that were being treated for a parvovirus infection after being rescued on Friday will be treated at other facilities. (Animal Foundation video and Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Urban Underdogs provides things like food, water and booties to dogs of the Las Vegas homeless. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
In May, the Las Vegas Animal Foundation took in more dogs and cats than it has in any other month over the past five years. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal
Lazy Dog, among Las Vegas restaurants that allow dogs, is probably the most accommodating, with free bowls of water and a doggy menu. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
As temperatures start to rise in the Las Vegas area, people are heading outside for various activities. Possibly hiking and maybe with a dog. People and pets aren’t the only creatures coming out of their winter homes – so are snakes. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Animal Foundation is preparing its prime pups for their 16th annual Best in Show event, which takes place at the end of April. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Hydrant Club in downtown Las Vegas, is a social club for dogs and their people. Recently the club started hosting dog yoga. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
On Tuesday, The Animal Foundation opened the doors to its new Engelstad Foundation Adoption center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Catahoula dogs were brought to The Animal Foundation after being rescued from home in Moapa Valley.
52 pups found forever homes after the Best in Show event
The real cost of getting a dog is more than just the dog’s purchase price — long-term costs need to be considered as well. GOBankingRates conducted a study to find out which 30 breeds are the most expensive dogs to own. Factors that were considered included the dog’s purchase price, grooming expenses and potential health care costs for common issues faced by the breed. Here are the top 5: 1. The Tibetan Mastiff is the most expensive dog breed to own with average purchase price of $3,000. 2. Black Russian Terriers are one of the most expensive dog breeds money can buy, with an average price of $2,000. 3. If possible, you might want to considering adopting a Portuguese Water Dog instead of buying one — its purchase price averages a sky-high $2,500. 4. A gentle giant, the Irish Wolfhound is one of the most expensive dog breeds to buy and own, with an average price tag of $1,900. 5. Often described as the perfect family dog, buying a purebred Golden Retriever will cost you around $1,500.
Dogs have taken over Las Vegas Strip hotels The Venetian and Palazzo debuted a “Year of the Dog” display on Jan. 12 At the center of the display in the Waterfall Atrium is a 16-foot tall Chinese Shar-Pei, named Vincenzo Li. The Chinese Shar-Pei symbolizes good fortune and protection. There are 9 other Shar-Peis throughout the resort, and a 3-foot tall bunny hidden near the main dog. *quote* The display can be seen through early March.