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Adoptable pet of the week: Melville
Melville is a very affectionate and loving kitty who enjoys spending time with people. He is a fan of catnip and long naps in the sun. Melville loves being held and would love to snuggle into your arms. Won’t you make Melville part of your family today? The Price is Right Adoption Promotion Through March 3, adult cats are $0  to $10 and adult dogs are $0 to $20 (4 months and older, excluding kittens and some specially priced dogs). Also, join ...
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Missing pet of the week: Kikko
My name is Kikko and I am a neutered male, red and white Chow Chow. I am estimated to be 2 years old. 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. Call Nevada Humane Society at 856-2000 if you are interested in adopting me. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. (except holid...
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Fenced-in felines
Bud Heath credits his long-haired Siamese cats Rambo and Lucky for being his test subjects. The pair helped Heath pioneer a containment system to keep the cats in his own backyard and stray cats from wandering in uninvited. “We put up all kinds of different fences and barriers to try to keep them in the yard,” he said. “One neighborhood cat got shot. We were living in Sparks … and we didn’t want that happening with ours.” Chicken and hardware ...
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Whippet gets fast start at America’s top dog show
This year, the Madison Square Garden crowd can root for one — she’s Chanel, a sleek, 2-year-old who can sprint 35 mph and loves to chase birds and tennis balls.
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Adoptable pet of the week: Kane
Kane is a playful, young guy full of enthusiasm and a zest for life. He is a great traveling companion and likes to ride in cars. Kane is also a great exercise buddy because he likes walks and walks well on a leash.
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Missing pet of the week
I am a female, calico Domestic Shorthair. I am estimated to be 7 months old.
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Missing Pet of the Week
I am a white pigeon and my age is unknown. I have been at the Washoe County Animal Shelter since Saturday. If you are my owner, bring proof of ownership to Washoe County Regional Animal Services. If I am not redeemed by my owner, when I have completed my stray holding time I may be adopted through the Nevada Humane Society or by a Washoe County Regional Animal Services Rescue Organization. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a....
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Marta
Adoptable pet of the week
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Feed the pet or buy the medication?
The Shakespeare Animal Fund helps pet owners in tough times.
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Passionate about parrots
Taking flight with a feathered friend as a pet is as simple as doing the research and learning how to bond with birds.
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Pre-vet program is trend among urban high schools
Kara Dalton is attempting to control chaos.
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Missing pet of the week
I am a male, black tabby domestic shorthair.
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Adoptable pet of the week
Kiko is a friendly, well-mannered guy with the softest brown eyes. He loves going on walks to explore the world and riding in a car. He likes both people and other dogs and would love to have a canine companion to play with. Won’t you give Kiko a chance today? Cuddle Up Adoption Promotion: through Jan. 24 Adopt an adult cat for $25 or an adult dog for $45 (4 months and older, excluding kittens and some specially priced dogs). Come to the “Cudd...
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae is a Carolina dog, a unique breed. She is young, in good form and ready to play and would love to be part of an active household. She is very affectionate, housebroken and knows basic commands. Please consider adopting her today! Cuddle Up Adoption Promotion – Jan. 15-24 Adult cats $25; adult dogs $45 (4 months and older, excluding kittens and some specially priced dogs). The Nevada Humane Society offers adoptions daily. The society ...
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K-9 goes to court
Sheriff’s department recruits a German Shepherd for extra protection at Washoe County courthouses
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1,015 homeless pets adopted through NHS drive
Nevada Humane Society congratulates first 2010 pet adoptions and adoption drive raffle winner
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Choosing a collar for dog training
Dogs are like children: Each one requires a different training technique. Barry O’Dea, owner of On Command Professional Dog Training in Reno and a trainer for 30 years, recommends what he calls training collars, otherwise known as choke collars, to train a dog. “If you call it a choke chain no one wants to use it," O’Dea said. "But you’re not choking the dog, it’s an attention getter. It’s like a child saying, ‘Mom, mom, mom’ trying to get the...
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Nevada Humane Society gets creative in sour economy
Facility close to reaching year-end goal to adopt 1,200 pets by Jan. 3 while looking to the new year to give animals a home.
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Pets around town
This photo, submitted by Raylene Carrabis of Sparks, is of Sam (little dog) and Laya curling up together on the couch.
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Truckee Humane Society needs community help
One way to help the community’s pets in need this holiday season is by supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Pantry program.
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