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Missing Pet of the Week
I am a female, cream and white poodle/miniature mix.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Mr. Magnum
Mr. Magnum is a handsome guy with glossy, soft fur.
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Pet crematory channels grief into relief
A family from Colville, Calif. took the long trip to Reno this year to have its guinea pig, Fiona, cremated at A Beloved Friends Pet Crematory on Longley Lane.
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Puppies as presents should come wrapped in training
Some people might remember the happy moment in Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” on Christmas Day when Darling opens up the pretty package with the big bow and out comes the sweet cocker spaniel she calls her “little Lady.” While that may not happen very often in real life, families contemplating giving a dog — or any pet — as a Christmas present have much more to consider, especially when the gift recipient is a child. Katherine Simkins, who owns...
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Nevada Humane Society Adoptable Pet of the Week: Princess Girl
Princess Girl is the sweetest cat ever! She loves being held and is happiest when sitting quietly in your lap. Her soft sweet purrs let you know she cares. Won’t you make this special girl part of your family today? Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promotion – through Jan. 3 Adult dogs $40, adult cats $20 (4 months and older, excluding specially priced dogs), kittens $50. The Nevada Humane Society is open Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m...
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Vet: Steer clear of toxic eats and treats for pets during th...
Most pet owners know not to feed chocolate, especially the dark variety, to their animals. Local veterinarian Patti McCormack at Kreature Komforts Animal Hospital says it takes 24 to 48 hours for a pet’s digestive system to process the sweet candy, unless someone like her gets inside before then and clears it out the hard way. With the holiday season upon us, chocolate and many other hazardous and toxic treats lie around the house without owne...
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Missing Pet of the Week
I am a female, brown chicken. My age is unknown.
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Nevada Humane Society Adoptable Pet of the Week: Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae is a very sweet, affectionate dog who not only loves to be scratched but will give you kisses in return.
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Economy takes a bite out of specialty pet businesses
With the ups and downs of the economy continuing, local pet shop owners are feeling the squeeze of a depressed economy.
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The big chill: Keeping your pets warm in winter weather
Sweet Sara, a 12-year-old Dachshund owned by dog trainer Katherine Simkins, enjoys the occasional romp in the snow but she doesn’t have a thick coat of fur to protect her from the cold. So Simkins has to be cautious about how much time she allows Sara out in Reno’s winter weather. “I have a Dachshund and a Boston terrier and they don’t have fur that would protect them as well as a St. Bernard’s would,” said Simkins, owner of dog training busin...
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Missing Pet of the Week
Courtesy photo I am a green lizard. My age is unknown. 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. I have been at the shelter since Thursday.
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Wild Cats
Program seeks to help decrease number of feral felines in Reno-Sparks and give kittens homes with humans.
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Nevada Humane Society Adoptable Pet of the Week: Seamus
Seamus has lots of energy and likes to play fetch. He loves being around people and is always up for a game. He is eager to please and likes to give kisses. Will you adopt him today? Veterans Day adoption promotion through Nov. 15 Adult dogs: $25. Adult cats: $10 (4 months and older, excluding specially priced dogs). Kittens under 4 months: $40 The Nevada Humane Society is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno. The shelter is open Sunday throug...
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Spare a moment for the sparrows
RENO — Sparrows are the “it” bird this month. Jacque Lowery, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Reno, chose the sparrow as the “Bird of the Month” for the Wild Birds Unlimited Web site. www.wbu.com. She said she sees the Bird of the Month page as a chance to educate people. She hopes that it gives people a chance to look out into their yard and really understand what they are seeing. “I like to focus on birds that people are likely to see at the...
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Nevada Humane Society Adoptable Pet of the Week
Owlie is a true snugglebug. She likes being held and carried. She especially loves being petted and getting lots of attention. She is the perfect cat. Will you carry her away today? Certified Pre-Owned Pets Promotion – through Sunday Adult dogs and cats: 0 percent down, 0 percent financing Fees waived for qualified adopters (4 months and older, excluding specially priced dogs) The Nevada Humane Society is open Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m...
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Missing Pet of the Week
My name is Delilah and I am a spayed female, gray and white pit bull terrier. I weigh 39 pounds. I am estimated to be 9 months 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 this animal. The shelter is open Monday through Saturd...
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Food for felines: Type and quantity matter
Scraps Dog Bakery owner Kristen Taylor knows how finicky cats can be about their diet. She has three felines of her own and after six years of taking care of them, she changes up what goes in their bowls now and then. Selecting the right kind of food for a cat, from which brand to dry or wet, is often based on the owner’s budget. But according to Taylor, it’s recommended that owners do a little research and make wise choices for their cats. “I...
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Oh My Dog! contest seeks wildest pet in northern Nevada
PetFolio Magazine is accepting submissions for its Oh My Dog! contest, the publication’s biggest contest of the year.
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Restaurant invites families, dogs to dress up for ‘Growlloween’
Wrapping up a summer series of “Dinner with Your Dog” Mondays on the patio of the Wild River Grille, manager Valerie Neish is extending the invitation to dog owners to celebrate “Growlloween” on Thursday.
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