Nevada Real Estate >> Las Vegas Real Estate Specialist: November 2009

New Las Vegas "Mandatory" Spay and Neuter Ordinance to Take Effect April 1, 2010.

While it is controversial whether something like this works or it takes away our rights as a pet owner, I am using this as a reminder that there are plenty of unwanted pets in the valley available up for adoption during the holiday season currently!  Shelters and foster homes are at their max these days.

Amelie Adopted in Spring 2007

Vets and dog parks within the Las Vegas city limits will be required to post notices in regards to the ordinances.  I think this will be impossible to enforce.  It seems the area is barely enforced anyways (stray intact dogs taken in over and over and time limits, mandatory spaying/neutering not enforced from my personal experience!)

There is a new clinic in town that is receiving accolades and they only do spays and neuters.  I am hearing that their cost is under $100 currently.  (note:  I have no personal experience with them nor is this a paid endorsement)

At any rate, I encourage people who are looking for a pet to give as a gift this holiday season, consider a few things:  

Lou Adopted Spring 2009

(most important) RESEARCH THE BREED! 

Maverick and Bobchow both adopted in Summer 2009

Interview & Research the Breeder

(there is one IG breeder in town that will not take the puppy back if there are issues even though they state they will - asking for references is very important - if they have been breeding for years a list of 3-5 people is not good, they should have hundreds of references.)

Nino Adopted Summer 2007

Please do not buy from a pet store -

pet store puppies come from puppy mills (for the most part.)  Reputable breeders generally do not sell to pet stores.  Reputable breeders usually have a waiting list.

Our Sal Adopted Spring 2007

Consider a shelter: 


Consider a Breed Specific Rescue if you want one specific breed, there are a bunch in the Las Vegas Valley:

View Breed Specific Rescues in Las Vegas

View Breed Specific Rescues in Henderson

The Plug for The Breed Specific Rescue I am involved in:  Las Vegas Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue. 

There are currently two dogs available and we will be adding another two (as of today).  The adoption forms and contact info are located on the information page!

All dogs pictured in this blog post are either up for adoption (like Shakey and Elrod) or have been adopted.

(Trust me, as a breed specific rescue volunteer this is NOT a good idea and we gear up in January/February for "turn ins" to rescue!  The cute little puppy with adorable little eyeballs turns into a destructive monster who tinkles and doos in the house.)

Maverick Adopted Summer 2009

Remember:  Don't Shop, Adopt: 

It may make some dog happy

If you are an Active Rain Member who adopted a pet: 

Please post a picture of your adoption success story here in the comments!

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