Odof the Hungry cartoon

Almost two years ago we were asked to participate in a new animated television show being produced here in Las Vegas callede Odof the Hungry. They wanted Petey to be the pet of a little boy who comes to earth from outer space. Because who looks more alien than Petey! We have been involved with the development of the show and just today I saw Petey’s animated character moving! You can follow the show’s progress at https://www.facebook.com/odofthehungry/?ref=hl

New Love Dog Supporter – Rover.com

As you may remember, Benny worked with Rover.com at the CES convention in Las Vegas and they made us an offer we couldn’t refuse!

Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people who’ll treat their dogs like family. And with over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of the 65,000 sitters who’ve listed their services on Rover, it’s easy to find someone you and your dog will love.

Love Dog Adventures is now one of the charities their sitters can choose from to donate to … we are proud to be associated with this company.

So when you need dog walks or boarding or other pet sitting services in Las Vegas , think of Rover.com and you will also be helping Love Dogs!

Here is the link that will go straight to our Las Vegas page: https://www.rover.com/las-vegas–nv–dog-boarding/

 

They are learning so fast!

Today’s classes were amazing.

Zoey perfected her Down Stay and Willow learned how to do an assisted hold.

Elsa was the best loose leash walker and Daisy taught everyone else how to behave!

Abby smiled for the camera and Monkie impressed everyone with her eagerness to learn.

We celebrate Tucker

Sometimes you meet a dog and just know they were meant to be a Love Dog. They may not work as long as other dogs, but their impact is palpable. Tucker is such a dog. He retired from therapy work this year but our memories are so powerful.

People still ask “Where’s Tucker” and are disappointed when we tell them he is resting in the sun enjoying his days as a beloved pet! Tucker and his dog and human family are the best and we just want them to know we are thinking of them.

There are hundreds of photos of Tucker at Work and I only hope these few represent his heart and soul.

VOTE FOR LOVE DOGS

VOTE FOR US!

One of our neighbor dentists, Dr. Dee, has started a giving program to support local charities and the public votes for the recipient of $1,500. Love Dog Adventures is up for this award and we want everyone to please vote for us … voting ends March 26 and you can check off our box every day until then!

Please spread the word – $1,500 goes a long way for the Love Dogs and there is so much more we can do for Las Vegas through the healing power of our animals.

https://www.facebook.com/deefordentist/app/1850631005215312/

 

Thank you,

 

Sue, Diane, Leslie, Lindsay and Susan

Love Dog Fundraiser is Around the Corner

Before you know it, our annual Love Dog Fundraiser will be here:

WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Siena Golf Club Bistro

WHY: Support the Love Dog animal therapy program and our outreach to the community

HOW: Your donation on this site of $15.00 or more per adult gains entry to the event and one (1) free raffle ticket – just click on Donate Now

All proceeds go directly to Love Dog Adventures and is tax deductible – for more information contact sue@lovedogadventures.org

 

 

 

How to read to a dog

The Love Dogs who participate in our reading programs truly love to read!  They look at the books and listen to the children and some can even turn the pages!

The handlers know how to engage the children whether they are reading themselves or being read to.  The children help each other and learn so much more than how to read.

They learn how to share, help each other, be kind to the dogs and one another, be gentle and patient, be excited about learning new things and to just love.

Thank you to all our teams that participate in our various reading programs for making such a difference each and every time.

Next Free Pet Partners Orientation

The next Free Pet Partners / Love Dogs Orientation will be on Sunday, February 12 at 10:00 am in Summerlin. If you would like to learn more about our program, contact sue@lovedogadventures,org and sign up for this Orientation. This is your first step to becoming part of the Love Dog therapy team … and prepares you for the Handler Workshop.

And if you need some solid basic obedience under your belt … a new three-week Express class begins at the end of February – contact sue@lovedogadventures.org for this schedule as well.

The journey begins

Our Handler Workshop was so much fun and the students got to meet three very different dogs.

Dash, an Italian Greyhound, proved that the best therapy dogs don’t have to be fluffy! Phoenix, a German Shepherd mix, showed us that a very large dog can instill confidence. And Petey, the smallest dog, made a brief appearance to demonstrate tiny dog handling.

Good luck everyone!