Join Our Coalition


 Dear Animal Rescuers,

We would like to invite your Animal Rescue Organization to join the and yahoo group and website coalition.  Let me first start by saying this is 100% free.  We are 100% volunteer run and just do this for the animals.

The Vegas Animal Rescue Yahoo Chat group and websites were created in June 2006.  This private yahoo group was created for Animal Rescue Organizations (ARO) to communicate and save animals in our community.  It was also created so A.R.O.s could support each other when needed, trade supplies, help in placements, and all the other aspects that come from rescuing animals.  This Vegas Animal Rescue Yahoo Chat Group is a private group and not for the general public.

The yahoo group is connected with the websites and which are run by 100% volunteers.  Our goals are to:

  • Help your Animal Rescue/Shelter Organizations save more animals in our community
  • Educate Pet Owners
  • A one stop fun place for Vegas Animal lovers to look for:

Animal Shelters, Cat Rescues, Dog Rescues, All Other Animal Rescues, All Breed Rescue, ARO Pocket Guide, Adoption Search, Animal Rescue Transport, Dog Parks, Events, How You Can Help, Lost & Found, New Logos, News, Nevada Pet Laws & Voting, Pet Friendly Businesses, Pet Friendly Hotels, Pet Friendly Housing, Shop, Therapy Dog Programs, Training & Exercise, VAR Blog, Contact Us, Pet Diet & Health, Dog Food Grades, First Aid, Health Library, Pet Insurance, Poisons, Recall, Recipes & Snacks, Spay Neuter Information, Vaccinations, Wheelchairs, Pet Fun, Pet Jokes, Pet Pictures, Pet Videos, & Rescue Stories.

We hope the more people that visit our websites the more animals we can help you save.

You might be wondering why there are two different web domain names and they go to the same website.  Well our reason for that is some people see the word “Rescue” and think it might be something sad so they won’t click on it.  We find that people are more willing to click on “411” instead.


Your Rescue/Shelter will be added to the Vegas Animal Rescue Yahoo Group.  It is a great communication tool to work with all the other Rescue and Shelter volunteers in our community.

We will add your logo/link/contact information under the section that best fits your rescue organization on both websites.  You can choose to be placed under Cat Rescue/Dog Breed Rescue/All Breed which ever you choose or under each.

We will also put your logo and a picture of a pet you have rescued in our new video on the website.  We are looking for good quality so that the video quality comes out nice.  V.A.R. members have a list of 8 professional photographers that volunteer their time to take great quality photos to help you get your animals adopted.  Please send your photo to


  1. Please complete an application below and return to
  2. Please send us one letter of reference from your veterinarian.
  3. Send us your logo and link that you would like to use on the website(s) etc.
  4. Please add one of our logos to your websites.  If we are linked it will drive more adopters to all of you.  You can pick out a logo/link located on our website under “Our Logos” section.


  1. Send out an email to your friends, family, clients, & your adopters with information about or and/or in your Newsletters if possible.


The Vegas Animal Rescue Yahoo Chat group was created in June 2006.  The group was created for Animal Rescue Organizations (ARO) to communicate and save animals in our community.  It was also created so AROs could support each other when needed, trade supplies, help in placements, and all the other aspects that come from rescuing animals.

This Vegas Animal Rescue Yahoo Chat Group is a private group and not for the general public.  This group is connected with and .

 Please tell us some information about your organization.

Animal Rescue Organization Name:
Is your ARO a 501(c)(3) organization? Yes or No & #
Is your ARO? Local, National, or Both
ARO Address:
ARO Email:
ARO Website:

If you would like to include multiple contacts to the Yahoo Group please include their information.

ARO Contact Name:
ARO Contact Phone:
ARO Contact Email:
ARO Contact Name:
ARO Contact Phone:
ARO Contact Email:
What is your Spay and Neuter policy?
Do you Microchip?
Other information you would like to share.

Please complete this application and return to

  1. Email your logo and link that you would like for us to use on the website(s).
  2. In addition please email a letter of recommendation from your veterinarian.

Thank you so much

The Volunteers of and

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 (Your ARO will be notified in 1 to 5 business days if your application has been approved for the VAR Yahoo Chat Group and/or VAR websites)

Printable Applications:



A Home For Spot

Please welcome A Home For Spot to the Vegas Animal Rescue Coalition



A Home For Spot Shop

About Us

A Home 4 Spot is a  volunteer organization that provides foster care and medicine while seeking permanent homes for abandoned dogs. Founded by a Las Vegas resident, A Home 4 Spot began operations in March 2009. Since that time, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has saved over 500 local dogs from being euthanized. Since the beginning of 2012, the organization has raised more than $53,000 for the medical treatment of animals that would otherwise be killed. For more information about us, please contact:

Adoption Events:

  • Every Sunday in Henderson at the PetSmart at North Stephanie Street
    Henderson, NV from 11am-2pm.
  • Every Sunday in Summerlin at the PetSmart at
    9775 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV
  • Special adoption events will be posted in advance on our website,, or on Facebook (see address below).

We’re on Facebook:

Please LIKE us on Facebook at:

Adoption event info and other important notices are posted on our Facebook page. Once you like our Main Page, we can invite you to our Private Group Page to obtain additional information. This includes details on fostering assistance, frequently asked questions, contact info and more.

Contact Info:

President & Founder:
Diana England
Cell: 702-239-7986

Foster Application

View Dogs Available for Adoption
Read Success Stories
Donate & Volunteer

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A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization 





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Las Vegas Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Pam and Don Linne (Directors) – 702-461-2581
A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Cocker Spaniel Recovery FoundationCocker Spaniel Recovery Foundation, Inc.
Michelle Leoni – President
Linda Dockins – Vice President
A 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Lost Pets –

Please share and help bring these babies back home.


Hi..our small black with white markings terrier is missing..his name is Martini..he’s spayed and has no collar, but is microchipped..he’s approximately 6lbs.

We adopted him from Animal Foundation 2 yrs ago. Was last seen in Henderson near boulder and galleria..thank you. Beth 702-624-3519
















My cat Lund Got out of my house on 01/28/15 sometime between 5pm and 9pm in the pebble canyon estates on McLeod and pebble. He is an unneutered male black ghost tabby. He responds to meow meow or kitty. He has never been outside as we just got him so I’m really worried about him. Reward for his safe return. Please contact me if you spot him, he has no collar and yellow eyes. Tania- 702-477-9166


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2015 Pet Events


Valentine Portraits 2015

2-7-14, Tellington Touch

Vegas Pet Expo

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$30 per person includes live music, dinner and a raffle ticket.
Sauce Restaurant – 721 Mall Ring Circle, Henderson.










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Find Your Furry Valentine

Yappy Hour… The Doggy Happy Hour!

February 19 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Yappy HourBring your doggies and enjoy Cocktail specials, ‘Yapatizers’ Specials and Doggy Treats!  Welcoming all dog sizes and breeds. Rumor Boutique Hotel –  455 E. Harmon Ave.


12th Annual Bark In The Park

March 7 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

Free event for people and pooches of all ages. A day full of entertainment, demonstrations, contests, shopping, services, pet adoptions and plenty of fun!

Vaccination Information

How important are the dog vaccines?

You need to get your dog vaccinated in order to prevent it from various diseases. Various types of viruses are introduced into the body of the dog when the vaccines are administered. However the amount of organisms injected is less in quantity and thus they do not cause any sort of
illness. The vaccines expose the dog’s body to a virus so that their body can produce suitable antibodies against it. These antibodies will thus protect the dog from any natural infection with that particular virus.

There are two types of dog vaccines- the live virus vaccines and the dead virus vaccines. Live virus vaccines are more effective as they are able to generate a greater immune response from the dog’s body. However veterinarians have different opinions regarding the efficacy of live viral vaccines. According to some, dead viruses are more effective in protecting the dog from diseases.

Rabies is a highly fatal disease in human beings. Thus dogs must be vaccinated against the rabies virus. Dogs have been receiving this vaccine for years and this has lead to a decline in the total number of rabies cases in the world. The incidence of rabies has also declined among human beings.
There are two broad categories of dog vaccines. The first one is core vaccines. This category includes a number of vaccines like canine distemper, parvovirus, canine, adenovirus and canine hepatitis.

The second group is the non core vaccines. This includes canine coronavirus, canine parainfluenza, giardia vaccine, Lyme disease, rattlesnake vaccine and bordatella vaccine for kennel cough.

These vaccines are administered as and when recommended by the veterinarians.

Nowadays, there is a huge debate going on about the efficacy and the necessity of these dog vaccines. Many veterinarians feel that all the vaccines should not be given to the dogs. For example, kennel cough is a disease which the dogs usually develop when they go out so it should be used only for such dogs. Lyme disease is another example. The disease is found only in certain parts of the country and dogs living in those regions should only get the vaccines.
Frequent vaccination is often a subject of debate amongst the veterinarians. According to some, regular administration of vaccines can have some serious consequences. It may lead to suppression of the immune system. The average life expectancy of the dogs may also decrease.
Vaccines are effective but to derive the maximum benefits from them, they should be timed properly. Many veterinarians and teaching hospitals now suggest that the dogs should not be vaccinated repeatedly for it can lead to serious health problems in them.

According to Dr Pitcairn, regular vaccination can introduce a number of diseases in dogs like diseases of the thyroid, skin problems and allergies.

People are becoming aware about the advantages of fewer vaccines. Administration of all the vaccine to all the dogs regularly is not the right approach. Dogs should be given only those vaccines which they require.

You must visit a veterinarian today in order to know that which vaccines are required for your dog.

Puppy Shot Schedule

6 – 8 weeks DHLPP + Corona
9 – 11 weeks DHLPP + Corona
12 – 14 weeks DHLPP + Corona
16 weeks – Rabies


There are two types of vaccines currently available to veterinarians: modified-live vaccines and inactivated (“killed”) vaccines.
Immunization Schedules

There is a great deal of controversy and confusion surrounding the appropriate immunization schedule, especially with the availability of modified-live vaccines and breeders who have experienced postvaccinal problems when using some of these vaccines. It is also important to not begin a vaccination program while maternal antibodies are still active and present in the puppy from the mother’s colostrum. The maternal antibodies identify the vaccines as infectious organisms and destroy them before they can stimulate an immune response.

Many breeders and owners have sought a safer immunization program.
Modified Live Vaccines (MLV)

Modified-live vaccines contain a weakened strain of the disease causing agent. Weakening of the agent is typically accomplished by chemical means or by genetic engineering. These vaccines replicate within the host, thus increasing the amount of material available for provoking an immune response without inducing clinical illness. This provocation primes the immune system to mount a vigorous response if the disease causing agent is ever introduced to the animal. Further, the immunity provided by a modified-live vaccine develops rather swiftly and since they mimic infection with the actual disease agent, it provides the best immune response.
Inactivated Vaccines (Killed)

Inactivated vaccines contain killed disease causing agents. Since the agent is killed, it is much more stable and has a longer shelf life, there is no possibility that they will revert to a virulent form, and they never spread from the vaccinated host to other animals. They are also safe for use in pregnant animals (a developing fetus may be susceptible to damage by some of the disease agents, even though attenuated, present in modified-live vaccines). Although more than a single dose of vaccine is always required and the duration of immunity is generally shorter, inactivated vaccines are regaining importance in this age of retrovirus and herpesvirus infections and concern about the safety of genetically modified microorganisms. Inactivated vaccines available for use in dogs include rabies, canine parvovirus, canine coronavirus, etc.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
938 Stanford Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310/ 828-4804
fax: 310/ 828-8251

Note: This schedule is the one I recommend and should not be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice. For breeds or families of dogs susceptible to or affected with immune dysfunction, immune-mediated disease, immune-reactions associated with vaccinations, or autoimmune endocrine disease (e.g., thyroiditis, Addison’s or Cushing’s disease, diabetes, etc.) the above protocol is recommended.

After 1 year, annually measure serum antibody titers against specific canine infectious agents such as distemper and parvovirus. This is especially recommended for animals previously experiencing adverse vaccine reactions or breeds at higher risk for such reactions (e.g., Weimaraner, Akita, American Eskimo, Great Dane).

Another alternative to booster vaccinations is homeopathic nosodes. This option is considered an unconventional treatment that has not been scientifically proven to be efficacious. One controlled parvovirus nosode study did not adequately protect puppies under challenged conditions. However, data from Europe and clinical experience in North America support its use. If veterinarians choose to use homeopathic nosodes, their clients should be provided with an appropriate disclaimer and written informed consent should be obtained.

I use only killed 3 year rabies vaccine for adults and give it separated from other vaccines by 3-4 weeks. In some states, they may be able to give titer test result in lieu of booster.

I do NOT use Bordetella, corona virus, leptospirosis or Lyme vaccines unless these diseases are endemic in the local area pr specific kennel. Furthermore, the currently licensed leptospira bacterins do not contain the serovars causing the majority of clinical leptospirosis today.

I do NOT recommend vaccinating bitches during estrus, pregnancy or lactation.

W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Printable Titers Forms and Instructions for Testing:

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