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A Home For Spot

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



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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).

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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.

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

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

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Michelle Leoni – President
Linda Dockins – Vice President
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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
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New ASPCA iPhone, Android App Provides Essential Resource for Pet Parents

ASPCA Launches Mobile App for Pet Parents

The ASPCA mobile app is a must-have app for pet owners. This free app shows pet parents exactly what to do when a pet goes missing. It also allows pet owners to store vital medical records, and provides information on making life-saving decisions during natural disasters.

With a few swipes, you can:

Access critical advice on what to do with your pet before, during, and after a major storm—even if there’s no data connectivity.
Receive a personalized missing pet recovery kit, including step-by-step instructions on how to search for a lost animal in a variety of circumstances.
Build a lost pet digital flyer that can be shared instantly on your social media channels.
Store and manage your pet’s critical health records.
Get the latest and most relevant news about pets and animal welfare.
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The 10 Best Cities to be a Dog

Porkchop – May 27, 2014

  • Man, this tail is impossible to catch… oh, hello. Didn’t see you there, but I immediately love you and you are my best friend! I am Porkchop, and you just caught me in the middle of my rigorous training regimen. Okay, I was chasing my tail. It’s just so darn elusive! But hey, I’m comfortable enough in my own fur to admit that I do silly things. And speaking of comfort, my human left his computer on when he left the house for three hours – or three days, I’m not really sure. There’s no clock on this wall. Anyway, I decided to find out what cities are best for me, Porkchop:

Here’s How I Ranked Them

I started with a list of the 100 most populous cities in the U.S. and ranked them from one to 100 in each of the following categories:

  • Pet Stores Per Capita – My human needs a lot of places to buy food and toys for me to chew on, lest I keep my teeth sharp by gnawing on his delicious sneakers. Where did I leave those? Numbers found through Yelp.
  • Veterinarians Per Capita – Like humans, my kind falls ill every once in a while. Even though we will be pathetic and dramatic about it, it’s not a big deal, we just need the nice vets to give us their care. Numbers found through Yelp.
  • Dog Parks Per Capita – Also like humans, I need to interact with my kind on a semi-regular basis. Besides, that infernal leash is the bane of my existence. Every time I try to run, it pulls me back. What kind of sorcery is that? Numbers found through Yelp.
  • Number of Sunny Days Per Year – I could go outside anytime, any day, no matter what the weather is. But since my human gets mad every time I shake off all the rain inside the house, I’d prefer it to be sunny a lot. Data from
  • Walk Score – My human could use a little exercise, and I’m happy to be that excuse. The better the walk score, the easier it is for my human and I to enjoy a stroll. Figures attained from

After establishing a ranking for each of those categories, I assigned a score to each city for those categories as well. Once those were added up, I divided the sum into an average; the lower that average was the better.

1. Miami, FL

As my favorite rap artist once said, “Welcome to Miami.” This South Atlantic beach town made sense to me; I love the idea of living somewhere nice and tropical. I wouldn’t even need sunscreen. In looking beyond the sand and palm trees, the city proved to care about us canine creatures. They ranked first in pet stores per capita, and tenth in the walk score category. Hey, why are you talking to that stranger lady? I want to keep walking, I think I smell a discarded half-eaten corn dog that the birds are picking at two miles away.

2. Las Vegas, NV

The Bright Light City is good for more than gambling, seeing shows, and otherwise spending (or losing) money on things that don’t involve Porkchop. Las Vegas did what no other city could; rank in the top ten in four different categories. They ranked sixth in dog parks, and eighth in number of sunny days per year, so there is plenty of opportunity for me to introduce myself to all the other dogs between your double-downs and snake eyes. I learn certain words when I hear them repeatedly. Although these words aren’t followed by food, so I’m not sure what they mean.

3. Tucson, AZ

This city may be the home of the Wildcats, but I’ll be able to get over that. Tucson ranked well everywhere except for walk score, which is also okay, because I occasionally just want to only move when the sun spot shining through the window changes location. That will be easy too, because they ranked 12th in number of sunny days per year. When I’m not feeling lazy I also like that they ranked 15th in dog parks per capita. I’m still a little nervous about all those Wildcats I’ve heard are roaming about, but my patented defense of staring, growling, barking and then running in the opposite direction has always worked like a charm.

4. Sacramento, CA

The capital of California (I’m learning so many things!) Sacramento has many great amenities to offer us pooches. They ranked eighth in dog parks per capita, and 27th in veterinarians per capita. And even though it wasn’t a part of my research, I did read that they are third in the Trust for Public Land’s Park Score Index. Which is awesome for me, because there is so much grass for me to po- I mean, walk on and roll around on to my heart’s content. But even if I did, my owner is responsible. I can only hope aliens exist, because if they see my human picking up after me they’d assume canine’s to be the dominant species. But I digress.

5. Orlando, FL

Hey more palm trees! Which is okay I guess, they don’t exactly drop a lot of branches for me to chew on. But Orlando is otherwise delicious, because they ranked second in pet stores per capita. So I can chew on the remote control a little more, and then my human will be forced to go to one of them to buy me more toys. I prefer the squeaky ones that look like an animal I’d like to eat. But anyway, they also ranked second in veterinarians per capita, so if I swallow a battery from that scrumptious remote, help isn’t too far away.

6. Scottsdale, AZ

The smallest city in terms of population that made the top ten, Scottsdale more than made up for that in almost every category. They were behind in walk score, but that’s all right, because they ranked 21st in dog parks per capita. I’d almost rather be able to be off the leash and run around with my kin anyway. They also ranked third in number of sunny days per year, so my human will have no excuse but to walk me or drive me to one of those parks. And as much as I love walking, I’d almost prefer he drive. I can pass judgment on all other dogs I see, and I can game plan without distraction which trees to pee on first. My territory!

7. Honolulu, HI

Aloha! It seems no matter where I run, I end up in the ocean. Not sure if this is a trick being played on me or if this city is on an island surrounded by water, but either way, I like it. Honolulucame in seventh in dog parks per capita, so there’s plenty of open space to be had on this land, and they were one of only two cities to rank no worse than 36th in every category. Plus I hear the President is from here. I learned his first name is Barack, which sounds like bark, so I can’t argue with the city appearing at number seven on the list.

8. Tampa, FL

I am loving all the warm weather from the cities in the top ten. Tampa is the third city from Florida to appear on this list, and they really want to make sure mutts like me stay happy and healthy. They ranked ninth in pet stores per capita, and fifth in veterinarians per capita. Plus I learned they have this thing called Busch Gardens, which has a whole bunch of animals that I’m sure would love to be friends with me. Especially the big cat with a whole bunch of stripes; I bet we could set aside our differences and become friends.

9. Saint Louis, MO

This city did not do so well in the sunny days category, but that’s fine with me, because I hear the “clouds” that cover up the sun sometimes produce this thing called “snow.” I looked this up, and whoa, how have I not experienced this yet? That stuff looks amazing. Saint Louis also ranked sixth in pet stores and dog parks per capita. Good thing, because with all that snow, I’d be likely to lose my ball. Then I’d have to bark at the snow to release my ball, lest the snow wants to be eaten.

10. Atlanta, GA

Rounding out the top 10 is Atlanta, another state capital; how many of those are there? If it were up to me, I would’ve chosen Macon as the capital, because it sounds like bacon, and I love bacon. This city loves us too, proven by them ranking eighth in pet stores per capita, and ninth in veterinarians per capita. So when I have too much bacon, because I shamelessly stole it off the plate while you weren’t looking, the vet can give you something to help me get it out. But don’t wrap the pill in ham, wrap it in more bacon. I’m on to your game.

Bark the Size of Their Bite

There is one thing I’d like to say before I go: every city could be better for us canines (OK, cats too.) There are things you, and your city, can do to keep us happy and our tails wagging. If you own one of us, please put on proper tags, and even have a chip inserted. It stings a little, but is well worth it. If you do see one of us wandering about, please try to find our owner by any means possible. Please support the no-kill shelters in your area, please encourage adoption, and please have us spayed or neutered, as overcrowding in shelters is part of the problem. Thank you everyone, we know that we are “man’s best friend,” and that is one thing we take seriously. That and perfecting the look of guilt when you come home and find the trash strewn around the living room. I’m sorry but that pizza crust smelled delicious!

Above all, these cities don’t just talk the talk when it comes to providing a quality environment for Porkchop, they walk the walk. Speaking of which, my human just got home, so I’m going to see if he’ll take me on one. He has a… OH DEAR HE HAS A TENNIS BALL IN HIS HAND. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.


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