Christmas for the dogs

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DAWG holiday gift tree helps Douglas County shelter animals

A holiday gift tree to benefit Douglas Animal Welfare Group will be displayed through Dec. 22 at Max's Pet Supplies in the Raley's Center in Gardnerville. Kori Snyder, owner of Max's, and DAWG are partnering to supply items for homeless animals.

The tree displays ornaments with requests for dog and cat food, toys and other items. Donated gifts will be delivered to the Douglas County Animal Shelter before Christmas.

Max's Pet Supplies opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Tax-deductible monetary gifts accepted in the DAWG donation box at the store. Funds are used to pay for spay and neuter, medical emergencies, health problems, training, and special diets for shelter animals.

DAWG is a nonprofit group of volunteers who rely on donations and membership dues. Members are at the shelter every day of the year, even on holidays, to exercise, socialize, and provide much needed attention.

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DAWG hosts Home for the Holidays event

Shelter dogs and cats will be looking for new homes at Douglas Animal Welfare Group's Home for the Holidays adoption event Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 921 Dump Road, across from the fairgrounds in Gardnerville. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Free snacks and hot spiced cider. A dog trainer will be on hand to answer questions about a dog you already have or one you might adopt. With all adoptions receive a free pizza card, $75 dog training reimbursement certificate, free microchipping, and free spay or neuter of any adult dog or cat adopted.

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