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Be Kind To All Animals

Posted in Adoption, Charity, Donations on April 2, 2014 by vegasrockdog1


Vegas Rock Dog Radio Guest Interview ~ Jen Kramling and Serena Schade of the V Animal Sanctuary

Posted in Adoption, Charity, Donations, Education, Events, Help Needed, Natural, New Business, News, Radio, Rescues, Sponsorship, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by vegasrockdog1


Exciting times are ahead for Jen Kramling and Serena Schade as they get closer to the opening the V Animal Sanctuary in Las Vegas. It is not only is a sanctuary for farm animals but a sanctuary for people too.

Click here to listen to the show.

~ Sam The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Dogs
Listen live Saturdays 10am PST or download a show

Vegas Rock Dog Radio Guest Interview ~ Entertainer, comedienne, rabble-rouser, sex bomb, and dog lover Hannah Elisabeth

Posted in Adoption, Charity, Education, Funny, Music, Radio, Rescues, Television, TV, Vegas, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by vegasrockdog1


Hannah Elisabeth is an entertainer, comedienne, and dog lover. You may know her for her web series My Big Blonde Life or as a rabble-rouser and sex bomb. Enjoy Brit and Brat as we named ourselves in this fun rocking hour of radio.


Click here to listen to my interview. ~ Sam

Listen live Saturdays 10am PST

Vegas Rock Dog Radio ~ Guest Interview with International Recording Artists Jasmine Trias and Ben Stone

Posted in Celebrities, Charity, Funny, Music, News, Pet Sitting, Radio, Television, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by vegasrockdog1

I had the pleasure of interviewing International recording artists Jasmine Trias of American Idol fame and Ben Stone Britain’s rising star.  We talk about their careers, the family run pet sitting business, lending their talents to charitable causes, and their love of animals.


Click here to listen to the show.

~ Sam
Listen live Saturdays 10am PST

Studio Fifty Paw©

Posted in Adoption, celebrations, Celebrities, Charity, Donations, Events, Fashion, Funny, Music, News, Pet Food, Pet Friendly Places, Pet Photography, Rescues, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


Last week was ones the most fun weekends that I’ve ever experienced. As the owner of Vegas Rock Dog™ Vegas Rock Dog™ and the host of Vegas Rock Dog Radio I got to host my first year anniversary party of the radio show. Event production is one of my fortes and putting Studio Fifty Paw© together was beyond fun. As with all of my events I raise funds for dog rescue and this time it was the for the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue

The event was held at Barking Dogs and was a disco Studio Fifty Paw© theme. Local Las Vegas celebrities graced the green grass “red” carpet for photos, then walked through the shimmer curtain into the disco. Celebrity DJ Jimmy Z was spinning the best of disco under the glittering disco ball and lights. The ambiance was fantastic, the lights were low, the music was pumping, the drinks were flowing, the dogs enjoyed their appawtizers, goody bags were given to all the attendees and the raffle table was heaving with people buying tickets for some incredible prizes.

20131113-120822.jpg Kathy and Craig Patterson friends and the owners of Barking Dogs in Las Vegas.
Here’s the video and we hope you’ll join us for the next Studio Fifty Paw©

Enjoy the photos from Studio Fifty Paw©

20131113-121127.jpg Luis Reyes the Gene Simmons of Las Vegas.


20131113-121339.jpg Cheryl Prater Mrs North America 2012



20131113-121557.jpg. Singer Mark O’Toole


20131113-121712.jpg Travis Cloer of Jersey Boys

20131113-121746.jpg. Luis Reyes with my dogs Galaxy and Thornton

20131113-121827.jpg Heather Mariana of Beauty Kitchen and Lucky Louis pet products.

20131113-121930.jpg Custom art by Tommy Vinci of Cartoons and Chaos.

20131113-122013.jpg The cast of Menopause The Musical.

20131113-122058.jpg. Celebrity DJ Jimmy Z


20131113-122157.jpg Attendees could choose their own background for the green screen photography inside the event.

20131113-122259.jpg. The wonderful Debra and Brett Halby donated their Dachshund Reisling Wine to my event.




This is a Blog hop post Wordless Wednesday.

The Patty Collection

Posted in Adoption, celebrations, Charity, Donations, News, Pet Photography, Rescues, Shop Vegas Rock Dog TM, Tails of the Dog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


For a while I’ve been following Patty’s life from coming into the Providing for Paws Rescue to her inspiring recovery.
Patty had been skinned alive from her neck to her shoulders when she was found. You can get her full story by reading a previous post. Fast forward a few weeks and this pretty princess has now moved into her loving foster home where she has a foster brother.

Some stories just have a profound effect on you and hers was one of them for me. I’m in absolutely awe at Patty’s resilience and forever thankful to the angels who rescued her and gave her everything she needed both medically, physically, and emotionally.

Patty inspired me to help the rescue that was so kind as to give her a beautiful life. She’s known for being a princess, for her pink jacket, and most of all her pink toe nails….and there was my inspiration. A collection of pretty princess pink accessories named The Patty Collection.

Today we are launching The Patty Collection in her honour.

We have committed to donate 30% of The Patty Collection back to Providing for Paws so that they can continue the work of angels for these animals in need.



I would personally like to thank all the volunteers who make Providing for Paws what it is today and the impact they have on their community.

I would also like to thank Dee Maggio of Dee Maggio Photography for the beautiful photographs of Patty. She allowed her personality to shine and totally diminished the injuries that Patty was known for. Photographers play a huge part in showing you a much less scared side of a pet who needs a home and in turn increasing their chances of adoption.

To donate directly to Providing for Paws Rescue please click this Link

It’s Hallowiener Time! Boo!

Posted in Adoption, celebrations, Charity, Contest, Donations, Events, Funny, Help Needed, News, Pet Friendly Places, Pet Photography, Rescues, Sponsorship, Tails of the Dog, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


On the event front there’s a super duper fun event coming up. The 10th Hallowiener event in Las Vegas is held by the Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue and is their main fundraiser for the year. This year is special as this is their 10th annual Hallowiener.

Traditionally this event was a members only event where you could see up to 600 owners and their dachshunds enjoying an off leash time in a secure park area. However since their goal is to raise funds they’ve opted to allow dogs 25lbs and under to attend as well as the members. This was a way to respect the members by keeping the size of the dogs small.

At the Hallo-Wiener they will have a raffle with tons of fabulous prizes from their sponsors, a Silent Auction, Costume Contest, a Photographer, Music, Games, Food, Vendors, and of course Dachshund Races.

For those of you with doxies that love attention and giving kisses they have a Belly Rub Contest and a Kissing Contest. If you would like to have a great time with your doxies or small dog and help them to continue saving Dachshunds through their Dachshund Rescue then this is an event you shouldn’t miss.

Kellogg Zaher Dog Park info

Hallowiener Info

Princess Patty

Posted in Adoption, Charity, Donations, Health and Fitness, Help Needed, News, Rescues, Sponsorship, Tails of the Dog, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


Meet Patty…..isn’t she adorable?
I’ve been following Patty’s story for over a week now. Her photo came across my Facebook newsfeed and what I saw and what I read was one of the most horrific cases of animal abuse I’ve ever seen.

This poor little girl had been skinned and stabbed and left in a park in Detroit. A kind person contacted the police and Providing for Paws rescue. What they saw was this sweet girl in the most horrendous and shocking condition they could have ever imagined. Now for a rescue to even make that statement you know it had to be bad.

Rarely will I post such a graphic photo but sometimes I feel that when there’s an emotional reaction people spring into action. Patty invoked that reaction in thousands of people who were incredulous as to what they were seeing.

So lovely Patty came into the care of Providing for Paws, a volunteer only based organization that provides low cost spay neuter, and food assistance to help pet owners keep their pets in the home. Their programmes prevent owners from dumping their pets at the rescue due to poor economic low income situations. I find this type of programme to be a valuable one that helps humans and pets. The organization soon became the go to organization when animals like Patty were needing help. They don’t say no and they show up and do everything they can. This was so apparent with Patty who has at this point received three surgeries on her little 9lb body. The surgeries and care she received were made possible by the donations from compassionate pet lovers just like you.

I was fortunate to have one of the volunteers at the rescue call in for an interview on my radio show. Her name is Jamie Chapman and boy is she ever a compassionate human being. She’s the person who has replied to every inquiry about Patty, every like and comment on Facebook. Patty now has her own community of Patty fans wishing her well and donating to Providing for Paws. She’s become an ambassador for other pets in need.

What I particularly liked about this organization is that yes Patty’s situation was dire and heartbreaking, and yes there is an open investigation into her abuse, however they shifted away from the negative in a very swift way with her story. The shift was to a positive note filled with hope, with daily updates of photos and videos, and thank yous to the community. Each day I looked for the updates and with each one my heart didn’t ache so much as the day before.

Jamie tells me she is the most resilient little girl and is showing her sassy side with a new coat and the pinkest of pink nails.

I do hope you will visit their site and see the wonderful work they are doing for the humans and pets of Metro Detroit. To follow Patty’s progress you can like her personal page and donations can be made by clicking this link

We wish you well Patty…you’re going to have a precious life filled to the brim with love and kisses!

My Appearance on Fox 5 Vegas ~ National Dog Day and How To Pamper Your Pet

Posted in Adoption, celebrations, Charity, Donations, Fashion, Funny, Gifts, News, Rescues, Shop Vegas Rock Dog TM, Vegas, Videos on September 7, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


I had the opportunity to make a guest appearance on Fox 5 Vegas to talk about National Dog Day, what it means, why we participate, and how to celebrate with your own dog.

Click the link below
National Dog Day and How To Pamper Your Pet

Beauty Kitchen…pampering for both you and your dog.

Posted in Celebrities, Charity, Donations, Events, Gifts, Holiday Gifts, News, Pet Product Reviews, Product Reviews, Vegas with tags on August 6, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


I was invited to Heather Marianna’s launch event of her newest line for Beauty Kitchen Lucky Luciano’s. Lucky Luciano’s a pet care line inspired by one of her own dogs Luciano.

Luciano was rescued from Adopt A Rescue Pet and her pet product line donates 15% of the sales back to the rescue.

Heather is well known for her online tv show Beauty Kitchen where she creates and demonstrates how to take ingredients from your kitchen and make the most effective and luxurious in home spa treatments. Complimenting her popular tv show are her Beauty Kitchen products ranging from scrubs to fizzy bath bombs all of which you can buy online
I tried her acai berry fizzy bath bomb and rose petal sugar scrub this past weekend. The smell of the bath bomb was delicious and my skin was so soft from the scrub. I loved both products.





The weekend was also a weekend of pampering for my two dogs Galaxy and Thornton.

They had the pleasure of being showered in Lucky Luciano’s luxury shampoo the shampoo has organic aloe, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Essential Oils, Vitamin E, Hemp Oil, Jewel Weed, Powdered Honey and Silk amino acids. Galaxy and Thornton were left with the softest fur and smelling absolutely devine.


I truly love products that work, and also give back and Heather Marianna provides you with both.
If you are in the Las Vegas area you can purchase Lucky Luciano’s at Lulu’s Doggie Salon and Spaw and also at Paw Prints. All of Beauty Kitchen products can be purchased online

Heather Marianna Links

Hot Diggity Dog We Have Our Own Radio Show

Posted in advertize, celebrations, Charity, Education, Events, Fashion, Funny, Gifts, Health and Fitness, Help Needed, News, Pet Food, Pet Friendly Places, Pet Photography, Pet Product Reviews, Polls, preparedness, puppy mills, Rescues, Safety, Sponsorship, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


Hot Diggity Dog we have our own radio show! We’ve teamed up with the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue in hosting a radio show. Our show the Hot Diggity Dog radio show aired for the first time November 3rd on Vegas All Net Radio.

The show is about ALL THINGS DOG! Sam co-hosts the show with Stacey the fundraising director for the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue. It’s an hour long show and covers pet events, adoption days, medical issues, health and nutrition, contests, giveaways, news, and lots of helpful information.

Currently we have listeners from Australia, England, Canada, Ireland, Spain, and the US and we’d love for you to join us and our listeners Saturday mornings live at 10am PST.

Since we are a live show we love it when listeners call in, tweet and Facebook with us. You can listen to the show and live tweet and post with us on Twitter and Facebook

Can’t listen live? No worries we archive our shows. Just scroll to the bottom of our webpage and find the links there.

Our show benefits the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue by it’s commercial sponsorships. Our sponsorships are incredibly inexpensive. The monthly commercial sponsorship is $30/month and includes a 30 second commercial during the show, link on our page, social media links, and on air mentions. You can send us your commercial or we can record it for you at no additional charge. To start your sponsorship email Stacey.

So with that said let us know you’re listening on Saturday mornings….it’ll be fun to connect with you.


Radio News

Posted in Adoption, advertize, Advertize On Our Blog, Books, celebrations, Charity, Contest, Donations, Education, Events, Fashion, Funny, Gifts, Health and Fitness, Help Needed, Holiday Gifts, Locations, Magazines, Movies, Music, New Business, News, Pet Food, Pet Friendly Places, Pet Photography, Pet Product Reviews, Pet Sitting, Petition, Polls, preparedness, puppy mills, Rescues, Safety, Shop Vegas Rock Dog TM, Specials, Sponsorship, Tails of the Dog, Television, Travel, TV, Vegas, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by vegasrockdog1

We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Rescue on a radio show all about dogs!

I am co-hosting with Stacey the fundraising director of the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Rescue. You can listen anytime and anywhere through this link. LAS VEGAS HOT DIGGITY DOG RADIO SHOW Our show is LIVE every Saturday at 10am in Las Vegas.

We talk about everything related to dogs and other furry friends. We have interesting guests on our show and we chat about health, wellness, exercise, the pet industry, what’s in the news, rescues, pet events, fashion, and more. All of our shows are archived so don’t worry if you miss one.

We look forward to you becoming a listener.

Commercial Sponsorship


Includes 30 second commercial during our show

Link on our site

Social media links

You can provide us with your own commercial or send us a script and we’ll record it for you at no additional cost. Simply email to start your sponsorship.

Funny Bones Sponsor Highlight

Posted in advertize, Celebrities, Charity, Donations, Events, Gifts, Vegas on March 31, 2012 by vegasrockdog1

Each year the Funny Bones Foundation holds it’s annual Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones All Star Comedy Jam. This event just keeps growing and we have some amazing and generous people and companies involved in it. One of those companies is K9 Carry All. I met the owner of the company through Twitter and eventually met at Super Zoo in Vegas. Never underestimate the power of Twitter and other social media platforms. So a simple tweet ended with K9 Carry All making a custom leash/collar for the Funny Bones celebrity swag bags.

We love our pets so much and getting a personalized product makes that product just extra special. The process of supplying K9 Carry All with the Funny Bones logo image, quantity, and shipping was so seamless. It was exciting to open up the box and see how wonderful they looked, the quality was beyond my expectation. Another unique aspect of the product was that is was a collar and leash in one with a hook on the end. You could use it to secure your dog, clip it to a belt while you run, or add another leash to it for extra length. Or even wear it around your neck…wink wink.

The closure was a sturdy one and had a great look too. You can buy regular retail from their store or participate in their wholesale programme if you are a company that needs a walking billboard. I see the custom logos as a great way for rescues to raise funds.

If you love a good quality product that has great function and form then you need to visit K9 Carry All. They carry many other products that I’m sure you will love too!

Thank you K9 Carry All for your support for the Funny Bones Foundation in Vegas.

Buddy Pays It Forward

Posted in Charity, Donations, Fashion, Gifts, Holiday Gifts, New Business with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by vegasrockdog1


I was so happy to see another dog inspired business pop up on the Vegas scene. Let me tell you about “Buddy Bracelets”. Las Vegas Jewels created the “Buddy Bracelet” with inspiration coming from their golden retriever, Buddy. He was a colourful character who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and passed away in 2010.

Elizabeth Parker the designer behind Las Vegas Jewels and creates gorgeous one of kind pieces of jewellery and donates 40% of the profits to a canine cancer foundation in hopes that someday, a cure will be found. In Elizabeth’s words “A cure to be found for all of the precious sweethearts out there. I’d love for their journey over the rainbow bridge to be delayed for a while, if at all possible! I’d also love to be able to donate 100%, but I’m not able to just yet. Hopefully one day!”.

40% is a large donation from each of the purchases and Elizabeth is no stranger to charitable work. You see, Buddy was a very special dog in her life. So special that she penned a book about him, “Finally Home”. It’s heart warming story about Buddy who was shuffled from home to home with his crazy antics and eventually settled in his forever home. This is where he got to be himself in true comedic fashion. It’s a story that you will love and also learn from.


Although Buddy has now crossed over the rainbow bridge where I’m sure his antics have continued on, he is still paying it forward for other dogs in need. Donations are made through this book as well as through “Buddy Bracelets”. If you love to read, love jewellery, and would like to donate through your purchases please pay a visit to both Las Vegas Jewels and Elizabeth Parker Books.

It is terribly sad when we lose one of our furry loved ones. Yet, to have them inspire us everyday is a true gift.

Thank you Buddy for paying it forward.

“Buddy Bracelets” on Etsy
Elizabeth Parker books


Unlocking the Secret to the LeashLocket

Posted in Charity, Donations, Gifts, Holiday Gifts, Pet Product Reviews, Safety with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by vegasrockdog1

LeashLocket is unlike any dog leash I’ve ever seen before. The leash that doesn’t look like a leash holds a secret in its locket shape and that is a retractable leash. I know what you’re thinking, retractable leashes are nothing new…yet this leash offers you a unique function. Instead of you carrying the Leash Locket your dog carries it instead. This lightweight locket attaches to your dog’s collar with an innovative magnetic collar attachment and is also secured to the D ring. Now for someone who can build a flat pack piece of IKEA furniture with her eyes closed for some reason it took me having to ask my husband how to attach LeashLocket to the collar. The printed instructions didn’t show the steps clearly enough for me, they only showed the various parts of the LeashLocket. However once over that hurdle I got to see the benefits when we went on our first walk and visit to the dog park. It was certainly convenient to just grab and go without having to look for a leash. The leash fits in your hand and extends up to six feet in length and can withstand a force of 135 lbs. I would recommend purchasing the additional wrist strap in case you drop the leash.

My Thornton got the pleasure of using the LeashLocket which took her a while to get accustomed to. The LeashLocket she was trying out was the small size. She weighs 22lbs and I feel it was just a little too large for her collar. It was better suited to my Galaxy who is closer to 40lbs. I would like to see the company come out with a leash that the smaller breeds can wear as I feel it would be a popular size.

Walking with the LeashLocket was easy and going in and out of the dog park was even easier. My dogs get so excited when we go into the park that getting their leashes unclipped while they squirm and bark is not easy. It’s a simple and effective way to gain control of your dog, be it in a dog park or if you have a dog who is an escape artist. Although my dogs are no longer puppies it did present another use and that was potty training. I bet you can’t even count the amount of times that you clipped and unclipped your puppy to go outside to potty train.

LeashLocket comes in two different sizes and four different colours. It’s convenient, fits in your hand, offers you many benefits and this innovative and caring company helps abused and neglected pets through every sale.

So why not grab your conventional leash and walk on over to their site and pick up the LeashLocket that you dog gets to carry.


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