Archive for the Rescues Category

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 Kristen Corral and Bono of the Little White Dog Co.

Posted in Adoption, News, Radio, Rescues, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by vegasrockdog1

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kristen Corral and her dog Bono. Kristen is the founder of the Little White Dog Co. Kristen’s company offers pet siting, yoga, animal care, and massage services for you and your dog. She’s helping dogs and their owners live a more balanced life with a deeper bond.


Click here to listen to the show.

~ Sam
Listen live Saturdays 10am PST

Vegas Rock Dog Radio ~ Guest Interview with Everett Croxson

Posted in Adoption, News, Radio, Rescues, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by vegasrockdog1

I had the pleasure of interviewing Everett Croxson executive director and founder of Foreclosed Upon Pets. Everett’s rescue finds forever homes for dogs in Las Vegas and runs a very successful adoption programme with Petcetera stores in Canada.


Click here to listen to the show.

~ Sam
Listen live Saturdays 10am PST

Radio interview with actor James Zito

Posted in Celebrities, Music, Rescues, TV, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


My guest last week was actor and celebrity DJ James Zito often known as Jimmy Z. Jimmy is no stranger to a Hollywood film set, he has a passion for music and animals.

Click here to listen to the show.
~ Sam

Vegas Rock Dog Radio premier show with Nina Radetich

Posted in Celebrities, Education, News, preparedness, Rescues, Television, TV, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2013 by vegasrockdog1


Many of you have followed the re-branding of the Hot Diggity Dog Radio Show to Vegas Rock Dog Radio. It took a couple of weeks to make that happen smoothly before the premiere show. November 9th was the launch of the new format and I couldn’t have been more thrilled than to have Nina Radetich as my guest.

Nina is someone I’ve tweeted with for many years, she had been in my living room every evening yet we had never met. Nina Radetich was a beloved Las Vegas television personality bringing news into our homes each and every day until she embarked on a new chapter in business. Over a year ago Nina opened New Media Strategies where her company’s passion is your business. They know how to promote your business effectively on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Pinterest, and Instagram. New Media Strategies is a creative team that delivers a level of service second to none.

Speaking of the team there’s a special member and that is Roxy. She writes the very entertaining company blog and believe me she has an opinion. Roxy came to the studio and I found her to be a lovely soul.

To listen to the show for the first time or once again click here and enjoy the hour we spent talking about pets, babies, social media, and more.

Find Me
Vegas Rock Dog Radio

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

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.

Our British Adventure

Posted in Charity, Donations, Education, Events, Help Needed, Locations, Pet Friendly Places, Rescues, Sponsorship, Tails of the Dog, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by vegasrockdog1

We’ve been quiet for a few weeks due to a fabulous trip that we took back to England. It was a family visit with a charity event and lots of fun thrown in for good measure. The only downside to our visit was that we didn’t travel with our dogs Galaxy and Thornton. So we decided to give them their own vacation with Kym’s Kritter Kare. Kym is wonderful and without her we would have never fully enjoyed our trip. With email and photo updates from Kym we felt very connected to them the entire time that we were away.

Once I landed in England I was met by my family and whisked back to Sheffield to get a quick shower and head out to a rehearsal for the Zumbathon event that me and two of my sisters were holding. My sisters and I teach Zumba and the Zumbathon was planned to raise money for Neurocare and Cash for Kids. We had also asked attendees to donate pet supplies to benefit the Sheffield RSPCA. It was lovely to be able to do something for my hometown pet rescue facility.

Our venue was the Sheffield City Hall and simply spectacular. We couldn’t have had a nicer staff to work with and as you can see from the photo below we had an incredible attendance. The two hour event went so quickly and the atmosphere was electrifying. To be able to perform with my sisters was so much fun and I can’t wait to do it again. We raised 1,920 pounds and collected a lot of pet supplies.


I had been in touch with the Sheffield RSPCA prior to the event and was really excited to be able to meet Steve and the staff, deliver the supplies, and tour the facility. Impressed doesn’t even come close to how I feel about the facility and what they do for the animals that come in. The dogs have a two part kennel with the front of the kennel allowing them to get fresh air and look outside and then the rear of the kennel is inside the building. The floors are heated and they have their beds and toys for comfort. We saw some of the dogs and there was one in particular who caught our eye and that was Piglet. She had come in with mange and red raw skin. Oh she was cute and I was half expecting my husband to want to take her back to Vegas with us. She looked so healthy. The tour was interesting and it was nice for me and my family to be there together. The facility boasts kennels for the dogs, a maternity ward for the cats, an agility course, event space, shop, and an operating room.



The Sheffield RSPCA is clean, bright, and welcoming. If ever feel it would upset you to go and look at the animals needing homes please put that concern aside. Once you see this great place and the care these animals get you will be so happy that the Sheffield RSPCA exists. I have to say it was one of the highlights of my trip. It left me wanting to get back to England to do more for them.





Every time I go home I love to see as much history as possible. We visited so many places and one thing I did notice no matter what city we were in was that the Jack Russell and Springer Spaniel were popular breed amongst others.


Every time we saw a dog we were reminded how much we missed our own dogs and I have to say we had my sister’s dogs as a comfort. Below is Princess Madonna she slept with us every night. This trip was so memorable I cannot wait to get back.


You can donate to the Sheffield RSPCA here Sheffield RSPCA
To attend one of my sisters’ Zumba classes In Sheffield go to Dance Star UK

I’m going to close this post with a few photos of our trip….enjoy!















Coffee Cups and Rock ‘n’ Roll Pups Green Carpet Photos

Posted in Adoption, Charity, Donations, Events, Funny, News, Pet Photography, Rescues, Specials, Vegas on April 8, 2011 by vegasrockdog1

All the dogs that attend our events get a chance to step onto the green carpet and shine and we were so honoured to have Simply Dog Photography take the green carpet photos for our Coffee Cups and Rock ‘n’ Roll Pups event.

I am very happy to announce that as part of the continued effort to raise funds for rescue dogs Simply Dog Photography is offering your dog’s green carpet digital photo for the special price of $20 and is donating 100% of that back to the Las Vegas Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue! This special price also includes a digital Facebook version with the Simply Dog watermark on it. To make your purchase contact Claudine at Simply Dog Photography.

To view the images click the image above.


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