9th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala

9th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala

Celebrate Canines, Community & Compassion at the 8th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala! Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:30pm to 11:00pm  At this one-of-a-kind, black-tie optional fundraising gala, over 350 guests, many with their canine companions, will be greeted by a Hollywood-style red carpet entry, immediately followed by the swankiest of champagne and hors d’oeuvre receptions complete with passed appetizers for your dogs, an elegant dining experience that only The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe could provide, music, dancing and unexpected entertainment! Tickets are $175.00 each. THE 9TH ANNUAL BLACK TIE & TAILS FUNDRAISING GALA IS SOLD OUT, HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A WAITING LIST. TO JOIN THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CALL DALE LAWRENCE AT 530-582-2468. We are so proud to be sponsors of this years 9th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala. http://hstt.org/events/9th-annual-black-tie-tails-gala Here is a slideshow of the 8th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala in...

8th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala

Celebrate Canines, Community & Compassion at the 8th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala! Saturday, February 13th, 2016 5:30pm to 11:00pm At this one-of-a-kind, black-tie optional event, over 350 guests, many with their canine companions, will be greeted by a Hollywood-style red carpet entry, immediately followed by the swankiest of champagne and hors d’oeuvre receptions complete with passed appetizers for your dogs, an elegant dining experience that only The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe could provide, music, dancing and unexpected entertainment! Tickets are $175.00 each. This event sells out every year so purchase your tickets early. Purchase tickets here! See a slideshow of the 7th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala. Please call Dale Lawrence at 530-582-2468 for more information. Click to check out our generous 2016 Black Tie & Tails...
New Years Eve Rescue

New Years Eve Rescue

Martis Peak, Ben Visnye and Luke Markham were snowmobiling on News Year Eve and ventured into less explored territory.  They spotted a small dug out hole containing a very cold and stressed small dog (Seamus).  After calling the dog’s owner on his tags, the two Kings Beach locals rushed the dog to Donner Truckee Emergency Vet Services for possible frost bite and exposure related problems.  The article is a great account of Seamus’ treatment and reunion with his owners.  He had been missing for 5 weeks! Click here to read the whole story from Moonshine Ink, Truckee & North Lake Tahoe’s Independent Newspaper.   Picture: After enduring freezing temperatures and frequent snowstorms for approximately five weeks, Seamus, a Sheltie, is reunited with his family on Jan. 2. Pictured, left to right: Patrick Concannon, Sarah Felicetti (Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital Kennel Attendant and Veterinary Assistant), Nedra Benites (DTVH Office Manager), and Diane Concannon. Photo by Eve Quesnel/Moonshine...

Disaster Preparedness Tips

You may have heard about, if you were not part of, the natural disasters that have happened around the world.  One thing we know for sure is that hey can happen at any moment, so it is important to be well prepared. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are 3 easy steps that will help you get started on disaster preparedness. Step 1: Get a Rescue Alert Sticker to let people know pets are inside your home. Step 2: Arrange a Safe Haven in the event of evacuation. Step 3: Keep an Emergency Supplies and Traveling Kits handy and make sure everyone in your home knows where it is kept.   Source: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness...

Dog Safety Tips for Memorial Day

Like many Americans, you may be planning a festive Memorial Day, complete with barbecue and fireworks. It’s important to remember, fireworks and dogs don’t mix. Unlike people, dogs won’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with a celebration. Fireworks will often cause panic and anxiety in dogs. It’s important to remember that dogs panic at the sound of fireworks and flee into the night, often winding up lost, injured, or killed. Keep your pet indoors at all times, if possible. Use Pet Friendly Repellent. Don’t give your pet table food. Source: http://tiny.cc/4x14ex      ...

The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

You may have heard time and time again that it is important to spay or neuter your pet. Maybe you have thought about it, but do not see it as a necessity. Or perhaps you might think that your pet should not go through all the pain that surgery may cause. The truth is that spaying or neutering your pet may help prevent different types of cancers, allowing your pet to live a happier and healthier life. Take a moment to review the following reasons that spaying and neutering pets is so important … They may change your perspective: • Between 3 and 4 million adoptable animals are euthanized in animal shelters each year, simply because they do not have homes. • These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. • Spaying and neutering dramatically reduce the number of stray animals on the streets. • The term “spay” refers to removing a female animal’s ovaries and uterus so that she cannot reproduce. The term “neuter” refers to removing a male animal’s testicles so that he cannot reproduce. Although the term “neuter” technically means the sterilization of either a male or a female animal, today it is typically used to refer to the procedure for a male animal. • Pets should be spayed or neutered at young ages, before 6 months for a male and before a female’s first heat. • Historic records indicate that surgical procedures to sterilize male animals date back as far as 284 B.C. Such surgeries for companion animals date back about 100 years. • Spaying...

Pets as Christmas Presents

Sometimes it may seem like a cute idea to give someone a pet as a Christmas present, but it’s important to give that some extra thought before you do it. Most pets that are given up lose their home because their owner loses interest in them or is unprepared for the responsibility of pet ownership. This is a huge problem seen among pet owners who receive their pets as “gifts.” Children especially are given the mistaken idea that pets are all fun and games, but they are not fully ready to take on the responsibility of feeding, walking, cleaning, and training their pet. Instead of giving pets as presents, we recommend getting acclimated to the idea of bringing a new pet into your home. Bringing your children to volunteer at an animal shelter or babysitting the pet of a friend or family member can help. Children and potential pet owners (no matter their age!) need to be reminded that pets aren’t just cute; they are also hungry, need to exercise, and need to use the bathroom. They can be messy when they aren’t fully trained, and the training process can be difficult too. Please, don’t adopt until everyone in your family is...

“Bed & Breakfast” For Pets

B & B Kennel and Boarding for Cats & Dogs at Donner Truckee Veterinary Hospital provides the very best pet boarding, doggie daycare, kenneling and bathing services (dogs only) available for cats and dogs. Personal tours of the Bed & Breakfast are available to view our boarding and bathing facilities. Located in Truckee, our B&B Pet Boarding serves the Truckee, Donner and Tahoe regions. We are easily accessed from all parts of the area, including Reno, Incline Village, Squaw Valley and Tahoe City. Call 530-587-3596 For Reservations And...

Snuffy Update

As many of you may remember, Snuffy is a gentle young male Saint Bernard who was found injured at the side of the road at Donner Lake after apparently being hit by a car. An employee at Mountain Hardware brought Snuffy to us for help. After all of this and years later, we thought many of you who helped, would like to know that Snuffy could not be doing better! He was adopted by Donner-Truckee Veterinary Hospital’s Office Manager, Nedra. He continues to have a happy home life. He has learned (reluctantly, and with the aid of a life preserver!) to swim and enjoy the mountain environment in all its beauty. He adores his “sister” who is a fireball of mixed breed who also challenges him to stay active. He enjoys adventures to the dog parks and absolutely adores meeting new friends of all species everywhere he goes! He is a master of relaxation, the play blow, “so happy to see you” vocal greetings, he loves his balance board and the snow. He is a home body too and very devoted to his family. Thank you so much for making his life possible. The rescue fund made in his name remains as active as possible in these though times. We appreciate any donations and contributions made to Snuffy’s Rescue Fund. If you wish to contribute to Snuffy Animal Medical Emergency Fund (SAMEF) please call us at (530) 587-4366 or stop by Donner-Truckee Veterinary Hospital. We are always so very grateful for any contributions and sincerely appreciate all you do for the animals of our...