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Pet Adoptions - Hike for Hounds



Raise money for pet rescue
& have fun!
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Our community involvement is imperative to our mission - from hosting Hike for Hounds which has raised over $30,000 for pet rescue to hosting adoptions every May at our Mutts in May which has found homes for over 100 dogs & cats.  We also donate a portion of our food to local pet rescue as well as provide pet food for Mt Rose Ski Dogs to ensure they have ample energy to save lives on the mountain.



When: Saturday, Dec 16th, 2023 (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm for festivities - accepting monetary donations now thru Dec 16th)

Where: Natural Paws Pet Store (18136 Wedge Pkwy)


Come by with your hound(s) and mingle & jingle!  The hounds will be served holiday pumpkin lattes while the owners enjoy their hooch with their pooch from Mutt Lynch Winery featuring a commemorative wine glass with a $10 suggested donation to Shakespeare Animal Fund.  Shakespeare Animal Fund was founded in 2004 and provides essential funding helping the elderly, disabled, veterans and low-income individuals with veterinary care for their pets. 


Natural Paws is doggedly committed to pet rescue and will be collecting donations (cash or checks only) for the organization all day with festivities starting at 3pm. Dress in your favorite ugly holiday sweaters as the merriments will be held exclusively outside with carolers.   Attendees can ‘take their own’ Santa Selfie with our Epics Holiday Themed Photo Booth & best dressed will receive a barktacular prize from Natural Paws.  Natural Paws will also be raffling off a HUGE pet gift basket of fun dog & kitty goodies with all proceeds benefiting Shakespeare Animal Fund. Come by & enjoy some hooch, take a Santa Selfie photo & help a great cause!

MUTTS IN MAY PET ADOPTION DAY - Saturday, May 13th 2023! 

Come by & fall in love with your new family member! We will host a HUGE pet adoption day with several pet rescue groups Saturday, May 13th from 10 am to 2pm.  Whether you want small or large OR fuzzy or smooth, we will have EVERY breed for your liking.  Come by and add to your family this May!

Rescues Participating: Nevada Humane Society, Pet Network Humane Society, CRCCS, Res-Que, Pawsibilities, High Sierra Rescue, Boxers & Buddies, Humane Society Truckee-Tahoe


*Become a Hike for Hounds Vendor!  Email Natural Paws for an application!

When: Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Fee: $30 Donation (Includes Free Tee, Gift Bag & Ice Cream!)

REGISTRATION IS AT EVENT (anytime between 10am - 12pm)

*If you have large family, only 1 entry fee required unless you would like more tees!

Where: Galena Regional Park (18250 Mt Rose Hwy - Bitterbrush Trail) Directions: Traveling West on Mt Rose Hwy, Take a Right at Galena Creek Visitor Center (1st entrance), Park at Jones Creek Parking Lot on Right.  Proceed to Bitterbrush Trail. Festival is on Bitterbrush Trail at Eagle Meadow. Balloons will mark your path!


Hike the Sierras with your dog! This isn't your typical dog walk as it's in the mountains on the trails surrounded by beautiful pines and vistas. The Galena Regional Park self-guided hike, hosted by Natural Paws, is from 10am to 1pm (at your leisure after signing up - REGISTRATION 10AM - 12PM). Dog welcome but not required to enjoy the festival featuring an ‘optional’ two mile trek, unique vendors, food trucks, music (April & Sheldon) & raffle!

ALL proceeds benefit Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary.  Dogs must be leashed at all times





Wag it Forward, originating from the widespread Pay it Forward, was designed to spread the wagging happiness of our beloved pooches and aid the community.  The first agenda within the Wag it Forward program involves helping local Reno families struggling to keep their pet(s) due to recent financial difficulties.  Wag it Forward will help feed families pets who are in need due to a recent job loss or illness in the family, or other family crisis.  Natural Paws owners, Lori & Rob Burks, state "The Reno community has been so supportive of our store and we want to pay it forward and give back to the community that has given us so much.  We love Reno and are so fortunate we are able to raise our daughter Sophie and grow our business within such a wonderful community.  Now it's our turn to help others."




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