Pet Adoptions - Hike for Hounds



Raise money for pet rescue
& have fun!

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 that 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 18th, 2022 (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm for festivities)

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 Nevada Humane Society.  Natural Paws is doggedly committed to pet rescue and will be collecting monetary donations (cash or checks only) for Nevada Humane Society all day with festivities starting at 3pm. Dress in your favorite ugly holiday sweaters as the merriments will be held exclusively outside with carolers singing tunes like Jingle Dogs & Santa Doggy.   Attendees can ‘take your own’ Santa Selfie with a pet loving Hipster Santa mingling with the crowd.  Natural Paws will also be raffling off a HUGE pet gift basket with $200 of fun dog & cat goodies with all proceeds benefiting NHS.


This unique event will also feature numerous dogs & cats available for adoption from Nevada Humane Society if you’re looking for a new member of the family for the holidays….come by & fall in love! 


Each adoptee will also receive a 5 lb bag of dog food to start the new family member off with excellent nutrition and health.  Come by & enjoy some ‘Holiday, Hounds & Hooch!’

MUTTS IN MAY PET ADOPTION DAY - Saturday, May 14th 2022! 

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 14th 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



Dog Town Rescue







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 a local Reno family who is struggling to keep their pet(s) due to recent financial difficulties.  Wag it Forward will feed up to seven families pets who are in need due to a recent job loss or illness in the family, or other family crisis.  Natural Paws is currently feeding six families in cooperation with Nutrisource, Lotus, FROMM, and Natures Variety pet foods.  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."


When: Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Fee: $30 Donation (Includes Free Tee, Raffle Tix, 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, Park at Jones Creek Parking Lot on Right.  Proceed to Bitterbrush Trail.


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 guided hike, hosted by Natural Paws, is from 10am to 1pm (at your leisure after signing up - REGISTRATION is from 10AM - 12PM). The hike should take about an hour (2 miles) but make sure to linger longer with your pooch to soak up all the gorgeous sierra scenery. After the hike, relax & enjoy the many unique vendors, amazing raffle benefiting ResQUE & CRCS, yummy food and great music by Kevin Conley! And last but definitely not least, your dog will delight in their very own after-hike ice cream - pumpkin or bacon non fat yogurt!


Just $30 donation includes a very cool event tee shirt as well as an impressive gift bag with tons of dog goodies & some raffle tix.  Not to mention the yummy ice cream! ALL proceeds benefit Canine Rehabilitation Center & Cat Sanctuary. Dogs must be on leash at all times, current on vaccinations & cleaned up after.  Don't have a dog or he can't hike? No worries - come anyway! It's Hike FOR Hounds so you can still help us raise money for pet rescue & enjoy the event.




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