Earth Day in Lake Tahoe, Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day in Lake Tahoe, Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day in Lake Tahoe, Saturday, April 21, 2012Today is the largest eco-event in the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee, California area.  The Tahoe-Truckee Earth Day events will take place at the Village at Squaw Valley.  Admission is FREE.  Transportation on TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transportation) is FREE.  There will be live music, information booths, a children’s area, raffle, and the Trashion Show. 

The Trashion Show is put on by the Truckee High School Envirolution Club.  Each outfit is made by the student and is made out of materials that do not biodegrade easily.  Each outfit is designed to send a message and while there should be some fun outfits, you’ll also learn how you can be more environmentally aware.

You’ll also have a chance to recycle electronics, waste tires, and house hold batteries for free, just check out their website for details. www.TahoeTruckeeEarthDay.Org

Here are the event details:

Earth Day in Lake Tahoe – Truckee, California

Saturday, April 21, 2012

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Village at Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, California)

Admission Cost – FREE!

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Collection Event  

12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Dr. Wilderness – Children’s Stage Show

1:00 p.m. The Main Event at the Squaw Valley Village Begins

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Live Music by Drop Theory with Special Guests

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ASHA World Dancers

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Trashion Show

3:00 p.m. Raffle Winners Announced

3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.  Dr. Solar – Children’s Stage Show

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Ten Mile Tide

Take advantage of the great spring-summer like weather today and enjoy the afternoon at the Earth Day events.
Lake Tahoe – Truckee Earth Day Events, Saturday, April 21, 2012
For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Earth Day in Lake Tahoe, Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Lost Dog, Cat, or Pet in Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area

Lost Dog, Cat, or Pet in Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area

Laura with Irish Wolfhound puppies Rose and ScooterIf you’ll be traveling up in the Tahoe area, here are some actions to take if your pet gets lost, or precautions to take just in case the unthinkable happens. 

1)     Report to Placer County Animal Control – Report your missing pet to the Placer County Animal Control.  This is a county operated center and is one of the first places lost, or found animals should be reported.  Give a good description of your pet.  Remember if the pet collar, or tags are missing, there is no way to reunite you with your pet. Contacting a local agency is an easy way for everyone to become reconnected.    

Placer County Animal Control 

849 Shelter Road, Tahoe Vista, CA 

530.546.1990 

Open Tues – Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed from 12 noon – 1 p.m.

2)     Lost or Found Missing Pet Notice – Ask your local Tahoe REALTOR® to post a missing pet, or found pet notice in the daily “Tahoe Sierra Board of REALTORS® Member News – Classified Section” for you.  Our email blast goes out to all real estate agents in the greater Lake Tahoe – Truckee, California area.  Agents are all over the Tahoe area and are coming in contact with people in many different neighborhoods.  Put their eyes to work for you.    If you don’t know a local Tahoe REALTOR®, call me – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260 and I’ll post your lost pet notice for you!

3)     Use the Power of the Internet – Post a missing pet blog, tweet your Tahoe friends that you’ve lost your pet, use Facebook, Google+, and any other social networking tool you have to get the word out about your lost pet. 

4)     Post Flyers – Post flyers in your local neighborhood and in all of the local coffee shops, post offices, grocery stores, and gas stations.  Remember pets can travel large distances, even the older ones, so hit all of these local spots in a 10+ mile radius from your home.    

5)     Pet Identification – Make sure your pet has a collar with pet identification on it.  Make sure the contact information – phone number is current and is a phone number that you’ll be checking for messages.   

6)     Pet Chip – Even if your pet has a collar and pet tags, those can go missing.  If you haven’t had your pet chipped, consider having that done if your pet travels often.  When someone takes the found pet to a veterinary clinic, or to the Placer County Animal Control, they will scan the animal and they’ll get your contact information so they can call you.

7)     Pet Photo – Most pet owners have at least one photo of their animal on their phones these days, but if you don’t have a phone with a camera, make sure you travel with at least one photo of your pet with you.  It can help in the efforts to find your pet. 

Hopefully you’ll never be in the position of having to look for a lost pet, dog, or cat here in the greater Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe area, but if the unthinkable happens know that there are people here who want to help you find your pet.

Get help finding a lost dog, cat, or pet in Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Lost Dog, Cat, or Pet Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area

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Dog Friendly Places in Lake Tahoe – The Village at Squaw Valley, California

Dog Friendly Places in Lake Tahoe – The Village at Squaw Valley, California

The Village at Squaw Valley is Dog FriendlySquaw Valley is known for being the host for the 1960 Winter Olympics.  It’s an amazing area to visit.  If you’ll be traveling with your dog, you should know that the Village at Squaw Valley is dog friendly. 

Not only do they have plastic bag stands discretely placed through-out the Village at Squaw Valley, they welcome your four-legged friend.

The Village at Squaw Valley hosts several events and out-door festivals through-out the year, which encourage dog owners to show-up with the puppy and enjoy day.  If you’re in the planning stages to be up here in Lake Tahoe, you might want to be up here to take advantage of the upcoming dog event:

The Village at Squaw Valley Upcoming Dog Event:

Peaks & Paws

Saturday, August 25, 2012 and Sunday, August 26, 2012

Treat your dog to the best weekend featuring live music and on-mountain fun- all benefiting the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society! Enjoy Art, Wine & Beer Tasting, Doggy Vendors, Outdoor Activities, Bark-B-Q and continuous live bluegrass.

Even if it’s not a dog event, your dog on a leash is welcome to spend time at the Village at Squaw Valley!

Have fun and enjoy your day at Lake Tahoe!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Dog Friendly Places in Lake Tahoe – The Village at Squaw Valley, California

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Dog Friendly Lake Tahoe Beaches – Tahoe City, California

Dog Friendly Lake Tahoe Beaches – Tahoe City, California

Wondering if you can take your dog to a Lake Tahoe beach?  The answer is you can!  If you’ll be up in the Tahoe City, California area you have a couple of locations you can take you dog when you’re up here in Lake Tahoe.

On the North Shore, North Lake Tahoe, you can take your dog to the Lake Forest Beach located at the end of Bristlecone Avenue.  Known by locals as the Bristlecone Beach area (purple marker) is located about 1.5 miles east of downtown Tahoe City.

Bristlecone Avenue Beach 


When you’re facing Lake Tahoe, you’ll see the sign Lake Forest Beach on the right hand side of that sign is the is a dog-friendly beach area. The left hand side of the Lake Forest Beach area is not dog-friendly and it is marked “No Dogs Allowed”.  You need to be on the right hand side (west side) of the beach.  You’ll know you’re in the right area by crossing the small bridge and you’ll see the dispenser of plastic bags so dog owners can pick up after their dogs.  The water in this area is shallow, but still cold.

A second option for dog owners that would like to take their dog to a Lake Tahoe beach is to check out Hurricane Bay (purpke marker), located on the West Shore, West Lake Tahoe.  Hurricane Bay is located approximately three miles south of the “Y” (stop light) in Tahoe City.Hurricane Bay Lake Tahoe Beach


This open area does not have any dog restrictions.  Be sure to bring a plastic bag to pick up after your dog, and take it with you when you leave.  The water at Hurricane Bay is deep water.  You only have to walk in a few feet and you’ll be in over your head, be careful, the water is very cold.

If you’re going to be at any Lake Tahoe beach for any length of time, be sure to bring an umbrella to provide shade for your animal.  The combination of a higher elevation, along with the sun can make some animals sick.  Your animal can also get sick from drinking water out of Lake Tahoe, so you need to have fresh drinking water for them to drink.

Have fun and enjoy your day at Lake Tahoe!

Tahoe City, California Dog Friendly Beaches!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Dog Friendly Lake Tahoe Beaches – Tahoe City, California

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Dollar Point Homes for Sale – Tahoe City, North Shore, Lake Tahoe, California 96145

Dollar Point Homes for Sale – Tahoe City, North Shore, Lake Tahoe, California 96145
The Dollar Point neighborhood of Tahoe City is located approximately three (3) miles east of downtown Tahoe City on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, California.  The Dollar Point neighborhood is a premium residential lakeside neighborhood location and is between downtown Tahoe City and the commercial area of Carnelian Bay.

The Dollar Point neighborhood of Tahoe City, California has a few, smaller, older Tahoe cabins, but the neighborhood is mostly a mix of larger mountain homes and newer luxury properties. Dollar Point has approximately 569 parcels, of which, 39 are lakefront properties, and roughly 40% of the homes in this subdivision have some sort of view of Lake Tahoe, making this a highly desirable area in North Lake Tahoe.

Dollar Point HOA pier

Dollar Point homes for sale are very desirable because of their close proximity to Lake Tahoe recreational activities such as boating, hiking, biking, tennis, golf, skiing, shopping, and restaurants. 

Dollar Point Association Pool EntranceThe Dollar Point area is known for its easy year-around access, the larger lot sizes, and the nice wide streets.  It’s an easy neighborhood to get to on a year-around basis, and vacation rentals in the area are always in demand.  

Dollar Pool HOA AreaOne of the features that most Dollar Point homes for sale have is the Dollar Point Association (DPA) membership.  The DPA is an optional home owners’ association and their amenities include a seasonal swimming pool, tennis courts, gated private beach area, shared pier, and buoy rental option for members.  Dollar Point real estate is very popular with second home owners. 

Dollar Point HOA Tennis Courts

Currently there are eleven (11) Dollar Point homes for sale ranging in price from $550,000 to $2.3 million.  In 2011, there were eight (8) Dollar Point homes sold with an average median home sales price of $657,000.  The lowest Dollar Point home sold was $519,000 and the highest was a lakefront property at $3,040,050.        

Real estate in Dollar Point, Tahoe City, California is a great location to consider!

 Dollar Point Real Estate for Sale

North Lake Tahoe Homes for Sale

North Lake Tahoe Lakefront Property for Sale

Lake Tahoe, California Homes for Sale

 

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Dollar Point Homes for Sale – Tahoe City, North Shore, Lake Tahoe, California 96145

Animal Emergency Center – Emergency Medical Care for your pets Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area

Animal Emergency Center – Emergency Medical Care for your pets Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area

Rose the Irish Wolfhound Dog Fall 2011It’s your worst nightmare come true.  Your beloved pet is sick.  It’s late at night, on the weekend, or holiday and you don’t know what to do, or where to go.  If you’re in the greater Truckee, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, California, or  Incline, Nevada area you have a great resource if your animal needs medical help now. 

The Animal Emergency Center in Reno, Nevada is open during the hours when regular veterinary clinics are closed.  We have Irish Wolfhound dogs and we’ve used their services on more than one occasion, with great results.

The Animal Emergency Center is located at 6425 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada,

775.851.3600

Their hours of operation are:            

Monday – Thursday 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.

Friday 6 p.m. through Monday 8 a.m.

Holidays 24 hours

What has our experience been with the Animal Emergency Center?  We last used their services on Monday, August 29, 2011.  Rose, our Irish Wolfhound dog started crying and whining after dinner.  We had no idea what was wrong with her, other than she wanted some attention. 

After a while of her complaining, we realized something was really wrong.  It was more than just I want your attention now.  Her lower abdomen was completed blown-up.  She was huge.  At the time we thought it was just gas, but as it turned out, we were just lucky enough to have gotten her to Reno in time for help. 

Her stomach had turn over, and her time with us was just about out.  Our choices were to let her die on her own in excruciating pain, put her down, or try the life-saving surgery.  We opted for the live-saving surgery where they would go in and turn her stomach back around.  She lost her spleen, and there were complications with her heart, but she was still with us. 

The next few days after the surgery were some of the longest days we’ve ever had.  Honestly, they didn’t think she would make it because of the complications, but she surprised everyone.  On day three after the surgery she just seem to wake up and she looked at us to say “what’s all the fuss about?” after that, she was on her way to a full recovery.  Today, Rose is still with us, and she is happier than ever.

Emergency Medical Care for your pets Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area check the Animal Emergency Center in Reno, Nevada.

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Animal Emergency Center – Emergency Medical Care for your pets Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Area

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Free Pet Food Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California

Free Pet Food Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California Clancy and Lucy Irish Wolfhound Dogs

The tough economic times have been difficult for everyone, but for some, it means having to give up their beloved pet.  A choice no one ever expects to have to make, but with the difficult financial hardships many are finding themselves in, it becomes their only option. 

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Pantry is a “no questions asked” program that distributes donated pet food to anyone who cannot afford to feed their pets.  Free pet food in the Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, and Truckee, California areas is available for anyone who needs it. 

Anyone who needs pet food can pick-up food at the Town of Truckee’s kennel located at 10720 Riverview Drive, Truckee, California.  The kennel is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (close each day from noon to 1 pm).  

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe always has a need for donations, so if you have extra pet food to donate, you can drop off pet food at collection barrels in Truckee at the Pet Station and Scraps Dog Bakery. 

If you’d like to make a financial contribution, or need more information, call 530.587.5938 or visit www.hstt.org.

Your donations help those in the Tahoe-Truckee area.  Help someone keep their pet.

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Pantry Free Pet Food Program

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Free Pet Food Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City – Truckee, California

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