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Holly Madison lends her love for animals to 10th ‘Best in Show’ at The Orleans

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Holly Madison at the Animal Foundation’s 9th Annual Best in Show at Orleans Arena on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Holly Madison at 2012 Best in Show at Orleans

Holly Madison at the Animal Foundation's 9th Annual Best in Show at Orleans Arena on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Launch slideshow »

The new home of Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella is shaping up as an upscale version of “Green Acres,” a reference that should send a very high percentage of readers straight to Google.

Life has slowed nary a step for the couple as they have started a family in Las Vegas. The couple welcomed their daughter, Rainbow, on March 5 and are hoping to move into their new Scotch '80s home this spring. Madison has been a scene frequenter over the past few weeks, stepping across the red carpet at the Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala and hosting today’s “Best in Show” at The Orleans Arena.

Madison is to be joined by Clint Holmes and Siegfried & Roy in the 10th annual event hosted by The Animal Foundation that typically adopts out every canine available during the American Kennel Club-style dog show. The event starts at noon; tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 12 and under and $5 for seniors 65 and older (click here for info).

Madison is moving a small menagerie to her new home in the stately, custom-home community south of Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive. She owns three dogs: the sufficiently famous Louis, Napoleon and Josephine (she adopted Louis at the 2011 “Best in Show” event). She has a pair of ferrets — or “pairrets,” if you will — named Sid and Nancy.

And this week, she reports that she has adopted a pet chicken and rooster. No names yet to report, but there are a few discarded suggestions for the baby’s name from which she can pluck.

Madison also says she is following through with plans to move her famous pink doghouse, which raised something of a foofaraw in her soon-to-be-former neighborhood in Southern Highlands.

“My contractor is ready to move it for me,” she says. “He’ll use a crane and put it on pallets.”

But this isn’t to be a doghouse exclusively.

“Actually, the new house is so big and the outdoor space is so vast that I don’t need an air-conditioned doghouse anymore,” she says. Instead, the house that caused such a concern at its former locale will one day be known as Casa de Rainbow.

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