Monday, April 29, 2013 | 3:31 p.m.
More than 50 of the most adorable, heart-tugging puppies found new homes at Sunday’s 10th annual “The Animal Foundation — Best in Show” at The Orleans Arena. The dog show is the foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and this year marked a decade of helping more than 45,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned animals.
Reality TV star and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison was the celebrity judge and joined with Las Vegas entertainer Clint Holmes to salute Siegfried & Roy for their 10 years of support. The Animal Foundation Lied Shelter is Nevada’s largest shelter and pet adoption center.
All 50 of the cuddly canine contestants paraded by Las Vegas news personalities in various categories of The American Kennel Club-style show were adopted. This is one of those times when the delightful photographs tell a better story than words can convey.
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True to its namesake, The Orleans gives visitors a year-round Mardi Gras feeling with a New Orleans French Quarter environment.
Located just a short way from the center of gambling on the Strip, The Orleans offers a collection of attractions that helps to draw in a mix of locals and visitors.
In addition to the 1,885 hotel rooms and 134,000-square foot casino, the property has a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, an 850-seat showroom and a 9,500-seat arena, home to the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team.
The hotel also has 14 dining options, including Canal Street, The Prime Rib Loft, Koji Sushi Bar & China Bistro and Big Al’s Oyster Bar.
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading mid-sized arenas, and was recently ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 5 internationally among venues of similar size by Venues Today Magazine.
The Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including concerts by top names like Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Van Halen, Brooks & Dunn, Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Rihanna; family favorites like The Harlem Globetrotters and Circus Spectacular; and a wide variety of sporting events, including NCAA basketball tournaments, the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference Basketball Championships, mixed martial arts with Superior Cage Combat, and major motorsports events.
The arena serves as home to the Las Vegas Wranglers professional ECHL hockey team, the Las Vegas Legends professional indoor soccer team, and the Lingerie Football League’s Las Vegas Sin. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).