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LAS VEGAS(August 24, 2012)

The famous DockDogs® Iron Dog championships have found a perfect home for the inaugural “made for TV” production. This year, the competition will be a part of Nevada Wild Fest at the dog-friendly Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Dog lovers can watch as the six top-ranked canine teams from east and west of the Mississippi battle in all three DockDogs®disciplines, Big Air, Speed Retrieve and Extreme Vertical. The highly-trained dogs and handlers on each team will push their training and abilities to the limit as they jump, run and retrieve to win the coveted title and earn the bragging rights to be named the “Best of the Best Iron Dog.” Fans are welcome at pool and dockside to cheer them on and to bring their own dogs for the regular DockDogs®

Dave Skoletsky & Yeager - DockDogs Extreme Vertical
Dave Skoletsky & Yeager compete in Extreme Vertical – Photo Courtesy of Key4Prints

competitions that will take place each day of the Nevada Wild Fest. The Iron Dog portion of the Competition is even being filmed as a one-hour television special that will run on Outdoor Channel.nbsp Now, for the first time, attendees who have dogs of their own can take advantage of Caesars Entertainment’s innovative PetStay program, which is in effect at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Caesars Entertainment’s PetStay program offers dog-friendly accommodations, amenities and experiences at eight of its Las Vegas resorts. PetStay guests and their pups receive in-room amenities that include dog treats, food and water dishes and a pet mat along with a map of dog-walking routes, on-property designated relief areas and a list of dog-friendly resources for pet walking, pet sitting, grooming services and veterinarian information. As part of the PetStay program, each resort offers floors and areas throughout the property that are designated as pet-friendly zones. Dogs must weigh 50 pounds or less and be present at the time of check-in.nbsp Dogs are permitted to walk through designated common areas while on a leash and accompanied by the owner and pets left unattended in a guest room are required to be crated. For more information on the Pet Stay Program please visit For its part, Nevada Wild Fest is pleased to offer dog lovers a great event at a facility that graciously accommodates canine companions.


Nevada Wild Fest is an annual festival that brings a carnival experience to Las Vegas, with over 35 large-format carnival rides & midway attractions, celebrity meet & greets, a free music stage featuring KWNR’s hottest country acts, the DockDogs Iron Dog East vs. West competition, Blood Village’s Haunted Maze, gourmet food trucks and food vendors, beer and wine gardens, the world’s largest sling-shot and a wide variety of specialty arts & crafts vendors.nbsp Festival dates are Thursday October 25th through Sunday October 28th, 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Nevada Wild Fest is a benefit for the Lilli Claire Foundation. KTNV Channel 13 Action News morning anchor Lisa Remillard is serving as festival spokesperson. In addition to Channel 13, media partners include Clear Channel Radio Sunny 106.5, My Radio 93.1 and Vegas Country 95.5, the Las Vegas Review Journal, Neon, City Life and El Tiempo, Cox Media, BLVDS, Lotus Broadcasting LA BUENA and ESPN DEPORTES, Highway Radio, What’s On magazine and Drive + Fly. Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers and Warner Bros. Television are the Wild Fest’s presenting title sponsors.nbsp The Lilli Claire Foundation also is supported by community sponsors and partners including the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, ADG Realty, Albertsons, Budweiser, Clark County School District, Davis Amusement Cascadia, DockDogs, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Great White Entertainment, Las Vegas Athletic Club, Leavitt Group Insurance, Nevada State Bank, ONEHOPE Wine, Pete’s Parking, Production Resource Group, Red Rock Tents & Events, Republic Services, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Star Nursery, Terrible Herbst convenience stores, Wells Fargo and Wyndham. More information is available at


The Lili Claire Foundationnbspis a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children andnbspadults with any type of neurogenetic condition;nbspsuch as, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,nbspDown Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Autism – all of these programs and services are provided free of charge. nbspPatients are diagnosed andnbsptreated under thenbspmedial direction of Dr. Colleen Morris and her team of professionals from thenbspUniversity Nevada School of Medicine. nbspThe Lili Claire Foundation is proudnbsptonbsphave been serving the Las Vegas community and Nevada for almost a decade. For more information, please visit


Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn and Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky, as well as the Crown Theater & Nightclub.nbspRio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar and VooDoo Beach. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit or to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter. The Rio, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. nbspFor information on No Resort Fees visit

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