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Find Four-legged Humankindness, Saturday, November 2 at the 14th Annual San Martín Pet Blessing and Animal Fair

LAS VEGAS, October 24, 2019 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican invites southern Nevadans and their four-legged family members to the 14th Annual San Martín Pet Blessing and Animal Fair, on Saturday, November 2. 

Families can treat their fur babies, feathered friends, pot-bellied pigs, even horses to a pet-focused outing, featuring a variety of pet-related booths, information and activities. Every attendee will receive a gift from the San Martin campus. Attendees can enjoy free hot dogs and snow cones while watching demonstrations from local animal agility teams. 

Judges will award gift baskets to contest winners for best pet costume, pet/owner look-alikes, and best pet trick. 

The event culminates in a non-denominational blessing over pets and their owners, followed by individual blessings of our beloved beasts (even bad dogs are welcome). 

This year’s event will be held: Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the San Martín Campus Healing Garden, 8280 W. Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas, NV 89113

In the 16th century, Saint Martín de Porres, after whom the San Martín Campus is named, was known for his undivided care for animals and people alike. St. Rose Dominican is proud to continue in his tradition, carrying forward this annual family- and pet-friendly event.

Martín de Porres was born in Lima, Peru, on December 9, 1579. At the age of 24, he was the first person of African descent to be given the habit of a Dominican lay Brother. He provided physical and spiritual care to the sick and poor, including slaves, maintained an animal hospital, and established an orphanage for poor children. Canonized by Pope John XXIII in 1962, Martín de Porres became the first saint of African descent in the Americas.

For more information, call (702) 492-8509


About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics.


Publish date: 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Media Contact

Gordon Absher, External Communications Manager

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