You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, there’s something missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. This week, we found the perfect, proud night owl for Nevadans.

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Nevada is a state best known for the decadent Las Vegas strip. Millions from far and wide visit to try their luck in the 24-hour casinos, stay in luxurious themed hotels, watch extravagant live shows and commit out-of-character acts that “stay in Vegas.” Dog loving citizens of Nevada, where individualism reigns supreme, need a pet as independent as they are: the Kuvasz. Originally bred to protect livestock, Kuvaszok (the plural of of Kuvasz) will protect the loving families who adopt them and, better yet, stay up late with you and the other nocturnal creatures of Nevada while you toss a few back in the cool desert breeze.

The Kuvasz is an ancient Hungarian dog breed. With their gorgeous white fur and proud stature, these dogs serve up elegance, much like the Bellagio, the Palazzo, the Four Seasons, and other classy joints on the Vegas strip. Kuvaszok were once coveted by Hungarian royalty as guard dogs, and given as gifts to noblemen, including Count Dracula (also, ahem, a night owl). Here in the United States, the people we consider royalty perform on Las Vegas stages every night. We’re talking pop royals Cher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and more.

Kuvaszs are physically strong and need a lot of exercise, do not like extreme heat, are loyal and loving, but can be untrusting of strangers, so… they are a bit on the diva side. Don’t let this deter you. Nevada has proven itself a lovely home for top divas, with air conditioning as plentiful as slot machines. With a loving and attentive owner, the Kuvasz will thrive. Here are resources to start you Kuvasz adoption search.

Nevada Kuvasz Rescue Resources:
Kuvasz Rescue
Kuvasz Rescue Foundation
Adopt a Kuvasz Near You


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