Century 21 agent allows home to `go to the dogs'

Canine expert Randy Warner and his Dalmatians play in the home of David Abraham, a sales agent at Century 21 Money World’s Realty Offices .



Warner and 21 Dalmatians stop for gas, a coke and 22 orders of french fries on their way to Vegas




     When he heard 21 "celebrity" Dalmatians would need a place to stay while attending a charitable event in Las Vegas, David Abraham of Century 21 MoneyWorld came to the rescue.
      Abraham and his wife, Valerie, agreed to house the dogs during their weekend visit last May.
      "It was quite a sight to come home from work and see them all out there," David Abraham said. "It got to the point where we were able to distinguish them by their markings and personalities. They were very well-behaved, and mainly just played together in the back yard."
      Coincidentally, the Abrahams have a Dalmatian of their own, Gracie.
      "Poor Gracie didn't know whether to play or run and hide," Abraham said.
      The dogs were in town to attend a photo session with local firefighters who had posed for a calendar to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      What made the couple's guests special was that all of the dogs had been abandoned and subsequently rescued by Dalmatian ResQ, an organization based in Riverside/Orange County in California. Randy Warner started the rescue operation to help control the problem of abandoned and abused Dalmatians.
      Warner said the dogs were invited to the session, which was held at The Forum Shops at Caesars, because of their visual appeal and to be paired with the firefighters. He transported the animals in a minivan from their home in California.
      "It was quite a sight," Warner said. "You can't imagine what it was like; twelve Dalmatians and one friend in a seven-seat van. We were getting looks from every car that passed by."
      Abraham works in the commercial division of the realty firm's office on Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas. The company has four offices in the Las Vegas area.