Saturday, October 3, 2015

Roxanne's smile, a first sign of hope.

Roxanne finally gave us a smile this morning, a sign of light and hope from a spirit shattered by cruelty.  She kept her right ear aimed back towards the kind gentleman behind her, worried he intended her harm. 

Roxanne is so afraid of strangers that she hangs her head to the ground or flattens her body to the floor. 

We have no details on what she endured and know only that she ended up at another shelter that asked for our help. 

Roxanne's emotional recovery will be a long one, but we won't give up on her.  She is a lovely Heinz 57 (60 pounds), likely with Aussie & Chow, 3 years of age and spayed, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Finding a hero for Roxanne is further challenged by her inability to be around other dogs (she is afraid of them) and children. 

We look forward to the day we know will come when Roxanne stands proudly, chin and tail up, confident and happy to be around people she trusts.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tommy needs a hero.

Tommy is one of two dogs witnessed being abandoned in a wash. Staff and volunteers were eventually able to capture both of them. (The person who illegally abandoned them has not yet been caught.)

The two dogs do not appear to be strongly bonded, so Tommy is going up for adoption today at Nevada SPCA and the second one is going up soon after recovering from surgery.

Tommy is a Bully mix, 3 years young, neutered boy. Multiple signs point to a cruel past, including fear of quick movements and even missing teeth. But if you sit beside Tommy and talk in a soothing manner he first lays his head in your lap, then sneaks his paws on your legs too to get as close as he can to feel safe.

 Please help find a hero for Tommy so that he only knows love and responsibility and peace from now on.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Demi and her sons.

Demi and her sons, Benny and Gabe, are ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Like their mother, the baby boys (3 months, neutered) have extra toes (polydactyl). 

Demi was pregnant at the time of rescue.  She raised her kittens in a loving foster home. 

Demi is 4 years of age, very affectionate, and now spayed. 

The boys are sporty and love all of their toys.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Gabrielle and her three sons.

Gabrielle and her three sons -- Benoit, Marcel, and Pierre -- debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

All four Toy Poodle mixes are tiny, especially Gabrielle (5 pounds), and exceptionally timid, but they melt into your hands when you hold them sweetly. 

We rescued them from another shelter that asked for our help due to their horrific neglect (matting across their eyes and entire bodies).  Their background is otherwise unknown, but it's clear Gabrielle, who is 11 years of age, has been bred repeatedly.  We believe her sons are from three different litters -- Marcel is 1 year, Pierre is 2 years, and Benoit is 3 years. 

They can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair for lifelong companionship.


Vance is remarkably gentle. 

We rescued this young Labrador Retriever mix from another shelter (that ceased its adoption program), but he doesn't yet realize he is safe. 

Vance feels so lost and insecure, but he trusts us to carry him around from place to place (all 60 pounds of him!) since he has never walked on a leash before. 

Vance is good with other dogs and we believe he will be great with mature kids.  He is ready to bloom and build confidence with more socialization. 

Vance is 2 years of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bethany's Babies!


 Bethany's Babies -- Betty, Hope, Lucille, Moon, Petie, and Tanner

Bethany's puppies are ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

You may recall Bethany's rescue in June.  She was tied up and abandoned behind a gas station.  She gave birth less than two days later.  Bethany raised her babies in a wonderful foster home.

Bethany's puppies are now 3 months of age and spayed/neutered.  Betty, Hope, Lucille and Moon are girls.  Petie and Tanner are boys.  All four are loving and playful.

Bethany remains with her foster family and they are planning on adopting her and one of her other babies!
Bethany in June with her newborns, Lucille and Tanner

We suspect the babies have at least three fathers. Lucille and Petie likely have the same father. Tanner is markedly different in breed make-up from his siblings, as is Moon. Here is a second picture of Moon, which highlights her incredibly cute freckled ears and one eye with "make-up".


Hugh & Dahlia

Hugh & Dahlia, a heartbroken pair, 12 & 14 years of age, likely son and mother, debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

They are Toy Poodles, neutered/spayed, exceptionally sweet, and good with other dogs. 

Hugh & Dahlia were saved by a veterinarian who adamantly refused their previous owner's request to have them destroyed due to being old.  (He arranged for them to come to us to be safe and to stay together.) 

Both respond wonderfully to kindness and have a world of love to share. 

Please help find a hero for Hugh & Dahlia.