Thursday, December 31, 2009

Animals found hope and rehabilitation in 2009.

At a time when local animals needed us most, with the recession and home foreclosure crisis costing them their homes and families, thousands of innocent lives depended on us saving and rescuing and adopting more animals in desperate need than ever before.

Thanks to you, we succeeded.

Nevada SPCA's dog adoptions climbed 3% in 2009, and cat adoptions soared 36%!

The year was also strong with adoptions for rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, hamster, turtles, and the many other domesticated species rescued here at Nevada SPCA.

Our other programs for animals excelled too. We were able to reach more students and children than ever before with the Humane Education Program, we had more options for referrals to help the public find low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines for their animals at home, and our dog training partnership with Dog-E-Mom Dog Training continued helping animals adjust to new lifestyles and remain in lifetime homes. Last but not least, our Foster Care program for special needs animals, including newborns and those battling broken bones and broken hearts, advanced and is poised for more growth in 2010.

All of these achievements were due to the generous, compassionate support of people like you. Nevada SPCA does not accept government funding or funding from national animal organizations.

We are honored that you have joined with us to respect and appreciate each animal's individuality, helping them find committed, loving forever homes so that they will never know hunger or abuse or cruelty or rejection again.

Best wishes to you and all of your loved ones for a joyful New Year, full of purpose and caring.

I worry that violence will come my way again.

Update: Digory was adopted on January 2nd!

Digory
is a young boy with the wise, weary eyes of a soul who has seen too much.

He is always on the lookout for someone who might strike or kick him again.

While Digory's faith in humans has been nearly shattered, he still yearns for a tender connection with a gentle, quiet person (or couple).

He is most likely a Lhasa Apso & Poodle mix. He is neutered and approximately one year of age.

Digory is good with other dogs, and he may do best in a home with another dog (or dogs) to help him adjust.

Please plan on regular grooming care and budget extra accordingly.

We have no reports of him biting, but we believe he would nip if grabbed at or snuck up on too quickly. Therefore, an experienced, adult-only home is required.

Digory debuts for adoption today. As he rebuilds confidence, his eyes will sparkle and his intensity will diminish. He will shower his hero with a lifetime of unconditional love.

Are you the one I am going to love with all of my heart?

Update: Sunday was adopted on January 2nd!

Sunday
is a charming, affectionate puppy with the sweetest nature.

He is a Heinz 57, perhaps with Shepherd, and we expect him to grow to medium size.

Sunday is now neutered, enjoys other dogs, and debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Sunday needed us after being abandoned on the streets shortly before Christmas.

Please be sure to carefully puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety and protection.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The path to my heart was through my stomach.

Pier, a petite "kit" (baby bunny), was our first rescue from a college campus lawn that had become overrun with rabbits.

The situation, which apparently began with the release of domesticated rabbits outdoors on campus, had become disastrous. Bunnies were being smashed under vehicles in adjacent parking lots, violently killed by dogs and birds of prey, and even clubbed to death by humans.

Nevada SPCA staff have so far captured and rescued 15 of the estimated 60 bunnies. We are hoping to complete this rescue mission for all 60 by mid-January.

Pier, a 5-month old Dutch, most likely had never been handled by people before. But to go from starvation to generous helpings of daily salad greens and Timothy hay won her over surprisingly quickly.

It turns out Pier has a social nature and she is gaining self-esteem every day. She is now spayed and debuting for adoption today.

In an experienced home, her progress will continue beautifully and she will reach her full potential as a loving new member of a family.

I know I am sometimes sassy, but did I really deserve to be thrown out of the family?

Update: Casey was adopted in December!

Our strong opposition to declawing cats is based not just on the pain and maiming, but also because of the behaviors it exacerbates, often leading to rejection and homelessness.

Deprived of an important part of their anatomy, the equivalent of the tips of human fingers, our experience is that declawed cats are more likely to begin biting and choosing to eliminate outside of their litter boxes.

Eight year-old Casey, a gorgeous, spayed Torbie girl who was previously declawed, lost her home after biting a houseguest.

Our evaluation of her is that she enjoys attention and affectionate, but from those she knows and trusts. We see no viciousness in her whatsoever, but a tendency to avoid contact with strangers or people who sneak up on her.

Since Casey can get spicy and sassy with those who irritate or frighten her, and because of the alleged bite, Casey requires an adult-only home.

Casey will do best with a quieter lifestyle with less commotion. Please have empathy for this calm girl who never asked to be declawed, or pawed by a stranger for that matter. She is full of love and ready to share her devotion with a gentle person or couple who respect and appreciate her limitations.

I am hoping you cannot resist my big green eyes.

Update: Momba was adopted on January 9th!

Momba
acts like she is a kitten, playing and running in the free-roaming Cat Condo playrooms to her heart's content.

This sweet, vocal young girl (18 months of age) has hypnotic eyes, a cartoon-cute face, and a dashing white hourglass (facial blaze) above her nose. She is spayed and ready for adoption today.

Boxes dumped on the side of the road or in parking lots sometimes contain angels, like Momba. They are in grave danger of being run over or thrown away (literally).

Frankly, it is always a shock to find animals discarded so recklessly, but not a surprise, as this occurs daily in our community.

Please visit and ask for Momba by name. She is one of almost 200 rescued, spayed/neutered cats of all ages and sizes who await loving, forever, indoor-only homes today at Nevada SPCA.

I am a sweetheart, but many people refuse to consider me because I have Bully breed inside me.

Chet is technically still a puppy at 11 months of age, and he maintains that curious, inquisitive wonderment with new people and places.

He is a well behaved, versed in basic dog training classes, plus housetrained and compatible with mature children.

Chet is a tuxedo Bully mix with the cutest front-folding triangular ears. He is neutered and ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

He needed us because he and the other dog in the home were at odds with one another. We need to see more from him to know for sure, but he may be best as the only dog in the home.

The Bully breeds are as loving and affectionate as the other breeds, so please don't reject him based solely on his breeding. He did not ask to be born.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Not long ago I was near starvation, but now I relish generous heapings of daily greens and Timothy hay.

Update: Nathaniel was adopted on December 29th!

Nathaniel
is an especially enthusiastic eater, almost giddy with each day's special salad greens and veggies.

Until recently this young, cute boy was scavenging for morsels in the backyard of a neglectful home, denied proper nutrition and a full belly, not to mention improper protection from the elements and insects and other starving bunnies.

Despite the severe neglect, Nathaniel is surprisingly friendly and affectionate, enjoying being handled and receiving your attention.

He is a Dove Gray Rex with tan highlights and blue eyes, neutered, and under 2 years of age.

Please visit and ask for Nathaniel by name. He is one of more than 60 rescued, spayed/neutered rabbits for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Who is going to love me now?

Update: Champer was adopted on January 22nd!

Champer's
eyes reveal his anxiety and confusion over losing his previous owners. (The family home was lost to foreclosure.)

But his heart is made of gold, and with time, as his self-esteem rebuilds with more socialization and security in a quieter home, we know his zest for life will return brilliantly.

Champer is a good-looking Miniature Poodle, neutered male, about 3-4 years of age.

He is reportedly housetrained, crate-trained, and compatible with other sweet dogs and older children.

Please plan on regular professional grooming care for Champer (at least quarterly), and budget extra accordingly.

Champer debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

I have high hopes for my new beginning.

Update: Jewels was adopted on January 9th!

Jewels
is indeed a sparkling, priceless gem.

She loves belly rubs, cuddling, and playing fetch.

Jewels is a beautiful Bully mix with soft eyes and the cutest, roundest head. She is spayed and about a year of age.

She is adjusting quite well to life on three legs.

At the time of rescue Jewels' left rear leg was crushed and beyond repair. We rushed her into emergency medical care at a veterinary hospital and the leg was amputated.

Cheery and loving, Jewels seems not to fret for an instant about losing a limb. She is grateful to be alive and getting care, living in the moment, and hopeful for a wondrous future in a forever home.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Too loving? Really??

Mr. Brown was adopted on December 31st!

The ultimate truth is that not all humans have the ability to make lifetime commitments to those they love.


When an animal, like Mr. Brown, is surrendered for being "too affectionate", it is a startling reminder to all of us how animals lose their homes and families out of no fault of their own.

Blue-eyed and exceptionally handsome, Mr. Brown is most likely a Siamese and Snowshoe mix. He is medium-haired, neutered, and about 2 years young.

Like all cats, it is critical he enjoys an indoor-only lifestyle. The dangers for cats outdoors are many, and violent death is the frequent outcome for those who wander outside.

Mr. Brown is ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Will the new year bring me safety and security in a forever home?

Shy and gentle, Pristal's sweet personality and affectionate temperament are especially endearing.

She is a medium-hair, parti-colored, petite young girl, spayed, 18 months young.

We believe Pristal will do best in a quieter home, indoors-only, of course.

We rescued Pristal from the streets after she was witnessed being dumped like trash outside an office building near a busy road.

Pristal enjoys other cats and may do fine too with very mature, older children.

Please ask for her by name in the free-roaming Cat Condo playrooms at Nevada SPCA.

I dance when I feel exhilarated!

Update: Bronwyn was adopted on March 29th!

Bronwyn
is a gorgeous young girl with an outgoing, inquisitive nature.

She is a Cinnamon mix bunny, spayed, and approximately 10 months of age.

Bronwyn was rescued in a neighborhood, running loose where she had no hope for long-term survival. Her previous owner apparently released her to fend for herself upon moving away.

Domesticated rabbits rely on humans for survival. When thrown outdoors on their own they succumb to starvation, predators, disease, or vehicles.

An expressive and confident girl, Bronwyn will sometimes do a little bunny dance when especially excited (when greeting you or getting her daily salad greens).

She is one of more than 60 rescued, spayed/neutered rabbits for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I am told I am cuter than a Teddy Bear.

Update: Charlie was adopted on December 26th!

Charlie
is an adorable, loving puppy, full of spunk and pizzazz.

He is a Terrier & Toy mix, with charming button eyes and a wiry white coat. He is neutered and about 5 months of age, so he is expected to remain small in size.

Charlie enjoys other dogs, especially those who will play with him.

At the time of rescue he was very sick with the deadly parvo virus (and his previous owner was unable or unwilling to provide him with the emergency medical care needed to save his life).

Thanks to donations from caring & generous supporters of Nevada SPCA, we had extensive care provided for him and he made a full recovery.

Charlie debuts for adoption today.

They say I am a heavenly girl.

Update: Sophie was adopted on December 26th!

Cheery and noble, Sophie is a bright burst of sunshine.


She is a gorgeous Golden Retriever, spayed female, about one year of age.

Sophie is well-behaved too, reportedly housetrained and crate-trained, along with being compatible with children, cats, and dogs.

She reportedly enjoys playing fetch and cuddling.

Sophie needed us due to her previous owner's financial hardship.

She debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

We can bring you good Christmas spirit all year long.

Update 2: Dancer & Dasher were adopted on December 28th!

Update: Vixen & Prancer were adopted on December 26th!


Vixen & Prancer
(pictured here), and their sisters Dancer & Dasher, are nicknamed "Santa's Little Helpers" due to their jolly, entertaining personalities.

The four girls are Heinz 57s, perhaps with Shepherd, and expected to grow to medium or large size. They are now spayed, just under 3 months of age, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Santa's Little Helpers needed us when their owner had an "oops" litter. (In cases like this we try to accept the puppies in exchange for the owner spaying the momma dog to prevent any further litters.)

Santa's Little Helpers can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair for lifelong love and companionship.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas


Best wishes to you and all of your loved ones this holiday season from Nevada SPCA.

Thank you for everything you do to support animal rescue & adoption to make our community a kinder place for innocent animals in desperate need of new beginnings.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I love being with kind children.

Update: Pierce was adopted on December 26th!

Pierce
is a handsome puppy with an enchanting personality.

He is exceptional at sneaking kisses.

Pierce is a honey-colored Hound & Retriever mix, neutered male, about 10 months of age. He debuts for adoption today.

He reportedly adores children of all ages, provided they don't mind the occasional lick and whack of an excited tail.

Pierce is also compatible with other dogs, plus housetrained & crate-trained too.

He needed us due to his previous owner's financial collapse.

Adopt me and I will illuminate your life with joy every day.

Update: Loving Larry was adopted on January 7th!

Radiant and outgoing, Loving Larry is blessed with a razzle-dazzle personality.

He is a Miniature Poodle, neutered male, about 2 years young.

Loving Larry is great with other friendly dogs. Please plan on regular grooming care and budget accordingly.

The deformation of front right leg and foot is believed to be the result of birth defects. He has adjusted well though and seems unhindered by this.

Loving Larry debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

My family guessed wrong and I lost my home because of it.

Update: Byron was adopted on December 26th!

Byron
is a suave, cute, and friendly little boy.

He is a Puggle (Pug & Beagle mix), neutered male, about 2 years of age.

Byron, who debuts for adoption today, enjoys other sweet dogs.

He will need your patience and good guidance to learn to adjust to living predominantly indoors as a cherished member of the family.

Byron was surrendered to us because his previous owners believed he had eaten a bird and had a bone stuck in his throat.

We rushed him into emergency medical care, but it turns out he just had a simple case of kennel cough. We had him treated and he made a strong recovery. He seems to have a sensitive throat, so a harness is preferable to a collar.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

With your help and patience I can learn to trust again.

Update: Abby was adopted on December 24th!

Abby
glows with good cheer and tremendous loving potential, and she yearns to make connections with gentle people.

But her soul is scarred, most likely due to abuse. She is terrified of quick movements and children, and reportedly may nip to warn a stranger away out of great fear.

Abby is a light-colored Golden Retriever, spayed female, about 2-3 years young, and reportedly housetrained. She is ready for adoption today into a special needs home.

Her emotional recovery needs to continue long after her adoption. A calm, experienced, adult-only owner (single person or couple) with a tender touch is needed to help her regain her trust in people.

It is a strict condition of Abby's adoption that she has no access to young children.

Please be very patient with her, understand her limitations, and she can reward you with infinite, unconditional love for the rest of her life.

If a quiet soul speaks to you, then please come meet me.

Update: Mickey was adopted on December 29th!

Mickey's
deep blue eyes reveal his curious, though anxious nature.

He is a big boy who tends to be drawn to calm, gentle people.

Mickey is shy and serious at the moment, concerned about why he lost his family just before Christmas.

He is a very good-looking Cream Point Siamese, neutered, about 5 years of age.

Mickey is ready for adoption today in the free-roaming Cat Condo playrooms at Nevada SPCA.

He needs, requires, and deserves a strictly indoor-only home environment for his safety and protection.

I need someone who will still find me extremely adorable when I grow old.

Update: King was adopted on December 23rd!

King
is a frisky puppy, precious and affectionate and gentle.

He is a Heinz 57, perhaps with Beagle or Boxer, and we expect him to grow to medium size at most. He is neutered and just under 3 months of age.

At the time of rescue King was very sick with the deadly parvo virus. We had extensive medical care provided for him and he made a full recovery.

King enjoys other dogs (but in the short term take caution not to expose him to any dogs who are not current on their vaccines).

Adoption is forever, so please only consider King if you can make a lifetime commitment to him (and he could live for 15 years or more).

King debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Our lives almost ended violently.

Update: Pine Cone & Acorn were adopted together on December 23rd!

Pine Cone & Acorn
are brother and sister, very strongly bonded due surely in part to surviving early trauma together.

They are most likely Chihuahua & Shih-Tzu mixes and we believe they will remain small in size. They are spayed/neutered and just under 3 months of age.

One of our staff found Pine Cone & Acorn on the shoulder of a busy road, packed into a small crate that was just inches from the tires of the cars whizzing by at great speeds.

The pair are very playful, surprisingly confident, and exceptionally cute.

We give strong preference to keeping them together. They cry when separated.

Pine Cone & Acorn debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

We want to melt your heart and join your family.

Update 2: Double Fudge Brownie was adopted on December 24th!

Update: Vanilla Bean was adopted on December 23rd!


Double Fudge Brownie
(pictured here), and her sister Vanilla Bean, are lively, sweet puppies with often comical personalities.

Both girls are loving and blessed with gentle natures.

Double Fudge Brownie & Vanilla Bean are Labrador Retriever mixes, both spayed, and about 5 months of age.

They debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

The girls can be adopted separately, but we give preference to adopting them together for lifelong love and companionship.

I am beginning to believe in people again.

Update: Stormy was adopted on January 2nd!

Stormy's
hesitation with new people is understandable. Months ago she and her kittens were stuffed in a box and discarded in a parking lot.

A Nevada SPCA volunteer found them and began giving them foster care. All four kittens survived, and then were later spayed/neutered and adopted.

But Stormy remains with us, awaiting someone special to adopt her and help her believe in the goodness of humans again.

Stormy is a gorgeous, sweet, and independent-natured brown tabby, shorthair, spayed, and approximately 2 years young.

As with all cats, please keep her strictly and safely indoors only and regard her a true member of the family.

You can ask for Stormy by name in the free-roaming Cat Condo playrooms at Nevada SPCA.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I have been dreaming for years of finally finding a person to love me and commit to me forever.

Update: Dinah was adopted on December 28th!

Rescued from a puppy mill environment, Dinah was used for the past 6 years of her life, denied a loving home environment due to greed.

Fortunes are turning though for this dainty, sensitive little lady.

Today she debuts for adoption at Nevada SPCA, seeking a very committed owner who will help her adjust to living predominantly indoors as a cherished member of the family.

Dinah is an Italian Greyhound, 6 years of age. She is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped, in preparation for a forever home.

She enjoys other dogs. We believe she may do best in a home with another dog (or dogs) to help guide her and assist with her socialization and adjustment period.

Dinah needs a quiet, gentle, and patient home.

Italian Greyhound knowledge and/or experience is strongly preferred.

Will I have someone special to love on Christmas Day?

Update: Roxy was adopted on December 24th!

Roxy
is a very lovable, bubbly girl with expressive eyes.

She is a beautiful Dachshund mix, spayed, and about 2 years young. She needed us because her owners moved and did not take her with them.

Roxy enjoys other dogs, and she is reportedly fine with cats too.

She reportedly is not yet fully housetrained. A steady lifestyle routine is the foundation of housetraining, along with your patience and good guidance.

Roxy has a slight cherry eye condition in her right eye. Please monitor it with your veterinarian over the years and plan for having it repaired if it ever begins to grow or bother her, budgeting accordingly.

Roxy debuts for adoption today.

We did nothing wrong, so why did we lose our family right before Christmas?

Update: Tina & Pookie were adopted on December 29th!

Tina & Pookie
are little sweethearts facing the saddest Christmas, having lost their family during the holiday season, and for no fault of their own.

The girls are Chihuahuas, most likely mom & daughter, between 3-5 years of age. We had them spayed and they are now ready for adoption.

Tina & Pookie are well-behaved girls, compatible with other friendly dogs and housetrained (with a doggie door).

They are more than just blood relations, but also soul-mates. We are honoring their strong bond by requiring that they be adopted together for lifelong companionship.

I am a real gem.

Update: Grant was adopted on December 26th!

Grant
is an outgoing, friendly, confident youngster.

He is an American or English breed guinea pig, with frosty silver & white coloring, about one year of age.

We rescued Grant from another shelter.

If you are interested in considering a guinea pig adoption but have not yet begun research into the species, you can begin with a visit to Nevada SPCA for educational information sheets.

Like all of the rescued animals, Grant needs and deserves a loving, forever home.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am indeed a flower in bloom.

Update: Cherokee Rose was adopted on August 27th!

Cherokee Rose's
youthful, puppy-like personality defies her age (6 years).

But her rescue and dog training classes (she graduated from "Behaved Beginner" class), have enabled her to experience a new beginning.

And her spirit is soaring! Cherokee Rose radiates joy and good cheer.

She is a medium-size Heinz 57, perhaps with Shepherd & Bully, but she is so unique in appearance that these are only wild guesses. Her rich, dark brindle coloring is gorgeous.

She is reportedly housetrained & crate-trained.

Cherokee Rose will be an exceptional loving companion to a person or couple. She is reportedly anxious of and fearful around children, plus any dogs need to be her size or larger.

Please give Cherokee Rose consideration. She is so ready to go home and begin sharing her unconditional love with someone special.

I witnessed domestic violence.

Update: Dawnielle was adopted on January 8th!

It is clear to us, along with the dog trainers and behaviorists who have evaluated her, that Dawnielle resolved to never again tolerate male aggression.

At the time of rescue, she was still so traumatized by the beatings she witnessed that she would not even let a man within 3 feet of her if she was being held (or on a leash) by a woman.

But the work with Dawnielle is finally resulting in great progress. We are thrilled that she understands that many men are kind and gentle and non-threatening.

Her protective instincts are being overcome by the realization that not all men cause harm.

Dawnielle still requires a very special home, with an understanding of her limitations, where her progress can continue and her "job" becomes to be a loving member of the family, not a protector. A very experienced, adult-only home is needed.

Dawnielle is a Boxer mix, spayed female, about 4-5 years of age. She is full of personality and takes the greatest pleasure in giving kisses and curling up in her unique blue rubber tub.

At this time, she should be the only companion animal in the home.

But if you are looking for eternal devotion and loyalty, and you are willing and able to help a beautiful girl continue recovering her soul, then Dawnielle may be your special one.

The ultimate truth for all of us is that every day is precious.


Update: Porscha was adopted on January 9th!

Porscha
loves life with all of her heart.

You can see her whole body wiggle with enthusiasm every time she gets a hug or anticipates playtime.

She is a Dalmatian & Retriever mix, medium-sized, spayed, and 10-11 years of age.

We rescued Porscha earlier this year from another shelter where she did not qualify for adoption (because of her older age).

Surprisingly, this angel keeps getting overlooked. She has watched thousands of other dogs get adopted into loving homes, but her knight in shining armor has still not yet showed up for her.

After her rescue we found several lumps on Porscha's underside. We had them removed at a local veterinary clinic and they were cancerous. Her veterinarian though believes all of the cancer was removed, however, as you know, there is no guarantee that a trace was not left behind or that growths will not form again.

On the other hand, Porscha may be free of cancer for the rest of her life.

The focus must be, like with all of us, on her quality of life, staying comfortable and enjoying love and daily pleasures.

Porscha adores kind, gentle people. She can get grumpy with other dogs, so she may do best being the only pet in the home.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Did I do something wrong?

Update: Clea was adopted on December 26th!

As most of you know, the vast majority of animals in shelters and rescue programs have done nothing to deserve to lose their homes.

Instead, someone has almost always failed them. Yet while the dumping of the animals is more of a reflection on the person throwing them away, it is the animals who have their lives on the line.

Clea was stuffed in a box with a note. Her previous owner took a reckless gamble that a caring person would find her before she was injured, dehydrated, or mistakenly put in a garbage truck.

Fortunately, a Nevada SPCA staff person happened to find her, and little Clea was whisked into safety and tender loving care before further harm could come her way.

Clea is a gorgeous, petite Calico, medium-hair, spayed, and 2 years young.

She enjoys other cats and she is affectionate with kind people.

Please ask for Clea by name in the free-roaming Cat Condo playrooms at Nevada SPCA. As with all cats, she needs and requires a strictly indoor-only lifestyle for her safety and protection.

I have endured all my little body can take.

Update: Eppy was adopted on December 19th!

Eppy
is only 6 months of age, but she has already overcome two serious life-threatening challenges.

First, she was in an abusive home. As you can see in her eyes, she is quite wary of new people and new situations, wondering whether harm is about to again come her way.

Trusting people will take time and patience in an experienced, adult-only home with a steady lifestyle routine.

Second, at the time of rescue Eppy was sick with the dreaded parvo virus. We had extensive medical care provided for her and she made a full recovery.

Eppy is a pretty, petite Toy & Terrier mix, spayed female, 6 months of age. She is good with other sweet dogs, and further, we believe another dog in the home will help her adjust better.

This baby girl deserves to now see the best of human nature. She debuts for adoption today.

We lean on each other to keep our hearts from breaking.

Update: Olivia & Barney were adopted on January 2nd!

Olivia & Barney
needed us when their owner passed away and they had nowhere to go.

They are jubilant soul-mates, cheery and full of love, despite their confusion over what happened to their previous owner.

Olivia & Barney are plump little Dachshunds, spayed & neutered, approximately 6-8 years of age. They debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Dachshund knowledge and/or experience is strongly preferred for their adoption.

Olivia & Barney need to remain together forever. They enjoy other sweet dogs too.

They reportedly know how to use a doggie door, but may need your patience and guidance to fully complete housetraining. This begins with a steady lifestyle routine.

I never want to be left behind again.

Update: Magnolia was adopted on December 26th!

This little angel was rescued from an abandoned, foreclosed condo.

It is hard to imagine that while she weighs less than furniture, and has a soul, the household belongings were considered more important than her life.

Magnolia is a friendly, endearing, gorgeous guinea pig, about one year young.

Magnolia enjoys attention. We suggest matching her up with a sister guinea pig for lifelong companionship (and we are happy to help).

Guinea pig knowledge and/or experience is needed for her adoption.

Magnolia debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

I am just a puppy, but I knew what they were doing when they threw me away.

Update: Snowflake was adopted on December 19th!

Snowflake
is a jazzy, fun-loving, playful, charming puppy.

He is a small Terrier & Toy mix with snowy white coloring. He is neutered, about 7 months of age, and debuting for adoption today.

Snowflake enjoys other dogs, especially those who will play with him.

One of our staff happened to come across him stuffed in a crate on a curb. He was terrified and crying, and we do not know how long he had been dropped there or what would have happened had he not been found before sundown.

Please adopt Snowflake and show him the better side of human nature from now on. He is full of unconditional love.

Please see that we have enormous loving potential.

Update: Radcliffe & Braveheart were adopted on December 19th!

Radcliffe
(pictured here) and Braveheart are super sweet lovebugs with beautiful spirits.

The boys are good-looking Italian Greyhounds, rescued from a puppy mill environment. They are now neutered, 5-7 years of age, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

We do not believe they have ever experienced a loving home environment, so they will need your patience, good guidance, and a steady lifestyle routine in order to adjust to living predominantly indoors as true members of the family.

In addition, Braveheart & Radcliffe arrived with severe teeth decay. We had dental cleanings done for them and both lost a significant number of teeth.

Braveheart & Radcliffe can be adopted separately, but we give preference to adopting them together for lifelong companionship.

Italian Greyhound knowledge and/or experience is needed for their adoption.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Who will love a sweet old gal like me?

Update: Pixie was adopted on January 9th!

Pixie
needed us when her owner died and she had nowhere to go.

But at 14 years of age, we worry this affectionate, friendly, and very lovable girl will sink into depression due to all of this sudden, traumatic change.

Please remember the seniors, long-time residents, and special needs animals who fully deserve and need love just as much (if not more than) the puppies and kittens who get most of visitors' attention.

Pixie is a magical girl. She is a petite Persian with striking brown tabby markings. She is spayed and ready for adoption today in Nevada SPCA's free-roaming Cat Condo playrooms. Please ask for her by name.

Like all of the rescued cats, Pixie requires a strictly indoor-only home where she will be an adored and cherished member of her new family.

Persians require brushing a few times weekly, so please only consider her if you can commit to this level of care-taking and grooming.

I am so desperate to trust and love someone.

Update: Coco was adopted on December 29th!

This young, beautiful girl could not understand why she was being hit and screamed at. It has shaken her perception of people to her core.

Yet Coco loyally seeks out the tender touch of soft-spoken women who will hold her and reassure her and keep her safe from men.

Trusting men again will take time and great patience in an experienced home with a stable routine. She requires an adult-only home and it is a strict condition of her adoption that she has no access whatsoever to young children. This is because we believe if she feels cornered or threatened she may try to nip to protect herself.

Coco is a petite Dachshund, spayed, and about one year of age. She debuts for adoption today.

Coco feels secure around other dogs and it may be very helpful for her to have another dog in the home (but this is not required).

Dachshund knowledge and/or experience strongly preferred for her adoption.

Will you please pamper me?

Update: Kaplan was adopted on December 18th!

When we rescued Kaplan from another shelter, he was a scraggly, knotted mess, indicating many months of neglect.

Kaplan has a Schnauzer-cut now, appropriate because he may be part Schnauzer and Terrier. He is neutered, 3 years of age, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Kaplan is an energetic youngster with a priceless personality. He loves to demand your attention.

He is fine with most dogs, though too hyper for others.

Please plan on regular grooming care and good hygiene for Kaplan, and tend well to his needs so that he never experiences neglect again.

They say I am the equivalent of a chess champion.

Update: Billy Bob was adopted on December 19th!

Billy Bob
is so brilliant that he has repeatedly outsmarted our staff and volunteers with his escaping abilities.

He is perhaps the most "Houdini-like" dog we have ever had here, so a very secure home and yard is a necessity.

Billy Bob is most likely a Toy & Spaniel mix. He has a deep rust-red coat, wise eyes, and he is neutered and about 6 years of age.

He has an outstanding personality -- good-natured, adventurous, and friendly.

We rescued Billy Bob from another shelter. His jaw was broken. We had it stabilized and he is doing fine on a soft food diet. However, he may develop arthritis in his jaw in the future, so please plan for regular veterinary care and guidance.

Billy Bob debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. He enjoys other dogs (and another dog in the home to keep him company will help keep his mind engaged).

You will not throw me away again, right?

Update: Bentley was adopted on December 18th!

Adorable and soulful, Bentley is an endearing boy who yearns desperately for a committed owner who will love him.

He is a petite Chihuahua, neutered, approximately 5 years of age.

Bentley has the most expressive eyes. They reveal his concern that his heart will get broken again.

Please only consider Bentley (or any other adoptable animal) if you are willing and able to make a lifetime commitment for him joining your family.

Bentley likes other friendly dogs and may do best in a home with another dog.

We rescued him from another shelter, so we have very little background information.

Bentley debuts for adoption today. Please ask for him by name.

I should lead a glamorous life.

Update: Farrah was adopted on December 19th!

Farrah
is a cheerful little superstar, ready to shine in a forever home.

She is a Maltese, spayed female, about 5 years young. She debuts for adoption today.

Farrah has waited her whole life for this opportunity to be a part of a true family. She was rescued from a puppy mill, valued there for breeding rather than for her own worth and essence.

We expect her to need your great patience and good guidance to adjust to living predominantly indoors. A stable routine is the first step with many basic lifestyle behaviors, including housetraining.

Farrah enjoys other sweet dogs. Please be sure to plan for regular grooming care and budget extra accordingly.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I need daily playtime and scratching posts and activities that allow me to explore indoors.

Update: Elanore was adopted on December 19th!

Elanore
is an outgoing, adventurous kitten with a very playful nature.

She is a Norwegian Forest Cat, spayed female, about 8 months young.

Elanore lost her home because of "scratching". But, of course, this is a natural and necessary behavior for cats, especially young ones like her.

Cat trees and a wide array of scratching posts to choose from ensure that there are affordable options for every home. Our staff can give you tips on ideal places to locate the trees and posts too.

Elanore is one of 200 rescued and adoptable cats in Nevada SPCA's free-roaming Cat Condos playrooms. All are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested for leukemia.

We strongly believe that cats must be strictly indoors only for their safety and protection, and so that they can be proper, loved members of the family.

Elanore is ready for adoption today. Please ask for this spunky little beauty by name.

Life has dealt me some harsh blows.

Update: Bianca was adopted on December 23rd!

Bianca
has a lovely, quiet soul.

She is a humble, unassuming young girl who just wants to be loved and reassured.

Bianca is a Shih-Tzu, spayed, about 2 years of age. She debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

She is rescued from a breeding kennel, so we do not believe she has ever known a loving home before.

She does not have a left eye and we do not know whether this is the result of a birth defect or an early life injury. Her right eye is functional, though she is showing early development of a cataract. Please consult your veterinarian for guidance.

Bianca enjoys other calm, sweet dogs. Please plan for regular grooming care for her and budget extra accordingly.

This little angel needs a hero to see her enormous loving potential. With a lifetime commitment from a caring, kind person or couple, she will bloom beautifully.

Our dream is to be true members of a loving family.

Update: Dante & Kingston were adopted on December 17th!

Kingston
(pictured here) and his brother Dante are adorable Shih-Tzu puppies with sunny, charming natures.

The boys are now neutered, about 6 months of age, and debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Dante & Kingston were rescued from a puppy mill environment, so they need more socialization and good guidance from an experienced owner to help them adjust and become well-balanced boys.

Please plan on regular grooming care for them and budget extra accordingly.

Dante & Kingston can be adopted separately, but please strongly consider adopting the pair for lifelong love and companionship.

Thanks to your support, I survived a very close call.

Update: Carmel was adopted on December 18th!

Carmel
is a frisky, zippy, and super cute puppy.

He is a Chihuahua & Italian Greyhound mix, spayed female, approximately 10 months of age.

At the time of rescue Carmel was very sick with the deadly parvo virus and her owner was unable or unwilling to provide the emergency medical care necessary to save her life.

We had extensive treatment provided for her at a local hospital and she made a full recovery. Saving innocent angels like Carmel is possible only because of the compassion and generosity of people like you. (Donations can be made online.)

Today, Carmel spectacularly debuts for adoption.

She enjoys other dogs. To err on the safe side in the short term, please do not expose her to any dogs who are not current on their vaccinations.

Italian Greyhound knowledge and/or experience is preferred for her Carmel's adoption.

Adopt me and I will be yours forever.

Update: Blizzard was adopted on December 17th!

Blizzard
is a fun, jazzy, handsome boy.

He is a Bichon Frise, neutered, about 6 years of age.

We rescued Blizzard from another shelter, so we do not have much background information on him.

He enjoys other dogs and loves to play. Please also plan for regular grooming for him -- at least quarterly -- and budget extra accordingly.

Blizzard debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.