Update 4: Mars remains available for adoption. Pluto was adopted on October 5th!
Update 3: Two puppies remain available for adoption. Sun was adopted on October 1st!
Update 2: 3 of the puppies remain available for adoption. Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn were adopted on September 23rd.
Update: 6 of the 8 remain available for adoption. Neptune and Venus have been adopted.
Just over a month ago a family showed up in our lobby with a dirty box full of 8 puppies. They said they had just found the babies abandoned in a park and had managed to capture all of them.
They needed urgent care due to heat exposure and all of them were sick with intestinal parasites (giardia).
We named them "The Planet Puppies" -- the girls are Saturn and Venus, and the boys are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, and Sun. (Sun and Jupiter are pictured above, and their siblings can be seen on Nevada SPCA's main web site).
All 8 survived, and after weeks of medical treatment, they tested negative for the parasites. They are now spayed/neutered and debuting for adoption.
The Planet Puppies have widely varying personalities, but each of them is loving, playful, and rambunctious. They are Retriever mixes, 3 months of age, and we expect them to grow to medium or large size.
The Planet Puppies can be adopted individually. But please consider adopting a pair (and get reduced adoption fees) for lifelong love and companionship. Please ask for them by name when you visit.