Thursday, January 31, 2013

I know I'm safe when you hold me.

Johnny needed us when his previous owner passed away and he had nowhere to go. 

He loves being in your lap and being held in your arms. 

Johnny is a very attractive and kind orange tabby & white shorthair with bright eyes, about 5 years of age, neutered boy, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Johnny loves other cats too and will snuggle with them during his afternoon catnaps.

I can't help but give you tons of kisses.

Cuddlebug delights in being close to you -- leaning on you, kissing you, and getting hugs. 

She is a social young girl and your approval means the world to her. 

Cuddlebug is a medium-size Bully & Retriever mix with adorable front-folding ears, about 2 years of age, now spayed and debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

At the time of rescue she had been abandoned in Las Vegas in an industrial area and was looking for someone kind to help her.

I don't ever want to feel the pain of rejection again.

Zoe is a dynamic, vibrant baby girl debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Her previous owner believed, or was told, she is a Shiba Inu mix.  We're not sure about that, and most likely she is a blend of many breeds (Heinz 57), but we do think she will stay small or only grow to medium size. 

Zoe is about 4 months of age, spayed, and good with other dogs, and she is already partially crate-trained. 

Zoe loves playing with and chewing old socks and she looks deep into your eyes when you converse with her.

She needed us when her previous owners moved away and opted not to take her.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

They threw me away in the most dangerous of places.

Kassie is a majestic young girl who was running alongside a highway at the time of her rescue.  She had no sign of responsible ownership -- no ID tag, no microchip ID, and she was unspayed -- and her emotional distress suggested that she had been abandoned so cruelly and dangerously right on the highway. 

Now, Kassie is calm and spayed and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is an intelligent, devoted, tri-color German Shepherd mix, about 2 years of age, and she is ready to give her whole heart to someone who will always honor (and never discard) her unconditional love.

Do I dare ask you to love me?

Rescued from a backyard breeder and denied love while serving as a money-making machine, Bethany has almost no self-esteem.  Bethany has not yet awakened to the realization that a person can cherish her for her own self-worth. 

But she is about to bloom as soon as we can find her a stable, gentle, and loving home. 

Bethany is about 6 years of age, great with other dogs, and now spayed and debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Please help Bethany find her hero.

As sweet as a rose!

Tudor is a lively, engaging young girl ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  Please ask for her by name in the Lovebugs Room.

She is a petite, Satin mix bunny, 1 year of age and now spayed. 

Tudor needed us after she was abandoned in a neighborhood and crawled into someone's backyard looking for food and shelter. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for photographing her on a bed of roses to help her find a loving, forever, indoor-only home.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Will someone kind, loving, and committed choose us?

Jacob
Jimmy
Scott
 These three loverboy kittens -- Jacob, Jimmy, and Scott -- are debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

The brothers have been raised and socialized in a loving foster home since their rescue from the streets.  They are now 3 months of age, neutered, and ready for forever homes. 

All three boys are playful and affectionate, and adore other cats. 

Please kitten-proof your home(s) for their safety.

What does it feel like to be really loved?

Chucky is an adorable, very lovable boy who needs a forever home.

He is a Shih-Tzu, 5 years of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Chucky gets along well with other dogs and needs regular professional grooming.

Another shelter asked us to rescue Chucky from them because he did not pass their food aggression test.  However, we have found no behavior problems with Chucky.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Please consider me. I am ready to love unconditionally.

Mama Mia is an enchanting girl patiently awaiting adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Her favorite toys are tennis balls and she sometimes does "happy dances" on her hind legs when she greets us. 

Mama Mia is a Dachshund mix, about 3-4 years of age, spayed, housetrained, crate-trained, and great with other dogs. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this elegant portrait to help Mama Mia win a loving, forever home.

The past fades and I am focused on a bright future.

Gunny's spirit is soaring!

He has realized within a few weeks here that people are capable of kindness and he cherishes his playtime now with the volunteers.

Chasing balls and squeaky toys brings a huge smile to his face.

Gunny is a very good-looking Bully mix, about 1 year young, neutered boy, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  He has done well with other dogs we have introduced him to so far.

Please adopt Gunny and continue to prove to him that his trust in humans is justified.

Doodlebug: My name fits my personality.

Doodlebug is an energetic baby boy who loves playing with other cats and kittens. 

He is about 7 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Doodlebug's right ear folds backward (birth defect) but the rest of his ear seems to function normally. 

Doodlebug enjoys squeaky toys and hopes you will give him lots of quality time daily. 

Please kitten-proof your home for his safety.

Like a person, I am an emotional being.

Snuggles has a remarkably human face and she is exceptionally gentle and endearing. 

You may remember her six babies -- the "Soft & Cuddly Puppies" -- who were adopted on January 12.  (She gave birth to them in a desert field behind a strip mall, then after their rescue we placed mom and babies in a loving foster home.) 

Snuggles is now ready too for adoption into a forever home.  She is a small, lovely young Bully mix, 2 years of age and spayed. 

A calm home environment is ideal for her. 

Please ask for Snuggles by name when you visit Nevada SPCA.

I see the sunny side of life and people.

Starburst is an angelic, gorgeous, well-behaved girl with a colorful personality debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is a German Shepherd, about 6 years of age, spayed, and reportedly housetrained and compatible with mature kids and most dogs.  German Shepherd knowledge is strongly preferred for her adoption. 

Starburst became homeless due to no fault of her own when her previous owners moved into a living situation where dogs are not permitted. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I like to share my smile with everyone I meet.

Razor glows with kindness and he adores people. 

He is a handsome Rottweiler, about 6 years of age, neutered boy, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Razor is very agreeable and has a happy-go-lucky personality that will bring you smiles and good cheer every day.  He is 90 pounds of love. 

We rescued Razor from another shelter and his background is mostly unknown.

Rottweiler knowledge is strongly preferred for his adoption.

Help us grow up to become well-adjusted adults.

Lani

Que

Poncho
Three more of the 28 rescued Australian Shepherd mix puppies debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Lani is a girl and Poncho and Que are her brothers.  All three are now 3 months of age, spayed/neutered, and socialized well thanks to loving foster care since their rescue. 

We believe they will grow to medium size.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for their safety.

The puppies can be adopted separately.

In December, Nevada SPCA rescued 28 puppies from one home.  All were placed in foster care for socialization and tender loving care.  They are becoming available for adoption as they get their spay/neuter surgeries. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

I am a wonderful listener too.

Kamara likes to chat softly with you throughout the day.  For such a gentle and docile girl, she has so much to say and she enjoys sharing her thoughts with you. 

Kamara is a very kind black & white shorthair, 10 years of age and spayed, ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  She gets along well with other cats and she is well-behaved. 

Kamara's previous owners moved away and decided not to take her (for reasons of their own which we cannot understand or relate to). 

Please help this graceful older girl get the loving home she deserves and needs.

I was exploited and discarded.

Flip is one of seven Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes we rescued from a backyard breeder. 

The physical neglect pales in comparison to his emotional neglect and you can see the anxiety in his eyes.  Flip does not yet realize that he is safe, nor does he understand that his value now will be as a loving family member, not a money-making machine. 

Flip is a gentle youngster, a chocolate & white Chihuahua with hazel eyes, 2 years of age, now neutered and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Flip is great with other dogs and yearns for kindness and stability.

Let me bring you warmth and love.

Dewy is a cheerful, elegant older girl who has one of those special smiles that makes everyone around her feel good and at ease. 

She is a lovely German Shepherd mix, 10 years of age, now spayed and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Dewy is reportedly housetrained, crate-trained, and compatible with mature, older kids. 

She lost her previous home because she reportedly did not get along with other dogs (but they had failed to have her spayed). 

Please help Dewy find a wonderful, responsible, forever home.

Was it wrong to act like a puppy?


Shivers is a comical, radiant baby boy debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is believed to be a mix of Shetland Sheepdog and Australian Shepherd, expected to remain small or grow only to medium size, about 6 months of age, neutered, and good with other friendly dogs.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety.

Shivers needed us because he was reportedly scratching the young child in his previous home during playtime. 

Puppies like Shivers need experienced homes with realistic expectations where they are allowed to be dogs, which includes playing like dogs, chewing like dogs, etc. 

Please ask for Shivers by name when you visit.

I am a marvelous snuggler!

Honey Bear is a hearty, adorable, and very affectionate baby boy debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

He is a Corgi mix, expected to grow to medium size, about 6 months of age, neutered, and good with other friendly dogs.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety.

Honey Bear loves to approach you by shuffling low and rushing into your lap.

At the time of rescue this sweetheart was near one of the busiest intersections in Las Vegas with no sign of responsible ownership (no ID tags, no microchip ID, and not neutered).

Will you still love me if I am a bit mischievous?

Odie is breathtakingly cute, very playful and excitable, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is a Yorkshire Terrier mix puppy, about 7 months of age, neutered, and in need of regular professional grooming.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety.

Odie was at another shelter and needed rescue because he had parasites (giardia).  We had him treated for several weeks and his veterinarian has now cleared him for adoption. 

Odie is very picky about other dogs, so please be sure to bring your dog to meet him to ensure they get along.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I was worried you too would hurt me.

Rumplestiltskin was rescued at a construction site, so traumatized that he had to be captured with a heavy blanket to make sure no one got bit. 

But within a few days at Nevada SPCA he realized he was safe and decided to let volunteers and staff pet and hold him. 

Rumplestiltskin is a tiny boy, about 4 years of age, Terrier & Toy mix with the cutest wing-shaped ears, neutered, and good with other friendly dogs. 

We do not know what he endured prior to his abandonment, but want to make sure that he only sees the best of human nature from now on.

The sweeter you speak, the more I listen.

Layla is a gentle young girl who is drawn to soft-spoken people and loves being adored. 

She is a petite Chihuahua, 1 year of age, spayed, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Layla gets along very well with other sweet dogs. 

Her background is mostly unknown, but she needed us when her previous owner became homeless.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Could you love me and accept me?

Sidewinder is such an earnest boy and he is desperate to share his unconditional love with someone who can look past his exterior and instead marvel at his goodness and kindness.

He is a medium-size Labrador Retriever mix, about 5 years of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

Sidewinder has constant head tilt, he is blind in his right eye, his nose and jaw are crooked to the right, and the right half of his face is paralyzed.  The veterinarian believes he sustained major face trauma years ago, but Sidewinder is not suffering and he has triumphantly adjusted to his disabilities.

The hero who steps forward for this boy will be rewarded with a gentle treasure ready to give you his whole heart and gratitude.

Am I worthy of being loved as a companion, not a money-making machine?

Elmer's fortunes have changed and he seems to be realizing this and relaxing around us. 

He is one of dozens of Boxers who were in desperate need at the home of a breeder who became very ill.  Animal organizations throughout the region rescued all of the dogs. 

Elmer is the first of the four Boxers rescued by Nevada SPCA to be available for adoption.  He is 2 years young, now neutered, and he has enormous loving potential. 

Elmer reportedly gets along best with men, though we have seen him do well with both men and women. 

Please help Elmer get a wonderful new owner who will help him continue his progress.

Ruby and Sapphire, baby jewels debuting for adoption.

Ruby

Sapphire
Ruby and Sapphire are adorable little gems with sparkling personalities and they debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA (www.nevadaspca.org). 

The girls are Heinz 57s (a blend of many breeds), expected to remain small or grow at most to medium size, spayed, and 3 months of age. 

Ruby and Sapphire have been lovingly raised and socialized in a foster home since their rescue as newborns many weeks ago.

They can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting them together for lifelong love and companionship.

I understand that peace-of-mind is happiness.

Miss Kitty needed us when her previous owner died and she had nowhere to go.

She is very gentle and wise, and she takes delight in life's simple pleasures, like catnapping by windows to bask in the sun rays.  We love her easy-going personality.

Miss Kitty is a beautiful grey & white shorthair with light green eyes, spayed girl, about 8 years of age, good with other cats, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I just need to be understood.

Dozer is terrific with people and he loves big, enveloping hugs. 

He is a handsome white Boxer, about 5 years of age, neutered, housetrained, good with mature kids, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Dozer has three special challenges and we ask for your help in finding this loving sweetheart a hero. 

First, he is deaf and the consistent use of hand signals with him is needed.  (He already knows several signals.) 

Second, he cannot be around any other dogs. 

Third, he reportedly has at least mild separation anxiety (but does better, according to his previous owner, when he is wearing a Thundershirt).

You believed in me and now I am blooming.

Jasmine is a gorgeous young girl who is fascinated by women's long hair and likes to play with it gently.  She is a calico shorthair, 2 years of age, spayed, good with other cats, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

At the time of rescue Jasmine was believed to be semi-feral (undomesticated) after being abandoned outdoors. But a foster mom worked with her extensively and Jasmine enjoys human companionship, trusts people, and relishes being brushed. 

She is a bit shy, but her progress has been enormous.  A gentle, calm home would be ideal for Jasmine.

They betrayed my trust and innocence and ruthlessly threw me away.

Tiny's eyes are magical, not just in their complex coloring but also because they are incredibly expressive.

Tiny is an orange cream boy, about 5 years of age, neutered, previously declawed (on front paws), good with other cats, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

He enjoys sitting on your lap and being petted.

Tiny was witnessed being abandoned in an industrial area to fend for himself.

Please help find Tiny a loving, forever, indoor-only home.

The Sopranos Puppies debut for adoption today!

Paulie

Christopher

Meadow

Tony
Meadow and her three brothers -- Christopher, Paulie, and Tony -- snuggle and melt like butter in your arms.  All four babies are playful and super sweet.

The puppies are reportedly Labrador Retriever & Mastiff mixes.  They are now 3 months of age, spayed/neutered, and expected to grow to large size.

Please puppy-proof your home and yard for their safety.

The Sopranos Puppies can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair for lifelong love and companionship.  (There is a reduction to their adoption fees when you adopt a pair in the interest of encouraging them to be able to stay together.)

The puppies needed rescue because their previous owner said his landlord demanded that the puppies leave his property.

I am interested in you and everything about you.

The Flying Dutchman is a very attractive, alert, and inquisitive young bunny ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

He is a Dutch mix rabbit, neutered boy, 1 year young.  We love The Flying Dutchman's playful spirit and he welcomes volunteers and staff with great curiosity every day. 

At the time of rescue he had been abandoned outdoors. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this handsome portrait to help The Flying Dutchman find a loving, forever home.

Monday, January 21, 2013

I never thought I would be thrown away by those I loved.

Elvira is a serene, wise older girl who finds herself homeless at 11 years of age due to no fault of her own.  (Her previous owners moved away and left her behind.) 

She is even-tempered, housetrained, crate-trained, good with kids, and compatible with some larger dogs.  Elvira is a medium-size Bully mix, spayed, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Despite being rejected by those she loved with all of her heart, Elvira still believes in people. 

She is very kind and humble, and we ask for your help in finding her a wonderful home for her twilight years.

How could you hate me? I am an angel too.


Tess is a gleeful, jubilant puppy debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is reportedly housetrained, crate-trained, good with kids, and always seeking attention.  Tess is a pretty Bully mix, about 8 months of age, and spayed.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for her safety.

She needed us when her previous owners were threatened with eviction for having a "pit bull".  We offered them guidance to protect the dog from the landlord's discrimination, but they said they were too fearful of losing their apartment to pursue our recommendations. 

Tess did nothing wrong, and she never asked to be born, so please help her find someone wonderful who will love her and keep her safe for her entire happy life.

Will you let me bring you happiness?


Austin is a chipper, very agreeable boy who is ready to glide into your life and share his unconditional love. 

He is a small, cute Cocker Spaniel mix, about 9 years of age, neutered, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  Austin loves people and other dogs. 

He needed us when his previous owner passed away. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this cute portrait to help Austin score a loving, forever home.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

We dance together, play together, eat together, and nap together.

Crystal & Sugar are delightful young sisters, gorgeous Bichon Frises, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

The girls have entertaining personalities and dance on their hind legs when especially excited. 

They are about 3 years of age, spayed, crate-trained, and mostly housetrained. 

Crystal & Sugar needed us when one of their previous owners died. 

The girls are soul-mates and need to remain together forever.

I realize that hands don't just hit, but that hands can be loving.

We are so proud of Jenny for trusting us so quickly.  Her personality is blooming beautifully and her fearful shaking has ended. 

Jenny is a lovely Poodle & Terrier mix, 8 pounds tiny, spayed girl, 1 year young, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

We rescued Jenny from another shelter.  She was so hand-shy, from suspected previous abuse, that they were concerned with putting her into their adoption area.  We were happy to help Jenny and her progress has come sooner than expected. 

Jenny enjoys other dogs and needs regular brushing and grooming.

Do you promise to love us and keep us for our entire lives?

Harry

Zorro

Abby
Abby, Harry, and Zorro -- three more of the 28 Australian Shepherd mix puppies rescued in December -- are now debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

All three are adorable, loving, and playful, thanks to socialization in foster homes.

Abby is a girl (spayed) and Harry and Zorro are boys (neutered).

They are three months of age and expected to grow to large size.

Please puppy-proof your home and yard for their safety.