Monday, September 30, 2013

Cassie, a Shih-Tzu exploited by a puppy mill, now rescued and ready for adoption.

Cassie had reportedly been exploited by a puppy mill for several litters of puppies to sell before being cast away at another shelter when they were done with her.  The shelter that received her asked for our help because she was terrified of people and lacked even basic socialization. 

We rescued Cassie and placed her in a very loving foster home for three months. 

Though still shy, Cassie has warmed to gentle people and craves petting and cuddling. 

Cassie is a pretty Shih-Tzu, about 4 years of age, now spayed and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  She enjoys other dogs too. 

Please help us find Cassie a wonderful forever home where she continues to bloom and realize she is valuable as a loving individual, not as a breeding machine.

Pilar, a precious Yorkshire Terrier mix puppy debuting for adoption today.

Pilar
 Pilar is an angelic Yorkshire Terrier mix puppy now debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

According to her foster mom, Pilar is very cuddly, light on her feet with a prancing walk, and terrific with other sweet dogs.  She is 4 months of age and spayed.

At the time of rescue Pilar was a homeless newborn rescued with her mother, named Tiny Tina (pictured below), and brother named PeterTiny Tina has already been adopted.  Peter remains in foster care and will be ready for adoption soon.

Please puppy-proof your home and yard for Pilar's safety.  We also expect that she will need regular brushing and grooming care.

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

Tiny Tina is Pilar's mom

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Empty cardboard boxes provide us with hours of entertainment!

Boss

Boyden

Corey

Sasha
Sasha and her three brothers -- Boss, Boyden, and Corey -- were just hungry & scared newborns when found this summer at an apartment complex with their mother nowhere in sight.

We placed them in an experienced foster home for nurturing care and socialization.

These babies love exploring and building forts with empty cardboard boxes.  They are confident kittens, compatible with cats and dogs.

The kittens are now 3 months of age, spayed/neutered, and debuting for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  Please kitten-proof your home for their safety.

The kittens can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair for lifelong love and companionship.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Doggie massages, playing ball, & my positive attitude help keep me young at heart.

Charles is a baby-faced senior, a jolly boy who is young at heart at 10 years of age. 

He is a plump Shiba Inu mix, neutered, housetrained, good with cats & dogs & kids, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Charles loves getting doggie massages (from a volunteer dog masseuse) and playing ball. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for capturing his angelic spirit in this new portrait.

Charles needed us when his previous owners lost the family home to foreclosure.

My spirit has healed just as much as my body has.

At the time of rescue this past summer this young girl, Safari, was found on the streets of Vegas in very poor condition from malnutrition and extreme neglect. 

Safari's progress since then, thanks to premium food and loving care from volunteers & staff, has been remarkable!  Besides her hair growing back and her face and body filling out, Safari's spirit has revived. 

She is now a dynamic, fun-loving young girl ready for a life of love and kindness.  Safari is a Bully mix, 2 years of age, spayed, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Her nose and jaw twist slightly to the right, which is believed to be a minor birth defect or result of early life trauma.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I am building up the courage to love and trust again.

Stephane wants to love again.  But he is so afraid of having his heart broken and his trust betrayed by more abuse. 

Stephane is beginning to realize he is safe and he's emerging from his shell.  He is now to the point where his progress can continue in an experienced, stable, loving forever home. 

Stephane is a young and very attractive German Shepherd mix, 18 months of age, a neutered boy, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

At the time of rescue he was at another shelter that asked for our help. 

Please help us find Stephane a lifelong hero.

Give me the chance to fill your life with unconditional love.

Alianca is blessed with a shining, joyful spirit. 

She is terrific with children, good with cats, and she may be compatible with some dogs.  Alianca loves meeting people and she sneaks doggie kisses on those who she bonds with. 

She is a gorgeous young Bully mix with vivid coloring, about 3 years of age, a spayed girl, available for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Alianca needed us due to her previous family's home foreclosure. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this phenomenal new portrait to help Alianca find a loving, forever home.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Age is a number, but youthfulness is an attitude.



You look into Sully's eyes and see such goodness in his soul.   

Sully is 12 years of age, but he has a puppy-like enthusiasm for each new day.  He is a Cocker Spaniel mix, neutered boy, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Sully adores people and dogs. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for capturing his warmth in this brand new portrait to help him find a loving, forever home.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I love too much? No, the problem was I didn't understand my role.

Dexter gives those he loves all of his loyalty. 

He is a young, slender, and radiant German Shepherd, about 18 months of age, a neutered boy, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  German Shepherd knowledge is needed for his adoption.

Dexter is reportedly housetrained and crate-trained and eager to please. 

He lost his home reportedly because he was 'too protective' of the family's children.  Dexter needs an experienced home where he understands his "job" is to be a loving companion & family member, not a guard dog.

Violet, a rescued baby girl who never wants to miss another meal.

Violet is a charming baby girl debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

She is a Bully mix puppy, about 4 months of age, now spayed, and expected to grow to medium size.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for her safety.

Violet has been lovingly raised and socialized in a foster home since being rescued (found on the streets of Henderson with no sign of responsible ownership). 

Violet's foster mom says she is a confident puppy who adores people.  Violet can reportedly get stubborn when she insists on doing things her way and she won't tolerate another dog around her food. 

Please visit and ask for Violet by name.

Monday, September 23, 2013

My miracle will be complete when I am adopted into a loving, forever home.

How did this 4-pound girl, Pixie, survive being hit by a car?  Veterinarians have no idea either, but after a week of hospitalization for trauma and head cuts, she was given a full release. 

Pixie triumphantly debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  She is a darling Chihuahua, 1 year of age and now spayed. 

Pixie is very affectionate and comfortable in your arms.  She gets along beautifully with other dogs too. 

At the time of rescue she was found in a crushed, abandoned box (with a tire mark over it) in the street.  A man and woman had just witnessed her being run over.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Special thanks to the businesses supporting animal rescue at Nevada SPCA.

Hounds of Hope - handcrafted, original dog figurines

These are some of the businesses that are generously supporting animal rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption at Nevada SPCA:

AdoptAShelter.com
This is a remarkably easy and free way to help Nevada SPCA each time you shop online at your favorite sites (Amazon, Best Buy, Walgreens, iTunes, many more).  No account set-up needed.

Eldorado Cleaners
This autumn, tell them you want to support Nevada SPCA and they will donate 50 cents from each garment cleaned ($2.25).  They have two Vegas locations (on Sahara and Eastern).

Hounds of Hope
These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted figurines of your own dogs or favorite breeds help Nevada SPCA's advanced medical care fund for rescued animals with special challenges -- $5 donated with the purchase of each figurine.

Rain of Las Vegas
This autumn, $10 from the sale of each Rain water system is being generously donated to Nevada SPCA.  (They are located on Decatur near Spring Mountain.)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Where do I belong? Can I belong to you?

Dusty came from another shelter that asked for our help because he is quite timid. 

He is a sensitive young boy who seems to feel lost and he yearns to understand how he fits into this crazy world. 

Fortunately, Dusty is already making some progress and we decided he is now ready to debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Dusty is an exceptionally attractive Lhasa Apso, 2 years of age, neutered, and good with other friendly dogs. 

Please help us find him a gentle and stable home environment where he can build self-esteem and reach his full loving potential.

A nose kiss a day assures me that you're okay.

Daisy greets you each day with a gentle nose kiss.  She is well-behaved and perfectly content at your side, in your peaceful presence. 

Daisy is a big, 19-pound girl, about 8 years of age, spayed, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Please be sure to ask for Daisy by name (she is living in a Nevada SPCA office instead of a playroom). 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this beautiful portrait to help her find a loving, indoor-only, forever home.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Condo Kitties and 8 other rescued newborns urgently need foster homes today.

These four angels, "The Condo Kitties", were found by a real estate agent in a condominium she was trying to sell.  They are 4 of the 12 rescued motherless young kittens who urgently need foster homes today. 

If you can help, please visit Nevada SPCA before 4pm and ask for Lonnie.

The Condo Kitties are three sisters and 1 brother, about 5-6 weeks of age.  Their foster commitment would be for approximately 1-2 months, until they are old enough for spay/neuter and adoption. 

More information about foster parenting.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I only ask for kindness.


Benjamin is a graceful, kind young boy with a gentle presence and he is now ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

He is an Agouti & Chinchilla mix bunny, about 18 months of age and now neutered. 

Benjamin was reportedly used as a pawn in some sordid, strange situation.  The woman who surrendered him said a burglar broke into her home and left this rabbit inside. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for this terrific portrait to help Benjamin find a loving, indoor-only, forever home.

Please ask for Benjamin by name when you visit our Lovebugs Room.

Hope is replacing despair.

Dylan was found roaming on the Vegas streets with no sign of responsible ownership.  He was matted and limping. 

Dylan is now cleaned and groomed, and eating premium probiotic food, and his limping is diminishing. 

He is an apricot & white Toy Poodle, 1 year young, now neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Dylan enjoys other dogs and needs regular professional grooming. 

It has been beautiful watching this sweet youngster awaken to the realization that he is worthy of love and care and kindness.

Charleston, a rescued young guinea pig: "Will you be my hero?"

Charleston was found abandoned outside in a neighborhood, dehydrated and injured.

He has now regained weight and energy, but he has permanent head tilt from what is believed to have resulted from blunt force trauma. 

Charleston is a super cute American breed guinea pig, under 2 years of age, and full of spirit.  He would love to be pampered with fresh daily greens, a comfortable indoor-only environment, and a compassionate and stable owner who will protect him from any further cruelty. 

Please ask for Charleston by name in Nevada SPCA's Lovebugs Room.

I've always wanted to be a good boy and to please you.


Roscoe is a calm, well-mannered, quiet (rarely ever barks) young Labrador Retriever mix, 3 years of age, a neutered boy, housetrained, available for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

He loves laying in your lap and licking your face. 

Thanks to the volunteers who have dedicated many hours to helping him, it's time to give Roscoe another look.  We are celebrating his progress with these brand new Pet'ographique portraits. 

At the time of rescue many months ago Roscoe was play-biting hard, unaware of his strength.  He is now much more gentle and his play-biting has diminished. 

Please help us find Roscoe an experienced, loving, forever home.

Foster home needed for Angelina, a rescued young German Shepherd, and her 7 babies.

Angelina, a rescued young German Shepherd, and her 7 newborn babies (approximately 10 days old) need a loving, comfortable foster home for approximately 3 months.  

Angelina is very friendly and outgoing, and an incredibly devoted and proud mother who tends to her babies carefully. 

Please visit Nevada SPCA before 4pm if you can help and ask for Dwane.

More information on foster parenting.

Urgent foster homes needed please for 14 rescued motherless kittens!

We urgently need foster homes today for 14 rescued motherless kittens (from 3 separate litters).  The foster commitment is for approximately 1-3 months, generally speaking, until they are old enough to be spayed/neutered and prepared for adoption.  Please visit Nevada SPCA before 4pm today if you can help and ask for Lonnie.

Dylan and Duncan, pictured here, are from a litter of 7.  A woman saw their mother fatally struck by a car.  She then found the babies and brought them to us.

More information about being a foster parent.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The dangers are behind me and I see beautiful days ahead!

Reno was at another shelter that asked for our help, in part because he had been found on the streets of Las Vegas and was severely underweight. 

Reno is now eating premium food and bountiful treats, and the spark of life has come roaring back in his eyes! 

He is chipper and cheery, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA, so ready to join a loving, forever home. 

Reno is a Pointer mix, 2 years young and neutered. Squeaky toys are his favorite and immediately get his attention.

Bandit, a Yorkshire Terrier mix baby boy debuting for adoption today.

Bandit is a precious baby boy who loves to romp and play.  He listens to you carefully, always trying to learn. 

At the time of his rescue in July, Bandit was just a few weeks old and at another shelter that asked for our help with him and his mom, Olivia, a Yorkshire Terrier mix.  (His dad is unknown.)  We placed them in a wonderful foster home for loving care. 

Bandit is now 3 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety.

(Olivia will soon be available for adoption too.)

I feel so good and rejuvenated, ready now to make my mark on the world.

McCoy is a regal baby boy, now triumphantly on his way toward becoming a majestic adult. 

He is a Siberian Husky mix puppy, intelligent and remarkably cute, about 6 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for his safety.

At the time of rescue McCoy was found abandoned in an industrial area (no homes around), terribly sick with a life-threatening illness (parvo). 

We had emergency medical care provided for him and after extensive treatment he made a full & complete recovery! 

Special thanks to the donors to Nevada SPCA's advanced medical care fund who made his rescue & rehabilitation possible. 

I want to be yours, forever.

Candice is an adorable baby girl debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is a playful puppy with a bubbly spirit, but she is giving us her "worried face" for the picture (unsure about the camera). 

Candice is a Heinz 57 with red-chocolate & white coloring and dimples, perhaps a blend of Hound & Boxer & Bully, expected to grow to large size, now spayed and almost 5 months of age.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for her safety.

She gets along very well with other dogs. 

At the time of rescue Candice was found on the streets of Las Vegas with no sign of responsible ownership (no ID tag, no microchip ID, and not spayed).

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Let me gently nibble on your ears.

Idyllwild was just 3 weeks of age at the time of rescue, unconscionably stuffed in a box with 13 other kittens and dumped in our lobby.  (All 14 kittens were in severe distress and overheated, but we were able to save all of them.) 

Idyllwild's foster mom taught her to eat from a spoon and then she quickly learned on her own. 

She loves catnip toys and likes to carry them around in her mouth from room to room.  Idyllwild also loves to nibble on your ears. 

She is a bright-eyed grey kitten, now 3 months of age and spayed, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  Please kitten-proof your home for her safety.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Buster, a young Bulldog mix with a comical personality, ready for adoption.

Buster is a zany-fun young Bulldog mix and a kissing bandit!  He adores people with his whole heart and he is overjoyed to have your attention. 

Buster is just 3 years of age, neutered, and ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Another shelter ran out of space and asked us to help him.  His past is mostly unknown, except that he had to confiscated from his previous home by police officers. 

Whatever he has witnessed or endured though has not dimmed his love for people and Buster is very eager to begin his bright new future.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Please give me the chance to win your heart.

Jigsaw is puzzled why no one has asked to meet him yet.  We rescued him a couple of months ago and he is eager to begin his new life. 

We're very grateful for this Pet'ographique portrait to help him win new consideration.  Jigsaw is a petite, 8-pound sweetheart, a young & good-looking Chihuahua about 3 years of age, a neutered boy, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Jigsaw is great with other dogs and very friendly with people. 

Please ask for Jigsaw by name when you visit.

I am ready to give all of my love to you.

Teddy would love to bless you with his unconditional love and loyalty. 

 He is a medium/large-size Heinz 57 -- an attractive blend of many breeds -- about 2-3 years of age, a neutered boy, ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Teddy is mellow in temperament, cautious with strangers, and very warm-hearted with people he knows. 

He is well-behaved on a leash and in a car, and he loves stuffed animals and playing ball. Teddy is fine with most dogs, but not compatible with cats or rabbits. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for capturing his sweet spirit so beautifully in this portrait.

Scooby, a Chocolate Doberman Pinscher for adoption, healing a broken heart.

Scooby is so forlorn and depressed that he hangs his head.  (He was surrendered due to his previous owners' divorce.)  But when you sit beside him and talk sweetly, his spirits begin to revive and he smiles warmly. 

Scooby is an exceptionally handsome Chocolate Doberman Pinscher, about 8 years of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is reportedly housetrained and good with dogs and older kids. 

Please help us find a loving, forever home for Scooby.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Determining who I can trust is my foremost concern.

Fiona is a gorgeous young Lynx Point Siamese mix, 3 years of age, previously declawed, now spayed and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

She is drawn to gentle people for affection, but she guards her broken guard against further pain.  (Her previous owners got rid of her on their way to the airport.) 

Fiona will bloom again once she understands she is in a stable, responsible home environment. 

She is fine with most cats. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for showcasing Fiona in this wonderful portrait.

Please don't discourage me from being playful and light-hearted.

Karina is a very endearing baby girl now ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

She is a beautiful blend of breeds (Heinz 57), perhaps including Shepherd & Retriever, but expected to grow to only medium size.  She is spayed and about 7 months of age, good with dogs and kids.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for her safety.

Karina reportedly lost her previous home for too much "puppy behavior".  Being playful and energetic and inquisitive though is natural and healthy, fundamental to her becoming a well-adjusted, well-balanced adult. 

Please help Karina find a stable, loving, responsible, forever home.

Trying to kill me was their best solution?

Giggles is an enthusiastic and intelligent baby girl debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  She is a German Shepherd puppy, about 4 months of age and now spayed. 

At the time of rescue, unconscionably, her previous owners were trying to have her "destroyed" at another shelter reportedly because they could not handle her energy. 

But the senseless tragedy was averted by a man who stepped forward and refused to let this happen and transferred her to us. 

Giggles was severely underweight, but she is now on premium food and regaining weight steadily. 

Giggles is a treasure and she is now well on her way to finding a new, stable forever home where she can reach her full loving potential.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Van Gogh, a young Labrador Retriever and triumphant survivor of starvation.

Van Gogh, a beaming and jubilant young boy, triumphantly debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

At the time of his rescue in June he was emaciated from starvation. 

But after a summer of premium, probiotic food and nutritional supplements, he is now the picture of exceptional health and vitality! 

Van Gogh is a playful, joyous Labrador Retriever, 1 year young and now neutered.  He enjoys most dogs and he smiles lovingly when he's around people. 

Please come meet Van Gogh and spend time with him in our courtyard.

I need someone to believe in me.

Willy was at another shelter after being found on the streets, extremely nervous and with his left eye missing. 

Willy is now at Nevada SPCA, but he doesn't yet realize he is safe and he's wary of people and afraid of being hit or screamed at.  He yearns for stability and peace-of-mind, so a gentle household is a must for his emotional recovery. 

Willy is a small Terrier mix with stunning red & white coloring.  He is about 3 years young, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Willy gets along well with other dogs, so finding a home where he can be the "little brother" may be ideal. 

Please help Willy find a hero so he can reach his full loving potential.

Laverne & Shirley: "You can adopt us and make our dreams come true."

Laverne & Shirley are precious baby girls debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Like their namesakes, though a bit shy, they have fun-loving spirits and prefer facing the world together. 

Laverne & Shirley are Chihuahua puppies, about 4 months of age and now spayed. 

At the time of rescue they had been abandoned in a park. 

We generally don't require baby animals to be adopted in pairs. But like adult animals who are so strongly bonded that to separate them would be emotionally harmful, in this case we need to honor Laverne & Shirley's special bond and keep them together forever.

Monday, September 9, 2013

A loving, forever home would be magical for me.

Charmer is an enchanting young boy ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

He is a slender Chihuahua with unique good looks, almost with an Italian Greyhound-like body, and he is 2 years of age and now neutered. 

Charmer is good with other dogs and warms up to gentle people. 

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Foster homes are urgently needed today for rescued animals.

Foster homes are urgently needed today for rescued animals -- a pregnant cat, a 17-year-old Beagle named Snoopy who was just surrendered, and three tiny Chihuahua puppies.  Please visit Nevada SPCA before 5pm if you can help.

Alicia, pictured here, is one of three tiny Chihuahua puppies dropped off at a veterinary clinic.  They are about 7 weeks of age and need a loving foster home for approximately 4-6 weeks.

Grady, a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier who deserves a fresh start.

Grady is this noble and eminent boy's new name to help give him a fresh start. 

Grady is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier with wonderful charisma, about 9 years of age, neutered, good with other dogs, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

His previous owners acted despicably, reportedly dropping him off at a veterinary clinic for boarding, then never reclaiming him.  When the clinic reached his owners they reportedly said they were never going to reclaim him and that the clinic could "just kill him". 

Fortunately, instead of killing him, the clinic called Nevada SPCA.  Please help us find Grady the best, brightest home where he will be cherished.

Mohawk, an affectionate Abyssinian mix kitten debuting for adoption today.

Mohawk is a very affectionate Abyssinian mix baby boy debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

At the time of rescue a few weeks ago he was caught outdoors by a rescuer of feral cats.  She had taken him to a veterinary clinic for neuter and release, but the clinic believed Mohawk was more likely born to a domesticated mother outdoors, so the clinic contacted us and we placed him in a loving foster home for socialization. 

Mohawk loves people and "makes biscuits" -- rhythmically kneads his paws on you -- to express his content for the kindness and care given to him.

Please kitten-proof your home for his safety.

Empress, a rescued Collie recovering from starvation.

Empress is an exceptionally gentle girl debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

She is a Collie with majestic beauty, approximately 6 years of age and spayed, and compatible with most dogs.

At the time of rescue earlier this summer Empress was emaciated from starvation.  Her previous owner said he and Empress were living on the streets out of a shopping cart and he couldn't feed her.

Empress has since been steadily regaining weight and energy, plus we had her teeth cleaned.

Please help us find her a very loving, stable, forever home.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I'll give you the world's greatest gift if you welcome me into your family.


Theo would like to offer you his remarkable unconditional devotion in exchange for a loving, stable, forever home. 

He is well-mannered, easy-going, and a wonderful listener. 

Theo may be at his best around other dogs and hopes you will give him consideration if your canine needs a little brother. 

Theo is a medium-size Shepherd mix with cute front-folding ears.  He is about 5-7 years of age, neutered, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for these handsome portraits to win him new attention to score a lifelong home.