Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dovey & Lovey

Dovey & Lovey, sisters, are 9 years of age, but going to parks and swimming is new to them. 

Their previous owner passed away and by all accounts dearly loved them, but due to mental illness sometimes kept them in horrendous conditions. 

Through it all, the sisters loved her, and they had each other to love too.  Needless to say, Dovey & Lovey are bonded for life, never to be separated, and we ask for your help in finding them a home where they can begin anew with a bright, fresh start. 

The girls are small Labrador Retriever mixes, spayed, good with cats and dogs, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Monday, June 29, 2015


Harlow is a lovely young soul making beautiful progress with trust and socialization.  She is drawn to soft-spoken people enjoying their attention.

Harlow is a Cinnamon & Dutch mix bunny, 1 year of age, now spayed and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

We rescued her from another shelter and she gave birth two days later.  Her three sons will be ready for adoption later this week.

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for showcasing Harlow to help find a responsible, lifelong, indoor-only, loving home.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Forget taking pictures, Mia insisted this morning was the perfect time for belly tickles. 

Now well, Mia is overflowing with enthusiasm and triumphantly debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

She is a wiggly, roly-poly Staffordshire Terrier mix, spayed girl, 5 years of age.  Mia adores people and gets along well with some dogs too. 

At the time of rescue her life was in peril from a uterine infection (pyometra).  Thank you to the donors to Nevada SPCA's advanced care fund who made her beautiful recovery possible.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Gordon -- Before & After

Gordon's emotional progress is just as dramatic as his physical transformation. 

He is an incredibly cute and cheerful Miniature Poodle, 2 years young, good with other dogs, now neutered and debuting triumphantly for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

We have every reason to believe that Gordon had never been brushed before.  He repeatedly tried to nip at the groomer (Hair of the Dog Spa, who were amazing with him!) because he didn't understand her intentions to help him. 

Gordon was found on the streets. 

Please share his picture to help find an experienced home where he will continue blooming and reaching his full loving potential.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mary Ann

Mary Ann does not yet realize she is a magnificent girl worthy of love.  She has low self-esteem and worries that strangers will disapprove of her. 

But she is improving, and after just a few minutes with someone praising her, as you see here, her eyes relax and she reveals a beautiful smile and glows.

Mary Ann is a beautiful Australian Shepherd mix (likely 3/4 Australian Shepherd, tail-less), 2 years young, now spayed and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  She is good with other dogs. 

Mary Ann is ready to bloom in an experienced home where she can devote herself fully to those she loves.

Matthew -- Before & After

A gentle, humble soul asking for nothing but kindness.  Matthew is a Shih-Tzu, 12 years of age, neutered boy, good with other dogs, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Matthew was the victim of heartbreaking neglect.  He was at another shelter that asked for our help.  He is partially blind in both eyes, so please take thorough safety precautions for him throughout your home and yard.  We had dental care provided for him and 11 of his teeth had to be extracted. 

Special thanks to Hair of the Dog Spa for his grooming transformation.

Please help find someone wonderful to adopt Matthew.


Timothy's foster mom says he is a great little supervisor who follows her around the house in the mornings showing curiosity about everything she does to get ready for work. 

He plays with each of his toys, licks pumpkin puree off a spoon, and lowers his head when he approaches other cats so that they will groom him. 

Timothy is a tiger tabby kitten, neutered boy, 3 months of age, ready for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

At the time of rescue he was found motherless and hissing in a shed. 

Thanks to exceptional foster care, Timothy is now ready to bring a lifetime of love and laughs.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pablo needs a hero.

Pablo is a baby boy learning that people can be kind and gentle.  He's only 4 months of age and emotionally wounded by cruelty. 

Pablo is a Xolo (Xoloitzcuintle, "hairless") & Chihuahua mix puppy, neutered, good with other dogs, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Pablo was at another shelter that asked for our help.  He will not tolerate any abuse and tries to defend himself by being snappy/nippy when fearful. 

Please help us find a hero for Pablo so he can continue to recover and reach his full loving potential.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Exceptional update to share on Nike's adoption!

Gregory, adopted 9-year-old Nike last month.  He says Nike has settled in nicely, "almost as if he has known me his whole life.  Right from the start we had a connection that is strengthening with each passing day.  I'm amazed at how he simply melts into my arms!"

Gregory also complimented the volunteers and staff dedicated to Nike: "Nike is surprisingly well-adjusted and always friendly to all park patrons -- both two-legged and four -- who we encounter on our walks each day.  I feel that I am blessed and very lucky to have Nike in my life.  He has found his Forever Home."

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rembrandt -- Before & After

Rembrandt is a 6-pound Malti-Poo with a big personality.

He adores people he trusts and likes to bark disapprovingly at strangers.  Rembrandt will continue to bloom in an experienced home with kind guidance and socialization.

He is good with other dogs, about 4 years of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

At the time of rescue Rembrandt was at another shelter that asked for our help due to his severely neglected condition.

Special thanks to Hair of the Dog Spa for his handsome groom and haircut.

Gabriel -- Before & After

Gabriel is a little angel who needs to continue building self-esteem. 

Like many victims of extreme neglect, he felt worthless. 

Gabriel is a Maltese, 1 year of age, now neutered and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is shy with people and more confident when around other dogs. 

Special thanks to Hair of the Dog Spa for his grooming transformation.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dmitri needs a hero.

Dmitri is a young Siberian Husky with enormous good in his heart and his jolly personality often shines through beautifully.  He is 1 year of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Dmitri likes other dogs, provided he is fed meals and treats separately. 

He is challenged by special needs that include partial blindness and possible epilepsy.  Veterinarians believe he has some vision impairment in both eyes.  His previous owner said he had seizures.  We have Dmitri on daily medication (phenobarbital, which is generally inexpensive and highly effective preventing seizures) and we have not noticed any seizure activity during his time here at the shelter.

Finally, Dmitri treats people he knows and trusts like precious gold and gives full adoration.  Some men though distress him and he worries they will hurt him or those he loves.  Strangers must never lunge at him. 

A very experienced, adult-only home can help Dmitri reach his full loving potential.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Scotty continues to progress beautifully and we are celebrating his improvements with these wonderful new portraits courtesy of Pet'ographique

He is an American Bulldog mix, 5 years of age and neutered, housetrained, and awaiting adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Scotty enjoys long, leisurely walks and may be compatible with some dogs. 

Thanks to dedicated volunteers and staff, he is recovering from extreme neglect and abuse. 

Experienced, adult-only home needed to help him continue reaching for his full loving potential.

Annette -- Before & After

Annette is an endearing girl who yearns for reassurance and comforting. 

She is a lovely Poodle, 8 years of age, spayed, housetrained, good with dogs and mature kids, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Special thanks to Hair of the Dog Spa for Annette's grooming transformation to help her recover from severe neglect.

Friday, June 12, 2015

At least 15 rescued kittens debuting for adoption Saturday!



At least 15 rescued kittens debut for adoption Saturday morning (June 13) at 10am at Nevada SPCA, including Vanilla, Bradley and Dennis.

Vanilla likes to "hunt" his toys, sneaking up on them and then suddenly leaping and capturing them.  Chasing the laser light also gives him great fun and he likes to watch everything you're doing to learn all he can.  Vanilla is a neutered boy, 3 months of age.

Bradley and Dennis are also 3 months of age and neutered.  The brothers enjoy cuddling and wrestling.  Please consider adopting them together for lifelong companionship.

These three pictured and the other kittens debuting for adoption have been lovingly raised and socialized in wonderful foster homes.

The Cleavers Puppies






Eddie, Hugh, Jerry, June, Wally & Ward -- "The Cleavers Puppies" -- debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

June is a girl and the other five are boys.  They are now 4 months of age and spayed/neutered.  Please puppy-proof your home and yard for their safety.

All are playful and loving.  Their mother is reportedly a Maltese & Terrier mix and we suspect multiple fathers for the litter.  Their previous owner kept the babies' mother (and spayed her). 

Please consider adopting a pair for lifelong companionship.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Inspiring update on 15-year-old Petey who was adopted last week!

Petey's hero and new dad, Mike, says Petey adapted to his new home and canine siblings quickly. 

He follows Mike around the house and especially notices when he goes to the kitchen. 

Mike says Petey's energy levels are great for his age and he enjoys daily walks. 

We rescued Petey from another shelter last month and couldn't be happier for him!

Danny -- Before & After

Danny is understandably reveling in being the center of attention. 

A Shih-Tzu mix junior puppy who suffered from unconscionable neglect, he was never brushed or allowed indoors. 

Danny is now neutered, eating premium food, and enjoying volunteers & staff and the dogs he is meeting here. 

He is 10 months of age, eager to know what a loving home feels like, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Special thanks to Hair of the Dog Spa for his grooming transformation.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Freya gives gentle head bumps to encourage you to keep petting and adoring her. 

She is a gorgeous girl, a golden tabby & Norwegian Forest mix, 4 years of age, now spayed and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Freya was on the streets and pregnant at the time of rescue.  We placed her in a nurturing foster home where she birthed and raised her four babies.  (Freya's kittens will be ready for adoption too in the weeks to come.) 

Freya is very social and wants to be in a home where she can bond strongly with people and play with sparkle ball toys. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for her portrait.

Kendra & Kevin


A kind Las Vegas couple found an abandoned dog crate in the desert and spotted this pair.  They dedicated themselves to their rescue and spent hours to successfully first catch one, then the other. 

We believe Kendra & Kevin are daughter and father, Terrier & Toy mixes, 3-5 years of age.  Now spayed/neutered and progressing beautifully, they debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

It's clear both have endured multiple acts of cruelty, but they want to believe in people and warm nicely to those who are kind to them, and they get along well with other dogs. 

Kendra & Kevin are bonded for life, together forever.  (There is only one adoption fee -- the second fee is waived.) 

Please help find them a gentle home where they will be treasured as valued members of the family.