Saturday, October 31, 2015


Christian, 10, revels in praise and loves hearing us tell him that years of love are ahead.

All indications suggest he endured many years, if not a lifetime so far, in a loveless backyard with little interaction. 

At the time of rescue he was at another shelter in emaciated condition with hair loss from malnutrition and an open neck wound (likely from a too-tight collar slicing into his neck). 

Christian is rebounding physically and emotionally.  His veterinary care included dental care and he is on a premium probiotic weight gain plan, with his skin and hair gradually improving. 

Christian wants to be with dogs and people so he's never lonely again. 

He is a chocolate Miniature Pinscher, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.


Gilbert likes to burrow under blankets to take his naps.  He is very sweet, gentle, and humble. 

At the time of rescue he was found on a street corner with no sign of responsible ownership and suffering from an infection so severe his right eye could not be saved. 

Gilbert is a tri-color Chihuahua, 8 years of age, neutered, good with other calm dogs, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

He is still adjusting to the loss of his eye and screams if someone reaches for him too quickly on his blind side. 

Please help find him a very patient, quiet, nurturing home so that he will only know love and kindness from now on.

Friday, October 30, 2015


Harmony, 12, has been the shining light of her previous owner, a 93-year old woman who had to move into assisted living and was brokenhearted to lose her. 

Harmony is a Toy & Chihuahua mix, spayed, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.  She loves other small dogs and snuggling at your side while you sleep. 

Harmony is deaf, so please take thorough safety precautions for her throughout your home and yard. 

Please help find a hero for Harmony.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bella, Julie, Melissa

Bella, Julie, and Melissa are precious, lovable baby sisters who survived heartbreaking trauma and they are now ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

At the time of rescue they were found in a person's yard trying to nurse on their deceased mother. 

We placed them in loving foster homes for nurturing care and they have been wonderfully socialized with cats and dogs. 

All are affectionate and playful.  The girls are 3 months of age and spayed. 

Please help find them forever homes where they will always be indoors and cherished as valued members of their families.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Rocky & Lovebug

Rocky & Lovebug adore each other so much that they cry if even separated for just a few moments. 

They needed us when their previous owner lost her eyesight and could no longer take care of them. 

Both are housetrained and compatible with cats, dogs, and older kids. 

Rocky is a Miniature Pinscher, neutered boy, 7 years of age.  Lovebug is a Toy Poodle, spayed girl, 10 years of age. 

Please help find them a wonderful home where they will always be together and treasured.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Chip loves being held and reassured.  He wants someone to love, and to be loved and forever safe in return. 

Chip is a tiny, 7-pound Longhair Chihuahua mix, 1 year young, neutered boy, good with other dogs and housetrained, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Chip was at another shelter that asked for our help.  He was born with a cleft palate.  Thanks to generous donors to our advance care fund, we had surgery provided for repair of part of his cleft and he can eat & drink without problems.  (The area under his nostrils was not able to be repaired.) 

Please help find someone wonderful for Chip.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wonderful update on Charlotte, now named Reese!

Charlotte at Nevada SPCA, September, 2015.

You may recall Charlotte, a rescued puppy from earlier this autumn.  Her family updated us with these three great pictures of her enjoying her new life.

Charlotte is now named Reese.  Her mom, Virginia, says she adores her children and adds:
"She is amazing!  She's smart, sweet, and settling in very well.  Has gained 10 lbs, is learning to walk on a leash, making doggie friends at the park, and now knows a few basic commands.  Still timid in new situations, but gaining confidence every day."

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Stetson needs a hero.

Stetson's soul was deeply wounded by cruelty. 

We have been working with him for several months, helping him build trust and understand that humans can be kind.  Stetson has progressed enough that he can join a stable home and continue his improvements. 

Stetson is a Tibetan Terrier mix, 2 years young, neutered boy, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  He is housetrained and good with other dogs. 

Very experienced, adult-only household needed.  Please help find a hero for Stetson.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Before & After -- update on 35 rescued rabbits.

Charm & Velma, October, 2015

35 abandoned rabbits, as discovered June 15, 2015
Before & After -- It's now been 4 months since the rescue of the 35 bunnies abandoned on a sidewalk in deplorable condition.  (All were unsocialized to a degree it was suspected they were being raised for food for humans or other animals or intended for some other harm.)

Their progress has been phenomenal!  Both physically (eating Timothy hay and fresh daily salads) and emotionally (learning to trust humans and accept care), they are thriving.  As each improves, they are being spayed/neutered and adopted.  We have carefully bonded most into pairs, for meaningful lifelong companionship. 

Charm & Velma, pictured here, courtesy of Pet'ographique ( have been socialized in a wonderful foster home.  Both girls are approximately 1 year of age, spayed, and awaiting adoption at Nevada SPCA (  Charm is a Hot Tot and Velma is a Marten mix bunny.

We believe they will do best in a calm household where they continue to progress toward their full loving potential.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Keaton, a young Wheaten Terrier mix with enormous loving potential, debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  He is 1 year of age, good with other dogs, and now neutered. 

Keaton is recovering from abuse and neglect.  At the time of rescue he was a matted mess and very frightened by quick movements. 

We had Keaton shaved, saving as much of his coat as possible, and he is beginning to understand that we won't ever hurt him. 

Keaton studies strangers carefully, trying to determine their intentions. 

Please help find a very gentle home for him where he can bloom and know only the best of human nature from now on.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Precious, 14 years of age and blind, was found abandoned in a wash. 

She relaxes in the presence of other sweet dogs.  Precious is a Spaniel mix, now spayed and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Precious is not suffering and she has love to share.

During her teeth cleaning, which included 14 teeth extractions, her veterinarian discovered an oral mass unable to be removed.  Precious is unaware of it, and if it is slow-growing, then she could have many more months. 

We want her to know love and kindness for however many quality days/weeks/months she has left on Earth. 

Please help find a hero for Precious.

Friday, October 9, 2015


Shakespeare needs to know what a loving home feels like.  He is 11 years of age, feeling lost and unsure. 

Shakespeare was at another shelter that asked for our help due to his extreme neglect, which included ear infections and patches of missing hair due to malnutrition. 

Shakespeare has been recovering with us for one month, making steady improvement, and he is ready to debut for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is a Labrador Retriever mix, neutered, and good with other dogs. 

Please help find him a wonderful, patient home.


Petunia is ready to believe in people again. 

She trusts women much quicker than she does men and fast hand or foot movements near her are startling.  We don't know what Petunia has endured, but a violent past is beyond doubt. 

She is an English Bulldog, 4 years of age and spayed, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.  English Bulldog knowledge is needed for her adoption. 

Petunia needs a one-dog household (she doesn't like other dogs) and someone who will patiently continue helping her improve, with a very stable and peaceful lifestyle. 

We rescued her from another shelter that asked for our help.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Moira studies people carefully as they care for her, whether it's preparing her daily salads of fresh greens or cleaning her habitat. 

She wants to learn all she can and understand people. 

Moira is an intelligent, lovely youngster, a blend of many bunny breeds, 1 year of age, spayed, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA in the Lovebugs Room.

She was rescued from horrific neglect.  But she now has learned that people can be nurturing, so she enjoys people being around her.

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for capturing her personality in this sweet portrait.


Namath pines for kind direction and a sense of belonging and acceptance.

He is an intelligent and handsome youngster recovering from abuse and lack of socialization.  We rescued Namath last month from another shelter and he wanted nothing more to do with humans. 

But each day he warms to us a bit more, daring to trust and believe in kindness.  Namath has a long journey ahead to reach his full loving potential and he needs a gentle hero. 

Namath is a slender Heinz 57, likely with Dutch Shepherd, 1 year of age and neutered, awaiting adoption at Nevada SPCA.  At this time it appears he requires an experienced, adult-only, one-dog household.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Beaumont is a thoughtful little gentleman who needs someone to love. 

He is blind, so please be sure to take extra safety precautions for him throughout your home and yard, particularly around pools, stairs, and other potential hazards. 

Beaumont is a Chihuahua, 10 years of age, neutered, great with other dogs, awaiting adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for his new portraits.


Bugatti is a young, sporty boy with tremendous loving potential. 

He is a regal, medium-sized Chow Chow & Akita mix, 1 year of age, neutered, housetrained, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Bugatti gets along well with most friendly large dogs, but he gets anxious around small dogs and young children. 

He is wary of men until he understands their intentions.  We don't know much about his past, but it's clear he wants to bond with people and gain peace-of-mind.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Roxanne's smile, a first sign of hope.

Roxanne finally gave us a smile this morning, a sign of light and hope from a spirit shattered by cruelty.  She kept her right ear aimed back towards the kind gentleman behind her, worried he intended her harm. 

Roxanne is so afraid of strangers that she hangs her head to the ground or flattens her body to the floor. 

We have no details on what she endured and know only that she ended up at another shelter that asked for our help. 

Roxanne's emotional recovery will be a long one, but we won't give up on her.  She is a lovely Heinz 57 (60 pounds), likely with Aussie & Chow, 3 years of age and spayed, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Finding a hero for Roxanne is further challenged by her inability to be around other dogs (she is afraid of them) and children. 

We look forward to the day we know will come when Roxanne stands proudly, chin and tail up, confident and happy to be around people she trusts.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tommy needs a hero.

Tommy is one of two dogs witnessed being abandoned in a wash. Staff and volunteers were eventually able to capture both of them. (The person who illegally abandoned them has not yet been caught.)

The two dogs do not appear to be strongly bonded, so Tommy is going up for adoption today at Nevada SPCA and the second one is going up soon after recovering from surgery.

Tommy is a Bully mix, 3 years young, neutered boy. Multiple signs point to a cruel past, including fear of quick movements and even missing teeth. But if you sit beside Tommy and talk in a soothing manner he first lays his head in your lap, then sneaks his paws on your legs too to get as close as he can to feel safe.

 Please help find a hero for Tommy so that he only knows love and responsibility and peace from now on.