Rhys, 9, needed us when his owner passed away. His broken heart is slowly mending with canine companionship and reassuring attention from volunteers and staff.
Rhys is a tiny, plump Chihuahua, neutered, good with dogs, pad trained, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.
Rhys reportedly endured horrors in a laboratory prior to his rescue by his previous owner. We don't have any concrete details, but Rhys was exploited for experimentation of some kind. This is believed to be the reason for his extreme fear of being picked up, which causes him to scream and pant and panic.
Rhys needs someone committed to understanding him and being patient with his emotional needs.
Please help find him a gentle hero.