Saturday, February 28, 2015

Baxter -- Before & After

The power of a fresh start and knowing that someone believes in you. 

When we rescued Baxter from another shelter he was terrified and it was clear he had endured years in a loveless, neglectful, and abusive home. 

Baxter is a Shih-Tzu mix, 5 years of age and neutered, good with other dogs, and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

He is still fearful of being hurt, but making progress emotionally every day.  Baxter needs a hero who will help him continue to improve and reach his full potential. 

Grooming courtesy of the very kind people at Hair of the Dog spa.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Tuscany, a sensitive puppy, is no longer in peril, but he doesn't yet realize that he is safe.  He is still shaking until we hold him and reassure him. 

Tuscany was at another shelter that asked for our help due to his abusive past. 

He has tremendous loving potential and needs a gentle hero to show him that humans are capable of incredible kindness. 

Tuscany is a small, 21-pound, unique blend of many breeds with tiger/brindle coloring and teddy bear-like good looks.  He is 6 months of age, neutered, good with dogs, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Sugar -- Before & After

Sugar's fresh start is beginning at 13 years of age. 

She is a cheerful Poodle, spayed, good with other dogs, housetrained, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Sugar has diminished vision and hearing, or as we'd rather say, she still has some sight and she can hear some sounds. 

At the time of rescue she was reportedly being taken to a veterinary clinic to be euthanized. 

Sugar's spectacular grooming is courtesy of the caring people at Hair of the Dog spa and they gave her green ribbons and polish in tribute to St. Patrick's Day. 

Please share this post to help find a hero for Sugar.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ringo needs a hero.

Ringo is an angelic baby boy, 5 months of age, now neutered and ready for adoption at Nevada SPCA.

At the time of rescue Ringo was about 8 weeks of age and a person found him on freeway, wounded and in shock, believed to have just been thrown out of a moving vehicle.

Ringo has healed beautifully, thanks to veterinary care and foster care.  But his neurological damage from the incident affects his balance and results in him being unable to jump.

Ringo scoots and crawls, surprisingly well, and likes to snuggle against you and lick your hand while you're petting him.


Lina, successfully completing a 7-month rehabilitation, triumphantly debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA! 

She is a charming Dachshund mix and when she is excited she hops her front legs in small jumps of joy. 

Lina is a Dachshund mix, 9 years of age and spayed, good with other dogs, and housetrained. 

At the time of rescue she was wounded (unknown cause) and nearly completely hairless from severe skin allergies.  Since then Lina has healed well and on a special diet (fish) she has thrived and regrown most of her hair. 

Please come meet this valiant little lady!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rascal -- Before & After

Morning of his debut for adoption

Before his groom at Hair of the Dog spa

After his groom at Hair of the Dog spa
We commend the creativity of Hair of the Dog spa, who decided on a lamb-like haircut to save as much of Rascal's coat as possible.  The results are amazing and Rascal feels so much better. 

Rascal is a Bichon Frise, 5 years of age, now neutered and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. He is housetrained, good with other dogs, and spirited in personality (too fussy and irritable to be around young kids). 

We also had dental care provided for Rascal that included cleaning and 14 teeth extractions. 

Please help Rascal find a wonderful home where he will never be neglected again.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mariposa and Monarch


Mariposa and Monarch, very playful baby brothers, surprised us with their subdued expressions during pictures this morning.  As soon as they were back in their kennel, they were back at full speed with playtime! 

Both boys are affectionate and love attention.  They are Bully mix puppies, 3 months of age, neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Their names are inspired by their mother, named Butterfly, who gave birth one hour after being rescued from the streets.  (Butterfly debuts for adoption on Monday.)  

Mariposa and Monarch can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting the boys together for lifelong companionship.
Butterfly, with newborn Monarch, shortly after her rescue