Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh Honey

Honey, at 3 pounds, is the size of a guinea pig, but she has a big personality and she melts the hearts of everyone she meets.  This pixie-like baby girl triumphantly debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

At the time of rescue Honey was just 3 days old and in peril from fluid in her lungs.  We had critical care provided for her (thanks to Nevada SPCA's advanced veterinary care fund) and her heroic foster mom bottle-fed her every few hours to keep her alive. 

Honey has been raised with cats and dogs of all ages and she is pee-pad trained.  She adores her elephant toy (which we will send home with her). 

Honey is a Chihuahua mix, now 7 months of age and spayed. 

Please ask for her by name when you visit.

Before & After: Weston, a rescued Shih-Tzu debuting for adoption today.

Weston, on the day of his rescue

Weston, on the morning of November 22
Earlier this month Weston was at another shelter and needed our help.  The victim of long-term neglect, he could barely see through his unkempt coat and was grumpy about anyone touching him.

But when we shaved it all away we discovered the sweetest little soul and most magical blue eyes.

Weston is a Shih-Tzu, about 5 years of age and neutered, and good with other dogs.

Please help us find Weston a gentle, stable home where he will be treasured.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Heather has been going with volunteers to fun "boot camp" training classes.  Of particular interest from her reports is that she seems motivated most by cuddling rewards, not treats or toys, and that she loves racing through play-tunnels with glee! 

We adopted Heather to a family earlier this year, but she was returned for not getting along well with their other dog.  She likes some dogs though and certainly adores people wholeheartedly. 

Heather is a pretty Bully mix, 1 year of age and spayed and crate-trained, awaiting adoption at Nevada SPCA. 

Special thanks to Pet'ographique for these new portraits capturing her sweet spirit.

Is the world ready for me?

Josie is an outgoing junior puppy with a beautiful prance in her step. 

We love seeing her head held high, her recovery complete, and she debuts for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

Josie is a steel-grey & white Bully mix, 7 months of age, crate-trained and compatible with mature kids.  An active lifestyle routine is ideal for this playful girl. 

At the time of rescue she was perilously ill with parvo, but thanks to donors to Nevada SPCA's advanced veterinary care fund we were able to provide her with extensive treatment that saved her life. 

Please visit and ask for Josie by name. 

Vivian's Babies







Vivian, mother of the puppies
You may recall the August rescue of Vivian, an abandoned, pregnant young Bully mix. She gave birth to six beautiful babies just hours after being placed in a nurturing foster home.

After raising her puppies, Vivian has since been spayed and adopted.  Her babies are now 3 months of age, spayed/neutered, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

Coco and Sage are boys.  Gypsy, Mya, Nutmeg, and Rose are girls.  All six are zany-fun and completely adorable!

Please puppy-proof your home and yard for their safety.

They can be adopted separately, but please consider adopting a pair for lifelong companionship.


Brody is overflowing with joy, triumphant in recovery, and debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA. 

He is a handsome Boxer, 2 years of age and neutered. 

At the time of rescue he was severely starved in the backyard of a loveless home, denied toys or attention. 

In the weeks since then Brody has been regaining weight and energy with a very caring family, and he is now even housetrained too. 

We don't yet know if Brody can be around other dogs, but he is thriving beautifully with attention and deserves to know what being a cherished member of a family feels like.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maybe I had given up hope that I would ever really be loved.

It's not too late for 9-year-old Connor to finally realize what a stable, loving home feels like. 

Emotionally, he is recovering from abuse.  Physically, he is challenged with arthritis and diminished vision and hearing. 

The only thing known about his background is that an officer confiscated Connor from his previous home and took him to a government-funded shelter, which in turn asked for our help. 

Connor likes other friendly dogs and he still believes in the goodness of people, though he warms slowly to strangers. 

He is an Australian Shepherd mix, 9 years of age and neutered, debuting for adoption today at Nevada SPCA.

There can be rich emotional rewards with adopting seniors and other animals with special challenges. 

Will you please help us find Connor a hero?