Big Love Month ~ JUNE 2009 ~ Nevada Humane Society

I’m ready for another cat…so is Leo, he keeps looking for Max. I have my adoption application all filled out and proof of my ownership of home (you’ll need permission of landlord if you rent)…I’ll be getting off early from work today and will be heading down to the Humane Society this afternoon!



Big Love Month! June 1-30th, 2009. Experience the Love of an Adopted Pet.

Adult Dogs: $40
Adult Cats: $10
Rabbits: $25

Adoption Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11am-6:30pm
Call (775) 856-2000 x335 for more information.




Information on Spay/Nueter Program for Pit Bulls ~

Free Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Program


Listed here are items you can donate to help better accomplish the Nevada Humane Society’s no-kill goals.

Laptop Computer
3/4-1 ton pickup truck (4×4. A/C, V8, low miles)
Canned kitten, puppy, cat or dog food
Dry kitten, puppy, cat or dog food
Squeeze Cheese
Peanut Butter
Dog & cat toys
Metal dog dishes
Leashes, collars, & harnesses of all sizes
Cat beds
Towels and blankets
Laundry soap (liquid & powder)
Hand sanitizer
Copy paper
Small (6″) paper bowls or plates
Paper Cups
Kleenex tissues
Paper towels
13-gal. trash bags

Home for the Holidays ~ Nevada Humane Society

ACK! I have only two more days to work on my husband on adding another cat to our household.

Home for the Holidays ends on January 4th…

We spent a couple of hours at the shelter yesterday, New Years Day, picking up and petting every cat that came up to us. Those cat rooms are wonderful. It was a hopping place with lots of critters going home with their new humans.

Lindsey introduced me to Juniper, an older male cat that is an absolute LOVE! After talking to Denise though, we decided he probably wouldn’t be a good fit due to our Leo. Juniper is a special needs kitty, and if we only had my Max, I’d take him home in a heart beat.

I’m hoping my second choice is still at the shelter…I’m going to work on my husband today. 🙂


GET INVOLVED! Volunteer!

Lindsey gave me the volunteer paperwork to fill out ~ will be returning that to them this weekend. I have a list of items from their website that they need ~

Stuff We Need

Your kind gifts to the Society allow us to spend our funds on other, more immediate needs. We deeply appreciate your past generosity!

* Canned dog & cat food
* Dry cat food
* Chewy dog treats
* Squeeze Cheese
* Peanut Butter
* Rawhides
* Dog & cat toys
* Metal dog dishes
* Leashes, collars, & harnesses of all sizes
* Cat beds
* Blankets (no stuffing)
* Towels
* Cloth washcloths
* Laundry baskets
* Laundry soap (liquid & powder)
* Bleach
* Dish soap
* Automatic dishwasher soap
* Liquid hand soap
* Hand sanitizer
* Sharpie markers & highlighters
* White & colored 3×5″ cards
* Copy paper
* Pens
* Small (6″) paper plates
* Paper Cups
* Kleenex tissues
* Paper towels
* 13-gal. trash bags
* YOU!

Can you volunteer to walk the dogs? play with the kitties? foster sick, injured or underaged animals? Do you have special talents to help us–carpentry? computers?

Snuggles Project

Do you love to crochet, knit, quilt, or sew? Contact Karen Freemyer on how to use these skills for the animals.

Do you love to crochet? knit? quilt? sew? If so, I would like to tell you about our Snuggle Project.

The Snuggles Project was founded by our president and founder, Rae French, in 1996 because of her heartfelt need to do something for the innocent victims who find themselves in animal shelters without a bit of comfort to call their own. Picturing them in their hard cold cells made her heart ache to do something to help. So she got the idea of security blankets for shelter animals. The security blankets are called “Snuggles.” Each animal would get a Snuggle to cuddle up with to feel warmth and comfort. Most shelter animals are kept in areas with stainless steel braces and hard plastic flooring or even bare concrete floors. The Snuggles would allow them to have a little reprieve from the coldness of the pen they are kept in.

Snuggles not only give physical comfort but psychological comfort as well. And not only for the animals — the tens of thousands of kind-hearted people around the world who make them for the animals receive so much satisfaction from their work as well. Many have experienced the thrill of getting their friends, their family, their school or camp children, the elderly in their community involved in the Snuggles Project. The wonder of the Snuggles Project is how it bridges generation gaps and opens doors to community involvement.

Hiking Buddies ~ Adopt a dog for hiking! Nevada Humane Society

Before heading out to work I glanced briefly through the Reno Gazette Journal and a side article caught my eye in the Neighborhoods & Voices section.

Diane Blankenburg’s Animal Files ~ Adopt dog for hiking.

Looking for a companion for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, jogging or walking? Want to help the orphaned animals of our community? The Hiking Buddies program is the perfect opportunity.

Take a Nevada Humane Society shelter dog out with you for a day of fun, fresh air and exercise and give them a better chance at finding a new home. It provides a chance for the dog to get out of the shelter thus improving their quality of life…makes them calmer in their cages which increases their chance of being adopted.

Hiking Buddies was started by Britt Johnson, a volunteer ~ she and her husband have been working with the dogs at the Nevada Humane Society for months. The dogs wear Adopt Me vests or colorful bandanas to increase public awareness. Britt interviews applicants and works with the staff to match hikers to the dogs.

Want to join?! Apply to the Hiking Buddies Program by contacting the Nevada Humane Society at 775-856-2000, ext. 308 or Britt Johnson at