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The Nevada Humane Society is a non-profit organization that's the only non-kill shelter currently operating in Nevada. Founded in 1932, the society’s board of directors changed the mission statement of the shelter in 2007 to end all inhumane treatment of animals.
In 2016, the shelter opened up a new facility in Carson City, which is able to care for even more animals. The extra space is needed because they take in all abandoned, abused, or neglected animals (including strays). Their goal is to rehome every animal they take in.
Since 2007, Nevada Humane Society has saved over 100,000 animals that have entered their system, received necessary care, and found their loving forever homes.
The adoption process at the Nevada Humane Society requires you to fill out an online application. Typically, a representative of the humane society will respond within 24-72 hours. The form includes the following information:
With so many pets coming through the doors at Nevada Humane Society (and so much need as the state's only no-kill shelter) you're sure to find your next loving pet at one of their two facilities in either Reno or Carson City.
Adoption fees for dogs and cats at Nevada Humane Society are as follows:
They also offer a "seniors for near-seniors" program (we call it that, not them) that makes it free for people 55+ to adopt pets that are at least 10 years old.
Nevada Human Society also cares for other small animals with the following fees to adopt:
Your adoption fee covers a full veterinary check-up, microchipping, neutering/spaying, up-to-date vaccinations, deworming, and flea treatment.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.