Find a dog or puppy who is ready to be loved by you.

Meet Our Dogs


Find cats or kittens who are looking for a loving home.

Meet Our Cats
In response to concerns about COVID-19, both our Thrift Store and Adoption Center will be closed to the public (including all volunteers) until further notice.
We will continue to honor all scheduled vaccine clinic appointments. We ask that you please show up for your appointments. We are unable to perform spay/neuter surgeries for the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time.

Connecting people and homeless pets.


Founded to save homeless pets in Northern Nevada.


Dogs and cats placed in a loving home by us.

Loving Home

Matched 2k+ dogs and cats with their new family last year.

Vaccine Clinic

Affordable pet vaccinations through our low-cost clinics.

Local Animal Shelter

We are a locally run and funded nonprofit organization.

Spay and Nueter

We spay and neuter thousands of pets each year.

“We truly believe there is a person for every animal.”

– Jill Vacchina Dobbs, Executive Director SPCA of Northern Nevada

Become a Volunteer

We had 40,386 volunteer hours in 2019! Join our volunteer team to help build lifelong relationships between people and pets.

Sign Up to VolunteerMore Ways to Help

Sign up to foster a pet to provide loving care and shelter until they are ready to find a loving home!

to our goal
We need your help

Purchasing New Wheels to Save More Homeless Pets

We reunite or find new homes for thousands of lost and abandoned pets from all over Northern Nevada every year.

But we’ve grown out of our current transport van that brings them to our facility. We need your help to raise $150,000 that will provide a safe way to transport our four-legged friends!

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Sponsor of the Month

Whitney Peak is a pet-friendly, non-gaming, non-smoking hotel located next to the historic Reno arch in the heart of downtown Reno. They are long-time supporters of the SPCA of Northern Nevada, and have contributed to our mission in many ways! Remember, when you #stayWhitneyPeak, you're also supporting homeless pets in our community!

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