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CRAZY CAT LADY – Redefined

June 7, 2019

Busy, that’s what I am. A little crazy too, yes, but that’s not the point. I am a busy lady and as much as I love dogs with every furry fiber of my being, the fact is I live a cat lifestyle. They call us cat ladies “crazy” because the little free time that we…

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Behind the Scenes: Running a Shelter

May 1, 2019

By Analise Hurt Whether you’re cuddling with cute lil’ cats or tossing tennis balls for happy doggos, working at the SPCA of Northern Nevada as a volunteer or staff member is an incredibly rewarding experience. Here’s a glimpse into what we do here on a day-to-day basis. It may not always be glamorous, but we’d…

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10 Heartwarming Northern Nevada Adoption Stories

April 3, 2019

Adoption can be a life-changing experience; not just for the adopted animals, but for the adoptors as well! But don’t take it from us! We recently asked Instagram followers of the SPCA of Northern Nevada to tell us why they adopted, and these answers are PAWSitively inspiring! My husband’s mom tagged me in a post on…

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SPCA of Northern Nevada Announces Partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary

March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019 (Reno, NV) – The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) is thrilled to announce its preferred training partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary (CRCS), a 501(c)3 non-profit that focuses on the rescue, recovery, and placement of at-risk dogs in the Reno community. All dogs adopted from the SPCA of Northern Nevada are…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Foster

March 4, 2019

Fostering animals is one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities out there! By opening your heart and home to kittens, puppies, nursing cats, and animals of varying needs for a few weeks or months, you provide them with the care and shelter they need until they are ready to move onto the next phase in…

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24 Lives Saved Thanks to Lithia Reno Subaru and the ASPCA

December 27, 2018

Sharing the Love was never sweeter. The past two weeks have been full of love and life-saving thanks to a grant from the ASPCA and Lithia Reno Subaru for #ShareTheLove. The grant covered adoption fees for available pets located at Lithia Reno Subaru during a special off-site adoption event and at the SPCA of Northern…

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Grey female dog named Gracie wearing a red bow as she gets ready to perform in the Nutcracker Ballet in Reno.

Rescue Pets Perform in “The Nutcracker” at the Pioneer Center in Reno

December 27, 2018

Bringing Rescue Pets Center Stage at the Pioneer Center The lights went down in the audience, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra began to play beautifully, and a burst of color came onto the stage. Patrons were enchanted with what they saw during this year’s A.V.A. Ballet Theater’s performance of “The Nutcracker” – SPCA of Northern Nevada…

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Executive Director of the SPCA of Northern Nevada Jill Dobbs with Rescue Puppy Gracie

Letter from the Executive Director, Jill Vacchina Dobbs, J.D.

December 27, 2018

Happy Holidays! Thanks to all of our supporters 2018 has been an incredible year! We’ve adopted more than 2,000 homeless pets into loving homes, which is a new record for the SPCA of Northern Nevada. That’s over 2,000 lives saved and lots of love spread throughout our community. Early next year we will publish our…

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Press Release – Share the Love Free Adoptions at Lithia Reno Subaru

December 27, 2018

Share the Love: Free Pet adoptions Saturday at Lithia Reno Subaru It’s the happiest time of the year and what could make it even better?! Adopting a new fuzzy family member, for free! Lithia Reno Subaru is sponsoring adoption fees for animals at their dealership on Saturday, December 15th from 10 am to 2 pm….

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SPCA Free Pet Adoptions – Home for the Holidays #ThankstoMaddie

November 12, 2018

Let’s get homeless pets Home for the Holidays! Come adopt at the SPCA of Northern Nevada, for Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days! Adopt an adorable dog or cat on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, for FREE! We will even be opening an hour early each of those days – at 1o am – to…

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