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Roxy Loves Her New Life

February 27, 2017

From the moment we rescued her, Roxy was one of our favorites. It’s no wonder why…she is an absolute lover. Roxy is a 5 year old pitty mix. We first met her in 2013 and we knew she would make someone very happy. We just didn’t know that due to all kinds of reasons, it…

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Find the Love of Your Life at the SPCA

February 27, 2017

She said yes! Benny recently proposed to his girlfriend, Leisa, right here at the SPCA of Northern Nevada’s Adoption Center. Benny is quite the creative guy. A few weeks ago, he contacted the SPCA and asked if he could use the lobby to propose to his girlfriend here, using one of their two dogs. Obviously…

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I Heart Love!

February 27, 2017

By Jill Vacchina Dobbs, J.D. Executive Director I heart love! February is the month of love…and spay/neuter awareness month. You see, despite the power of love, it’s important to keep the natural consequences of amore in check; especially for our furry friends. Last year, the SPCA of Northern Nevada performed 1,922 sterilization surgeries, which prevented…

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Helpful Hints To Keep Your Pets Warm During Winter Months

January 5, 2017

Early morning and evening temperatures are starting to drop to freezing and you need to consider some important reminders if you have pets. Dogs and cats have fur, but that doesn’t keep them warm when temperatures drop significantly. We do not recommend leaving your pets outside for extended periods of time during the cold winter…

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Bringing Home A New Family Member

April 23, 2015

It’s two hours post adoption, and you just finished shopping for all your dog’s new furnishings. It’s time to take Sparky home, but you’re not sure how he’ll do in his new environment. You have another dog, and that’s also a concern, how will they get along? SPCA’s policy is that you must bring in…

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Senior Companions

February 21, 2015

Senior dogs and cats – how lovely and endearing they are. I adopted a German shepherd mix, Scarlett, who was 11 years old at the time. I chose her because I thought no one else would take her home and my heart just aches to see senior animals without a forever family. Abandoned when they…

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The Importance of Spaying and Neutering

February 19, 2015

There are many reasons why you should spay/neuter your pet and it is an important decision all pet owners should be making. Not only is it beneficial for your personal animals, it is also beneficial for our unowned pet population; roughly six to eight million dogs and cats come through rescue centers and shelters around…

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The Importance of Play Groups and Socializing Dogs

January 31, 2015

Thanks to a great ongoing partnership with Maddie’s Fund®, the SPCA was able to build Maddie’s Play Yard a year ago. This play yard allows SPCA dogs to socialize with each other and run free in a large open space. It enables dogs to gain social skills, burn off energy and reduce stress thereby helping…

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How to Choose the Right Shelter Dog

January 10, 2015

Dogs can bring so much joy into our lives, and there’s no better way to experience that than bringing a companion dog into your home. While there are many ways to acquire a canine, one of the most rewarding ways to adopt from your local shelter. When considering any dog, the decision should never be…

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SPCA OF NORTHERN NEVADA LOOKING FOR FOSTER FAMILIES

January 7, 2015

(Reno, NV) – The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) needs foster care volunteers from our community to help us save even more lives of dogs and cats. Join our team of dedicated people who open their homes temporarily to provide their time, energy and home to puppies and kittens too young to adopt. Prepare these…

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