We accomplish our lifesaving by providing quality care and finding homes for homeless pets while offering a variety of programs to benefit the public and animals. We are dependent upon donations and do not receive funding from government agencies or national animal welfare groups.
Thanks to the amazing support of the community and the hard work of our Board of Directors, dedicated staff, volunteers and partners, we have achieved dramatic results. In 2012, Washoe County was highlighted by Maddie’s Fund, honored with the Community Lifesaving Award and named one of the safest communities in the country for homeless pets, with a 95% lifesaving rate.
It is important to understand that though we pride ourselves on lifesaving, there are times when we do need to euthanize animals. NHS makes euthanasia decisions based on medical prognosis (probability of recovery with reasonable quality of life). Additionally, if a dog likely poses a risk to public safety (the dog is a danger to other animals or humans), he or she may be euthanized. These decisions are not made lightly and involve a team of managers, so it is never the decision of just one person.
NHS is proud to be engaged at the cutting edge of animal welfare. We are recognized as a leader in animal sheltering and stewardship and are considered a national model, educating shelters everywhere on lifesaving practices. NHS is a charitable, 501(c)3, non-profit organization and the Federal Tax ID is 88-0072720.
To see how NHS has made a difference in the community, view our Impact Reports:
Nevada Humane Society Reviews
10:42 16 Jan 19
I walk dogs here and love the experience. these people really care about the animals. we can always use more dog walkers we have a really great group. I have adopted 2 dogs and a cat they are the best. great place to find a new member of the family,read more
23:33 11 Jan 19
3 days ago my husband and I came in to look at some small dogs we saw on your website. There was a yorkie mix that had just been returned by his adoptive family. Seems he was an escape artist and was peeing all over their house. Knowing this, we adopted him anyway. We have never had such an affectionate animal. He just wants to love and be loved all the time. He has a lively personality and so far is a real joy. Of course we keep him on a leash at all times outside - even in the back yard, so have had no problems with escaping. I am so glad we took a chance on him - name, Indy. Thank you all for making it happen.read more
03:39 09 Jan 19
Rescued my dog from a person who I trusted to take care of her while I found a place to live. Big mistake. That's on me. I tried to find immediate care for her broken toe. I couldn't find a Vet to look at her. So I turned to the place I got her, NHS. I went in . There was no one there, patient wise. Only two receptionist. I explained my situation. They didn't care. No matter how much I begged. One even became snotty with me. I'd understand if the place had a full waiting room, but no was there. When I went in and while I was there. Humane maybe. Compassionate no.read more
06:10 28 Dec 18
The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Even though it was pretty busy, they took their time with us and helped make our big decision to adopt a dog. It is a very nice, clean facility.read more
23:27 20 Nov 18
The community cats program is a blessing. I moved into a new house that had some wild cats, some partially tamed. I loved the cat I named Lola, but she needed to be spayed and vaccinated. They were quick and friendly and helped prevent another generation of strays! Apparently she was in heat, so perfect timing. Thank you Nevada Humane Society!read more
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Absolutely love them! The worker the volunteers the animals their hearts shine bright! Have yet to have a bad experience Gone and played with the cats and loved on the dogs everyone is very nice and informative! This is my first time fostering alone well without my sister and only with my husband it’s been an amazing experience I want to do this forever 🖤🖤read more
We recently adopted a cat, Rocky, from the Angle Pet program. We knew our time with him would be short but the time we did have was wonderful. We loved Rocky so much and knew he loved us. Saying goodbye was heart wrenching but knowing he spent his last couple months out of a cage and loved made it easier. We will be back soon to bring home another Angle cat and give it as much love as possible until the end.read more
That good place we love it
The staff is super helpful and its all for a good cause.
Doing the work that humans should. All day every day b
Because they cut the tops of feral cats ears!! That’s not humane!! It’s cruel!!!!!!!
Michelle Libby Gibson
Their staff is very friendly and helpful and the animals always look very well cared for.
Debbie Boyd Weatherby
3 different people offered to help me find a pet
Michelle N Albert Juarez
We got this lovely girl from the Carson City animal shelter this morning. She has 2 sisters there when we left. She’s a lovely perfect addition to our family!read more
Nancy Marie Pea
make sure that when they adopt out a dog they know for sure if it's okay around children. i adopted a dog back in 2011 and it turned out to be bad with children. they didn't want to take it back or refund me the money. luckily it didn't bite my 5yr old grandson, but it was close.read more
Got my lovable cat there! He is a winner!
1.)ou're kind and professional. 2.)The fact that you take such amazing care of these loving creatures. (there's no such thing as a bad creature Just hurt and misguided is all.Thank you for giving your time.Please don't EVER give up/stop what you're doing.read more
Everyone was super wonderful. We adopted our first cat (Balthazar) ever. It was a fun and easy experience. All my questions were answered. Definitely will adopt from them again. They are a wonder they lace for animals.read more
Ashas Ruth Gingery
everyone was so friendly, I found one of my new best there and now my lil girl dog has a bff for a while
Annabelle Anavadyangi Dasi Younger
The Volunteers and Staff are amazing! I was so impressed with the cleanliness and care of all the animals. Thank you for your personal attention you gave us to help find a companion for our Fetch.read more
very nice place nice staff was very helpful 👍
I walk dogs there. Wonderful place
A wonderful place full of caring people and well taken care of animals. This is a really fantastic facility. When I’m ready to adopt my next pet this is where I will go!read more
The staff is friendly and they work very hard to assure the pet and you are the right fit. I recently fostered Tucsan a kitten with quite a story and I adopted him when he was big enough. The staff was great and I got an amazing family member out of it. Thank you for all you do for the fur babies in need!!!read more
I recently adopted cashew there last year, and I absolutely loved her! About 3 months old when she wanted to stay with me. What she would do is try to lick my dad's face, like a lot. A day after we adopted her, she made a new friend, which is Charlie! Everytime they meet they would fight with each other. If you're looking for a new dog or cat I recommend you go there. NHS has saved animals who are lost. The little animals need you!read more
I have never felt so disappointed to go through the whole building in Reno to meet a dog, find a dog that was so excited to see us AND our 2 year old son. Giving kisses through the fence, come to find out we can’t even see the dog because he isn’t considered “safe” around kids under 6. It’s so sad to see that the poor dog didn’t even get a chance to prove themselves. We even saw a 2 month old puppy who had “too much energy” and the lady at the front wouldn’t even let us see them. These poor dogs that have been there for over a year that deserve to be loved don’t even get a chance. Our family is not a first time dog owner. They deserve to have a chance. The Carson City humane society is WAY more responsible and wants what’s best for their animals.read more
they don’t treat employees right a are very judgmental
We are going tomorrow to get a cat or kitten
I adopted Calliope(Formerly Norma) once was a kitten terrified of everything now is a proud kitty who enjoys long lap sits, talking with her owner, and climbing on things to see out the window! I'm so proud of her and thankful for the Nevada Humane society for all the hard work they put in making out pets healthy and safe.read more
Danette R Tornatore
What a great experience. Once I met with Jerry, I knew we could give him a great life. Two hours later, he’s getting comfortable in his new home. I am one happy mama! Thank you!read more
Caring shelter for all creatures and wonderful people
Great place and very nice staff.
We adopted Cooper! I had the best experience here. Very well kept, great staff!
Vickie Britt Crowder
They were very friendly and helpful. So many sweet animals needing homes. The staff seems to really care about the animalsread more
Jen Cota Barstad
The staff, facility, program, animsls...all so WONDERFUL! My son and I ended up there by chance and had such a great experience there! Our day ended with hugs AND a new amazing family member!! (dog 😉❤)read more
Donna Kessler Fulkerson
I attended the class called 'Why does my dog do that and how do I get him to stop '. It was very well presented by a woman is an animal behavioral expert. She gave me a lot of insight into why my dog does some things and a new perspective on how to change his bad habits.read more
Denise Dixon Church
Great Great DRs that are in charge of Spaying & Neutering!!
The staff are knowledgeable and extremely friendly! We rescued the newest member of our family a little over a week ago thanks to them. I am more grateful than words can express that they took the time to ensure we found the right dog for our family. Thank you NHS!!!read more
I had to give my momma Millie up and they were very understanding and nice since this was very hard
I adopted Kahlua today, a 5 month old kitty. She was very shy and seemed so small. 1 hour after getting to her forever home she has a new name Lulu, she is playing with all her new toys and is very happy!read more
they are awesome with all their animals ....there is no bad animal just bad owners ....
We adopted a 7-year old black cat on Sunday. The people at NHS we’re wonderful - the “cat lady” showed me the cats she thought would be good for our office. Everyone loves Joel (fka Flapjack). He spends a little time in everyone’s office (to maximize petting), then chooses a place to snooze.read more
I love that they are a no-kill shelter!
They do important work and they do it well.
Helpful staff with good advice
I am changing my review to reflect my positive experience at the Nevada Humane Society. I adopted a small animal in January 2019, and I had to make the heartbreaking decision to return him. Although the humane society is currently undergoing changes to their adoption contract, they agreed to honor the original paperwork I had signed and provided me with credit to adopt another animal in the future. I am looking forward to providing a home for another animal in the coming weeks! Thank you to the NV Humane Society for clarifying the contract confusion, and hopefully the new contract will provide pet-parents with up-to-date information regarding the adoption process.read more
Lani Pajarillo-De Los Reyes
Nevada Humane Society is a NO KILLING animal shelter. It is a “SNUGGLE “ program. Loved this place ..
Helpful staff, very nice 🙂 adopted my cat from here
Getting a new member of the family!
We went to see if we could find a fur baby to add to our family. Not only did we find one. We found the perfect one. The moment we saw her we knew she was the one. The staff was so amazing and we couldn’t be any happier. We adopted Sweetie. Through her personality and her antics, we have renamed her Kahleesi. She is the first of her name and the breaker of hearts. She is the most loving cat I have ever met. When we are able to expand our family, we will definitely be back to get our little puppy. Thank you so much Nevada Humane Society and all it staff.read more
No kill shelter with wonderful staff & volunteers. Volunteer coordinator Meghan super friendly
Got my baby all his shots, neutered, and microchip for like $100. Thankful for the programs they have available.
Cheryl Holley Dobson
Don't adopt an angel pet from them and expect to actually get their meds in a timely manner. It's been over two weeks. The first message I left was never returned. A week later I left another and it was returned quickly with one of her two meds being ready. They didn't refill one but said they'd out in an urgent request for it. That was a few days ago. I called today and nothing yet. I live two and a half hours away and can't just drop everything when they are finally ready as I have to plan ahead to be gone from home for that long. In my opinion their agel program is not worth it. if you adopt an angel pet from them dont expect anything but difficulties.read more
What I love about the Humane Society is that they care about the animals under their care, What I hate about the Humane Society is that if they catch one of your pets, they dont call you if your animal has a chip or not. And their vets clip one of his ears because hes a "stray." Least they can do is contact their owners if they captured their animals.read more
Lynne McCray Bobo
without the help of this organization 1000's of animals would do without. thank you Nevada Humane Society for all you do for these tossed out, lost, unloved, unwanted, misplaced pets ❤ we got our mocha there.read more
We adopted Cowy from an adoption event, she’s an absolute joy! I am definitely going back to adopt, the process was smooth and easy.read more
I went in to see if they had bunnies and I found one I needed to have. They said he had a little best friend who was with him and they didn’t want to separate them. When I said I didn’t have a big enough cage for two they offered me the cage they were in! So nice of them! So long story short I have two bunnies now and I love them so much!read more
We just adopted a dog yesterday and they warned us that she wasn't great with guys, so they let my husband and the dog try to bond alone for a few minutes and the dog ended up jumping on his lap within a minute and now they are inseparable. Thank you for everything!read more
I recommended them yesterday as a matter of fact
when a place cares enough to promote all animals matter... I wouldn't get a fur baby anywhere else...
The place was clean and even smelled good. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The animals were all alert and happy. We love our new kitten. Thanks to Nevada Humane Society for being top notch.read more
We adopted two cats earlier this year and a dog today. Love that they have a vet clinic and spay/neuter & give any health needed before adopting.read more
facility is clean. All the prople there were very nice.
We found our beautiful boy at the humane society. Thank you for all you do to help these wonderful animals find loving homes ❤️ This is Hank (previously known as “Commander”) We love him 😊❤️read more
Go to the Humane Society for your new dog or (cat if that’s your thing). They need good homes and will love you forever!read more
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Adopted Sunny yesterday! She’s amazing and lovely. Such a sweet addition to my family
We got a kitty from them yesterday and he is amazing. Very smooth process. And he is happy to have kids to cuddle!
Volunteer runned with much labors of love. No kill, very organized and clean. (I wish the community would also prioritize helping our beloved elderly population in these not so great nursing homes. They all need love and attention too with the same standards of care and affordability)read more
Nice facility, kind, caring and helpful staff🙂
Isaac Carma Hiott
We adopted our dog Lazy yesterday and he's so well tempered and calm and gets along very well being around cats (we're introducing them one at a time) he loves us and he's so happy in his new home. Thank you guys for helping me adopt this wonderful dog!read more
Fabulous organization that really care about the animals.
friendly a lot of cute cats
Amazing staff, well cared for animals.
ITS NOTHING BUT NOT YET...ITS NOT A TIME 4 LIFE 2 LVE AGAINE...
Celebrating one week home with our new pup, Ruby!
Robert John Cotter-Heslop
We just picked up our little guy the other day. The staff was amazing and very friendly. We love our new Jack Russel 🙂
I love this place. I have done cat beds for them over 6 or 7 years.. 9470. BUT I did them for 2 years before I asked Bonney if I could keep track. Great place to adopt a cat or dog.,.read more
What a spacious & clean facility! The misters outside the kennels are a special & beneficial feature for the pooches. Staff & volunteers are enthusiastic & welcoming. If I were a stray who had to land at a shelter, this just may be my preferred location!read more
Animals are well cared for. Lots of community events Very clean and well maintained. Great staff and volunteers!!
Very friendly staff. The low cost vaccine day was all good, until my dogs got sick and started puking after her shots. Then they don't call back for a couple hours and say it's not their problem. Overall never had issues with them, until now. No papers on after shot info or allergic reaction signs. Just simply "not their problem"read more
My husband is an animal control officer in Yerington. He received a call about a beautiful black kitten that desperately needed help. When he found her she had glue all over her head and seemed to be suffering from a noticeable sickness in relation to her sinuses and respiratory system. We would have fostered her but I am right about to have a baby and can't have cats in my house at this time, even at that I could tell this beautiful little girl was in need of help beyond our knowledge and skill set. We rushed her to Reno and we were met by an increble woman who hastefully got this gorgeous kitty into professional care. We didn't know where to go and who to talk to, she practically did everything for us to get help fast. Within minutes we were in an impossibly clean room watching the kitten recive tests and get assessed. It was an incredible experience and so heart warming to see her be cared for so fast in such sincerity. With out the help of the humane society I belive she might have succumbed to her sickness. They forever changed the life of this lovely little kitten my husband and I are so thankful. They even sent us on our way with a great donation of food for the dogs and cats he takes care of.read more
Adopting a foriegn child is easier than adopting a dog at this place. Half the staff is unknowable and dont know neccessary information half the time. Forget it I'll stick to the SPCA.read more
Great people doing great work. Learned a few things I didn’t know today. Like how they pull in animals from as far away as Elko and Parump just to make sure the have a chance at a home instead of being euthanized.read more
Adopting was made easy and affordable. very professional people.
We had a great experience adopting a cat. The staff was knowledgeable, helpful and thorough.
Changing my review to a more positive experience due to their quick action for the small animal area. I would just like to see some more education to not only get the bunnies adopted but make sure they go to people that are really prepared for small animals because they need a lot more than what most people think and there's just not a lot of education for bunny care and other small animals so I hope you guys will continue to get as much knowledge out there thank you so much for all you do!read more
I volunteer here, such a kind set of staff and volunteers always ready to help. Love the wonderful kitties in cat room 2!!read more
I am all for giving pets good lives but many of the cats there were old and looked very sick and need medical attention. 1 cat looked to have alopecia and dandruff and in need of good medical attention. Other rooms had multiple cats but they were very unfriendly, would hiss at you when you walked in or would swat at you and did not want to be petted. I believe many of these cats should cross over the rainbow bridge!! Another poor orange guy has been in a single cage since coming there as a kitten alomost a year ago!!!read more
Danielle Satariano Diez
This is a great facility! Clean, spacious and with a friendly staff who really care about their guests, animal and human!read more
Still great full for all u have done for us and Samson thanks everyone
It’s was great I was the first one and it was fast and they I was out quick I got a free microchips.
Nickolas Jei Solano
I went there to adopt a dog ... I had been searching for a replacement to the one that passed away 3 years ago and have been for the past three years every day searching every site paper and classified for just the rite one and finally yesterday I found just the one finally after 3 long years of pain and night terrors (I won't go to far into details ) but finally there was some comfort . I played with Ziggy( ironically like named to gizzy the one who passed )I played with him for 1 and a half hours or so and fell in love with him he was a perfect fit. The volunteer came back to the room and I was not wanting to let him go but I knew it was only temporarally till I filed my paperwork, so I told the volunteer that I loved him and wanted to adopt him... I just needed to make a few phone calls to gather the adoption fee as I was at the moment broke he acknowledged and took Ziggy back to the kennel. I and my fiance made our way to the lobby and gathered the paperwork the whole time relieved that even the 3 hour walk to get there from where I live was well worth it and my fiance could see the happiness and tears of joy starting to build so we went and sat on the bench by intake to fill out the paperwork and wait for the return phone call about the funds to come in. So to recap we showed up there at 11:45 am and played with Ziggy fit 1 1/2 hours so it was around 2ish when we started the paperwork well the call finally came at around 3:30 or so and it was a go... I took the required documents and paperwork to the ladies at the desk and they put it in the empty open adoptions filer to be processed , I was thinking to take a seat and wait to be called there was a lady in front of me being helped d ok I won't be next. Well as the volunteer helped the person in front of me the nice lady that did my pre evaluation do I could see Ziggy earlier that morning picked up my paperwork and wispered to the busy volunteer hey Ziggy aren't you already adopting him out ??? The busy lady said yes and then went back to her evaluation the nice lady then said my name and informed me Ziggy was being adopted already and asked if I had placed a hold on him .. I was never informed I had to place a hold ... I thought I was very clear to them all when I said i was adopting him and wanted him...well the busy volunteer said she was already done adopting him and the nice lady asked if theres another I was interested in I choking back tears said no and walked out as she was apologizing and said to check back again... I informed my fiance as I walked out now in tears and he lost it , went back in and started getting loud and angry towards them for doing that to me and all they could do was look away and say sorry he had informed the actual employee who was on duty and working that shift the suffering I had been thru trying to get this perfect because it wasn't just a dog it was a family member to me and the whole story behind it and she started to cry.... Apparently this happens alot and has not been stopped at all no one cared that they just caused me more emotional damage nor did they offer anything but empty sorrys and invited me to return again but how can I trust them let alone trust that they won't do this to someone else i no longer will support them or the ASPCA since they are affiliated now and will not refeer anyone to either of them as well ... I do not want another empty fake apology or fake empathy for the loss of my gizzy the only thing I think that will honestly set this rite in my book is if they where to purchase a long haired female Chihuahua puppy that looks like the one I've been searching desperately for all this time and give her to me and un altered as well so I may breed her so I never have to go thru this tourture again but since they are the way I already think they are they will never do that so I will just continue to make sure this doesnt happen again if I could rate 0 be stars I would as this was the worst experience in a public setting I've ever had in my life.. I forgot to mention both the volunteers tried to give a reason why they did what they did "unknowingly" one asked if I left the building at all and the other so non chalantly said we need better communication like a communication board or bulletin board how rude of them... I'm thinking of writing to Ellen Degeneres because she has a personal issue with shelters doing wrong.read more
Ariel Lenae Harris
Its a great new place, but the poor small dogs were all shivering with the cold air in their kennels. I under stand they need to be outside, but as soon as we opened the door to see them it was worse than a freezer! The staff was friendly, paperwork was a little long. We were able to adopt a little one and he is in his new forever home.read more
Tracee Busby Sullivan
You knew him as Cash. He is a 10 year old black lab. You probably don’t remember him as there are about a billion dogs that come through there. I came in a year ago and knew he was something special. I wanted you all to know what his life is now. His name is Marco. My grandchildren named him. They thought it was amazing that when I called him they could say “Polo”! Anyway, he has a new brother, a 10 month old chocolate lab named Jordy. They run in the Reno hills, swim in our local lakes, and even enjoy a camping trip every now and then. My daughter has two labs, so we get to have mother/daughter/crazy lab play dates where they can run the hills of Virginia City chasing rabbits and squirrels and doing what dogs do. Thank you. Thank you for giving me my Marco. He’s smart and funny and even smiles when you scratch his ears. Someone loved him before me, as when I go to teach him anything, he already knows. Know that he will live the rest of his life fat and happy. He knows love. So do I.read more
We've been blessed to adopted a few dogs for Nevada Human Society. We love what they do for animals here and from other shelters. Lola almost didn't make it in her first weeks of life, they took the time, the love and care to save her little life. She will forever bring us joy, because NHS cared to save her when it didn't look good. Donate, support and adopt!read more
Carolyn Melissa Ney
I'm happy to report that Angel pet Tiramisu is happy and healthy in her forever home. I adopted her early September last year and the staff was amazing and so supportive. She is 17 years old and very sweet and happy. She is the 2nd Tortie that I have adopted from the Humane society. My other cat is now 16 years old and doing well. So thankful for all the positive things the Humane Society does in Reno !!read more
Thank you so much for a easy quick adoption!! We love our new addition and couldn’t be happier with the way they let my dog and her meet!! Definitely will be recommending and coming back to rescue another!! �read more
I adopted a dog two and a half weeks ago. I ended up taking her to the vet she got sick from something she ingested. I had to take her to the vet and the stay and test their drain my bank account. Ended up taking her back to the Humane Society in Nevada and surrendering her. Went drove back out there and to check on the dog and they wouldn't let me see her. I asked if she was in the clinic, they said no. They told me she was back over at the adoptions area. I went over to the adoptions desk to see if I could see the dog. They told me the adoption manager was not in and was on vacation until the next Monday. I drove 80 miles each way twice to try to see the dog. I hope the dog we'll see a vet and so they can fix what's wrong with her before she is readapted. The staff was very friendly to me thank you for that.read more
Tamsen Carson Holden
I adore the Humane Society!! They brought my best friend into my life! I donate here regularly and think the staff are easily some of the best, kindest, most patient people out there! Thank you for all you do.read more
Such a great place. Love our rescued pups and the wonderful staff.
Love the addition to my family. Sox has definitely found his home.
Adopted my first pet from here. Staff was so gracious and knowledgeable. We now have a forever home for our miss Mello. Looking forward to being more friends home.read more
Wonderful staff. Dropped off some feral kttens to be spayed/neutered first thing in the morning, were ready to be transported back home by 3pm. This is a very TNR-friendly non-profit clinic. Just wish there was one closer to my home in Mineral County.read more
I adopted Templeton the rat from the the Humane Society. I tend to be nervous around people however, all of the staff I encountered were very polite and helpful. All of the animals I saw appeared to be well cared for, including Templeton, which also made me feel better about my visit.read more
Sheri Van Ness
I adopted a senior dog today unfortunately he was ill with kennel cough. The vet at the humane society did get me In Because of a cancellation and my new dog was put on medication. Here's to a speedy recovery and a good life ahead Thanks for the Humane society for helping out with the situation and checking on the other dogs . I hope they are well.read more
Jackie M Ratliff
Worst place ever . They kill animals and lie too owners ... this place is scum
Linda Kay Yeargan
I want to THank the Carson City Division of the Human Society,thank them for my New Fur Babies Tank and Romeo~ what Great dogs,family and friends they are...and they are doing very well in their new home Thank you one and all from all of us here!!!read more
This place is so awesome. They really care about the animals and it shows in their volunteer training classes. They also have reduced prices on their long term animals and their senior animals. They are really here to make sure their animals are going to good homes. I love that this community is a no kill shelter community and am so happy to live here.read more
This is an excellent shelter with the most caring people. My cat picked me out and hasn't let me out of his sight in all of the years since he's come home with me.read more
I have adopted all 4 of my dogs there. Love the place. Great people!
We adopted Peiley, a 4 year old Sharpei mix. She is by far the sweetest dog on the planet. She isn't phased by her new kids (and their tantrums), is very easy going, and such a love! She loves snuggling and eating all the treats her boys feed her. Thank you for recommending we see her! She is the perfect and much needed calm addition to our family.read more
My husband and I tried to adopt two sister kittens yesterday. They turned us down because we have a 8 year old chocolate lab at home that wasn't fixed. They said it was because he was too hyper. Our dog Prince is the furthest thing from hyper. He is a lovable 105 pound cuddle bug. Any one that knows him would tell you the same. He's lived with kitties all his life and he is a gentle giant with them. If I thought for one minute that he would hurt the kitties, WE WOULDN'T BE ADOPTING THEM! I hate that they just assume he's a hyper dog. Not all dogs are the same and they shouldn't be categorized the same way. In addition, the lady at the desk said the humane society usually makes exceptions to the rule in these types of cases, but they didn't make an exception for us. This isn't very fair. My husband and I would have given those kitties the most loving life ever. I guess we should have just lied on the application, like I'm sure PLENTY of people do. We used to donate to the organization all the time, but we will never go back nor donate.read more
Jaime Ozuna Starrh
We went in for a kitten and left with a 1yo cat! He literally chose us and we couldn't be happier! Adopting takes time. Understand that you might be there awhile and it's worth the wait! Great staff and always great pets! Thank you!read more
Donna Fink Shaw
Very rude employees.........Need to learn about Customer Service. Also if one of the paired cats could be adopted, I do not understand why you can not just take one!!!! Also when a mom has a child, you do not try to adopt a sick or needy cat to them!!!!read more
Amazing people. They helped me get my dog Buster back and took good care of him.
Jo Lene Dawn Sonesen
I am sadly very disappointed by the Director Denise. I called after I sadly chose a foster home for a dog, the only reason I chose that foster home was the fact Alexandra Parker told me she fostered for NHS, Alexandra forget to inform me that she is not a foster and charges 10.00 a day than she threatened to dump my foster dog after 2 hours at the overnight drop box (which I was informed WCAS doesn't have so where was she going to dump my dog?) When I called to talk to Denise about my experience with her foster Denise blamed me for it the dog must have been aggressive I should have checked her out better. I tried but NHS will not tell you about anyone who fosters for them. Sadly disappointed that NHS doesn't care about animals that are being fostered by their volunteers if the animal is not theirs. To bad they didn't want to help all the animals and not just the ones the can get $$$$ off of.read more
it's great to go there and see how well taking care of the pets are there.
We love this place, people are so helpful and polite. Great place to get great animals. Thank you for all of your hard workread more
Truly a great shelter, the best I have ever seen in fact! The staff cares a great deal about the animals in their care and are very friendly/easy to work with. My family adopted an Australian cattle dog mix puppy here last year (named Salt at the shelter, but we changed her name to Bailey), and they sent us home with a lot of good information on potty training (which was a huge help and success!), and recommendations for vets and obedience training because puppy's are a lot of work! Bailey is such a wonderful doggie, and we had such a positive experience adopting her here, that we adopted another puppy on father's day! A greyhound mix (We think dutch shepherd) named Brutus, who is now named Brody. Keep up the great work, Nevada Humane Society!read more
Luis Torres Echaiz
My boyfriend and I adopted a sweet border collie mix named Hazel. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful during the adoption process. You could tell every employee/volunteer had a passion for saving animals. Every time an adoption was final, excitement filled the room and the staff would ring a bell. Fast forward to a few months later - Hazel has traveled across America and back, hiked several trails, tagged along on bike rides, went swimming, walked on beaches, played over 100 games of fetch, took over our entire bed, played with new dog friends, learned new tricks and played in a ton of snow. Thank you all for being so kind. Most importantly, thank you for uniting us with our best friend.read more
This is one of the best shelters/rescue facilities I have ever seen. They allowed me to spend a lot of time with the dogs I wanted to see which allowed me to make an informed decision of what was right for my family and I. It was such a hard choice, as I was torn between two dogs (Kenan and Buster), but I am happy to say that Kenan (the Siberian Husky), who is now called "Haku" went home with me. Everyone (all of the staff), especially Emily, were so happy to answer questions, and I had many. They really do care about the animals. I drove from CA to Nevada, back and forth, twice in two days and don't regret it. If you're looking for a quality facility, where the dogs are taken care of and the staff knows quite a bit about the dogs, this is the place for you. They also have a ton of cats and other animals too! Rescue the pups, they are waiting to go home to quality people. Haku (yes, he is named after the river spirit dragon in the Japanese film Spirited Away) loves the woods, bouncing around the grass, car rides, meeting new people, and long naps in his doggy bed as well as mine. He's full of energy and love. He came home to me from the shelter with basic obedience training and was potty trained. He's a snuggle bug and I love him dearly. He also been getting a lot of attention lately with people stopping and wanting to take pictures with him or pet him. Everyone compliments how beautiful and well mannered he is. He loves it!read more
Alisha Annalee Johnson
I visited the Nevada Humane Society in Reno on April 25th and witnessed something rather unprofessional. I watched as the Chief Administrative Officer yelled and belittled what appeared to be a previous employee. The employee was calm and collected and looked to be rather embarrassed that they were being yelled at in the middle of the lobby, like how a parent would yell at a child. That conversation was something that should of taken place in an office rather than in the lobby where anyone and everyone could hear. I could hear the Chief Administrative Officer using an incredibly condescending tone with the person they were speaking to as well. I cannot believe that this is the representation for the Humane Society and that this is how they choose to handle their issue. Very unprofessional.read more
Dawn M. Sexton
Beverly Stafford Cota
Im proud of our nevada humane society in Reno. They take such great care of these animals great organization 🙂
We now have two dogs from the Humane Society. We've had one for almost a year and the other for 8 months. We can't imagine life without them.read more
The staff was great & I found the sweetest little new furbaby to spoil for the rest of her life!
We have not one, not two but four animals that we have adopted from the Humane Society. Our 3 dogs: Daizee, Bluebell and Bonzai , and 1 cat: Leia are our whole world. None of the dogs were puppies when we adopted them which was scary but they helped us transition all the dogs and and I can't imagine not having them. Great place. Adopt don't shop is what I say and if you can get an older dog and cat you are helping the world a lot.read more
great place to visit and volunteer animals are so loving and the staff are friendly
How long can a 12 year old diabetic cat go without his insulin? When I adopted, I was told the cat is an Angel Pet, and his meds and check ups would be free for life. After the first 3 or 4 trips to Reno, the staff at the clinic and I agreed that the trips were stressing my cat and they were ok with me taking him to my regular vet in Dayton to get his glucose checked. I pay for these tests myself, but it's worth it to keep kitty's stress level down. At first everything went very well, but that last 3 months have been completely different. Refill requests are questioned rather strictly and this is the 2nd time that kitty will be missing an insulin dose (i hope to God it's only 1 dose) because we still have not been given the refill. So far whenever there's been a question, it's been because of a lack of communication between vets offices. He saw the vet in Reno 2 weeks ago for a thorough check up, they were wonderful, went above and beyond, clipping nails and giving free vaccinations. During that visit, the vet mentioned that faxes between their buildings can get lost, so they don't get the reports from my vet in Dayton in a timely manner. Meanwhile, the cat once again has gone without his meds. I am considering making the heartbreaking decision of returning him so he can get the meds he needs. Tell me how we can correct this problem and I will gladly revise this review.read more
Carl J Pankowski
Elizabeth Daniel Fulton
We had a great experience when we took our two chihuahuas in for their vaccinations. Like that they got a small little check up with it check their heart check their temperature and we got her vaccinations and we were out not a very long wait for a clinic.read more
I love it everyday because i get do some0i actually enjoy taking care of animals
I have adopted several cats from there and I fall deeper in love with them everyday. You all do the work of Heroes, never stop.read more
It was amazing! The staff was great nice and helpful at all times! They help me with all my questions and meet and greet and adoption process! This has been the second time and it's always great. The process was easy to get our Dawney ready to come home with us!read more
Gladys O. Souza
Deborah Smith Harvey
A great resource for our community. We've adopted several pets from the Nevada Humane Society, and every one of them has been marvelous. The staff and volunteers care about the animals and the adopters, and the facility is really nice. I am pleased and proud to support NHS, and I feel so lucky to have found our wonderful companion animals through them.read more
Kim D Biasi
We found our little (Johnny Cash) Dexter a few weeks ago and he is amazing. Such good care was taken by the adoption staff and they made the process for taking him home so easy.read more
My first interaction with NHS was to assist in picking up a stray cat found in Placer County to bring him back to NHS as he was originally adopted from them as a 2 month old. Knowing a shelter will take back this abandoned cat who was almost 7yr old touched my heart. I ended up going back a couple days later to adopt Joey. The shelter and staff are amazing. Although I live in San Mateo, CA, I support NHS for their dedication to animals.read more
It's such an upbeat event! I love to see all the kitties and doggies meet their new families. Michelle is very organized and a delight to work with!read more
The carson city human society is awesome!!!!! Susan and Tony were great and we LOVE our new baby girl. Maui, a.k.a. Shanti, is a great addition to our family. She is already wagging her tail, giving kisses, cuddles and playing with our other dog.read more
I adopted Capuson yesterday. His name is Jasper now and he is my Halloween kitty. Thank you all so much for everything you do <3read more
Kenny Van Wie
Could not have been happier with the help in finding Daisy, she is the perfect Dog for our family, we made several trips and with lots of patients and diligence by the folks at the Humane Society, we now have a great Dog and a great fit for our Family. Thanks you!!read more
I think it's great. People like myself would rather put our tax dollars toward the betterment of animals, than to build new schools. Let the parents pay for their own children. I have no children therefore my maternal love goes out to all animals. Ashleyread more
We adopted rusty, a 13 year old Siamese mix yesterday. He's already so loved and purfect! Thank you guys for helping our family pick a new fur baby♡♡read more
Andee Navarro Dawson
Sandi J Watson
Today I spent at least 4 hours looking for a cat to adopt. I originally went in looking for a cat that is already declawed because I have a 5 month old baby at home and didn't want to risk anything. I mentioned this to the employee I was working with. I also asked about how it affects the cat, she advised me it is highly discouraged as it can give the animal PTSD( which was good to know). I have owned 2 cats, never have I declawed them and wouldn't because it's inhumane which is why I was looking for one that was already declawed to avoid injuries to my newborn baby. I finally found a cat that I wanted, (wasn't declawed which wasn't a big deal at all) and told them that I would like to see it in a separate room to spend some time with it. A staff member came up to me extremely rude and said that because I had mentioned I wanted a cat already declawed that I wasn't allowed to adopt a cat that had claws. The way she talked to me made me feel like a convict or something or someone who mistreats animals. I walked out empty handed and the cat doesn't have a good home to go to. So if you're looking to adopt an animal from here, don't bother asking questions about something you're unsure about because it seems to automatically make you an inhumane person who doesn't deserve an animal to love.read more
Yvonne Pérez Gasca
This is truly a great place for animals. A safe~love shelter that seeks to protect, relief and care for many innocent dogs and cats who have suffered the loss of a family. Thanks to this great place we found our second dog. A special, super sweet chihuahua who waited 4 us to come find him.. Back then I wondered why such a sweet, well behaved dog would be there, but it don't matter, he was meant 4 us.. it's been a month now! We will never regret adopting instead of buying! Don't buy, instead give a special creature a chance to have a family.. they will reward you with true love!❤read more
I love how they care for the animals. Real love!
They are the absolute best, a stellar organization in every way. We've adopted all our pets from them. Just got their newsletter and reading it was like an instant antidote to the disgusting, depressing political mayhem I've been so impacted by. Nice to know there are truly wonderful people and programs in the world, and right here in northern Nevada.read more
I used to work for the Reno Aces and every Friday we would have the humane society out for their/our adoptable dogs of the game! It's a great event and the fans really enjoyed it. I used to speak to the woman who would bring the dogs out every night and she was convinced she'd bring one I'd eventually take home..and she was right. My wife and I have had our dog Cooper (6 year old poodle mix) for over a year now. He's an incredible dog that we just absolutely love and adore. The humane society does a great job and the people they have working there truly care about the animals.read more
We had the best experience there last night! We got there around 430 and made our way to the dogs. We chose a few we liked and went to the front. A great girl looked up every dog we liked and gave us more info. After finding that the ones we chose had some restrictions, this sweet girl looked up other potentials for us based on her personal knowledge of the animals. We took another look and had a meet and greet. We returned to the front right at closing to ask about adopting. The sweet staff stayed late so we could bring our Max home. I didn't catch any names but the main girl helping us has light blue hair and is just the most adorable and funniest person ever! Thank you for having great people helping find homes for animals ❤read more
I have been to the humane society, I think it is a great place, clean and loving! Although I was a little upset today. I went to petco where they were having an adoption event. My children and I were playing and petting a puppy and as I was observing an adoption going on, the dog that was getting adopted started to bark......as all dogs do, that is their voice. The ladies that were adopting him started to yell at him and bitch that he was barking. That adoption should of stopped right there and been denied.......needless to say it wasn't. That is not going to be a good life for that dog, constantly yelled at for barking. Very disappointed! Of they didn't want to hear barking they should of gotten a cat or a bird or better idea.......nothing! Please be more selective on who you adopt out to.read more
The staff & volunteers are the best! So kind & helpful. We adopted a little puppy and the experience will be remembered forever for my grandkids! Thanks!read more
We adopted 2 animals from this shelter, one kitten we named Spook, and pup named Binx. They are both happy in their forever homes and we appreciate the acceptance of certain thi gs in order to give Binx a happy fullfilled home with all the baked chicken, and treats she could ever ask for, and a big garden and green grass to lay in. She is a happy girl.read more
Loving our little adopted doggie! Great experience, thank you!
I couldn't have asked for a better turn out thanks to the amazing ladies in the Carson office!!
I was there about 2 months ago and was extremely pleased with the staff they were amazing! That day I brought home a wonderful dog named Alice (Pitt bull chocolate lab mix) she's been a wonderful addition to my little family soon she will have two kittens to play with! Thank you guys so much!!read more
DiDi de Soto
They do not return phone calls. If the lives of animals is their mission. I have not been shown that..
This girls name that I spoke with is Ilesa, strange name, blonde hair, younger girl, I may have the spelling wrong too. She is rude and heartless and abrupt. Her skills at being a human being is off and she shouldn't be working there if she is not capable of having Empathy or even a normal personality. All what I have to say to that girl that I spoke to today is. "This isn't boot camp Honey and you are not a Drill Sargent, get over yourself, you are making the place look bad and making yourself look like a freak".read more
On a recent visit to the Tahoe/Nevada area I was pleased to meet an employee of the Nevada Humane Society. She was not only informative about the hardships animals face in the area but she was enthusiastic and showed a true passion for her job. Brie of the TNR program goes above and beyond for animals in need within her community and the neighboring communities. I had not realized, until speaking with Brie, the abundance of feral and stray cats in the area. I now understand that even though many people want to help these animals it is difficult for them to provide the time and money required and it's because of people like Brie and others of the Humane Society that these cats continue to be fed, spayed/neutered, and taken in for adoption. It was a truly enlightening experience to speak with Brie and I believe she exemplifies something that more individuals should, she is caring, compassionate and acts as an advocate for animals that have no voice of their own.read more
Joni Sonsalla Thompson
Two years ago I showed up to the shelter at a difficult time in my life and found the sweetest girl in the world. She was afraid of everything. I mean really, everything. I didn't even see her tail for three weeks, but slowly she began to brighten. It was slow work at first, but I'm so proud and amazed at how far she's come. Spaghetti (Suzy) is a now a happy Lil princess. She has been here through a break up, new romance, moving out of state, and more. I can't imagine life without her. She is my best best friend.read more
Such a busy place! Yes, we had to wait months for a Low Cost Spay/Neuter appointment. But, I was on the list, they called me, and I was able to get 2 dogs, 1 Male, 1 Female Fixed and Vaccinated for $235. The staff is great and very helpful!read more
I got Shylo just a couple days ago! I actually was looking at another cat but this one just seemed he needed me so I went into a room with him he crawled in my lap and I guess you could say picked me! Adoption took 15 min. And we went home! He is adjusting well!read more
Incredibly nice people working here. Loved every second of the adoption process for my dog, and if I ever get the chance to adopt another, this will be my first stop.read more
Always a great help. We've adopted 2 pets over the past 8 years and they were both great matches.
Roslyn Sigler Dunsmore
We love the Nevada Humane Society. We got both our kitty and pup there. The staff and vet assistance is wonderful.
Omg got a dog named fregie she is so sweet! Shes also very small
Just wanted to give you guys an update on Kirby (Chihuahua mix) we rescued a week before Thanksgiving. When we visited with him we were told that he was "the punk of the shelter". He had been returned 3 times, and had been at that shelter for over a year. We were told he had a history of biting and that he DID NOT like having a harness put on him. What we quickly found out: He is quite the snuggle bug and lover. He doesn't mind getting his harness put on, because he know that he gets to go outside. He doesn't mind sweaters either. He is SUPER protective - I won't lie, he has nipped both of us. Both times one of us was playing rough with the other and Kirby had to be the referee to "protect" the other. LOL. It's a learning process for both us, Bella, and Kirby. But we love him to death and couldn't image him not being a part of our lives now. Just wanted to say thank you. He's an amazing pup and much loved.read more
We have adopted 3 kittens, now healthy 5 year old chunks and a wonderful older dog, Chubby. He was some kind of herding dog and just a joy to have as a member of our family. Unfortunately he passed away about 6 years ago of natural causes. He is by far one of thee best and smartest dogs we ever had and is still missed dearly today. Don't overlook older dogs. They are wonderful companions and are so bright. With so much uncontitional love to give.read more
Lisa Welch Bones
Great facility and amazing staff 🙂 adopted our Jojo there on Valentine's Day 2105.