Reno came to the shelter when his previous owner could no longer care for him. He had problems being alone and was extremely reactive to other dogs when walking on a leash. Reno was sent to the PUPS on Parole program where we partner dogs with an inmate at the Warm Springs Correctional facility. There they worked on training him and helping with behavioral issues. Reno graduated and was ready to find his forever home!
Serena was looking for a forever family member to give her love and companionship during quarantine. It turned out these two ended up being the perfect match.
“I adopted Reno back in May 2020 during the quarantine. I was searching and searching to find a perfect dog that would bring me so much happiness, love, and also responsibility. Reno was a part of the PUPS program and I heard about his difficult past, but that didn’t phase me because once I met him, I knew he was the one! His facial expressions and loving eyes won me over!”
She fell in love, and thought his name suited him.
“I stuck with his name Reno because the city, Reno, is home and he feels like home to me. Reno’s favorite things to do are come on car rides to Lake Tahoe with me, go to friends’ houses to say hello to everyone and give them a bunch of kisses, eat lots and lots of cheese, and sniff anything and everything that comes in the vicinity of his nose. Oh, and absolutely loves his chin scratches!” —Reno’s adopter.
Reno has made great strides from where he started to where he is today. With the help and patience of the person that trained him in the PUPS program, he learned many skills and he is a wonderful companion. For more stories and photos of animals in their fur-ever homes, visit the Happy tails page.