During the holiday season, there are a variety of ways you can help support Nevada Humane Society shelter pets in need. In addition to monetary donations, you can help by; making a tribute to your beloved pets by participating in Lights of Love, volunteering to walk dogs, donating much needed cat and kitten food, or sending a little joy to shelter pet by sending them a toy or treat! Below you’ll find details on all the fun, creative ways you can help support Nevada Humane Society pets this holiday season.
Participate in Lights of Love
Honor Your Pets this Holiday Season with a Lights of Love Tribute!
Visit our Lights of Love webpage to show your beloved pets how much they mean to you by purchasing a light. When you purchase lights as a tribute to your own beloved pets, or as a gift for someone you love to help them honor their pet, you are also helping homeless pets in need as all light purchases help us continue our life-saving work caring for Northern Nevada’s homeless pets in need.
The Lights of Love lights will be hung outside of our Reno and Carson City Shelters and illuminated through December 31st.
Help a Pet go Home for the Holidays
Our goal this holiday season is to provide care, and find homes, for as many shelter pets as possible and we need your help to do it. If you have room in your home and your heart for a shelter pet in need, please review the animals available for adoption on our website and apply to adopt your new Furry Soulmate today!
Click here for details on our current adoption process and to view the pets waiting for happy homes at both of our shelters.
Send Much Needed Cat & Kitten Food
In addition to the animals in our shelters, we also provide care for many, many homeless pets being cared for by our foster volunteers. Our greatest need right now is for food for our kittens in need of foster care before they are old enough to be adopted into loving homes. If you would like to help the Nevada Humane Society homeless kittens, please consider purchasing cat and kitten food from our Wish Lists. Our greatest needs right now are for wet kitten food and dry cat food -for mamas and babies.
Provide a Holiday Meal to a Shelter Pet
This Thanksgiving and Christmas our team of dedicated animal caregivers and volunteers hope to cook and serve a healthy, pet-friendly holiday dinner for our shelter pets. This year for Thanksgiving our shelter dogs will be enjoying a warm, vet-approved meal of; green beans, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, rice and sweet potatoes. With your support, we can purchase these items again to make sure every shelter pet gets a healthy holiday meal for Christmas.
Share your Happy Tails
We love getting updates from our adopters and fosters on how our shelter pets are doing. These updates are not only special to our team, but often encourage potential adopters and fosters to commit to caring for a shelter pet -when they see how much joy these pets bring to people’s lives they just can’t resist!
Our Happy Tails pages shares tips & ideas on how to you can share Happy Tails of you and your Nevada Humane Society shelter pet and it features some of our favorite, recent Happy Tail photos, videos and stories. This page is intended to be a space where the community can share Happy Tails of how their Furry Soulmates are doing and the adventures they are having together and we are excited to share it with and for you to start sharing your Happy Tails!
We love ALL Happy Tails but if you need ideas, we would love to see you and your Furry Soulmate:
- Out and about at local businesses as they begin to re-open
- On outdoor adventures
- Snuggling at home together
- Just plain having fun!
Sign Up to Volunteer
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities we need help with at our Reno and Carson City Shelters to help keep our shelter pets happy and safe.
- Walking Dogs
- Making Shelter Animal Videos
- Creating Foster Packets
- Socializing Cats & Kittens
- Processing Adoptions
- Staffing Drive-Thru Adoption Events and Vaccine Clinics
Host an Event to Support Us
We greatly appreciate all the support we receive from local businesses and community members who fundraise for us by putting on amazing events! If you are interested in putting on an event to benefit the Nevada Humane Society we offer resources and event planning advice. Check out our Third Party Event Toolkit for additional information.
Turn Your Pet's Photo into a Masterpiece
Iconic Paw knows that your pets are the center of your universe, and as a proud supporter of the Nevada Humane Society, they are giving us 25% of every pet portrait purchased using our partner link: https://iconicpaw.com/?ref=NHS
We absolutely love the shelter pet portraits Iconic Paw has created of some of our fur babies (pictured here are Bluebell the pup and Sally the cat) and we hope that you will support us by opting to purchase a portrait of your fur baby from Iconic Paw! Just submit a picture of your pet, select a portrait style and wait for your masterpiece to arrive. It’s that simple. Use discount code NEVADAHUMANE at checkout for 10% off!
This is a fun way to support Nevada Humane Society, our life-saving work and the many shelter pets in our care. We thank you for your support.