Looking for a pet? Cats and dogs will be available for adoption for free from dozens of shelters and rescue groups Friday and Saturday Nov. 16-17 across Nevada, from Las Vegas to Winnemucca and Reno to Elko.
The reason adoption fees can be waived is that Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada will award $300 to animal organizations for every single dog and cat they adopt.
Click the “More Info” button for a list of participating organizations. The list is updated regularly with new locations.
Funding for this statewide adoption event is made possible by the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, a private charitable foundation based at Lake Tahoe.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Hungry Valley and Maddie's Pet Project in Nevada are offering a free spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony community.
Appointments are required. Contact Stacey Montooth at 775-329-2936 ext. 3268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The drop-off time will be 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4 at the Hungry Valley Gym. Cats and dogs must be in a pet carrier or on a leash. If you don’t have one, they will be available at the gym starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 2.
The first Saving Nevada’s Pets Conference for shelter leadership will be a daylong event featuring a keynote address from animal behaviorist Kelley Bollen. Afternoon breakout sessions will include presentations by Gina Knepp of Sacramento Animal Services, Christie Keith on social media and marketing, veterinarian Mike Greenberg of Target Zero, and David Lowe of Seattle Humane Society. A continental breakfast, networking lunch, and networking happy hour with appetizers and no-host bar are included. The event is hosted by Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada.
Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada creates a safety net for dogs and cats in Nevada through partnerships that increase adoptions from animal shelters and improve access to veterinary care in underserved areas. We also seek to cultivate animal sheltering leadership by encouraging new leaders and supporting existing ones.
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