Nevada Humane Society (NHS)

Nevada Humane Society, Reno, Nevada
Logo image courtesy Nevada Humane Society

About the Nevada Humane Society in Reno:

The Nevada Humane Society (NHS)is a non-profit organization supported by both monetary donations and volunteers. NHS was organized in 1932 to address the need for caring for stray animals. For years, NHS was involved with animal control, a function now provided by Washoe County Regional Animal Services. Today, NHS operates a no-kill animal shelter providing adoption services, low-cost spay and neuter clinics, and care for homeless animals. NHS is active in promoting animal welfare in the Truckee Meadows and holds several events each year to publicize its services and seek loving homes for pets housed at its facility.

Adopting a Pet at the Nevada Humane Society:

Dogs and cats are the animals most commonly adopted at NHS. The basic fee for both adult dogs and cats is $50. Check the NHS adoption fee structure to see the complete list of fees for different aged dogs and cats and other types of animals. Pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and come with an ID tag. Before going to NHS to select a new pet, be sure to read the adoption policies.

If you must surrender a pet, NHS will assist by providing information to help you find the pet a new home. To access this service, call (775) 856-2000 x200. If you do leave a pet with NHS, the surrender fee is $25.

See Who is Ready for Adoption at the Nevada Humane Society:

On the Nevada Humane Society website, you can visit the Animal of the Week and get information, including a picture, about dogs and cats that are ready for a new home.

How to Help the Nevada Humane Society:

People are always needed to volunteer for a variety of tasks. NHS also needs many items to assist with the ongoing tasks related to animal care. Go to How to Get Involved to learn about these needs and to access the volunteer application form. Money is always needed as well - learn how to give at Ways to Donate.

Nevada Humane Society Location and Hours of Operation:

NHS shares a modern Reno facility with Washoe County Regional Animal Services at 2825 Longley Lane, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502-5942. The main information phone number is (775) 856-2000. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

NHS is open for adoptions every day.

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dealing with Lost and Found Pets:

Washoe County Regional Animal Services is the agency to contact with lost and found pet issues. The Lost and Found Pets section has links to several services, including a searchable database for both lost and found pets. You can register lost or found pets so they will appear in searches. Learn more online by reading the Lost Pet Tips and Found Pet Tips.

To request animal control officer assistance, call Animal Services dispatch at 322-3647(DOGS) 24-hours. For general information, call (775) 353-8900, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sources: Nevada Humane Society, Washoe County Regional Animal Services.

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