Volunteers & Fosters are a Special Breed
Open Your Hearts and Your Home to an Animal in Need!
Volunteers and Fosters play a special part in animal rescue. We can't do what we do without the help from these special individuals.
When you become a Nevada SPCA volunteer you will truly make a difference through enriching our animal's time at the shelter with daily activities, socialization and walks. We will be happy to help you find your niche here at the Nevada SPCA Campus. Volunteer opportunities are wide-ranging and include the following:
- Walking dogs
- Socializing animals
- Brush cats
- Groom/bathe dogs
- Help clean animal habitats
- Assisting at off site adoption events
- Table community events
- Sanctuary improvement projects
- Organize supply and donation drives
To begin your volunteer journey with the Nevada SPCA please submit your Volunteer Application here!
Once your application is approved, you will be notified via email and you will have access to sign up for the New Volunteer Orientation to see how your skills and interest can help us!!
Do you have a tender, gentle touch?
If so please consider fostering animals in need. Whether it's a new mom with litter of newborn kittens, a motherless litter of abandoned puppies or an adult recovering from a broken heart or broken bones, your love and support in your home can saves lives!
We generally request that foster parents keep and care for the animals until they are ready for adoption. It is best if there is a private room or area in your home where the animals can live during their foster time with you. Our staff will assist you in taking the proper precautions for your resident animals as well as the animals being fostered.
Some of our fostering opportunities that you can help with:
- Kittens, puppies and newborns in need. With or without a mother and sometime just hours old at the time of rescue, to kittens and puppies who can eat on their own but need a home enviornment until they are ready for spay/neuter.
- Animals recovering from medical conditions. Healing scars and broken bones often requires a long period of rest and recuperation, best done in a quiet peaceful home environment.
- Animals who are battling depression or a broken heart. The heart break of adandonment can be traumatic! Especially seniors who lose their homes and families in their twilight years. Sometimes so confused and distraught they stop eating.
- Animals who need socialization and help with behavioral issues. Some of our rescued animals have been denied affection and touch from people and other animals. They have low self esteem and extreme anxiety in new situations. They need a place to help them build trust and confidence in a gentle environment.
- Animals with long-term medical needs. Heros are priceless for animals with severe birth defects, traumas and terminal conditions who need a comfortable environment with a focus on good quality of life and long term medical care.
If you think you have what it takes to open your heart and home to be a hero in an animals life please complete the Volunteer/Foster Application here! Please let us know all types of species you are able to care for.
Thank you for your interest in being an animal super hero!!!
Please Excuse The Construction
Building and property improvements, and the erection of new structures, continues for months to come.
We ask for your patience and flexibility visiting Nevada SPCA. Regular adoption hours, as well as our usual rescue and foster work, will continue uninterrupted through the many weeks of construction.
The projects occurring right now are focused on the permanet portions of the complex, including a new roof, expansion of the parking areas, and upgraded restrooms at Nevada SPCA. (Most of the trees being removed from the front of the facility are being kept alive so they can return to the interior parks and plazas around the new dog kennels.) New flooring and new front doors will be the next projects.
The ground-breaking for the new structures begins this summer. These new structures will include new nurseries for baby animals, new dog kennels, a hero corridor to showcase dogs with advanced physical and emotional challenges, glass-walled cat playrooms for rehabilitating cats, and a conservatory for dog meetings with visitors.
Once the new structures are completed and the move-in is achieved, the old dog kennel structures will be demolished to make room for the parks and plazas mentioned above. They will feature walking paths, shaded greeting areas, agility equipment, splash pads and other water features, and dog introductions areas.
Thank you very much to the exceptionally generous donors making these expansion and renovation efforts possible, further transforming Nevada SPCA No-Kill Animal Shelter into a large-scale animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption center! Please click here if you would like to make a donation of your choice (donations of every size are welcome and deeply appreciated!) to contribute to lifesaving efforts for animals in urgent need of loving care and rescue.