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Free pet adoptions today at Nevada Humane Society

Anita Kornoff

Yes, that’s right, the Nevada Humane Society, along with many Nevada groups is participating in this holiday adoption event on Saturday, Nov. 17. Below is a list of locations where free pet adoptions will take place this weekend, including the adopting group’s website, and where animals available for adoption.

This event is sponsored by Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada, which will reimburse every participating organization for each adoption on those days so they are able to waive fees. It’s part of Maddie’s Pet Project’s goal to increase the chances that cats and dogs in Nevada shelters will find good homes.

According to the NHS, “No-cost adoptions provide the opportunity for you to bring home the furry love of your life. It’s happening only in Nevada, with the goal of emptying shelters this holiday season, we need YOU, our community, to bring your friends, visit our adoption locations, and ADOPT an amazing pet.”

Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days are part of a statewide campaign, Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada, that aims to elevate the status and well-being of cats and dogs across the state through partnerships that increase adoptions from animal shelters and improve access to veterinary care in underserved areas.

Participating Pet Adoption Locations:

Carson City

C-A-L Ranch Store – 2035 N. Carson St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday – adoptions by The Littlest Things

Catmandu – 1829 Brown St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. –

Nevada Humane Society – Carson City – 549 Airport Road, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. –

Petco – 911 Topsy Lane Suite 108,11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday only – adoptions by Res-Que –

Times to be determined – adoptions by Another Chance, Inc.

PetSmart – 250 Fairview Drive

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days – adoptions by Carson Tahoe SPCA

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – adoptions by ARGONN

All adoption fees are covered by Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada thanks to a grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation. #ThanksToMaddie

Incline Village

Pet Network – 401 Village Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. –


Nevada Humane Society – Reno – 2825 Longley Lane, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. –

Petco – 2970 Northtowne Lane

Saturday only 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – adoptions by Boxers and Buddies

PetSmart – 5110 Mae Anne Ave., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday only – adoptions by Res-Que

Scraps Dog Co. – 7675 S. Virginia St. #A, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday – adoptions by Palomino Valley Pet Rescue

SPCA of Northern Nevada – 4950 Spectrum Blvd., 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. –

Washoe Valley

Canine Rehabilitation Center & Sanctuary (CRCS) – 555 U.S. Hwy 395 North, 11 to 3 p.m. –

White Pine County

Ely Animal Shelter – 1003 Lackawana Rd. at the landfill, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m –

South Lake Tahoe

Pet Supermarket – 960 Emerald Bay Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – adoptions by Pet Network

Maddie’s Pet Project in Nevada is made possible by the generosity of Maddie’s Fund and the Nevada-based Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation.

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