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Give Back Tahoe: Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe serves the animal community

Pet Assisted Therapy Dog, Roo, is hard at work in The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s RUFF program. This program is designed to help kids improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter (CSN) services and humane education programs.

HSTT proudly partners with the Town of Truckee in our beautiful animal shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee. Together we protect all of the homeless pets within the Town’s jurisdiction. HSTT also now works to find loving homes for all of the homeless pets in the North Lake Tahoe Community. Additionally, we save hundreds of animals from overburdened shelters each year. In 2015, HSTT placed 477 animals into loving homes.

Our CSN program offers free or low cost spay and neuter surgeries to people who need financial assistance. This program is available to qualifying individuals living in Truckee, Sierra County, Eastern Placer County and Eastern Nevada County and sees nearly 300 pets each year.



Additionally, we offer many humane education programs, including RUFF (Read Up For Fun), which is designed to help young readers improve their skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Over 200 students benefitted from this program in 2015. We also provide in-classroom presentations to schools and after school programs in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe each year.

Our Pet Assisted Therapy program brings volunteers with their certified therapy dogs to patients in the hospital who are in need of a little daily animal cheer.



HSTT is always looking for volunteers to assist with animal exercise and socialization, fundraising, pet assisted therapy and administrative work. Children between the ages of 8-15 are invited to volunteer with a legal guardian or parent.

Starting February 22nd our shelter will be open on Mondays. Come see us Monday -Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm to find your next furry family member!


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