North Tahoe’s Pet Network places nearly 500 dogs, cats in 2014

Jason Stipp
Special to the Bonanza
Ariana, an English bulldog mix, was brought into the shelter with a litter of puppies. After her puppies were adopted, she spent more than a year in the shelter. She had numerous admirers, and volunteers who walked her daily, but no interested adopters. We never gave up on Ariana, and just last month she found her forever home with a wonderful family in Reno. Pictured with Caleb Knapp, Operations Manager.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In 2014, the Pet Network Humane Society had its biggest adoption year to date, finding loving homes for close to 500 dogs and cats.

It is our goal to break 500 in 2015, and to accomplish this goal, Pet Network has partnered with several off-site adoption locations such as the Pet Station, Pet Supermarket and Petsmart.

Additionally, Pet Network will attend mobile adoption events throughout the Reno and Tahoe areas. Please help us to achieve our goal of 500 adoptions in 2015 and volunteer to be an off-site adoption specialist — you can be the difference!

The Pet Network Humane Society considers humane education for all ages a priority, as a means of fostering compassion, responsibility and respect toward animals, each other and the environment.

In 2015, Pet Network will be committed to revitalizing its education programs to the public, including youth and adult education seminars, on-site tours of our adoption facilities, and expanding our outreach programs to local schools.

Some of the main focal points of our education program will include: considerations to make before acquiring a pet, dog bite prevention and safety, animal overpopulation and the importance of spay and neutering, and helping children cope with pet loss.

Last year, Pet Network partnered with the national organization Pets for Vets to bring the healing benefits of animal companionship to our local veterans.

As Northern Nevada’s only chapter, we are working with local veterans’ organizations to help returning veterans coping with PTSD and other disorders find peace and healing through life-long friendships.

This program not only provides a much-needed service to our returning military service members (all at no cost to the veteran), but also provides a second chance for shelter dogs and cats who are facing euthanasia at overcrowded animal control facilities.

Pets have the power to ease the suffering of our nation’s veterans, and Pet Network is proud to be involved in such a worthy program.

Pet Network also operates the Second Chance Thrift Store, located here at our facility, where 100 percent of the revenue generated directly supports the animals residing at our shelter and is run solely through volunteers from the community.

The store accepts donations of clothing, jewelry and decorative household items. Please come visit Second Chance Thrift Store where you can find unique gifts and goodies while supporting a great cause.

For more information about our programs and services and to find out how you can get involved or make a contribution, please visit or call 775-832-4404. Our shelter is open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m to 6 p.m., so please stop by for a visit.

Jason Stipp is executive director of the Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village.

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