Millions of Americans have pets. Be they dog, cat, bird or other, animals have long been considered members of the family. Yet, despite this hundreds of thousands of pets end up in shelters every year and worse many end up being euthanized. Lack of funding, irresponsible and immature owners are often responsible, as is the lack of spaying and neutering.
Recent years have even seen a moral turn against breeders and for adopting from animal shelters. If you're considering adding a furry, or feathered, member to your family these shelters and organizations can help. They are dedicated to finding homes for great pets, offer cheap spaying and neutering and advice.
The largest animal shelter in Las Vegas, The Animal Foundation is "dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley." To that end they offer adoption services for people looking to get a pet, and numerous additional services for residents who already own a pet. One of their best services is a pet lost and found. If you ever come across a stray, The Animal Foundation has a place where they can stay as well as a place for owners of missing pets to come looking. Anyone who has lost a pet knows how great this service is.
- Information on Adopting
- Lost and Found
- Low Cost Spaying and Neutering
- Low Cost Shot Clinic
- Humane Euthanasia
655 North Mojave Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The SPCA has long been on the forefront of animal rights and they definitely put their money and time where their mouth is. They are a no kill animal shelter and rely heavily on community and business donations and volunteers. One of the SPCA's best features is their online postings of current animals up for adoption. A few clicks and you'll fall in love.
Fees for adoptions and services are lower than you'll find at breeders and most vet clinics. These folks truly love animals and want to help you find one to love too.
4800 W. Dewey Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Boating 7,200 adoptions and 70,000 Spays/Neauters, Heaven Can Wait may not have the clout and name recognition of the SPCA or The Animal Foundation, but their extraordinary work speaks volumes. Their 20 acre facility houses hundreds of animals. they boast numerous programs including Pugs on Parole where women at a local correctional facility help train dogs and Tales to Tails that matches a therapy dog with learning disabled children.
Their work is immensely important and it is truly amazing how much they have accomplished despite lacking a huge national organizations backing.
PO Box 30158
Las Vegas, NV 89173
HCWS Spay & Neuter Clinic
546 N. Eastern, Ste. 175
Las Vegas, NV 8910
This relative newcomer was founded in 2011 to help decrease the burden Las Vegas' ever growing population had on the other shelters across the city. They are a no-kill shelter and facilitate the adoption and fostering of dogs and cats.
6631 Surrey St.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
The VegasAnimalRescue.com and VegasAnimal411.com website(s) were created to help the Animal Rescue Community. They are not a rescue center but we do list all of the rescue and shelter groups in our community. They provide a great resource to pet owners and lovers and those looking to help.
They have extensive listings of animal shelter, veterinarians, dog parks, Nevada pet laws, lost and found, animal related events across the valley and lots of other great info.