Hi! My name is Ellie and I am a Cattle dog/Bull terrier mix seeking an active home. I have a lot of energy and a high prey drive, so daily exercise is a must! I get along with other dogs and I love to play with both humans and canine friends. I am fearful of loud noises and new people, so be sure to continue my socialization and training.
Exercise: Energetic, Playful, Vocal Other large dogs: I love to play and get along large dogs. Other small dogs: Watch me! I have a high prey drive but am submissive with other dogs. Children: Calm, dog savvy children over the age of 10. Cats/other small animals: Highly prey driven, not good with cats.
The mission of the SPCANN is to be an innovative regional leader in responsible treatment of homeless cats and dogs, primarily through their rescue and placement in forever loving homes, and by promoting spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation. We accomplish our mission with dedication to our core values and a lifetime commitment to our animals.
We are Reno's first no-kill animal shelter, founded in 1998. Each year our shelter develops more progressive programs such as our Rural Rescue Program where we aggressively rescue animals from rural animal control agencies and support their joint efforts to move animals out of their facilities and into ours to avoid euthanasia. We also have expanded our reach into schools with our Humane Initiative Program where we teach and show compassion to animals. We have more programs and many projects on the horizon - visit our website to see more!!!
Come Meet Our Pets...
We have events througout the year to highlight our adoptable animals. One favorite event each year is our local public swimming pool closes to the public in the fall and the very last day the pool is open only to dogs in the community. Shelter dogs play, splash and mingle with public dogs in two pools and cool off for the final hot days of the summer.
We post our events on our website and Facebook and through other various media outlets.
Our Adoption Process...
The SPCA of Northern Nevada has an adoption process that involves a fee, adoption application, Meet and Greets with prospective humans and other companion dogs in the same household and children. We do have specific requirements for an adoption. We strive to really ensure a great match!
Thank You! Your message has been sent to SPCA of Northern Nevada.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.