About US

All About Pet Network

Pet Network Humane Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through rescue, adoption and humane education programs. We are supported entirely by donations and/or services to operate as a Nevada non-profit organization.
Founded in 1991 by a group of committed volunteers, Pet Network Humane Society has become the driving force in animal rescue and adoption for the Northern Nevada region.
Over time, we have grown from a small grass roots entity to a nationally recognized non-profit organization with nineteen employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.


The story of Pet Network Humane Society began with the efforts of volunteers who brought cats and dogs from the Tahoe Vista Shelter into their homes and cleaned, groomed, and fed them until they were restored to health and ready for adoption. The founders and other volunteers posted flyers of the adoptable animals and eventually printed a newsletter called the Pet Connection. Operating with a few donations, they continued fostering animals, always with the goal of having their own adoption building. In 2000, that dream became a reality and a state-of-the-art facility was built and Pet Network Humane Society was born. Since its inception, Pet Network has rescued and adopted more than 10,000 animals.



Our Mission

Pet Network Humane Society rescues adoptable animals from euthanasia, connects abandoned animals with loving families, instills respect for animals through humane education, and enhances lives through animal companionship.

Our Vision

Pet Network Humane Society envisions a world in which all companion animals experience love and respect as valued members of families and communities.

Our Values

Pet Network Humane Society values animal protection, compassion, community collaboration, servant leadership, humane education, innovation and sustainability.


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Financial Information

Tax Exemption Letter

2016 990 Public Notice Disclosure

2017 990 Public Notice Disclosure

2018 990 Public Notice Disclosure

2019 990 Public Notice Disclosure

2020 Impact Report Infographic 

2020 Impact Report