Humane society of Truckee-Tahoe

Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

10961 Stevens Lane
Truckee, California 96161
Visit Website
Local Phone: (530) 587-5948

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community spay/neuter and humane education programs.

Founded in 1994 by a group of committed volunteers, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe has become the driving force in animal rescue and adoption for the Truckee region.

Over time, they have grown from a small grass roots entity to a nationally recognized non-profit organization with seven employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

Adoption Hours: Every Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Directions:
• From downtown Truckee, head East on Donner Pass Road. Turn right on Stockrest Springs, Turn left on Stevens Lane.

Photo: Cha Cha - Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
Photo: Cha Cha - Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
Looking for some youthful energy in your life? Here's Cha Cha, who's 5 months old and looking for her own family. She landed at Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe with her sister, who's been adopted, so it's time for her to start her own adventure. Cha Cha's a cute Chi mix who's still got a bit of growing to do, but at a current 8.2 pounds, she's going to be a little dog—on the outside, anyway. Check her out here—she's spayed, microchipped, and current on all her vaccinations, so she's ready to go home with you! more »
Photo Credit: Nathan Kendall
Photo Credit: Nathan Kendall
Lake Tahoe is at its glorious best in summer, but you have to be a very early riser to get a parking spot at a dog-friendly beach on weekends. Our advice: Sleep in, then head for High Camp, the high-altitude recreation complex at Squaw Valley USA, where a pool, hot tub, roller rink, limitless hiking options and plenty of free parking await. There are two ways up: the dog-friendly Shirley Lake Trail or the iconic (and dog-friendly) aerial trammore »
As anyone coming up to Lake Tahoe from sea level knows, that first day of hiking above 6,500 feet is a pant-inducing endeavor. But did you know that you (and your dog) can “cheat?” more »
Mable the dog
Mable is still up for adoption
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) has taken in three dogs rescued in Thailand. Soi Dog, a Thai rescue organization saved the animals from an illegal dog-meat trade then worked with HSTT to shelter the trio and find them homes. They arrived in Truckee January 18. This is the first time HSTT has taken in animals from an international shelter.

The Truckee shelter is only one of two in the U.S. Soi Dog has worked with. Soi Dog works with a handful of other countries to protect abused and neglected animals. According to Emily Watt, animal programs manager at HSTT, the illegal meat trade is a prominent issue in Thailand. Dogs are often lured away from homes to be captured and sold into the meat trade. more »
Margo
Margo
2013 was a banner year for our friends at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. In September, after years of hard work and fundraising, the city's cool new state-of-the-art animal shelter (a joint project of the HSTT and the Town of Truckee) opened its doors. Dogs and cats who'd been living in cramped kennels are now enjoying spacious quarters and fun play areas while they wait for their new families. more »
Meet Pumpkin, a 5-year-old Australian kelpie mix whose career as a ranch dog apparently came to an end when she was kicked by a cow and severely injured. Instead of taking her to a vet, her previous owners chained her outside, where she was rescued by some volunteers from the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
 
adoptable dog
 more »
Adorable dog in Lake Tahoe
Photo credit: Brendan Myers
Go for a Dip
Get a Lift
Float Your Boat
Paddle a Dog-friendly Canoe
Soak Up Nostalgia
Go for a Hike
Spend the Night
Share a Bite
Treat Your Pup
Get Festive

Go for a Dip
Yes, you can take your dog swimming at Lake Tahoe! True, there are only a handful of dog-friendly beaches, but for most dogs, just one a day is enough. One of our hidden favorites on the West Shore is the private beach at Obexer’s General Store in Homewood.

Get a Lift
One of the most fun experiences to be had with your dog at Tahoe is lift-assisted hiking. Enclosed gondola cars on two lifts at Northstar and the aerial tram at Squaw Valley welcome leashed pets. Whichever you choose, you’ll find lots of trail options up top.

Float Your Boat
For more fun on the water, join the animated crowds of summer vacationers who rent rafts in Tahoe City for a two- to three-hour, 5-mile float down the scenic Truckee River to River Ranch Resort. Truckee River Raft Co. counts dogs as regular passengers and will get you all fixed up.
 
Dog on Tahoe beach
Photo credit: Janeen Heath
Paddle a Dog-friendly Canoe
Dogs won't fit in just any kayak, and expecting them to balance like acrobats on a slippery bow is unrealistic if not dangerous. Tahoe City Kayak solves the problem with a line of Jackson Rec Kayaks whose cockpits are big enough to hold not just you, but Fido, too.

Soak Up Nostalgia
One of the most enjoyable sights at Lake Tahoe, especially for first-timers, is Tallac Historic Site, a collection of late 19th century summer estate homes and outbuildings about seven miles west of South Lake Tahoe casinos. Leashed dogs are welcome, and it’s especially enjoyable to visit on living-history days.
 
Dog hiking in Tahoe
Photo credit: potential past (CC)
Go For a Hike
Put paws to the path on hundreds of miles of trails in the Lake Tahoe area. For something new, try Van Sickle Bi-State Park near South Shore casinos. The main trail in the 575-acre park (part in California, part in Nevada) travels beneath the Heavenly Gondola lift line to a cluster of historic buildings before zigzagging up for magnificent views of the lake. North Shore bound? Check out the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail, a mile-long promenade through town connecting the 19-mile West Shore/Truckee River and North Shore Trails.

Spend the Night

Dog-friendly lodging abounds at Lake Tahoe, and it comes in all forms, from vacation-home rentals to hotels and motels, to rustic cabin resorts and RV parks. A favorite is the dog-passionate Larkspur Hotel Truckee. Check out dozens of other options on DogTrekker.com.

Share a Bite
It can be hard to find a place to share an outdoor meal at wintertime Lake Tahoe, but summer/fall is another matter. View our listings, pick a dog-friendly patio and chow down. One of our favorites is Meyer’s Downtown Café in South Lake Tahoe.

Treat Your Pup
After a day filled with outdoor recreation, pamper your four-legged friend with a spa treatment or toys and treats at one of Tahoe's dog specialty shops.

Get Festive
Two upcoming Squaw Valley USA festivals welcome well-behaved dogs on leash. The 26th Annual Foam Fest on Saturday, September 5, 2015 is one of the most anticipated beer and music festivals of the year! Proceeds from the event will support Disabled Sports to continue to provide sports rehabilitation and therapeutic recreation programs to anyone with any disability. Come support a tremendous cause while enjoying the open air festival with your pup!

Why not make it an entire weekend of festival fun? The 27th Annual Alpen Wine Fest on Sunday, September 6, 2015 includes wine tasting, live music, a silent auction and raffle. Entry into the event is a donation to Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Mark your calendar and be there!

Photo credit: potential past (CC)
Photo credit: Janeen Heath
Photo credit: Brendan Myers
 more »
Ronnie, dog at Humane Society of Truckee-TahoeMeet Ronnie, who's about 8 months old and discovering training for the first time at the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Luckily, this bouncy boy is bright, anxious to please, and learning fast, and he's hoping to find a person who'll enjoy working with him and teaching him new things. Providing a safety net for Ronnie and all the pets of the Truckee-Tahoe area has been the mission of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe for some time now, and thanks to enthusiastic community support, which ranges from hundreds of hands-on volunteers to funding from the Town of Truckee, it's been remarkably successful.

Photo: Ronnie — Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe    more »
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe works to improve the lives of animals through adoption, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs. Since the city of Truckee currently lacks an animal shelter, HSTT is fundraising for that purpose; currently critters in its care reside either at the town kennel or in one of the Society's extensive network of foster homes, which allows it to rescue a far greater number of dogs and cats than would otherwise be possible. more »
Download Our Free Mobile App

© 2017 DogTrekker.com