Winnemucca/Humboldt County Animal Shelter

(website maintained by Friends of the City-County Animal Shelter)

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Our Pet List

Our Featured Pet...

Our featured pet of the week is Hope. She is a year old Yellow Lab mix with a sweet personality. She is very timid and will need some tender loving care. She is in a foster home now but we would love for her to find a forever home soon. Check out our other available dogs too. Our shelter is small, and often overcrowded. Maybe one of them will be your perfect match.


Driving into the future is what we are aiming to do in 2004. With a mobile adoption unit we can help our friends find homes and save our volunteers a tank of gas and automotive wear and tear. Want to help? See address below. Tax reciept available.

Foster Homes Wanted. The only requirement is a loving heart and a suitable home. For more information please call Jan at the shelter, 775-623-6403 from 9 am to 4pm, or 775-625-1056 in the evenings.

Didn't find the dog of your dreams here? Please check out the dogs at DogTown Rescue in Elko and the Nevada Humane Society in Sparks also. They are great people who want to help homeless pets as we do and they may have just the pet you are looking for.

FOCCAS Wish List

If you can donate any of the following items, it would mean we could use more of our resources to find homes for adoptable dogs and to encourage spay and neuter. Charitable contributions receipts are available, upon request.

Large Items

Small Items

Petco in Reno on South Virginia Street has chosen FOCCAS to receive funds raised during their "spring a pet" promotion. For $1, $5, $10 or $20 you can buy a "bunny" that gets posted in their store. Funds raised from March 7th through April 11th help support our group. Please support them in their efforts to help ours and other grassroot groups.

FOCCAS held their first Saturday adoption event at Petco in Reno at Northtowne Lane (off North McCarren Blvd) on 4/03. We were able to find homes for 4 out of 5 dogs that day! Thanks for your help Petco!

We will be holding our annual Paws for Taco Night on April 19th at Las Margarita's Restaurant from 5-8pm! Tickets are 5.00 each and are available now. Come join us and rest your paws for a while.

We will be holding our first yard sale of the year on May 1st at the Model T Casino. We are in need of donations of gently used items. We will pick them up, and a tax deductible receipt is available upon request.

If you would like to help our group to continue providing valuable services for the shelter dogs, you can do so by sending a cash donation to FOCCAS P.O. Box 1587 Winnemucca,NV 89446. A tax receipt is available upon request. You can also request our monthly newsletter that will update you on how your money was used.

We are now listed at and you can help us by shopping there. Go to There are many stores to shop from including Barnes and Noble, Lands End, Petsmart, Petco etc. Thank you!

Who We Are

The Winnemucca/Humboldt County Shelter site on is maintained by Friends of the City-County Animal Shelter (of Winnemucca, Nevada). We're a 501(c)3, non-profit, all-volunteer group who's primary mission is to find homes for the adoptable dogs at the City-County shelter, thereby reducing or eliminating unnecessary euthanasias. We also strive to educate the public on the need to spay/nueter companion animals and in proper canine care.

If you would like more information about Friends of the City-County Animal Shelter (FOCCAS), contact: Janet Vaughan, President, (775) 625-1056.

Adopting a friend

Adopting a new companion is easy. Fees vary per dog. Please call or visit to determine the exact adoption fee for a particular dog. All dogs are required to have current shots and if 4 months or older, must be altered prior to leaving the shelter. This service is provided by FOCCAS with the help of Dr. Les Martin.

Come Visit Us!

The shelter is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Dogs are now put up at 3:30 pm everyday. It is a good time to get with animal control. Winnemucca/Humboldt County Animal Shelter
City Corporation Yard
Bengochea Circle
Winnemucca, NV 89445
Phone: (775) 623-6403

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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