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11,684

Lost, surrendered, and transferred animals received

6,152

Animals adopted last year

1,796

Lost pets reunited with their owners last year

1,638

Animals nurtured in foster care last year

1,066

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

169

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

307

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our donors who do so much for our organization. If you are a patron of any of these businesses, make sure you give them a high-five for supporting the Idaho Humane Society.

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We've had a great June, check out all the great work we've been up to!

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CAMO is a 2 ½ -year-old, 80-pound neutered male German Shepherd mix. If you’re looking for a playmate, this silly, fun-loving dog is the perfect match for you! It's not uncommon for Camo to lean up against people and nudge their hand with his nose, asking for pets! Along with being affectionate and friendly, Camo is also extremely intelligent. He has learned several obedience skills and easily works for treats or a tennis ball. He’s still learning the pattern of fetching a ball and returning it to you, but we’re confident he’ll get the game soon enough. Some other favorite activities for Camo are setting out a kiddy pool for him to splash and play in, as well as giving him some puzzle toys and feeders. He will keep himself entertained for hours with one of those! Our exercise routine with Camo usually includes a harness and long line, so he can wander and sniff on walks, without worrying about us keeping up with him and those stilts he walks on. He checks in regularly, doesn’t pull once he reaches the end of the line, and will happily return to you when called. He loves to chase tossed treats and sniff them out in the grass (he’d be great at nosework!) and will sit, down and shake on cue. He is also house-trained and crate-trained. After some exercise, Camo is happy to lie down with something to chew on. ⠀ ⠀ Camo's only restriction is that he needs to be the only animal in his home. He gets very nervous around other dogs and his previous owners report that he does not like cats. ⠀ ⠀ Camo is looking for an active and engaging home that appreciates his intelligence and will continue to teach him new things. He will be your shadow and partner in everything you do, so long as he’s made a member of the family. We hope you’ll give the big guy a chance and grow to love him the way we have!⠀ ⠀ Camo (#34160142) is available for adoption but is in a separate kennel as the adoption floor makes him very nervous. Please ask a staff member for assistance and we'd be more than happy to have you meet him! ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2JA1aPy⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptDontShop #ShelterDogs #AdoptableDogs #RescueDogs #GermanShepherd #Dogs

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July is off to a great start!! 🎆 ⠀ ⠀ Last week, we adopted out 143 animals from our shelter. This includes 87 cats, 52 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 1 chicken. ⠀ ⠀ Butterball (top center) is a 1-year-old Domestic Shorthair mix who came to our shelter as a stray with a broken leg. After an orthopedic surgery and two months in foster care, Butterball was finally cleared to go onto the adoption floor and was adopted on July 6th. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Butterball and all of the other animals who found their forever homes last week. And a big thank to the families who adopted them! ❤️🐾

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Caption this! 📸😹⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Melanie and Gerri are 2-month-old siblings who are ready to find their forever homes! Don't forget about our running cat promotion where we've reduced adoption fees for our shelter kitties. Now is the purrfect time to welcome a furry feline to the family! ⠀ ⠀ You can meet Melanie (#41801087) and Geri (#41801078) in Cattery Kennel 13 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2J3oK8q⠀ https://buff.ly/2Ytik7B⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptDontShop #KittenSeason #AdoptableKittens #AdoptableCats #ShelterCats #RescueCats #FriendlyFelines #Cats #Kittens #Felines #siblings #CaptionThis

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AVERY is a 10-year-old, 57-pound neutered male American Foxhound who joined Melissa and Murphy on 107.1KHITS yesterday morning. He was all tail wags and happy smiles as he greeted everyone. ⠀ ⠀ Avery is a delightful older gentleman who gets along with everyone he meets. He's easy-going, patient, and enjoys being close to his humans. He is crate-trained, knows a handful of commands, and according to his previous owners, he is used to using a dog door. Avery is also very patient and well-behaved while getting his nails trimmed! ⠀ ⠀ Avery will be happiest in a home that can provide him with ample exercise. We think he would make a great jogging or hiking companion! The biggest thing to be aware of with Avery is that he does have a classic hound bay. Our shelter staff loves Avery's singing but your downstairs neighbor might not be so appreciative! Avery has a tendency to bark only when he's extremely excited but otherwise, he is very mellow. His previous owners didn't note if Avery was good with cats/small animals or children. Based off of his loving personality, we think Avery has the potential to be an excellent family dog. We recommend monitoring introductions between Avery and any cats/small animals in the household.⠀ ⠀ If you would like to meet Avery (#17495711) you can find him in Kennel D11 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #KHITS #107.1KHITS #AdoptableDogs #Shelterdogs #Rescuedogs #AdoptDontShop #AmericanFoxHound #FoxHound #Hound

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DOUGAL is a 2-year-old, 60-pound neutered male Labrador Retriever mix, This sweetheart of a dog who came to the shelter as a stray and is a little nervous in the kennel environment. He does not appear to have much obedience training but he will sit and lay down for praise and treats and he will roll over to have his tummy rubbed. He wants to be near you and in your lap, if you let him. He feels more secure the closer he gets to you. ⠀ Dougal has either a congenital malformation of his nasal plenum (nose) or a healed injury; he does not appear to have any difficulty eating or drinking because of it. Because of this, we recommend annual vet checks to monitor his health and make sure no future problems arise. ⠀ Dougal is a big sweet guy who will bond tightly with someone who cares for him and loves him. More socialization and an obedience class to focuses on positive-reinforcement will help build Dougal's confidence. He may be overwhelming for young children but has potential if everyone understands how to work with him and his exuberance. Give this sweet guy a chance and let him show you exactly what unconditional love means.⠀ ⠀ You can meet Dougal (#41955278) in Kennel D02 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2ZVTsG5⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableDogs #ShelterDogs #RescueDogs #LabradorRetriever #MixedBreed #AdoptDontShop

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SAL is a 3-year-old, 9-pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair mix. He was brought to our shelter as a stray so we, unfortunately, do not know much about him. During his time at our shelter though, we've found him to be incredibly friendly and affectionate with people. He loves it when cattery visitors open up his kennel door to say hello! He’ll rub his face up against your hands and flop onto his back while you’re giving him pets.⠀ ⠀ Come say 'hello' to Sal (#41938385) in Cattery Kennel 10 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2Y1l381⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableCats #AdoptableFelines #ShelterCats #RescueCats #Cats #Cat #AdoptDontShop #ShelterLife

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Thank you to all of you who donated aluminum cans during our Boise Kind can drive! This is a year-round program and you can drop cans off at our shelter or any Treasure Valley Zamzows any time. We also would like to thank our 8am and 10am crew who volunteered to sort and crush cans for us. Last year, we brought in around $8800 so it really does make a difference for our shelter animals. Finally, we would also like to thank those families who brought in treats for shelter dogs and cats. We really appreciate your support and wouldn’t be the shelter we are without our tremendous community. #BoiseKind #shelteranimals

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Lupin doesn't have any chocolate on him, but he can give you lots of cuddles instead! 🍫❤️⠀ ⠀ LUPIN is an 8-week-old, 2-pound male Domestic Shorthair mix. He was today's "Furry Friday" guest on 107.1 KHITS and he purred the ENTIRE time. He enjoyed being held and cuddled by everyone in the studio but he was also very interested in playfully batting at the microphone and people's fingers. ⠀ ⠀ Lupin was surrendered to our shelter as a stray, but we think he has a lot of potential to do well in a home with children and/or other animals. Just be sure to monitor introductions!!⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in meeting Lupin (#41801380) you can find him in the Big Petter at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #KittenSeason #Kittens #Cats #Felines #AdoptableCats #AdoptableFelines #AdoptableKittens #FosteringSavesLives #Foster #AdoptDontShop #ShelterCat #RescueCat #KHITS

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Happy #Caturday!!⠀ ⠀ BULBASAUR is a 5-year-old, 8-pound female Domestic Mediumhair mix. She was brought to our shelter as a stray so we, unfortunately, do not know much about her history. Bulbasaur is a sweet, easy-going cat who would prefer a quiet household. She can be shy at first but enjoys gentle pets, particularly along her cheek and behind her ear. ⠀ ⠀ You can meet Bulbasaur (#41347823) in Cattery Kennel 106 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableCats #ShelterCats #Cats #ShelterKitties #AdoptDontShop #Boise #Idaho #Bulbasaur #RescueCat

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CREED is a 3-year-old, 15-pound neutered male Terrier mix. He is also part-muppet, part-energizer bunny, and today's "Furry Friday" guest at 107.1 KHITS. Creed was doing laps around the sound room, wagging his tail and greeting everyone he came in contact with. He would occasionally flop onto his back for belly rubs -- but only for a moment! Then he was right back to running around the room at top speed.⠀ ⠀ Creed is going to need an active home that can keep up with his energy level. When he's not doing zoomies around the yard, he loves to chase after tennis boys and chew on nylabones so be sure to stock up! Creed will "sit" for a treat but doesn't appear to know many other commands. Focus on reminding Creed to keep all four paws on the ground and help him learn the command "heel" on the leash. We think that Creed has the potential to make an AWESOME running companion! Creed gets along very well with other little dogs and may be happiest in a home with another friendly, playful canine. Creed loves people of all ages but may be overwhelming for young children.⠀ ⠀ You can meet Creed (#41674192) in Kennel D20 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptableDogs #ShelterDogs #RescueDogs #TerrierMix #Muppet #EnergizerBunny #AdoptDontShop #Dogs #AdoptDontShop

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We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our donors who do so much for our organization. If you are a patron of any of these businesses, make sure you give them a high-five for supporting the Idaho Humane Society.

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We had a great May! We adopted 549 animals and returned 159 animals to include a tortoise!

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Last week, we adopted out 93 animals from our shelter. This includes 59 cats, 29 dogs, 2 rabbits, 1 rat, 1 mouse, and 1 parakeet. ⠀ ⠀ Khloe (top right) is an 11-year-old Domestic Longhair who had been surrendered to our shelter on three separate occasions. Our cattery staff was very fond of her and her loving disposition – she couldn’t resist cheek rubs and rump scratches! We’re happy to say that Khloe was adopted on Thursday, May 28th! This senior sweetheart deserves to live out her golden years in a purrfect forever home. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Khloe and all of the other animals who were adopted last week – and a big thank you to the families who adopted them! ❤️🐾

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Percie is reaching out to let you know that he would love to find a forever home! ⠀ ⠀ Percie is a 10-year-old, 10-pound neutered male Domestic Longhair mix. He was surrendered to our shelter because his previous owners felt he needed a quieter household. Percie previously lived with dogs and cats and while he got along great with the dogs, he needs to be the only feline in his future home. He LOVES people and has the funniest, rumbliest meow when he's trying to get your attention. When Percie isn't busy doing zoomies around the house or chasing after string toys, he loves to snuggle with his favorite humans. ⠀ ⠀ You can meet Percie (#07541422) in Cattery Kennel 26 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm. ⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2WjiwcP⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #AdoptDontShop #Adoptablecats #sheltercats #rescuecats #cats #domesticlonghair #fluffy

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With that adorable head tilt and those "please pet me" eyes.. how can anyone resist falling in love with June! 😍⠀ ⠀ JUNE is a 1-year-old, 38-pound spayed female Australian Cattle Dog mix. She was surrendered to our shelter as a stray so we, unfortunately, do not know much about her history. During her time with us though, June has proven to be a friendly, affectionate, and fun-loving dog! She will be happiest in an active home where her family can give her plenty of physical and mental exercise. She appears to know the command “sit” but she is capable of learning even more. June is intelligent and eager to please so use this to your advantage and focus on positive reinforcement-based training. June appears to enjoy being around other canines but her playstyle may be a little overwhelming for some dogs. We always recommend doing a dog-to-dog introduction before bringing another canine home. When June’s not busy running and playing, June loves to snuggle with her human friends.⠀ ⠀ You can meet June (#41716888) in Kennel D24 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2EIasY0⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #Adoptdontshop #adoptabledogs #shelterdogs #rescuedogs #australiancattledog

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Did your dog spend a lot of time in the water over the long weekend? If your dog's tail is looking limp, they may have what is known as "Limber Tail," also known as "Swimmer's Tail." If you have a working or sporting dog that loves the water, their tail may have been working overtime with all the time spent in the cold water. The good news is that this is not a permanent condition and your dog will recover in a short amount of time. In the future, you can help ease your dog into activity and limit the cold water to help prevent this condition from happening.⠀ ⠀ If you took your dogs outdoors, please check them for ticks! We're seeing a lot of dogs in our Veterinary Medical Center with ticks on them. For tick prevention, you can get a prescription from your veterinarian that lasts anywhere from 30-90 days depending on the medication, or you can stop by your local animal or grocery store to pick up Front Line.⠀ ⠀ You can also speak with your veterinarian about Heartworm prevention medication. In Idaho, approximately 15-20 cases are reported each year. We screen the dogs we transfer in from warm climates, however many people moving from out of state or even snowbirds are unknowingly bringing this disease with them to Idaho.⠀ ⠀ Finally, and this is the BIG one, check your pets for CHEATGRASS! It's everywhere and it's a big problem right now. We have seen cases of it lodged in dog's ears, paws, mouths and more! Any time you take your dog outdoors, please brush and check them as soon as they return to prevent the cheatgrass from getting into places where veterinary care (or even surgery!) is required.

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Last week, we adopted out 149 animals from our shelter – wow!! This includes 65 dogs, 64 cats, 8 rabbits, 5 hamsters, 2 ducks, 2 parakeets, 2 rats, and 1 gerbil. ⠀ ⠀ Dominick (top left) is a 2-year-old German Shepherd dog mix who had been in and out of our shelter since mid-March. This handsome pup LOVES people and always greeted kennel visitors with a happy tail wag. We are thrilled to say that Dominick was adopted on Thursday, May 23rd. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Dominick and all of the other animals who found their forever homes! And a big thank you to the families who adopted them ❤️🐾

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Happy #Caturday!! 🐱❤️⠀ ⠀ MARTIN is a 1-year-old, 9-pound male Domestic Shorthair mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray. However, Martin is very comfortable around people and loves having cattery visitors. He absolutely loves string-and-feather toys and could play with them for hours. If you're looking for a friendly, affectionate cat who LOVES to play then Martin would be the purrfect companion for you! ⠀ ⠀ Come say 'hello' to Martin (#41626471) in the Cattery Big Petter at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.