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11,705

Lost and surrendered 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

1,068

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

154

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

307

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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Angus is definitely a handsome dog, but there is more to him than meets the eye. He is under socialized and shy, so he will need a home that has experience with shy and fearful dogs. Angus spent his entire life outdoors and spent a short time in a foster home prior to arriving at IHS. While Angus’ shyness makes him easy to overlook, this boy LOVES dogs. Having a confident, respectful canine playmate in his home would help him adjust to living indoors and experiencing new things. Angus definitely has his own independence and will prefer to hang out by himself while he adjusts to his new home. Don’t let this be discouraging! He does express curiosity in hanging out with humans slowly but surely. You can see in the video that he is curious and wants to be friends – he’s just not quite sure how! Allowing him to make the decision to be near you is key, as it will encourage him to build a relationship with his new family. Angus’ fear of new things (riding in cars, loud noises, walking on a leash) will require some patience as he adjusts. Please keep in him on a leash overtime as he adjusts to living indoors and with his new humans. Angus has SO much potential and with a patient, compassionate owner who is willing to put in the work – he could be the perfect companion! ⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in adopting Angus (#40843858), please contact his foster mom Ashley at adevine84@gmail.com for more information. ⠀ ⠀ #IdahoHumaneSociety #IHS #ShelterDog #ShelterAnimals #AdoptDontShop #Adopt #Adoption #Foster #FosterProgram #Fosteringsaveslives #shelter

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We welcomed in five babies today at the Idaho Humane Society. Any guesses with what it is? ANSWER: Hamster!

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How can you resist this face! 😍⠀ ⠀ APPA is a 1-year-old, 58-pound neutered male American Bulldog/Boxer mix. Appa has been having a tough time adjusting to the shelter environment but our staff has worked hard to ease his anxiety and help him relax. Appa can be a little aloof when you first approach him in the kennels butt once he’s out in the play yard, he becomes a new dog. He wants to sniff, explore, play, and soak up some pets and love. Appa can take a little while to warm up, but he is extremely loyal and affectionate to those he trusts. Appa’s previous owners reported that he likes to “guard” the yard and will bark at things through the fence. The best way to remedy this is to allow Appa to live indoors with his family and supervise outside playtime.⠀ ⠀ Appa has already had some training and knows “sit”, “down”, “come”, “stay”, and “shake”. Working with him further will bring out his best qualities and strengthen your bond with him. Give him lots of mental and physical stimulation through walks, puzzle feeders, nose work, fetch, and other outdoor activities. Appa needs an experienced dog owner who will take the time to understand him and build a relationship with him. A dog introduction is required if you have another canine at home, and Appa will be happiest in a home with children who are 12-years-or-older.⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in meeting Appa (#40693396) please come to the shelter and ask for assistance at the Customer Service Desk in the dog hallway.

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Last week we adopted out 100 animals from our shelter! This includes 47 cats, 45 dogs, 5 rabbits, and 3 guinea pigs 🐶🐱🐰🐹⠀ ⠀ Teeger and Sable (top right) are 8-year-old siblings who were surrendered to their shelter when their owner passed away. These affectionate kitties had been together their whole lives and we’re happy to say that, after a month of waiting in our shelter, they found their new home on March 9th. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Teeger, Sable, and all of the other animals who were adopted last week! And a big thank you to the families who brought them home ❤️🐾

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ADOPTED: Conejo is a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix. He's quite entertaining and wants nothing more than to snuggle in your lap. We've captured some of the looks we see in him in the video... what do you see? We pulled all but four teeth due to dental disease. Please donate today if you’d like to support Conejo and his friends receive dentals for healthy smiles and pain-free lives. http://bit.ly/IHSdonate You can meet Conejo at our shelter: 4775 W Dorman Street. Boise, Idaho 83705. We're open daily from 10am to 6pm.

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We’ve had a great February, check out what we’ve been up to!

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ASHIE is a 1-year-old male Domestic Rat. He was surrendered to our shelter due to his previous owner having allergies. Ashie is a gentle, easy-going rat who enjoys tasty treats and cozy snoozes. While we were taking photos, he stuck his head out to see what was going on and even took a few treats from our hands. We gave him a few quick pets before he decided he wanted to continue his nap! ⠀ ⠀ Rats live to be about 2-3 years old and they can make wonderful pets! They are known for being very clean and intelligent. You can teach a rat to recognize its name, perform tricks, and be a great emotional companion. They require specialized diet, veterinary care, and regular socialization and playtime. ⠀ ⠀ You can meet Ashie (#40791229) in the small animal room at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Oh he just can’t wait to be king! King of your household, that is 🦁⠀ ⠀ SIMBA is a 5-year-old, 10-pound neutered male Domestic Mediumhair mix. This majestic feline was transferred to us from an overcrowded shelter in Rexburg, ID. He is a gentle, easy-going fellow who has a heart of gold. He gets along with almost everyone he meets, but is especially fond of humans who give him cheek rubs and chin scratches. Simba is happiest on a cozy blanket or curling up in a sunny spot. He doesn’t seem to mind being petted by children in the cattery, so long as everyone is being gentle and respectful. We think Simba has the potential to make a wonderful family cat! We unfortunately do not know how he is with other animals so be sure to monitor introductions at home. ⠀ ⠀ Come meet Simba (#40834020) in Cattery Kennel 03 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Today is World Spay Day! So we wanted to take this time to highlight our SPOT Pit Bull program. ⠀ ⠀ The Idaho Humane Society sees an abundance of Pit Bull type dogs relinquished by their owners or arriving as strays. To encourage bully breed owners to spay and neuter their pets and help decrease the number of pitties we see in the shelter, we’ve implanted the SPOT Pit Bull program in our Veterinary Medical Center. SPOT stands for Stop Pet Overpopulation Today and this program offers an extremely reduced fee of $40 to spay or neuter Pit Bull-type breeds. ⠀ ⠀ Click this link to learn more about our Spay/Neuter programs, prices, and how to schedule an appointment: https://buff.ly/2H9gm6u⠀ ⠀ Think the pup in this photo is cute? He’s available for adoption! LOGAN is a 2-year-old, 46-pound neutered male American Pit Bull mix. He’s very affectionate and loves to give kisses! Come meet Logan (#40599387) in Kennel 422 at our shelter.

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DESIL is a 3-year-old male Domestic Rat and he’s ready to meet his future family! This sweet, senior boy was surrendered to our shelter due to landlord issues. Desil is quickly becoming a staff favorite, thanks to his friendly personality. He is very comfortable with humans and doesn’t seem to mind being held. He still has a lot of playfulness to him and enjoys climbing and running throughout his kennel. ⠀ ⠀ You can find Desil (#40829521) in the small animal room at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Last week, we adopted out 111 animals from our shelter. This includes 68 dogs, 39 cats, and 4 rabbits 🐶🐱🐰⠀ ⠀ Tiny (top left) is a 2-year-old Great Dane mix who has had quite the journey at our shelter! When Tiny first arrived at IHS, she had torn AC ligaments in both of her rear legs and could hardly stand or walk for more than a few minutes. She underwent bilateral TPLO surgeries in December and spent some time recuperating in a foster home. We are pleased to say that Tiny was officially adopted on Saturday, February 23rd. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations to Tiny and all of the animals who found their forever homes last week! And a big thank you to the families who adopted them ❤️🐾

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ADOPTED: BANANAS is a 1-year-old female Domestic Rat and she is ready to find a forever home! She doesn't mind gentle pets and will tolerate being held for short periods of time. However, Bananas is a curious little rat who wants to explore! So don't hold onto her for two long; she's ready to sniff, climb, and run around. ⠀ ⠀ Rats are very social, intelligent creatures who require daily socialization and affection. Many rats can be taught tricks and commands! ⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in adopting Bananas (#40752868) you can find her in the small animal room at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Adopted: It’s another “Furry Friday”!⠀ ⠀ Mittens was the guest of honor today at 107.1 KHITS. She is a 1-year-old, 7-pound female Domestic Shorthair mix. She will need to stay the night to be spayed once she is adopted! Mittens was surrendered to the shelter when her previous owner could no longer care to her due to health problems.⠀ ⠀ Mittens is fun-loving, affectionate kitty. She has a lot of kitten-like energy and can be quite adventurous! She loves to zoom around the room and explore every nook and cranny. Mittens doesn’t mind being held and snuggled, and will even give you "nose boops" while you pet her.⠀ ⠀ You can meet Mittens (#40647567) in Cattery Kennel 08 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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TATIANA is an 11-month-old, 11-pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair. This beautiful tortie was brought to the shelter as a stray but she appears to be very comfortable with people. She’s a mellow, easy-going cat who enjoys warm blankets and cozy naps. She likes being held and snuggled and will sleep in your arms or on your lap if you let her! ⠀ ⠀ We unfortunately do not know much about her history, so be sure to monitor introductions if you have any other animals or children at home. ⠀ ⠀ You can find Tatiana (#40793821) in Cattery Kennel 19 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Today's #NationalLoveYourPetDay -- need another pet to love? Check out some of these cuties available! Www.idahohumanesociety.org

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CHUBBERS is a 7-year-old, 10 ½ -pound neutered male Domestic Shorthair mix. This handsome fellow was surrendered to the shelter when his previous family had too many animals in the house.⠀ ⠀ Chubbers is a gentle, easy-going cat who is ready to find a forever home. He’s independent and doesn’t mind spending time alone, but he’ll come looking for you when he wants attention. He particularly enjoys chin scratches and cheek rubs. Chubbers gets along great with children and other cats, but he only tolerates dogs. Any dogs in his future home should be cat-savvy. If you’re looking for a mellow feline to keep you company, Chubbers would be a perfect fit!⠀ ⠀ Chubbers (#40705527) is available for adoption in Cattery Kennel 26 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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ADOPTED: JEANNIE is a 7-year-old, 22 ½ -pound spayed female Boston Terrier mix. She was surrendered to our shelter due to her previous owner having allergies. Jeannie is a little overwhelmed in the kennels and can be a bit nervous when first meeting new people, especially unfamiliar men. But once she has a chance to get comfortable, this sweet senior is very affectionate and loves to be near her human friends. She’ll crawl on your lap if you let her! Jeannie is both house trained and crate trained, and knows a number of commands. She has not lived with young children or other animals, though her previous owners said she is friendly with everyone she meets. She was previously in a kennel with two other small dogs and did very well with them. If you’re looking for a sweet dog to be your constant companion and lap dog, Jeannie just might be the perfect fit!⠀ ⠀ You can meet Jeannie (#40743389) in Kennel 301 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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

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Four Paws. Two Hearts. One True Love. Adopt your Valentine today!

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The Pet-Friendly License Plate will be voted on shortl! If you'd like to support this bill, here's how to contact your representatives. https://buff.ly/2RZ4aHr