The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness, and compassion.

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10,749

Lost and surrended animals received

6,435

Animals adopted last year

1,690

Lost pets reunited with their owners last year

1,385

Animals nurtured in foster care last year

1,592

Pets transferred in from other shelters last year

154

Dogs trained in our IDAPI program last year

304

Cats saved through our WISKR program last year

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Day 7 of Gratitude: We are grateful for our laundry volunteers! All of these bags lining our hallway and entering the laundry room need to be washed, dried, and folded. We have 3 sets of commercial-sized washers and dryers, typically running 10 loads of laundry in each machine daily to clean blankets, towels, and pet beds. We wouldn't be able to get this work done without help from our tremendous volunteers!⠀ ⠀ If you have blankets, towels, or other items you'd like to donate to our shelter, here is our supply wish list: https://buff.ly/2zzyeCh

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Day 6 of Gratitude: We are so grateful for our Foster Program staff and volunteers. While many animals are adopted shortly after they arrive at the shelter, others need extra attention before they’re ready for adoption. That is where our amazing foster parents come in.⠀ ⠀ Our foster parent program is made up of community volunteers who take animals into their homes, give them care and help them find their forever homes. The shelter provides food, blankets, towels, crates and medical care for the animals. The only expense to the foster family is time and love. ⠀ ⠀ We have a number of options for foster care families: day trips, overnight visits, short-term and long-term care. You get to choose what you’re interested in assisting us with! Some of our animals need socialization, help to recover from medical care, a watchful eye while an animal is pregnant, or even caring for puppies and kittens for a short time until they’re old enough to adopt out. ⠀ ⠀ If you’re interested in participating in our foster care program, please fill out an application here: http://bit.ly/IHSFoster

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Today, we were proud to assist in a life-saving mission to not only take in 8 animals to adopt out to the Treasure Valley community, but also to act as a regional hub for several Idaho shelters to include: @westvalleyhumanesociety (Caldwell), @mcpawsinmccall (McCall), and Panhandle Animal Shelter (Ponderey). These dogs hail from the Palm Valley Animal Center on the Texas/Mexico border where only one-third of the dogs entering the shelter were saved last year. The first 70 of 800 puppies and small dogs have made their way across the US -- 57 of those dogs came to Idaho. Thanks to help from our partner @bestfriendsanimalsociety and other shelters across the country like IHS, their save-rate this year is nearing fifty percent. All of the dogs leaving Texas have been vet-checked and provided with health certificates. Day 5 of Gratitude: We are so grateful to the members of the media who help us share our message about our various programs, adoptable animals, events and more. Special thanks to our media partner KIVI for showcasing this footage today! #800pups #adoptdontshop #bettertogether #savethemall

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"People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee." Congratulations to these adopters with their new family members! #adoptdontshop #rescuedog

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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.⠀ ⠀ If your business sent a donation at the end of the month, it may be featured in the next month's thank you due to processing.

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We have a pair of 3-year-old doves available for adoption. Turn your speakers up to hear this beautiful call that you could enjoy in your home! These doves have been in a birdcage all their lives and need to be kept indoors in your home. The pair of doves (#39730683) are $25 to adopt; you would need to supply a cage for them. You can read more about doves as pets here: https://buff.ly/2P4ii5t

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We're kicking off our holiday pet care drive, Feed Frankie's Friends. Did you know that each month, 2200 lbs of dog food and 250 lbs of cat food are needed to feed the dogs and cats at the Idaho Humane Society? Your donation can help! Keep the legacy of Frankie’s Friends alive! Donate now at https://buff.ly/2zk0OYc or drop donations off at our shelter or at @northwest

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If you visit the Idaho Humane Society, make sure you stop and get a fall photo of your pet! Please use the hashtag #IdahoHumaneSociety and we will share photos of your furry friends on our page.

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It’s #FosterFriday and we have a fun-loving puppy who is ready to find his forever home! GIZMO is a 5-month-old, 11-pound neutered male Chihuahua/Papillion mix. This adorable pup was surrendered to the shelter with a hurt back leg when he accidentally fell off of a porch. Our veterinary clinic took some x-rays and saw a femoral fracture on his right hind leg. Dr. Rosenthal did a reparative orthopedic surgery and Gizmo is now recovering nicely in his foster home. Despite his ...injury, Gizmo still wants to play play play! He gets along great with other dogs and loves to wrestle and chase after them (although he does bark and growl when he first meets them). Gizmo doesn’t chase cats, but he does have a tendency to bark at them as well. He should do fine in a home with a feline so long as they are dog savvy. Potential adopters should be aware that Gizmo is VERY talkative. He’ll growl, bark, snuff and huff at any squirrel, cat, or person that walks by him or past the front door. Nothing gets by this little alarm system! Be patient and use positive training – he’s still a very young dog! Gizmo enjoys cuddling on laps and being as close as possible to his humans. These snuggle sessions usually happen after Gizmo has completely exhausted himself. He enjoys playing with toys, wrestling with the other dogs in his foster home, and doing zoomies around the backyard. It seems like his injured leg is barely slowing him down! He is also completely kennel-trained and potty-trained. Gizmo should do fine in a home with children so long as they are gentle and respectful of his injured leg. He may snap if you touch it wrong or if you are too rough with him. If you are interested in adopting Gizmo (#39951547) please contact his foster parent, Quinn, at Quinnmcc17@gmail.com. Please be patient and allow time for the foster parent to get back to you! See More

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We have great dogs on our adoption floor who are ready to go home with you today! Come on down and check them out, no appointment necessary. We're open daily from 10am to 6pm at 4775 W Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705.⠀ ⠀ Kia and Dagger (bonded pair): Kia (29591622) is a 7-year-old female Rottweiler mix, Dagger (08588312) is a male 9-year-old Malamute/Alaskan mix.⠀ Molly, female, Terrier mix, 10 months old, 39794864⠀ Buster, male, Shih Tzu, 14 years old, 39871519⠀ ADOPTED: Theo, male, Bichon Frise mix, 3 years old, 39769273⠀ Mindy, female, Shih Tzu, 5 years old, 39869436⠀ Charlie, male, Shih Tzu, 16 years old, 39871576⠀ Jersey, female, Terrier mix, 19 weeks, 39850914⠀ Finley, male, American Pit Bull Terrier mix, 1-year-old, 39830551⠀ Sam, male, Border Collie/Pit Bull Terrier mix, 2.5 years old, 35342256⠀ Cash, male, Pointer mix, 9 months old, 39804683⠀ Milo, male, Pointer mix, 9 months old, 39804653⠀ Maggie, female, Hound/Border Collie mix, 10 months old, 38601673⠀ Oakley, female, Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, 11 months old, 38601673⠀ Freyja, female, Border Collie/Siberian Husky mix, 3 years old, 39120202⠀ Rosie, female, Border Collie/Australian Cattle dog mix, 1-year-old, 39852067⠀ Hazel, female, Labrador Retriever mix, 1-year-old, 39743033⠀ Gorse, male, Labrador Retriever mix, 1-year-old, 39871586⠀ Stanley, male, mixed breed, 8 years old, 39794878⠀ Hamlet, male, Miniature Pinscher mix, 7.5 years old, 31531292⠀ Sal, male, Labrador Retriever mix, 3 months old, 39618302⠀ Ozzie, male, Labrador Retriever mix, 3 months old, 39618304⠀ Brexton, male, Labrador Retriever mix, 1.5-year-old, 39847454⠀ Spock, male, 8-month-old, Australian Cattle dog mix, 39852053⠀ Theo, male, 1-year-old, American Pit Bull Terrier mix, 39774945⠀ Loki, male, Border Collie mix, 2 years old, 39101947⠀ Bear, male, Rottweiler, 2 years old, 39899785

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Meet our new friends transferred in from El Paso @epanimalsvc. Special thanks to @dogismycopilotwy for flying them to us yesterday.⠀ ⠀ We processed the dogs and are beginning medical work to get these cuties ready for adoption. All of the dogs already spayed or neutered and need little to no medical work will roll out to the adoption floor in the next day or two. The rest will move over after they’ve been altered, received dentals, vaccines, microchip, and any other medical work necessary prior to finding their forever home.⠀ ⠀ Each dog costs our Veterinary Medical Centers hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on their needs to get them ready for adoption. Please donate on our website https://buff.ly/2OirjYn if you would like to contribute to these dog's futures. #adoptdontshop #shelterdog #texastransfer #idahome

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Today is the first day of Vet Tech Appreciation week. Our vet techs do so much at our shelter including assessing animals, carrying cats and dogs waking up from anesthesia to recovery areas (imagine moving a sleeping 70 pound dog!), taking animal vitals, snapping x-ray pictures and more. We can never thank them enough for their continued hard work not only this week, but 365 days a year. #vettechappreciationweek #vettechlife #vettechweek

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We purchased a new toy so we could do scent enrichment with our shelter dogs thanks to a grant won from Maddie's Fund at Animal Care Expo. Not all dogs are going to be a fan of this game as you can see in the video, but it's a great option to get noses working. Scent games are a wonderful way to enrich your pet's life and you can find a number of puzzles and games online or create your own! You can find more information here: https://buff.ly/2pSYvHk If you're interested in m...eeting Blue, the gray and black Cattle Dog/Australian Shepherd mix, he's 8-months-old and great with kids of all ages, children and other dogs. The previous owners say he is also potty trained and will ride well in a car! The black Chihuahua mix is also available for adoption. Come on down and say hello in person! We're open daily from 10am to 6pm at 4775 W Dorman Street Boise, Idaho 83705. #ThankstoMaddie

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Did you know that all Ada County and Canyon County schools have the entire week of Thanksgiving off? We'd love to entertain and educate them in one of our one-day Mini-Camps. Mini-Camps give kids a chance to interact with our shelter animals, as well as participate in hands-on activities throughout the day. Camps run from 9:00am - 3:00pm and include a Pizza Party lunch. We still have availability in both camps, sign up now -- spots are limited!⠀ ⠀ *November 19th for 5-7 yr olds⠀ *November 20th for 8-12 yr olds ⠀ ⠀ Register Today!⠀ https://buff.ly/2ROHAm6

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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.⠀ If your business sent a donation at the end of the month, it may be featured in the next month's thank you due to processing.

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ALL ADOPTED: Aren’t these puppies adorable? When they arrived in our Veterinary Medical Center, they were sick and weak – they had been infected by parvo. These cuties were just placed onto our adoption floor this afternoon after our being treated by our caring and dedicated staff. We are able to work hard to save dogs like this thanks to our generous donors. Each parvo dog costs us approximately $800 to treat and unfortunately, we’ve had an uptick in Parvo cases. We want to stress how important it is that you not take your puppies to public places until they’ve completed all their vaccinations; they’ll need to complete 3 sets which include 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks. Your donations to our Veterinary Medical Center will help us save these sweet puppies, and we thank you so much for your continued support. https://buff.ly/2OirjYn

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We’d like to thank all our See Spot Walk supporters, sponsors, and vendors. Not only did we have a lot of fun, but we were able to raise over $100,000 for our animals! #Rescue #Adoptdontshop