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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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Murphy is showing off her skills for #NationalHighFiveDay - she's a 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix.⠀ ⠀ Murphy’s previous owners describe her as loving, friendly and affectionate – all terrific traits of a wonderful family companion! As an IDAPI Program graduate from October 2016, Murphy knows multiple basic obedience commands and also has a few fun tricks up her sleeve.⠀ ⠀ She is very smart and tries very hard to please. Food is a great motivator for her and she particularly enjoys carrots (eating a carrot was part of her nightly routine). Although Murphy did well with the other dogs in her IDAPI class at the prison, she had a contentious relationship with the other female dog in her home. Because of this, we think she’ll do best living as the only pet in her home (no kitties for her either).⠀ ⠀ Murphy (#32185699) has a high energy level and is very loving, gentle and huggable. She has been a great family dog and could easily be a beloved companion for a new family (children 8 years or older required). Murphy has been an inside, on the furniture kind of girl, so it would be great if those traditions could continue in her new home. If you are interested in being considered for Murphy, please submit an IDAPI application here: https://buff.ly/2pNSivW⠀ ⠀ #NationalHighFiveDay #NationalHighFiveDay2018#Adoptdontshop #shelterdog #shelterdogsofinstragram #nationalhighfiveday✋

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LYNO is a 6-year-old, 14-pound neutered male Domestic Longhair. This big, fluffy boy has an equally big heart! Lyno is easily one of the most affectionate cats we have ever met; he just can’t seem to get enough love and affection. He is a big fan of hugs and will often ask to be picked up and held. ⠀ ⠀ Lyno was surrendered to the shelter due to his previous owners developing allergies. He previously lived well with young children and other cats, but be prepared for him to be shy and aloof with them at first. He also previously lived with dogs, but was very frightened of them. As such, it is best if Lyno goes to a dog-free home. Lyno is also declawed so it is important that his new family makes sure that he’s an indoor-only cat. ⠀ ⠀ Come meet Lyno (#38291703) at PetSmart in Meridian. 1220 N Eagle Road. Meridian 83642

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COOKIE is a 1 ½ -year-old, female Guinea Pig who was recently surrendered to our shelter. She is a little shy and prefers to spend most of her time in her igloo. That being said, she doesn’t mind being pet once she feels safe with you. Cookie can also be persuaded to come out if you offer her a couple of high-value treats! Cookie has lived with other animals before but can be a bit picky about who she hangs out with. Always make sure to monitor interactions between new pets. ⠀ ⠀ Guinea Pigs require regular cage cleaning, specialized diets, annual veterinary care, and daily interaction. They are social creatures that can become very depressed if they feel lonely. Another thing to note is that Guinea Pig can have sensitive feet so it’s important to buy a proper living space for them! Feel free to ask one of our Animal Care Attendants if you have any questions about caring for a guinea pig. ⠀ ⠀ You can find Cookie (#36322346) in the small animal room at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Our new shelter off Overland road is really coming along! We’re going to have so many more amenities for our shelter pets. We’ve got roaming cat rooms and catios for the cats and new roomier dog kennels with noise-controlled housing with sanitary air and natural light as well as new play areas.⠀ ⠀ If you’re interested in learning more or donating towards our Capital Campaign, click to learn more: https://buff.ly/2FBvN7r

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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. #adopt #shelter #idahome

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Just a few of our dogs who found their forever home last weekend! #adopt #shelter #rescue

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Check out what we've been up to in March!

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ADOPTABLE PET: ⠀ ⠀ Rollie is a 6-month-old, neutered male Domestic Rabbit. He’s a little shy when you first meet him but opens up with gentle pets and words of encouragement. Rollie was brought to the shelter by Animal Control as a stray, but he seems to be okay with handling and meeting new people. Once he’s adopted and settles into a routine, he’s sure to open up even more and show off his sweet personality. ⠀ ⠀ Rabbits can be excellent pets, but always be sure to do some research before adopting! They can live up to 10 years and require specialized diets and veterinary care. They are social creatures that do best in a home where they will receive daily handling and playtime. It is important to give them fresh water daily and keep their cage clean and tidy. ⠀ ⠀ Rollie (#38156511) is available for adoption in our small animal room at the shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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Don't be fooled by the grumpy look! Bea, otherwise known as Beatrice, is a very sweet, gentle cat.⠀ ⠀ Bea is an 8-year-old, 9-pound spayed female British Shorthair. she was surrendered to the shelter when her previous owner could no longer care for her. She has a naturally timid personality and seems to be a little lost in the shelter environment. If you look in her kennel, you’ll probably find her buried underneath a pile of blankets. Bea can take a while to warm up to new people; her previous owner said it took a few months for her to feel comfortable at home. BUT once Bea decides that she can trust you, she’s incredibly affectionate and loving.⠀ ⠀ Bea was recently a “Furry Friday” guest on 107.1 KHITS. We expected her to be shy and quiet and stay in her box the whole time, but we were pleasantly surprised when she hopped out and began exploring. Bea previously lived with other cats and dogs, but it’s possible that her timid behavior is heightened when she's around other animals. Perhaps she would be more comfortable living as an only-pet, although that is not a requirement. However, we do strongly encourage that she go to an adult-only home where her quiet, sensitive nature will be understood and respected.⠀ ⠀ Bea is an affectionate cat that is so ready for a second chance at life. If you are interested in meeting Bea (#38195665) you can find her in Cattery Kennel 106 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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We want to give a special #caturday shout-out to one of our senior cats in the foster program.⠀ ⠀ BOBBIE is a 12-year-old, 10-pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair who has quickly become a staff favorite. All she wants to do is cuddle in the arms of her people, and will even greet them at the door when they return home. She’s not bothered by strangers at all and views them as just another friend for her to love on and hang out with. Bobbie likes to meow, chirp, and purr every time she interacts with a person. She’s a great conversationalist!⠀ ⠀ Bobbie is very healthy and active for her age. She’s not super interested in catnip, but enjoys playing with her tail, chasing string, and batting at small toys. Bobbie is content to a quiet, peaceful life indoors. She’s litterbox trained, doesn’t have a lot of interest in going outside, and is beginning to use her scratching post regularly. We unfortunately don’t know how she is with other animals or children, so be sure to monitor any introductions carefully.⠀ ⠀ Bobbie is one of those cats where pictures simply don’t do her justice. She is a delight to be around and will be a wonderful companion to whoever adopts her.⠀ ⠀ If you are interested in meeting Bobbie (#37946028) please email her foster parent, Kim, at k.hojaboom@gmail.com or call/text foster parent, Darrell, at 206-953-7900.⠀ ⠀ Senior cats in our foster program tend to take the longest amount of time to be adopted, so please share this post to spread the word about Bobbie! Let’s find her a furrever home today! 🐈❤️🏠

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We have such an amazing staff of employees and volunteers. On Friday, March 30th, we received 112 animals into the shelter! We welcomed in 18 transfer dogs from Oakland and were surprised to receive a surrender of 41 small dogs from one individual in the Boise area! The owner became overwhelmed and reached out to the Idaho Humane Society for help. The dogs look to be primarily a mix of Dachshund and vary in age from 8 months to 8 years old. There are an equal amount of males and females and about ¾ are black and tan or black tan and white combo. They are all healthy and although they haven’t received a lot of handling they are all very sweet. Some will need extra work on their confidence and social skills. It also seems like they were kept inside so house training may be new to them! A handful of them will be available this weekend then as the others are completely vetted and behaviorally evaluated they will be placed for adoption as well.

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Spring is in the air and we’ll have many barn cats available for adoption. Please note these are working cats and they do NOT want to be handled. If you’re interested in adopting a mouser for your barn, ranch or warehouse, please contact our Community Cat Program at (208) 921-6663 or email: ccp@idahohumanesociety.org to learn more!

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ADOPTED: Meet Prarie, a domestic longhair 3-year-old female cat. She was originally brought in as a stray in January who needed medical attention. Her tail was dead and has since been amputated, her pelvis was fractured in three places and it's since fused back together.⠀ ⠀ She will walk with a limp the rest of her life but loves to cuddle and receive attention. She needs to be an indoor only cat and would be good with school-age children or older.⠀ ⠀ If you're interested in meeting Prarie (#37532094) we're open daily from 10am-6pm. Her adoption is $40. We're located at: 4775 Dorman Street Boise, Idaho 83705

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We are thrilled to announce that one of our #fosterfriday features, Marlo, has been adopted! We recently received this photo from her new pet-parents, Erika and Steven, and it looks like Marlo is ready to celebrate Easter 🐇⠀ ⠀ Marlo is adjusting well to life in her new home and continues to grow stronger every day. Thank you Erika and Steven for opening up your home and your hearts to this sweet, goofy pup! She will be dearly missed by all of us at the Idaho Humane Society, but we are so excited for her to continue her journey with you.

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There's no shame in sticking with chocolate bunnies instead of living ones! 🐇 We almost always see an increase in bunny surrenders at our shelter after Easter. If you’re planning on adopting a rabbit, please make sure you’re prepared to provide them with a forever home. You can research what it takes to care for a rabbit at this link: https://rabbit.org/ 🐰 In order of appearance, here are some rabbits that are currently available for adoption: Harmony (#37509507) is a 5-month-old, spayed female Lionhead Rabbit. She is easy-going, sweet, and loving. Who can resist petting her soft fur! Leon (#37675802) is a 4-month-old, neutered male Lionhead Rabbit. Calm, gentle, and kind. Appreciates ear rubs and rump scratches once he’s comfortable! Rosemary (# 37897610) is a 14-week-old, spayed female Domestic Rabbit. She is playful, curious, and very affectionate when she is comfortable with her people. Blackberry (#38079683) is a 5-year-old, neutered male Domestic Rabbit. Nervous but sweet. Will do best in a calm, predictable household!

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ADOPTED: LACY is an 8-year-old, 6 ½ -pound spayed female Domestic Shorthair. Lacy was sadly surrendered when her previous owner could no longer care for her. She had nothing but wonderful things to say about Lacy though, and every kind word has proven to be true! ⠀ ⠀ Lacy is easy-going, gentle, and affectionate. She gets along well with everyone she meets including other cats, dogs, and children. Due to her calm nature, a quiet and predictable household will likely be best for her. ⠀ ⠀ Lacy’s favorite thing to do is nap. Whether it’s in a cozy box, wrapped up in a blanket, or stretched out in the middle of a sun beam, this cat appreciates her beauty sleep! When she’s not busy sleeping, she loves attention and affection. Chin scratches and cheek rubs are the best way to her heart. At 8-years-old, Lacy still has plenty of life in her and she’s ready to live out her golden years with a forever family. ⠀ ⠀ If you would like to meet Lacy (#38104511) you can find her in Cattery Kennel 18 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am to 6pm.

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ADOPTED: BUFFY is a 6-year-old, 90-pound spayed female German Shepherd mix. She’s a big dog with an equally big personality! She’s affectionate, friendly, and happiest when she’s with her people.⠀ ⠀ It is important that Buffy go to a home where she will be met with endless patience and loving guidance. She is quite excitable and needs some work on her training. She is very energetic and doesn’t seem to know her size. Because of that, she may be too much for small children. We encourage you to bring any young ones in to meet with her before taking her home! We also highly recommend you bring any other dogs you have at home to do a meet-and-greet, as we don’t know her history with dogs and want to make sure she’ll be a good fit in your home.⠀ ⠀ Buffy is well worth the time and effort! If you provide her with a stable, loving home she’ll reward you with endless loyalty and companionship.⠀ ⠀ If you would like to meet Buffy (#38088432) she is in kennel 412 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every from 10am to 6pm. For more information about Buffy and some of our other adoptable animals, you can visit our website at idahohumanesociety.org

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ADOPTED: We have a unique resident at our shelter waiting to find his forever home!⠀ ⠀ JUNO is a 10-year-old, male Sun Conure. Sun Conures are known for being lively, vocal, and expressive. While they aren’t really known for talking, they are known for their friendly squawks and chirps. Their striking plumage and sweet disposition make them a pet favorite for bird lovers. They can be very cuddly, affectionate, and deeply loyal to their owner. They’re also known for being silly and playful! Juno enjoys swinging on and pulling at his rope toy, hopping around his cage, and hanging out with his people. With patience and positive reinforcement, he may even be capable of learning a few tricks!⠀ ⠀ Sun Conures require specialized care such as daily exercise, cage cleaning, a diet consisting of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and annual veterinary care. If Juno is well cared for, he can live to be 15-25 years old! It is especially important to make sure Juno will have daily playtime outside of his cage. Sun Conures love to be around their people and enjoy the attention. If you will be gone for long periods at a time and have no intention of getting another Sun Conure or similar bird, Juno may not be the best companion for you.⠀ ⠀ Juno (#38098592) can be found in the small animal room at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. Her adoption fee is $300 and includes her cage. We are open every day from 10am – 6pm. As always, be sure to research Sun Conures and how to care for them before deciding to adopt Juno!

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ADOPTED: It’s another beautiful ‘Caturday’ at the Idaho Humane Society!⠀ ⠀ MATILDA is a 9-year-old, 17-pound spayed female Maine Coon mix. With her regal demeanor, big green eyes, and beautiful fur, it’s not hard to fall in love at first sight!⠀ ⠀ Matilda has a quiet, easy-going personality and enjoys attention and affection. She has a difficult time being held and snuggled in the shelter but that may change once she feels more at ease in a home environment. In the meantime, Matilda loves to be petted and brushed. Chin scratches and ear rubs appear to be her favorite form of affection. If you stop petting her for too long, she’ll rub up against you to remind you that she is still in the mood for pampering and adoration! It will be important to keep up with her brushing to make sure her coat stays nice and well-kept.⠀ ⠀ We, unfortunately, do not know much about Matilda’s history with cats, dogs, or children but based on her personality, we think she’ll be happiest in a calm, predictable household. Always make sure to monitor introductions with any new animals and children!⠀ ⠀ You can find Matilda (#38088131) in Cattery Kennel 100 at our shelter, 4775 Dorman St. We are open every day from 10am – 6pm.

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ADOPTED: Meet Loffa, an 8-year-old Labrador/Hound mix. She has been overfed and needs a family who can work to get her healthy again. Loffa is obedience trained and knows how to do a few tricks! She needs to lose 45-55 pounds overall and can benefit from brisk, short walks to help her lose weight. Loffa will need her food intake regulated with weight management dog food to help her shed the excess pounds. She is a very sweet companion for a senior or family looking for a relaxed dog. Loffa (#38091411) is said to get along very well with children and other dogs as well. Loffa's adoption fee is $35.