I Can't Keep my Pet

If you can no longer care for your pet, you can relinquish it to the Idaho Humane Society at any time – we are an open-admission facility, which means we will never turn an animal away. Although we can never make any guarantees, we certainly do our best to find new, loving homes for animals turned over to the shelter.

You will need to come to our main shelter at 4775 Dorman St. in Boise. The facility is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, and you do not need to make an appointment. You will be asked to fill out paperwork about your pet’s history. There is a $20 fee to surrender a cat and a $30 fee to surrender a dog.

Please note that we offer resources to help pet owners struggling to pay for medical care or pet food so that they don’t have to relinquish their animals. We can also offer advice about addressing problem behaviors if that is a reason you are considering giving up a pet. If you have any questions about those programs, please email info@idahohumanesociety.org.