Puppies 101 Seminar this Saturday

Apr 2017

Puppies 101:

What to Expect in the First Year

Learn about the behavioral stages puppies go through from birth through adolescence with renowned trainer Julie Anderson. Learn how puppies change throughout their first year and the best ways to make sure you foster their growth to help them become great canine citizens!

Saturday, April 29th
4pm – 5:30pm
@ the Community Library
415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum
Free Event ($10 Suggested Donation)
Admission limited to the first 40 people
About Julie Anderson:
“I have been working professionally with dogs since 2009, and in that time have worked with hundreds of dogs. I have worked with intense reactivity, crippling fear and everything in between. I use a science based behavioral approach that is both fast and effective in changing a dog’s behavior. I believe our dogs do best when we set them up for success! My methods are fun for both human and dog, and I don’t use any methods that will cause pain or fear in your dog. You can expect to see a noticeable difference after one session.

I am a Certified Dog Trainer and Professional Member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals). It is an organization established to maintain the highest professional and business standards among canine professionals.”

To learn more about Julie, click here.

Make Monday Better

Apr 2017

What can make a Monday better? This cute face! Tex would love to spend some time with you outside in the sun today – & how can you say no to that smile? #adopt


Happy #FosterFriday!

Apr 2017


What’s not to love about Big Sheep? He has the sweetest and most gentle disposition and always seems to have a smile on his face!

We are looking for a foster home for Big Sheep because…well, we think he’d love it! He’s an older guy which means he doesn’t need a lot of exercise, he’s very well mannered and seems to be housebroken! (He wont even go to the bathroom in his kennel at the Shelter!) He gets along with other dogs, loves people and seems like he wants to play with kitties.


Big Sheep is looking for a foster home so he can kick back and have some fun away from the shelter. Fostering him can be long or short term and we are happy to work with your schedule!

If you would be willing to open your heart (and home) to this guy, you will be his hero! If interested in fostering, please visit: and a member of the shelter staff will contact you to go over questions you may have and to complete the process!

Meet Pet of the Week, Roxy!

Mar 2017

Tails from Texas

Mar 2017

Here at the Animal Shelter we are fortunate enough to have tremendous support from the community. This support allows us to offer services, programs, and opportunities to both the people and pets of the Valley that many other communities in the country don’t have access to.

Programs like the Free Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, Paws for Hunger, and Community Paws all contribute to the steady decline of stray animals that come through our doors every year. In fact, the number of stray animals in Blaine County is less than half of what it was in 2009!

Because there are fewer local stray animals, we can fill our kennels with adoptable pets facing euthanasia at overcapacity regional shelters. Last year, we saved 289 animals from other shelters (primarily Jerome, Twin Falls, Burley, Buhl, etc). Occasionally we have the chance to partner with larger rescue organizations transporting animals from high need areas to communities that want more adoptable pets.

Last Thursday, we had the opportunity to welcome 12 dogs to the Valley from a special transport from San Antonio, Texas. We worked with San Antonio Pets Alive and SAFE K9 Transports and met their drivers in Twin Falls with our outreach vehicles to bring the dogs back to the Animal Shelter.

We’re excited to have more dogs for local families to choose from while these lovely adoptable animals are saved from unnecessary euthanasia. It’s a win-win!

Check out the video below for more information!

Tails from Texas from Animal Shelter WRV on Vimeo.

The dogs are currently being temperament tested, going through health evaluations, and then will be available for adoption! Make sure to keep an eye on Facebook and our website as they become available.

You can also check out pictures from the transport below:

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