Pal Goes to the Library

Feb 2018

We love partnering with fellow nonprofits! Yesterday Shelter alumnus, Pal, got the chance to spend some time at The Community Library reading with kids and demonstrating how to interact with dogs. It brought a smile to everyone’s faces to see the kids absolutely light up with joy as Pal walked into the room. Thanks to the partnerships we have with both nonprofits and businesses in the community, we get to see special moments like this on a regular basis! We couldn’t do it without the help of our amazing volunteers. Interested in becoming a volunteer? There are plenty of jobs to fit everyone’s interests! Sign up to volunteer by e-mailing our Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Gardenswartz, at

Doyle is a Good Boy

Jan 2018

Doyle is looking for an adventurous, active, fun-loving family to adopt. While he can be briefly shy with new people and situations, that quickly dissipates when he remembers that he LOVES people and hiking and exploring and making new dog friends! This friendly youngster will benefit from regular exercise and the installation of basic manners, but is an uncomplicated bundle of love who is hoping to find his family soon. Come to the Shelter and say hello to Doyle!



Borris and Henry Show Off Their Sweaters

Jan 2018

Meet Borris and Henry! These two little fellas act tough for about a minute when you first meet them but then quickly turn sweet and snuggly. They are also both looking for a Foster home to relax in until they find a forever home, come by the Shelter and meet a cute little friend!

Building a Humane Community

Jan 2018

There is a human element to animal welfare that often gets overlooked. We are so proud that our own Nadia Novik, Director of Shelter Outreach, had the opportunity to share this important message during the 2017 Sun Valley TEDx conference. Nadia shows us how a humane community is one that not only cares for animals, but also for the people attached to them. Nadia  has been involved in multiple roles during her time at the Shelter. Most recently, her passion has been focused on bringing services to underserved communities in Idaho, helping people and pets in the rural reaches of our state through the Pets for Life program, a partnership program the Shelter received grant money for with the Humane Society of the United States. Check out the video below to learn more about Nadia the impact the Shelter is making in changing the animal welfare landscape in the West.

Holy Cuteness!

Jan 2018

We have some seriously adorable adoptables here at the Shelter right now! Come on out and make a friend for life!


Thank you for the gifts!

Jan 2018

We are so thankful for the kind gifts you all gave this holiday season! Not only did folks make generous monetary gifts, but the Shelter animals received fantastic treats, toys, and more! We couldn’t be more appreciative of the support the Shelter receives not only during the holidays but all year round – thank you! Below are just a couple shots of some of the animals enjoying their presents.