Thank you Coldwell Bankers!

Apr 2018

Thank you, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Sun Valley for coming out today and putting up the shade cloths for the dogs! The dogs are immediately thankful for the comfort you provide. We can’t thank you enough for doing this every year!

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 jenny@animalshelterwrv.org.

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!

Volunteer Spotlight: Jen Barth

Oct 2017

Jen started volunteering when she moved here from California as a way to meet like-minded animal folks. She fell in love with the Shelter and fellow volunteers right away. Jen’s skills are diverse in her volunteering- from assisting with our humane education programs to walking dogs and bringing them to visit senior centers, to making elaborate costumes for photoshoots, Jen makes every day a little bit brighter for both Shelter pets and staff!

Dancing with Dogs

Aug 2017

Isabella Boylston and her fellow dancers who were in town for their stunning set of performances through Ballet Sun Valley were gracious enough to take some time out of their busy rehearsal schedule to play with adoptable dogs and kittens.


Isabella, niece of long-time Animal Shelter volunteers and supporters Kathy and Greg Boylston, did a little dancing with adoptable dogs Rex and Cooper (who were perhaps not quite as graceful as the dancer herself) while kitten Oliver chased her ribbon.


We’re so grateful to Isabella for helping show off our pets and get the word out about how great shelter animals are! And the dancers all seemed to enjoy few moments of rest with a furry friend.


Foster Friday Update!

Aug 2017
Our super senior Rex is looking for some time away from the shelter! He is an outstanding dog that loves people, is good with other dogs and while curious about cats here, doesn’t seem like he wants to chase them. If you are interesting in giving Rex some quality time away from the stress of the shelter or you are interested in our foster program, please visit: http://animalshelterwrv.org/foster-care-profile/
Once we have received your profile, a member of the foster team will contact you!

We’re buried!

Jan 2017

Have some extra time to spare this week?

Come join our shovel brigade! You bring the muscle (& the shovel if you have one) & we’ll provide the snacks, hot cocoa, & warm fuzzy feelings of a job well done!

Can’t wrestle a shovel but still want to help? Your donations can help mitigate the cost of snow removal, which helps us get more dogs out, walked, and happy!

Click here to make a donation

*On another note, due to the weather the Shelter’s hours will be different than normal. Before you drive out give us a call at 208-788-4351 to check road conditions & hours*

Become a Foster Family!

Oct 2016

Although the shelter is a refuge for many dogs and cats, it’s not the most stress-free environment. On a daily basis, we review the population and talk about ways to make a shelter pets’ stay more comfortable. Sometimes the only answer is YOU, being a foster. If you’ve never considered this program before, please do so now.
Come in and meet some of these dogs, ask us questions about the program and share the information! We’re looking to expand our foster base and need your help. We provide all necessary food, supplies, help and guidance you could possibly need! The information you provide us about how a dog is in the home allows us to make better adoption matches, too.

The best part (besides helping a dog and making more room in the shelter?) WE WILL ACCOMMODATE YOUR SCHEDULE! Yes, that means if you have a pre-planned vacation or need a few days away you just let us know and bring the dog back to the shelter while you’re away!

The Shelter is actively searching for temporary foster homes for animals in need. We will be holding a Foster Volunteer Orientation on November 17th at both 11am & 5:30pm at the Shelter’s development office. For more information or to RSVP, please call the Shelter at 208-788-4351 or e-mail foster@animalshelterwrv.org.

For more information on fostering, visit http://animalshelterwrv.org/foster-me/

Thanks Connor!

Aug 2016

We want to send out a big thank you to WRHS student, Connor, for making a shade spot to go in the agility/acquaintance area at the Shelter! He worked on it all summer and delivered it to the Shelter this weekend. Most of the wood is recycled so it’s also a “green” project! Thank you Connor!