Testimonials / Stories

In memory of Sugarbear, Zelda, Ginger, Romeo, Juliette, Blueberry, Muffin, Jaws, and Paws, who have brought such joy to our lives, and all who shall follow them.

This donation on behalf of my Sweet Luna Bee and represents 13.5 amazing years with the love of my life in Ketchum, Seattle, and Boise. Luna always marched to her own beat … staying out all night in Chocolate Gulch in the dead of winter doing her thing, often on the full moon. She bounced like a deer on the trails, loved the wind and in her face, had an incredible grin after the snowy face shots of Sunrise and the Cross, was such an enchanting and spirited soul and absolutely my favorite hello and hardest goodbye.



We always adopt shelter dogs. Koko & Newt are gone; we have Stella now.

We are saddened that our Tye, a Cattahoula Leopard Dog adopted from WRV shelter in 2012, finally succumbed to an un-treatable joint disease. He was the best dog…gentle, calm, he just liked being by your feet. We were so lucky to have given him a home for the many years that we had him, and the day he passed he was still wagging his tail. We thank you so much for the love you give to all these animals and the great homes you find for them. Keep up the great work.

With much gratitude,
The Townsend Family
Brooks, Jennifer, Bella and Cole Townsend

We adopted Parker (aka Spiderman) from your shelter in November of 2017. The staff was wonderful and held Parker for us while we drove from Park City, Utah to pick him up. He is a terrific pup and spreads love to all who meet him. Thanks again.

In this time when unconditional love and support have become so rare in human interaction, we look to our canine companions to help fill that space. Our hope is that someday mankind will evolve in such a way as to earn a place along side those loving creatures that respond to joy and kindness without conditions…

We are honoring our pets Joplin, adopted summer 2004 and at 16 years old is still going strong and Gracie adopted April 2008 and at 10 years old is still as frisky as a puppy. They have brought so much love and joy to us.

Missy was the best little rescue dog in the whole world!! We’re confident ASWRV will find us another wonderful dog to enrich our lives.

Our many dogs loved the mountains of Idaho. Summers are better because we share this special valley with them.

Many of our staff have adopted amazing pets through the Animal Shelter and we support all of your efforts in giving these animals a second chance.

We have 3 rescued pups. They fill our family with heartfelt love!

I had 27 wonderful years with my labs.

We are longtime supporters of our wonderful Shelter; very special animal shelter and the valuable work done by Joanne and all the dedicated people associated with it.

I am in awe of the inspiration that has led the Shelter to create this new community center and its dedication to making Idaho a No-Kill State by 2025. I am also honored to be part of a community that understands and embraces the importance of the Shelter’s mission, broadly volunteers with time and donations, and celebrates the Shelter’s achievements to date and its goals for the future.

I adopted Rocco (Norman) last fall and he has been such an amazing addition to our family. Thanks for all you do.

We miss our departed pets and are grateful for the many ways they enriched our lives growing up and as adults. It seemed appropriate to memorialize them by supporting our wonderful Animal Shelter, where pet lives are saved and families come to find the joy of adding a pet to their lives.

My recent adoption of Finnegan has been a game changer on so many fronts. The unconditional love, companionship and adventure has brought an indescribable happiness into these days, weeks, and months. The connection between humans and animals has been the glue of my life, and the teacher of many critical life lessons worth learning. Very much looking forward to the years ahead with Finnegan and continuing to support the important cause of animal welfare.

My pets whom I’ve adopted from the Shelter are a constant reminder to embrace every single day. That there is so much joy in all of the little moments. From a walk around the block to simply sitting quietly with the ones you love – animals remind us how to be a bit more human.

Cheema was our first family dog; a doorstep rescue. She was a beautiful Samoyed and loved beyond measure. When we had kids, they rode her like a horse and she protected them with every fiber of her being. She set the tone that our family must always have dogs, and we are forever thankful.

We adopted Parker (aka Spiderman) from your shelter in Novemaber of 2017. The staff was wonderful and held Parker for us while we drove from Park City, Utah to pick him up. He is a terrific pup and spreads love to all who meet him. Thanks again.

First of all, we wanted to support the Animal Shelter’s efforts, and then we also wanted to celebrate the memory of two of our wonderful dogs, who were as much family as they were pets, and who gave us unconditional love over the years.

Luke Goldstein, a well-behaved, loyal, and beautiful black standard poodle, touched the hearts of many. He cherished his family, and most importantly, trained them well. Luke dined on Michelin Star-like dinners, strutted Gucci-like collars and leashes, and enjoyed five-star accommodations. His family – Marcie, Cliff, Jonathan, and Jenna – loved Luke and know that having had him, they can only know true joy when Luke’s successor graces 547 Euclid Street.

If I still lived in Blaine County I would volunteer. My donation will be in honor of Orkney (2002-2017), Diego (Farleigh Byers), and Quito Puchner (2002-forever).

At this time I have 2 pets that I have adopted from the Shelter. Millie my beautiful calico cat and my awesome dog Josie originally named “Babs”. In the past, I had Carly my black lab that I adopted as a puppy and Piper who was one day away from coming to you facility. I appreciate the great care that you give to all of your shelter animals and the fact that you are a no kill facility. Thanks for all you do. Joyce Fogg

Our labs have been a part of our family for years – each and every one of them different, but all special in their own way. We have fond memories of each and every one of them.

Vincent Go Van Gogh was 95 pounds of gentleness and love. This dog honored us with his devotion for 7 1/2 years. We will be forever grateful to the shelter for putting him in our lives.

We’re making this gift in honor of Rosemary Aquilante and all the work she has done on behalf of the shelter.

Our gift was in memory of Jack Thornton. His dog Dexter was always with us on our airplane trips to the Middle Fork with nose between the seats and always nose on the table during our many cocktails and meals. Missing Jack and Dexter😞😞

In honor of our wonderful friend, Rosemary Aquilante, and her pal Millie.

Zoe is always happy to see her owner at the end of the day.
Thanks, Zoe, for the companionship and comfort for our friend.