The Idaho Humane Society

An Idaho Bald EagleAre you looking for a home or Boise real estate with the intent of making this state your new home? Idaho has many things to offer its residents, particularly if those people are animal lovers. Miles and miles of dog-friendly trails await your exploration. If you are not bringing a pet with you on your move, the Idaho Humane Society can help you find the perfect canine or feline companion to adopt.

The Idaho Humane Society (IHS):  The primary mission of the IHS is the welfare and responsible care of animals. They focus on protecting animals from cruelty and neglect and on promoting compassion and awareness.

The IHS is committed to providing food, shelter and medical attention to abandoned or abused animals. They also strive to find adoptive homes for these animals. The Idaho Humane Society has a goal to help all to treat animals with kindness and love.

The IHS is a private 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations to continue protecting animals. It is the oldest and largest animal welfare and veterinary charity in the state of Idaho, and is completely independent of the government.  

Educational programs:  
The IHS believes education is crucial to their goal of protecting animals. They offer tours of their facility, as well as on-site presentations and talks on various topics. The shelter is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday during the winter and 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday throughout the summer

. Sunday the shelter is open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The adoption shelter is located on Milwaukee Street in Boise. 

The “Friends for Life Camp” provides an opportunity for students between the ages of 9 and 12 to learn about the IHS shelter and various animals. This is a four-day summer camp that teaches how to treat animals humanely. 

Classroom visits and presentations are offered for clubs, civic groups and local schools. These presentations cover a variety of animal-related topics, including the prevention of dog bites. Providing for both the safety of the animals and humans are taught.

An Idaho Animal Lover's DogFund raising and other events:  
Each October, the IHS sponsors Idaho’s largest dog walking event with its annual See Spot Walk! event. This one-mile walk through downtown Boise increases in popularity and participants each year. You can bring your dog, your children, your neighbors, and any who want to join the sea of canine lovers in the walk.

The Annual Lawn Party is held each July in one of Boise’s beautiful garden areas. This event features a silent auction, a live auction, entertainment, a cocktail hour and a buffet meal. More information is available from Christine Pierson at 208-387-2760.

The “Friends For Live Calendar” offers the opportunity for your pet to be a pin-up star. Calendars are sold to support the IHS.  

The Idaho Humane Society protects thousands of animals each year. As a new resident to Idaho, you can support their efforts by participating in a fund-raising event, making a donation, or adopting a cat or dog to share your new home.  

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