The Idaho Humane Society is expecting over 50 small breed dogs to arrive from other states to seek adoptive homes in the Boise area.
Friday afternoon 14 dogs arrived from an overcrowded shelter in Sacramento via the organization Wings of Rescue. These dogs range from Chihuahua mixes, to Miniature pinschers to dachshunds, and pomeranian mixes.
Twenty-five dogs are expected Saturday from a shelter in Oakland, also thanks to Wings of Rescue, followed by 15 dogs from a Phoenix-area shelter. The Phoenix dogs are flying courtesy of another nonprofit, Dog is My Co-Pilot.
Thanks to the increased adoption numbers which the shelter credits to the opening of the IHS PetSmart Adoption Center, the Idaho Humane Society has been able to open its doors to thousands of transferred dogs that face euthanasia in other cities.
Just since the beginning of 2013, over 200 transferred dogs have found refuge and new homes in the Treasure Valley, most of them arriving from other southern Idaho shelters. The dogs arriving this weekend will gradually become available this week at both the Idaho Humane Society's main shelter on Dorman street as well as the IHS Petsmart Adoption Center on Milwaukee. Their adoption fees will be $150, which includes the dog's spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check and identification microchip.