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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Daisy

Daisy, 8, is a female Chihuahua mix who was surrendered to the shelter through no fault of her own. She weighs 16.2 pounds. She is house-trained and said to be good with other dogs, but does have food aggression. If other dogs are in the home, separate them at mealtime. This is always a good idea anyway. They like to enjoy their meals in peace. She will need a cat free home.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Mia

Mia, 1, came from a shelter in Utah, and she’s been a favorite from the moment she arrived. Mia is affectionate, playful and medium-sized. So far at the Rescue, she’s been pretty calm in her kennel. She tries to keep her space neat and tidy. This gal is absolutely ready for back scratches and loves, but she’ll romp and play with the best of them. Mia was dog-tested in Utah, and she did well. We’re told that she’s a little too curious about cats. She should do great with kids. A meet-and-greet

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Dan

Dan, 3-1/2, is a 60-pound neutered male redbone coonhound mix who loves people. He likes to have his nose to the ground and is constantly on the go. This can sometimes lead to him being easily distracted and turning into an escape artist. He will need to be supervised when outdoors, or kept on a leash when outside of a fenced area. Dan is crate-trained, house-trained and leash-trained. He learned obedience commands and fun tricks in our Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI) program. He is well-mannered, but it will be important that his new family is consistent in his training. Dan has a pretty high prey drive and will require a home without cats or other animals. An active household with kids older than 12 is a must.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Boo

Boo, 1, all puppy and all energy. He is friendly and bouncy and will happily play with any toy you offer him. He was surrendered to a shelter in Utah because the family reported that the young children in the home made him nervous. For that reason, he may do better in a more mature household, but a dog-savvy handler might easily teach Boo to be more comfortable in new situations. Meet him at the shelter and bring toys, if you have them.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Alfie

Alfie, 4, is a male Australian cattle dog mix who weighs 62 pounds. He was recently surrendered to the shelter through no fault of his own. Alfie is a happy, friendly and affectionate boy, and is good with kids. He knows the sit, stay, lay down and fetch commands and likes toys and treats. He also loves to play with balls and loves the water. He is a little strong on the leash, so continue to reinforce his leash manners on walks.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Grover

Grover, 1, is a handsome rabbit with an incredibly soft white coat and brown spots. Grover first arrived at the Idaho Humane Society as a stray and has spent some time in the shelter’s education trailer, getting used to being around kids, dogs and even cats. Rabbits can be wonderful pets for people who work during the day because they can be litter-boxed trained and stay safely in a cage when left alone. But they do require daily activity and hours to roam in a rabbit-proof space. Grover is very sweet and enjoys attention. However, like many rabbits, he does not enjoy being picked up. But he will let you know when he is ready for some pets or scratches between the ears.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Chubby

Chubby, 9 months, can be described in one word — smart. If anyone is looking for a pup to train, to do some agility work, to learn a whole bunch of tricks and love every minute of his education ... then Chubby is your man. Chubby is treat-motivated and focused on his handler. He has been a delight to romp and play with, but he settles right in and waits for some direction when you ask him to pay attention. Because he is so smart, Chubby becomes bored and anxious in a kennel environment.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Foxxy

Foxxy, 8, is 24-pound spayed female white and tan Chihuahua-corgi mix. This funny girl is a perfect blend of sassy and sweet. She has soulful brown eyes and a fluffy cream-colored coat, and she enjoys being brushed and pampered. Foxxy is an independent dog that doesn’t mind being left alone if her people are at work or out running errands. She appears to be crate-trained and is very food-motivated. Foxxy plays well with other little dogs but may be best in a home she’s the only dog. She can get jealous if others are getting more love. She also isn’t a big fan of cats. Little hands make her nervous, so an adult-only home might be best. She enjoys going for walks and snuggling up next to people.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Collins

Collins, 6, is a neutered male small breed mix. He arrived recently to the shelter from another shelter in Idaho. Collins has gotten along well with older children and dogs, though he’s sometimes reactive to dogs in this kennel environment. While there are no cats at the shelter, he reportedly showed no reaction to cats at the previous facility. This friendly and energetic can stand to lose a few pounds, but with regular exercise and a proper diet that shouldn’t be a problem. Collins knows the ‘Come’ command and is kennel-trained. He is fully vetted.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Echo

Echo, 2, is a 5 1/2-pound spayed female domestic shorthair with gorgeous brown and black tiger stripes. She came to the shelter as a stray but has proven to be a very sweet and gentle cat. Echo can be a little shy and may need some time to familiarize herself with her surroundings and new people. Once she is comfortable, she’s happy to curl up next to you and take a nice snooze. She can also be quite playful — pull some string in front of her or shine a laser pointer on the wall and watch her go. Echo is looking for a home that can provide plenty of chin scratches and lots of love.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Tank

Tank, 6, came to the rescue from Pocatello when his family could no longer take care of him. Tank’s favorite kind of toy is rope toy with a ball at one end; he and another dog at the other end would have a blast playing tug-of-war. The rescue recommends an introduction to any other dog. Tank likes to take care of his people and will bark if other people or dogs are nearby.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Badger

Badger, 1, is a retriever/Akita mix. He is a large dog, weighing 63 pounds and sporting a handsome sable and white coat. He came to us as a stray. He is house-trained. He has nice leash manners and does not react to the other dogs indoors or out. He knows the sit, drop it and shake commands. He knows the word “chill” and will settle onto his back for a tummy rub. He is interested in and motivated by treats.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Penelope

Penelope, 2, is a 55-pound spayed female brindle and white boxer mix. She is a goofy, fun girl with a zest for life. Penelope is fairly high energy, but enjoys playing with toys and finding ways to entertain herself. She needs an owner who will ensure that she receives daily exercise and mental stimulation. She’s food-motivated and will enthusiastically “sit” for treats. She’s learning leash skills, but may still pull if she’s allowed to. Penelope has been friendly with most dogs at the shelter, but can become easily frustrated on leash and may bark or lunge and look a bit frightening. She is very strong and will need an owner who will continue her socialization with other dogs. A meet and greet with any potential canine housemates is required. Penelope is a sweet girl who will be an amazing companion for a committed owner who will help her reach her full potential.

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