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Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash

Hundreds of eager pooches got the chance to dive into the Natatorium water on Wednesday on the final day before public pools closed for the summer in Boise. The annual See Spot Splash event is a partnership between Boise Parks and Recreation and the Idaho Humane Society for a fun, off-leash dog party.

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These old dogs are special picks at sanctuary

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Cleopatra

Cleopatra, 3, is a beautiful blend of boxer and lab. She may be shy at first, but loves human interaction and enjoys going for long walks. She keeps her kennel clean and is quiet and content to curl up and take long lazy afternoon naps after a little exercise in the play yard.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Quesito

Quesito, 5, is a Chihuahua blend boy. He weighs 18 pounds and has a beautiful soft tan and white coat. Quesito came to the shelter as a stray that a good person rescued from a busy road. The shelter has tried to locate the owner and has not been able to find them. Quesito is leash-trained and appears to be house-trained. A meet-and-greet, including children and dogs, is recommended at the shelter, if you’re interested. Quesito is vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: MacGyver

MacGyver, 3, is a 76-pound neutered male white and brown American bulldog-boxer mix. He is eager to cuddle, and seems to know a few obedience commands already, though he sometimes has a hard time focusing. An obedience class would help him to learn manners and bond with his new owners. Positive reinforcement will be key, and he is responsive to food treats. He would love to go on walks and play fetch with tennis balls. Harsh sounds and quick movements make him nervous, so he will need an adult-only home or a family in which the youngest are teenagers. He will need a home without cats.

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Meet Chunk, the pet of the week for Aug. 16

Chunk is a 6-year-old, 71-pound neutered male black and white pit bull mix. He is a friendly, energetic boy who loves playing fetch more than anything – his enthusiasm is contagious! He knows how to sit and shake, and is very responsive to treats and praise. He walks well on a leash and enjoys heading out to go explore. He is an affectionate boy who loves his people. Chunk’s previous owners surrendered him to the shelter because they didn’t have enough room for him. He reportedly does very well with kids of all ages – however, it’s always important to supervise in new situations. He would probably prefer to be the only animal in the house, although he can get along with other dogs. You can find Chunk (#32254532) in kennel 312 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can learn more and see other adoptable pets at idahohumanesociety.org.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Oreo

Oreo, 1, is a low-to-the ground medium-energy young Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. Oreo is a transfer from another Idaho rescue. He is friendly with other dogs his size, but how he’d respond around large dogs or cats is unknown. He walks on his leash with purpose and has kept his kennel clean. Oreo is a bit uncertain in the shelter but perks up when you bring him outside and he can explore. He also seems to like being held and loved on.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Relic

Relic, 1, is a male Siberian husky — gray/white in color. He will need a securely fenced yard so he can run and play safely. It is recommended that Relic be fed separately from any other dogs that may be with him in a home. Due to his high prey drive, Relic should not go to a home with small livestock or cats. Relic is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and vet-checked.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Ross

Ross, 4, is a 16-pound neutered male domestic shorthair with handsome brown and black tiger stripes. He loves attention and will pull your hand back if you try to stop petting him. He does have a tendency to give love bites, but he is very friendly and loves the company of people. Because he can be a little rough, he would probably do best in a home with just adults or older children. Ross has been a bit stressed in the shelter environment. He needs time relaxing in a home of his own to let his true personality shine.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Romeo

Romeo, age uncertain but likely 5-8, is a mellow middle-aged pitbull mix. Romeo is great with other dogs, walks well on his leash, and takes care of his business outside. With a happy, lazy smile, Romeo takes treats gently. He would do great in just about any home as long as he can be part of the family. He’s past the puppy phase so his energy level is not through the roof. He loves his walks, but also enjoys his hanging out time.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Captain Bananarama

Captain Bananarama, 2, is a cute male brown and white tabby cat. He has cerebellar hypoplasia — probably since birth, and has adapted to it. He may walk a little “drunkenly” but he can still use a litterbox, snuggle on your lap and play. Having a cat with CH means that he should be an indoor cat so he can stay safe. CH cats have a good life quality. Captain is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and health checked. He is also FIV/FELV negative.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Zeus

Zeus, 4-1/2, is a 56-pound neutered male black and white border collie mix. He can be a little raucous at his kennel door, but don’t let that fool you — once you get him out his wonderful personality shines. Zeus is a smart, happy boy who already knows a number of obedience commands and walks nicely on a leash. He is very playful and loves toys and tennis balls. Zeus does have a high prey drive, which means he doesn’t do well around smaller dogs, cats or other small animals. But he has enjoyed playgroups with other shelter dogs his size. An on-leash introduction with any potential canine housemates is required before adoption. Zeus also tends to guard his possessions and food, so he will need to be fed separately from other dogs and any children in the house. He will need a home with kids over the age of 8.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Lulu

Lulu, 2 1/2, is a female beagle and Jack Russell terrier mix. She is microchipped, spayed, good with kids and kennel-trained. Lulu loves to play ball and enjoys hanging out with bigger dogs (not sure about smaller dogs). Cats are great for chasing, only, and Lulu is an accomplished jumper and climber. This pretty girl would do well in an active home to keep her mentally and physically engaged. To meet Lulu or other dogs available for adoption, call 794-0944 or visit Meridian Valley Humane Society at 191 N. Linder Road in Meridian. Open hours vary; visit online at www.meridianvalleyhumanesociety.org or call for times.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Trixie

Trixie, 3, is an Australian shepherd who is house-trained, leash-trained, good with other dogs, good with children, knows the command for sit — especially if it involves food — and is healthy, shaved for the summer and ready to find her new home. Trixie hasn’t let her new surroundings affect her. She has a very-happy-go-lucky personality and is eager to meet new people and other dogs. Microchipped, spayed, vaccinated, flea treated and dewormed, she is available for adoption.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Savanna

Savanna, 3, is a 13-pound spayed female domestic shorthair with pretty brown and black markings. While this sassy young lady has been through the shelter more than once through no fault of her own, it has not put a damper on her spirit. She does prefer human love only and would like a home without other cats or dogs. She adores cuddles. Savanna would prefer not to be picked up, but she should be OK with children that can respect her space. Savanna’s ideal home environment would include high places from which she can monitor her fellow subjects, sunny spots to bask in and comfy blankets where she can knead muffins with her paws.

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Meet Hope, the pet of the week for July 26

Hope is one of many sweet rabbits at the Idaho Humane Society currently looking for a forever family. The shelter has seen a number of stray rabbits this summer – including some that were so young that they are just coming out of foster care. Rabbits are affectionate little creatures that make wonderful, relatively low-maintenance pets. They can be litter-boxed trained and are happy to hang out in cages when left at home alone, but then love to spend time with you out around the house. They do require specialized care – such as a constant supply of timothy hay – so it’s important to do your research before considering adoption! Hope (#32021472) and many of her rabbit friends are available for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. There are also rabbits looking for homes at the IHS PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center, 130 N. Milwaukee St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it closes at 5 p.m.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Remi

Remi, 6, is a German shorthaired pointer/Spaniel mix. But if you are looking for a hunting companion, sorry, Remi is not the pooch for you. Despite his name, Remi does not care for the sound of a gun. He would prefer to spend his time hanging with the family. Remi is reported to be a bit timid to start out with, but at the Rescue he has not been shy. He likes to jump up on the bench and lean against you and hang out. Remi knows sit, down and come. He does not like cats and prefers larger dogs. To meet Remi or other dogs available for adoption, call 794-0944 or visit the Meridian Valley Humane Society at 191 N. Linder Road in Meridian. Open hours vary; visit online at www.meridianvalleyhumanesociety.org or call for times.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Jameson

Jameson, 8 months, is a handsome “heeler” mix. He is a goofy boy who can be a little picky with his canine buddies, but generally gets past his insecurity quickly and then its all play. Jameson appears to have led a pretty sheltered life so meeting new humans was hard for him. Lots of praise (and a few cookies) have helped him blossom. Jameson would do best in a home with children over 10. He would also like to meet any other canine friends that may share the home with him. He is neutered, flea treated, microchipped, vaccinated.

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Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash

Hundreds of eager pooches got the chance to dive into the Natatorium water on Wednesday on the final day before public pools closed for the summer in Boise. The annual See Spot Splash event is a partnership between Boise Parks and Recreation and the Idaho Humane Society for a fun, off-leash dog party.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash 1:46

Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash

Meet Chunk, the pet of the week for Aug. 16 0:54

Meet Chunk, the pet of the week for Aug. 16

Meet Hope, the pet of the week for July 26 0:58

Meet Hope, the pet of the week for July 26

Meet Olive, the Pet of the Week July 25 1:00

Meet Olive, the Pet of the Week July 25