Pets

Pets

Meridian Pet of the Week: Harley

Harley, 8 months, was transferred to us from Blackfoot. This shepherd pup loves to give kisses. If you just sit still and let him love on you, he’d be a very happy little dude. Harley is good with other dogs so far.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Lacy

Lacy, 1, is an Australian cattle dog mix with a pretty red tick coat. She is a medium size at just 29 pounds. Lacy is a little thin and needs to add some weight with a healthy diet. She is a friendly dog, who will do well in a cat-free home. She plays well with other dogs and likes to chase back and forth. She appears to be housebroken as she will give subtle cues when she needs to go out. She walks well on a leash, listens well and comes when called and sits. She is calm, mellow and gentle, plus likes naps and rides well in the car. Lacy is not afraid of household items such as vacuum and laundry machine-noises. Lacy is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Max

Max, 3, is a 12-pound neutered male brindle and white Chihuahua mix. He is a confident, social little guy with a zest for life. He loves to be right next to his people and has a silly side that will be a constant source of entertainment for his new family. He’s a perfect fit for someone looking for a playful, affectionate smaller dog. Because of his exuberance and tendency to guard his toys and food, Max will need a home without children. Although he does like playing with some other dogs, he can be a bit picky about who his friends are and may be a bit too rough for some. He might prefer to be the only pet in the home so he can soak up all the love for himself.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Yogi

Yogi, 10 months, is a treeing walker hound who was rescued by a lovely woman after his previous humans treated him poorly. Yogi is neutered and vaccinated; he does well off-leash (unless he picks up a great scent), and he knows several commands via hand signals. He’s smart, sweet, friendly. Yogi is excellent with other dogs, great with cats, good with chickens and horses, and just about the best possible companion for children.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Brutus

Brutus, 2, is a handsome boxer-bulldog mix. He sports a short brindle and white coat and a short docked tail. He is a stout 53.1 pounds. Brutus would do well in a home that is familiar with the bulldog and boxer breeds. He has met other canines at the shelter and has done well with them, although he should meet any other dogs in the home before he is adopted. His history with cats is unknown. Brutus is an active dog looking for an equally active family. While he might have had some house-training — his new owner will need to be diligent in reinforcing this good behavior. Brutus is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and ready to find his new family today.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: John Legend

John Legend, 2, is a neutered male domestic mediumhair with handsome gray and white tuxedo markings and bright green eyes. He came to the Idaho Humane Society as a stray. He is an affectionate, laid-back boy. John doesn’t seem to do well around other cats and will need to be the only kitty in his new home.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Athena

Athena is a 3-year-old female polka-dotted pit bull. She has lived a sad life so far: she was tied up and left. Yet she still has the biggest heart and loves people. Her enthusiasm for meeting new people is endearing. She is reportedly great with other dogs (as indicated by her rescuers and people at her previous shelter), but we will need to do more testing before adopting her into a home with dogs. Athena would do best in a home with no cats. She loves kids and loves being inside with her family. Due to her anxiety of being tied up, she needs to be on a leash if left outside because she wants to flee, at least until she adjusts and knows she is safe.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Grizzlee

Grizzlee is a Chow Chow mix, just over a year old, who has a beautiful fluffy coat and weighs 46 pounds. He arrived as a stray. Griz can be a little shy when he first meets you but after some get to know you time he is playful, bouncy and lovey. He is friendly and affectionate. He loves to receive gentle attention and to have his ears scratched. He is a gentle boy and is good with kids, adults, and seniors. Griz is good with other dogs his size and likes to play with toys. He needs a bit of work with his confidence in new situations but he is getting there with positive reinforcement including lots of praise and yummy treats.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Delilah

Delilah is a 10-year-old, 80-pound spayed female brown and white American pit bull terrier mix. She is a big girl with a big heart – she wags her tail for everyone she meets. She can be playful despite her age. Soft toys are her favorite, and she loves throwing them in the air and chasing after them.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Coors

Coors, 10 months, is a handsome hound/Lab mix who has spent the past week in a foster home. Coors is neutered, vaccinated, and good with dogs and cats. He will need training since he didn’t have any or any social interaction with his previous owners. But he is a fast learner. His leash manners do need some work. He likes to be the alpha so he could have some issues with existing alphas in the house. Once he gets in his kennel he barks for about 5-10 minutes and then settles down. And he keeps his kennel clean all night.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Gloria

Gloria, 5, is a pretty Rottweiler. She could use a healthy diet to help her loose some excess weight. Gloria is a friendly girl who came to us as a stray. She has nice leash manners and does not react to the other dogs when passing by them in the indoor kennel area or in the outside yard. She is friendly, sweet, mellow and gentle. She is most likely housetrained. Gloria was friendly with dogs she was introduced to here. The shelter staff believes she can live with a small breed dog, however due to her large size their playtime should be monitored. Gloria is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Gambit

Gambit, 1, is a neutered male domestic longhair with brown, black and white tabby markings. He came to the shelter as a stray at the end of August and spent two months recovering from surgery to fix his left hind leg, which hadn’t healed correctly after a fracture. Gambit is a sweet boy who loves pets and cuddles. Although he might hide a little when he first goes home, he warms up to new things pretty quickly. He doesn’t always like other cats but can get along with them after time and careful introductions.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Captain

Captain, 3, is a male Pointer/Retriever mix. Captain was in danger of being euthanized at another shelter before rescuers brought him to us. Captain should be adopted into a home with no other dogs; however, he is good with some dogs after slow introductions, especially small dogs, and his new family should continue his socialization. He is great on walks and is not dog-reactive. Captain is learning to be kennel trained (he's already house-trained), though he does react poorly toward barriers in general (fences, crates). He is a jumper and an escape artist and will need to go to a home with a very secure yard. Captain is a big fan of snuggling with humans, though he would probably be too much dog for the smallest among us. Come meet Captain today.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Benji

Happy-go-lucky puppy Benji, 6 months, is a happy go lucky puppy. The best guess on his breed mix is that he is Havanese, poodle and Yorkie. He has a fluffy hair coat that will require regular grooming to keep him looking and feeling his best. Puppy classes will help him learn the basics, including house-training, leash-training and continued socialization. Benji is a happy boy who has already made a lot of friends at the shelter. He is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed. His adoption fee covers his vet package.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Tigger

Tigger, 5, is a 63-pound spayed female brown and white American pit bull terrier mix. She graduated from the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho training program in 2013 knowing lots of commands and tricks, but she would benefit on a refresher obedience course. She is a smart girl who learns quickly with food rewards — although she is a bit overweight at the moment, so apples or carrots are ideal treats for her. Tigger has lived with children and cats before, but it may take a little time to warm up to new family members. She can be uneasy with some handling, so any children in the home should be at least 10 years of age. Tigger has not been well socialized around other dogs and appears to be uncomfortable with them, so she will do best living as the only dog in her home.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Rebel

Rebel, 3 1/2, is a calm, mellow Lab/pit bull mix. He is neutered, vaccinated, house-trained and kennel-trained. Rebel underwent a full exam at the vet’s office a few days ago (including blood work), and was pronounced fully healthy. He gets along well with dogs, cats and children.

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