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Meridian Pet of the Week: Sam

Sam, 10, is an 80-pound Lab mix currently living in a foster home. He was previously rescued about five years ago by an elderly couple. Sadly, they passed away a couple of months ago, leaving him without a family. Sam has a lot of spunk and personality. He is quiet, loves people and his foster’s cat. He is house-trained and good being left alone, as long there is no food on counters. Sam is dealing with some hair loss due to thyroid issues and the shelter is working on that. He can be pushy about getting his food and water, but is never mean. Sam is a fun senior dog that just needs a little TLC.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Chloe

Chloe, 1, is a Shepherd mix. She is a friendly, playful girl who loves to give and receive affection. She is housetrained, knows the “sit” command and seems to have a friendly interest in other dogs. Being young and energetic, she would love an active family who will take her on adventures and include her in family time. She can jump up at times, however, so would do best in a home without small children, as she could accidentally knock them over. She is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on her shots.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Cheryl

Cheryl, 7, is a spayed female domestic shorthair with brown tiger stripes and green eyes. She has plenty of personality, and is the perfect mix of sassy and sweet. Cheryl came to the shelter as a stray and has become a staff and volunteer favorite. She enjoys attention and would love to lounge on the couch with her family. She enjoys comfy pillows and blankets. She is a big girl who loves treats but would benefit from a healthy diet to lose a few pounds. She will make a wonderful mellow companion.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Indie

Indie, 1 1/2, is a Great Pyrenees rescued from a situation where she had been chained to a tree stump for most of her life. Her foster mom reports that she is now ready for adoption. Indie is potty-trained and toddler-tested, though she might accidentally knock over little ones. She is sociable with humans, decent on leash, is generally OK left alone in the house, though she does have some chewing issues, and is treat-motivated. She’s not a huge fan of the crate, but will go in if needed. She has not been cat-tested. She can be possessive with her food bowl and reactive towards dogs, but does warm up to them eventually.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Sally

Sally, 10, is a super sweet Beagle mix. She’s house-trained, walks nicely on a leash, and loves to go for walks. She gets along with other dogs, but will need a cat-free home. She knows “sit,” “stay” and “wait.” She loves treats and playing with toys. She loves people and is an active and energetic girl. Sally is up to date on her vaccinations, micro-chipped and spayed.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Spirit

Spirit, 5 months, is a 40-pound (and still growing) American pit bull terrier mix. He is a confident, friendly boy with plenty of personality. He loves attention and is eager to greet everyone that he meets. He loves to play with toys and is easily entertained. Since he is still a puppy, he does like to chew, so his new owner should be sure to stock up on a good supply of durable toys. He trains easily using treats, toys and praise and is set to graduate from the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho training program. He is a confident young dog in need of an equally confident owner who will provide good guidance and clear expectations. With his high energy level, Spirit will also need an active owner. Spirit has good manners, but he is still learning not to be mouthy. Because of this, he needs to be in a home with children old enough to interact with him appropriately and participate in his care. Spirit gets along very well with other dogs.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Eliza

Miss Eliza, 7, is a Lab/hound mix who has settled nicely into adulthood. She gets along well with other dogs, knows several commands, is spayed, up-to-date on shots and healthy. Eliza exhibited minimal separation anxiety in her previous household by scratching the door from which her family would leave, but she never chewed or destroyed anything in the house. According to her previous family, Eliza’s perfect day would start with breakfast, as long a walk as you want to take her on, a ride in the car, another walk in the evening and dinner. While on walks, her nose is to the ground and she loves to mark her territory outside on weeds and tall grass. Her favorite toys are her Kong Squeaky tennis balls, and her braided rope for tug-o-war, and her squeaky Panda. Eliza’s one issue is that she is scared and nervous around babies, so a mature household is desired. An ideal home for Eliza may be with a retired couple who can be with her a lot. She is loyal and affectionate companion.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Rex

Rex, 4 months, is a beagle mix. He weighs 14 pounds and will be a nice medium-size dog as an adult. Beagles are known to be loving and lovable, easygoing and companionable. They are scent hounds, primarily used for hunting rabbits. Beagles love to follow their noses, which can sometimes get them into sticky situations. These dogs are solid, sturdy and fairly easy to care for, but they do need to run around and let off steam. Be sure to have a securely fenced yard for Rex where he can run and play safely. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Tang

Tang, 3, is a neutered male domestic shorthair with handsome orange tiger markings. Tang is a playful boy who loves to chase after balls. He would appreciate a nice selection of toys in his new home. He is sweet and affectionate and would love to cuddle on your lap or lounge next to you on the couch, though he’s not a huge fan of being held. Tang seems to get along with other cats, although it’s important to introduce new animals in the home carefully. He tolerates dogs, but would probably prefer a family without them. He is friendly around new people and should do OK with respectful children.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Benny

Benny, 2, is a miniature pinscher/Chihuahua mix left on the doorstep of another shelter and found in the middle of the night by an officer on patrol. He spent a week in a foster home where he could decompress. Benny’s foster mom said he only barked when someone was at the door; he isn’t potty trained (only sniffed a lot when he needed to go); he does better with women but will warm up to men; and loves belly rubs. He needs to be approached slowly; he will growl if startled. He is obedient but growled at other dogs. Overall, he is playful and sweet.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Cookie Lyon

Cookie Lyon, 2, is a Himalayan mix. She has a long and full coat with tortie point coloring and striking ice blue eyes. She has done well with other cats, is tolerant of handling, is litter-pan-trained, and has a gentle nature about her. She is not very vocal and has an independent spirit but when she wants some cuddle time she will let you know. When Cookie does want some of your attention is she will pat you on the arm (but won’t use her claws).

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Tippi

Tippi, 3, is an 18-pound spayed female red and white terrier mix. She came to the Idaho Humane Society from an overcrowded shelter in California and quickly became a staff favorite. Tippi is a shy, gentle dog with a big heart. She’s very loving and affectionate once she gets to know you and will be a loyal companion for her new people. She would be a great match for an older couple or single adult looking for an easy-to-handle, smaller dog. She could be OK with older children as long as they are gentle and respectful of her space. She would love a calm, quiet home.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Bear

Bear, 5, is part corgi and part border collie, and is still full of puppy energy. She loves playing fetch (she loves her ball) and going for runs. Bear knows all her basic commands. She is said to be good with kids over 8, and is house- and kennel-trained. In her last home, Bear did not always get along with her dog companion because of her dominant personality, and may do best in a home with no other dogs. She can be protective of her people, and may show aggression towards outsiders, so she needs a handler able to work with her. Overall, she is a sweet girl, and would make a great companion for anyone with an active lifestyle.

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Dusty

Dusty, 7, is a large Lab retriever mix, weighs 78 pounds and has a marbled blue/black short coat. She knows sit, stay, lay down, wait, fetch, and before she eats she will sit and wait until you tell her “eat.” She loves toys and treats and people. She is calm and gentle, and loves to play. She would be best in a home with older children. Dusty loves to go for walks, but pulls on the leash a bit so that could be something to work on. Dusty gets along with most dogs, but is an Alpha female so meet and greets are mandatory. No cats for this girl. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.

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Ada County Pet of the Week: Boo Berry and Captain Crunch

Boo Berry and Captain Crunch, each 7 months, are a bonded pair of young rabbits that need to find a home together. Boo Berry is a petite spayed female light brown domestic rabbit. Captain Crunch is a neutered male brown lionhead rabbit mix. They first arrived at the shelter when they were too young for adoption, so they spent time in foster care together. Rabbits that are bonded rarely stray far from one another. They calm each other and should not be separated. Boo Berry and Captain Crunch can be a little timid at first, so they will need a patient owner who will give them time to warm up to their new environment. Anyone interested in adopting should do their research. Rabbits can live for a decade and require specialized veterinary care, as well as daily activity in a rabbit-proof space and a constant supply of timothy. But they are also affectionate creatures that make wonderful pets.

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Meridian Pet of the Week: Sedona

Sedona, 2, is a spayed female Chihuahua. Sedona gets along well with other dogs and knows the “come” command. We had the opportunity to place Sedona in a foster home after a failed adoption revealed some behavioral challenges. Her foster dad, Joel, worked with Sedona to gain her trust. She is now back and waiting for a family to take her home forever. Joel says, “Sedona is a little cuddle bug, a quintessential lap dog who enjoys nothing more than spending time with her human. She does have some trust issues with men, and will do best in a home with a single woman or with a couple as long as the man is patient and calm. She is a very timid and flighty dog. She does better with positive encouragement for doing the right thing, and I’d recommend not disciplining her for doing the wrong thing if possible. She still needs more house training and I emphasize again she needs to be with someone who is patient and understanding of her timidity.”

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Canyon County Pet of the Week: Odin

Odin, 2, is a Terrier mix with a sunny personality and super-cute looks. Odin has done well here with large and small dogs, although being a Terrier mix means that his ideal home may be best without cats and other small critters. Odin is showing promise of house training as he keeps his kennel clean and tidy and does his business outside during his walks. Odin is seeking an active family who will challenge him with daily physical exercise to keep his body and mind healthy. Odin is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and ready to find his forever home.

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