Idaho Humane Society workers welcomed 29 small dogs from Oakland at the Boise Airport Thursday afternoon, bringing to more than 80 the number of canines the shelter has received from California in the past week.
"We frequently work with Oakland Animal Services to take in small dogs that are in high demand here but would likely not find homes in shelters there," said Allison Maier, Idaho Humane Society communications and outreach coordinator. "This week was unusual because we also received 21 dogs from shelters in the Napa Valley area because of the fires."
"Some of those Napa Valley dogs and (34) dogs we received from Sacramento at the end of last week are already up for adoption; it will be at least a couple of days before these Oakland dogs are available," Maier said in an email to the Statesman. "And some won’t be available until See Spot Walk on Saturday."
Thursday's dog delivery came courtesy of the nonprofit Dog is My Copilot. The Napa Valley dogs were driven to Boise and arrived late Monday, and the Idaho Humane Society received the Sacramento dogs this past Friday, according to the IHS website.