Ada County Pet of the Week: Dakota


Dakota, 1-1/2, is an 8-pound spayed female domestic shorthair with black and gray tabby markings. She doesn’t enjoy being picked up and will need a home with just adults or older, respectful children who will give her space — young kids just stress her out. Once she warms up, she is a total sweetheart. She loves to be scratched around her head and under her chin. She is a rather independent cat who likes to do her own thing and can act out a little when she is scared. However, she will let you know when she wants love and attention. She would do best as an indoor-only cat where she can feel safe. She will need to be the only animal in the home.

Meet Dakota (#27722664) at the Idaho Humane Society’s PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center, 130 N. Milwaukee St. in Boise. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it closes at 5 p.m. The main shelter is located at 4775 Dorman St. in Boise and open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You can learn more and see other adoptable pets at