Ada County Pet of the Week: Hank


Hank, 2 1/2, is an 85-pound neutered male Labrador retriever mix. This active boy has playful energy and personality to spare. Hank has a friendly, goofy personality and he loves everything life has to offer. Whether that’s going for trail runs, playing fetch or snuggling with his people on the couch. Hank needs an active family who will keep him physically and mentally stimulated.

Hank has spent the last three months being trained in the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI) where he lived with and was trained by inmates at one of the Idaho Correctional centers. There, Hank learned basic manners, commands and numerous tricks. He is also crate-trained and house-trained. Hank is leash-trained for the most part but at 85 pounds, he’ll need a strong owner that can hold onto him if he gets excited.

Hank gets along well with other dogs but can be a little overwhelming during play. A dog that is his size or has his style of play would be the best companion for him. Hank will need a cat-free home and will do best in a home with older children who can handle his size and strength.

Meet Hank in kennel 302 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. in Boise. The shelter is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you think Hank would be a good fit for your family, complete an IDAPI application online or at the shelter. If chosen, you will complete a phone interview and then be asked to attend 2-hour workshop to learn all of the commands that Hank knows and how to work with him. For more information about Hank or other dogs from the IDAPI program, contact Stefanie at the Idaho Humane Society at or 208-331-8552.