Meet the Treasure Valley’s Pets of the Week (April 1-7)

Meet Kitty at the West Valley Humane Society

Kitty arrived at the shelter in a unique way. This 1-year-old, 56-pound goofball was living on the streets before animal control was able to catch him in a humane dog trap on Dec. 6. Kitty was lucky to then be placed in a loving foster home to decompress and to learn more about his fear tendencies. Kitty does great with, and even enjoys, other dogs, cats and birds. He loves to go on walks and is great on leash. He is house trained.

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Kitty the dog is available through the West Valley Humane Society.

He knows the command “crate” and will kennel nicely. He also knows sit, shake and lay down. Going on road trips is not really his thing. Because Kitty is a working breed dog, he is ACTIVE! Daily exercise and mental enrichment is vital to him. He is a big puppy and loves to chew, so will need lots of appropriate enrichment items. Kitty will do best in a home home with well-mannered kids (10+ years old) that know not to grab him. Kitty will require an indoor home, but expect that when he is outside behind a fence, he will bark at strangers. Kitty’s special adoption fee of $80 from the West Valley Humane Society includes neuter, current vaccines, and microchip. He is ready to go home today!

If you’re interested in meeting Kitty, email his foster mom at

Meet Buck at the Idaho Humane Society

Buck is a 10-year-old, 19-pound neutered male domestic shorthair. This big boy has a sweet disposition and a whole lot of love to give! When he’s not busy napping in sunny spots or surveying people from his perch, he loves to receive pets and scratches from his human friends. He recently had a mass removed from his back so he’s sporting an interesting “haircut” right now but other than that he is healing beautifully! Because of Buck’s quiet, easy-going nature he will likely do best in a calmer household with older children. He was surrendered to the Idaho Humane Society when his previous owners moved away, and now he’s anxious to find a forever home to call his own.

Buck the cat is available for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society.

You can meet Buck (#34291950) in Cattery Kennel 15 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meet Surrey at the Meridian Canine Rescue

Meet Surrey! He’s 5 years old, and he loves blankets, toys, and attention. This boy would really appreciate it if someone could please treat him like the prince he knows he is. Surrey arrived on the Project Freedom Ride transport from Texas. We’re told that he’s house trained and pretty good with other dogs. Surrey doesn’t love to share, though, so he might prefer to be the only dog in the home. 

Here’s more info, courtesy of his former foster mom: Surrey like HIS space and his stuff; he’d rather not have to share his belongings or his human’s affection. However, he did well with the other foster siblings in the home, who were 75 lbs, 30 lbs, and a small puppy, provided they were respectful of his space. This boy loves his kennel. He uses every corner, filling it to the max with blankets and toys. Since he was found as a stray, food is also pretty important to Surrey, and he’ll stock up -- just in case -- by burying food and treats in his home. His foster parents tried to help him understand that there would always be food so there’s no need to hide it, that he can use as many blankets as he’d like, and that it’s not polite to take a toy while another dog is playing with it. They said he made some progress and that he’s sure to flourish with the lucky person who cares for him forever. 

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Surrey the dog is available for adoption at the Meridian Canine Rescue.

Surrey is now fully vetted; our vet thinks that he will eventually need a dental, so keep in mind that his oral health will need to be monitored moving forward. He probably would also benefit from more grooming, and he’s a pro -- knows the drill and behaves well when he’s with the groomer. His foster mom says that it took Surrey a little while to warm up to her husband, but once he did, Surrey decided that he was the best person to curl up beside on the couch. He showed off his big personality once he felt safe, so it’s easy to be totally charmed by this boy. If you’d like to meet Surrey, please stop by the Meridian Canine Rescue during our open hours.