Meet the Treasure Valley’s Pets of the Week (April 22-28)

Local pets are available for adoption in the Treasure Valley through the West Valley Humane Society, the Meridian Canine Rescue and the Idaho Humane Society. Here are three featured pets from local rescue shelters:

Meet the West Valley Humane Society’s Avacado

The West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell has a black, furry, 2-year-old, 52-pound Avocado for you to meet and take home. Avocado needs to find a fur-ever home because his previous owner got sick. Cado is happy and sooo loving; he tends to follow you and likes to sit close or in contact with you. He will turn over for belly rubs.

He knows sit, come, leave it and go potty. He loves to play fetch or with a squeaky ball! He is even easy on leash. Cado should be fine with other dogs, but would love a cat-free home where he is allowed to be inside with his family. We think that he will be fine with farm animals.

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Avocado the dog is available for adoption at the West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell. West Valley Humane Society

He has never lived with children, so a home with bigger kids would be best. His discounted adoption fee of $50 gets you a BFF that is current on vaccines, neutered, and microchipped. He is ready to go home today. If you live in Canyon County, you can ask about the “sleepover” program for Cado to try him out before adoption. Ask for Avocado at the West Valley Humane Society shelter’s front desk, 5801 Graye Lane, Caldwell, any Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Learn about him and other adoptable pets at

Meet the Meridian Canine Rescue’s Misty

Mimi is good with dogs/children, and she is housetrained. This sweet, small girl was recently surrendered to the Meridian Canine Rescue because her family felt they didn’t spend enough time at home with her. She’s not at all sure what to think about this massive change in her life, and it’s taken her a while to decide that she can trust us. Mimi is about 4 years old.

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

She’s very shy. From her previous family, we know that she’s been around kids of all ages, and that she loves them.

We also know that she went to doggie day care, where she behaved well with the other pups. Her previous family taught Mimi how to sit, stay and shake. She grew to love games of “tag” and learning new things. She is housetrained. Here at MCR, Mimi is reluctant to show us her full personality. We have a feeling that this girl will blossom in a home environment again.

Can you offer her a quiet space to call her own?

Meet the Idaho Humane Society’s Arf Vader

Arf Vader is a 5-year-old, 61-pound neutered male Labrador retriever mix. He is a playful, affectionate guy who loves his ball and toys. He has a lot of energy and will need daily exercise.

He knows “sit” but is capable of learning even more! He loves being close to his humans and is about as sweet and snuggly as they come. He desperately wants to be a part of the family, so please do not make him an outdoor-only dog. He is a sweet boy with a lot of family potential.

You can meet Arf Vader (#41048969) in Kennel 421 at the Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman St. The shelter is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Arf Vader the dog is available for adoption at the Idaho Humane Society. Jack Floegel Idaho Humane Society