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 Snoopy
Snoopy is a 3.5-year-old, Australian cattle dog/Corgi blend. He is medium-sized at only 19 pounds.
Snoopy arrived at the shelter for the second time as a stray. This time his owner did not show up to claim him. Snoopy is a fun, active guy! He is smart.
He has done well with other dogs at the shelter, but the shelter recommends a meet-and-greet with any future furry brothers or sisters. Snoopy is not a couch potato. He will require a “job.” He would love agility, fly ball, Frisbee, etc. Anything to keep both his mind and body engaged and active. Snoopy will require a home where he can live indoors with his people. He is not a “hug me” type of guy, and would do best with kids 5+ years old that are respectful.
He may need help with leash training. Snoopy’s adoption fee includes neutering, vaccines and microchip. He is ready to go home today! Meet Snoopy at the West Valley Humane Society shelter, 5801 Graye Lane, Caldwell, any Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Learn about him and other adoptable pets at www.westvalleyhumanesociety.org.
Meet the Meridian Canine Rescue’s Hector
If one were to narrate for Hector, it would go something like this ... “Wiggle. Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. Kiss the human. Oh. Smell that tree. Smells good. Go back to human. Wiggle a lot. She likes that. Kiss her again. Chase ball. Nah. Forget ball. Back to human. Oh, but there’s another smell. And a ball. Chase! Bring ball to human. Drop ball. Jump on human. Nope. Sit. Always sit. Hope for food. Treats? No treats. Maybe go smell that other tree.. Wait. YES. TREATS. Score! Love humans!”
For a one year old pup, Hector is already pretty perfect. He’s got the puppy dog eyes down pat, but he’s grown up enough to be mature about it. He knows how to sit. He will fetch if he has to, but he will also teach you to do it for him.
He’s a champ at making new friends. And, well, he’s handsome and he knows it. Hector arrived from the Meridian Canine Rescue’s partners in California.
They said that this stud muffin might look big and tough, but he actually shows amazing restraint even with super pushy dogs of any gender. They only had him for a few weeks, and they were totally in love. It’s not hard to see why. We think that Hector would probably be fine with older kids.
He seems to love every human he meets, so we’d be happy to introduce him to kids of any age. If you’d like to adopt Hector, bring the whole family in to meet him during our open hours.