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Celebrate National Mutt Day with the Idaho Humane Society

Last updated July 29, 2020 by Tessa Bishop

In 2005, Colleen Paige, Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, created National Mutt Day to encourage embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. The biggest percentage of dogs abandoned and euthanized, unfortunately, is mixed breed dogs, who make up approximately 80% of dogs in shelters.

The mission of National Mutt Day celebrated on July 31st, is to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes and to celebrate the amazing characteristics that the mix of breeds creates in each individual dog.

“In every heart, there is a hole. In every shelter, there is love in which to fill it” - Colleen Paige

To celebrate National Mutt Day, our team at Totally Boise is here to share how you can find a pup at the Idaho Humane Society that is perfect for your home.

As COVID-19 has turned many of our day-to-day lives upside down, it’s also changed the adoption process at the Idaho Humane Society. To keep their staff, visitors, and the community safe, the Idaho Humane Society adoption center is only open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Finding Your Dream Pup Online

The easiest way to set up an adoption appointment is online. Head to the Idaho Humane Society website, take a look at the adoptable pets and then apply online. You will be set on a waitlist, first come first serve, and called back as soon as you get to the top of the list. The call will include a representative from the Idaho Humane Society going over specifics about the dog, their attitude, past health issues, and any other information they may have! If you decide you want to move forward with adopting the dog you can then book an appointment to meet the pup.

The list of adoptable pets changes everyday depending on waitlist lengths and the addition of new dogs to the shelter. If you’re looking to adopt a dog into your family, we suggest continually checking the online portal as it is constantly changing. You can view available dogs on the Idaho Humane Society's website where new additions are added daily. Stop by and visit dogs in person Friday-Sundays at the shelter. If you didn't find what you were looking for, dogs are usually added later in the afternoon to the shelter and available pups online! 

Adopting a dog from the Humane Society has a small adoption fee, that ensures your pup has had a veterinary exam, is microchipped, has current vaccinations, and has received all needed medical work. The Idaho Humane Society stays transparent with all aspects of the pup, ensuring you understand fully what your dog will need to live a long and healthy life.

201 dogs were adopted from the Idaho Humane Society in July alone.

Other Ways You Can Support the Idaho Humane Society

The Idaho Humane Society veterinary clinic remains open every day of the week, continuing to keep your pets healthy and happy. Over the past few months, the clinic has seen a major increase in patients due to their ability to service those in a time of need at lower prices. People with pets in a financial crisis are turning to the Idaho Humane Society for help, as the shelter offers grant opportunities and low-income discounts.

This is where you can help. For the Idaho Humane Society to be able to provide help to all the dogs in need, they need financial support from the community. Donations can be made through their online platform, Paypal, or Facebook. They also accept pet food and treats, you can find a comprehensive list here: Idaho Humane Society Amazon Wishlist

Link to donate: Donate to Idaho Humane Society

Want to Check out some of the adoptable pets:

You can click their profiles to learn more, or follow along their adoption process and watch these furry friends find a loving home!




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