Grand Opening Big Success!

From all of us at Mountain Humane

Thank you!

WOW! Or, as we like to say around here, MEOW! Thank you to all of you who supported Mountain Humane by donating, adopting, volunteering, and showing up in droves for our fun-filled Grand Opening Celebration on President’s Day! To all of you who have been working your tails off to complete our incredible new Animal Adoption and Humane Education Campus, we appreciate you. With over 1000 people of all ages showing up to explore the facility, Mountain Humane certainly feels like the vibrant community hub that we have long dreamed that it would become!

If you didn’t make it to the party, come see us in our beautiful new home at 101 Croy Creek Rd! We’ll be running group tours at 4pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday if you’d like a more in-depth look at the facility. The dogs, cats, rats, bunnies, and humans look forward to seeing you! Visit us at for more information.



The animals are in!

The animals are in, what an exciting time! We also had our first adoption of the new facility, Jan went home with Abby (previously Tootsie)!

Come see us for our grand opening this Monday the 18th, Drop in between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at 101 Croy Creek Road.

Hope to see you all there!

We’re getting close!

The details…

We are so close! As we near completion of our new facility it is incredible to watch all of the finishing touches fall in place.

By building an engaging and welcoming new campus, Mountain Humane will be able to fully embrace its growing role as a regional leader in animal sheltering and a national destination for adoptions. The new facility will be a happy hub for this pet-friendly community and its visitors.

Join us for our grand opening on Monday, February 18th from 11am-5pm!

Naming opportunities are still available throughout the facility, visit to find out more.

Looking for the perfect gift for the animal lover in your family? Consider a paver with a custom engraved message that will be installed in the new facility! to find out more!

Vote for Mountain Humane in Best of the Valley!

It’s that time of year again – time to vote for the Best of the Valley! Last year you all helped us win gold for Best Nonprofit Organization, silver for Best Charity Event (Dog Days of Summer), bronze for Best Thrift Store (The Barkin’ Basement), and bronze for the Best Place to Work!

You can help us again this year!

You can vote for Mountain Humane in the categories below:

• #76 – Best Thrift Store: The Barkin’ Basement

• #77 – Best Customer Service (Retail): The Barkin’ Basement

• #87 – Best Nonprofit Organization: Mountain Humane

• #130 – Best Veterinarian: Jo-Anne Dixon (write-in)

• #139 – Best Charity Event: Dog Days of Summer



Join us for Grand Opening!

After almost 37 years in their current shelter, Mountain Humane is excited to announce the grand opening of their new Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center!  The community is invited to a celebration and open house Monday, February 18, 2019 (President’s Day), between 11:00am and 5:00pm.  Located at 101 Croy Creek Road, there will be children’s activities, dog training demonstrations, tours of the 30,000 square foot campus, and much more.

Mountain Humane’s Executive Director, Jo-Anne Dixon, DVM, says “It is because of the dedication of our community and donors that our new campus has become a reality. This vibrant community hub will be a vital tool to helping us achieve the goal of making Idaho a no-kill state by 2025.”

By more than doubling the number of pets housed and more quickly adopting them to loving homes, Mountain Humane is aiming to increase the number of annual adoptions to almost 1500 by 2021. With approximately 40% of their adoptable pets coming in from overcrowded shelters in Idaho and neighboring states, this will result in more than 1000 healthy, adoptable pets per year being saved from unnecessary euthanasia.

As a leader in sheltering practices and nonprofit management, Mountain Humane consistently earns the highest ratings from charity “watchdogs” like Guidestar and Charity Navigator, in addition to recently being honored by as the top nonprofit to donate to in Idaho.

When asked about her favorite amenity in the new facility, Mountain Humane Associate Director Brooke Bonner says, “I’m most excited about our new Education Barn. Complete with an interactive room for kids to do crafts and activities to help them learn valuable lessons by working with animals, our new humane education center will be a catalyst for compassion. In addition to children’s programs, it can also seat up to 150 people for workshops, trainings, and other public education events, making it a valuable addition to the community.”

A 2017 study by the Sun Valley Economic Development Corporation revealed an estimated annual contribution from Mountain Humane of more than $5.3 million to Blaine County’s economy. At more than double their operating budget from that year, this means that for every $1 contributed to the nonprofit, $2 comes back to the local economy, in addition to the value and impact of the organization’s services.

The entire community are encouraged to come check out this great new addition to the Valley, with activities for all ages throughout the grand opening day.  If you are unable to attend grand opening, but would like to arrange a tour, you can call 208-788-4351 x 212.


Grand Opening
Community Celebration and Open House

Monday, February 18, 2019
(President’s Day)
Drop in between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
101 Croy Creek Road
Hailey, Idaho


Grand Opening Agenda and Activities:

11:00 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11:15 am Building Tour

12:00 pm Dog Training Demonstration

12:15-3:15 Building Tours every half hour

3:30 pm Dog Training Demonstration

4:00 pm Yappy Hour (beer, wine, & music in the barn)

Throughout the day:

Scavenger hunt with prizes

Coffee, hot chocolate, and nibbles in Christie’s Cat Cafe

Selfies with Mountain Humane mascots Bernard and Miss Kitty

Sustainable Design

It is important for us to honor donor dollars and make our new facility as sustainable as possible, one of the ways we are accomplishing this is with our alternative energy systems.

One of the features that we are really excited about is our solar array! This, combined with our geothermal ground source system is expected to save around $35,000 per year!

Naming opportunities are still available throughout the facility, visit to find out more.

Looking for the perfect gift for the animal lover in your family? Consider a paver or charm with a custom engraved message that will be installed in the new facility! to find out more!

Purchase your 2019 Blaine County Dog License

 New year,

new dog licenses!

Did you know 10 million pets are lost annually in the United States? Help your dog stay found! Get your 2019 Blaine County dog license and get your pet an ID tag!


How to Purchase a 2019 Dog License: 

Online by clicking here

• Call 208-788-4351

• In person at the following locations:

Mountain Humane

Ketchum Police Department

St. Francis Pet Clinic

Sawtooth Animal Center

Sun Valley Animal Center

Sun Valley Police Department



Become a Permanent Part of History!

Did you know that you can purchase a paver to be installed at the new animal adoption and humane education center? You can! Pavers purchased now will be installed in the spring of 2019!

Memorializing a pet with a customized paver is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a four-legged family member.

Pavers come in a variety of sizes and can be placed in the main entrance, Cat Cafe patio, or the events patio.