What is the mission of Mountain Humane?

Mountain Humane is on a mission to change lives by connecting pets and people.

How do I Adopt an Animal?

Thank you for choosing adoption! At Mountain Humane we do our very best to help match you with a pet to best fit your lifestyle. Have questions about our adoption policies or about a specific animal? Give us a call at 208-788-4351 and an adoption counselor can answer any questions you may have!

How Much Does It Cost To Adopt?

Puppies & Dogs: $150
Senior & Special Needs Dogs: $75
Kittens: $100 (the second one is free!)
Cats: $50
Chinchillas/Ferrets: $50
Rabbits, Rats, and Guinea Pigs: $25
Hamsters: $10

All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, dewormed, and up to date on their vaccinations.

Why don't you take out of county animals in as strays but you take transferred animals from around the state and region?

We have municipal contracts and act as the impound facility for all of the cities in Blaine County. This allows us to temporarily hold stray animals while sharing in that cost with each of the individual cities and not carrying the entire cost ourselves. We work with other shelters and coalition partners to transfer in animals on a "space available" program that allows us to manage our own population and not be at risk for over-crowding. This gives high-kill shelters the opportunity to transfer healthy, adoptable pets that would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of space.

Can I bring an animal home for the weekend?

Our foster program is designed to provide temporary homes for our animals with special needs. These may include dogs on training programs that are not effective in a shelter, animals with medical needs that require care throughout the day and/or night, or simply animals unable to handle the stressful environment of a shelter. In other words, the program is not set up to provide temporary pets for people, but rather to provide animals in need of reprieve or more intense care than what we can provide within our shelter. We also like all of our healthy, adoptable dogs here with us at the shelter so they don’t miss an opportunity for their forever home. If animals are all out in foster it makes it difficult for potential adopters to meet them and fall in love.

How does bringing in animals rescued from other shelters help Blaine County?

• After almost a decade of our Free Community Spay/Neuter Clinics, we are seeing the success of the program through a reduction in our local homeless animal population. However, hundreds of local families per year still want to adopt loving new companions from Mountain Humane – bringing in adoptable pets from overcrowded regional shelters not only helps save those animals’ lives, but it meets the local demand for rescued pets.
• Having a diverse group of animals available for adoption, with the benefits of our services – spay/neuter, microchips, vaccinations, basic obedience training, and more – draws hundreds of visitors per year to the valley, bringing customers who visit local businesses, increasing the Valley’s economic vitality. In fact, our 2016 operations infused $5.3 M back into the local economy. Read more about Mountain Humane’s economic impact here.

Why are you building a new facility?

In addition to replacing the old shelter with a new, modern shelter that will better protect the health and well-being of our pets, we are building an education and event center, indoor and outdoor training areas, a top-notch spay/neuter center, and more. The new campus will be an amazing and happy hub for people to connect with each other and animals (whether they are looking to adopt or not) and attract people from all over the nation. For all the details, visit us at wagthefuture.org.

What is ``No-Kill Idaho 2025``?

More than 10,000 dogs and cats are still euthanized annually in Idaho, that we know of. No one wants euthanasia to be the solution for pet overpopulation, but not all shelters have the resources or circumstances that allow them to become no-kill.

We intend to leverage Mountain Humane’s expertise and resources help Idaho become a “no-kill” state by 2025. Learn more here.