4th of July Pet Tips

Happy Fourth of July! It’s a big day of fun, celebrations, good food, and fireworks – lots to love!

While this is a fun day for humans, it can be a day of stress for our pets. To help make the day pleasant for everyone, we’ve compiled a list of handy tips to keep your pet safe and happy!

Extra Tips:

  • Take a current photo of your pet that you can share online and show to your neighbors if your pet goes missing.
  • Keep your pets away from grills and fire pits that are still hot from use.
  • After the evening of fireworks check for debris and scraps that may have fallen into your yard before letting your pets out.
  • Join our Lost & Found page in case your pet goes missing, or if you find a missing pet!


Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

We’ll be closed for the holiday for adoptions and visits – but open until noon for folks to pick up lost pets.

Join us for a night of music at Party for Paws!

Party for Paws

A Benefit Concert for Mountain Humane


Sunday, July 21st  |  6pm

Regular tickets: $50

Table for 10: $450

VIP tickets: $75

VIP Table for 10: $650


VIP tickets include two drink tickets per person and stage side seating.



Join us at Mountain Humane for a benefit concert with blues and soul singer/songwriter Chris Pierce! Enjoy a lovely evening of music, food, drinks, and friends – all with gorgeous views of the Draper Preserve in Hailey! Food trucks will be on-site!


About Chris Pierce:

Consummate Soul Man Chris Pierce has released seven independent albums worldwide. Recently, he co-wrote “We Can Always Come Back To This” which was nominated for “Best Song/Recording Created for Television” by The Guild of Music Supervisors. In addition to headlining road tours, he has either performed on stage with or opened worldwide tours for Seal, B.B. King, Al Green, Blind Boys of Alabama, Cold War Kids, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Jamie Cullum and many others. His voice & music have been heard in films and T.V. shows including This is Us, Rosewood, Soul Men, Crash, True Blood, Brothers & Sisters, Single Ladies, Eli Stone, In Plain Sight, Dawson’s Creek, Army Wives, Crash as well as Lexus & Banana Republic ad campaigns.  Make sure to check out Chris’ TED talk here!


Special thanks to our sponsors:




Food Trucks (all giving back 10% to Mountain Humane): 

Wood River Sustainability


Kitten Foster Presentation

Here at Mountain Humane we aim to save as many cat and kitten lives as possible; by having trained foster families at the ready, we know we have a safe and healthy environment for kittens to go to while they grow to get big enough and old enough for adoption!

On Saturday, June 29th, we will be hosting a one-hour presentation to educate current and new volunteers on our foster kitten program, and go over the key points of fostering kittens for Mountain Humane. Anybody interested in fostering kittens is welcome to come!

The presentation starts at 11:30am in our conference room at Mountain Humane, please RSVP to [email protected] if you would like to join!

Thank you for voting us Best in the Valley!

Thanks to your support Mountain Humane won 4 awards in the Best of the Valley voting! We are proud to provide services that change the lives of pets and people in Blaine County and all over Idaho. Thank you!

Gold: Best Nonprofit Organization

Silver: Best Charity Event (Dog Days of Summer) and Best Company to Work for

Bronze: Best Thrift Store (The Barkin’)


Join us for the Barkin’ Grand Opening!

Join us for the grand opening of The Barkin’s new space! Drop in anytime between 10am – 6pm to shop, enjoy snacks and refreshments, and to check out our new store!
We’ll also be doing some raffle drawings throughout the day for Party for Paws tickets, coupons to be used at The Barkin’, and Mountain Humane swag!


The Barkin' Grand Opening! from Mountain Humane on Vimeo.

Join us tonight for Pinot and Planning!

Thursday, June 13th
5:30pm – 7pm
Penny’s Barn at Mountain Humane

This is a free event!


ver wondered how you can provide for yourself, your children or grandchildren, and still give to the community you love? Join us for wine and a panel discussion tailored to professionals, parents and grandparents, or anyone interested in learning more about charitable planning.



• Raising a charitably-minded family
• Designing a giving and volunteering plan
• Making a difference with effective effort and maximum impact


Come Join Us At Hikin’ Buddies!

Hikin’ Buddies is back! Join us on Wednesdays from 9 – 1:30 at Adams Gulch and hike with an adoptable dog!

No appointment is necessary; just bring your family and friends to have a good time with some dogs that would love to meet you!

Come and meet the dogs, take them for a walk, and if you fall in love – an Adoption Counselor will be onsite to help you complete the adoption!

Directions to Adam’s Gulch: Take Hwy 75 north through the city of Ketchum. As you drive next to the Bigwood Golf course you will see a left-hand turn for Adam’s Gulch. Follow this road as it winds towards the hill. At the T in the road go left, and you will soon see Adam’s Gulch parking lot and the Mountain Humane tent and van.

Sign up your child for Humane Education Summer Camps!

Mountain Humane’s humane education program teaches social and emotional skills, and increases compassion and empathy through research-based tools and curriculum. Comprehensive humane education programming, when provided to children and communities consistently over multiple years, has been proven to help with a variety of pressing social and educational issues. It has tremendous potential for long term improvement on the health of our community and all its living things. Not only does humane education improve the treatment of animals by teaching proper care of and safety around pets, but it also improves the human participants’ lives with potential benefits ranging from decreased incidence of depression and anxiety to increased sociability, teamwork, and compassion.
Workshops are designed around teaching compassion and empathy through the young learner’s natural connection to animals. Workshops are for ages 6-12. Groups will be split by age (6-9 and 10-12) for some activities.

Price: $60/day
Participants may come for one day or all four.
Limited to 25 participants each day.

Thank you for joining us at Yappy Hour!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the start of summer with us at our June Yappy Hour! Folks enjoyed drinks from Party Animal Vodka, The Redshoe, and Warfield Distillery while playing patio games and spending time with friends. Below are photos from our photo booth and the evening!

Meet Gordon, Grey, Marriete, and Fredrix!

Happy Adopt-A-Cat Month! Gordon, Grey, Marriete, and Fredrix are a few of our resident FIV+ cats.

These cats are often overlooked for adoption but they can live long and comfortable lives. They should be kept indoors but can live with other non FIV+ cats if they get along as the virus is not easily spread, outside of fights.

Come and meet these lovely felines! They are amazing cats and would love to find their forever homes.