Boise State Public Radio sits down to talk with our Executive Director/Medical Director, Dr. Jo-Anne Dixon, about the new Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center!
Join us tomorrow (Wednesday, March 6th at 8:15am) for an hour-long yoga class at Mountain Humane with Pure Body Bliss Studio Owner and Director, Alysha Oclassen!
A handful of mats will be available, but if you have your own mat – please bring your own!
$160/10-class punch card
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 pet ID tag!
Got snow? We do! Due to the heavy snowfall, we’ll be reducing our public hours here at Mountain Humane. Today (February 25th) and tomorrow (February 26th) we’ll be open from 12pm – 4pm.
We expect to be back to regular business hours on Wednesday!
If you have a lost pet please give us a call at 208-788-4351 and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!
At Christie’s Cat Café, you will find a cozy and welcoming area, fabulous feline company, delicious coffee, beverages, and tasty treats!
We are not just a café though; we are a community gathering spot. We want to see you, your friends, and your family often and give you an opportunity to enjoy some feline company in a unique, relaxing environment.
Throughout the entire facility, our cats and kittens reside in a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment, dramatically improving their quality of life while they wait to find their forever homes. But our Cat Café takes that to the next level. The space is pleasant for adoptable kittens and cats as well as humans, so go ahead and order a scrumptious beverage and snack from our knowledgeable “Purrr-istas” and prepare yourself for a delightful snuggle session with some adorable adoptables.
The best part? If it’s love at first sight, your beverage has gone cold, you’re happily covered in fur, and you still can’t pull yourself away from your purring pal, you can just go ahead and adopt your new friend!
Come see the Cat Café for yourself … we’re paw-sitive that you will have a paw-some time!
From all of us at Mountain Humane
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 mountainhumane.org for more information.
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 www.wagthefuture.org/naming-opportunities/ 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! www.wagthefuture.org/donate/ to find out more!
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
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 Business.org 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.
Community Celebration and Open House
Monday, February 18, 2019
Drop in between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
101 Croy Creek Road
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