Thank you for making Idaho Gives a success!

You did it! Thanks to you we finished out Idaho Gives Day exceeding our initial fundraising goal by 32%! Between 162 donors $23,771 were raised to support animals and people.

Every day your support and generosity are pushing the Mountain Humane mission forward to make Idaho a more humane place. At our new animal adoption and humane education center we are stretching and growing our programs farther to have greater impact. From expanded humane education programs (keep an eye out for our summer camp dates!), reaching out to new communities through Pets for Life and Community Paws, and transferring in more animals from overcrowded shelters than ever before – you are the catalyst to making positive change happen.

If you didn’t have the chance to see it yesterday, check out the video below about one of our outreach programs, Pets for Life.

Get to Know: The Pets for Life Program

A program founded and funded by the Humane Society of the United States, Mountain Humane was the first rural community in the nation to be chosen for a Pets for Life grant. Pets for Life builds humane communities using innovative strategies and fresh approaches designed to extend the reach of animal services, resources, and information to underserved areas. Addressing the critical need for accessible, affordable pet care, the program helps animals by empowering the people who care for them. Since 2015, Mountain Humane, in partnership with the HSUS, has reached the communities of Fairfield, Richfield, Dietrich, and Shoshone, providing spay/neuter services and more.

Check out the video below to learn more about this important outreach program!

Meet Poppy!

What on earth is this wonderful, adorable pup still doing here? Poppy is a true gem and can’t wait to become a part of your family! She is cute, lovable, and smart. Really, what more could you want? Poppy already knows some basic obedience and has been working on improving her skills with her volunteer Pet Pal during her stay here at Mountain Humane. She will definitely require daily mental and physical exercise- agility training would be a blast with her! Poppy would love to find her forever people and show off her smarts. Come meet her soon!



Idaho Gives Yappy Hour

We’re kicking off our monthly “Yappy Hour” events series by hosting a collaborative Idaho Gives Celebration with our friends from Higher Ground, The Hunger Coalition, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, and the Wood River Land Trust!

Idaho Gives is a 24-hour online giving day designed to bring the state together by raising money and awareness for the nonprofits that making a difference for Idaho. Since the inaugural event in 2013, thousands of people have come together to raise more than $4.8 million for participating organizations!

Join us on May 2, from 5-7 pm at Mountain Humane’s Penny’s Barn!

A donation of $10 or more to any participating non-profit includes a complimentary drink and a raffle ticket for each gift you make. Enjoy a cocktail from our Yappy Hour sponsors Party Animal Vodka, Warfield Distillery & Brewery, and the Red Shoe!

On-leash and friendly dogs are welcome (must be supervised at all times).

Can’t make it?  You can still make a donation to support Mountain Humane here!

Participating Yappy Hour Nonprofits


Spring Fling Adoption Event

It’s finally feeling like spring! What better way to celebrate than bringing a new pet into your home? We want to help you find your new best friend! All adoption fees will be half off all weekend AND all senior pets and long-term residents will have their adoption fees waived entirely!

*Puppies and kittens under 1 year old are excluded from this promotion*

Cat Pawsitive!

Today we are featuring a short video about the Cat Pawsitive program!
Cat Pawsitive is a mojo-enhancing, positive-reinforcement clicker training initiative that enriches day-to-day life for cats in shelters, builds new skills for cats as well as shelter staff and volunteers, promotes the human-cat bond, and helps improve adoptability.

See our adoptable cats here:
Learn more about the Cat Pawsitive program here:

Scent Work Presentation

Join us on Thursday, April 18th at 5:30pm in Penny’s Barn (at Mountain Humane, 101 Croy Creek Rd. in Hailey) for a Scent Work Presentation by Hallie McMullen!

Scent work is a versatile sport that requires dog and handler to work together through communicating with each other in new ways. Anyone looking for a new way to connect with their pup should come check this presentation out! This presentation is for humans only and is an intro to the sport.

Our presenter, Hallie McMullen, is a detection dog handler, trainer and judge bringing her expertise to the Wood River Valley. She began training drug and explosive detection dogs for law enforcement in 1996.  Hallie got involved in the competitive sport of scent detection in 2015 through the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). When the sport was released by the AKC in 2017, she was one of their original judges. She teaches classes in Boise, Idaho year-round and travels to give seminars in addition to judging trials.


Admission is $15/person. While we love your pets, this presentation is meant
for humans only. *Scholarships available, if needed. Call (208) 788-4351 x202 to arrange.