Barkin’ Donation Update

On May 1st we announced the Barkin’ will be accepting donations, and we received a wonderful amount of support! Thank you for your generosity and excellent donations this past week!

Moving forward, our new days of accepting donations will change to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am – 5 pm. We are still only accepting small donation items enclosed in bags or boxes. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Join us for Virtual Training Classes starting May 10th!

Beginning Sunday May 10th, we will be offering live virtual training classes with our Behavior and Training Manager. The class schedule is as follows:

Trick Training
Sundays at 3pm: May 10th, 17th, 24th, and the 31st.
Trick training is not only a fun way to teach your dog novel behaviors, it is also great mental stimulation for active dogs, and an easy way to build confidence for shy dogs! You’ll learn things like roll over, spin, leg weaving, and more!
The Basics -Part 1
May 11th, May 13th, May 25 and May 27th at 6pm.
This class is geared towards dogs and people new to training, or those who just need a refresher. You’ll learn how to teach your dog some manners, such as not jumping up, stay, and even get some tips on teaching your dog to be left alone!
The Basics -Part 2
Monday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm, then June 1st and the 3rd at 6pm.
Build on what you learned in Part 1 while learning new behaviors, such as ignoring distractions and how to settle down
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Limit 4 virtual seats for each class.
If you would like to sign up, please email [email protected] or call (208)-788-4351 ext. 114.

Share your Mountain Humane Story!

Did you know that today is #NationalStoryDay? We’ve been loving all of the Happy Tails stories coming in & we encourage you to share yours too (to send in your story, shoot us an e-mail at [email protected])!

Below are just a handful of stories that have been possible by the generosity of adopters, donors, volunteers, and staff – it truly takes a village to help animals find their forever homes!

If you’d like to help support our work at Mountain Humane, click here!

 


“Hello! I adopted London from here in November 2019. Thought I’d share how she’s doing with us and my other sweet dog, Tex! She stays pretty active in the mountains with us.” -Jenn

 

“We were surprised (and feeling famous!) to open the email from Mountain Humane to find the picture of us on the day we adopted Tourmaline (now Zoey). As you can see, she was a shy, tiny little nugget. Rest assured, she has matured into a smart and confident (albeit a bit crazy) teenager. She is, after all, a Border Collie haha! We couldn’t have asked for a more professional and thoughtful adoption process; the staff and volunteers were top-notch. Big shoutout to the sweet photographer who took that photo – she managed to avoid capturing me ugly-crying (with joy!!) We donated regularly to Mountain Humane prior to adopting Zoey, and we will certainly continue the tradition! #IdahoGives”

-Sheila

“Just wanted to reach out and tell you how thankful I am for all you do to help these beautiful animals! Kurumi (Ru) turned out to be just the weirdo I thought she would be when we first met, and I am completely smitten. Her dad is a chef, so she gets SPOILED with fish and chicken snacks on the regular. When she’s not lounging around with full belly exposure, she’s blasting back and forth around our apartment emulating the recent earthquake (we call it the Kurumi Zoomies). We love our not-so-little half monster, half angel girl.” -Maggie & TJ

“My Mountain Humane story is one of Hope and Humanity.  The hope we give the animals who come to our shelter in Hailey, Idaho is magnified 100 fold to the hope that those animals share with those who adopt them.  Giving a forever home is a gift that keeps on giving…well, forever.  The Humanity of it all is that we can get a glimmer of the awesome humanity we all have inside when we care for animals who find their way to our shelter and are aided in finding their way into the hearts of their new families.” -Linda

 

 

And here is a special one from our amazing volunteer, Andrea, and her adopted pup – Pickles!

Idaho Gives Match Exceeded!

Wow! You all are amazing. We launched a $2,500 match yesterday morning to kick off #IdahoGives and you all hit that number before noon! In fact, by this morning, $7,190 had been raised for the animals – once the match money was added we’re now up to $9,690! We’re now into day 2 of Idaho Gives and holding strong at #7 on the large nonprofit leaderboards with 79 individual donors.

Today we’d like to highlight one of our amazing fundraisers: @StephanieCarlson
“As a volunteer, Mountain Humane gave me a place to give back to the community and help animals. It eventually also became my place of work, where I have made many friends through my coworkers, volunteers, and adopted dog Otto. The work that Mountain Humane does helps support animals in the community and beyond, and it has been incredible to see so many animals find a happy home through this organization.”

If Steph can raise $250 in her fundraiser by 5pm today, she’ll qualify us for an extra $250 through the “Friday Friends (Peer to Peer)” prize!

Click here to donate to Steph’s fundraiser: https://bit.ly/mh-idg-steph
& click here to check out all of the prize opportunities: https://www.idahogives.org/prizes

Kicking off Annual Idaho Gives Fundraiser

We’d like to tell you about a fun way you can help Mountain Humane during “Idaho Gives”, the annual statewide online fundraising effort that starts on April 23.  Idaho Gives is usually a one-day giving day, but this year, due to the COVID pandemic – Idaho Gives will run for two weeks through May 7th. The event includes prizes given over the two weeks and that’s where you come in. With your help Mountain Humane win cash prizes! Here are a few of the ways you can help. 

Share your story: A handful of the prizes we can win are based on story-telling! Why is Mountain Humane important to you? Write up a short story (4 to 5 sentences) and share it with us at [email protected] or share it on your social media channels with these hashtags and handles #idahogives #idahogives2020 #mountainhumane @idahogives @mountainhumane. Bonus points if you share a photo with the Idaho Gives logo! (You can download and print it here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gg-day-of-giving/idaho2020/downloads/official.jpg)

Make a donation:  The nice thing about Idaho Gives is that $10 means just as much as $100 because it’s the number of donations that really counts most! The leaderboards for Idaho Gives show number of donations vs. amount. That means if you give $10, and encourage three of your friends to donate $10, we’ll go up 4 points on the leaderboards!!  

Click here to make a donation

Become a fundraiser: Check out the Mountain Humane Idaho Gives Fundraising page (click here: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/mountainhumane). On the right side of the page (next to the donate button) you’ll see a button that says FUNDRAISE. Click that button. From there you’ll be prompted to set up your own account and create a fundraising page that tells YOUR story of why you want to help Mountain Humane raise money. Share your fundraising page on any of your social media channels between now & May 7th. Try encouraging friends to share photos of their adopted pets, ask for small donations, or see if you can get more folks to share your page.

Need help setting up your fundraising page? We’re here for you! Send an e-mail to [email protected] & we’ll work together to get you all set up!

Like, share, & comment: Help Mountain Humane be “seen” by more people!  If you like, comment, or share Mountain Humanes posts you will help more people learn about our mission to connect Pets and People! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

We appreciate your help and support so much. If you have any questions or want to learn how you can become more involved with Idaho Gives and Mountain Humane reach out to us here or give us a call at 208-788-4351!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we want to kick it off by expressing our deep gratitude for all the amazing individuals who walk dogs, clean kennels, help with events, provide love and attention in our foster program, and so much more. Thank you.
 
Stay tuned for more #volunteerappreciationmonth posts coming this April! Keep in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

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It’s Foster Friday!

It’s Foster Friday and almost all of our animals are out in foster homes!
 
CJ is our only dog left that is available to foster, but he will need a home that can care for his specific needs: minimal (or no) stairs in the home, he is sensitive to handling, no kids, at times he can have trouble controlling his bowels, and ideally, he would be the only pet in the home.
 
Aside from those needs he is very sweet, quiet, sleeps most of the day, and needs only very short walks.
 
We still have a few cats available to foster too!
Visit mountainhumane.org/foster/ to fill out a foster application or email [email protected] if you have any questions about CJ.

Join Our Emergency Community Foster Network

Mountain Humane would like to coordinate a community foster network in the case of hospitalized individuals without anyone to care for their pets.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to be included in this network.
 
Pets are not carriers of the virus and we feel it would be safe to do this, providing animals are bathed with soap and water before being moved between households. This will ensure there is no virus present on their coats as surface contamination would be the concern.
 
This would be a worst-case scenario as most folks will have family members or friends who could care for their pets when hospitalized, but if needed a foster network could be a valuable resource for our community.

Thank You To Our Foster Families!

We want to send out a huge THANK YOU for the amazing support our foster families have provided to the animals. We currently have 33 animals out in foster homes!

We are still taking applications to foster. Most of our dog population that can be fostered are currently in homes, but we still have cats that would love to take a break from shelter life with you!

Visit https://mountainhumane.org/foster/ to fill out an application or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Donations are also greatly appreciated during this challenging time. Our Paws For Hunger program that provides pet food to those in need has seen a massive increase in demand, and one of our major revenue sources, The Barkin’, is closed.

Please visit https://mountainhumane.org/donate or you can drop off food/treats at Mountain Humane. 🙏❤️