Foster Friday: Coqueta

Happy Foster Friday!

Today we are featuring Coqueta and her foster mom Gabriela, who is also one of our amazing Mountain Humane volunteers.

Here is what Gabriela said about the time they have spent together:

“Where to begin about this sweet little muffin! Coqueta has adapted beautifully to home life and has really come out of her shell. This sweet, sassy senior has a little of everything! She has integrated well with our pack of 3 dogs, even sooner than we expected! Sometimes it’s lazy napping next to our dogs, or moments of playfulness, running laps around the house. Don’t let the “senior” part fool you – this girl can jump and scurry real fast! She LOVES going on our pack walks and walks beautifully on her harness and leash, showing a lot of confidence and enthusiasm. She likes to lead the walks most of the time! She’s been great with taking her potty breaks in our backyard and knows her favorite spot to go to. She’s really showing more of a connection with us (the humans) in the house. She responds to her name and perks up when you call her, puts her little ears back and does a happy dance when we come home! She’s playful and affectionate, rolling around and giving us her belly or engaging in light nibbles when she’s super comfortable and happy. She watches everything we do in the house with lots of curiosity. She loves her couch time with all of us in the evening, she finds her snuggle spot and burrows in accordingly. She sleeps through the night with our other dogs, sometimes building a little fort with her bedding! (We think she’s a little architect at heart.)

Coqueta has shown us that she would be a wonderful addition to a quiet family, that can continue nurturing her confidence and giving her a good balance of walks, mellow time and gentle play. I think she’d do well being the only dog, or living with another small dog with calm energy. She will melt your heart as you get to know her and develop a connection with her. This one is a little gem. ”

If you would like to learn more about Coqueta, or our foster process- please give us a call at (208)-788-4351!

Foster Friday: Riley Sue

Happy Foster Friday!

Today we are featuring Riley Sue! Here is what our amazing volunteer and foster mom, Colleen said about their time together:

“What a happy dog. We visited Thunder Paws and Riley paid no attention to the cat the and (big) dog there. She likes Jim just fine, she’s good on leash… As for the cat, Riley goes out of her way to avoid Whimsy, very cute, but Whims wants to engage Riley.

For more information on Riley Sue or to learn more about our foster process, please give us a call at (208)-788-4351!

Meet our Pet of the Week, Lobo!

Meet our Pet of the Week, Lobo!

In most languages, the name “Lobo” means “wolf”, and we certainly think Lobo’s majestic aesthetic is nothing shy of that! Although we do love us some fluff, this guy has so much more to offer! Lobo is an independent pup with a pure heart of gold, and a brain like a computer: smart, but with 15 tabs open, 4 are frozen,- and we don’t know where the music is coming from? With all jokes aside, we know that Lobo is too much of a smarty-pants for his own good, which makes him a perfect candidate for individuals who love teaching their dogs new tricks and some basic training skills. Lobo’s ideal day is spent with his people, hitting the trails, going on road trips and stretching his legs in a home where he can be his usual husky self! Lobo will have you “howling” over how adorable and special he is! We have a feeling this happy-go-lucky boy won’t be here long! “Mush” on down to meet him today!

For more information on Lobo, give us a call at (208)-788-4351 or visit us at 101 Croy Creek Rd.

Mountain Humane Chosen for The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Life-Saving Cat Pawsitive Pro Program!

Mountain Humane has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a Signature Program of, to participate in the 2020 class of Cat Pawsitive Pro, a life-saving initiative that introduces advanced, positive-reinforcement-based behavior training and enrichment to shelter cats. Supported by the Petco Foundation, this innovative training program aims to increase feline adoption rates as well as empower shelter staff and volunteers to maintain and improve cat “mojo.”


Jackson Galaxy (star of the television show My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet, and founder of JGP) developed Cat Pawsitive Pro with a team of feline behavior experts. Highlights of the program include:

  • Improving cat “adoptability” and feline social skills, particularly for shy or fearful cats and long-term residents
  • Enriching day-to-day life for cats in shelters with physical and mental activity
  • Promoting the human-cat bond
  • Teaching and empowering animal shelter staff and volunteers


Cats who are exposed to the reward-based training methods of Cat Pawsitive Pro gain confidence, experience reduced stress level and build connections with staff, volunteers and potential adopters. The program can help a shy cat learn to feel comfortable coming up to the front of her cage to meet an adopter, a feisty cat learn to play nice, and an outgoing kitty learn to give an endearing “high five” to his visitors to seal an adoption deal.


Want to learn even more about Cat Pawsitive? Check out their site here!

Who is your #ShelterValentine?

You can help Mountain Humane get a chance to win $10,000 from the Petco Foundation just by sharing your #ShelterValentine!

Between February 1 – 14, post your photo or video message of love to shelter pets and the people who care for them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Use the hashtag #ShelterValentine, and mention @mountainhumane and @petcofoundation for a chance to win a prize pack and a lifesaving grant award of up to $10,000 for Mountain Humane!

Once you’ve shared your story, you can get a bonus entry for Mountain Humane by clicking here & filling out a 1 minute form!


On the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Date? We have plenty of pets who’d love to meet your acquaintence! Click here to meet our adoptables!