Sustainable Design

It is important for us to honor donor dollars and make our new facility as sustainable as possible, one of the ways we are accomplishing this is with our alternative energy systems.

One of the features that we are really excited about is our solar array! This, combined with our geothermal ground source system is expected to save around $35,000 per year!

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 or charm with a custom engraved message that will be installed in the new facility! www.wagthefuture.org/donate/ to find out more!

Purchase your 2019 Blaine County Dog License

 New year,

new dog licenses!

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 get your pet an ID tag!

 

How to Purchase a 2019 Dog License: 

Online by clicking here

• Call 208-788-4351

• In person at the following locations:

Mountain Humane

Ketchum Police Department

St. Francis Pet Clinic

Sawtooth Animal Center

Sun Valley Animal Center

Sun Valley Police Department

 

 

Become a Permanent Part of History!

Did you know that you can purchase a paver to be installed at the new animal adoption and humane education center? You can! Pavers purchased now will be installed in the spring of 2019!

Memorializing a pet with a customized paver is a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a four-legged family member.

Pavers come in a variety of sizes and can be placed in the main entrance, Cat Cafe patio, or the events patio.

Opening Doors to Let Love In

Big news everyone – there are still two days left in the year and we’ve already hit the monthly adoption goal of 50 pets finding their new families! It’s not too late to scoop up a new family member before the end of 2018 or to make a donation to make more connections possible!

Click here to make a donation

At Mountain Humane, we strive to make every connection possible. From staff bottle feeding kittens in their own homes, volunteers stepping up to foster pets with special needs, and taking leaps most wouldn’t with animals who have extra medical needs. Check out the video below highlighting just a few stories about former feline residents who had some extra help along the way from the Mountain Humane family in order to find a Happy Tails story of their own.

 

 

Click here to make a donation

Holiday Giving Guide!

 


 

Looking for gifts that give back? We have options! 

 

Pavers & Charms to Honor a Loved One

Purchase a gift that will last! Gift a paver or charm to a loved one and it will be installed at the new animal adoption and humane education center in Spring of 2019!

 

 

When you purchase a paver we'll send an e-mail notification to the recipient of your choice on Christmas morning! *Make sure to include your recipient's email address when you make your donation*

 

 


Shop on Amazon Smile (or shop for the animals on our wishlist!)

Did you know when you shop on Amazon Smile you can select Mountain Humane as the nonprofit you'd like to help? Click here to learn how to select your nonprofit! Then, any purchases you make on Amazon Smile will begin to benefit Mountain Humane!

 

Want to shop on Amazon Smile for items that will go directly to the animals? You can purchase things from our Mountain Humane wishlist! Click here to see the full wishlist!

 

Thank you to everyone who has brought gifts to fill up our tree for the adoptable animals!

 


Make a Donation to Support Mountain Humane

Looking for that last minute gift that has special meaning? How about a donation in honor of your loved ones? You can still make a donation now and have an e-card sent to the recipient of your choice! You can also choose to have a paper card sent in the mail (it just won't reach them in time for Christmas).

 


Support our Dog Days of Summer Sponsors!

Our Dog Days of Summer sponsors are a big part of a successful fundraiser. The Dog Days of Summer raises approximately 30% of our operating funds and is integral to keeping our programs and services accessible to everyone!

Bigwood Bread and SCOTTeVEST are our two largest Dog Days sponsors. You can support Bigwood Bread by visiting their Ketchum locations or picking up any of their delicious items in stores! You can shop SCOTTeVEST products online, and you can also check out Scott's new book about their beloved poodle, Margaux!

 

Thank you to all of our 2018 Dog Days of Summer Sponsors, click on the image above for the full list and details for the 2019 event!

 


Give a Senior Pet a Home for the New Year!

You'd never know that our current adoptable seniors are seniors at all! We've been calling them our "Secret Seniors" - they are so vibrant and full of life! Click on the images below to meet our current seniors pets.

Not ready to add a new family member, but still want to help? You can sponsor an animal!

 

 

    

  

 

 

    

 

Home for the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year! What better way to celebrate than to bring a new family member home for the holidays? Tomorrow, December 22nd, we're holding a special "Home for the Holidays" adoption event! All day long, all senior pets (7 years and older) and cats over 1 year will have ZERO adoption fees! Not only that, but all kittens will be adopt one and the adoption fee of your second kitten will be waived (kittens do really well when adopted in pairs!).

The first 10 adopters will get a free Mountain Humane gift of your choice (coffee mug, beanie, hat, etc!).


Need help getting into that festive spirit? Check out this adorable video of a group of Sage School students who came to Mountain Humane to sing holiday carols to the adoptable animals and staff! You can help support things like humane education programs, adoption programs, and more by donating to Mountain Humane this season!


#ThankstoMaddie!

Last month our Volunteer Coordinator, Jenny Gardenswartz, was selected to attend the Maddie’s Fund Optimizing Volunteer Engagement Apprenticeship at PAWS Chicago. She was chosen from an application pool of over 100 volunteer managers across the country, her and four others were selected and given grants to attend the three-day intensive apprenticeship!

Below, Jenny gives us a brief description of her experience at PAWS Chicago:

“Each day was more inspiring than the next, but we never lost focus of what was most important: how to recruit, train and retain volunteers in meaningful service. We first heard from the founder of PAWS Chicago, Paula Fasseas, and she set the tone for the seminar by reiterating that our organizations aren’t able to accomplish anything without our volunteers. We learned how to better incorporate our mission statements into opportunities, best social media practices, attended a new volunteer orientation to see how PAWS introduces volunteers to service, compassion fatigue resources, software updates, building strong staff/volunteer relations, scheduling inspiration, and an in-depth focus on Junior Volunteers (and more!). The timing of my attending this apprenticeship couldn’t be better as we look forward to our new future across the street!”

 

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at Mountain Humane? Click here to learn more!

 

Special thanks to Maddie’s Fund for making this possible!

Who is Maddie’s Fund:

Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $225.7 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education, and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.

Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.