1. Marked by compassion and sympathy for humans and animals.
Synonyms: merciful, kind, tender, gentle, charitable. See: human.

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."

Oh, what a year it has been! Our dream to make this a truly humane community and to help make Idaho no-kill by 2025 is undoubtedly ambitious. But it is within our reach. We are well on our way to having the tools to make this dream possible – between building the new animal welfare campus, forming a statewide coalition of shelters, and providing access to services to underserved populations in our region, we are making tremendous strides to a more compassionate state. We couldn’t have done any of this without our amazing staff, dedicated volunteers, and the unwavering support from you, our generous donors.

For years, our organization has been called “The Animal Shelter.” But we realize now that this no longer adequately represents us. Yes, we shelter animals in need, but we do so much more. We are based in the Wood River Valley but our impact reaches far beyond the confines of this community. Our mission is to connect pets and people as a way to create a more humane community, not just here but across our state. Just as we have long outgrown our current facility, we have also outgrown our name. For these reasons, and more, we felt it was important to have a new name that best reflects our work and our impact. “Mountain Humane” represents what makes our organization unique, highlights what is special about our rural, mountain location, and embodies our hopes going forward. We are making the Valley, the region, and the State truly humane for all pets and their people.


Jo-Anne Dixon

Executive Director/Medical Director

Looking to add a new member to your family? Click here to meet all of the current adoptable animals!

Spay/neuter clinics, pet food assistance, community outreach, local events, and more – check out the programs we offer.

Want to get involved to help the animals (& people too!)? Check out our volunteer page and join the Mountain Humane family!