In the past couple years, the Idaho Humane Society has helped find new homes for dozens, if not hundreds, of small dogs plucked from overcrowded urban shelters in California and Arizona.
Another plane loaded with 80 little dogs arrived in Boise Monday afternoon. These dogs some from northern California cities, including Alameda, Berkeley and Sacramento. The nonprofit Wings of Rescue flies the dogs in.
The Boise shelter has little trouble adopting out small dogs. The facility takes in small dogs year-round from shelters around Idaho.
Here’s a story on an influx of dogs earlier this year: More than 50 small dogs brought to Idaho for new homes.
Also, here’s a story in The Oregonian about all the dogs Wings of Rescue is flying to the Northwest — 500 ! — during the holiday season.
The shelter hopes to have some of the dogs available for adoption at the shelter’s PetSmart Adoption Center, 130 N. Milwaukee St., and the rest ready for its annual 12 Strays of Christmas Holiday Adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Dec. 14. That day, all dog adoption fees will be reduced by 25 percent and all cat adoption fees will be only $25.