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Meet the new 9-member board of the Canyon County Animal Shelter

The Canyon County Animal Shelter has been in transition since its director quit in January. Three new board members were seated in January, and they put out a call for more board members in February. The newest six members of the

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Tennis (ball), anyone? Meet Bodie, Meridian shelter’s dog of the week

Bodie is an affectionate 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who has the enthusiasm of a puppy. He’s always ready to play — throw a ball, and he’ll happily fetch. He knows tricks, including sit, rollover and shake, and he’ll work for

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MVHS Pet of Week: Senior dog looks for mellow place to retire

Patches, an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd-Pointer mix, is looking for a place to spend his golden years. Shelter staff volunteers say a home where young children aren’t poking Patches or pulling his tail would be best. He’s a neutered male who

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This Meridian Valley HS pet of the week has lots of love, special needs

Hawk is a 2-year-old neutered Doberman Pinscher who has a sweet disposition and lots of energy, according to the volunteer staff at the Meridian Valley Humane Society. Because Hawk is so high-energy, the staff recommends that he go to a

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This ‘gentle giant’ is Meridian Valley Humane Society’s Pet of the Week

Volunteers at the Meridian Valley Humane Society describe him as a big, bold and beautiful Irish Setter and Shepherd mix. Meet Parker, a gentle giant who loves people. “He is a people pleaser,” shelter staff say. He’s 1 to 2

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Garden City Animal Shelter will get makeover soon

Most people probably don’t know that Garden City has an animal shelter. It’s a little off the beaten path, and it doesn’t operate like other shelters in the Treasure Valley. This shelter functions as a holding place for stray dogs.

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Looking to adopt a dog? Meet Smokie, Pet of Week at Meridian shelter

If you’re looking for a high-energy dog who is as sweet as she looks, Smokie may be your girl. The 1-year-old Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix is a working dog — so she needs a family that can keep her busy

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Meridian Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet Ryan

Ryan is a 2-year-old chihuahua who is all black, except for a small patch on his chest and toes. He’s described as a gentle, sweet timid little fellow who craves affection. He walks on a lead, but tends to hang

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Meridian Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet Ginger

Sugar and spice, and everything nice. Volunteers at the Meridian Valley Humane Society praise this Basenji mix, named Ginger. Described as a a “bouncy bundle of fun,” she responds to the commands “sit” and “down” and has great eye contact. She appears

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Humane Lobby Day: Learn how you can promote laws that help animals

Humane Lobby Day will run from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Idaho State Capitol (Room WW 17). The public is invited to participate, and those who are new to the process are welcome. The one-day event

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