Idaho Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in Idaho.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local Idaho Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Idaho Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

2nd Chance Animal Shelter

Organization in Payette. News about the group, pictures of available animals, ways to help, and contact information.

Akita Idaho Rescue

Rescues abandoned members of the breed and finds new homes for them. Includes information and pictures of adoptable dogs, success stories and contact information. Based in Middleton.

Bannock Humane Society

Provides list of available dogs and cats, adoption procedures and fees, events calendar including dates to see available animals, and membership and volunteer information.

Bonneville Humane Society

Includes photos of available animals, pet care tips, and volunteer opportunities.

Canyon County Animal Control

Contains information about adoption, dog licenses, county laws, and tips for finding a lost pet.

Canyon County Pet Haven

Facility primarily for cats also occasionally takes small dogs. Provides information about senior citizen aid and feral cat programs, and Whisker Wagon. Located in Nampa.

Great Dane Rescue

Non-profit program dedicated to the placement of homeless or unwanted members of the breed. Includes adoption policies, procedures and costs, and images of available dogs.

Greyhound Rescue of Idaho

Includes calendar of events, “puppy tails,” pictures of available dogs, adoption policies and procedures, and news.

Helping Hands Rescue

All breed dog and cat rescue. About the group and contact information. Located in Lewiston.

Humane Society of the Palouse, Inc.

Contact information and link to list, with pictures, of animals available for adoption. Wishlist, seasonal pet care information, list of upcoming events, and guidelines for volunteers. Located in Moscow.

I Dawg

Provides photographs of adoptable cats and dogs, forum, and contact information. Based in Nampa.

Idaho Alaskan Malamute Rescue

Rescue site for Alaskan Malamute with links to organizations that offer valuable information on the breed.

Idaho Humane Society

Contains pet care and training articles, photographs and descriptions of adoptable animals, volunteer and foster programs information, and events calendar. Located in Boise.

Kootenai Humane Society

Non-profit organization in Hayden. Pictures of dogs, cats, bunnies, and goats available for adoption, news, spay/neuter policy, and volunteer opportunities.

Lewis Clark Animal Shelter

A non-profit humane society located in Lewiston, also serves Clarkston, Washington. Includes pictures and information on available pets, adoption fees, volunteer opportunities and other ways to help, and special events.


Listing of Idaho pet shelters by city. Includes address and phone number, and some websites.

Northern Idaho Animal Rescue

An independent foster. Pictures of available dogs and cats, adoption application, and photographs of other pets. Based in Lewiston.

Northwest Animal Companions

Non-profit organization that works to save abandoned, homeless animals through adoption and community education programs. Images of available dogs and cats, pet search form, volunteer and member information, and bulletin board. Located in Boise.

Panhandle Animal Shelter

Foster needs, photographs of adoptable pets, hours of operation, and a listing of adoption fees. Located in Sandpoint.

PAWS for Life

Accepts adoptable cats and dogs into foster care on a case-by-case basis. Contains photographs and information on available pets, adoption information and application, events, and volunteer opportunities. Located in Boise.

Pound Animal League

Non-profit organization focused on the care and welfare of all domestic animals. Images of dogs and cats available for adoption, news, and events. Located in Emmett.

Priest River Animal Rescue

Rescue group fostering animals and finding them new homes. Pictures of animals in need of homes, adoption policies, and news.

Second Chance Pet Rescue

Non-profit rescue group in Hayden. Images and descriptions of available pets, low-cost spay/neuter program, and adoption policies.

Teton Valley Humane Society

A non-profit no-kill animal shelter rescuing homeless and abused animals. Includes photographs and information on dogs and cats available for adoption, map to the shelter, and foster application.

Twin Falls Humane Society

Includes pictures of available pets, adoption policies, and pet care tip of the week.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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