Idaho Humane Society Inc

A nonprofit organization

1,170 donors

Every year, nearly 13,000 animals come through the doors of the Idaho Humane Society. Some are lost and need our help to be reunited with their families. Others are homeless, abandoned or abused and rely on us to find them the new, loving homes they deserve.

As an open-intake shelter, we see animals of all kinds – from dogs and cats to rabbits, reptiles and more. We are the oldest animal welfare organization in the state and rescue, rehabilitate and re-home more animals each year than any other shelter or organization in Idaho. In addition to finding homes for pets, we work to educate Idahoans about the proper care of their own pets, prevent animal overpopulation and promote kindness to animals.

With consistent support from our community, donors and amazingly dedicated group of volunteers, we continue to evolve and widen the scope of services we offer.



We have several programs in place to help animals that need special attention before they are ready to find a permanent home. The Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI) program places shelter dogs temporarily in cell blocks of state correctional facilities for intensive socialization and training by inmates. Our new Women Inmate Social Kitty Retreat (WISKR) program sends sick cats and young kittens into a women’s prison, where the inmates give them the time, attention and love they need to become healthy, socialized and ready for their forever homes. And we’ve also built up an extensive network of foster homes in the community that can help animals of all kinds – whether they’re recovering from surgery or just need help getting comfortable around people.


Keeping animals in homes

We also work hard to keep pets with their families. Our Pet Food Pantry assists homebound seniors and households facing temporary financial setbacks by collecting and distributing donated pet food. We also offer dog training to help owners find solutions to their pet’s behavior issues. Our full-service, nonprofit veterinary hospital is able to provide donation-supported low-cost spay and neuter surgeries and income-based, sliding scale fees for pets from low-income households. In addition to caring for thousands of public pets every year, our veterinary medical center provides spaying or neutering and veterinary care to all pets that enter the shelter.



We also know that to move forward to a more humane future, educating children about the importance of treating all living creatures with compassion and respect is vital. Our humane education program continues to grow as we reach out through new and exciting programs to reach more children with our animal-centered lessons.


Thanks to your support, IHS is uniquely positioned among animal welfare organizations to make the greatest impact on the health and well-being of our community’s animals. We hope you’ll join us in creating a more humane future for Idaho.

Organization Data


Organization name

Idaho Humane Society Inc

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1300 S BIRD ST
BOISE, ID 83709


(208) 342-3508