Rescue dogs land in Boise, eye new homes, fresh start
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Dozens of small-breed rescue dogs from Northern California and Phoenix barked and played in the kennel at the Idaho Humane Society, Sunday, waiting to be adopted by valley families.
"Here in the Boise area," IHS spokeswoman Hannah Parpart said, "there's just great people here that have really adopted the culture of adoption for pets. They know they can find a great companion animal here at a shelter and that really helps us be able to find these great little dogs homes."
Since the start of 2013 more than 200 rescued homeless dogs from across the west coast enjoy new beginnings here in Idaho.
In the past 48 hours, 55 dogs arrived in Boise via overcrowded shelters in Sacramento, Oakland and Phoenix, taking flight with volunteer pilots who ensure the little doggies safe transfer to Boise.
"If the dogs were to drive from California which we've done in the past," Parpart said, "they have a nine, or 10-hour drive. They miss dinner time and those types of things. When they take the plane ride, it's two or three hours on the plane, they wake up here and they get to start their new life with a less stressful experience."
According to Parpart 10 dogs already found new families. The remaining dogs are expected to be adopted out this week.
If you are interested in adopting a dog, the fee is $150 which includes its spay or neuter, vaccinations and ID micro-chipping.