Helping Idaho Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to improving the human-canine relationship through our programs supporting the Treasure Valley area of southwest Idaho. Our all-volunteer team of individuals and nationally certified therapy dog teams provide education, and comfort with ready smiles and wagging tails.
Humane Education Program
Helping Idaho Dogs provides
education on how to safely interact with dogs, be a responsible pet owner, and how to interpret a dog’s body language – building relationships of love, trust, and respect.
Therapy Dog Program
Helping Idaho Dogs provides resources and mentoring to support and encourage its certified therapy dog teams to succeed in sharing mental and physical enrichment, joy, and comfort to the community and connecting them to facilities, events, and individuals requesting visits.
This Month's favorite Paws Poses
We asked our therapy dogs for advice on staying cool during the hot August days to come. Here's our responses:
Westley recommends a quick
Ellie recommends a hike and explore in the foothills with friends.
Kalli recommends just "going for it"
Simon reminds everyone to wear their lifejacket when swimming in deep water.
Petey recommends a run in the cool grass in the morning.
Charlie prefers wading
in the cool water.
It's not all play this summer. Our pups are still spreading joy and comfort in hospitals, hospice, and assisted living. Thanks to our therapy team members (human and canine) for the work and time taken to go from soggy to beautiful to continue their therapy vists.