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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.

Our Programs

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.  

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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.

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Community Events

Helping Idaho Dogs hosts and participates in community events, and we support our community by providing canine-related activities, education, and resources.

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 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"


Cooper E. suggests a mud bath.  (His handler was not thrilled!)


Petey recommends a run in the cool grass in the morning.


Charlie prefers a dip in the cool water.