West Valley Humane Society

Adoption Program

Thank you for considering adopting a pet in need. Adopting with our shelter is simple. We have animals that need homes.
Phone Front Desk        208-455-5920 Animal Welfare-Jessica      208-455-5924 Volunteer/Foster- Angela    208-455-5928 Vet Clinic                             208-455-5926 Development- Lisa              208-455-5929 Adoptions - Julie                 208-455-5930
Physical Address West Valley Humane Society 5801 Graye Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday - Closed
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Adopt a dog or cat in search of a Forever Home -You'll get unconditional love, every day! Our animal shelter in Caldwell, Idaho is home to more than 5,500 animals that pass through our doors on an annual basis including dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, pigs and more. Most of them are soon ready to go to good homes with permanent or foster families, making way for new arrivals. Many of our cats/dogs have come into the shelter that are found as strays lost or wandering on the streets . Because some of our animals have special needs (either behaviorally and/or medically), we ask that interested adopters come to meet/adopt them or fill out an on-line pre-adoption form.
How to Adopt Adoption is easy! Our friendly adoption staff will work with you to find the right dog, cat or critter for your home. Get started by checking our on-line adoption listings (updated every 20 minutes) or stop by.  We encourage you to spend time getting to know prospective pets. If you have questions or wish to visit with an animal, just ask a staff member or volunteer for assistance. Once you’ve made a decision, we’ll sit down for an informal consultation to ensure that you and the pet you’ve selected are a good match. During this process we will also review the animal’s medical and behavioral records, explain policies and services available to adopters.
What are the adoption requirements? 1. The animal must be spay/neutered prior to going to its new home. 2. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. 3. Applicants will have filled out a Pre-adoption Questionnaire and have sat with one of our adoption counselors before an adoption is approved. 4. Anyone renting or leasing must have written permission from their landlord before an adoption can be approved. Any restrictions regarding type or size of animal must be noted. 5. Applicants for dog adoptions should have a yard that is fenced on all sides, or a fenced kennel area. Dogs that do not have access to a fenced-in area are much harder to housebreak and are more likely to escape, roam and become a neighborhood nuisance. Some dogs may require a fence of a certain type and height. 6. If applicants have a dog at home, they are encouraged to bring their dog to the shelter to meet the new pet before the adoption will be approved. We want to make sure that their dog is happy with their selection and that the transition for both dogs will be relatively smooth. 7. In making decisions about the placement of "our" animals, we are thinking not only of their welfare, but also of the well-being of the families who wish to adopt from us. We focus on making a good match between pets and owners, not simply making a sale,. We hope that you appreciate our efforts to provide quality care to the thousands of unwanted animals that find their way to West Valley Humane Society each year, and that we can count on your support.
Why is there an adoption fee? Most dog adoption fees, from an animal shelter can range from $75.00 to $150.00 or more .  Adoption fees are very much based on supply and demand.  Animals that are purebred, or rare breeds will be priced slightly higher.  Those fees will cover the medical costs of animals with lower fees.  The higher fee basically subsidizes the lower fees and allows us to provide the medical care, spay, neuter, vaccines, etc. that many shelter animals require.  It also allows us to be “open admission” which means we do not turn animals away.  As many have experienced in the past, shelters who turn away cats and dogs, are not providing the best service to their communities.  Adoption fees also cover the costs of special shelter programs.  Programs like “Spay the Mama”, “Name your own Purr-ice”, and the Senior Adoption program are all made possible by this gradient adoption pricing.  If we have an animal that is not being adopted due to a high price, we will lower the fee.  However, we hardly ever see this happen.  What is included in the adoption fee? Here is a breakdown of what an animal shelter has already put into your animal before you even adopt. Spay & Neuter:The average dog spay or neuter can range from $60-$175 for an animal shelter. Shots:The cost of intake vaccinations for dogs to prevent Distemper, Parvo, Kennel Cough as well as rabies can cost approximately $50 for the animal shelter, if not more. Parasite Treatments and Preventatives Monthly flea tick and ear mite treatments as well as heart-worm preventives for dogs are another monthly cost for animal shelters. De-wormer medications are given as a preventative, as opposed to waiting to see evidence of worms. These treatments can cost approximately $10-$30 assuming that no lab work was needed. Microchips:The cost for a shelter to microchip their animals is approximately $20-$25. Food, Shelter & Comfort:The cost to feed a dog for a month in an animal shelter can range greatly based on the resources of the shelter, but a general ballpark estimate is round $40-$60. Extreme Conditions:If your adopted dog is on anti-anxiety medication, eye drops, or other antibiotics the shelter will try to recuperate the cost from the adoption fees as well. Extras:Collars: ID tags, and leashes may also be worked into the adoption fees.
               Adoption Fees Dogs $125.00 - $400.00 Young Kittens (under 6months): $50 Cats (over 6 months to adult): Name Your Own Purr-ice         (minimum fee is $20.00) Rabbits  $20              Chickens  $10
                                       Slumber Parties Slumber Parties are a great way to find out if you and new pet are a good fit. Slumber parties allow, those visitors who qualify, to take new pet home for 3 days. It does not require any purchase or other type of payment. Requirements for pets who are eligible to go on slumber parties are only those who are over 1 year of age and who are currently altered. To be eligible for slumber parties an adopter must reside in Canyon County.                                Senior for Senior Program Senior for Senior program is designed for seniors who are 60 years of age or older. The pet must be 7 years of age or older. There is a flat rate of $50 that is charged for the Senior for Senior program.                                     15 % Discount A 15% discount shall be applied on behalf of all senior citizens who are adopting a pet under 7 yrs of age, all military personnel and all public servants who are serving in some capacity.
Meet and Greets
Click Here and Visit our Adoptable Dogs page The canines you see are ALL adoptable! Our website is updated in real time, who you see on the page is who is in the shelter and waiting for a home like YOURS! Once an animal has been adopted, they are removed from the adoptable page within 15 minutes from adoption.
Click Here and Visit our Adoptable Cats page The felines you see are ALL adoptable! Our website is updated in real time, who you see on the page is who is in the shelter and waiting for a home like YOURS! Once an animal has been adopted, they are removed from the adoptable page within 15 minutes from adoption.
       Pre- Adoption Questionnaire We like to see our dogs adopted into safe homes that are a good fit for the family, the dog and with any other dogs or cats that may be in the home. We do meet and greets here at the shelter to make sure that all the dogs get along. Our adoption specialist, Julie, is here to help facilitate this process. To better help us serve you towards these ends, we ask that our visitors fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire. You can click on the following link to download one if you like or fill out one here at the shelter when considering to adopt a new dog.    Pre-Adoption link. Adoptions: Julie - 208-455-5930 Julie@westvalleyhumanesociety
To speed up the adoption process, you can download our Pre-Adoption Form  Download pre-adoption form link
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West Valley Humane Society

Adoption Program

Thank you for considering adopting a pet in need. Adopting with our shelter is simple. We have animals that need homes.
Phone Front Desk                         208-455-5920 Animal Welfare-Jessica            208-455-5924 Volunteer- Angela                     208-455-5928 Vet Clinic                                   208-455-5926 Development- Lissa                  208-455-5929 Adoptions - Julie                       208-455-5930
Physical Address West Valley Humane Society 5801 Graye Lane Caldwell, ID 83607 Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday - Closed
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Adopt a dog or cat in search of a Forever Home -You'll get unconditional love, every day! Our animal shelter in Caldwell, Idaho is home to more than 5,500 animals that pass through our doors on an annual basis including dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, pigs and more. Most of them are soon ready to go to good homes with permanent or foster families, making way for new arrivals. Many of our cats/dogs have come into the shelter that are found as strays lost or wandering on the streets . Because some of our animals have special needs (either behaviorally and/or medically), we ask that interested adopters come to meet/adopt them or fill out an on-line pre-adoption form.
How to Adopt Adoption is easy! Our friendly adoption staff will work with you to find the right dog, cat or critter for your home. Get started by checking our on-line adoption listings (updated every 20 minutes) or stop by.  We encourage you to spend time getting to know prospective pets. If you have questions or wish to visit with an animal, just ask a staff member or volunteer for assistance. Once you’ve made a decision, we’ll sit down for an informal consultation to ensure that you and the pet you’ve selected are a good match. During this process we will also review the animal’s medical and behavioral records, explain policies and services available to adopters.
What are the adoption requirements? 1. The animal must be spay/neutered prior to going to its new home. 2. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. 3. Applicants will have filled out a Pre-adoption Questionnaire and have sat with one of our adoption counselors before an adoption is approved. 4. Anyone renting or leasing must have written permission from their landlord before an adoption can be approved. Any restrictions regarding type or size of animal must be noted. 5. Applicants for dog adoptions should have a yard that is fenced on all sides, or a fenced kennel area. Dogs that do not have access to a fenced-in area are much harder to housebreak and are more likely to escape, roam and become a neighborhood nuisance. Some dogs may require a fence of a certain type and height. 6. If applicants have a dog at home, they are encouraged to bring their dog to the shelter to meet the new pet before the adoption will be approved. We want to make sure that their dog is happy with their selection and that the transition for both dogs will be relatively smooth. 7. In making decisions about the placement of "our" animals, we are thinking not only of their welfare, but also of the well-being of the families who wish to adopt from us. We focus on making a good match between pets and owners, not simply making a sale,. We hope that you appreciate our efforts to provide quality care to the thousands of unwanted animals that find their way to West Valley Humane Society each year, and that we can count on your support.
Why is there an adoption fee? Most dog adoption fees, from an animal shelter can range from $75.00 to $150.00 or more .  Adoption fees are very much based on supply and demand.  Animals that are purebred, or rare breeds will be priced slightly higher.  Those fees will cover the medical costs of animals with lower fees.  The higher fee basically subsidizes the lower fees and allows us to provide the medical care, spay, neuter, vaccines, etc. that many shelter animals require.  It also allows us to be “open admission” which means we do not turn animals away.  As many have experienced in the past, shelters who turn away cats and dogs, are not providing the best service to their communities.  Adoption fees also cover the costs of special shelter programs.  Programs like “Spay the Mama”, “Name your own Purr-ice”, and the Senior Adoption program are all made possible by this gradient adoption pricing.  If we have an animal that is not being adopted due to a high price, we will lower the fee.  However, we hardly ever see this happen.  What is included in the adoption fee? Here is a breakdown of what an animal shelter has already put into your animal before you even adopt. Spay & Neuter:The average dog spay or neuter can range from $60-$175 for an animal shelter. Shots:The cost of intake vaccinations for dogs to prevent Distemper, Parvo, Kennel Cough as well as rabies can cost approximately $50 for the animal shelter, if not more. Parasite Treatments and Preventatives Monthly flea tick and ear mite treatments as well as heart-worm preventives for dogs are another monthly cost for animal shelters. De-wormer medications are given as a preventative, as opposed to waiting to see evidence of worms. These treatments can cost approximately $10-$30 assuming that no lab work was needed. Microchips:The cost for a shelter to microchip their animals is approximately $20-$25. Food, Shelter & Comfort:The cost to feed a dog for a month in an animal shelter can range greatly based on the resources of the shelter, but a general ballpark estimate is round $40-$60. Extreme Conditions:If your adopted dog is on anti-anxiety medication, eye drops, or other antibiotics the shelter will try to recuperate the cost from the adoption fees as well. Extras:Collars: ID tags, and leashes may also be worked into the adoption fees.
  Adoption Fees Dogs $125.00 - $400.00 Young Kittens (under 6months): $50 Cats (over 6 months to adult): Name Your Own Purr-ice  (minimum fee is $20.00) Rabbits  $20              Chickens  $10
To speed up the adoption process, you can download our Pre-Adoption Form Download pre-adoption form link
Click Here and Visit our Adoptable Dogs page The canines you see are ALL adoptable! Our website is updated in real time, who you see on the page is who is in the shelter and waiting for a home like YOURS! Once an animal has been adopted, they are removed from the adoptable page within 15 minutes from adoption.
Click Here and Visit our Adoptable Cats page The felines you see are ALL adoptable! Our website is updated in real time, who you see on the page is who is in the shelter and waiting for a home like YOURS! Once an animal has been adopted, they are removed from the adoptable page within 15 minutes from adoption.
             Pre- Adoption Questionnaire We like to see our dogs adopted into safe homes that are a good fit for the family, the dog and with any other dogs or cats that may be in the home. We do meet and greets here at the shelter to make sure that all the dogs get along. Our adoption specialist, Julie, is here to help facilitate this process. To better help us serve you towards these ends, we ask that our visitors fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire. You can click on the following link to download one if you like or fill out one here at the shelter when considering to adopt a new dog.    Pre-Adoption link. Adoptions: Julie - 208-455-5930 Julie@westvalleyhumanesociety.org
                                                                  Slumber Parties Slumber Parties are a great way to find out if you and new pet are a good fit. Slumber parties allow, those visitors who qualify, to take new pet home for 3 days. It does not require any purchase or other type of payment. Requirements for pets who are eligible to go on slumber parties are only those who are over 1 year of age and who are currently altered. To be eligible for slumber parties an adopter must reside in Canyon County.                                                           Senior for Senior Program Senior for Senior program is designed for seniors who are 60 years of age or older. The pet must be 7 years of age or older. There is a flat rate of $50 that is charged for the Senior for Senior program.                                                                                      15 % Discount A 15% discount shall be applied on behalf of all senior citizens who are adopting a pet under 7 yrs of age, all military personnel and all public servants who are serving in some capacity.
Meet and Greets