Snake River Animal Shelter Calendar
February 2nd:
Petco Microchip Days
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
February 3rd:
Petco Adoption Days
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

We will be joined by Amy Mireles, Miss Idaho United States, tomorrow. Her platform is rescue adoption, so she will be helping at Petco from 12 till 2 on Saturday, February 3rd.
February 17th:
Splash Adoptions & Microchips
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
March 2nd:
Petco Microchip Days
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
March 3rd:
Petco Adoption Days
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
March 3rd
5:30 PM
to 11:30 PM
Dress with whiskers, put on your wings, or channel your wild thing! We welcome all costumes or the everyday fabulous you!

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April 6th:
Petco Microchip Days
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
April 7th:
Petco Adoption Days
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Get Some Coffee Today!
Snake River Animal Shelter will receive $1 for every bag purchased!
February is the month of love!

Help us spread the love through our
Pay It Forward program!
February adoption special! 
Watch our website or Facebook page for details.
We're off to a great start for 2018! 
These animals received necessary vet services, a spay or neuter, immunizations, microchip, lots of love and a new home!
Check out our 2017 Annual Report to see the impact we have had for the animals since we opened in 2015!
 This report is a compilation of Fundraising, Operations and Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordination. Click here to find out more!
These are just a few of the amazing auction items that we will have at Fur Ball!  

  • Norwegian Cruise Getaway - From Dream Vacations
    • 7-night Caribbean Cruise
    • October 7-14, 2018
    • Unlimited Open Bar
    • Free specialty dining
    • Round trip airfare from SLC
  • LARGE Cat Tree
  • Bees Knees Gift Certificate
    • $300 Value
  • "Vintage Roses" Oil Painting ~ by Sandra Boschet
    • Valued at $1,600 - $1,800!
There are many more auction items and a night full of fun, all for the animals, at the Snake River Animal Shelter 2018 Whiskers, Wings, & Wild Things Fur Ball!
Bonnie Dreith

    Holding Tommy Boy *Available for Adoption*

Most of us are familiar with the popular series “Dirty Jobs,” that features people who do the dirty work that makes our lives better. The show focuses on the humble few that will do

the hard, messy work without any glory or recognition. These people just do what needs to be done day after day and many times their efforts are hardly noticed. We hope that isn’t the case for Bonnie Dreith, our volunteer highlight for the month of February.

Words cannot express how grateful we are for all that Bonnie does for the homeless critters. Bonnie has been an incredible asset to SRAS doing the thankless dirty jobs that need to be done on a daily basis. She started volunteering at SRAS just before we opened our doors 2 ½ years ago and since then she has willing done, almost every task at the shelter from cleaning dog and cat kennels to helping with adoption events. Bonnie has proven she is a volunteer that we can count on! She travels 2 to 3 times a week caring for our cats at Petco and she is also our lead volunteer taking care of every need the animals have on Sunday’s and most Holidays. Bonnie, thank you for all that you sacrifice doing SRAS’s dirty jobs! 

Hailey Anderson was declared the winner of the Snake River Animal Shelter mural contest. Winning $1,800 for her school, sponsored by the Maeck Foundation. Hailey’s submission was painted on a large cinder block outside of the Snake River Animal Shelter. She chose the mural to be her Senior Project and after hours of effort completed a beautification effort that turned a cinder block into a welcoming image of people with animals. Hailey’s project is recognized through the $1,800 award check that will go to support the Idaho Falls High School art program.

Thank you Hailey!

Pet Care in Condos and Apartments

Article suggested by Justine Riggs and her mother Alyssa Riggs. 
Justine has been doing research on pet ownership and responsibility in hopes to become a new dog owner this coming spring!   Thanks for the suggestion Justine!

Written by Brian Enright

Pets are a common and beloved addition to most American households. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), of households with pets, 35 percent have dogs, 30.4 percent own cats, and 3.1 percent have birds. People with companion animals live in houses, apartments, and condos. When a person lives in an apartment or condo, their pet lacks the space that animals living in larger dwellings may have. To prevent potential problems from arising, pet owners should put careful thought into choosing the right type of pet to suit their lifestyle and their living space. In addition, a pet owner must also meet the animal's needs in terms of providing them with the proper care.


In general, cats are more independent than dogs, and as a result, they tend to do well in apartments. This doesn't mean that cats do not require attention and care. Although cats sleep a good portion of the day, they become increasingly active during the evening hours. A condo, particularly a small one, can have limited space for a cat to play. In smaller apartments, arrange the furniture in a way that allows cats to use it to jump and play. When a cat owner's apartment is located on one of the higher floors, there is the potential threat of falling. This can happen when cats are allowed to sit out on balconies or when windows are left open. To prevent these types of accidents, keep cats indoors at all times and ensure that any open windows have a secure safety screen in place. Perches that attach to the window are also a solution that allows one's indoor feline to look outside at the birds and other interesting sights.


Most dogs require play time and physical activity to keep them healthy and happy. This is something that people should consider when choosing a dog as a companion. Dogs may become lonely and bored when they are left alone in places that offer limited space. When choosing a dog for a condo, typical characteristics of the breed should be taken into consideration. Some breeds, for example, are more prone to barking than others, making them a poor fit for apartment living. Other breeds are high in energy or may demand more attention from their owners. A dog that barks at every sound can quickly become a nuisance to neighbors, and an animal with an excess amount of energy may find destructive activities to keep itself occupied, such as chewing on shoes, clothing, or furniture. In addition to selecting the right type of dog, supply it with chew toys for times when it is alone, and give it plenty of attention and love at other times. Dogs should also be given regular walks outdoors for exercise and a way of burning off excess energy.

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