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  • Adoptable Animals | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Meet our Adoptable Pets Adoption Applications If you are looking for a specific type of animal, please call us at (208)883-1166. We can put you on our waitlist to contact you when we have an animal that fits what you are looking for. Ferb Neutered Male Roughly 1 year old Chinchilla Mix Rabbit View my listing Porter Neutered Male Roughly 3 years old Pitbull Mix View my listing Phineas Neutered Male Roughly 1 year old Chinchilla Mix Rabbit View my listing Are you looking for a working barn kitty to help with your rodent population? Check our Barn Buddy page to see who we have available! To view a full list of our adoptable pets, visit our PetFinder page! HSoP Petfinder

  • Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    HSoP is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00-4:30 pm. We will still be available by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until further notice. SAVE A PET,​ ​​​​DONATE NOW!​ Available: Porter! Roughly 3 years old. Available: Ferb! Roughly 1 year old. Visit our Amazon Wishlist! Available: Porter! Roughly 3 years old. 1/7 Wobbles, forever the queen of HSoP ♥ The Five Freedoms HSoP is dedicated to providing the animals in our facility with the highest level of care possible during their stay with us. Adhering to the Five Freedoms ensures we are giving the companion animals in our care everything they need to live a healthy and happy life. Staff monitors each pet at HSoP individually to identify their specific mental and physical needs, so we can be sure to give them the most humane treatment during their temporary stay with us. Our shelter is committed to providing animals with: 1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst An adequate and healthful diet, with ready access to fresh drinking water. 2. Freedom from Discomfort An appropriate living environment including a clean and comfortable resting area. 3. Freedom from Pain, Injury, and Disease Prevention or rapid diagnosis, and treatment for injury or illness. 4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviors Sufficient space, exercise, and ability to be with animal's own kind. 5. Freedom from Fear and Distress Conditions and treatment that avoid mental suffering and stress. Enrichment Program Help us keep our pets happy! ​ Here at HSoP we strive to ensure our animals receive the highest level of care possible. This includes physical, mental, and emotional stimulation while they stay with us. We do our best to make sure each animal in our facility receives all preventative and necessary medical attention, as well as enrichment in their kennels to keep them entertained. Did you know animals can go stir crazy when they are confined in a small space for periods of time with no distractions? This is a common issue for animal shelters nationwide, and we are determined to limit that likelihood as much as possible for the animals here at HSoP. The staff here at HSoP are dedicated to making sure each animal has plenty of stimulation both physical and mental, to keep them from getting bored. Our wonderful volunteers help with this by taking the animals out of their kennels for some free time in a different area. ​ Our dogs enjoy going to their outside kennels and side yard to play fetch, stretch their legs, and change their scenery! Our cats love to get out of their kennels and go into our adoption room so they can stretch their legs, chase some toys, and get some extra special cuddles! Thank you Nylabone for donating roughly 250 Chews! Thank you Starmark for donating 25 treat dispensing chew balls! We want our animals to have a great experience here while they wait for their new homes, so we are starting an Enrichment Program. This program will be dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to keep our furry friends busy and happy in their kennels! To achieve this goal of ours, we need your help! We have created a Wishlist on our amazon of all the items we think could be of great use for this program. We hope you will take a moment to browse through our list and pick a few things you would like to donate to our furry friends here at HSoP! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1R5WG3FAMAFMX… Donations can be mailed to 2019 E. White Ave. Moscow, ID 83843 Thank you Petfinder Foundation for your grant of 15 Kong Toys to benefit our canine friends of HSoP. With this grant we are able to provide our dogs with both mental and physical stimulation. Keeping our animals happy and healthy during their stay with us is our number one priority. With donations and grants like this, we can continue to give our animals the highest quality of care possible.

  • Shelter Statistics | Humane Society of the Palouse

    Life-saving statistics It's important for our supporters to know how their contributions are used, and how many lives we save each year. Below you will find our statistics for the calendar year of 2021 (January-December). Total animals brought to HSoP: 502 Total animals adopted: 235 Total animals returned to owner: 222 Total animals saved by our Merlin Fund: 21 2021 save rate: 97% Total owned pets microchipped: 66 Total owned pets fixed through SNAP program: 47 Total feral cats fixed through TNR Program: 13 Total community animals fed through our pet food pantry: 850

  • Community Partners | HSoP

    Community Partners Do you know the saying 'it takes a village' ? Well, the same can be said for supporting homeless pets in Latah County. HSoP truly would not be possible without the helping hands of community members and local businesses. On this page, we would like to pay tribute to our wonderful partners who make our lifesaving work possible. Thank you to each and every person and business who have helped us over the years. Your time, donations, supplies, and services have come together to save countless lives. Cedar Ridge Construction has always been a great supporter of HSoP. We reached out to them to discuss having a small gate installed in our dog kennels to help section off our quarantine area, where we keep dogs with unknown vaccine and behavioral histories. Nathan from Cedar Ridge Construction came to HSoP and got the job for no charge! We applaud Cedar Ridge Construction for going out of their way to assist us with keep our dogs and visitors safe. Thank you Cedar Ridge Construction! Moscow Realty has been a generous and consistent partner to HSoP for so long! They have sponsored several pet adoption fees, were one of our Shelter Sidekicks during kitten season 2021, and helped us to clear out our shelters by sponsoring two cat adoption fees! We love Moscow Realty and their team like family. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks for all you do! Washington Trust Bank jumped in to help us find homes for our dogs with no hesitation at all. For more than a year, Washington Trust Bank has looked for ways to help the homeless pets in their community. This year, they sponsored five half-off dog adoptions during our Clear the Shelters adoption event. Thank you Washington Trust Bank! Idaho Central Credit Union has gone above and beyond for HSoP! The lovely people at ICCU donated three amazing prizes for the pool jumping contest at Howling at Hamilton, along with 400 water bottles to hand out to the attendees! ICCU didn't stop there, they also provided us a sizeable gift card to Pets Are People Too! We couldn't be more grateful for their support and collaboration. Thanks Idaho Central Credit Union! Moscow Brewing Company went out of their way to sponsor an adoption fee during Clear the Shelters! The people at Moscow Brewing Company have always done what they can to help support local homeless animals. We appreciate your support and kindness, Moscow Brewing Company! Umpqua Bank went above and beyond for the homeless pets at HSoP! During this year's Clear the Shelters adoption event, Umpqua Bank covered the cost of three cat adoptions! Umpqua Bank's generosity has really stood out through the years. We appreciate all of your help and assistance, and we're lucky to have such a loyal community partner! Thank you Umpqua Bank! Red Star Coffee Company helped us to clear out our shelter by sponsoring a cat adoption fee during our Clear the Shelters adoption event. Because of their generosity, Red Star was able to unite a homeless cat with her new forever home. Thank you for your help Red Star Coffee Company! Tri-State Outfitters has been a supportive partner of HSoP for many years. Their Moscow store location is situated on the busiest road in town, and their large reader board is seen by more than 23,000 vehicles every single day. Despite the high advertising value of their reader board, Tri-State has generously donated advertising space to help get the word out about upcoming HSoP events and fundraisers. Each time they feature signage for us, they are donating more than $1,000 worth of advertising space. Tri-State has also hosted donation drives for our shelter, which have provided more than $465 toward the care of our animals. We appreciate our relationship with Tri-State Outfitters, and we are sincerely grateful for all they do to benefit the homeless animals in our county. Thank you, Tri-State Outfitters!

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    Join our mailing list for quarterly newsletters! We send out a newsletter each January, April, July, and October. Be sure to leave your email below if you'd like to read more about what's been going on at HSoP! ​ You'll hear happy stories, funny moments, highlights, and plenty of cute pictures. We hope you'll join in the fun! Enter your email here Sign Up Thanks for submitting!

  • Winter Pet Safety Tips | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Winter Pet Safety Fur Babies Need Special Care and Attention in Winter Months Written by Jessica Brody of ourbestfriends.pet When the mercury starts to drop, it’s time to think of the best ways to keep your fur babies safe from inclimate weather. This is especially important for older animals, or those who are visually impaired. Even pets that live outdoors need a little extra TLC in the winter. Humane Society of the Palouse offers a wealth of information on best practices for animal care and husbandry. Shelter Needs It’s absolutely essential that animals have access to warm, dry shelter in the winter months. It’s preferable that they be housed indoors - but at minimum, outdoor shelters should be gated, heated, and well-insulated. Temperatures can drop unpredictably in the winter, and wind and rain can make cold weather even harsher. Consider installing a doggy door to a garage, basement, or mudroom for outdoor pets to retreat to when the weather is particularly bad. Older animals and those with compromised immune systems should not be left outside under any circumstances. Food, Water, And Feral Animals All animals should have regular access to clean, fresh water, but it’s even more important during colder months. Consider a heated water bowl for outside animals. Domestic animals also consume more calories when it’s colder, so you may need to increase your feedings to ensure they have a protective layer of warm winter insulation. If you feed strays or feral animals, Pet Helpful recommends a makeshift shelter that includes food and water and will help them brave the elements. If possible, trapping strays and taking them to a shelter may be the better bet for their health and well-being. Foot Care Many people use salt on sidewalks, roadways, and driveways as a way to melt ice and snow. While it’s an effective technique, salt can be a toxic irritant on both cats’ and dogs’ tender paw pads. According to Chewy, when your pet comes in from the outside, wipe their feet and apply bag balm or the less expensive Vaseline to keep their paws supple and hydrated. If you can get your pet to wear booties for walks and outdoor trips, all the better. Booties with treads can also be beneficial for older animals, particularly those who may have poor balance and be prone to slipping on icy surfaces. Safety Features It’s essential to keep pets from antifreeze in the winter month - it’s quite poisonous. It also goes without saying that dogs should be leashed when they’re outside. Microchipping and ID tags are also beneficial. An escape-proof harness may work better than a traditional neck collar, as it’s safer and also protects against trachea damage that can occur if a dog pulls and strains on walks. If your dog allows you to put on a harness, they’ll also be more amenable to wearing doggy clothing - a cold weather necessity for older dogs, smaller pups, and those with light coats. Bedding Pets appreciate soft, warm bedding , and in colder temps, it’s especially important. While you can invest quite a bit in high-end memory foam heated beds, you can also get by with a comfy pile of old pillows and blankets. Keep in mind, older animals with arthritis can benefit from an elevated orthopedic bed that cushions their bones and makes them more comfortable. If you notice your older pet seems to limp a bit after rising, consult your vet to see if they would benefit from a prescription medication or a less-expensive over-the-counter joint supplement. While your pet should have regular checkups with the vet, colder months can exacerbate underlying health issues, so careful attention and monitoring is necessary. Older animals, in particular, are prone to slips and falls, and could potentially wander away, especially when the days are short. Keep an eye on any changes that warrant a vet’s consultation - changes in diet, bathroom habits, whining, crying, or limping all need a closer look. Humane Society of the Palouse is dedicated to providing the animals in its facility with the highest level of care possible during their stays, providing beloved companion animals everything they need to live a healthy and happy life. To foster, adopt, volunteer, or donate, visit the site or reach out by calling (208) 883-1166. Photo By Pixabay ​Winter Pet Safety Reminders ​ ​ Know your dog’s limits! Some dogs are more susceptible to the cold than others. Short-coated, thin, elderly, or very young dogs get cold more quickly, so adjust the amount of time they stay outside! If your dog enjoys being outdoors and you will be outside longer than a few minutes, consider outfitting it with a sweater or coat to keep it warm. Hypothermia and frostbite pose major risks to dogs in winter, so remember, if it is too cold for you, it may be too cold for your dog! ​ Check your car hood Cats often sleep in the wheel wells of cars during the winter months to keep warm. If you start your car and a cat is sleeping on your tire, it can be severely injured by moving engine parts. Prevent injuries by banging loudly on your hood or honking the horn before starting your car. This will wake up the cat and give it a chance to escape before starting the car. ​ Wipe your pets paws During winter walks, your dog’s paws can pick up all kinds of toxic chemicals – salt, antifreeze, or de-icers. Be sure to wipe off your dog’s paws when you return from walks to prevent him from licking it off and becoming sick. Purchase pet-safe de-icers for your home for an extra level of safety. And when wiping off your dog’s paws, remember to check for signs of injury, such as cracked or bleeding paws. Always clean your pets paws from frozen snow and ice. Ice stuck to their paw hairs can be extremely uncomfortable. ​ Always keep your pet contained More pets become lost in the winter than any other season because snowfall can disguise recognizable scents that would normally help them find their way home. Prevent your pets from becoming lost by keeping dogs leashed on walks and, just in case you are separated from your pets, make sure their collars have up-to-date contact information and they are microchipped . ​ Avoid walking or playing on ice When walking your dog, be sure to avoid frozen lakes and ponds. Ice can crack, and you and your dog could fall through. ​ Leave them home Just as hot cars are dangerous for pets in the summer, cold cars pose a threat as well. Only take your pets in the car if it is necessary, and never leave them unattended. ​ Make sure you and your pet are always visible Due to Daylight Savings, many of us are relegated to walking our dogs in the dark. Keep yourself and your dog are safe by wearing reflective gear (clothing, leash, collar, etc) and keeping your dog close when walking on the street. ​ Give your outdoor pets safe shelter If your pets live outdoors primarily, bring them indoors during sub-zero temperatures. For the rest of the winter, provide them with a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow them to sit and lay down comfortably, but small enough to conserve body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. Pets who spend a lot of time outside need more food to replace energy lost from trying to stay warm. Use plastic food and water dishes instead of metal. When the temperature is low enough, your pets’ tongue can become stuck to the metal bowl. ​ Avoid chemical spills Antifreeze attracts cats and dogs because it is very sweet to taste, but it is extremely poisonous and can cause serious illness or death when ingested. Be sure to clean up any antifreeze that spills in your garage, and keep the bottle somewhere your pets cannot access. ​ Be prepared for emergencies Winter brings extreme weather that can cause power outages. Have an emergency plan and make sure they include your pets! Have an emergency kit with enough food, water, and medication to last your pets at least five days. Most likely you will never need it, but if you do, you will be thankful you planned ahead!

  • Enrichment | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    HSoP Enrichment Help us keep our pets happy! ​ Here at HSoP we strive to ensure our animals receive the highest level of care possible. This includes physical, mental, and emotional stimulation while they stay with us. We do our best to make sure each animal in our facility receives all preventative and necessary medical attention, as well as enrichment in their kennels to keep them entertained. Did you know animals can go stir crazy when they are confined in a small space for periods of time with no distractions? This is a common issue for animal shelters nationwide, and we are determined to limit that likelihood as much as possible for the animals here at HSoP. The staff here at HSoP are dedicated to making sure each animal has plenty of stimulation both physical and mental, to keep them from getting bored. Our wonderful volunteers help with this by taking the animals out of their kennels for some free time in a different area. Our dogs enjoy going to their outside kennels and side yard to play fetch, stretch their legs, and change their scenery! Our cats love to get out of their kennels and go into our adoption room so they can stretch their legs, chase some toys, and get some extra special cuddles! Mental Stimulation is just as important as physical stimulation. We want our animals to have a great experience here while they wait for their new homes, so we are starting an Enrichment Program. This program will be dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to keep our furry friends busy and happy in their kennels! To achieve this goal of ours, we need your help! We have created a Wishlist on our amazon of all the items we think could be of great use for this program. We hope you will take a moment to browse through our list and pick a few things you would like to donate to our furry friends here at HSoP! ​ https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1R5WG3FAMAFMX… Donations can be mailed to 2019 E. White Ave. Moscow, ID 83843 Learn more about pet enrichment here! Thank you Nylabone for donating roughly 250 Chews! Thank you Starmark for donating 25 treat dispensing chew balls! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation, for your grant of 15 Kong Toys to benefit our canine friends of HSoP. With this grant we are able to provide our dogs with both mental and physical stimulation. Keeping our animals happy and healthy during their stay with us is our number one priority. Thank you Animal Rescue Aid for providing our homeless pups with 16 dog cots to keep them comfortable, and kong toys and treats to keep them happy! We truly appreciate your support in our efforts to provide our pets with the five freedoms. Enrichment Program Current Needs Adaptil Calm Collars for Dogs Buy online from PAPT Moscow Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon Adaptil Calm Home Diffuser Adaptil Calm Refill Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon Adaptil Calm Spray for Dogs Buy on Amazon Feliway Classic Calming Diffuser for Cats Ceva Feliway Spray for Cats Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon Feliway Classic Calming Diffuser Refill Buy on Amazon HDP Kong Stuff'N Snacks KONG Stuff'N Ziggies Large Dog Treat Buy on Amazon Filled Dog Bones Buy on Amazon Joint Health Support Sticks Dog Treat Chews Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon Dog Safe Peanut Butter Banana Pumpkin' Spread Dog Safe Peanut Butter Buy on Amazon KONG Stuff'N Easy Treat Buy on Amazon KONG Stuff'N Easy Treat Buy on Amazon KONG Stuff'N Easy Treat Buy on Amazon KONG Ziggies Buy on Amazon Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball Buy on Amazon Interactive IQ Treat Dispensing Ball Buy on Amazon West Pay Zogolex Qwizle Dog Puzzle Treat Toy Buy on Amazon Bully Sticks Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon Corrugated Pads for Cats Cat Wand Toy Buy on Amazon Hartz Just for Cats Cat Toy Buy on Amazon Just for Cats Cat Toy Buy on Amazon Catnip Cat Toy Buy on Amazon Turboscratcher Cat Toy Buy on Amazon Mylar Crinkle Ball Cat Toy Buy on Amazon Assorted Cat Toys Buy on Amazon Catnip Buy on Amazon Pet Tent Soft Bed Buy on Amazon Lemon Essential Oil Buy on Amazon Orange Essential Oil Buy on Amazon Pine Essential Oil Buy on Amazon Lavender Essential Oil Buy on Amazon Strawberry Essential Oil Buy on Amazon Red Cherry Essential Oil Buy on Amazon

  • Resources and Information | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    Pet Resources - What to do if you lost your pet - What to do if you found a pet - What to do if you find tiny kittens -Summer Safety Tips for Pets -Summer Dog Walking Safety Tips - Dog Swimming Safety Tips -Winter Safety Tips for Pets

  • Pet Enrichment | Humane Society of the Palouse | Moscow

    ​ Pet Enrichment Enrichment for animals is extremely important. Enrichment allows animals to demonstrate their species-specific behavior, gives them opportunity to exercise control or choice over their environment, and enhances their physical and mental well-being. Enrichment is just as essential to animal welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Enrichment can be completed using the five senses: sight, scent, touch, taste, and hearing. HSoP strives to find new and innovative ways to enrich the lives of the pets in our care. Here is some ideas and information about enrichment! Playing soft music in the background ​​ ​ Pandora has animal-specific, calming radio stations YouTube has quite a few hour-long videos of soft and comforting music​ This is especially helpful for pets with separation anxiety or stress. ​ Toys​ This sounds very obvious, but finding the toys each individual animal enjoys the most is key to enrichment. Find out if your pet likes toys that make noise, toys that are soft, or toys they can chew on. Always monitor your pet with a new toy. Make sure the toy is size appropriate to your pet, and that they do not attempt to eat the toy or any of the pieces. ​ Puzzle bowls and puzzle toys​ There are certain bowls and toys that allow you to put the pets kibble or treats inside. This allows your pet to not only exercise and work for the food, but also gives good mental stimulation! ​ ​ Variety of Treats ​​ There are the usual treats that we all love to give our pets, but giving them treats that will also stimulate them mentally is best! Stuffed kongs are great treats to keep your pet happy and distracted. Visit https://www.puppyleaks.com/healthy-foods-you-can-stuff-in-a-kong/ for ideas on stuffing kongs. Frozen treats are a great option too! Freezing canned food for your pet will give them a yummy, interactive treat on a hot day! ​ Playing videos or opening a window for sight-seeing​ Some animals enjoy watching videos on a TV or computer There are bird videos on Youtube for your cat to watch and enjoy Opening the blinds of your home windows allows your pets to see the outside world, from the safety of the indoors. ​ Animals love different and new smells ​ You can put a few drops of diluted essential oils like lavender, cherry, vanilla, etc. (Always dilute the essential oils, as animals can be delicate to strong smells. Do not put essential oils on your pets body.) Kitties love catnip! Always let your dog sniff on walks, dogs love to sniff new things. ​ Touch ​​ Some animals enjoy soft things to lay on, try offering your furry friend a padded pet bed or fluffy blanket for them to rest on.​ Cats really enjoy scratching and using their nails! Offer them appropriate things to scratch on like cat trees or cardboard!