Meridian Canine Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill canine rescue dedicated to giving homeless and owner surrendered dogs a second chance. We have both a facility and a network of foster homes, several staff members, great business partnerships, and a whole bunch of awesome volunteers — all of which help us care for dogs in need.
We strongly believe that no dog should walk alone. That’s why we strive to provide a safe environment and exceptional quality of life to our dogs.
openly and honestly representing ourselves and our organization to others
telling our dogs’ unique stories, advocating for their needs, and embracing their quirks
standing up for our dogs now and in the future and giving them every chance to find their best home
having compassion, understanding, and respect for the feelings of both dogs and humans
One of our resident dogs, Gracie lives in a foster home while she undergoes behavioral modification.
Mae is the life of any party. She's a talented singer, and she's always ready for fun.
This little man wants to be your cuddle buddy. He lives for attention.
Ruby and her duck have been waiting for over a year. This special girl thinks it's about time for a home.
See who's available for adoption
At a Glance
Dogs are individuals
We view each dog as an individual with unique needs and personality traits. That’s why you won’t find breed labels around here.
We believe in modern, science-based training. We choose non-aversive methods to build trust and encourage positive behaviors.
Our donors support our work and allow us to save more lives. As a 501c3 nonprofit with no contracts or major funding sources, we rely on the generosity of dog lovers.
Dogs are never euthanized for lack of space or money. We help each dog to the very best of our ability, and we maintain a live outcome rate of over 99%.
- 3 Handling Levels
- 2 Active Committees
- 7 Position Types
- Monthly Orientation
- Classes + Workshops
- 5 Full-Time
- 2 Part-Time
- 24/7 Support
- Program Management
- 3 Officers
- $280k annual budget
- Monthly Meetings
- Quarterly Reviews
- Strategic Planning
Volunteering here fills my heart with joy! It’s the best part of my week because I feel like I’m making a small difference for the dogs in our care. The dogs are so loving and happy to see me when I get off work. They love to go for walks with me. Sometimes we sit and watch baseball for a while or the other dogs at the play park. And, when the dogs get adopted into new families that love them and you get updates with pictures, well I’ll admit it, little happy tears well up in my eyes. It’s the place to be where you’ll make lots of new friends — human and canine.
Have you been thinking about adoption? Are you ready to fall in love? Find out more about our adoption process.
Whether we’re hosting events at our facility or attending them off-site, MCR is always active in our local community.
Our dogs receive on-site behavioral support, daily kennel enrichment, and positive reinforcement training.
Thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses, the sponsorship program helps us to continue saving lives.
We’re here to help dogs in need. Staff reviews all requests and schedules intake for dogs who are accepted.
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We're ready for an amazing year -- are you?
We are excited to share our work with you, and 2019 is already shaping up to be a productive, transformative year for our organization. Join us as we save lives.
Open Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm
501 E Scenery Ln, Ste 100
Meridian, ID 83642